7 Spooky Fun Activities to Do In Ann Abor This Halloween

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Candlelight Ann Arbor: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

First Presbyterian Church – 1432 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: $35-55 depending on seating zone
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Ann Arbor. Get your tickets now to discover the spookiest Halloween inspired music at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Matthaei Botanical Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd Ann Arbor

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $15/Person
Celebrate Halloween with Matthaei Botanical Garden’s Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves. There will be time in the garden with pumpkins, masks, and more harvest fun. The evening ends with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home. Activities include Jack O’Lantern Trail – follow trail of carved pumpkins with fun and scary shapes/facesLantern CraftLantern ParadeMagic Tricks – by Michigan MagicShadow Puppets by Patrick ElkinsActivity StationCider & Donuts Come to this family event in costume (No weapons, real or fake). There will be 2 sessions – Friday night and Saturday night. Tickets are required and typically sell out quickly.

Trick or Treat on the River

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022

Gallup Park – 3000 Fuller Rd Ann Arbor

Time: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Cost: $22/boat
Trick or Treat on the River returns to Gallup Park for 2022 after a 2 year hiatus. At this time information is tentative until the event is formally announced. They are currently recruiting Give365 Volunteers and only volunteer information is available. If you or your tween/teen would like to volunteer, please sign up here. The event starts at the Gallup Canoe Livery. As you paddle around Gallup Pond there will be costumed creatures handing out treats and candy (be sure to bring a treat bag – possibly even water proof). Participants are encouraged to dress in costume.

Macramé Ghosts

Date: Friday October 21, 2022

Pittsfield Branch Library – 2359 Oak Valley Dr Ann Arbor
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free
Make an extra cute and ever-so-slightly spooky decoration for your home! This simple macramé craft is ghoulish enough for Halloween but tasteful enough to display year round. For teens & adults.


Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Dexter District Library – 3255 Alpine St Dexter
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: Free
Teens & Tweens can head to Dexter District Library to make Zom-Beanies – zombie inspired hats. Stay warm this spooky season with a fun hat craft! Take a plain beanie and add eyes, stitches, and of course brains to turn it into a zom-beanie. Registration is required.

Hocus Pocus

Date: Sunday October 23, 2022

Michigan Theater – 603 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: $8.50/child, senior, student, $10.50/adult
Michigan Theater is playing Hocus Pocus this fall in the main auditorium. After watching Hocus Pocus, head home to watch the sequel on Disney+

Not-Too-Scary StoryBook Trail

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Baker Woods Preserve – 11914 Trinkle Rd Dexter
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: Free
Chelsea District Library & Washtenaw County Parks & Rec are creating a StoryBook trail with a not-too-scary story along a half-mile trail. Costumes are encouraged. Families can start anytime from 4:30-6:30p and will get a treat at the end.

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