2021 SWMI Trick or Treat Times: Schedule Your Candy Run in 18 Local Communities

Trick or Treat Times

Does My City Set Trick or Treat Times?

I fully admit that dressing my kids up for Halloween is one of my favorite things. There are few things cuter than footie pajamas with little pumpkins on their feet.

And as they have grown older, I am ALL IN for costumes and house decorations.

However, once they are all dressed and ready to go, how do you know when to head out for candy? Is five o’clock too early to start? Is eight o’clock too late to ring doorbells?

We’ve contacted local municipality offices and rounded up trick or treat times for 2021, so you know when to start your confectionary adventures.

In Southwest Michigan, the majority of our communities do not set designated times. Many cities recommend checking with your neighbors or local homeowners’ associations; neighborhoods often have unofficial schedules for Halloween fun.

Read on to find your community’s schedule and some trick or treating tips.

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

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Trick or Treating Tips

Trick or treating in Southwest Michigan requires a bit of planning- largely thanks to Mother Nature. We’ve got a handful of tips to maximize your fun and safety for Halloween:

1 – Dress for Michigan Weather

Every Michigander knows that the weather forecast for Halloween is always a gamble.

Since we have seen anywhere from 30 to 60 degrees during trick or treat times, be ready to adjust costumes to accommodate: this may mean umbrellas, hats and mittens, or puffy coats.

2 – Choose Comfy Footwear

In addition to weather, dress for walking. While those little heels may look amazing on Cinderella, leave them at home and opt for comfy walking shoes (or boots) instead, or the princess will be spent after a few houses.

3 – Shine Some Light on Trick or Treaters

Glow sticks and flashlights are a good idea for all ages- especially older kids who may not have an adult present.

4 – Have Older Kids Check In

If tweens and teens are heading out without adults, have set times to check in with parents and bring a phone if possible.

5 – Discuss Trick or Treating Safety

Yes, kids should know these, but it’s always a good idea to have a safety refresher before trick or treating:

• Stay in groups
• Watch for cars; use crosswalks when available
• Only visit houses with lights on
• Never enter a stranger’s home
• Wait to eat any candy until returning home (and parents can approve)

Trick or Treat Times in Southwest Michigan

Check for trick or treat times for your community.

If a box says “unconfirmed,” then we were unable to gather updated trick or treat hours when we published.

AUGUSTA

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

5:00 PM – Dusk

BATTLE CREEK

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

Event: BCPD Trunk or Treat Oct 29, 5-7PM

COMSTOCK

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

GALESBURG

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

KALAMAZOO

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

Event: Halloween Forest Oct 30, 2-4PM

LAWTON

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

MATTAWAN

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

OTSEGO

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

PARCHMENT

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

PAW PAW

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

PLAINWELL

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

PORTAGE

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

Event: Monster Mash Oct 30, 3-7PM

RICHLAND

Unconfirmed for 2021

SCHOOLCRAFT

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TEXAS TOWNSHIP

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

No designated time

THREE RIVERS

Trick or Treating on 10/30/2021

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

VICKSBURG

Trick or Treating on 10/31/2021

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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