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Halloween Happenings

Find local Halloween events, activities and more! This list of current and upcoming Halloween Happenings is organized by date, with the closest start dates first. You can find events here, and also check our Calendar of Events to search by date. And keep checking back, as events are continually added during the season!

Fright Fest
Six Flags Great America
542 N. Route 21, Gurnee
(847) 249-4636
September 16 -
October 31
Cosley Zoo’s Pumpkin Fest
Cosley Zoo
1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton
(630) 665-5534
October 01 -
October 31
Trick or Trees
Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
(630) 968-0074
October 07 -
October 29
Things That Go Bump In The Night
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie
(847) 674-1500
October 20
Halloween Happening
Community Center
1777 S Blanchard St , Wheaton
(630) 690-4880
October 20
Halloween Extravaganza at Sheridan
Sheridan Park
910 S. Aberdeen St., Chicago
(312) 746-5370
October 20
Halloween Spooktacular
Park Center
2400 Chestnut Ave. , Glenview
(847) 724-5670
October 20
All Hallow's Eve
Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St., Naperville
(630) 420.6010
October 20 -
October 21
Small Fall Ball!
Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
7734312098
October 21
Kids' Night Out: BYOPumpkin
The Paintbrush
2646 N. Halsted , Chicago
(773) 636-1968
October 21
Day of The Dead - Sugar Skulls at Mayfair
Mayfair Park
4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. , Chicago
(773) 685-3361
October 21
Things That Go Bump In The Night
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel, Skokie
(847) 674-1500
October 21
Pumpkin Palooza
Eola Community Center
555 S. Eola Road, Aurora
(630) 851-8990
October 21
Trains, Tricks & Treats
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
October 21 -
October 22
Spooky Pooch Parade
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
October 21
Boo! at the Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
(708) 485-0263
October 21 -
October 29
Wonder-een...Boo!
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park
(708) 383-4815
October 21
Halloween Hayride
Blackberry Historical Farm Village
100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora
(630) 892-1550
October 21
Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade and Celebration
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St., Chicago
(312) 742-3918
October 21
BCBoo! Little Monster Mash Halloween Bash
Little Beans Evanston
430 Asbury Ave., Evanston
(847) 807-3731
October 22
10th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party
North Suburban YMCA
2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
(847) 272-7250
October 22
Creatures of the Night
River Trail Nature Center
3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
(847) 824-8360
October 22
Spooky Crafts at Maplewood
Maplewood Park
1640 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago
October 23
Halloween Crafts at Maplewood
Maplewood Park
1640 N. Maplewood Ave. , Chicago
October 23
Day of the Dead - Painting at Eugene Field
Eugene Field Park
5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago
(773) 478-9744
October 23
A Night Out with Dracula at Olympia
Olympia Park
6566 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago
(773) 631-6861
October 23
Day of the Dead - Puppet Making at Eugene Field
Eugene Field Park
5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago
(773) 478-9744
October 24
Halloween Spooktacular
Pump It Up Chicago
821 W Eastman, Chicago
(312) 664-7867
October 24 -
October 26
Day of The Dead - Puppet Making at Mayfair
Mayfair Park
4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. , Chicago
(773) 685-3361
October 25
Halloween Party at Donovan
Donovan Playground Park
3620 S. Lituanica Ave., Chicago
(312) 747-6111
October 26
Haunted House at Douglas
Douglas Park
1401 S. Sacramento, Chicago
(312) 747-7670
October 26
Day of The Dead - Mask Painting at Mayfair
Mayfair Park
4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. , Chicago
(773) 685-3361
October 26
Halloween Dance at Hale
Hale Park
6258 W. 62nd St., Chicago
(773) 229-1032
October 26
Haunted Indoor Movie at Margate
Margate Park
4921 N. Marine Drive , Chicago
(312) 742-7522
October 26
Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
October 26 -
October 29
Highland Park’s Annual Store-to-Store Candy Stroll
Port Clinton Square
600 Central Avenue, Highland Park
(847) 926-4300
October 26
Mexican Sugar Skulls by Mosaico Arte Chicago
The Dill Pickle Food Co-op
2746 North Milwaukee , Chicago
October 26
Somewhat Scary Stories
Crabtree Nature Center
3 Stover Road , Barrington
(847) 381-6592
October 27
Brick-or-Treat
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Streets of Woodfield - 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg
(847) 592-9700
October 27 -
October 31
Halloween Party at Jesse White
Jesse White Park and Community Center
410-412 W. Chicago Avenue , Chicago
(312)742-2410
October 27
Haunted House - Spooky Thrills Part II at Sherwood
Sherwood Park
5701 S. Shields, Chicago
(312) 747-6688
October 27
Halloween Dance at Maggie Daley
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St., Chicago
(312) 742-3918
October 27
Tots Halloween at Skinner
Skinner Park
1331 W. Monroe St., Chicago
(312) 746-5560
October 27
Spooky Skate at Smith
Smith Park
2526 W. Grand Ave., Chicago
(312) 742-7534
October 27
Haunted Indoor Movie at Margate
Margate Park
4921 N. Marine Drive , Chicago
(312) 742-7522
October 27
Day of the Dead - Sugar Skulls at Eugene Field
Eugene Field Park
5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago
(773) 478-9744
October 28
Pumpkin Patch at Dvorak
Dvorak Park
1119 W. Cullerton St., Chicago
(312) 746-5083
