What Should We Do This Weekend? Chicago, IL October 26th – 27th 2019

It’s the weekend before Halloween and the whole Chicagoland area

is in full swing with family fun galore!


Most likely you already know what fall fun your local suburb or
neighborhood is offering, but here is a town by town resource just in case!



  • Hole-O-Ween at the Links & Tees
    • October 25th – 27th
    • Child friendly haunted mini golf course. Every child under 12 wearing their costume will have free admission when accompanied by a paying “customer.”
  • DIY No Carve Halloween Pumpkin
    • 2 pm at the Addison Public Library
    • “Transform your pumpkin into a beautiful carriage or into a mischievous ghoul! All supplies provided, no registration required.”
  • Trunk Or Treat
    • Sunday, October 27th: 12- 1:30
    • Good Samaritan United Methodist Church of Addison
    • “Come dressed in your Halloween costume for great trick or treat fun all in one safe, family friendly location!”


  • Trick or Treat Downtown Aurora
    • 12 – 3 pm
    • Look for orange pumpkin signs in participating locations.
  • Spooktacular Halloween Toddler Time
    • SkyZone Aurora, 9 – 10 am
    • “Join your favorite characters for an awesome experience, memorable photos, and priceless memories!”
  • Trunk Or Treat
    • Wesley United Methodist Church
    • Saturday, October 26th 1-3 pm
  • Blackberry Farm Pumpkin Weekends
    • Blackberry Farm: 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora
    • “Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Enjoy the park donned in seasonal decor, ride on a hay wagon, listen to seasonal stories, create fall crafts, decorate a pumpkin for $3, play in our corn crib, ride the famous Blackberry Farm rides: train, carousel, ponies and much more! Each weekend will feature additional activities, so each week is a new experience!
      Saturdays and Sundays in October 11am-4pm. Admission is just $7- everything is included, except pumpkin decorating, which is $3. Tickets are needed for ages 2 & up.”
  • Frighteningly Fun Family Haunted Carnival
    • Sunday, October 27th. 11 am – 2 pm
    • Loft28West
    • “Come experience our transformation from Loft to a Halloween wonderland – complete with photo wall and endless haunted decor. Spend your spooky Sunday enjoying face painting, balloons, carnival games, and a rotten candy bar.”


  • Batfest
    • October 26th, 10 am – 2 pm
    • Downtown Batavia, The Riverwalk, & Peg Bond Pavilion
    • “BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes, downtown Trick-or-Treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests BatArt and games for free family fun.”
  • Trunk Or Treat
    • Congregational Church of Batavia, 10 am
    • Come trick or treat in the church parking lot!
  • Forest of Fright & Delight
    • Red Oak Nature Center
    • Saturday, October 26th: 6 pm
    • “Explore our woods at night on a self-led, haunted cave hike. Sit by the campfire and listen to ghostly tales. Inside, enjoy activities, music and games. Flashlights recommended.”


  • This Is Halloween
    • The Promenade Bolingbrook: 3 – 6 pm
    • “Join The Promenade Bolingbrook for the 2nd Annual Halloween Event inspired by Jack Skellington and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This family-friendly event encourages all to come in costume and enjoy the not-so-spooky fun.”
    • The Halloween light show will resume after the event at 7 pm.
  • Bass Pro Shop Halloween Event
    • Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th at noon
    • Free Photos
      Free Craft
      Free Halloween Ring Toss Game!
      3:30PM – Costume Parade and Contest
  • Spooky Saturday
    • October 26th: 10:30 – 3: 30
    • Fountaindale Public Library
    • Join us for a day of spooky fun for the whole family! Come in costume for added fun!
    • Schedule of Events:
      10:30–11:30 a.m.: Storytime & Craft
      11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: Costume Parade & Trick or Treating
      1:30–3:30 p.m.: Family Movie: “Goosebumps 2
  • Super Trunk Or Treat
    • Westbrook Christian Church
    • October 26th from 5:30 – 7
    • “Bring your family & friends to a SUPER Family eXperience night filled with candy and games! Our parking lot will be filled with Super Hero themed trunks full of goodies. Invite your friends and neighbors to this free family fun event on Saturday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7:00pm (or when candy runs out).”

