It is finally that time of year — the time of year where ghosts, ghouls, and goblins come out to play; the time of year where everything tastes like pumpkin and there is a feeling of excitement and rapture in the crisp, fall air; the time of year where it is perfectly acceptable to demand candy from strangers and to dress up as a fictional character from your favorite book or film. It is time for Halloween. If you live in Detroit, you know that we take Halloween very seriously. At The Lofts of Merchants Row, we don’t just pride ourselves in offering up superb apartment amenities, we pride ourselves in our love for all-things-Halloween. Here is a roundup of the best Halloween events in the Motor City:
Date and Time: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday
The Detroit Zoo’s annual event, Zoo Boo includes a half-mile-long trick-or-treating trail throughout the zoo, a haunted house, and more not-so-spooky activities for children and adults alike! Cost is $10 in advance and $8 for parking. Tickets sell out quickly!
Date and Time: October 27 at 11:00 a.m.
Harry Potter is brought to life with an array of musical fan-favorite selections by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Call 313-576-5111 for cost details.
Date and Time: Weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and weekends from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The annual Wilson Barn Pumpkin Fest features an array of pumpkins, gourds, and cornstalks for sale as well as pony and hayrides, crafts, a haunted barn, and more. Cost is free for admission and $1 for the haunted barn.
Date and Time: October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 7:00 p.m.
The Penn Theatre brings back classic Halloween films every Thursday in the month of October. Frankenstein will play on 10/4, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on 10/11, Dracula on 10/18, and Costello Meet Frankenstein on 10/25. Cost is $3.
Date and Time: October 12-14, 18-21, 25-28 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
This mile-long path takes you on a tour through Greenfield Village for trick-or-treating where you will be met by an array of costumed characters. Cost is $17 and $6 for parking.
Date and Time: October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
This festival is all about jack-o’-lanterns. Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin carving, and music all day long. Cost is $5-$8.
Date and Time: October 13, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m.
The fourth annual Monster Mash at Rolling Hills County Park offers up costume contests, hayrides, games, and face painting. Cost is $6 per person or $22-$25 per family.
There are more than just nice apartments in Detroit. After you’ve settled into your loft at The Lofts of Merchants Row, head to one of these amazing Halloween events. Don’t forget to bring an empty stomach and a large pillowcase to stuff with candy.