Masquerades, Costumes, & Phantoms: Where to Find the Best Halloween Parties
By: Scott Davis
October 12, 2018
Halloween doesn’t have to be just for kids. Sure, you might be too old to go trick-or-treating, but there are plenty of ways for adults to get in the spooky Halloween spirit. Whether it’s heading to a masquerade, enjoying a ghostly dinner, or seeing a scary good concert, here are five Metro Detroit Halloween events for adults.
One of the most popular Halloween events in Detroit every year, Theatre Bizarre returns to the Masonic Temple for another year of masquerading madness. The two weekend event will transform the historic Masonic Temple into a party featuring the most extravagant costumes around. The masquerade gala will take place on Friday, October 12 and October 19, while Theatre Bizarre will take over on Saturday, October 13 and October 20.
After a summer of being transported to medieval times at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly will transform into a scary fun party in the form of Halloween in Hollygrove. Be sure to experience Phantom’s Feast as the Phantom of the Opera takes on your favorite Halloween musicals such as “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Little Shop of Horrors” while you enjoy a five course gourmet feast. The event takes place on Friday nights at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Elektricity has always been a go-to place for adults to celebrate Halloween, and 2018 is no different. Festivities kick off on Friday, October 19 with a costume party and performance from Rusko featuring the Psycho Circus, Gent & Jawns, and Spiritual Gangsters. That’s just the beginning as the venue will also host The Devil’s Playground, Freak Show, and Rave from the Grave.
Celebrating its 11th year, Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat returns to the Crofoot Ballroom for another year of costumes and great bands! The event will feature costumed cover bands such as Tripp n Dixie as Fleetwood Mac, Saddie Gaga as Lady Gaga, Sub/Genre as Creed, Ladysse as Avril Lavigne and many more. Be sure to get your tickets in advance as the event is expected to sell out!
The Fillmore will once again host one of the biggest Halloween parties of the year in the form of 2018’s Monster’s Ball. Over 1,500 Halloween enthusiasts will pack the venue for a night that will include live performances from some of the area’s best DJ’s along with haunted circus performers, scary stiltwalkers, aerialists, and more! The event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets here!