A Festival For Ghouls of All Ages

The fourth annual How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit of haunt season with hands-on activities, theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors, fun food and great entertainment. Our mission is to inspire kids and the “kids at heart” to head into their garages, basements or local maker spaces and build something cool for the holiday. Along the way, we hope they get excited about the creative process after trying any of the 50+ make-n-takes, demo sessions and how-to labs hosted by our vendors and exhibitors which include the Lansing Makers Network, ITEC LansingREACH Studio Art Center, Aspiring Games Foundation and the Lansing Parks and Recreation to name a few.

This year, our two-day event continues to expand with trick-or-treating stations for the kids along with an after-party for the grown-ups featuring live music and a killer costume contest. We are also unveiling our very own custom-built Mystery Machine replica for a fun photo opportunity with your gang. Plus, there will be even more of your favorite costumed characters and a broader stage show with dancers, a magician and great music throughout the day.

How-To Halloween supports many local charities such as the Michigan Chapters of the American Cancer Society and Make-A-Wish, and we’ll be collecting donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank from the Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk participants as we send them out from the Lansing Center to invade the Capital City.

Tickets are only $7 each at the door (kids 2 and under enter for free) with a special family rate “buy five, get one free.” So break out your best homemade costumes, bring your friends and be part of this unique and innovative event.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to participate as a vendor, exhibitor, entertainer volunteer or sponsor of How-To Halloween, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Halloween!

- from Robot Pumpkin