Happy Haunting this Friday at Pumpkin Promenade in downtown Mt. Pleasant

Looking for fun, free, and safe trick-or-treating this weekend? Then head over to downtown Mt. Pleasant Friday, Oct. 29, for the city’s annual Pumpkin Promenade.

From 4-6 p.m., 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 including face painting, carnival games, crafts, and donuts and cider.

Pumpkin Promenade is always a lot of fun for families and one of the great events that make people love Mt. Pleasant so much,” says Carol Moody, recreation coordinator for Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation.

The city will close downtown streets to motorized vehicles during the event so families can safely trick-or-treat outside downtown businesses.

“We’re excited to participate in this event,” says Amber Zaske, Isabella Bank community relations specialist. “It’s a great opportunity to be part of the downtown community and a great opportunity for our employees to interact with the community outside of work.”

Past Pumpkin Promenades have attracted up to 1,000 little ghouls and goblins to downtown Mt. Pleasant.

“This is a really great opportunity to dress up, act kind of silly, and have fun with other people in our community,” Moody says. “We especially love it when we see families dressing up together.”

On Sunday, Oct. 31, the city of Mt. Pleasant’s trick-or-treating hours are 6-8 p.m. Please remember the following safety tips:
  • Remain on well-lit streets
  • Use sidewalks
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children
  • Look both ways before crossing the street
  • Use crosswalks
  • Carry a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing
No matter when you celebrate Halloween, the Centers for Disease Control recommend the following:
  • Trick-or-treat outside, in small groups
  • Avoid crowded, large indoor Halloween parties
  • Mask up
  • Social distance
  • Wash hands properly