Halloween Events


Great Pumpkin Walk

The 2022 Great Pumpkin Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. Families can bring their costumed children to downtown East Lansing to trick-or-treat with more than 25 participating downtown businesses.

While there is no official starting pointing for the event, attendees are encouraged to pick up a free pumpkin from either William B. Sharp Park, located at the corner of Abbot Road and Albert Avenue, or the 500 block pedestrian alley at 139 Bailey Street.

There will also be pumpkin painting, a caricature artist, a visit from the HopCat cat, photos with princesses and superheroes from Royal Encounters MSU and live music by indie rock band Pretty Jane & the Magazines at Ann Street Plaza, located at the corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues, from 1:30-3 p.m. Additionally, the East Lansing Public Library's Library on the Go mobile pop-up library will be downtown with fun crafts for families as well as books to explore.

For the 11th year, Wild Goose Inn at 512 Albert Ave. will also be transforming into the Land of Oz for trick-or-treaters from 2-4 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Walk is generously sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Management Board, Jolly Pumpkin Café and Brewery, Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub, Playa Bowls, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Risky Studios and 7-Eleven.

Please note that Albert Avenue will be closed to traffic from the Albert Avenue Garage entry/exit (the garage will remain accessible to traffic) to M.A.C. Avenue from approximately noon-5 p.m. for the event. The alley between Blue Owl Coffee and El Azteco will also be closed to traffic from approximately noon-5 p.m. for the event. See Map (PDF).

Safe Halloween

Safe Halloween is an annual event in which MSU Fraternity & Sorority Life hosts a street carnival with various Halloween activities for children to enjoy along M.A.C. Avenue, between Burcham Drive and Elizabeth Street. The 2022 event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. Learn more.

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween Night

Trick-or-treating hours in East Lansing's neighborhoods are from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween night (Oct. 31) each year.