Ann Arbor Halloween is a very busy time. Over the years, I’ve discovered that there are tons of great events. Plus, it is always the month that generates the most page views on Ann Arbor with Kids. With this in mind, I’ve compiled the 2016 Ann Arbor Halloween Guide.Washtenaw Halloween Happenings

My Favorite Ann Arbor Halloween Events

For years my favorite Ann Arbor Halloween event is the Main Street Treat Parade. I can’t believe it’s been 6 years since we’ve participated (we last participated in 2011 when my daughter was in Kindergarten).

Ann Arbor Halloween Events - Main Street Treat Parade

Now that my daughter has gotten older, one of our favorite Halloween activities is the UM Museum of Natural History’s Family Halloween Party held the Sunday before Halloween. Be warned that it is typically a very crowded event – and probably more so this year since the museum will be closed for a 2018. It is best to arrive early.

Ann Arbor Halloween Events - Family Halloween Party at UM Museum of Natural History

My Pick for a Newer Event

Last year was the first year for ypsiGLOW. ypsiGLOW is from WonderFool Productions – the organizers of FestiFools and FoolMoon. On Friday, October 27 there will be a procession of illuminated art, live music, etc on Washington St. in Downtown Ypsilanti. My daughter and I had a great time at last year’s inaugural event.

YpsiGLOW - Dance Party

Events Beyond the Ann Arbor Area

Beyond the immediate Ann Arbor area, there are a few other great events that are worth a trip.

We can’t wait to go to Halloween at Greenfield Village again this year. Get your tickets now because many time slots are sold out.

Greenfield Village Hallowe'en - Welcome

The Toledo Zoo’s Little Boo at the Zoo and Pumpkin Path are great events that my daughter always loved. Unfortunately our schedule is so busy with sports and scouts that we haven’t had the time to attend Pumpkin Path in recent years.

Pumpkin Path at Toledo Zoo - Great Pumpkin

Cedar Point also offers fun Halloweekends with the spooky Haunt at night and the kid-friendly Great Pumpkin Fest during the day. Plus, there are plenty of thrills with the roller coasters.

7 Tips for Halloweekends at Cedar Point

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Free Take It Home Kit
at Joann Fabric, Ann Arbor Mcihigan
Free Take It Home Kit
at Joann Fabric, Ypsilanti Michigan


at Downtown Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Michigan
We're still waiting on details for 2022 including workshops leading up to the event. But, the theme has been announced: Where the Wild Things Glow. https://www.facebook.com/ypsiglow/posts/pfbid0PgYNTrJ8Yp1EP65Gw1hESYq42sKqBL7j6cX4i4aKPRVsXwUVxP6WbzMr6ZRnJaZal?cft[0]=AZVtX-qPc76Ph_YdKUx-314KgPRmXttse8JbhX7I_GdvR3zbb7ZiNOvWLHTuX3TBGtkByqMr6hUvwTOmnBJJDM_eLchkhxTU0hrjPY6PLnkqwmhV_RllFluiybisChQ9rRc_aoEAVaN01bU1HXpu9yl54EMjK4q3Lx5c7zCWU2_2aCdqs2qQlFxZHWEDZeLQ0Fs&tn=%2CO%2CP-R Get more detail about ypsiGLOW 2021 in our article: 2021 ypsiGLOW Expands Programming Throughout Ypsilanti ypsiGLOW is a WonderFools production (the same people who...Read More

Halloween Downtown Trick or Treat

at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI
The Main Street Treat Parade will return in 2022 and is staying on the weekend. It will be Sunday, October 30. No further details for 2022 have been announced yet. 2021 Writeup Below Ann Arbor's Main Street Area Association is bringing back the annual Halloween Treat Parade with a twist....Read More
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