In East Grand Rapids, trick-or-treating typically takes place on the evening of Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. — however, Halloween will look a little different this year.
Due to COVID-19, the CDC advises against traditional trick-or-treating, fall events and haunted houses. A list of recommended alternative activities are listed on its website. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has also released similar recommendations based on our state’s risk level. Take a look through The Only Thing Scary About Halloween Should be the Costumes.
If your family and/or your neighborhood chooses to trick-or-treat, we ask that you continue practicing social distancing and wear a mask, although outside, due to increased contact and density. Halloween2020.org has additional recommendations and festivity modifications based on the risk level in each county to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Please note that Halloween festivities are not organized by the City of East Grand Rapids. You can contact Public Safety at 616.949.7010 with any questions or concerns.
In the true spirit of Halloween, extra fun and spooky creativity has swept the nation so that everyone can enjoy the holiday safely. Take a look:
Public Safety also reminds parents of the following regular precautions and asks that you share them with your children.
Young children should:
Older children should:
Other special notes: