Best Halloween Parade in Douglas Michigan

Posted on: September 21, 2018   |   Posted in: News, Things To Do In Saugatuck

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This Halloween Parade…Is For The Grown Ups!

The weekend before Halloween, in charming Saugatuck, Michigan, is not to be missed. Join us for our 20th Annual Douglas Halloween Festival on Friday & Saturday, October 26, 27; as we demonstrate our creative spark with great flare for the dramatic!  Thousands of people travel here from far and wide to take part in our spirited Halloween parade every year.  Showcasing our community full of artists, the costumes get more elaborate and fantastic year after year.  And, of course the Parade gets longer and the parties bigger!


If I’m lazy and I can’t come up with a costume, I would just wear a slip and write ‘Freudian’ on it.
~  Julia Stiles


What – When – Where

We kick off the celebration on Friday with a family friendly Glow in the Park party at Cook Park Downtown Saugatuck (Next to the Butler Restaurant). There will be music, food and drink along with plenty of fun glow-in the-dark activities for the kids, even UV reactive face painting! Then on Saturday afternoon begin more Halloween festivities with the Annual Family & Pet Parade in downtown Saugatuck.  Every adorable kid and pet in the Saugatuck Douglas area will be parading through downtown.  And yes – in Saugatuck, the dogs will dress for Halloween!  Then Saturday evening, we put the kiddos (and pooches) to bed and have our Nighttime Halloween Parade for Adults, on Center Street downtown Douglas, no matter the weather! Our giant parade mascot, The Pumpkin King, rises from the ashes at 10pm near Beery Field to get the party started! You will find intrigue to pique your interest at every corner; as our hometown can throw a party like nobody else! Of course, our whole town gets involved. The restaurants and bars all join in with decorations, special menu items, costumes, plus special events and parties all around the towns. To learn all the spooky details, visit the Douglas Halloween Website. You don’t want to miss it!


When witches are riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers tis near Halloween.”
~  Will Shakespeare


Stay Near The Fun At Wickwood Inn

After all that glowing good fun, you will feel the need to be ‘out like a light’ and there is no better place to lay your head, than at Wickwood Inn!  Reserve your getaway to Wickwood Inn today. Our exceptional Autumn getaway will delightful you at every turn.  There may be a delicious (not scary!) Ginger Pumpkin Mousse or some other scrumptious Wickwood Inn Sweet waiting for you when you get there.


We hope you get to spend a Happy Halloween with us in Saugatuck!

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