Halloween Events


Great Pumpkin Walk

The 2023 Great Pumpkin Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 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, including those listed below:

On Albert AvenueOn Grand River Avenue & Side Streets
Goodfellas Bagel DeliMoosejaw
Northside BarbershopCurious Book Shop
Buffalo Wild WingsDouglas J. Aveda Institute
Marriott HotelUniversity Weiner
CVS PharmacyGraduate Hotel
Jolly PumpkinCrunchy's
HopCatThe Peanut Barrel
Blue Owl CoffeeBeggar's Banquet
FieldHouseFor Crepe Sake
Harper'sMore Than Vintage
Wild Goose InnMSU Culinary Services
Newman Lofts

There will also be mini pumpkin decorating and live music by funk band Carlos Perez and the Spooktaculars at Ann Street Plaza, located at the corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues. Additionally, various princesses from MSU Royal Encounters will be in attendance for meet and greets at Ann Street Plaza and there will be a Cyr Wheel performance at the elevated Marriott Plaza, located at the corner of Albert Avenue and Charles Street.

For the 12th 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.

In addition, the East Lansing Farmers Market will be holding a Halloween Costume Contest at Valley Court Park that day. For more information, click here.

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. 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.