Scare Up Some Halloween Activities Today in East Lansing

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:34 am
By: 
Rosalind Arch

From 5-7 PM today, hundreds of trick-or-treaters adorned in ghoulish attire and sparkling ensembles will gather in downtown East Lansing for the Great Pumpkin Walk. Families are invited to join in the fun with 50 participating businesses that will be handing out free treats to children dressed in full Halloween attire.

Parking is available in all downtown parking garages and surface lots. On Tuesday, City Council voted to suspend parking time limits downtown during the Halloween events. Participants must pay to park at meters but will not be ticketed if their time expires between 5 and 7.

During the Great Pumpkin Walk, the Wild Goose Inn will open its doors to host the annual “Land of Oz,” for those who want to experience a one-of-a-kind adventure to Oz. The Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and many other characters from the beloved children's story will be played by costumed actors from East Lansing High School’s Theater Department. The Wild Goose Inn is located at 512 Albert Avenue.

The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, at 547 E. Circle Drive, will host ArachnoBROADia! from 5-8 PM. Visitors are welcome to join in at various Halloween-themed craft stations, try their luck at a few spooky games and perhaps sink their fangs into some scary snacks. MSU’s bug house will also be there, showing off a few creepy crawly creatures.

The Greek community’s Safe Halloween is another major part of today’s festivities. It will take place along M.A.C. Avenue, between Burcham Drive and Elizabeth Street from 5:30-7:30 p.m. MSU fraternities and sororities host this event each year to provide children with a safe space to trick-or-treat, and play some games with college students in one of MSU’s predominantly Greek neighborhoods.

Trick-or-treating in East Lansing’s residential neighborhoods will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31st.