Carol Stream

Downers Grove

  • Spooktacular Weekend
    • October 26th & 27th
    • “Downtown Downers Grove kicks off Halloween weekend with a variety of community events. Families can start with a pancake breakfast at Ballydoyle from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by window painting at downtown businesses from 9 a.m. to noon. The Tivoli Theater will present a showing of Hotel Transylvania 3 at 11 a.m., while the Downers Grove Historical Society shows off their living graveyard from 10 a.m. to noon. On Sunday, DG Noon Lions has its annual Halloween Party from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Fishel Park. Families can also trick-or-treat at local businesses from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.”
  • Trunk Or Treat
    • Saturday, October 26th: 11 am – 3 pm
    • Downers Grove Community Church
    • 11am – Noon: Trunk-or-Treat
      Kids get to trick-or-treat at multiple decorated trunks to get candy and toys. Halloween costumes encouraged!
    • Noon – 3pm: Fall Festival Activities
      Fall Festival Activities include carnival games with prizes, bounce houses, hay rides, pumpkin patch where you get to pick out a pumpkin to take home, pumpkin painting, photo booth, playground, treats, and more!!!
    • Everything is FREE and open to ALL! This is a wonderful family friendly event.
  • Halloween Party In The Park
    • Sunday, October 27th at noon
    • Fishel Park


  • BOO-tiful Saturday
    • City Center Fountain Plaza. 9 am – 1 pm
    • “Enjoy a Boo-tiful Saturday in your own downtown! Free family-friendly movie at 9:30 am at the York Theatre. (doors open at 9 am) Trick or Treating, for kids 12 and under, at your favorite City Centre merchants from 11 am to 1 pm. DJ, dancing, prizes and freakishly fun activities throughout the area all morning. Celebrate Halloween in City Centre!”
  • Halloween Comic Fest
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • Gem Comics
    • “Alongside Elmhurst’s annual Boo-tiful Saturday Halloween celebration, Gem Comics will also be participating in the annual Halloween Comic Fest – where we will be giving out free books to anyone who comes into the store! We’ll have books for kids, adults, and everyone in betwen! So stop by, and hang out for a bit!”
  • Pumpkin Carving Event
    • Red Arrow Tap Room
    • Saturday, October 26th: 1 – 6 pm
    • ” Grab something to eat and drink while you have fun getting creative with your own pumpkin carving design. This is a kid friendly event and all pumpkins and carving utensils will be provided for you.Halloween is nearly here and you can never have too many pumpkins to celebrate. Grab something to eat and drink while you have fun getting creative with your own pumpkin carving design. This is a kid friendly event and all pumpkins and carving utensils will be provided for you.” Follow the link to register!
  • Belle’s Princess Spooktacular
    • Sunday, October 27th at 2:30 pm
    • Fitz’s Spare Keys
    • “With Halloween just around the corner, we’re bringing a very special (and spooky) princess event to you and your kids! Enjoy a playdate with princess Belle as we do a screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” — and do some very fun Halloween activities with crafts, games & ghouls galore!”
  • Kids Halloween Tennis Party
    • Sunday, October 27th at 3 pm
    • Courts Plus
    • “Take a swing at some seasonal fun with our Courts Plus Halloween Tennis Party, October 27, 3-5 pm! Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come in their costumes and have a frightfully good time playing games on the tennis courts. Pizza and soda will be provided and racquets are not required, but if you have one – bring it! $15/person.”


  • Trick or Treat Stroll
    • Saturday, October 26th at 11 am
    • Downtown Evanston
    • “Celebrate Halloween in downtown Evanston on Saturday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm! Bring yourself and your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or neighbors in costume to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses from 11am-2pm and take part in special Halloween-themed activities”
  • Trick or Treat Trot For Tails Walkathon
    • East lawn of the Charles Gates Dawes House beginning at 9:30 am
    • “Trick or Treat Trot for Tails Walkathon is a fundraiser for the Evanston Animal Shelter Association, the nonprofit organization that funds and manages the care of the animals at the Evanston Animal Shelter.
    • The walk is dog and family friendly, so bring your whole crew and we’ll see you there! Dress up in costume and we’ll have treats along the way – for you and your pup! Your pet can also participate in our pet costume contest!”
  • Halloween Party at Little Beans
    • October 27th from 4 – 7 pm
    • Little Beans Cafe
    • “Join Little Beans for one of our favorite parties of the year! Enjoy a DJ and dancing, trick or treating in the LBC Village, Spooky games and snacks, pizza and a costume contest!”
  • Family Concert: Spooktacular
    • Nichols Concert Hall
    • Sunday, October 27th at 3 pm
    • “The concert program features “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed in costume by the Music Institute’s acclaimed faculty. The Haunted Musical Open House following the concert invites guests to travel from room to room for music, trick or treating, and other activities. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and get into the spirit of the event.”

Forest Park

  • Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Carnival and Food Drive
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • The Lantern Haus
    • “Calling all little monsters and munchkins (0-12)! Stop by The Lantern Haus + The Lantern Loft dressed for some Trick or Treating fun and trick or treat your way around our booths AND Madison Street! Admission is free, but please bring one item per person to donate to Sarah’s Inn or a cash donation.”
  • Forest Park Casket Races
    • Saturday, October 26th at 9 am
    • “For a frightfully good time, get in the ‘spirit’ and join us for the 8th annual Casket Races.  Races start at 11 a.m but come early to join in the fun!”
      • 9 am – Caskets on Display, Halloween Hits by Windy City Hitman
      • 9:30 am – Food & Beverages, Kid’s Activities Begin
      • 10 am Arts Alliance Spooky Story time at Brown Cow Tent
      • 10:30 am – Parade of Caskets
      • 11 am to 12:30 pm – Races, Kid’s & Pet’s Costume Parade, Trophy presentation
      • 12:30 – 2 pm – Trick or Treat on Madison
  • Trunk Or Treat In The Park
    • Saturday, October 26th from 2 – 4
    • Park District Parking Lot
    • “Come celebrate Halloween with the Park District!  Held in the Park District’s parking lot, participants of our Trunk or Treat event park their cars together and open their trunks to reveal themed decorations. Decorate your car and come dressed in costume as you pass out treats to local trick or treaters.  Children can walk from trunk to trunk to look at decorations and receive candy and treats in a family environment. Please register your car early!”


  • Halloween Hayday
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center
    • “It’s time to get spooky! Celebrate with us at the Halloween Hayday! Activities include kids games and crafts, a costume contest, science activities, a Halloween egg hunt, bounce houses, hay rides, and more!”
      • Games and activities run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
      • Magician Jaime Aponte will perform from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm.
      • Ages 14 and under. Pre-registration is recommended.
  • Howl O’Ween Dog Parade
    • Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th at 1:30 pm
    • Peck Farm Park
    • “Bring your dogs and dress-to-impress at Peck Farm Park’s FREE Howl O’ Ween Dog Parade! Prizes will be awarded for most creative, funniest, and scariest costume.”
  • Fall Fest at the Geneva Commons
    • Sunday, October 27th from 1 – 4 pm
    • Geneva Commons
    • Bring your little goblins, pirates and princesses to The Green at Geneva Commons for a day of FREE and frightful family fun! We’ll have tons of activities for everyone, including:
      – Hay Bale Maze
      – Pumpkin Painting
      – Face Painting
      – Balloon Art
      – Games
      – Prizes
      – Music

Glen Ellyn

  • Halloween Festival & Parade
    • Saturday, October 26th
    • 9:45am – Parade
      10:00am – 1:00pm – Trick-or-Treating, Crafts & Live Entertainment/Music
    • Children will meet in the Glenwood and Crescent Parking Lot. The children will march in the parade following the Glenbard West Drumline. Trick or Treating, festival enterainment, and crafts follow.
  • Halloween Spooktacular
    • Saturday, October 26th. 3 – 4:30 pm
    • Learning Express Toys Glen Ellyn
    • Come in costume and enjoy games, crafts, face painting and more!
  • St. Barnabas Fall Fest
    • Sunday, October 27th from 2 – 5
    • Free community event for all ages!
    • Invite your friends and neighbors and join us for:
      • Face Painting
        Games and Prizes
        Bounce Houses
        Pop Corn & Cotton Candy
        Craft Table
        Hay Ride
        Live Music
        Candy, Snacks, and Treats
        Campfire and S’mores
        Mini Pumpkin Decorating
        Fall Photo Booth
        Cider and Hot Chocolate
        Costume Contest (If you wear a costume to Fall Fest please make sure it’s appropriate!)

