2020 Kalamazoo Trick or Treat Times + Hacks for Handing out Candy

Little girl having fun on Halloween trick or treat

Are Kalamazoo Families Trick or Treating in 2020?

Many of us never envisioned an October where we considered whether Halloween events would be canceled. And yet in 2020, COVID-19 has left many families questioning how to celebrate this fall.

We spoke with local municipality offices and the answer was clear: trick or treating is not canceled.

Halloween is not an official city-sanctioned activity, and residents can choose whether to participate. Local officials mainly want residents to stay safe this year, choosing what’s best for their families, and practicing guidelines from places like the County Health Department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC.

For families planning to trick or treat this year, take a look at our listings below for dates and times and get those costumes ready.

Looking for other Halloween celebration alternatives? Try our list of Halloween Happenings for the month of October.

Not all communities set official dates and times. Please check back frequently, as we will add new information as it becomes available. 

Halloween Candy Hacks

Many local communities have been brainstorming new techniques for distributing candy to reduce germs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of their ideas:

Photo: Eric Davenport

  • Homes on hills can shoot candy down decorated tracks or slides.
  • Hanging treat bags from trees.
  • Prepackaged candy on a table out front.
  • Designated (masked) adult handing candy out individually to children, making it only one person having contact with the candy.
  • A socially distant Halloween egg hunt. Place a sign indicating how many eggs per visitor. This company sells a kit with prefilled eggs and a sign.
This year Halloween comes with a set of recommended precautions from the CDC. You can read them here.

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TRICK OR TREAT TIMES

When and Where to Trick or Treat in Southwest Michigan

Check for trick-or-treating details for your community.

“Undecided” boxes indicate municipalities that are still discussing trick or treat times and have not yet made a decision for 2020. If a box says “unconfirmed,” then we were unable to gather updated trick or treat hours when we published.

AUGUSTA

Undecided for 2020

Time

Augusta has not made a decision yet at time of publication

BATTLE CREEK

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

Times

No designated time.

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COMSTOCK

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

GALESBURG

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

Galesburg will not host any Halloween events in 2020.

KALAMAZOO

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

Follow their FB page for Halloween updates.

LAWTON

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MATTAWAN

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

OTSEGO

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

PARCHMENT

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

PAW PAW

Unconfirmed for 2020

TIMES

PLAINWELL

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

PORTAGE

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

Follow their FB page for Halloween updates.

RICHLAND

Unconfirmed for 2020

TIMES

SCHOOLCRAFT

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TEXAS TOWNSHIP

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

No designated time.

THREE RIVERS

Unconfirmed for 2020

TIMES

VICKSBURG

Trick or Treating on 10/31/20

TIMES

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Trick or Treat Times

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