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Family-Friendly Boo-Palooza Returns To Wicker Park Oct. 27

Costume parades and contests, a corn maze, apple bobbing, crafts, bingo and many more activities are planned for the celebration in the park.

Leroy Garry dresses up as Batman at a past Boo-Palooza.
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WICKER PARK — After getting canceled in 2016 because there weren’t enough volunteers to bring a massive Halloween celebration to Wicker Park’s namesake park, Boo-Palooza is back.

Set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, the community-produced and volunteer-run spectacle in Wicker Park’s namesake park will include costume parades and contests for humans and dogs, a corn maze, apple bobbing, crafts, bingo and more festivities.

Credit: Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago
A past Boo-Palooza.

Though admission has been free in past years, organizers from the Wicker Park Advisory Council are requesting a suggested $10 donation per family this year. The money will be used help fund the 2019 “create series” of free events and programs in the park.

Volunteers are needed during the event and to help set up and tear down. Times are available from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 27.  Click here to sign up to volunteer. 

Started in 2009, the Wicker Park Advisory Council puts on Boo-Palooza in partnership with the Chicago Park District. Visit Boo-Palooza’s website for more information. 

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A scene from Boo-Palooza 2015.