Detroit will host Halloween in the D activities across the city

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The city of Detroit will welcome Halloween in the D with fun, family-friendly activities across the city from October 29-31. The Department of Neighborhoods initiative is always in need of sponsors, candy donations and volunteers for events, Halloween parties and chest or treat locations at Detroit police stations and fire stations.

This year, Halloween activities in city parks are returning to traditional trunk or trick-or-treating activities. Additionally, Fall Fest returns on October 29 to Pingree Park and Palmer Park will host Scarefest on October 30.

“Halloween in the D has become the kind of annual family tradition we envisioned when we launched it in 2018,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “Years from now, these fun events in Detroit’s parks, recreation centers and police stations, complete with costumes and candy, will be memories that today’s young Detroiters can treasure for a lifetime.”

Volunteer support in the following areas is needed for the Halloween celebration in D:

  • Donate candies or volunteer to decorate a car for the trunk or treat at police stations and fire stations
  • Join or start a local Citizen Radio Patrol

For more information on activities or to volunteer, visit or call (313) 224-4415.

For businesses and organizations interested in supporting Halloween in the D as sponsors or volunteers, email [email protected] or [email protected] or call (313) 236-3516.

Here is a list of Halloween activities in D 2022:

Fall Festival | October 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pingree Park, 8401 E. Forest Avent
Fall Fest offers a variety of activities: mechanical bulls, cart rides, pony rides, mini-farm, archery, ax throwing, rock climbing, zipline, paintball, video game truck and mobile bowling alley. Other activities include pumpkin and face painting, arts and crafts, outdoor games and photo booth. The event will also provide spaces for those wishing to follow and watch the football game between Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Attendees can receive free catering tickets while supplies last.

Scarefest | October 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Pl.
Palmer Park will transform into a fun and spooky place for kids and adults alike with the Zombie Trail of Terror, haunted hay rides, haunted tent, spooky scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, a apple biting contest, spooky face painting, costume parade, candy grab, Halloween bag decorating, photo booth, DJ sets and live entertainment.

Scarefest will also include an adult costume contest, dog costume parade, vendors and food trucks.


  • Trunk-or-Treat events at all 11 Detroit police stations and other activities on October 31
  • The Detroit Fire Department will distribute candy at seven fire stations (one per city council district) on October 31


  • The Parks and Recreation Division is planning a variety of activities for children, teens and seniors at ten recreation centers on October 31. Activities include Pumpkin Plunge, Halloween Carnival and Theater Bash, haunted house and costume party. Go to or details.

City of Detroit

For the full list of Halloween activities and locations in the D, click here.

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