City of Saginaw, Michigan

October 20, 2021 SAGINAW, MI –The City of Saginaw is working to make Halloween 2021 a happy, fun, and safe night for everyone in our city. Chief of Police Bob Ruth has announced the trick-or-treat hours in the City of Saginaw for October 31, 2021 will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Halloween is on a Sunday this year, and we understand it will be a busy weekend
filled with several activities for children and families. We want the weekend to be fun, enjoyable, and most importantly, SAFE for all children and their families. Trick-or-treat will begin at 6:00 p.m. on October 31 to allow everyone time to enjoy one final Halloween celebration with a little bit of daylight. No matter how families choose to celebrate this Halloween, we urge all residents to celebrate safely." -Tim Morales, City Manager.

Here are a few key reminders to make the Halloween 2021 safe for everyone:
  • Avoid large crowds and consider holding Halloween parties and festivities outdoors if
  • possible.
  • If you can’t avoid a large crowd, consider a protective mask as a safety measure.
  • A costume mask should not be used as a protective mask unless made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose.
  • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask as it can make breathing difficult.
Drivers who are out during trick-or-treat hours are asked to be extra aware of their surroundings and on the lookout for enthusiastic children entering the streets while trick-or-treating. Children should have reflective costumes or flashlights with them. Trick-or-treaters should remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. Residents passing out candy are asked to turn on their outside porch lights and maintain clear walkways that are free of obstructions or trip hazards.

The successful Arson Watch Program will be on alert once again for Halloween 2021. Volunteer teams will be on patrol throughout the city on October 30 and October 31 as part of Arson Watch. These teams will partner with the Police, Fire, and SCENIC Departments to watch for any suspicious activities and ensure our neighborhoods are safe during both evenings.

“The Saginaw Police Department will be out in full force throughout the weekend. Our main objective is the well-being of our citizens so that this is a memorable and enjoyable night for everyone in our community! We advise all citizens to drive slow and use extreme caution throughout the night.” -Robert Ruth, Chief of Police.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at (989) 759-1403.