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Ypsi in October


Ypsilanti is the Halloween Destination!

We mean it when we say Ypsilanti is a Halloween haven unlike any other. From annual glowing parties and festivals for all ages, to spooky afterdark excitement, it all happens here. Find out what's planned around Ypsi in October! 

halloween in ypsi

Featured Events

First Fridays + Ypsi in October Kick-off 

October 7; 5-8 PM
Kick off the spooky season during First Fridays all over Ypsi! Explore area shops offering family friendly activities and demos. Then, head to Back Office Studio for free workshops, creative projects, Ypsi Real swag, upcoming event information, and for all things Halloween in Ypsi.  

FFY ypsi october kick off

Holy Bones Festival & Halloween Market

October 15; 1-9 PM
The Holy Bones Festival is an immersive experience for creative souls from all walks of life, death, and everything in between. This annual event features dozens of area arisans, live performers, food, and more to benefit The YPSIPurchase tickets here.

Holy Bones Festival

Black Cat Cabaret

October 21-22; 8 PM
Neighborhood Theatre Group presents the Black Cat Cabaret! This popular spectacle provides all the ingredients to create a magical evening: a “haunted” house band, cash bar, costume contest, and raffle. Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Black cat cabaret

Movie in the Park: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 27; 9 PM
Calling movie buffs and Rocky Horror fans! Head to Frog Island Park for a free movie under the stars. Dress as your favorite character for the costume contest, and bring your own blanket, chairs, and snacks for the show.

Movie in frog island park


October 28; 7-10 PM
Join in ypsiGLOW for art, lights, dancing, luminaries, and tons of fun! Dress up, glow up, and gather downtown Ypsilanti for this free community celebration showcasing Ypsi’s creativity and diversity. This year’s theme: Where the Wild Things GLOW!

ypsiglow window mime

All Hallows Illumination

November 1; 7-9 PM
Visit Frog Island Park and the Ypsi tridge to see hundreds of jack o’lanterns light up the park! All Hallows Illumination returns with fire spinners, live music, and community love during this free event. Bring your own jacks and add to the collection! 

all hallows illumination

These are just a handful of exciting events happening in Ypsilanti! Browse more Halloween events below. Don't forget to visit the cool and unusual shops in Ypsi during your stay! Check out these 6 Eccentric Shops, and explore our website for restaurants, things to do, hotels, and more Ypsi fun. 


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