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Riverwalk Visitors Can Enjoy Fall With Special Events, Programs Throughout October

The Riverwalk is hosting Fall Festival, which will include a Halloween costume party, pumpkin patch and Oktoberfest celebrations.

File Photo: The Chicago Riverwalk in January 2020.
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DOWNTOWN — Visitors to the Chicago Riverwalk can enjoy fall-themed festivities, including a Halloween costume party, pumpkin patch and Oktoberfest celebrations.

The events are part of the Riverwalk’s Fall Festival, a string of events and programs that run through Oct. 31, according to a city news release. The festival focuses on local businesses and artists.

Among the activities: Island Party Hut will have a pumpkin patch where people can get pumpkins and a decorating kit. It’s open Saturdays through Halloween. And Northman will host an end-of-season, dog-friendly costume party Oct. 28.

People who visit during the Fall Festival can receive stamps on their “Riverwalk passport” if they spend $20 at a participating location, according to the city. People who get five stamps will get a Riverwalk goodie bag.

Visitors can also enjoy a free concert series 1-2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 17 between Lake and Franklin Street. Performers will be from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events band roster. 

A Community Marketplace that features minority- and women- owned businesses from across the city will also be open throughout the fall season. 

The riverwalk is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

You can view the full calendar of programs and events online.

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