Chicago Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2017

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 2017 in Chicago.

Note: These events are from 2016.  We will update Halloween events for 2017 starting in mid-September.

Halloween Parties

Make plans to attend a Halloween party in Chicago. Find a costume contest and dance the night away at these adult parties:

Nightmare on Talman – October 22, 2016

Warehouse Halloween Party – October 22, 2016

Zombies vs. Vampires – October 22, 2016
A Halloween pub crawl.

Grim Reader’s Revelry – October 22, 2016
Chicago Literacy Alliance.

Beware of Zombies 2016 – October 28, 2016
Hosted at Galaxy Banquets O’Hare In The Dark Haunted Ballroom.

Live Your Fantasy Halloween Costume Party – October 28, 2016
Spend Friday night at The Loft with ASAP Experience for the Playboy Edition.

Eat, Drink and Be Scary Halloween Party – October 28, 2016
Cactus Bar and Grill.

Crawloween – October 28-29, 2016
A Halloween bar crawl.

Monster’s Ball Chicago – October 29, 2016
A Halloween DAY party on Saturday. Runs from 1 to 7 pm. $1,000 costume contest.

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street – October 29, 2016
Another DRE&J Production.

Ghost and Goblins Halloween Day Party – October 29, 2016

Halloween Day Crawl in River North – October 29, 2016
Followed by the River North Halloween Crawl on Saturday night.

Kegoween 2016: The Carnivale – October 29, 2016
CeeBlaq Social Club

Haunted Halloween Party Cruise – October 29, 2016
Aboard the Spirit of Chicago.

Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Party – October 29, 2016
A Saturday night masquerade party and fashion show.

Saints and Sinners – October 29, 2016
A Halloween Party at Lucky Strike Chicago.

Haunted Hotel Halloween Ball – October 29, 2016
At the Congress Plaza Hotel.

Superhero Halloween Party – October 29, 2016
Brownstone Tavern and Grill.

HOWL-O-WEEN Bash – October 29, 2016
A dog lounge halloween party. A night of pets, pet parents and fun.

Masquerade Dinner Party – October 29, 2016
Presented by Chef Bryson.

Mad Masquerade – October 29, 2016
Hosted by the Ivy Plus Society.

Haunted Hotel Halloween Bash – October 29, 2016
At the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago.

Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl – October 29, 2016

DeNoche’s Annual Halloween Costume Party – October 29, 2016

Nightmare on the Pier – October 29, 2016
Lakeview Terrace at Navy Pier.

Dracula’s Ball – October 29, 2016
3rd annual gala by the Gardner’s Foundation.

Pretty Nasty III – October 29, 2016
Organized by the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Halloween Masquerade Ball – October 29, 2016
3rd annual event. Held at Perception Gallery.

Night Owl Halloween Costume Party – October 29, 2016

Boos and Booze Halloween Party – October 29, 2016
Location: Trophy Room.

Haunted Ghost Ship – October 29, 2016
Aboard the Spirit of Chicago.

Halloween Booze Cruise – October 29, 2016

Shipwrecked – October 31, 2016
Halloween Party Aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Departs from Navy Pier.

Haunted Booze Cruise – October 31, 2016
Hosted by Yacht Party. They have other Halloween cruises over the weekend as well.

Local Costume Stores

Halloween Events

We’ve searched for some family friendly Halloween events to enjoy in Chicago. We hope you and your kids have fun:

Night of 1,000 Jack-o-Lanterns – Oct 20-23, 2016
Halloween at Navy Pier – October 22-23, 2016
Boo At The Zoo – October 22-23 & 29-30, 2016
Spooky Zoo Spectacular – October 29, 2016
Halloween Happenings – kids activities – October 30, 2016
Clark Street Spooktacular – Oct 30, 2016
Halloween Boonanza – Kids Carnival – October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat Events

Green Pumpkin Trail – October 15, 2016
Trains, Tricks & Treats – October 29-30, 2016

Halloween Parades

Spooky Pooch Parade – Oct 29, 2016
Northalstead Halloween Parade – October 31, 2016

We hope you have enjoyed the start to our Halloween party and events section.

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

Shop Funtober for Halloween Costumes


One thought on “Chicago Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2017

  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.
    More info here:
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