Chicago Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2022

There are several ways to celebrate with Halloween parties in Chicago. Adults can choose from some crazy Halloween parties. Families can select a kid friendly event to enjoy. It’s October and time to make plans to celebrate Halloween 2022 in Chicago.

Batfest - Batavia, IL - Oct 30, 2021
Batavia’s annual Halloween themed family event attracts over 2,500 for downtown trick-or-treating, parade, pumpkin bowl, contests, art, games, and more

Nightmare on Chicago Street - Eglin, IL - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: When the undead rise and shamble through the streets of Elgin, and beyond, join the Zombie Defense Initiative in the Safe Zone of Nightmare on Chicago Street!

Brews and Boos - Chicago, IL - Oct 20, 2019
Pumpkin carving and beer tasting at Tapster

Family Pumpkin Carving - Chicago, IL - Oct 24, 2019
Buy a pumpkin for $3 and use all their carving utensils and stencils, plus an appearance from Sparky, the Chicago Fire mascot! You can reserve a pumpkin online to have it guaranteed. 5-7pm

Boos & Booze Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 26, 2019
3 hours of unlimited beer and wine, live DHs all night, dance floor, costume contest and more

Halloween Bar Crawl – Chicago - Chicago, IL - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A Halloween bar crawl with costume contests, giveaways, drink specials, and more!

Yacht Party Chicago’s Halloween Booze Cruise - Chicago, IL - Oct 26 to Oct 31, 2019
Choose from one of several Halloween Booze Cruises on the Anita Dee II, boarding at Dusable Harbor. This three story luxury yacht will cruise around Lake Michigan, offering up the best views of Chicago, while you party with a live DHJ, dancing, costume contest, drinks, and an afterparty. See event website to buy tickets on your desired day, and to see the map of the harbor (GPS address given is approximate). 21+

Spooky Zoo Spectacular - Chicago, IL - Oct 26, 2019
Over 30,000 children, many of whom are from underserved communities, come to the Lincoln Park Zoo for safe trick-or-treating, held in conjunction with the five week long Fall Fest. Candy distribution starts at 10:30am.

Pumpkin Lights at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
Explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations throughout the Pier and enjoy fabulous fall deals at the first-ever Pier Pumpkin Lights, a month-long seasonal celebration. From jack o’lantern towers to light displays, Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination will be decked out for fall.

Haunted Maze at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 8 to Oct 31, 2021
Looking for a scary good time within the confines of Chicago? Navigate through the haunted twists and turns of the Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier as you encounter some of Chicago’s most notorious ghosts. Travel through notable centuries of Chicago history-such as the Union Stockyards, and Capone era as you seek refuge from these famous haunts. $15 per person, no perosn under 18 will be admitted without adult – the haunted maze is not intended for those under 10.

Trick or Treat on Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 30, 2021
For 2021, pop-up events for Saturdays with different themes, circus acts, costume contest, Halloween-themed food and drink specials, strolling actors and more. Normally:Three chances to trick or treat on the pier! Collect candy from stations across the pier, and a passport that shows you where the stations are.

Boo at the Zoo – Brookfield Zoo - Brookfield, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 24, 2021
Trick or treating at candy stations around the zoo (bring your own bag), giant pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, cookie & cupcake decorating, hayrude, carousel, corn maze, and more!

Night of 1000 Jack-o-lanterns - Glencoe, IL - Oct 13 to Oct 24, 2021
Timed tickets allow you to view over 1000 hand carved pumpkins in the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Paranormal Cirque – Illinois - Aurora, IL - Oct 14 to Oct 24, 2021
Final stop on the 2021 fall tour is in Aurora IL. A show with breathtaking implications always poised between fun and the most uninhibited fear that will transport you to a dark world inhabited by creatures with incredible circus art abilities. Under this Clown Castle, the black and red big top tent, Acrobats of the Air, Illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one think of a “normal” Circus – but it’s anything by normal! This show is rated R for adult language and material. You must have ID showing you are above 17 when buying a ticket and all guests 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult 21+. It’s a show on tour, so visit their website to find a location near you.

Illumination Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 23, 2021
Light art, wild costumes, and more while raising money for research on Retinal Vasculopathy with Cerebral Leukodystrophy (RVCL), a genetic condition that affects the central nervous system.

Halloween Happenings - Naperville, IL - Oct 24, 2021
Free Halloween fest for kids 10 and under, with activities, games, and goodies from 1 – 4pm at Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion

The River Chicago Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 29, 2021
Cosume contest, prizes and giveaways, treats, and more!

Haunted Halloween Ball - Chicago, IL - Oct 30, 2021
Congress Plaza Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in the world, according to USA Today! A Halloween party there is sure to thrill

Spirit of Chicago Halloween Cruise - Chicago, IL - Oct 30, 2021
Party on a yacht! The Spirit of Chicago opens up all four decks, live DJs all night long, cash bar, and more. 21+

Halloween Party at Howl – Chicago - Chicago, IL - Oct 30, 2021
Howl at the Moon Chicago hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Hayride - Naperville, IL - Oct 30, 2021
Each registered child receives a goodie bag. In addition to the hayride, there will be picnic tables and bonfires, plus hot chocolate and cider, so bring the fixings for smores, hot dogs etc and sticks to cook over the fire.

Northalstead Halloween Parade - Chicago, IL - Oct 31, 2021
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Activities for every age include parade, costume contest with $4000 in cash and prizes, and more. After party at Brompton

Local Costume Stores

More Fall Activities near Chicago, Illinois:
Apple Picking
Chicago Pumpkin Patches
Ghost Tours
Chicago Haunted Houses
Thanksgiving in Chicago

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  1. Scary Lady Sarah says:

    The Annual Nocturna All Hallows’ Eve Ball is *THE* yearly Halloween party to attend, brought to you by American Gothic Productions- the people who live *every* day as if it were Halloween! Come dance until dawn with DJ Scary Lady Sarah, join the costume contest up on the big Metro stage, immortalize yourself with free pics by Glitter Guts Photobooth, get a Halloween present from our spooky vendors & free treats from the candy cauldrons all around the club! 18+ welcome. At Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, Chicago. 11pm – 4am.
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