• Live Band In Concert

    Jinkies! The award winning power-pop band The Shake Ups will be performing their original cartoon/pop culture themed songs on our main stage dressed as the meddling kids from Scooby Doo.

  • Zombie Walk

    Hungry for brains? The 11th Annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk invades the Capital City in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Please check the Z-Walk website for more details.

  • Mach 5

    A beautifully hand crafted recreation of the legendary anime race car built by Doug Saunders from Wyoming Michigan will be on display in the winner’s circle to promote the Heroes Helping Heroes Expo. Go Speed Racer, go!

  • Trick-or-Treating

    Kids 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at two dozen stations safely inside the Lansing Center. We’ll provide a map to the candy at the door, so come in costume and bring a bag to join in the fun.

  • Ghostbusters

    Hang out with the Lansing Ghostbusters and members of the Great Lakes Ghostbuster Coalition for slime-making demos, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Ecto-1 vehicles and enough proton packs to take care of any spook, spectre or ghost.

  • Superheroes

    Dozens of heroes from The League of Enchantment including Lansing Batman, Capital City Wonder Woman, Superman, Batwoman, The Flash, Red Hood, Supergirl and many more will swoop in to save the day!

  • Star Wars

    Experience a galaxy far, far away as many of your favorite characters from the Great Lakes Garrison roam the hall. Also visit their featured exhibit to see amazing fan-built costumes and props on display.

  • Transformers

    It’s "more than meets the eye" as Optimus Prime, Starscream, Grimlock and BumbleBee greet you at our entrance thanks to giant costume maker Squirrels Creations and a talking replica VW Bug presented by Home Dimensions.

  • Cobra Command

    Central Defense: The Fighting 5th will be attack ready with a battlefield full of vehicles including the Cobra HISS Tank, Stinger, ASP, Ferret and much more as part of The Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club.

  • Mystery Machine & Scoob

    Jeepers! Your gang can get photos with the Michigan Mystery Machine along with a life-size Scooby Doo, and then hop in to watch your favorite retro cartoons on the big screen tv. But watch out for the giant Phantom Shadow.

  • Costume Contests

    Here’s your chance to walk our stage in your awesome homemade creation for a chance to win prize packages valued at over $500 which will be awarded to Best Adult, Runner-up Adult and Best Kid Costume.

  • Robot Demonstration

    The student brainiacs making up the Waverly High Robotics Club will demonstrate what it takes to succeed in the FIRST Robotics Competition and teach attendees how to drive their giant mechanical monster.

  • Reptile Rescue

    Saving Scales Reptile Rescue will be providing hands-on experiences to interact with a variety of reptiles and also offering adoption opportunities of some of their amazing critters.

  • Blacksmithing

    The Lansing Makers Network fires up the forge to almost 2,000 degrees to give you a front row seat of a demo showing the old world technique of craftsmen hammering, cutting, forming and bending metal into shape.

  • Beetlejuice

    Say his name three times, and then watch out for the mischievous Michigan Beetlejuice as he creates chaos and mayhem all throughout the festival with his crazy antics. It’s SHOWTIME!

  • Cantina Showdown

    “Going somewhere, Solo?” Have a seat in a booth across from bounty hunter Greedo as you do some smooth talking while getting your blaster ready to see who really shot first in a Star Wars photo op created by the crew from Really Cool Comic Con.

  • DJ Shaggy

    Zoinks! JAMMIN' DJs spins your favorite spooky hits from the main stage and MCs all the non-stop entertainment including performances by guest musicians, dance troupes, theatre groups and special presenters.

  • Dead Man’s Derby*

    Racers! Build and decorate your own pinewood car or choose a kit of the Batmobile, Ecto-1 or Mystery Machine. Then pick a lane and see who is the fastest to the finish line on a custom built downhill track by Home Dimensions LLC.

  • Space Ghost

    The interplanetary parody talk show pops up live at the festival starring Space Ghost and his awkward interviews with celebrities, random citizens and the occasional purple alien.

  • Magic

    Master Illusionist Ty Lee, also known as The Urban Legend, will perform a variety of tricks and sleight-of-hand that will astound and amaze fans of all ages with close-up shows and a special appearance on our main stage.

  • Super Villains

    Gotham City's greatest arch enemies are on the loose! Beware of The League of Enchantment posing as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Catwoman and many more nefarious characters.

  • Captain’s Chair

    Beam aboard the U.S.S. Grand Petoskey and sit at a replica of Captain Kirk’s Command Chair with the West Michigan crew of the Starfleet Star Trek International Fan Club. “Live long and prosper.“

  • Cosplay

    Many of the areas most talented cosplayers including the networking agents from Fan•Tom X will be showing off their creations and sharing their expertise.

  • Planet Express

    The Futurama animated universe lands at our festival with this minivan turned fictional anthropomorphic spaceship in a collaborative build between Samsquatch Cosplay and our staff.

  • Hoops

    Talented performer and instructor Nat Spinz will be lighting up our main stage with her death defying Hoops of Horror! Afterwards, she'll share hula hoops with guests who'd like to give it a try and get a quick lesson on the basics of hooping.

  • Fairy Tales

    A touch of Disney magic comes to the festival with character appearances by Tinker Bell, Cinderella and Belle from Beauty and the Beast as they spread joy to all the little trick-or-treaters with some help from The League of Enchantment.

  • Hero Shield

    A replica of Captain America’s mighty shield will be on display thanks to Aspiring Games Foundation. You’ll learn more about manufacturing as you see how it was machined locally, and you can even make your own hero shield to take home.

  • Giant Skeleton

    A 12 foot tall skeleton (nicknamed Fezzik) will be looming over crowd for a bone chilling photo op thanks to our friends from Imachinations to promote the opening of their new costume shoppe in Grand Ledge Michigan.

  • Jurassic Terror

    In a scene right out of a blockbuster movie, see the 20 foot tall T-Rex bearing down on an unsuspecting tour vehicle in this original display custom built by our staff. There's also an animatronic baby triceratops for kiddie photos.

  • Abominable Snowman

    “Welcome to the Himalayas!” We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Monsters Inc with a new giant costume by Squirrels Creations joining Mike, Sulley, Randall & Boo for fun photos with your little monsters.

  • Balloon Twister

    Local magician & balloon twister Chris Cornwell brings a fun and unique experience for the festival attendees with free balloons to everyone that wants one.

  • Vendors*

    A unique line-up of Halloween-themed makers, crafters and inventors will be showing off their creative works including many local artists (such as Scream Prints) along with comics, collectibles and all kinds of crazy merch.

Attractions may change without notice. *Additional fees may apply.