Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in Oakland County

Little kids run around dressed up in Halloween costumes outside on a fall day.

This fall, participate in the magical, mysterious, and spooky excitement of Halloween by attending any one of the family-friendly events across Oakland County! From hayrides and pumpkin-picking, to trick-or-treating and solving corn mazes, there’s no shortage of great activities for residents of all ages to enjoy this holiday season. To see the full list of events near you, click the button below:

List of Family Friendly Oakland County Fun

Many of the events give a seasonal twist to iconic Oakland County locations. Examples include Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, Halloween Science at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Halloween in Hollygrove in Holly. Others, such as Boo Bash in Addison Oaks, surround attendees with the beautiful fall landscape.

Wherever you go, you’re sure to have a Happy Halloween at any of these events in Oakland County.

Do you know of any other family-friendly Halloween events in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leave a comment below.


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Halloween Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” in Oakland County

Families, some dressed in Halloween costumes walk down the Trick or Treat Trail at the Detroit Zoo's "Zoo Boo" An inflatable witch stand in the background next to a tree with yellow leaves.

Are you looking for a Halloween destination that’s all fun, and no fright? The Detroit Zoo’sZoo Boo” is the place for you. The “merry-not-scary” event is sure to bring Halloween excitement to your entire family!

Held the first three weekends in October, “Zoo Boo” offers a festive selection of fun Halloween attractions. Live entertainment acts include daring acrobatics, magic acts, live music, extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations, and more.

Guests of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and collect sweets by trick-or-treating along the pumpkin-lined “unlucky” 13-station trick-or-treat trail. Join the Detroit Zoo on their Green Journey by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag; bags will not be handed out at the event.

Check out our “Zoo Boo” video and get a preview of all the Halloween fun!

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Memorable Milford Memories

Crowd at Milford Memories 2018

Milford, Michigan hosted it’s 27th annual Milford Memories Festival the weekend of August 10-12, 2018. Always held the second full weekend in August, thousands of visitors from all over the region flocked to the streets of Downtown Milford for art, food, music, and fun.

Check out some highlights from the 2018 Milford Memories Festival below and be sure to mark your calendars for this free annual event each summer!

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2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show Spectacular

This past weekend, the 33rd Annual Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show was a spectacle to behold for aviation fans young and old! Thousands of attendees filled the airport grounds for a day of family fun with the crowd swelling to 20,000 people for the Air Show.

A highlight for many was the jaw-dropping 90-minute Air Show! Professional pilots took to the skies to awe the crowds with their vintage planes, death-defying aerobatic tricks, and three and four-plane formation stunts. The finale of the show was the “Homewrecker” Jet Engine Powered Ford F-450 Truck blasting flames and smoke down the runway before “launching” off at speeds of 300mph!

Watch a recap from the 2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show below, and be sure to keep your eyes to the sky for this free annual event each summer!

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2018 Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show

The time has nearly arrived for the Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show. On Sunday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., head over to the airport to view the dazzling spectacles of aviation in Oakland County. The event features an abundance of awesome activities, from an airshow put on by professional aviators to rides in helicopters and airplanes. In addition, attendees can peruse the airport grounds and learn about classic World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial, and civilian air vehicles.

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