It’s the last weekend in October. There will be several Halloween Parties around West Michigan. Please be careful if you are out partying this weekend. Along with some Halloween themed events, there are celebrations, Corgis, smashing pumpkins, sporting events, concerts and more.

I didn’t include any of the ongoing Halloween events in this list because we have separate posts for those events. They can be found at:
Your Guide to Haunted Houses in West Michigan
Five Unique Halloween Experiences in West Michigan

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

  • 1

    High School Football Playoffs - Week #1

    Various Locations
    Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Cost: Varies

    Big excitement starting Friday night in West Michigan as the Michigan high school football playoffs begin. Several high school teams from the area have made the playoffs. Go and support your favorite team!

  • 2

    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Chicago Wolves

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance

    The 2017 Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins will be at  the Van Andel Arena for a game on Friday against the Chicago Wolves. It’s a Friday night game, so that means $2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs!

  • 3

    An Evening with Poe

    Wealthy Theatre, 1110 Wealthy St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Cost: $5 at the door.

    Just in time for Halloween, it’s an evening of readings of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems!

  • 4

    Celebrate Rosa Parks Circle

    Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 8:30 am-8:30 pm
    Cost: Free

    Rosa Parks Circle has been named one of 5 Great Public Spaces in America! To celebrate this exciting national recognition, they are showcasing everything you love about Rosa Parks Circle in one day including live music, food trucks, free fitness, swing dancing, and more! Enjoy free fitness from 8:30-11 am. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm it is Relax at Rosa with live music, food trucks, kids crafts and games. In the afternoon and evening it will be Gaga ball, swing dancing and salsa dancing.

  • 5

    Pumpkin Smashin' Bash

    Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm, 3025 6 Mile Rd., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 9:00 am-6:00 pm
    Cost: Free Admission

    It’s the last weekend to enjoy the farm. What do you do with a 600 lb pumpkin, a crane and a junker car?! They say smash it! That's right! They are going to use their crane to drop a big pumpkin on a car. The big pumpkin drop will be at 1:00 pm Saturday. Don't miss it!

  • 6

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Various Locations
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Cost: Free

    Every year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has National Drug Take Back Day around the country, where you can turn in unused or expired prescription drugs. Gather any pills that you still have in your medicine cabinet and take it to a participating location this Saturday. This event is held so people have a proper way of disposing their drugs, as opposed to flushing it down the toilet or throwing it in the garbage. It’s also to educate and prevent drug addiction and overdose. Since its inception 6 years ago, Drug Take Back Day has taken in more than 8.1 million pounds of prescription drugs! To find the location nearest you, here is the official website.

  • 7

    2017 Corgis in the Park

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    Cost: Free

    This is Year #3 for this event. Bring your corgi in costume for a few hours of silliness as a benefit for Paws with a Cause. You don't have to own a corgi to attend. Although they love all dogs...this day is meant to be a "Corgi only" event. Last year almost 300 corgis attended.

  • 8

    Scary Stories for Kids

    Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Cost:  $5 individuals; $10 families

    Join the Story Spinners of Grand Rapids and Blandford Nature Center for an afternoon of scary stories for kids (ages 6+) and families! Turn off your devices for a couple hours and get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky and fun tales. Audience will be divided based on suspense levels. Pre-Registration available, walk-ins Welcome

  • 9

    Bob Dylan

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Cost: Tickets start at $55

    Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and his band stop at the Van Andel Arena with his "Never Ending Tour."

    Featured guest will be Mavis Staples.

  • 10

    Michigan State University Vs. University Of Georgia Charity Exhibition Basketball Game

    Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Sunday, October 29th, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Cost: Tickets start at $17.50 (The game is almost SOLD OUT)

    Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans basketball team will kick off their season with an exhibition game Sunday to benefit the victims of this summer and fall’s hurricanes. The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority and SMG, in partnership with the Michigan State University Athletic Department, bring MSU men’s basketball to Grand Rapids for a charity exhibition game in support of disaster relief efforts. The 2nd-ranked Spartans will play the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Ticket sales will benefit American Red Cross – International Services and American Red Cross – Georgia Region.

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