Halloween in the D continues with activities across Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – The city of Detroit continues its tradition of Halloween in the D with a variety of family-friendly activities.

Last year, Halloween in the D was visited by around 30,000 children. Organizers said nearly a million candies were handed out, nearly $100,000 in donations were provided and more than 250 volunteers participated in Halloween activities.

This year, traditional trunk or treat activities will return, along with new events including Fall Fest at Pingree Park and Scarefest at Palmer Park.

“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.”

While the city handles most of the planning and logistics, officials said residents’ help is still needed. They are asking for candy donations and volunteers to decorate a car for the trunk or the treat.

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Fall Festival | Oct. 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pingree Park, 8401 E. Forest Ave.

Fall Fest offers a variety of activities including a mechanical bull, cart rides, pony rides, petting zoo, archery, ax throwing, rock climbing, zip lining, paintball, a video game truck and mobile bowling. Other activities include pumpkin and face painting, arts and crafts, outdoor games and a 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 | Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Palmer Park, 910 Merrill Plaisance Street.

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.

Candy, candy AND more candy! – October 31

  • 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

Leisure centers to host activities – October 31 at various times

  • 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.

More information can be found here.

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