Spooky Season Fun in Metro Detroit

Modified: October 18, 2022 | Story by Biba Adams

There’s no better place to be in Autumn than Metro Detroit. And one of the best things about Autumn is Halloween. And while it’s a holiday that is typically for kids, there is so much fun to be had around town for grown-ups too.

There’s so much fun to be had. From music to haunted corn mazes and, of course, lots of pumpkin-themed cocktails—let’s take a look at some of the fun going down around town.

Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions

Monday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St. Detroit

Enjoy a string quartet playing themes from some of the spookiest movies. Classics like the theme from Beetlejuice, Halloween, Psycho, and more, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and more, are played by the Kalkaska String Quartet. The candlelight concert brings the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to the beautiful and awe-inspiring Masonic Temple like never seen before in Detroit. Get your tickets now to enjoy a mix of classical and modern spooky pieces at the Masonic Temple under the gentle glow of candlelight.

Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions


Erebus Haunted House Attraction

Until November 4.
18 S Perry St, Pontiac

One of the most popular haunted houses in Michigan is filled with terrifying thrills, unforgettable moments of laughter, and blood-curdling screams. Complete with state-of-the-art special effects, Erebus is one of the best-rated haunted house attractions in the state complete with cutting-edge, Hollywood-worthy effects that will haunt your night and maybe even your dreams!

Erebus Haunted House Attraction


Ghosts on the Balcony

Until October 30

Birmingham 8 Powered by Emagine
211 South Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham

The Birmingham 8 Powered by Emagine, long time rumored to be haunted, was constructed in 1927 as a playhouse prior to its remodel as a movie theatre in the 1980s. Guests have reported encounters with apparitions, hearing sounds of disembodied voices and footsteps, as well as experiencing other unexplained paranormal activity like lights flickering, doors opening and closing by themselves, and objects being moved by an unseen entity. The theatre will not be showing movies during the month of October and will be completely transformed back to Victorian era times for this immersive haunted theatre attraction. The bloodcurdling haunt is designed by Bluewater’s professional set designers and will transform 11 different chilling areas of the theatre, including many spaces in this old historic building never before seen by the public. Each area of the haunt will be uniquely themed and staffed by professional actors trained in the art of terror.

Halloween Pub Crawl and Halloween Bar Crawl

Oct 22, 29, and 31

Amazing drink specials at some of the city’s best bars are part of what sets this event apart from other pub crawls. There are three to choose from for you and your friends to show up, sip, and have a ton of fun dressed in your very best costumes. The crawl is a way to drink responsibly and get around town safely while also having a ball. This year will also feature a social media contest for the best photos/videos of the night and free entry at up to 5 bars!

Eloise Asylum

Until November 5
30712 Michigan Ave. Westland

What’s creepier than a scary—and true story? Eloise Asylum is one of the nation’s scariest attractions and its right in our backyard. The attraction features two walk-through, state-of-the-art, fully immersive haunted attractions at a truly haunted location! With cutting-edge production technology, and over 30,000 sq ft of horror-themed immersion. This year, the attraction has expanded with a new asylum ward, twice the patients and scare actors—and according to them, twice the screams.

The experience lasts about 40 minutes and some proceeds from the attraction go to help unhoused people in the area. Tickets are between $42 and $67 and parking is $5–it is also staffed with more than 100 event staff and professionally trained actors.

Monster’s Ball Detroit 2022

Saturday, October 22
Russell Industrial Center, Detroit

Detroit’s biggest annual Halloween party brings out more than 2,000 haunted souls to a celebration that keeps Detroit talking about it every full moon throughout the year! The Monster’s Ball features Detroit’s Hottest DJs spinning and performances by Haunted Circus Performers, including stilt walkers, high wire aerialists, acrobats, illusionists, stage performers, multiple levels, multiple stages, and a midnight pizza buffet.

With a General Admission or VIP ticket get entry to the event, a free shot, a chance to show off your costume, and pizza served at midnight! Costumes are mandatory but there will also be face and body painting and several themed rooms for extra fun.

Black Light: Halloween at the Glowing Castle

Saturday, Oct. 29
Painting with a Twist
200 W. 9 Mile Rd. Ferndale

Tickets for this event are going fast! Painting for a Twist is a metro Detroit favorite where people bring their own drinks to a painting class where they take home their custom creations. This Halloween-themed event features glow-in-the-dark paint made as guests sip beer and wine nosh on light snacks and take home a spooky surprise that will last well beyond October 31st.

Creepy Cheapy XIV Night 1

Friday, Oct. 28 and 29 7pm
The Crofoot Complex
1 S Saginaw St, Pontiac

Join more than a dozen local bands dressed as and performing songs from some international favorites including Chiki Baby & The Bash as Amy Winehouse & Her Band, The Lowcocks as The Rolling Stones, and Wolf and the Crane as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

The second day features performances from Dvddy Jo as Megan Thee Stallion, James Garden as Kid Cudi, and more. The event also features a candy-eating contest, secret costume contests, fresh sandwiches, and more. The promoters promise that you will “dance your butt off” while dancing in your costume to cool cover songs.

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