Halloween Events

A number of fun Halloween events take place in East Lansing each year. The following is a list of the 2016 Halloween events, including information on trick-or-treating in neighborhoods on Halloween.

Great Pumpkin Walk

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016; 5-7 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
The City of East Lansing hosts the Great Pumpkin Walk each year on the streets of downtown East Lansing. Families are encouraged to bring their children to downtown in full costume to receive free door-to-door treats from more than 50 downtown merchants. Parking is available in all downtown parking ramps and surface lots and will be free from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There is no starting point for the event. For more information, contact Amy Schlusler at (517) 319-6931.

“Land of Oz” at the Wild Goose Inn 

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016; 5-7 p.m.
As part of the Great Pumpkin Walk, Wild Goose Inn hosts the “Land of Oz" event each year. With the assistance of costumed characters, this popular downtown bed & breakfast is transformed into the colorful, enchanting “Land of Oz.”


Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016; 5-8 p.m.
Stop by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum for a night of frightening fun for all ages! Visitors can try their hand at some ghoulish games, make halloween-themed crafts and sink their fangs into scary snacks. MSU's Bug House will also be there to teach visitors all about their favorite creepy crawly creatures.

Safe Halloween on M.A.C. Avenue

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016; 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Great Pumpkin Walk, Safe Halloween will take place along M.A.C. Avenue, between Burcham and Elizabeth. Each year, the MSU Greek community hosts this popular event to provide children a safe environment to trick-or-treat at the various Greek houses, enjoy games and interact with college students in one of MSU's predominantly Greek neighborhoods.

All Hallows' Read at the East Lansing Public Library

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016; 6-7 p.m.
Stop by the East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, in costume to enjoy Halloween stories read by teen volunteers, a not-too-scary haunted house, snacks, trick-or-treating, crafts and more Halloween fun! For families with young children. Learn more.

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween Night

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016; 6-8 p.m.
Trick-or-treating hours in East Lansing neighborhoods are from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 each year.