Grand Rapids Halloween Events 2024

Spooktacular Halloween Events

West Michigan loves to celebrate Halloween. Just a glance at the number of pop-up Halloween events and Halloween activities happening in greater Grand Rapids tells the story.

Follow the trick-or-treat trail at John Ball Zoo, go to a pumpkin festival, get scared in a haunted forest, check out a corn maze, take a spooky hike, trunk-or-treat to your heart’s content, paint pumpkins, visit with nighttime animals – the options for Halloween events go on and on!

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GRCM has been a playful destination in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for over 25 years and 4 million guests!

Ongoing Halloween Events

These Halloween events are happening more than one time in October 2024.

We will be updating this list throughout the month, so check back often for new Halloween events.

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One of a Kind Halloween Events

If unique events are more your speed, consider one of these nontraditional celebrations.

Indoor Halloween Events

The roundup of spots to get your Halloween on, regardless of the weather.

Free Halloween Events

Trick-or-treating isn’t the only affordable way to enjoy the spooky holiday. Find lots of free or low-cost activities happening around GR this year.

Grand Rapids Halloween Events for Adults

Let’s face it – dressing up in a rad costume is even more fun for adults. We can really get into it with wild makeup and hair and costumes that can really knock your socks off.

So don’t forget to set aside time for grown up celebrations.

Glamoween Gala

Fri Oct 13 2023, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
The Atrium at Uccello’s • 118 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Get ready for a night of of glitz and glam at the Glamoween Gala, where Halloween meets your best creativity! Put on your most glamorous costume and prepare for a night filled with photography, costume contest, music, dancing, and food.

Spooky Spirits Halloween Cocktail Class

Tues Oct 22, 2024, 6 PM – 9 PM
New Holland Brewing – Grand Rapids Brewpub (The Knickerbocker) • 417 Bridge Street Northwest, Grand Rapids

This spooktacular event is your ticket to an evening filled with potions, tricks, and treats. Dress in your favorite costume and create Halloween-themed cocktails. Offered at all locations.

7th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

Sat, Oct 26, 2024, 4 PM – midnight
The Tin Can • 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI

$1000 Costume contest prize, 2+ drinks with ticket, drink & food specials, waved cover at 7+ venues, professional photos (Sat only) & more.

Murder Mystery: A Masquerade Dinner

Sat, Oct 28, 5 PM
Creston Brewery
1504 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder at this masquerade ball murder mystery party! It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party! Costumes encouraged. 

Trunk or Treat Halloween Events

There are so many trunk-or-treat Halloween events in Grand Rapids that it’s impossible to hit them all. If you get lucky, you can find a couple close to each other at the same time and visit more than one in one outing. That’s how you really cash in on the Mom Tax!


Trick or Treating Hours

Halloween is on a Monday this year. Some neighborhoods move their official trick-or-treat times.


Halloween Light Shows & Decorated Houses

As October 31 approaches, take an evening to drive around town to see spooky Halloween houses and Halloween Light shows.


Haunted Forests, Mazes & More

There are haunted attractions popping up all around Grand Rapids just in time for Halloween, from haunted houses to haunted hayrides to haunted mazes.


Pumpkin Patches

Grab a wagon and pick a perfect pumpkin.


Zoo Goes Boo & Other Halloween Themed Animal Events

Zoo Goes Boo at John Ball Zoo is one of those popular local Halloween events that families return to year after year.

Similar “Halloween with the animals” events have popped up in West Michigan over the past few years.


Happy Haunting!

No matter how many or few festivities you attend, we hope you enjoy making Halloween memories with your kids!

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3 thoughts on “Grand Rapids Halloween Events 2024”

  1. My nephew has a severe peanut allergy that has caused him to go into anaphylaxis shock at least than 2 years old. Cross contamination from candy in the same container is a concern. Are there any events that are specifically safe for kids with nut allergies?

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