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Halloween Celebrations Are Back This Fall — And The City Will Host 2 Parades And Neighborhood Events

The spooky holiday was largely quiet last year due to the pandemic, but Chicago officials are planning events to bring it back.

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CHICAGO — Halloween will make a return with city events this fall.

The spooky holiday went quiet last year, with many parents opting to keep kids home from trick-or-treating and officials advising against events and large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But this year, the city will join in on the festivities with several events, according to a news release.

Chicago Halloweek will be held Oct. 23-30 and will feature two parades and events in the neighborhoods. More information will be available online come Oct. 1.

The first parade, UPSIDE DOWN, will be held noon-3 p.m. Oct. 23 at Washington Park. It will feature dancers, musicians, circus performers and creative groups.

There will be events in the neighborhoods throughout the week, culminating in the finale: Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade on State Street. That parade will run 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be floats, puppets and performances.

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