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Things to do in Metro Detroit Halloween Weekend

October 26, 2021

From spooky haunted houses and Halloween costume parties, to the beauty of traditional Chinese dance or a murder-mystery brunch, we’ve got your weekend plans covered with these fun things to do in Metro Detroit this Halloween weekend.

By Amy Gill

Shen Yun – Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 31

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Everyone has seen the posters for Shen Yun every year, but if you haven’t already been, it is time to pull the trigger! The performances takes you back to the magical world of ancient China where you’ll experience the incredible art of classical Chinese dance with stunning costumes, high-tech backdrops, and a magnificent orchestra. Check out the full performance listing and purchase your tickets here.

Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
(844) 647-4697 (MI-Shows)
(888) 974-3698



Comic Nate Craig from Netflix Show ‘Maniac’ – Thursday, Oct 28 – Saturday, Oct 30

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After a hectic work week, get ready for some laughs. Head to the famous Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle to see Nate Craig. Nate plays “Phil” on the Netflix series “Maniac” as well as an internationally touring comic who frequents The Hollywood Improv, The NY Comedy Cellar and Largo. Check out the full performance listing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and get your tickets before they sell out!

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
310 S Troy St, Royal Oak
(248) 542-9900

Erebus Haunted House – Daily through Oct. 31

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Halloween Weekend

If you really want to get the pants scared off of you, head to the 4-story Erebus Tower of Terror in downtown Pontiac. Experience chills and thrills like no other just in time for Halloween. Tickets start at $24 and go up the closer you get to October 31. Click here for the full schedule and to purchase tickets.

Erebus Haunted Attraction
18 S. Perry St., Pontiac

Music from Harry Potter at Hill Auditorium – Friday, Oct. 29

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8:00 pm

Harry Potter fans, unite! The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is taking over the Hill Auditorium — known for its incredible acoustics — for a concert of music composed by John Williams, who scored the first three Harry Potter films. Little Hogwarts are welcome, too — this show is an annual tradition that’s fun for the whole family. Check out more details and purchase your tickets here.

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave., Ann Arbor

Halloween Costume Party at Boogie Fever – Saturday, Oct. 30

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Halloween Weekend

9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Wear your costume and dance the night away on the lighted dance floor at Boogie Fever. The legendary costume contest starts at midnight. General admission tickets are $20.

Boogie Fever Night Club
22901 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale
(248) 541-1600
Event Page

I love the 80’s To Death Murder Mystery Brunch – Sunday, Oct. 31

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Halloween Weekend

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you love the 80’s as much as we do, this murder mystery brunch that takes place backstage at a big concert is for you. Peg your jeans, don your slouchy socks and some neon and get ready to solve a crime over brunch at Parker’s Hilltop Brewery in Clarkston. Tickets are $50 and include your food and entertainment. Doors open at 12:00 pm, buffet will be served at 12:30 pm and show to follow.

Parker’s Hilltop Brewery
6110 Dixie Highway, Clarkston
Event Page


Celebration with the Spirits at The Whitney – Sunday, Oct. 31

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6:00 pm – Midnight

This year spend your Halloween at the historic Whitney for their first ever “Spirited Victorian Gala”. Get dressed to impress in your costume (prizes will be given for the best ghoulish Victorian fashions) and enjoy a DJ and dancing, tarot card reader, psychic, contortionist, fire-eater, and ghostly tours. Stroll the mansion for a multi-course feast. This event is 21 and up and tickets are $99 if you are costumed ($129 if you aren’t) and include: welcome cocktail, strolling dinner, entertainment, valet, tax and gratuity. This event is likely to sell out, so get your tickets soon!

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit


The Phantom Emporium Halloween Market – Sunday, Oct. 31

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Halloween Weekend

11:00 am – 7:00 pm

This one-day macabre market featuring 15 artists and vendors who will offer up their creepiest creations at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Market. Music from Jack and the Bear will perform their “Gruesome Gruesome” set of supernatural serenades.

Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
Event Page

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