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Posted on: October 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Downtown East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk to Take Place Oct. 29


EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular annual Great Pumpkin Walk will bring trick-or-treat fun to downtown East Lansing on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m.

Families are invited to bring their children to downtown in full costume to receive free door-to-door treats from more than 50 participating downtown businesses.

Each year, more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters pack the sidewalks of downtown East Lansing for this fun, safe and free Halloween event. The event is hosted by the City of East Lansing and Downtown Management Board in conjunction with participating downtown businesses.

New this year, friendly officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will also be handing out candy. Families are encouraged to stop by ELPD, 409 Park Lane.

“Land of Oz” at the Wild Goose Inn
As part of the Great Pumpkin Walk, Wild Goose Inn, 512 Albert Ave., will host its popular annual “Land of Oz” on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. With the assistance of costumed actors from East Lansing High School’s Theater Department, this popular downtown bed & breakfast is transformed into the colorful and enchanting “Land of Oz.”

In conjunction with the Great Pumpkin Walk, the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, will host arachno-BROAD-ia on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. Community members of all ages are invited to explore Broad's newest exhibitions, try a hand at some ghoulish games, make Halloween-themed crafts and sink their fangs into scary snacks. The MSU Bug House will also be there to teach visitors all about creepy crawly creatures!

Safe Halloween on M.A.C. Avenue
In conjunction with the Great Pumpkin Walk, Safe Halloween will take place along M.A.C. Avenue, between Burcham Drive and Elizabeth Street, on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each year, the MSU Greek community 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
Trick-or-treating in East Lansing’s residential neighborhoods takes place from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 each year.

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