2023 Halloween Information

2023 Halloween Information

The City of Kentwood hopes this Halloween is a fun, safe experience for community members who plan to participate in trick-or-treating or other activities.

As the holiday nears, please keep the following tips in mind:

  • Trick-or-treating is recommended 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. 
  • If you hand out candy, turn on your porch light at 6 p.m. and off at 8 p.m.
  • Accompany children during trick-or-treat visits. Only visit homes that have their lights on.
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters wear a bright-colored costume, headlamp or reflective tape so they are visible to drivers and other trick-or-treaters. Consider bringing a flashlight.
  • Go from house to house on the same side of the street and then visit homes on the other side on your way back. This will reduce the need to cross the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks. If you must walk in the street, walk on the left side facing traffic.
  • Motorists are asked to watch out for a greater number of pedestrians outside. 
  • Don’t go into any stranger’s home or car even if you are offered candy.
  • Don’t eat any candy or other food until it’s been examined by an adult.
  • Keep in mind Kentwood’s curfew ordinance: Unless accompanied by a parent or responsible adult, children who are younger than 12 must not be in any public place after 10 p.m., younger than 16 after 11 p.m. and younger than 17 after midnight.

Please observe activity in your neighborhood. Report suspicious activity and crimes while they are happening by calling 911.

To report crimes after the fact, call the Kentwood Police Department’s non-emergency line at 616.698.6580 or file an online report. You can also submit an anonymous tip through Silent Observer at 616.774.2345 or SilentObserver.org.

Thank you for doing your part to ensure the entire community enjoys a safe and fun Halloween.