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Trick or Treat & Halloween Parties in West Michigan

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The skies are heavy with ominous clouds. Biting cold air envelops our bodies and the trees are ablaze with color. It’s late October- time for pumpkins, ghouls, and witches to come out and scare innocent souls, in search of a treat. 

Of course, we’re talking about Halloween, that most frightening time of year. West Michigan is not only beautiful in October, but there are plenty of annual events to satisfy the timid and those that dare to be scared!

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In addition to Trick-or-Treating, check out the other fun fall events that are usually scheduled around the area.

West Michigan Communities That Typically Host Trick or Treating:

  • Downtown Pentwater Merchants
  • Downtown Manistee Merchants 
  • Downtown Ludington Merchants
  • New Era 1st Street Trick or Treat
  • Downtown Hart
  • City of Hart
  • Village of Pentwater 
  • City of Ludington
  • Scottville
  • Rothbury
  • Shelby
  • Hesperia
  • City of Manistee

West Michigan Trunk-or-Treat Events and Halloween Parties Currently Scheduled

Mason County

  • Sunday, October 13th, 2024 from 1-5pm – Mom’ster Bash sponsored by WMOM Radio – The COMPLETELY free event is open to the public and includes food, hay rides, trick or treat bags, face painting, balloon animals, multiple bounce houses, costume contest for those age 12 and under, and much more. Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 US-10, Ludington. Limited to 2,500 people. 
  • Saturday, October 19th, 2024 from 3-6pm –  Haunted Village & Trick or Treat at Historic White Pine Village – 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Oceana County

  • Saturday, October 26th, 2024 from 12-2pm – Spooktacular in Downtown Pentwater – Costume contest, scavenger hunt,  and candy bags. Trick-or-Treating to downtown merchants. For detailed information, visit pentwater.org.

Benzie County

  • Saturday, October 26th, 2024 from 12-2pm – Spooktacular in Downtown Pentwater – Costume contest, scavenger hunt,  and candy bags. Trick-or-Treating to downtown merchants. For detailed information, visit pentwater.org.
  • Thursday, October 31st, 2024 from 5-8pm – Trunk or Treat on Main Street, Frankfort.

West Michigan Trunk-or-Treat Events and Halloween Parties That Are Typically Held

Mason County

  • Halloween Costume Party Skate at West Shore Community Ice Arena – 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville. Admission is $10 per person and skate rental is $3 per pair. Event includes refreshments, skating (with strobe lighting, party-lights and music), costume contest with prizes, and spooky-treat-themed bake sale.
  • Trunk or Treat at Betten -Baker Ford- 3045 US-10, Ludington.
  • Halloween Party at Legacy Plaza sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union – This free event is open to the public and includes games, prizes, treats, and activities.
  • Pumpkins in the Parking Lot at St. John’s Lutheran Church – 209 N. Rowe St. in Ludington. Treats, snacks, and music provided.
  • Trunk or Treat at Custer VFW Post 5096 – 2022 State St., Custer.
  • Trunk or Treat & Book Walk at Ludington Elementary School to benefit the Ludington Girls Basketball Program – Admittance is a cash donation and the event includes candy, fun games, and prizes. Lakeside Wiener Wagon will be onsite serving a free hot dog to each attendee, courtesy of the Great Start Collaborative. There will also be a FREE Book Walk where families can read the story “Monster Boogie” behind the school- 5571 W. Bryant Rd., Ludington.
  • Trunk or Treat at Ludington United Methodist Church – 5810 Bryant Rd. 
  • Trunk or Treat at Our Savior Lutheran Church – 765 W. US-10, Scottville. 
  • Trunk or Treat at St. Paul United Methodist Church – 3212 W. Kinney Rd. in Ludington.
  • Trunk or Treat at the Freesoil Senior Center – 8480 N. Democrat St., Free Soil.
  • Trick or Treating at West Shore Family Support – 603 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington. Treats, cider, and donuts will be available.
  • Trunk or Treat at Mason County Central School – 300 W. Broadway St., Scottville.
  • Tents & Treats at Cornerstone Baptist Church – Trick-or-treat in the parking lot. Attendees should enter off Nelson Rd. and park on the West side of the parking lot. Exit will be off the north driveway to Lawndale St. Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington.

Oceana County

  • Trunk or Treat & Book Walk The free event includes candy, fun games, and prizes. There will also be a FREE Book Walk where families can read the story “Monster Boogie”. Oceana County Department of Health & Human Services- 4081 W. Polk Rd., Hart.
  •  Trunk or Treat at the Oceana County Council on Aging – 4250 W. Tyler Rd., Hart.
  • Halloween Dance at Spitler Elementary School – 302 Johnson St., Hart. Cost is $10/family and the event is sponsored by the Spitler PTO. Event includes DJ, snacks, and activities.
  • Trunk or Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church – 5631 W. Stony Lake Rd., New Era.
  • Trunk or Treat at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #1354 – 108 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
  • Tractors & Treats at the Oceana County Fairgrounds – 1025 S. State St., Hart.
  • Walkerville Community Trick-or-Treat & Fellowship at Walkerville Wesleyan Church – 144 S. Hamon St., Walkerville.
  • Trunk or Treat at Faith Covenant Church – 475 8th St. in Manistee. Event includes free candy.
  • Drive Thru Trick or Treat at the Rothbury Community Center – 7160 S. Oceana Dr., Rothbury. Goody bags and hot dogs will be handed out.
  • Trick or treating at Oceana County Medical Care Facility – 701 E. Main St., Hart.
  • Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church – 3258 N. 72nd Ave. in Hart.
  • Trunk or Treat – downtown Shelby.

Manistee County

  • Trunk or Treat at the Manistee County Fairgrounds – 7587 1st St., Onekama. (Prior to Bump ‘n Run & Demo Derby)
  • Spooktacular Youth Party at Armory Youth Project – 555 1st St., Manistee. All students in 6-12th grade are invited and admission is free to registered youth. Call (231) 299-1205 or visit armoryyouthproject.com to register. Event includes pumpkin painting, weenie roast, Halloween Bingo, DJ, games, costume contest, and more.
  • Trunk or Treat at Aki Community Center – 2953 Shaw Be Quo Ung, Manistee.
  • Daddy/Daughter Dance & Halloween Party at the Onekama School Cafeteria – Cost is $20/couple and includes digital photo and glow bracelets. There will also be a costume contest and concessions available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Onekama High School Class of 2027.
  • Trunk or Treat at Dickson Township Park – 14270 Brethren Blvd. in Brethren. Sponsored by the Brethren Boosters Club.
  • Trick or Treating at Green Acres Assisted Living – 1835 12th St., Manistee. The event will include candy, drinks, snacks, and games. 
  • Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Party at Maple Grove Community Center – 9208 Kauko St., Kaleva. Costume parade with judging at 7pm. Prizes in six categories. Hot dogs, chips, drink for $2 donation.
  • Copemish/Cleon Townships Trunk or Treat – Lewis Memorial Kid’s Park, Copemish. Event includes free hot dogs, candy, and prizes for best trunk. For more information, call Shannon at (231) 285-1466.

Lake County

  • Trunk or Treat at Hollister Senior Center – 1505 Michigan Ave., Baldwin.

Stay tuned for information on Halloween Parties & Trick-or-Treating in West Michigan for 2024!

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