Hello, again and welcome back! One of the largest holiday’s of the year is quickly approaching and Halloween is only a few weeks away and there is definitely a chill in the air. School parties are being planned, costumes are being chosen, if they haven’t been already and Trick-or-Treat routes being made. If you live in the Petoskey area or will be visiting around Halloween, make sure you add the Petoskey Downtown Trick-or-Treating event on your to-do list.
The Petoskey Downtown Trick-or-Treating event has been going on as long as I can remember. We even took our oldest out with friends at only a few months old. It was fun to get out of the house with friends and also to see what costumes the kids were wearing. When we first starting attending the event was only downtown business’s participating. Now, this annual event draws hundreds of families every year and has become a well-known Halloween event.
For last years trick-or-treating event, we took all 3 kiddos. The weather was fantastic and it was the perfect fall morning. I love walking around downtown, visiting with friends and store employees and stopping by Grandpa Shorter’s to browse their fun selection of gifts. I always like to bring the kiddos to the downtown event, just in case the weather on ‘real’ Halloween night is less than desirable. I love trick-or-tricking but not when it’s cold, windy, snowy and rainy.
The Downtown Trick-or-Treating event, typically takes place the Saturday morning before Halloween starting at 10 am with participating business’s posting the above flyer in their store window. A lot of business’s, like Grandpa Shorter’s even have employees standing outside, dressed up and passing out candy. It’s a great way to get local business’s involved and interacting with the community.
This year, Halloween happens to fall on a Saturday as does the Downtown Trick-or-Treating event. There are also several other family friendly event’s taking place this year to take part in, so get dressed up and bring the kiddos!
Other Family Friendly Halloween Events Include –
- Line up for the Halloween Children’s Parade at 9:45am starting at Central School (corner of Howard St. and Michigan St.) at 10am on Howard Street.
- Downtown Trick-or-Treating 10am-12pm at participating business’s (look for the flyer posted above)
- Grab the kiddos a Narnia passport at Central Elementary prior to the parade and take part in the C.S. Lewis Festival Narnia activities at Stafford’s Perry Hotel that takes place 10am-12pm.
- Kid’s Buffet at Noggin Room from 11:30am-2pm; $1.99 per child with a paid adult entree
- Scary Stories & Songs with Ron Fowler at Red Sky Stage on Mitchell Street (after downtown trick-or-treating) for elementary and middle school age students (not appropriate for preschoolers)
If you’re in the area Halloween weekend and looking for some family friendly fun, come on out to downtown Petoskey! Make a day of it and window shop the stores and take a minute to stop into Grandpa Shorter’s gifts.
Still looking for some fun and unique Halloween costumes? Check out these creative homemade costumes for cold weather!
Looking for some fun Halloween crafts to do with the kids? Check out this post here!