October in Southwest Michigan is filled with colorful leaves, apple cider, corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patch visits and orchard adventures; but let’s not forget about all the spooky Halloween happenings that are just around the corner. Check out these family-friendly Halloween events and local trick-or-treat times.
Saturday, Oct. 28
“Legend of Sleepy Hallow” - Bridgman High School Performing Arts Center, 1:30 p.m.
GreatWorks Theatre Co. will perform this classic Washington Irving tale. Free tickets available at Bridgman Public Library.
Haunted Scarousel - Silver Beach Carousel, St. Joseph, Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Ride the Haunted “Scarousel” all weekend long! The Carousel House will be decorated from top to bottom in Halloween décor and be sure not to miss the Halloween-themed train display!
Three Oaks Trick-or-Treat - 4-6 p.m.
Halloween Miniature Train Rides - Eden Springs Park, Benton Harbor, Saturday, 5-8 p.m.; Sunday, 4-8 p.m.
Take a spooky train ride on Saturday or Sunday and see what ghosts you can see along the way! Tickets are $3 per ride, kids three and under ride free.
Halloween Happening - Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles, 6-8 p.m.
Wear your creepiest costume and trick-or-treat in the gardens, listen to spooky stories and make Halloween crafts.
Weesaw Township Kids Halloween Party - Weesaw Township Fire Department, 7 p.m.
This 50-year-old tradition will have hayrides, a costume contest and sweet treats for everyone.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Halloween Parade - Downtown New Buffalo, 1:45 p.m.
New Buffalo Trick-or-Treat - 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Kids Trick-or-Treat – Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven, 4-6 p.m.
Toddlers to age 10 can collect treats from five different stations around the Museum campus. Costumes and an accompanying adult are a must for this fun family event.
St. Joseph Trick-or-Treat - Downtown Merchants, 4:30-6 p.m.; City-wide, 6-7:30 p.m.
Benton Harbor Arts District – Merchants and Galleries, 4:30-6 p.m.
Covert Trick-or-Treat - 5-6 p.m.
Coloma Trick-or-Treat - 5-7 p.m.
Watervliet Trick-or-Treat - 5-7:30 p.m.
Benton Harbor Trick-or-Treat - 5:30-7:30pm
Bangor Trick-or-Treat - 5:30-7 p.m.
Bridgman Trick-or-Treat - 5:30-7 p.m.
Lake Township Trick-or-Treat - 5:30-7 p.m.
South Haven Trick-or-Treat - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Dowagiac Trick-or-Treat - 6-7 p.m.
Dowagiac Trunk-or-Treat - First United Methodist Church, Federated Covenant Church, 6-7 p.m.
Benton Township Trick-or-Treat - 6-7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Township Trick-or-Treat - 6-7:30 p.m.
Royalton Township Trick-or-Treat - 6-7:30 p.m.
Hartford Trick-or-Treat - 6-8 p.m.