Discover a Hidden Gem in West Michigan: Muskegon

blue surfboard with wave and sun design stands in beach sand in front of muskegon mural

Looking for a fun-filled summer vacation? Muskegon, Michigan is a must-visit destination for anyone! This beach-town is a hidden gem in West Michigan. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, relaxation on sandy beaches, or a taste of local culture, Muskegon has it all.

Beautiful beaches, stretch for miles along the shores of Lake Michigan. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax or a place to enjoy water sports, there’s a beach for you. There is even a beach to bring your dog at Kruse Park!

rollercoaster and seadragon rides are reflected in small lake at Michigan's Adventure amusement park

When you’re done soaking up the sun, there are plenty other things to do in Muskegon. One popular attraction is Michigan’s Adventure. This “two parks for the price of one” is the state’s largest amusement park and includes a water park. For those who prefer a more active vacation, check out the Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park. Experience thrilling summer activities like ziplining, wheel luge, archery, rock climbing and more!

Two red light towers stand in front of blue sky filled with cumulus clouds. a sailboat with white sails is seen to the right of pier that leads to one of the lighttowers.

If you’re interested in history and culture, Muskegon has you covered there too. There are three lighthouses worth exploring. And two to tour: Muskegon South Pierhead Light and the White River Light Station. Tour historic homes, a WW2 landing ship or submarine – or visit one of many museums. The Muskegon Museum of Art features works by noted American & European artists. There are galleries of rotating and traveling exhibitions.

When the sun goes down, visit one of the 9 drive-in theaters that remain in Michigan.  The Getty Drive-In Theatre offers double features on 4 outdoor screens. Tune your car radio to the cinematic sounds coming from the big screen.

When it comes to accommodations, there are hotels from names you know and trust. Or, if you prefer a cozy cabin or spacious beach house, there are vacation rentals to fit your needs – and budget!

Overall, Muskegon, Michigan is a summer destination sure to please. From sandy beaches to outdoor adventure to cultural attractions, there’s something for everyone. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to make lasting memories in Muskegon, Michigan!

How to Halloween in Muskegon!

Muskegon offers SO many unique ways to get your chills and thrills!

We love this time of year; and know you will too!

The chills and thrills range from historical to hysterical.  We have compiled a list of not too frightful fun for the little ones, eerie entertainment for the entire family, and ghostly good-times for the grownups. 

👻 All Ages
🎃 Kid Friendly
🍂  Grown Up Fun (Not recommended for little ones)


Friday, October 25

🍂  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Full Moon Cookies & Canvas by Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids: Sherman Bowling Center
👻 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Frankenstein Friday: Jumpin Jupiter Skate Center
👻 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Obituary Tour: Hackley and Hume Historic Site
🍂  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Haunted Hall: Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed: The Lakes Mall
👻 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Trail of Terror Holton: 7582 Crocker Rd
🍂 11:00 pm Rocky Horror Halloween Show: Harbor Cinema


Saturday, October 26

👻 Halloween Extravaganza at Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo
👻 9:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE Halloween at The Crue
🎃 10:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE Spookley the Square Pumpkin Fall Activities: Weesies Bros. Garden Centers & Landscaping
👻 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE Zombie Walk: Harbor Cinema
🎃 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE Mini Pumpkin Painting: Hackley Public Library
🎃 2:00 pm – 2:54 pm Kids Yoga – Halloween Edition: Rootdown Yoga·Juice·Greens
🎃 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Trick or Treating at the Muskegon South Pierhead Light (FREE for kids in costumes with paid adult)
🍂  3:30 pm – 11:55 pm Celtic Halloween Samhain Party featuring The Barley SaintsUnruly Brewing

👻 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm Halloween at the Getty Drive-In Theatre:
……4:30 PM – Doors Open
……5:30 PM – Trunk or Treat
……7:00 PM Goosebumps & Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
……7:30 PM Halloween 1978 & Halloween 2018
……7:30 PM Psycho & The Birds
……8:00 PM Rocky Horror Picture Show

🍂  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Halloween Game Night: Bardic Wells Meadery
👻 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Obituary Tour: Hackley and Hume Historic Site
🍂  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Muskegon Conspiracy Exposed: Lakes Mall
👻 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Trail of Terror Holton: 7582 Crocker Rd
🍂  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl: Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
🍂  8:00 pm – 11590 pm Downtown Muskegon Halloween Pub Crawl: Hennessy’s Pub
🍂  9:00 pm – 1:00 am Halloween Party featuring Borrowed Time: PUB ONE ELEVEN

Sunday, October 27

👻 Halloween Extravaganza at Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo

Monday, October 28
👻 6:00 pm – 8:00 Pimp Your Pumpkin: Old Homestead Tavern
👻 6:30 pm – 8:00 Cumbia Halloween Dance: Orchard View Early Elementary

Tuesday, October 29

👻 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM FREE Paranormal Muskegon: Hackley Public Library
👻 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monster Mash Boo Bash: Jumpin’ Jupiter Skate & Fun Center
👻 6:30 pm FREE Escape Box Challenge: Harry Potter & the Quidditch Quest: Friends of the Norton Shores Library
🍂 7:00 pm FREE Halloween Trivia: Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

Wednesday, October 30

🍂  6:00 pm FREE AhFest (Muskegon Area Arts and Humanities Festival) Film Fest, Surprise Horror Film: Muskegon Museum of Art
🍂  8:00 pm Founders Brewing Co. Film Series “Scream” with Underground Mountain Brown: Celebration Cinema

Thursday, October 31

🎃 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM FREE Halloween Story Time: Hackley Public Library
👻 3:00 pm FREE Escape Box Challenge: Harry Potter & the Quidditch Quest: Visually & Physically Disabled Branch of the Muskegon District Libraries

Trick or Treaters

Friday, November 1

🎃 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 6th Annual Little Goblins Boo Bash: Watermark 920
👻 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Haunted Car Wash: Van’s Car Wash
👻 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Tellabration – A Night of Storytelling: Muskegon Museum of Art
🍂 8:30 pm Day of the Dead Costume Party: Unruly Brewing

Saturday, November 2

🍂  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Delicious Demise: Art of Cookery – Cooking School
🍂 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Passion and Perversity: The Inner Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe: Muskegon Museum of Art
👻 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Haunted Car Wash: Van’s Car Wash
🍂  8:00 pm Adult Halloween Party: Jimmy’s Pub Montague
🍂  8:00 pm – 12:00 am Adult Halloween Party: 46 Bar
🍂  9:30 pm – 2:00 am Adult Halloween Party: Old Homestead Tavern

Monday, November 4
👻 3:00 pm FREE Escape Box Challenge: Harry Potter & the Quidditch Quest: Muskegon Township Library

Tuesday, November 5
👻 6:00 pm FREE Escape Box Challenge: Harry Potter & the Quidditch Quest: Holton Library

Thursday, November 7
👻 6:00 pm FREE Escape Box Challenge: Harry Potter & the Quidditch Quest: Montague Library

Friday, November 8
🍂  5:00 pm Hackley Attic Escape Room: Hackley and Hume Historic Site
👻 5:00 – 8:00 FREE Beyond The Day Of The Dead: Latinos Working for the Future

To find more information on all these events and more, head over to the Visit Muskegon Calendar of Events 

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