LAKEVIEW — People can celebrate Halloween in Lakeview next month with a holiday-themed beer stroll for adults and a trick-or-treating festival for families.
The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce announced its Halloween events are returning next month after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.
The beer stroll will take over Lincoln Avenue from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 23, featuring two separate crawls from Addison Street to Belmont Avenue and Belmont to Diversey Parkway.
Participants will stop at various local businesses along Lincoln Avenue, where they’ll try samples of craft beers from local breweries, according to Carisa Marconet, events and marketing director for the chamber.
“It’s fun because we’ll have Halloween festivities, decorations and a lot of people will be dressed up in costumes too, which attendees are welcome to do as well,” Marconet said. “It’s a fun way to explore the neighborhood and try beers from different breweries.”
Proceeds from the Lincoln Avenue beer stroll will benefit the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber. The event also offers a way for people to support their local businesses, Marconet said.
“The cool thing about this event is as people try different beers, they’re going into businesses they might not have been to before or heard of yet,” Marconet said. “It really helps people who are on the stroll get to know their neighborhood businesses and the people behind them.”
Participating businesses include:
- Arthur Murray Lakeview, 3301 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- The Green Lady Tavern, 3328 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Sugar Fix Dental, 3346 N. Paulina St.;
- Plump Room, 3348 N. Paulina St.;
- Lindsay Station, 3501 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Malosa Boutique, 3461 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Brown Bag Seafood, 3400 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Pioneer Realty Group, 3039 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Heritage Bicycles, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Waxman Candles, 3044 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Chicago’s Pizza, 3114 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- HuxHemp, 3101 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Niczka Studio, 3140 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Tatas Tacos, 2826 N. Lincoln Ave.;
- Rica Arepa, 2913 N. Lincoln Ave.
All participants will need to show proof of vaccination and wear masks while inside the businesses, according to a press release.
Early-bird tickets are $25 and on sale now through Sept. 28. Then tickets will cost $30 in advance and $40 the day of the beer stroll.
For families, the local business chamber is bringing back its free Trick-or-Treat on Southport event, which takes over Southport Avenue from Roscoe Street to Addison and Waveland Avenue to Grace Street, Marconet said. The event runs from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 25.
“This event is a longtime tradition in the neighborhood where local businesses offer trick-or-treating,” Marconet said. “We’ll also have family-friendly activities, a pumpkin patch, music, food vendors and drinks from Corridor Brewery.”
The event will be fully outdoors and require children and anyone who’s unvaccinated to wear a mask, according to a press release.
More information on the Halloween events can be found on the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber’s website.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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