The following is a message from the City of Michigan City:

Mayor Duane Parry and Chief Steve Forker have announced that trick or treat in Michigan City will be Tuesday October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The city is asking homeowners who would like to participate to please turn on your outside porchlight.

The city also gave the following trick-or-treating tips:


  • Plan your route ahead of time.

  • Trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods.

  • Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries after dark.

  • Always trick or treat in groups, accompanied by an adult.

  • Follow the correct hours of treating.

  • Respect people who do not want to participate

  • Stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Cross only at intersections and designated crosswalks.

  • Walk. No running.

  • Don’t trample through flower beds and gardens.

  • Watch out for open flames in pumpkins.

  • Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.

  • Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses.

  • Don’t enter any houses unless you know the people.

  • Don’t approach unfamiliar pets and animals.

  • Don’t cut across yards and stay out of backyards.

  • Follow traffic signals and don’t jaywalk.

  • Always watch for cars backing up or turning.

  • Review the “stop, drop and roll” procedure in case your costume catches on fire.

  • Never accept rides from strangers.

  • Respect other people and their property.

  • Be polite and say, “thank you.”

  • Don’t eat any candy until it’s inspected by your parents.

  • Don’t carry fake swords, guns, knives, or similar accessories that look authentic. Make sure they’re flexible and cannot harm anyone.

  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to an adult or the police.