Chicago Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2019

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 2019 in Chicago.

Boo at the Zoo - Brookfield, IL - Oct 13 to Oct 28, 2018
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!

Family Pumpkin Carving - Chicago, IL - Oct 19, 2018
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

Halloween Bar Crawl - Chicago, IL - Oct 20, 2018
A Halloween bar crawl with costume contests, giveaways, drink specials, and more!

Nightmare on Chicago Street - Eglin, IL - Oct 20, 2018
Stay safe from Zombies in this “Safe Zone” along Chicago Street, this year with more gates, and on-site box office. Zombie marches may occur outside, but inside, you’ll be protected while enjoying three stages of live entertainment, bands, food, drinks, vendors, parade and pageant, live graffiti artists, costume contests and more. This event is for 17 and older, although under 17 are admitted and must remain with a parent or guardian at all times. No strollers, other items also prohibited (see event website for more details).

Night of 1000 Jack-o-lanterns - Glencoe, IL - Oct 24 to Oct 28, 2018
Timed tickets allow you to view over 1000 hand carved pumpkins in the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Yacht Party Chicago’s Halloween Booze Cruise - Chicago, IL - Oct 25 to Oct 31, 2018
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+

Haunted Maze at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 26 to Oct 31, 2018
The Funhouse Maze has been overrun by scary clowns! Try to avoid them as you navigate the twists and turns! 6-10pm Friday & Saturday, 5-8pm Sunday and Halloween Wednesday. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Haunted Virgin Rooftop Chicago Halloween - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
2 floors of music with amazing views, 26 floors up in the sky, and a killer music line-up from top DJs and full service bars

Illumination Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Boos & Booze Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
3 hours of unlimited beer and wine, live DHs all night, dance floor, costume contest and more

Haunted Halloween Ball - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
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

The River Chicago Halloween Party - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
The staff will be dressed up as the theme, Scarytales – Fairytales creatures with a scary zombified, or Mad twist. Cosume contest, prizes and giveaways, chocolate covered marshmallows and candy apples, and more!

Haunted Halloween Ball - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
The Hard Rock Cafe hosts a Haunted Halloween party each year, with top 40, pop, dance, and hop hop, with fully-stocked cash bars, and more!

Spirit of Chicago Halloween Cruise - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
Party on a yacht! The Spirit of Chicago opens up all four decks, live DJs all night long, cash bar, and more. 21+

Gatsby’s Masquerade Chicago Halloween Ball - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
A masquerade among DJs spinning top 40s, huge dance floor, full bars, VIP packages, party favors and more! 21+

Trick or Treat on Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 27 to Oct 31, 2018
Two 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.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Halloween Party at Howl - Chicago, IL - Oct 27, 2018
Howl at the Moon Indianapolis hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Happenings - Naperville, IL - Oct 28, 2018
Free Halloween fest for kids 10 and under, with activities, games, and goodies from 1 – 4pm at Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavilion

Hallowheel at Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - Oct 31, 2018
Ride the Centennial Wheel, free of charge!

Northalstead Halloween Parade - Chicago, IL - Oct 31, 2018
Parade, costume contest with $4000 in cash and prizes, and more. After party at Brompton

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

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One thought on “Chicago Halloween Parties, Events and Parades in 2019

  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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