Things To Do in West Michigan This Weekend: October 28-30, 2022
This weekend is full of Halloween themed activities...from ghost tours to spooky car washes. There is also music, comedy, lights, and a parade.
IllumiZoo - Living Lights
Runs Through Sunday, November 13, 2022 - John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI
The popular, family-friendly, and interactive nighttime event, IllumiZoo is back for another year of illuminated adventures through the zoo. Get outdoors, celebrate Michigan’s beautiful fall weather, and explore and learn more about the animals and organisms that lights up the night. Vibrant lights and sounds will transform the Zoo, enriching the appreciation of wildlife and wild places found all around us. Get more information on the John Ball Zoo Festival Facebook page.
Tunnel of Terror: Tommy's Express Car Wash
Friday, October 28-Saturday, October 29, 2022 - West Michigan Tommy's Car Wash Locations
Are you ready to experience the best haunted car wash you’ve ever seen?! The Tunnel of Terror back! Come out from 7-10 pm on October 28 & 29 to witness the spooky, scary, and shiny experience of Tommy’s Express Car Wash. Participating locations include the Caledonia location (9481 Cherry Valley Avenue)...
The Plainfield location (4095 Plainfield Avenue NE)...
The Cascade location (6390 28th Street SE)...
And the Hudsonville location (4665 32nd Avenue).
Celebrating Billy Joel
Friday, October 28, 2022 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
One of the foremost songwriters of the twentieth century, Billy Joel’s music is beloved around the world. This show celebrates the songs and the style of Billy Joel, evoking the energy and passion of live performances in his 70s/80s pomp.
Christopher Cross with special guest John Waite
Friday, October 28, 2022 - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self-titled debut album, winning five Grammy Awards, including -- for the first time in Grammy history -- the “Big Four” most prestigious awards: Record of the Year (for the single “Sailing”), Album of the Year, Song of the Year (also “Sailing”), and Best New Artist.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Milham Park, Kalamazoo, MI
This is a free family alternative to trick-or-treating! Everyone is welcome to celebrate Halloween in a safe and fun way at Milham Park. There will be a costume contest, inflatable corn maze, spin art, a 360-degree photo booth, and lots of Halloween themed games setup throughout the park. There will also be apple cider, donuts, and plenty of candy too! Also on the schedule: Pumpkin Racing, a Magic Show, and dance performances. Moment of Magic Princesses, Spider Man, Black Panther, Hulk, and PJ Mask Cat Boy will also be joining the fun! Additional information can be found on the Halloween Forest Facebook Events page.
Douglas Halloween Parade for Adults
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - The Old School House, Douglas, MI
This parade started back in 1998. Ginger Wilkinson started the parade for her husband Russell Wilkinson, who always wanted a nighttime torch parade. When she started it, Halloween weekend was one of the slowest in town. The first year we had less than 100 people, but now it is one of the busiest weekends in town. The parade lines up at the Old School House and will proceed down Center Street. More details can be found on the Douglas Halloween Parade for Adults Douglas, MI Facebook events page.
Spy Ninjas Live
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Spy Ninjas, a team of YouTubers on a mission to save the internet from Project Zorgo, an evil organization of hackers. By combining martial arts, stealth, detective work, and hacking, they work to uncover the nefarious plans and stop them from taking over YouTube, Roblox, and the rest of the internet.
Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
The KalHaven String Quartet will be performing some of the great Halloween classics, lit only by candlelight. There will be two performances -- one at 6 pm and another at 8:30 pm. Some of the songs they are scheduled to perform include: Michael Jackson's "Thriller", the Funeral March of a Marionette, Tubular Bells from the movie The Exorcist, the Beetlejuice Theme, The Adams Family Theme, The theme from the movie Halloween, The Ghostbusters theme, the Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and more! Get additional information on the Fever Up website.
Ghosts of Grand Rapids - Downtown West - Historic Ghost Walking Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
There are two tours being offered on Saturday, one starting at 8 pm and another at 9 pm. Tour guides will portray a member of Grand Rapids' past to heighten your historical experience. The Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tours begin and end at the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library St NE). The tour covers just over a mile and takes approximately 2 hours. All Tours require advance registration and payment. However, if any tickets are remaining the day of the tour, they will be available on site. On the tour you will learn the real story behind the legend of the AT&T building, listen to the dark history of the Pantlind Hotel, discover the story of the cursed Ashton Building, hear about a get rich quick scheme that involved the murder of an entire family, and many more haunted locations!! Get more information on the Ghosts of Grand Rapids - Downtown West - Historic Ghost Walking Tour - 2022 Facebook Events page.
Royal Comedy Tour
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
It's a night of comedy with Arnez J., Bruce Bruce, Sommore, and Lavell Crawford.
Sunday Night Funnies
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - Spectrum Entertainment Center, 5656 Clyde Park Ave., SW, Wyoming, MI
This weekend is the finals of the Sunday Night Funnies' Kingpin of Comedy competition! WFGR's Jojo Gerard is one of the performers in the finals competition. Comedian Pagan will close the show while the votes are being counted. Show time is 7:30 pm. For more information, check out the Sunday Night Funnies Facebook page.