Chicago’s Halloween is celebrated in many unique ways with endless frights and innovative events that include magical parades, ball gatherings, bar crawls, club parties, haunted houses and more! Come and experience Halloween in Chicago this weekend if you Dare!!
The Grand Finale for Chicago’s Halloweek program is this Saturday (6 p.m.-8 p.m.) with the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade. Now in its 8th year, this annual “artist’s holiday” parade returns to historic State Street with an evening of colorful, family-friendly flair. This dazzling production delights the audience with unique floats, spectacle puppets, and creative performances from organizations like The Art Institute, Lookingglass Theater Company, After School Matters and others! It’s a spectacle not to be missed!!
Get decked out in your best Halloween finery for Navy Pier’s not one but two Halloween bashes this Saturday:
The Hallows takes place in the Aon Grand Ballroom for an adults-only spooktacular Halloween experience from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. It’s a celebration of all things nocturnal. This fully immersive experience includes actors dressed in theme, glow in the dark body painting, aerial acrobatics, a light show, creative photo ops, and more! Plus, guests can enjoy music from celebrity DJ’s spinning cirque, electronic and theater music. The Hallows offers you the opportunity to become your alt ego for the night!!
Nightmare on Navy Pier Halloween Party takes place at the Offshore Rooftop which is east of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for an un-BOO-lievable Halloween bash from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Not only will guests be greeted with spooky “blood bag” welcome cocktails, but they can also trick or treat themselves to a four-hour open bar, a haunting variety of passed bites, a costume contest, music, dancing, giveaways, and more! It’s an immersive evening you’ll be dying to attend!!
Chicago’s most adorable Halloween party takes place this Saturday (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Sculpture Garden with the Streeterville Doggy and Kitty Halloween Party. Bring your dog and/or cat dressed in its Halloween best for a parade around the premises kicking-off at 9:30 a.m. Afterwards, the best-dressed furry friend will be judged and chosen by Alderman Brian Hopkins and Maureen Schulman who will then award prizes! I’ve been told it’s going to be a pawsitively fun morning where everyone is a wiener!!
Join the Logan Square community and march around in your Halloween costume this Sunday at 5 p.m. for the Logan Square Halloween Parade. The parade kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. at the Illinois Centennial Memorial with the punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza leading the festivities and providing the spooky soundtrack as costumed families travel south along the west side of Kedzie Boulevard to Fullerton Avenue then turning around to end at Café Lula (2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.) for complimentary apple cider and cookies!
Finally, Chicagoans will be closing out Halloween and the month of October with the 25th annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview neighborhood. This raucous parade steps off at Halsted and Belmont with the Chicago Thriller flash mob performing Michael Jackson’s famous dance routine as they head north and end at Halsted and Brompton. Afterwards, stick around for the awards show and after party at Halsted and Roscoe. Afterall, it’s been ranked as one of the 10 Best Halloween Celebrations in the U.S. by Fodor’s Travel and where you’ll see some of the best Halloween costumes in the city!!
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Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago