Warning! The 11th Annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk is Sunday October 11, 2020 at noon. The undead will rise from the grave and meet at 11:30am by Exhibit Hall C inside the Lansing Center.
All ages are invited to participate for free. Whether you’re one of the walking dead, a horror character, zombie hunter or an unlucky victim, everyone is welcome! There are wide entry doors and easily accessible elevators for wheelchairs, and survival vehicles along with pets can join in the fun too. The event is about as family friendly as a zombie walk can be, but might not be suitable for the squeamish.
Three “Thriller” Events
The Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk is part of the weekend long festival How-To Halloween which also includes the Killer Car Show.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Brains)
Be sure to be fully “zombified” when you arrive, and please bring nonperishable food items in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We will collect your donations at our reception desk, and then you’ll receive a coupon for discounted entry into How-To Halloween. Remember to bring some cash to purchase some official merch, and kids who choose to attend the festival afterwards can bring a bag for trick-or-treating. The North Point Cafe will be open right across from our exhibit hall with a wide variety of food and beverage choices, (including grilled items) available at reasonable prices.
Walkers will be paraded into the exhibit hall for a sneak peek inside How-To Halloween and led up to the main stage for the first group photo along with final instructions from the zombie leaders. The horde will then shuffle out to the streets and strike fear in the hearts of onlookers as they slowly make their way towards the Capitol with a police escort. The spectacle continues as we reach the landmark steps and gather for the most amazingly horrific photo shoot that Mid-Michigan has ever seen. Afterward, we strongly encourage participants to return to the Lansing Center for more frightful festivities at How-To Halloween.
We are giving away a total prize package valued at over $200 in our Best Zombie Contest which starts right after the walk at How-To Halloween. So get your tickets and sign up in the adult or kids category when you enter. The crowd will cheer as you stagger back on the stage, and the judges will make the final decision on who survives.
Parking During The Apocalypse
There are many of public parking lots in the downtown area, but we recommend finding a nearby spot at a meter because it’s free to park all weekend long.