10 Ways to Get into the Halloween Spirit in Flint & Genesee


All Hallows’ Eve is just a few weeks away. Why not make the most of the spooky season with some of these fun activities?

  1. Learn to Thriller at the Southern Lakes Park & Recreation Dance Studio in Fenton. On Oct. 14, children ages 7 and up will learn the famous dance before transforming themselves with zombie-esque makeup.
  2. Enjoy a silent film showing of Phantom of the Opera. The event, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, will feature live organ music at the Flint Institute of Music. Tickets are $15 at the door.
  3. Make googly eye ghosts using Tootsie Pops during the Flint Handmade Halloween Market on Oct. 22.
  4. Survive the Flushing Trail of Terror on Oct. 22. The event is $10 per person and is strongly recommended for adults. Proceeds go towards the maintenance and expansion of Flushing trail and park systems.
  5. Brave a haunted house or two. Clio Manor, Exit 13 in Mt. Morris, and Saint Lucifer’s ScreamPark and The Crypt in Flint are open on select dates through Oct. 31.
  6. Find your way through the Spooky Trails haunted cornfield: the Undead Field of Fear in Swartz Creek. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
  7. Sing along to classics like “The Monster Mash” during Longway Planetarium’s The Ooky Spooky Light Show.
  8. Take a ghost tour at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, which was built in 1872. Tours are available on Fridays through October. To reserve a spot, call Jacquie at (810) 250-1145.
  9. Travel back in time at Crossroads Village. During Halloween Ghosts & Goodiesheld Oct. 14-16, 21-23, and 28-31, visitors can go trick-or-treating, watch a magic show and more.
  10. Find the antidote for a zombie outbreak during the “Escape the Zombie challenge at Playland Park in Flint.

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