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11 Events That Make Kalamazoo The Place to be For Halloween Lovers

Posted on September 25th, 2017

The amount of diverse Halloween events in Kalamazoo makes it the ideal place to be for those who delight in all things that celebrate the spooky, spine-chilling and mysterious! 

In this list you will find events that are appropriate for all ages, so be prepared this Halloween by creating your own personal itinerary to share with friends and family! 



Haunted History of Kalamazoo Historic Walking Tours 

Saturday, September 30

Saturday, October 7

Saturday, October 21

Saturday, October 28

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Bronson Park
200 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 220-9496
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 on-site (if available)

The Haunted History of Kalamazoo Walking Tour begins and ends at Bronson Park, covers just over a mile and takes approximately 2 hours.

All Tours require advance registration and payment. If there are any tickets remaining the day of the tour they will be available on site; the price will be $15 for any walk-ups.



All Hallows in the Park

Sunday, October 8

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Celery Flats Historical Area
7335 Garden Lane
Portage, MI 49002 (269) 329-4522
Cost: FREE
The final edition for the season of the Celery Flats Historical Tours will feature an autumn All Hallows theme that includes a guide through Central Cemetery and some of the historical figures buried there. This event will feature carriage rides between the cemetery and Celery Flats. Other attractions will include a presentation on historical grave markings; headstone rubbings; storytelling; pumpkin bowling and demonstrations such as basket weaving, a working blacksmith shop, and candle making.
Saturday, October 14
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 979-1351
Beer lovers pour into the Zoo to savor specialty microbrews, fantastic food, and top-notch entertainment at BontebOktoberfest, one of the most popular beer events in the region.  Named for the bontebok—a rare species of antelope living on the savanna in the Zoo’s Wild Africa exhibit—this after-hours party celebrates all things “beer” and features fun and games like the Conservation Carousel Derby and chances to win prizes, all while supporting the conservation efforts of the Zoo.
October 19-29
Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek, MI 49014 (269) 979-1351
One of the Zoo’s largest and longest running fundraising events, ZooBoo is a multi-day festival of fall-themed family fun! Generations of guests have enjoyed the Trick or Treat Trail, Boo-Ville Carnival, carousel and train rides and more!  With or without costumes, it’s a merry-not-scary way to celebrate…unless you travel to Haunted Africa for a spookier thrill! 
Saturday, October 21
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm 
Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 345-6500
Cost: $5.00-$40.00
Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for an intimate evening as we enhance Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 21st. We’re bringing this 1975 musical horror comedy film to life with the enhancement of live shadow cast from the WMU Musical Theatre Department!
Tuesday, October 26
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gilmore’s Halloween Spooktacular Fundraiser 
Gilmore Car Museum 
6865 W. Hickory Rd.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Cost: Admission: Children 12 and under are FREE; Adults $5.00/person
The annual Gilmore Car Museum Spooktacular is a FUN and SAFE place to have a ghoulishly great time with the whole family! Specifically geared for kids 12 and under, the Spooktacular will feature cool cars exhibited throughout the Museum, trunk-or-treat throughout the galleries, a featured film in the theater, and special treats and samples from local businesses! Costumes are encouraged!
Friday, October 27
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
3700 E. Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060 (269) 671-2400
Cost: $55/member, $60/non-member

Looking for a night filled with suspense, entertainment and a fabulous meal? Take a crack at solving a ‘murder mystery’ while you feast on a meal that’s to die for!


Friday, October 27
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 345-6500
Cost: $5.00+
In honor of our 90th anniversary, we are taking fans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a throwback movie series! To continue our “Movies Down Memory Lane Series,” we will return attendees just a few years back to 1993 to experience the Disney Classic “Hocus Pocus” at our historic venue. Get ready to have a spooky fun time with the Sanderson sisters as they tear up the town on October 27th 2017!
October 27-29
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm ( 10/27/2017 – 10/29/2017 )
Comstock Auditorium
2107 N 26th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 341-7469
Cost: $12/adults, $10/students & seniors
Join the cast of Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale as they travel to Sleepy Hollow with Icabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. This is sure to be some spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween fun for the whole family. Kids, come dressed in costume for an extra chance to win a Door Prize!
Friday, October 27
9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally
201-299 W Water St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (269) 388-2830
Cost: FREE

Come join us for the last rally of the year! Look out for more information about a costume parade, costume contest and more here



Creatures of the Night

Saturday, October 28

4:00 pm – 12:00 am 
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave
Kalazmazoo, MI 49009
Cost: See Website
After a walk on the trail, make a craft, listen to music, enjoy a snack, and sip some cider. Join the fun by coming in costume! Tours leave approximately every 15 minutes- rain or shine- and are geared for children 12 years and younger. Meet: Visitor Center parking lot. The final tour begins at 6:30pm.




 Trips to the cider mill or pumpkin patch also make great activities around Halloween! Make sure to check out our list of