1.) JUST WICKED: Friday, October 28 @ 9:00 pm | JW Marriott | $10 | 21+ 


Just Wicked is coming and it's one of our biggest events of the year! Start working on those costumes because your could win big prizes!

Party music will be played by DJ Composition. Door prizes and costume contest will have over $2,000 in great prizes to give away, so be creative. Costume contest registration runs from 9 – 10:30 pm. The top five finalists will be announced around 11 pm. Audience applause will determine the final winners so gather around to cheer for your favorites!

Costume Contest prize examples:

FIRST PLACE – now valued at over $1,500!

• $500 cash prize

• Overnight stay in a suite at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids – Beer City Package:

– – Four local Grand Rapids beers served in your room

– – A Beer City Passport

– – A West Michigan Breweries Map

– – Two breakfast vouchers for six.one.six

– – 20% off at The Spa and JW Marketplace

– – Complimentary parking


• $250 cash prize

• Overnight stay at the JW Marriiott Grand Rapids


• $100 gift card to six.one.six


• Spa package overnight stay at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

$10 general admission. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Four R.I.P. Premium Sections available – $500

• VIP entry tickets for up to 10 guests

• Reserved soft seating on stage next to the dance floor

• 12-pack of microbrews or hard cider

• A bottle of Grey Goose with mixers

See Facebook Event page for special room rate for attendees that evening!


2.) FULTON STREET FARMERS MARKET CELEBRATES DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Saturday, October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free | Family Friendly

Enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, a traditional Dia de los Muertos altar, live music, Mexican pastries and warm soup! This is a fun event for the whole family! Extra parking available at the Salvation Army and on many of the streets around the market!


3.) FREE TRUNK OR TREAT: Saturday, October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

|Forest Hills Presbyterian Church | Free 

Join us for this fun, annual event! We will host decorated car trunks with people passing out candy to all the children that participate- RAIN OR SHINE!

Any family with children younger than 8th grade is invited to participate in the event! We will have a fire with s'mores, outdoor movies, raffle baskets and a ton of candy! It's a fun night to come and hang out and bring your kids (and friends!)

The event is free, we just ask that you bring 2 canned goods to donate to our local food pantry! See you there!


4.) A STRANGER WALDRON – STRANGER THINGS HALLOWEEN PARTY: Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00 p | Free | Downtown Grand Rapids

Where is Will Byers? What is going on in the forest outside Hawkins, Indiana? Just what exactly is the Department of Energy doing? Come find out on the night of October 29th and experience A Stranger Waldron.

This FREE, NO-COVER event featuring a number of special Halloween drinks begins at 8pm. We'll be transforming the first floor into the woods outside Hawkins, Indiana. Then head upstairs to hang out in the Byers Home, complete with Christmas lights, wall alphabet, and spooky live music. Once you've seen Hawkins, venture over to Stella's Lounge to experience The Upside down. Costumes related OR unrelated to the show are strongly encouraged.

The first fifty people in line at The Waldron will a receive a wristband allowing them to skip the line at both locations throughout the evening.

Entertainment includes:

Hawkins, Indiana Forest (main floor):
DJ Sean Boney and DJ Slim Tim

Byers' Home (second floor):
Vinyl Fetish DJ Collective ft. Joe Moon, Jon Kemp, Jeff Finan With Special Guest Jim Thias

There's only one question you need to ask yourself.

"Should I stay or should I go?"

Must be 21+


5.) DAY OF THE DOG: Sunday, October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Grand Rapids | Price: Donation 


It's back! Our Day of the Dog celebration in the tradition of kukur tihar, the Nepali festival honoring dogs! Co-hosted by our Triple Crown friends, Nature of the Dog and Shaggy Pines. The event is free with your donation of soft treats or cash for kent county animal shelter. Our shelter friends will have adoptable dogs on site, and there are some awesome vendors coming too! Head over to our event page on Facebook to let us know you're coming and find out more! We will be joined by: Green Dog Photography, Amy Carroll Photo, Wealthy Street Animal Hospital, Daisy's Circle, Fido & Stitch, Furniture City Creamery, and more!


Courtesy: GRNow.com