Halloween Fun Around Lansing: Events, Trick or Treat, Festivals and More
A few houses in our neighborhood are decked out with Halloween decorations, candy bins are piled high in all of the stores, and my kids officially have their costumes picked out and ready to wear. It’s official – Halloween season is here.
There are events happening all around Lansing! We’ve made a list of family friendly events yours will love to get out and into their costumes at this year!
Our Big List of Family Friendly Halloween Events Around Lansing and Beyond
Here are some great Halloween events to take your family to this year in Lansing and beyond:
**Events in Order By Date
Date: Various dates in October
Tuesday, October 9:
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 10:
Join the Allen Neighborhood Farmers Market for their final week of their outdoor for the season before they head indoors. Harvest Fest at the market will include special guests, food trucks, live music, and of course all of the wonderful vendors. This event will be fun for the whole family and a great time to buy local produce.
Time: 2:30pm – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28:
Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun at Potter Park Zoo! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy. All kids big and small are encourage to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes.
Time: 12 – 5pm
Saturday, October 13:
Time: 4pm – 8:30pm
Sunday, October 14:
How-To Halloween is a festival for ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all ages at the Lansing Center!
Time: 11am – 5pm
Time: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, October 17:
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Saturday, October 20:
Parents, drop the kids off at Al!ve in Charlotte, for an evening of Halloween fun. Costumes are encouraged. Supervised activities include: Halloween themed arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, group games, rock wall (45 lbs. and up) and more. Pizza dinner provided.
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Sunday, October 21:
This annual charity 5k run/walk and costume contest will be fun for the whole family! There are many opportunities for different’ age groups with family packages available.
Wednesday, October 24:
Thursday, October 25:
Trunk or Treat
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Friday, October 26:
The Halloween fun starts at Aire Serv – 620 N. Clinton Street – and runs all the way up Bridge Street! Dress up, bring smiles and have fun!
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Old Town is hosting a Trick or Treat Event for Dogs. Dress them up in costumes and participate in the costume contest!
Time: 5pm to 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 27:
Zap Zone would like to invite you all to our very first Tag and Treat Costume Party. This is a FREE event for the community.
This event includes:
*Numerous candy stations that will be set up with fun activities.
*Costume contest with prizes for 1st and 2nd place in 3 different age groups.
*Kid friendly haunted house.
*One free attraction to be used that day.
Time: 10am – 1pm
Bring your dog and trick or treat around downtown Mason! While the name may say trick or treat this event is all treats for your dog!
Time: 12pm to 1:30 p.m.
Kick off Halloween celebrations and show off your costume during Meridian Township’s Halloween Adventures at Harris Nature Center.
Sunday, October 28:
This family friendly event celebrates Halloween in a safe and fun way at Veterans Memorial Gardens with local businesses and organizations.
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Monday, October 29:
Head to Downtown Lansing for a night of spooky fun. One year Potter Park Zoo brought nocturnal animals to the party and we got to pet an apossom! Enjoy music, candy, activities, and a great night out with the family.
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 30:
Rain or Shine this awesome pumpkin walk is on for 2018! Walk the streets of downtown East Lansing in full costume to receive free door-to-door treats from more than 50 downtown merchants.
Time: 5pm – 7pm
While on the Great Pumpkin Walk, head inside the MSU Broad! Try your hand at some ghoulish games, make Halloween-themed crafts, and learn more about your favorite creepy crawly creatures with our friends from the MSU Bug House!
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday, October 31:
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Join Mt. Hope Church Portland for a fun time of games, candy, and prizes. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot dogs available for free!
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Have a Fun Halloween in Lansing with Your Kids
Halloween officially starts the season of both fun nights out and cozy nights in with your family. Have so much fun this season bonding and making memories in Lansing with your kids! If you have an event you’d like us to add to this list, send it over. We’re always love to help spread the word.
Have a fun Halloween season, Lansing!