La Grange

  • Halloween Walk
    • Saturday, October 26th
    • Line up starts at 9:30 at the Cossitt School playground
    • “Join the fun at the Halloween Walk, a trick-or-treat parade for kids led by the Greater La Grange YMCA with treats provided by local businesses. The line-up starts at 9:30am at the Cossitt School Playground.  When the walk ends, the YMCA will provide crafts and activities for kids on the lawn near the fountain at Village Hall at noon.”
    • Explore downtown La Grange and find all of their friendly skeletons!
  • Halloween Comicfest
    • Saturday, October 26th
    • Chimera’s Comics
    • 11 am – 6 pm
    • “We’re giving away hundreds of free comics to celebrate my favorite holiday! Plus, we’ll have cosplayers at the store to set the mood and get in the holiday spirit! Don’t miss it – it’s basically Free Comic Book Day in October!”

Lake Forest

  • Halloween Spectacular Regatta
    • Saturday & Sunday at 9 am
    • Forest Park Beach
    • “The annual Halloween Spectacular regatta hosts youth sailors from all over the Midwest. Optimists, Green Fleet, Open 420 and High School divisions compete both on the water and on shore. The racing is competitive and so is the pumpkin carving and costume contest!”
  • The Big Balloon Halloween Show with Smarty Pants
    • Lake Forest Library: 2 – 2:45 pm
    • “Get ready for the world’s biggest, eye-popping, jaw-dropping balloon creations, all mixed in with some magic and comedy guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit.”
  • Sage Explorers Halloween Party
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • “Pop in to our Halloween Party for complimentary mess-free crafts and treats at Sage Explorers on Saturday, October 26th from 10-12! Readings on the half hour from Halloween books. Costumes are encouraged! 🎃 Special Photography Offer: portrait photo of your little one will be free with purchases of $25 or more from Sage Explorers or Lit League.”
  • Kids Halloween Floral Workshop
    • Saturday, October 26th at 11 am
    • Lake Forest Flowers
    • Perfect for ages 5 – 13! Join Eileen Weber, AAF as she leads the students in creating a festive halloween floral arrangement to take home.”
  • Croctoberfest
    • Sunday, October 27th. 10 am – 4 pm
    • Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm
    • “CROCtoberfest will now be a month-long celebration of our ancient reptiles, the crocodilians. We will be exploring a new group of crocodilians on three Sundays in October. Our events will feature special feeding demonstrations and offer opportunities to meet our resident crocodilians up close – in a safe environment.”


  • Trick-or-Treat Downtown Lisle
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Downtown Lisle
    • Trick or Treat down Main Street!
  • The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland
    • Sensory Garden Playground, Lisle
    • Select Nights October 3rd – October 27th
    • “Taking place at Sensory Garden Playground, Jack’s Pumpkin Glow, will allow for family and friends to take a leisurely walk and marvel at thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins. As jack o’lanterns illuminate the park for an unforgettable evening, make sure to grab a few photos and some seasonal snacks. Don’t forget to check out our master carver’s as they demonstrate their artistry or to pick up a gourd at the pumpkin patch. There is something everyone will enjoy at this truly magnificent fall spectacular.”
  • Trick or Trees at The Morton Arboretum
    • October weekends: 11 AM – 4 PM in the Children’s Garden
    • “Play tricky games, fashion fun fall crafts and plant a tree seed to take home as your treat. Small pumpkins to paint will also be available for purchase. Costumes encouraged.”


  • Spooktacular
    • Sunday, October 27th
    • Trick or Treat downtown Lombard (12-2), costume contests, music, prizes, games, food, etc from 2 – 4.
  • Jeepin Creepin Trunk or Treat
    • Sunday, October 27th from 4 – 8 pm
    • Brauer House Lombard
    • All Cars are welcome to participate, but Jeeps will take priority parking.  Come early to claim a prime spot in the lot.  Decorate your cars and jeeps! Enter to with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize for the best decorated trunk and vehicle. Plus, hand out goodies to all of our costumed guests. PLEASE, bring the kids!!
    • PLUS, we’ll have hot chocolate, cotton candy, cider, face painting, and more for the little ghouls and goblins.  Along with some seasonal libations for adults!  The event starts at 4PM and goes until 8PM so come out and have a blast!


