Halloween in the Parks
Through October 31st
Enjoy family-friendly parties, dances, movies, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, craft-making, and fall festivals
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
Through November 3rd
With a haunted house for older kids and adults and Fun Barn for the whole family, there’s something for everyone at the old pumpkin farm. Bengston’s features all sorts of activities included pig races, a pumpkin chucker, rides, a petting zoo and more haunted fun!
Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
October 18th – 20th & 23rd – 27th
Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe
See so many creative and cool jack-o-lanterns at this fun event for all ages. See pumpkin carving in the act, check out live entertainment and more!
October 18th – 20th
Mokena Main Park
Head to this carnival that features entertainment and food for the whole family. There will be pony rides, live music and plenty of Halloween activities.
Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade
The free parade, which goes north State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren, features live music, unique floats, giant puppets, and unusual costumes. Then head to the free afterparties at Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park.
Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market
DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton
This Halloween-themed flea market features live music, food vendors, and antiques & collectibles for sale.
Nightmare on Chicago Street
October 19th (6 to 11 p.m.)
A zombie-themed party with two entertainment stages, bands, food vendors, a costume contest, and graffiti artists on Chicago Street (from Douglas to Villa). Anyone under age 17 must be with a parent or guardian.
Boo at the Zoo
Weekends through October 27th
Even the animals are celebrating Halloween! You and your family can come in costume and trick-or-treat at the zoo, take a hay ride, get lost in a corn maze and see the many animals Brookfield Zoo has to offer.
Through December 31st
These discount prices include all taxes and fees.
- Aquarium + SkyDeck + Field Museum + more
- Chicago History Museum
- Children’s museum in Oak Lawn
- Segway tour: leaves Navy Pier, expires Oct. 27
Ticket deal $39 (2 hours, age 12+)
- Movie tickets at Goldstar (*minimum 2)