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    Pumpkins at the Meijer Gardens

    Halloween in Grand Rapids

    Halloween isn’t just day in Grand Rapids – it’s an entire month full of weird, wild, wacky, wonderful activities and events for all ages!

    Trick or Treat

    In addition to going door-to-door in residential neighborhoods, kids can wear costumes and gather treats at these special events:

    Zoo Goes Boo at John Ball Zoo features special animal demos and live entertainment. Oct. 28-30.

    Trunk n’ Treat at Bethany Christian Services Conference Center invites you to decorate your car trunk for the holiday or just stop by with the kids for fun – tables will be decorated inside if it rains. Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Trick or Treat at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum includes spooky art projects – and kids can continue trick or treating after the event at the businesses along Monroe Center. Thursday, Oct. 27.

    hOWLween at Blandford Nature Center gives kids an up-close look at Blandford animals after dark. Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Kid’s Night Out BOO BASH at MVP Sportsplex is a night of spooky games, swimming, pizza and more – wear a bathing suit, not a costume. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Monster Mash at the Kroc Center welcomes costumed visitors to “trunk or treat” around the campus. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Trick or Treat at the GRAM

    Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts “The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time,” complete with art-making, story time and a costume show. Saturday, Oct. 29.

    Family Fun

    Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery celebrates the 50th anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” with a Peanuts-themed corn maze, photo ops with Peanut characters and more. Through Nov. 5.

    Frederik Meijer Gardens Pumpkin

    Día de los Muertos: Honoring Day of the Dead at the Grand Rapids Public Library explores the Mexican holiday celebrating family and friends who have passed on. Oct. 27 - Nov. 1.

    Brush Studio offers a Family Morning! class teaching participants to paint the Halloween favorite, “Spooky Moon.” Saturday, Oct. 28.

    The Coopersville & Marne Railway presents The Famous Pumpkin Train, a 90-minute ride with a cast of entertaining characters followed by a visit to the pumpkin patch. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30.

    Pick your Halloween pumpkins, wander a corn maze, go on a hayride and more at the 20 or so farms of Kent Harvest Trails.

    Kent Harvest Trails

    • Throughout Kent County
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • (616) 293-2600
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    Haunted Happenings

    The Forest of Fear is an interactive, self-guided walk though five chilling acres of woods and swamps haunted by ghosts and ghouls. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29.

    The Witches of New Salem and New Salem Corn Maze offer a wide variety of attractions – they’re kid-friendly during the daytime and super-scary after dark! Weekends through Oct. 30, plus Halloween night, Oct. 31.

    The Haunt includes indoor and outdoor attractions featuring Hollywood-quality sets and special effects. Weekends throughout October, plus two Thursdays (Oct. 20 and 27) and Monday, Oct. 31.

    The “Ghosts of Grand Rapids” Walking Tour explores the haunted history of downtown buildings. Oct. 28.

    Ghosts of Grand Rapids Tours

    • Tours Begin/End at Veteran's Memorial Park
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • (269) 216-9727
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    Adult Thrills & Chills

    The Meanwhile Bar and Wealthy Theatre team up to present classic scary movies on the big screen: Psycho (Oct. 25).

    The Downtown Market offers two classes designed to make you the perfect Halloween host: Jack O’Drinks (Oct. 22) focuses on pumpkin-themed spirits, and The Booooooozy Halloween Cocktail Party (Oct. 25) teaches you how to make spooky drinks along with an appetizer and dessert.

    Just Wicked at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids is a costume contest and dance party hosted by DJ Composition. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Stella’s Gets Stranger Halloween Party is themed around the “Stranger Things” Netflix show, with related food and drink specials. Saturday, Oct. 29.

    A Stranger Waldron – Stranger Things Halloween Party is being thrown in conjunction with the Stella's Stranger Things Halloween Party. Saturday, Oct. 29

    The Sailor Kicks Halloween Party at Vander Mill Cider includes live Ska/Americana music with local band The Sailor Kicks. Saturday, Oct. 29.

    Halloween Weekend at the B.O.B. includes a Devil’s Night Pre-Party (Oct. 28) and Fear Factory Halloween Party with costume contest (Oct. 29) – both feature live entertainment and DJs plus multiple floors of fearsome fun.

    Fall Frollics

    Color tours, harvest festivals, autumn blooms and art everywhere.

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