Halloween isn’t just a day in Grand Rapids – it’s several weeks’ worth of weird, wild, wacky, wonderful activities and events for all ages. Popular annual attractions include The Haunt, one of Michigan’s must-see haunted attractions, and The Great Pumpkin Train, a riotous railroad ride with a wacky cast of singing and dancing characters. Zoo Goes Boo at John Ball Zoo is a week’s worth of trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment and games, and Blandford Nature Center always serves up a diverse lineup of eerie delights.

There are haunted forests and corn mazes to explore (if you dare), spooky walking and running tours, scary movies for all ages and endless neighborhood trick-or-treat/trunk-and-treat celebrations. And, of course, numerous bars and nightclubs host Halloween parties and costume contests for adults.

Keep your October calendar open and check back here starting in September for all the details on this year’s Halloween happenings!