Pumpkin Promenade and Trick or Treating Information

The Pumpkin Promenade is scheduled for Monday, October 31 from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Children 12 years and under are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat at downtown businesses, and enjoy kid-friendly outdoor activities at Town Center.

The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Trick-or-Treating hours are 6 – 8 p.m. on October 31. Please remember the following safety tips.

  • Remain on well-lit streets, and use sidewalks.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and use crosswalks.
  • Carry a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing.

Trick or Treating Safety Reminders and Pumpkin Promenade Fun

The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Trick-or-Treating hours are 6 – 8 p.m. on October 31. Please remember the following safety tips.

  • Remain on well-lit streets, and use sidewalks.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and use crosswalks.
  • Carry a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing.

Guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

At the end of September, the CDC provided this Halloween guidance:

  • Trick-or-treat outside, in small groups.
  • Avoid crowded, large indoor Halloween parties.
  • Mask up.
  • Social distance.
  • Properly wash hands.

Refer to the www.cdc.gov website for updates.

Pumpkin Promenade to Provide Happy Haunting

The Pumpkin Promenade is scheduled for Friday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m. in downtown Mt. Pleasant. Children 12 years and under are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat outside of downtown businesses, and enjoy kid-friendly outdoor activities at Town Center.

Important Health and Safety Trick-or-Treating Information

Halloween is not a City sanctioned event, but a national holiday known for its popular trick-or-treating activity on October 31. The City establishes a specific time frame (6-8 p.m.) for trick-or-treating, to safely coordinate foot and vehicular traffic patterns.

Due to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has categorized trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating as high-risk activities. The CDC urges individuals to participate in lower risk activities such as virtual Halloween costume contests or celebrations with individuals within your same household. For a complete list of lower-risk celebrations visit the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween

Trick-or-treating is a personal choice for both trick-or-treaters and residents. If you do decide to participate in this activity, only go to households with the porch light on and follow these CDC safety measures:

•A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.

•Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has also outlined safety protocols for trick-or-treating. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/Halloween_Guidance_703282_7.pdf

Please also keep in mind the Central Michigan District Health Department’s Public Health Emergency Order which limits outdoor group sizes to 25 people or less within the City of Mt. Pleasant and Union Township.

As always, individuals should continue to wear a face mask, practice social distancing, and follow gathering guidelines.

In addition to COVID-19 safety protocols, trick-or-treaters should follow these standard safety tips:

• Remain on well-lit streets, and use sidewalks.
• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
• Look both ways before crossing the street, and use crosswalks.
• Carry a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing.

Updates from health officials will be provided if they become available.

Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 31 downtown Mt. Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween downtown Mt. Pleasant at the sixth annual Pumpkin Promenade!

The Pumpkin Promenade will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children age 12 and under can trick-or-treat at participating businesses and visit Town Center for a free donut hole from Robaire’s Bakery. Participating businesses will have signs displayed in their windows indicating they are part of the event.

Please note, citywide trick-or-treating is Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/downtownmp for more details.

Downtown Mt. Pleasant features events year-round and new businesses opening regularly. With a variety of shopping venues, eateries and bars, as well as salons, coffee shops, spas, fitness studios and parks, the historic district can be enjoyed no matter the season. 

Downtown Mt. Pleasant is centrally located in the City of Mt. Pleasant and is bordered by the picturesque Chippewa River. Two of Mt. Pleasant’s most scenic parks, Island Park and Nelson Park, are also located downtown offering a local trail system with a variety of nature trails and cycling paths.

Located just a few blocks north of Central Michigan University’s campus and 3.5 miles directly west of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Downtown Mt. Pleasant has all you are looking for and more!