From spooky train rides to costume contests, here are some fun things to do in Flint for Halloween

FLINT, Michigan — Fall has arrived in Genessee County, and spooky hours await us! Are you celebrating by decorating your home or workspace? Maybe you’ve found yourself gleefully filling up candy buckets. You might even revel in the simplicity of being home alone, cozied up with spiked apple cider and a movie. Whatever your pleasure, don’t be afraid to step outside and stop by one of the many Halloween-themed events held throughout the month's end. 

From musical outings to eerily intuitive art tours, if you’re searching for things to do with friends or your little gremlins, Flint has got you covered. Check out the events below and visit here for a list of Trunk or Treat locations comprised by the Genessee Health Plan Organization. 

Ghosts and Goodies
Huckleberry Railroad train.
Make your way to Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (6140 N Bray Rd) throughout October for a tradition of treats, a night of magic at the Colwell Opera House, get lost in a straw maze, and enjoy a 40-minute ride on the infamous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express. The remaining dates include Oct. 25 through Oct. 31, weekdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket sales end at 8:30 p.m. each night.

Dance Battle and Costume Contest

Located at 2321 Corunna Rd, FLI-City Studios and Verticle Ambition invite residents of all ages to the annual Halloween Battle and Costume Contest on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. If you dare, go to compete for a cash prize, trophies, and candy, or participate as a spectator while DJay Tron gets busy on the turntable. 

5th Annual Fall Fest

On Thursday, Oct. 26, join the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (4119 N Saginaw St) as it hosts the 5th Annual Fall Fest. Come dressed in your spookiest attire and enjoy pirate-themed games and competitions, prizes, free candy, tractor rides, and kid-friendly activities. This event is free from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The Annual Scare: Nightmare on 2nd Street
The Annual Scare: Nightmare on 2nd Street presented by The Feimstro Show.
Feimstro and The Farts return this Halloween for a night of music, entertainment, and costume contests at Comma Bookstore and Social Hub (132 W 2nd St) on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosted by local comedian CheeseStixxs, catch DJ Chef Nate spinning spooky tunes throughout the night and enjoy a live performance from Gaddie and Feimstro & The Farts. Tickets are available for purchase in advance and at the door.

Halloween Trunk or Treat

Presented by Hoodmorning and Friends, join local comedian CheeseStixxs and a few special guest appearances for Trunk or Treat at Doyle Ryder Education Center (1040 Saginaw St) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2023. 

YMCA Trunk or Treat

Enjoy a night of games and treats at 5219 W Pierson Rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2023. 

Monster Science Halloween Party

On Saturday, Oct. 28, bring your children to enjoy a night of science, delight, and story time with Poppy from Trolls at the Flint Children’s Museum (1602 University Ave) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For registration and more information, click here.

I Love Music & Spoken Word Fall Out

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Persistenc3 and Gaddie collaborate to present the first 'Night of Vibes' at The Flint Local 432. Enjoy talented local artists like Harry Bullock, With What We Know Now, Anthony Stoner’s Band, Omega Kao, Ganttar, and spoken word by Nuna Cronix and Ediology6.

FIA Artful Halloween

Join The Contemporaries of FIA for a night of gallery tours, art demonstrations, music, and refreshments. The Contemporaries is a group of young professionals with access to the Flint Institute of Arts through special events, tours, workshops, and networking. For more information about joining The Contemporaries, visit here.

Elevate Exchange 4th Annual Trunk or Treat

Elevate Exchange brings its 4th Annual Trunk or Treat to St. Paul’s Church (711 Saginaw St). Candy, snacks, and prizes will be provided for residents to enjoy on Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

We at Flintside wish you a fun and safe Halloween!
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