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5 Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Englewood This Weekend

Enjoy a weekend of Halloween fun in Englewood this week with events made for the entire family.

A Jefferson Park family created this intricate Halloween display of a fashion show scene from Cruella, as seen on Oct. 22, 2021.
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ENGLEWOOD — With Halloween just two days away, community organizations across Englewood are celebrating the spooky holiday in style with events for the entire family.

Whether you’re searching candy and games or carnival rides and music, hours of fun await.

Friday

Dion’s Chicago Dream, a nonprofit organization that tackles food insecurity in the city, will host its second annual “Tricking Our Treaters” event at 5 p.m., 5500 S. Morgan Street.

To give trick-or-treaters “some form of normalcy” during the pandemic, volunteers will deliver candy door-to-door to Englewood’s children. The South Side organization will provide the candy and music, and volunteers are encouraged to come decked out in their costumes.

Volunteers can register for the event here.

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Saturday

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Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 6600 S. Hermitage Avenue, will host their Fall Harvest Festival from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The community event will feature live music, food, and candy. Families can also grab essentials, like free coats and free groceries from the Farmer’s Market.

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on-site.

Credit: R.A.G.E./Instagram

Neighbors hoping to continue their Halloween fun on Saturday can also visit the Englewood Harvest Festival, 2-6 p.m., at the Urban Prep Englewood Campus, 6201 S. Stewart Avenue.

Carnival rides, food and music are only a few highlights of the family event. Kids can also search for a new pumpkin to add to their spooky collection at the pumpkin patch.

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations will be available at the festival.

Sunday

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Latanya And The Youth of Englewood, an organization that serves Englewood’s youth, will host its second “Halloween on Ashland” trick or treating event.

From 1-4 p.m., Latanya Johnson, nicknamed the “Mother of Englewood,” will walk from 59th and Ashland Street to 63rd and Street asking business owners, residents and families to bring their candy to the streets of Englewood.

Those looking to volunteer, donate or sponsor the event can email Johnson at latanya.ltyoe@gmail.com or latanyaj703@gmail.com.

Credit: Imagine Englewood If/Instagram

Families looking for scary stories, games and more can visit Imagine Englewood If’s third annual Spooky Blast celebration.

From 4-6 p.m., children can enjoy an evening of thrills at the Peace Campus on 64th and Honore Street.

To volunteer or donate to the spook-tacular event, call Imagine Englewood If at 773-488-6704 or email at info@imagineenglewoodif.org.

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