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Spooktacular Transit-Friendly Halloween Destinations

Halloween Destinations

It’s the most spooktacular time of year! Let us be your ride to all of the Halloween fun taking place throughout Grand Rapids.

With Halloween landing on a Wednesday this year, there’s a number of exciting and spooky events taking place before and after All Hallows Eve. Leave your car at home (especially if you’re planning on celebrating with Halloween drinks) and let us get you where you need to go.

Treat Stops

If you and your family love trick-or-treating, there’s a lot more than just visits your neighbors to fill up on candy!

Get dressed up and catch a ride to John Ball Zoo for Zoo Goes Boo. Enjoy trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, cool decorations, games and animal fun on Oct. 26-28.

The Monster Mash at the Kroc Center welcomes costumed visitors for a truck-or-treat occasion around the campus on Oct. 26.

Dawn your costume and Trick or Treat at Fulton Street Farmer’s Market on Oct. 27! This event includes pumpkin decorating, cider, donuts and other Halloween goodies.

Some other “trunk or treat” destinations worth checking out 🍫 🍬 🍭:

Spooktacular Activities For Little Ghouls

Make the most out of Halloween with unique experiences that aren’t just about collecting candy.

Creep through an enchanted forest and get an up-close look at animals during hOWLween at Blandford Nature Center on Oct. 25.

Enjoy creepy crawly fun for the whole family at the Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s Spooktacular! Taking place from Oct. 26 – 28.

Watch a free showing of Hotel Transylvania 3 for kids age 12 and under at Celebration Cinema from Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Show times vary per cinema location.

Enjoy the fall air with the Alger Heights Halloween 5K/10K Run and Walk & Kids Fun Run.  This annual family-friendly takes place on Oct. 27.

Día de los Muertos at Grand Rapids Public Library celebrates the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead” with memorial altars created by local residents. Visit this event from Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Frightening Fun

If you want to partake in a bit of fright, we have a few ideas for you.

Wealthy Theatre celebrates the season with a Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival of spine-tingling movies, October 23-27, plus two showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 30.

Give an escape room a try! Locked 460 Escape Rooms has some fun, creepy escape room experiences for those who are brave enough to put themselves to the test.

Monster Mash Pit Stops

Get a costume and get your groove on! There’s no shortage of Halloween parties to add to your calendar.

Make an appearance at the Halloween Block Party at Garage Bar & Grill on Oct. 27. There will be a costume contest, outdoor beer tent, DJ and more.

Looking for a classy party? Don’t miss the Masquerade Ball at the Ambrosia Theater on Oct. 27. Dawn your costume and experience amazing circus performers, aerial artists and more while dancing the night away.

Monster’s Ball 2018 at 20 Monroe Live features Grand Rapids’ hottest DJs plus stilt walkers, aerialists, acrobats, illusionists and other entertainers on Oct. 27.

The JW Marriott hosts Just Wicked 2018 – Seven Deadly Sins on Oct. 27. Craft a fabulous costume and join the party!

Plan your trip.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.