6 Hauntingly Awesome Local Halloween Celebrations

By: Scott Davis | October 16, 2016

Halloween might seem like a children’s holiday with kids dressing up and walking around the neighborhood asking for candy, but the holiday can be fun for adults too. Here are six Halloween parties that we think will make for a howling good time.

Covenfest

The second annual Covenfest will take place at Small’s Bar on Friday, October 28. This year’s show will feature plenty of great musical covers including a Rob Zombie vs. Marilyn Manson showdown (performed by Chris Krez, Trevor Long, Nick Phlegar, Dave Laginess, and Mike Latcha), Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience as Missy Elliott, The Scrappers as the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Queens of Noise, and School of Rock as the Ramones. Last year’s event raised $4,000, and organizers this year hope to raise just as much for Turning Point domestic violence shelter in Macomb County in honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Creepy Cheapy

Creepy Cheapy IX will take over the Crofoot for another masquerade of costumed covers on Friday, October 28. Featured performers include Ironsnake as Judas Priest, Courtney and the Hurleys as Dolly Parton, Tripp N Dixie as Aerosmith, Stories Untold as Twenty One Pilots, and more. Dance music will be provided by Erno the Inferno and Ryan Spencer on the patio, while DJ Sister John Misty will be performing at the Vintage Tiki Lounge. There will also be free candy, a costume contest, a candy eating contest, and more events throughout the night.

Monster’s Ball – Fillmore

Monster’s Ball returns for another year at the Fillmore on Saturday, October 29. Some of Detroit’s hottest DJs including Al Neon, A. Wolve, Tommy Holiday, Dash, and Mixta will be performing throughout the night. The ball will feature stilt walkers, high wire aerialists, acrobats, illusionists, and more. There will also be a Halloween glow-party at the Fillmore’s State Bar where additional DJs will be performing.

Nightmare on Woodward

The 13th annual Nightmare on Woodward will take place at Bleu Detroit on Saturday, October 29. This year’s event will feature performances from LUVELOVESYOU and The Native, with several Detroit DJs hitting the stage. There will be a prize for the best costume, so make sure to be creative or scary, or both.

The Grand Masquerade Ball

The Grand Masquerade Ball will take over the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham on Saturday, October 29. The annual ball is a black tie event and will feature plenty of mystery and intrigue. Guests are required to bring Venetian Masks and Detroit’s best DJs will be performing throughout the night.

Theatre Bizarre

Theatre Bizarre, a masquerade spectacular, returns to the Masonic Temple but this time will be spanning over two weekends as there will be events on Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22. This year will feature an appearance from American Horror Story star Mat Fraser, along with Violet Chachki, M.C. Nightshade & The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra. Check out our full write-up on Theatre Bizarre.