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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!

Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade
K-9 Dog Park
120 Remington Road, Schaumburg
(847) 490-7020
September 29
9th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival
Dowtown Highwood
Downtown Highwood, Highwood
(847) 432-6000
October 05 -
October 07
Pumpkin Patch at Hamlin
Hamlin Park
3035 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago
(312) 742-7785
October 06
Pet Costume Parade + Pet Adoption Day
The Promenade Bolingbrook
The Promenade Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
(630) 296-8340
October 06
Harvest Fest at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago
(773) 262-8658
October 07
The Water Works
Pumpkin Splash
505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
(847) 490-2505
October 12
Halloween Hoot and Howl
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-6530
October 12
Pumpkin Patch at Hale
Hale Park
6258 W. 62nd St., Chicago
(773) 229-1032
October 13
Pumpkin Patch at Shabbona
Shabonna Park
6935 W. Addison St., Chicago
October 13
Family Fun Night: Pumpkins & Treats
Cantigny Park
1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
(630) 668-5161
October 19
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel St., Skokie
(847) 674-1500
October 19 -
October 20
Halloween Hustle Sandusky 15K/5K
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center 3319 Milan Road Sandusky, OH 44870, Sandusky
(847) 829-4536
October 20
Halloween Party
Bloomingdale Public Library & Village of Bloomingdale
101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale
(630) 529-3650
October 20
Pumpkin Patch at Rainey
Rainey Park
4350 W. 79th St. , Chicago
(773) 284-0696
October 20
Spooky Pooch Parade
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
October 20
YMCA Spooktacular Halloween Party
North Suburban YMCA
2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
(847) 272-7250
October 21
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s 5th Annual “A Walk for the Bear” Costume Walk
Lincoln Park
1700 North Stockton Drive, Chicago
(312) 214-1200
October 21
Halloween Battle Cupcake (Ages 9+ Family)
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
October 21
Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
(847) 835-5440
October 24 -
October 28
Spooks and Stories
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon
(815) 722-9470
October 25
A Haunting in the Valley
Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
(847) 985-2100
October 26
Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
(847) 446-0537
October 26
Supper With the Snakes
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
(773) 755-5100
October 26
Halloween Battle Cupcake (Teen / Ages 13-18)
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
October 26
Tots Halloween at Skinner
Skinner Park
1331 W. Monroe St., Chicago
(312) 746-5560
October 26
Halloween Family Dance at Maggie Daley
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St., Chicago
(312) 742-3918
October 26
Halloween Extravaganza at Sheridan
Sheridan Park
910 S. Aberdeen St., Chicago
(312) 746-5370
October 26
Hallow-palooza at Indian Boundary
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago
(773) 262-8658
October 27
Spooky Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago
(312) 742-2000
October 27
Halloween Haunted Houses 9-10am (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
October 27
Halloween Haunted Houses 5-6pm (Ages 2-8 w/ Caregiver)
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
October 27
Creatures of the Night
Trailside Museum of Natural History
738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
(708) 366-6530
October 27
Halloween Hustle Palatine 5K
Palatine
345 N Eric Dr Palatine, IL 60067, Palatine
(847) 829-4536
October 27
Boo-Palooza
Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Ave. , Chicago
(312) 742-7553
October 27
Howl O’ Ween Dog Parade
Peck Farms
4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva
(630) 262-8244
October 27
RNRA Family Event – Halloween Festival
Montgomery Ward Park
Kingsbury & Erie , Chicago
October 27
Spooktacular on Clark Street
Clark Street in Lincoln Park/HopCat
2577 N. Clark Street, Chicago
October 28
“Spooktacular” Concert and Haunted Musical Open House
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston
(847) 905-1500
October 28
Halloween Spooky Cupcakes (Ages 2-5 w/ Caregiver)
Taste Buds Kitchen
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
(847) 230-0330
October 28
Halloween pARTy
The Paintbrush...a hands-on ART studio for kids
2646 N. Halsted, Chicago
(773) 636-1968
October 28
Trunk or Treat
Bright Horizons at Naperville
550 East Diehl Road, Naperville
(630) 955-5930
October 30
Boo Bash
Cantigny Park
1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
(630) 260-8162
October 30
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago
(312) 341-2300
October 31
FREE: Trick or Treating at Spring Valley
Vera Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley
1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
(847) 985-2100
October 31
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Auditorium Theatre
50 Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago
(312) 341-2300
November 01