Halloween in the 517

There is no shortage of Halloween activities this year for all ages.

There is no shortage of Halloween activities this year for all ages. Here are just a few of the events going on in coming days. You can also visit our friends at 517Living.com to see other area Halloween happenings.


Halloween Party at Royal Scot

Friday, Oct. 22, from 8-11 p.m. at Royal Scot, 4722 Grand River Ave. in Waverly

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The Triple P Bar and Grill inside Royal Scot is having a Halloween party featuring Atomic Annie performing. Dress up for the costume contest and enjoy spooky drink specials.


Howl-lo-ween Pawty with Happy Feet Pet Rescue

Saturday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at REO Town Marketplace in Lansing

Happy Feet Pet Rescue is holding an event you can bring your dog to for a howling good time. The event includes dog trick-or-treating, a doggie fall-themed photo shoot, carnival games, a costume contest, vendors and more. For sponsor, volunteer or vendor information, email hfprfundraising@gmail.com or visit happyfeetpetrescue.com. There is a $10 minimum donation per animal.


Small Town Secrets with Author Jenn Carpenter

Monday, Oct. 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Grand Ledge District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St. in Grand Ledge

Join Jenn Carpenter, author of “Haunted Lansing” and “The Cereal Killer Chronicles” and the host of the true-crime podcast “So Dead” as she shares stories of reported hauntings in Grand Ledge and the real-life tragedies that may have led to them. Following Carpenter’s presentation, she will be selling and autographing copies of her books. For information, visit gladl.org.


Halloweenpalooza with CADL

Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Capital Area District Library, 4321 Okemos Road in Meridian Township

Wear your costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, crafts, games and other surprises with CADL. For more information, visit cadl.org.


Halloween Family Fun Run

Friday, Oct. 29, from 6-9 p.m. at the Alfreda Schmidt Community Center, 5825 Wise Road in


The Schmidt Halloween Family Fun Run is an adventure that will take you from Schmidt Community Center along a stroller-friendly trail to Davis Park. Stop at stations along the way to bounce in the fun house or decorate a pumpkin. Show off your costume and make sure to say trick or treat. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/schmidt-community-center/halloween-family-fun-run/191846362966945/.


Bridge St. Trick or Treat at GLADL

Friday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St. in 

Grand Ledge

Visit the gently spooky haunted house and get a treat before heading out to trick or treat on Bridge Street. Visit gladl.org.


Stimson Hospital Public Ghost Hunt

Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Stimson Hospital, 101 W. Plain St. in Eaton Rapids

Visit the historic Stimson Hospital, enjoy four hours of ghost hunting with your own equipment or use theirs. Dozens of professional paranormal teams have investigated at Stimson, see what makes them come back again and again. Cost is $40. For more information, visit fb.com/StimsonHospital.


Trunk or Treat

Friday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Community Realty, 2325 S. Cedar St. in Lansing

Join Community Realty at the first Trunk or Treat Extravaganza, featuring Nom, Nom Ninja on-site with delicious hibachi wraps, candy, games, a costume contest, photo booth, prizes and more. Email jenn@communityrealtyllc.com with questions.


Community Halloween Party

Saturday, Oct. 30, all day with the Southside Community Coalition

Join Behind the Hustle and the Houston Legacy Of Enlightenment as they combine passion for the community and host a family-friendly event. Vendors, resources, trunk-or-treating and much more will be offered. If you would like to participate as a vendor and or decorate your trunk, use the link houstonlegacyofenlightenment.as.me/schedule.php?owner=23865514&appointmentType=26768553&template=class. Resource vendors may use the code RESOURCE21 for a discounted rate.


How to Halloween

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30- 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing 

The theme for the seventh annual event is “Classic Cartoons Come to Life,” with headliner power-pop band The Shake Ups performing live on the main stage dressed as the Scooby Doo gang alongside the Mystery Machine. Also included is a special Devil’s Night edition of the Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk as the horde of undead invade the city and make their way from the Lansing Center to the Capitol for a frightfully fantastic photo op. As always, there is trick-or-treating for the kids, costume contests with big prizes and more.

Advance tickets are $5 (kids under 3 get in free) with a special family rate “buy five, get one free.” The ticket price goes up to $10 on the day of the show. So break out your best homemade costumes, bring your friends and be part of this un-boo-lievable event. Visit lansingmakers.org for information.


Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk

Saturday, Oct. 30, with registration starting at 4 p.m. inside the Lansing Center by Exhibit Hall C

The 11th annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk returns with a special Devil’s Night edition. Walkers must purchase tickets to participate, and all ages of the undead are welcome. Advance prices are only $5 each. Your ticket includes admission into How-To Halloween along with contest entry before the legendary walk begins. Kids under 3 get in for free, and a small eTix fee will apply to all online sales. The ticket price increases to $10 on the day of the walk and are available for purchase at the box office. Zombies that bring donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank will be entered in a drawing for a prize pack worth $100.

The walking dead are invited on the main stage to compete in the Best Zombie Contest at 5 p.m. with adult and kid categories for a total prize package valued at over $200. Afterward, the horde members will be given instructions before being unleashed on the unsuspecting citizens. Traffic will come to a standstill as zombies slowly make their way to the steps of the Capitol for the most amazingly horrific photo shoot that mid-Michigan has ever seen.

For more on these events, as well as other community happenings, visit at 517Living.com.


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