October 28
Halloween Party at Cragin
Cragin Park
2611 N. Lockwood Ave., Chicago
(312) 746-5065
October 28
Halloween Party at Taylor-Lauridsen
Taylor-Lauridsen Playground Park
704 W. 47th St., Chicago
(312) 747-6729
October 28
Granny Smith's Fraidy Cat Fun
Chicago Women's Park and Gardens
1801 S Indiana Ave , Chicago
(312) 257-4486
October 28
Community Halloween Party at West Pullm
West Pullman Park
401 W. 123rd St., Chicago
(773) 821-9503
October 28
Halloween Party at Stanton
Stanton Park
618 W. Scott St., Chicago
(312) 742-9553
October 28
Hallow-palooza at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago
(773) 262-8658
October 28
Halloween Garden Festival at Kilbourn
Kilbourn Park
3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago
(773) 685-3351
October 28
Haunted House at Kennicott
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park Ave. , Chicago
(312) 747-7138
October 28
Spooky Zoo Spectacular
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
(312) 742-2000
October 28
BatFest
Batavia Riverwalk
Riverwalk, Batavia
October 28
Kids' Science Labs Annual Halloween Party
Kids Science Labs
1500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago
(312) 846-1426
October 28
A Harry Potter Halloween Party
The Laboratory
2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
(630) 880-6458
October 28
Monster Bash at The Exploritorium
Exploritorium
4701 Oakton Street, Skokie
(847) 674-1500, ext. 2700
October 28
Pumpkin Plunge
FitNation
1655 Nations Drive, Gurnee
(847) 623-7788
October 28
UChicago Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Concert
Mandel Hall
1131 East 57th Street, Chicago
(773) 702-8069
October 28
Swing City Chicago Kid and Teen Halloween Bash
The Westin Lombard
70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard
October 28
Halloweenfest
Bowen Park
95 Jack Benny Dr, Waukegan
(847) 360-4700
October 28
Gluten-Free Halloween Open House
Advocate Children's Hospital-Park Ridge
1675 W. Dempster, Park Ridge
(847) 723-7181
October 28
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos Celebration!
Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson St., Des Plaines
(847) 391-5399
October 28
Scare-illon Concert
Millennium Carillon
Riverwalk near Rotary Hill, Naperville
October 28
Halloween Family Scarecrow “Stuff”
Prisco Community Center
150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
(630) 859-8606
October 28
The Un-haunted Forest
River Trail Nature Center
3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
(847) 824-8360
October 28 -
October 29
Halloween Hike and Happenings
Camp Sullivan
14630 Oak Park Ave, Oak Forest
(708) 386-4042
October 28
NIGHTLIFE – The Return of Scary Stories
River Trail Nature Center
3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
(847) 824-8360
October 28
Spooky Singalong
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago
(773) 728-6000
October 28
Bubbleween
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston, Chicago
(312) 944-7677
October 28
Halloween Haven
The Chicago French Market
131 N Clinton St, Chicago
October 28
Villain's Ball
Hammond Marina
701 Casino Center Dr, Hammond IN
October 29
Spooky Singalong
Old Town School of Folk Music Armitage
909 W Armitage Ave ·, Chicago
(773) 728-6000
October 29
Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s “Halloween Kinderfest”
Hofbräuhaus Chicago
5500 Park Place, Rosemont
(847) 671-2739
October 29
Owls, Bats and Spiders
Crabtree Nature Center
3 Stover Road , Barrington
(847) 381-6592
October 29
A Sand Ridge Halloween
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland
October 29
Naperville Park District Halloween Happening
Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
West of Centennial Beach, Naperville
October 29
Día de los Muertos Xicágo celebration
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. , Chicago
(312) 738-1503
October 29
Trick-or-Treat at The Farm
Dollinger Family Farm
7420 E Hansel Rd, Channahon
(815) 467-6766
October 29
NPN Fright-Free Halloween Fest
The British School of Chicago
814 W. Eastman St., Chicago
October 29
The Halloween Jamboree at Chase
Chase Park
4701 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
(312) 742-7518
October 29
Pumpkin Patch at Veteran's Memorial
Veteran's Memorial Park
2820 E. 98th St., Chicago
(312) 747-6812
October 29
Logan Square Halloween Parade
Palmer Square
2200 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago
(312) 742-7535
October 29
EEK-o-Friendly Halloween!
Sod Room
1454 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
(312) 922-3131
October 30
Trick or Treat on Southport
Along Southport
Southport, Roscoe to Grace, Chicago
October 30
Halloween Party at Wentworth Gardens
Wentworth Gardens
3770 S. Wentworth, Chicago
(312) 747-6996
October 31
Halloween Fun at Shedd
Shedd Park
3660 W. 23rd St., Chicago
(773) 762-3168
October 31
Halloween Party at Mandrake
Mandrake Park
3858 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago
October 31
Halloween Party at Loyola
Loyola Park
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago
(773) 262-8605
October 31
Halloween Party at Sauganash
Sauganash Park
5861 N. Kostner Ave. , Chicago
(773) 685-6122
October 31
Haunted House at Austin Town Hall
Austin Town Hall
5610 W. Lake St., Chicago
(312) 746-4868
October 31
Nightmare on Central at Columbus
Columbus Park
500 S. Central Ave., Chicago
(312) 746-5046
October 31
Halloween Party at Eckhart
Eckhart Park
1330 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
(312) 746-5553
October 31
Halloween Party at Eckhart
Eckhart Park
1330 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
(312) 746-5553
October 31
Spooktacular at Fuller
Fuller Park
331 W. 45th St., Chicago
(312) 747-6144
October 31
Bootiful Party at Lindblom
Lindblom Park
6054 S. Damen Ave., Chicago
(312) 747-6443
October 31