  • Trick or Treat at Safety Town
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • Safety Town
    • “Learn PUMPKINS safe trick or treat tips, and trick or treat on the town! Costumes encouraged, please bring a bag to put all your goodies in! Perfect for children ages 3-12, younger children are welcome to join us as well. We will have activity stations and many local businesses handing out toys, coupons, stickers, candy and more.”
  • Farmers Market Halloween Parade
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • 200 E 5th Ave
    • “Bach to Rock will be jammin’ out at the Naperville Farmer’s Market! They will be having a Halloween Parade.”
  • Halloween Boo Bash
    • Saturday, October 26th 1 -3 pm
    • Goldfish Swim School Naperville
    • “Come in for a Spell! Stop in for a Bite! We will have games, snacks, trick or treating and open Family Swim! See you there for a ghoulishly good time!”
  • Halloween Hop on Main Street
    • Sunday, October 27th from 10 – Noon
    • Main Street Promenade
    • “Halloween starts early! Downtown Naperville businesses will be open at 10am until noon on Sunday, October 27 to give out treats. Maps and bags can be picked up during check-in at Main and Jackson by The Gap. Be sure to come by the breezeway between Sur la Table and Hugo’s Frog Bar for extra activities and giveaways put on by Innovative Pediatric Dentistry!”
  • Halloween Happening
    • Sunday, October 27th 1 – 4 pm
    • Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
    • “Come and enjoy lots of fun activities, games and goodies at Naperville’s best FREE Halloween fest for kids 10 and under!”
  • Halloween Family Concert
    • Sunday, October 27th. 2 PM & 4 PM
    • Wentz Concert Hall
    • “Celebrate Halloween with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra as they once again join forces with the Naperville Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring you an imaginative and fun-filled family concert for Halloween, complete with costumes, crafts, storytelling, and vivid orchestral music. Arrive early and join the Naperville Public Library staff for crafts in the lobby or explore the instrument petting zoo provided by our sponsor, Quinlan & Fabish. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume as well and join in the Halloween spirit!”

Oak Park

  • Halloween Parade
    • Saturday, October 26th at 9:45 am
    • Pleasant & Oak Park Avenue
    • “The Annual Halloween Parade is back!
      Dress your kids in costume and parade up Oak Park Avenue.
      Stick around after and trick-or-treat at participating local businesses.”
  • Hotel Transylvania
    • Free screening at Lake Theatre

Orland Park

  • Halloween Photography Event
    • “Costumes are for more than just trick-or-treating – they deserve the spotlight! Join us for a spook-tacular time at our Halloween Photography Event on October 26 – 31. Kids of all ages can wear their favorite Halloween outfit and bring their own props from home for this event.”
  • Trunk Or Treat
    • Saturday
    • Ashburn Baptist Church at 3 pm
    • “Don’t miss Trunk R Treat 2019, an amazing afternoon of games, rides, food, and lots of candy! Spread the word and get pre-registered today! The best part is, IT’S FREE!”
  • Tricks & Treats
    • Orland Park Crossing
    • Sunday, October 27th at 1 pm
    • “Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR time! First 300 children will receive a free goodie bag.”
      • Free Face Painting!
      • Free Balloonist!
      • Free Photo booth!
      • Children will trick or treat at the participating stores in the shopping center.


  • Halloween Party
    • Saturday, October 26th: 9:30 am – Noon
    • Palatine Park District
    • “For children ages 1-10 years old, this event include the jack-o-lantern gym with activities for the wee ones, challenging carnival games for school-age children, a creative craft room, a glow dance party room, and ghoulish goodies for the whole family! Animal entertainment this year will be provided by JG’s Reptile Road Show at 10:00am. Palatine Public Library will provide puppet show entertainment for everyone to enjoy throughout the morning.”
  • Kids Halloween & Spooky Tent
    • Tap House Grill Palatine
    • Sunday, October 27th at 4 pm
    • “Two seatings (430 & 6pm) and must have reservation. $15 per child includes -Kids meal & Drink, Kids Bucket o Treats, and Free entrance to the Kids Halloween Tent
    • Kids Halloween Tent only is $10 / kid
      -Pumpkin decorating
      -Face Painting’
      -Taffy apple station
      -Spooky hay bail maze
      -Cotton Candy Machine
      – Costume Parade – come dressed to impress!!!!!
      -Balloon Artist & More !!!!!

