Halloween 2022 is right around the corner and we have 40+ awesome kid friendly events and activities right here in Metro Detroit to get out and enjoy with the family this October! So get those jock-o-lanterns carved, get your costume ready and let’s dive right in!
We’re going to start off with our Top 3 Halloween/October event recommendations for the month, but be sure to review the rest of the list below for links to all of the spooktacular things to do to make the most of your Halloween season!
Last Two Weeks of October
117 Tillson St #121, Romeo, MI 48065
Terror on Tillson Street is a free, family friendly event which takes place every year in Romeo, MI during the month of October. Typically when you visit Tillson Street during the year you’ll find the street lined with charming, historic homes dating back to the 1850’s, but don’t let that charm fool you. Each October over 30 of these homes are elaborately decorated by the homeowners to take Halloween to the next level while creating a safe environment for families and trick-or-treaters alike! This event does draw massive crowds, however the street is closed down to traffic during designated trick-or-treat hours.
Not only is this free event fully funded by the generous homeowners of Tillson Street who hand out over 60,000 pieces of candy each year, but it also greatly benefits the community through fund-raisers of selling Tillson Street t-shirts and cookbooks. Proceeds raised go to the Romeo High School vocational and athletic programs, US Veterans, and a special day organized in combination with the Kids Kicking Cancer Organization where about 50 children and their families that are fighting juvenile cancer visit are provided an exclusive day on Tillson Street for trick-or-treating.
For the best experience, we recommend visiting Tillson Street for your trick-or-treating, or closer to the end of the month when decorations are more likely to be complete.
For additional info click HERE
October 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30 (4:30-9:30pm)
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village returns to the Henry Ford for their 42nd annual tradition! Beginning October 6, taking place every Thursday to Sunday until the end of the month, visit Greenfield Village for harvest markets, fall themes, ghostly performances and more! As “Michigan’s premier outdoor October celebration” attendees can expect a host of activities sure to entertain the whole family. Choose to stroll through the village during the day to enjoy the festivities of the Fall Flavor Weekends and a harvest theme, or visit after twilight for a more spooky experience. You can also purchase a ticket to take a ride on the Halowe’en Express for a ghoulish ride through Greenfield Village. More than 50 costumed characters will be wandering the grounds, including the Grim Reaper, Peter Pan, & Alice in Wonderland and don’t forget to take a stroll down the illuminated jack-o-lantern path while taking in the sights and sounds of the fully decorated village!
Please note that tickets are required for entry and this event DOES SELL OUT quickly each year.
For tickets and info click HERE
October 8-9, 15-16, 21-23 from 2-6pm
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Zoo Boo, a “merry-not-so-scary celebration” presented by Beaumont Children’s Hospital will be taking place on select dates during the month of October giving children and families the chance to wander the zoo during special themed weekends! There will also be trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo in addition to Halloween face painting, strolling entertainment, photo opportunities, education stations, along with special Halloween themed enrichment activities taking place each day at various animal habitats. Costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event, with general admission rates of $17-$23 with children under the age of 2 permitted free, not including parking ($8). You can also round out your trip by adding on the 4K Theater Experience for an additional $7, which also comes with your choice of the carousel or train ride.