Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2022? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. We’ve located holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Illinois.
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We'll gearing up to start searching for another year of great events! Check back in September to see what we've found.
Many have been canceled or their websites were not updated for this year. Please double-check the event organizer's websites before heading over to any events in case of any changes or cancellations.
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!
Mayfair Park Halloween Parade - Champaign, IL - Oct 20, 2019
Dress up for a spooktacular parade around the park, with games, treats, and more! 2-4pm at Mayfair Park
Trick or Trot 5K - Rockford, IL - Oct 20, 2019
Run a 5K on the recreation path at Victorian Village, in a costume, with awards for different categories of costumes.
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
Downtown Mahomet Trunk or Treat - Mahomet, IL - Oct 25, 2019
6-8pm in downtown Mahomet, local businesses will be set up on Main Street to pass candy out from decorated cars, with a best decorated car contest, costume contest, pet picture contest and more!
Downtown Urbana Trick or Treating - Urbana, IL - Oct 25, 2019
Trick or treat with downtown businesses from 1-5pm, with more Halloween fun at the Urbana Free Library
Halloween Party - West Peoria, IL - Oct 25, 2019
Grab your costume and head to Franciscan Rec Center for a night of tricks and treats! Costume contest, carnival games, crafts, bouncy house, candy, and prizes all evening from 5:30-7:30.
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.
Howl-o-ween - Champaign, IL - Oct 26, 2019
3-5pm at Champaign Public Library. Spooky storytime, crafts and games, face painting and more. Costumes encouraged.
Halloween Spooktacular at the Orpheum - Champaign, IL - Oct 26, 2019
Halloween Spooktacular is family-friendly and spooky event in celebration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween! Bring your kids dressed up as goblins and ghouls! Remember a bag to collect all the free candy. 1-4pm
Howl at the Market - Bloomington, IL - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrate the end of the farmer’s market season. Kids can wear Halloween costumes, pick up a Boo Bucks from information then use them to stop the market for specially marked items.
Trick or Treating with the Stars - Champaign, IL - Oct 27, 2019
3-5pm at Ubben Basketball Practice Complex. Join U of I athletics and characters at this family friendly trick or treating at interactive stations with free candy. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Free admission and parking
Trick or Treat Street - Savoy, IL - Oct 28, 2019
Registration required by 10/22. 6-8pm at Savoy Recreation Center. Music, haunted house, decorated booths with goodies, and more.
Halloween Trick & Treat for the Pups - Urbana, IL - Oct 31, 2019
4-5pm at Urbana Dog Park. Trick or treat with your dog. Free to dog park members, visitors pay the daily rate to enter
Trick or Treat at Outlets at Tuscola - Tuscola, IL - Oct 31, 2019
5-7pm at the Outlets at Tuscola. Collect treats from participating business while dressed in costume.
Trunk or Treat at Proctor Rec Center - Peoria, IL - Oct 31, 2019
4:30-7pm at Proctor Rec Center. Celebrate Halloween in a safe, fun way, with treats for everyone.
Trick or Treating at the Mansion - Bloomington, IL - Oct 31, 2019
4-6pm at the David Davis Mansion. Trick or treat in costume and take your photo on the Mansion grounds!
Trick or Treat at the Shoppes at College Park - Normal, IL - Oct 31, 2019
The Shoppes at College Hills hosts trick-or-treaters for Halloween, with signs in the windows of participating businesses, 5-7pm or while supplies last.
Lighted Pumpkin House Display - Arthur, IL - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
Hundreds of carved pumpkins displayed downtown.
Halloween FunFest - Champaign, IL - Oct 28, 2020
Modifications for 2020: Bring your spookiest decorations and decorate your car or truck and participate in the Halloween Car Parade! Participants must be a part of the parade and remain in vehicles to receive goody bags. 5-8pm at Market Place Mall. Normally: Dress in costume and come out for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest, with a spooktacularly family-friendly haunted house in Bergner’s.
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