Halloween Events

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A number of fun Halloween events take place in East Lansing each year. The following is a list of 2019 Halloween events, including information on trick-or-treating in neighborhoods on Halloween.

Great Pumpkin Walk


Sunday, October 27, 2019; 1-4 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
The City of East Lansing hosts the Great Pumpkin Walk each year on the streets of downtown East Lansing. A number of fun, new things are happening this year:

  • Top Hat Side Show Performance (1-2 p.m.): A fun and whimsical family-friendly performance featuring magic, juggling and more will take place in Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues). Learn more about the Top Hat Side Show
  • Downtown Trick-or-Treating (2-4 p.m.): 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. Downtown parking (view parking map) is free on Sundays and there is no starting point for the event. Participating businesses will have the Great Pumpkin Walk flier featured in their storefronts. For more information, call (517) 319-6930.
  • Pumpkin Painting (2-4 p.m.): Families are invited to paint pumpkins in Ann Street Plaza, William B. Sharp Park (corner of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road) and the pedestrian alley in the 500 block of Grand River Avenue. 
  • Live Music (2-4 p.m.): Live music will be showcased throughout downtown. Performers are TBA. 

“Land of Oz” at the Wild Goose Inn 


Sunday, October 27, 2019; 2-4 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.”

Safe Halloween on M.A.C. Avenue


Sunday, October 27, 2019; 3-5 p.m.
Safe Halloween will take place along M.A.C. Avenue, between Burcham Drive and Linden Street. Each year, MSU Fraternity & Sorority Life hosts this popular event to provide children a safe environment to trick-or-treat, enjoy games and interact with college students in one of MSU's predominantly Greek neighborhoods.

Trick-or-Treating on Halloween Night

Thursday, October 31, 2019; 6-8 p.m.
Trick-or-treating hours in East Lansing neighborhoods are from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 each year.