LOGAN SQUARE — Halloween is right around the corner, and there are many ways to celebrate in the neighborhood.
We rounded up some of the best Halloween happenings below, most of which are family-friendly:
Monster Market: Chicago’s “spookiest vendors” will sell their wares at Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave., 1-6 p.m. Saturday for the “Monster Market.” Organizers will play horror movies on a loop. A raffle will benefit Harmony House Cat Shelter. The market is for people 21 and older.
Unity Park’s annual Pumpkinfest: Unity Park Advisory Council’s annual Pumpkinfest, now in its 18th year, is set for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave. Expect pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, face painting, fresh popcorn and cider, music and more.
Logan Square’s Halloween parade: The 18th annual neighborhood-wide Halloween parade is set for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. The parade is geared toward families and kids. Costumes are encouraged. Neighbors should meet at the Illinois Centennial Monument at 3200 W. Logan Boulevard.
Halloween Funfest at Haas Park: A “Halloween Funfest,” put on by the Chicago Police Shakespeare District (14th) and the Chicago Park District, is set for 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 at Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave. There will be arts and crafts, games, pumpkin and cookie decorating, movies, a costume contest and more.
Pumpkin decorating at Land and Sea Dept. restaurants: Both Parson’s Chicken & Fish and Longman & Eagle are hosting pumpkin carving events leading up to Halloween. The one at Parson’s, 2952 W. Armitage Ave., is set for noon-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., is hosting its own pumpkin carving event noon-5 p.m. Oct. 27 with apple donuts, hot cider and other treats.
At both events, some complimentary pumpkins will be provided, but not many. The events are BYOP (bring your own pumpkin).
“All Hallows Eve” at Hairpin Arts Center: Check out crafts by local artists and get a tarot card reading at Harpin Arts Center’s “All Hallows Eve” event, set for Oct. 31. Mind reader and mentalist Jacob Mayfield will be also be leading a seance. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $25-35 and can be bought online.
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