City of Saginaw, Michigan

October 23, 2023-- Saginaw, MI – Halloween is almost here, and the City of Saginaw is working to make sure Halloween 2023 is a fun, exciting and safe holiday for everyone in our city. Here are a few Halloween reminders for residents:


Citizens are invited to join in on the fun at the “We Love Saginaw Businesses” Trunk or Treat Event hosted by the City of Saginaw, the Saginaw Downtown Development Authority, and the Saginaw Economic Development Corporation. The free trunk or treat event will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Public Works parking lot across from City Hall at 1435 S. Washington Avenue.

This special “We Love Saginaw Businesses” trunk-or-treat event is an opportunity for local business owners to promote their business, show their support of the community, and put a smile on the faces of hundreds of trick-or-treaters of all ages. Families can safely move from car to car, decorated by participating local businesses that will be passing out candy and promotional goodies to everyone in attendance.

The trunk or treat event will also feature a Community Tent area and a Touch-a-Truck area. Police and Fire vehicles will be available to sit in and explore, as well as the Fire Department’s Safety House. Representatives from City Council, Saginaw DDA, SEDC, Positive Results Downtown and several local law enforcement agencies will be available to speak with the community and offer special treats like hot chocolate, cookies, cider and donuts. Citizens are asked to enter from Holland Avenue and park in the designated parking lots behind City Hall or on Holland Avenue by the Public Works garage.

Steve Hensley, Saginaw Future Community and Economic Development Director, commented on the event, “There are several trunk or treat events taking place during this time of year, but we hope to make this event special. We wanted to host an entertaining event that celebrates our small businesses and all that we have to offer in our community. Our goal is that every resident who attends will discover a local business they want to support and promote, and our local business owners will feel a deeper connection with the community.

For more information on the event, please contact Steve Hensley, Saginaw Future, at (989) 757- 2107 or Kisha Smith, SEDC at (989) 759-1395.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours in the City of Saginaw

Chief of Police Bob Ruth has announced the trick-or-treat hours in the City of Saginaw will be Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

As always, families are encouraged to take safety precautions while trick-or-treating. 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 2023. 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 and on October 31. Our main objective is the well-being of our citizens so that this is a memorable and enjoyable holiday 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.