Let the spook begin! Chicagoans will be celebrating Halloween this weekend with some frightful (and not so frightful) happenings for everyone. So — come creep yourself out!!
Over 100 businesses in the Andersonville neighborhood will be participating in this year’s Clark Street Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday. The Halloween parade kicks off this event at 11:00 a.m., stepping off at Peirce Elementary School (1423 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.) and traveling north on Glenwood Avenue to Gethsemane Garden Center (5739 N. Clark St.). Gethsemane will also host their annual Children’s Fall Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trick-or-treating along Clark Street will take place between 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Look for the orange pumpkin door signs on participating businesses. There will also be a costume contest! AlleyCat Comics will announce the winner at 3:30 p.m. So be sure to dress up in your favorite costume and register for the contest between 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.!
Families are invited to a Halloween Kinderfest on Sunday (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) as part of Hofbräuhaus Chicago’s Okotberfest (5500 Park Pl.) in Rosemont. This event celebrates the spookiest time of the year with children’s’ costume contests, parades, live music, face painting, Halloween-themed arts and crafts stations, and more!
Come donned in your best costume and drink your way through the Wrigleyville neighborhood on Saturday (7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.) at the Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl. Your ticket includes admission, a dinner buffet, gift cards to use on the crawl, costume contests, giveaways, and so much more! It’s the biggest Halloween bar crawl in Chicago!!
Wear your horrifying and fashionable Halloween and Day of the Dead costumes for the 3rd annual Pilsen Brew-Ja Crawl on Saturday in the Pilsen neighborhood (1811 S. Blue Island Ave.). It’s a Day of the Dead inspired tour of the neighborhood’s exciting food, beer, and music scenes. Guests will board trolleys transporting them to 14 unique bars and restaurants throughout Pilsen for a day of eating, drinking, shopping, and other shenanigans! The $35 fee includes one drink at each venue and prizes will be given for the best costume. So, come early, stay late and enjoy the shops, restaurants, and charms of this community!!
Check out Chicago’s 2018 Halloween Party Guide for your fav- including parties such as American Horror Story Halloween at the Highline Bar and Restaurant, Annual Nocturna All Hallows’ Eve Ball at the Metro, The IT Costume Party at The Boundary, Haunted Halloween Party Cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago, The Ravenswood Masquerade Murder at the Otherworld Theatre, and many others!
If you’re into getting some nightmare fuel at haunted attractions, then check out Chicago’s 2018 Haunted Houses Guide!
Perhaps you prefer to explore the haunted side of Chicago! Check out Haunted Halloween Tours.
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And finally, celebrate Halloween itself this coming Wednesday evening at the Northalsted Halloween Parade on Halsted Street from Belmont to Brompton Avenues in the Lakeview neighborhood. This parade is ranked one of the 10 best Halloween celebrations in the U.S. with its outlandish costumes, creative programming, and entertaining parade! The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. featuring the “Chicago Thriller” flash mob performing a Michael Jackson dance routine from his classic music video!! By the way, there’s also a costume contest with $4,000 in prizes following the parade at Halsted and Brompton!
Have a Ghoulish Time Creeping Yourself Out! Don’t Disappoint Me!!