St. Charles

  • Little Ghouls and Goblins Halloween Party
    • Saturday, October 26th from Noon – 4pm
    • Garden Atrium at the Pheasant Run Resort
    • “Bring the little Ghouls and Goblins out for our open house style Halloween Party in the Garden Atrium. The kiddos will enjoy interactive crafts and of course treats! Our themed attraction sponsors will be creating fun activities too. Snap a candid of your little ones in their costume at the party to participate in the social media costume contest with prizes awarded on Halloween! This party is complimentary for hotel guests, or you can purchase tickets to join us just for the party. Price includes access to our pools for the day! There will also be a face painter, Miss Joy, at the Party for an additional $5-$10 fee per person.”
    • Buy 3 tickets, get 1 ticket free with promo code: FAMILY


  • Boo-palooza
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • Downtown Wheaton
    • Visit all your favorite Downtown Wheaton businesses, costume contests, hayrides, and more!
  • Halloween Happenings
    • Danada Square West
    • Saturday, October 26th from 11 – 1
    • Trick or Treating inside stores, Costumed character meet and greet, DJ, balloonist, and more!
  • Horsin’ Around
    • Saturday, October 26th at noon
    • Danada Equestrian Center
    • “Share your tricks with Danada Equestrian Center’s horses! Join the family-friendly “Horsin’ Around: Halloween Trick-or-Treat” on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon – 4 p.m. at Danada. This fun-filled equine activity day includes children’s activities and up-close-and-personal opportunities to visit the horses. All ages. Free.”
  • Spooky Fun Family Yoga
    • Saturday, October 26th at 10 am
    • Wheaton Public Library
    • “Ages 4 years old-6th grade with caregivers. A fun way to get into the Halloween season as we become bats, make a witches brew, and laugh together. Costumes are encouraged as long as children can move freely and do yoga! Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.”
  • Pumpkin Fest Cosley Zoo
    • October 1st – 31st
    • Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM
    • “Come out to Cosley Zoo this fall and enjoy the colors of the season, see the animals, and pick out your pumpkin! Pumpkins, gourds, apples, cider, corn stalks, and straw bales are all available for purchase. Children’s rides will also be available, weather permitting.”
  • Trunk Or Treat St. Matthew
    • Sunday, October 27th at 3 pm
    • St. Matthew United Church of Christ
    • “Candy, costumed characters and decorated car trunks will fill the church parking lot. Indoors you’ll find games and snacks.”
  • Trunk Or Treat Faith Covenant
    • Sunday, October 27th from 3 – 5 pm
    • Faith Covenant Church
    • “Bring your children and your neighbors children to the Trunk or Treat at Faith Covenant Church! They will enjoy seeing the festively decorated trunks, playing games and receiving candy. Free hot cider and popcorn”


