Spooky Scares, and Frightful Fun for Everyone!

From a Friday night of food trucks and dancing, to a Saturday morning run with zombies, there’s lots of frightful fun to be found this weekend. Adults can enjoy food and spirits with Halloween-themed parties Saturday night in Suttons Bay and Charlevoix, and on Sunday, you can learn more about the haunted history of Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City!

Truck-Or-Treat festival, Friday, October 26th, 3-Midnight

Held in front of the abandoned Cottage 30 building at the Village at GT Commons. Boos, Brews, Food Trucks and a Dance Party! Admission is free from 3-8pm, then from 8 to midnight it’s a 21 and older party with admission $18 in advance or $25 at the door. Live DJ and dancing, silent disco and lots more fun all night long! Get tickets at mynorthtickets.com/events/truck-or-treat-festival


10th annual TC Zombie 5k Run, Saturday, October 27th, 9am

Wear your best Zombie attire and join the crowd! This race starts and ends at Right Brain Brewery. Be sure to hang around after the race for the medal ceremony and best costumes prizes.  Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for 18 and under, and all proceeds benefit the TART Trails. Learn more at tczombierum.com


Starry Night Bash, Saturday, October 27th, 5-11pm, Starry Night Barn & Studios, Suttons Bay

Get your costume together and put on your dancing shoes for this 2nd annual event, which is family friendly and open to the public. Enjoy a hot dog bar, chili and beverages available for purchase. Bring a carved pumpkin for the Jack-o-Lantern raffle and contest! There will be games, face painting and kids games, a live DJ and more fun all night long! Admission is free, but donations are welcome, to benefit the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy.

For more info, visit starrynightbarnandstudios.com


Fright Night at the Castle, Saturday, October 27th, 6:30-11pm, Castle Farms, Charlevoix

Come out to the Castle for an adults-only spooky celebration to benefit Charlevoix Children’s House. Tickets are $60 per person and include an open bar, a catered dinner from Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, silent and live auctions, a costume contest, a live DJ and dancing! Get tickets and more info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fright-night-at-the-castle-tickets-48616380904


Halloween-Themed Cemetery Walking Tours, Sunday, October 28th, 5-6:30pm

Learn more about Oakwood Cemetery’s more famous residents with a tour led by representatives from the Traverse History Center. Start just inside the cemetery off 8th street across from the fire station in TC. Bring a flashlight. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. Learn more at traversehistory.wordpress.com

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