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It's time for haunted houses, ghouls and goblins. For bite-size Reese's, Snickers and candy corn. And for creepy movies, costume contests and events for all ages that turn Halloween from an evening event to a month-long celebration of all things spooky and sweet.

bat attack reverse smallOctober 7-23, Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo
What’s scarier than lions and tigers and bears in the flesh? For three weekends in October, the Detroit Zoo’s “merry not scary” event invites guests of all ages to trick-or-treat at the Zoo.

October 13, Hocus Pocus and October 27, Halloween at The Henry Ford
For this month’s Throwback Thursday films, The Henry Ford give two classic Halloween tales the Giant Screen Experience.

October 14-30, Hallowe’en in Greenfield at Greenfield Village
Follow more than 1,000 carved jack-o-lanterns and costumed characters through this family-friendly evening.

October 21-23, Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science
Make sure you’re wearing a costume for the Institute’s most popular annual event, exploring scientific Halloween fun for all ages!

October 22, Philharmonic Phright Night presented by the Michigan Philharmonic
Spooky tunes are the night’s repertoire during this Halloween-themed Pops concert.

October 28, Mystery Dinner at Meadow Brook Hall
It's an evening of murder, mystery and mayhem, while enjoying a three-course meal and cocktails in historic Meadow Brook Hall.hauntedhalloweenPhoto courtesy of the Arab American National Museum

October 29, Halloween at Hogwarts at Orchestra Hall
Detroit Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Michelle Merrill presents a Harry Potter medley, followed by their annual costume contest.

October 29, Trick-or-Treat at Troy Historic Village
Don your favorite superhero costume for an afternoon of trick-or-treating.

October 29, Haunted Halloween Family Party at the Arab American National Museum
Trick-or-treat in museum galleries during this annual event. 

October 30, Treats in the Streets at Detroit Historical Museum
Take the kids through a journey in time as they trick-or-treat in the Streets of Old Detroit.

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