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5 Spooky Ways To Celebrate Halloween On The West Side

Celebrate Halloween at monster mini-golf, a harvest fest or one of these community events.

A West Side family poses at a previous Garfield Park Harvest Fest.
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CHICAGO — Looking to celebrate Halloween or El Día de los Muertos in North Lawndale, Garfield Park or Little Village this weekend?

Check out these five events.

Douglass Branch Spooktacular Halloween Bash, Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Douglass Branch Library, 3353 W. 13th St.

The Halloween party at Douglass Branch Library’s garden will have music by DJs Miss Twink USA and La Spacer. The celebration will have a spooky haunted house, a costume contest, photo booth, games like Dungeons and Dragons and a haunted bird house painting activity. The event will also celebrate El Día de los Muertos.

Monster Mini-Golf at Douglass 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Park Field House, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive. Register online.

The Douglass 18 Mini-Golf Course has been transformed into a spooky Halloween adventure for families. Young people are encouraged to dress up for a costume contest.

Garfield Park Harvest Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Hatchery, 135 N. Kedzie Ave.; 2—4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Plaza, 4008 W. Madison St.

The Harvest Fest will feature free food, roller skating, a safe-passage trick-or-treat route, a costume contest and more. The festival is hosted by the Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative.

Unity Park Halloween Party, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Unity Park, 1900 S. Kostner Ave.

The Halloween party at Unity Park will be animal-themed, and attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal. The event will have animal storytelling, face painting, music, food, and trick-or-treating.

Day of the Dead Celebration, 4-6 p.m. Monday, Blue Door Neighborhood Center, 2551 W. Cermak Road

The Dia de los Muertos celebration will have a free book giveaway, crafts, and a storytime for children.

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