Halloween is alive and well in Michigan. Kids will be trick or treating soon and you'll be handing out the candy. Trunk or treat events are a fun and safe alternative to regular trick or treating. Michigan's trunk or treating starts this week in Mid-Michigan.

We look forward to handing out tons of candy this Halloween. I've participated in trunk or treat events and it's a lot of fun to see the ghouls, goblins, superheroes and all of the creative costumes. A trunk or treat event is a great way to see all of these happy kids enjoying Halloween.

What is trunk or treating?

Trunk or treat has grown in popularity and continues to do so. Good Housekeeping defines it for those that don't understand the concept:

The idea is simple: Participants go and bring their cars to central location, usually a parking lot (for obvious reasons). The drivers and their families decorate their cars for Halloween, sometimes creating elaborate scenes out of their trunks. Then kids walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the way they would during a normal trick-or-treating outing.

Halloween Party With Children Trick Or Treating In Costume

Check out these 7 trunk or treat events in Mid Michigan?

Jackson's Underworld - 1318 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI - This is happening on Thursday, October 12th from 3p - 5p. Come in costume, grab some candy, and meet some of our haunt actors for a scary good time. This trunk or treat event is free to the public, with the haunt opening back up at 7 pm for their regular, ticketed event.

Halloween Trunk or Treat at Goldfish Swim School - 5135 Times Square Drive, Okemos, MI 48864 - Be there on Friday, October 13th from 6:30p - 8:30p. They will have open swim, crafts and so much more!

ITFD Trunk or Treat - 1420 Johnson St, Dansville, MI 48819 - Be there Sunday, October 15th! This will be fun from 3p - 5p. They are throwing a party! Grab your ghouls and goblins and head on over to the Dansville Fire Department. They will have games, a bonfire, s'mores, hot chocolate, cider and plenty more fun.

Jackson Co. Animal Shelter Trunk or Treat - 3370 Spring Arbor Rd,, Jackson, MI 49203 On Saturday, October 21st from 5p - 7p this event should be a great time for the family. Do some trunk or treating and there will be a straw maze and other fall activities.

Bath Community Trunk or Treat - Bath Elementary School13789 Webster Rd, Bath Twp, MI 48808 - It's happening Thursday, October 26th from 6p - 8p. All the events are within a short walking distance from each other. You will be able to check out awesome cars, have fun doing spooky activities and go trick or treating at the farmers market.

Trick or Treat on the Square - 112 South Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933 - Get to downtown Lansing for this event on Friday, October 27th from 5p - 7p. Local businesses will be passing out sweet treats, hosting fun games and other exciting surprises. Visit each store and see what great fun they have in store for you!

Spooken-Dance-Tacular! - 3448 Hagadorn Rd Suite C, Okemos, MI 48864 - Saturday October 28th from 4p - 7p. Take part in trunk-or-treat, a costume parade, fall themed games and activities, a haunted house, and a dance performance by the Velocity professional company.

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