Halloween In Saugatuck | A Ghoulish Good Time

Posted on: October 13, 2019   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

spooky nighttime crowd of people in costumes on a poster for the Saugatuck Douglas area events for the weekend before Halloween

young girl with a unicorn face painting over one of her eyes

man in a wig with red pigtails, a striped shirt and pink skirt blowing on a french horn with the sign reading Pippi Power #nobullies

someone in a queen of hearts costume with red hair, tiny crown, white face with a tiny red heart shaped mouth, wearing a black gown and a woman with red eyeshadow wearing a purple satin dress

giant pumpkin headed tall man in raggedy black costume and claws for hands in a parade at night

the crowds watching the beginning of the adult Halloween Parade in downtown Douglas, MI begin lead by the giant pumpkinheaded ghoul and the thousands of adults in costume following him in the parade

Photo By: Kimberly Heiser

In Saugatuck, celebrating Halloween means a lot more than sitting by the front door and handing out candy to children in costumes. Of course, we love doing that. However, in Saugatuck … we take Halloween to the next level! If you’ve never experienced Saugatuck’s love for all things Halloween, get your costume ready and reserve your getaway to Wickwood Inn today.

Here’s a lineup of Saugatuck’s Halloween events:

Glow In The Park
Friday, October 25 | 6-10 p.m. | Coghlin Park, Saugatuck

GLOW IT UP in Coghlin Park, downtown Saugatuck, with fun for all ages. There will be a DJ and dance party, face painting, games and crafts, food and beverages. This is the night when EVERYTHING shines!

Guided Spooky Trail Walks
Friday, October 25 | 8-8 p.m. | Virtue Cider, Fennville

Be brave and discover the haunted trails with a tour guide just after dusk. Settle your nerves with a pint of bottle to branch apple cider afterwards.

Kid & Pets Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 26 | 11:30 a.m. line-up | 12:00 p.m. parade begins | Downtown Saugatuck

All are welcome to join in the fun! Costume Judging & Parade Line-up at Wick’s Park, downtown Saugatuck. 4 costume categories for both kids and pets:  CUTE, FUNNY, SCARY and MOST CREATIVE

Hallowine Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Demonstration
Saturday, October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | J. Petter Galleries, Douglas

See a Certified Master Ice Carver create ghoulish creatures from pumpkins and gourds, while tasting through Fall-focused wines.

Corn Maze & Hayrides
Daily | Crane’s Orchards, Fennville

So much creative energy and a huge amount of work goes into this 20-acre Corn Maze every year to make it the best corn maze anywhere.

“Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.”
~ Nicholas Gordon

Scary Beery In The Park
Saturday, October 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Beery Field, Douglas

Free fun and fright at this family friendly event at Beery Field in downtown Douglas. Smokin’ Joes BBQ will have food for sale, and local merchants will be distributing candy.

Loft Dining + Night At the Circus Pre-Parade Party
Saturday, October 26 | Borrowed Time, Douglas

Reserve your spot for an amazing 3-course meal in the loft from 4-7 p.m. After you’ve enjoyed a chef-driven meal paired perfectly with unique beverages, change your costume and stay for the circus, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Themed food & drink specials, carnival games, and a restaurant decked out like a circus tent.

Pre-Parade & Halloween Photo Boooooooooth
Saturday, October 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Virtue Cider, Fennville

Dress in your Halloween best before the Douglas Halloween Parade. This 21+ costume contest will award prizes in four categories: Cutest couple, Scariest, Farmiest, and Best Pet Costume. Prizes awarded from the polaroid photos captured on site.

The Haunting Of Kirby House Pre-Parade Party
Saturday, October 26 | 6-9 p.m. | The Kirby, Douglas

A ghoulish good time with free “horror d’oeuvres,” Scary-aoke, a costume contest, and outdoor scary movie screening. Dinner and drink specials happening all night long.

“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.”
~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Halloween Chills & Thrills
Saturday, October 26 | 6-10 p.m. | Saugatuck Brewing Company

A scary good time at the annual Halloween Bash at SBC! You’re in for a night of thrills and chills including: Live Music, $3 Pint Specials, Ghoulish Games with prizes,  and a Scary Selfie Photo Booth!

Adult Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 26 | 9:00 p.m. parade line-up begins | 10:00 p.m. parade begins | Downtown Douglas

This famous nighttime Halloween parade is not to be missed – an extravaganza of creativity in costuming and performances. The Pumpkin King rises from the ashes to get the party started. This adults-only event takes place, rain, snow, sleet or moon-shine, so come dressed for the weather.

After Parade Party & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 26 | After the parade – late night / early morning | The Dunes Resort, Douglas

Head to the The Dunes before and/or immediately following the Downtown Douglas Halloween Parade (must be 21+) for a night of gender blending fun and mayhem.

“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.”
~ Unknown

There are still a few reservations open at Wickwood Inn.
Join us for a Ghostly-Good-Time this Halloween!

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