Downtown Chicago

  • Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up
    • October 3rd – November 3rd
    • Monday – Friday: 4 – 10 pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am – 10 pm
    • Goose Island: 1265 West Le Moyne Street
    • “Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is Chicago’s only 100% outdoor fall experience with the city’s largest Corn Maze, 4 Full-Service Bars, Axe Throwing, Gypsy Caravans, Music, Carnival Games, Food Trucks and Fun Instagrammable moments.”
  • Pier Pumpkin Lights
    • October 1st – November 2nd
    • Navy Pier
    • “Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals at the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights, a month-long seasonal celebration. From jack o’lantern towers to light displays, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination will be decked out for fall.”
    • Trick or Treat the Pier on Sunday, October 27th from 2 – 6 pm !
  • Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
      10 A.M.-5 P.M.
    • “This free, family-friendly celebration injects the heart of Chicago with a little harvest fun each year from September–October. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo, including a Ferris wheel, corn maze, corn pool, fun slide, inflatable obstacle course, and more. Guests can also enjoy animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch, professional pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals!”
    • October 12th – 30th
    • Chase Park: 4701 N. Ashland Ave
    • “Chase Park’s pumpkin patch is back!!!! This family friendly attraction is one the north side’s favorite seasonal pastimes. Grab a cup of hot cocoa as you roam through the bright orange rows of pumpkins hunting for the very best one for carving. Large or small, we’ve got you covered. Kid’s and adults alike are invited to climb the hay mountain, explore the corn maze and play in our famous corn pits and bouncys!”The Great Pumpkin Patch at Chase Park
  • Boo! At the Zoo
    • “Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!”
    • Check out the fun schedule of activities before you go!
    • Brookfield Zoo
    • Saturdays and Sundays, October 12 to 27, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26
      10:15 a.m. at Pinniped Point
      Pumpkins to the Sea Lions and Seals11:00 a.m. at Seven Seas*
      Pumpkins to the Sea Lions and Dolphins
    • Sunday, October 27
      11:00 a.m. in Hamill Family Wild Encounters*
      Pumpkins to the Goats and Reindeer11:00 a.m. in Hamill Family Play Zoo*
      Pumpkins to the Lemurs
  • Boo-Palooza Wicker Park
    • Saturday, October 26th, 10 am – 2 pm
    • Costume parades for humans AND dogs, pumpkin patch, music, bobbing for apples, maze, and more!
  • Haunted Halsted Family Zone
    • Saturday, October 26th at 1 pm
    • 3311 N. Halsted
    • Pumpkin Painting
      Bouncy House
      Petting Zoo
      Costume Contest
      Story Hour with Drag Queens featuring Muffy Fishbasket
      Halloween Games & More
  • Hallow-palooza at Indian Boundary Park
    • Saturday, October 26th from 2 -4
    • “Join us for scare free thrill fest! This family-friendly day will feature music/dancing, no-scare haunting, trick n treating opportunities, costume parade and contest and tons of fun”
  • University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
    • Saturday, October 26th at 7 pm
    • Mandel Hall
    • “The USO’s 2019 Halloween concert features an array of eerie, mysterious, and spine-tingling works:  Mussorgsky’s justly famous Night on Bald Mountain;  Rachmaninoff’s haunting tone poem, The Isle of the Dead; and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, as arranged by the legendary Leopold Stokowski – plus music from Phantom of the Opera and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Once again the Hyde Park School of Dance contributes their energetic choreography to the mix, and costumes, story-telling, and special effects enhance this annual fun-filled, family-friendly event.  Two performances!  Audience costumes encouraged.”
  • Dia de los Muertos For Kids
    • Saturday, October 26th from 9 – 11 & 12 – 2
    • Arturo Velasquez Institute
    • “This event is for families who want to learn the customs and significance behind Dia de los Muertos. We will have a virtual reality room to experience how Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico (courtesy of BTEC and Monument Art), facepainting by Mega Fiesta Productions, performances by Ballet Folklorico Infinity, and storytelling by La Divina Catrina (Chicago Latina Mom Marybel Solano). Children will explore different craft stations that will teach them the meaning behind some of the symbolism behind Dia de los Muertos and will go home with a goodie bag of their crafts. Don’t miss out on our local vendors in our Mercadito to start your holiday shopping. Support Chicago Latina Mom owned businesses!”
    • Only card payments accepted at the door.
  • Creatures of the Night
    • Garfield Park Conservatory
    • Saturday, October 26th at noon
    • “Join us for a special Halloween treat at the Conservatory – live creatures in our tropical plant collection, where you can get up close and personal with the animals! Kids and families will learn about unique relationships between animals and plants as they collect sweet treats throughout our building.”
  • 100 Years of Mummies
    • Saturday, October 26th at 4 pm
    • The Oriental Institute
    • “Mummify our simulated mummy, take a mummy tour, or hear a mummy-tale. Make mummy crafts, compete in a Mummy Wrap Race, and catch a family photo at our Photo Op. Play the game many a mummy has taken to his own tomb—Senet. And as always, in the galleries, King Tut’s monumental 17-foot-tall statue and our 40-ton Assyrian winged bull will lend a photogenic background for witches, vampires, monsters, princesses, or whatever your costume.”
  • 360 Sunday Funday
    • Sunday, October 27th. 9 am – 3 pm
    • 94th floor of the former Hancock Center
    • “360 CHICAGO welcomes guests of all ages for a day of spooky fun from over 1,000 feet above Chicago. The 94th-floor observation deck is hosting a full day of activities including trick-or-treating, a special Halloween sing-a-long with Mr. Dave Music, and an amazing magic show from Myster AJ.”
  • Logan Square Halloween Parade
    • Sunday, October 27th: 5 – 7 pm
    • Illinois Centennial Monument
    • “Logan Square’s annual Halloween procession brings out costumed kids and adults from all around the neighborhood for a festive celebration. The parade begins at the Illinois Centennial Monument and marches south on Kedzie Boulevard to Fullerton Avennue before looping back to Lula Cafe for hot cider and cookies. As usual, punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza will be leading the festivities and providing the spooky soundtrack.”


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