The leaves are falling, the weather is changing and everyone is getting ready for Halloween. Kids everywhere are picking out their favorite costumes, watching Halloween movies and listening to the Monster Mash. Flint & Genesee is booming with fall activities – apple orchards, hayrides, trunk-or-treats. Keep the spooky spirit alive and switch things up a bit by attending one of these fun, kid friendly Halloween events. 

Boo Dash 5k Fun Run - October 21, 5 p.m. 

Join Genesys Athletic Club for a family fun 5k to benefit the Flint Health Coalition Commit to Fit! Active Schools Challenge Program. For more information visit www.genesysathleticclub.com. 

Halloween in the Gardens - October 26 – 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Visit Applewood Estates for the final weekend of the season. Bring the kids in their Halloween costumes and look for tricks and treats throughout the grounds. Other kid friendly Halloween activities are scheduled throughout the day. For more information visit their Facebook Event. 

Halloween Happenings - October 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Join the Flint Institute of Arts for Halloween fun at their annual celebration. Enjoy art activities, Halloween stories, and a scavenger hunt through the galleries. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.flintarts.org. 

Sprout's Healthy Halloween - October 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Sprout and the Genesee County Health Department are teaming up for Healthy Halloween at the Flint Farmers' Market. Bring the kids for a healthy trick-or-treat. For more information contact the Genesee County Health Department at (810) 768-7970. 

Harvest Day at Gerych's - October 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Bring the family to Gerych's for a day of face painting, kids crafts, photos and more. They will also be selling hot dogs to raise money for Adopt a Pet Fenton. For more information visit gerychsflowers.com. 

Halloween Hootenanny - October 28, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

Join Longway Planetarium for a night of boogie, treats, prizes and the Ooky Spooky Light Show. Come in your best costume for a chance to win a special prize. For more information visit their Facebook Event. 

An Event So Good It's Scary - October 31, 1 p.m. - 6 pm. 

Bring the kids to Downtown Fenton to stroll from store to store collecting candy from over 40 participating merchants. For more information visit fentonbecloser.com 

Halloween Ghosts and Goodies - Various Dates 

Through the month of October, Crossroads Village will be filled with treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. Enjoy a day filled with enchanted forests, Halloween shows and more. For more information visit geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village.