Tracy Roessner, in knight costume, leads the Halloween joggers down Damen Avenue in 2018.

CHICAGO — Dozens of events will help Chicagoans celebrate Halloween this weekend.

Whether it’s trunk-or-treat events for kids, drag shows, costume contests, haunted houses and more, there’s something for everyone.

Block Club rounded up more than 70 Halloween events. Have an event we should add? Email

South Side

Auburn Gresham Party Like a Mon-Star Halloween Bash

1-5 p.m. Saturday

7939 S. Racine Ave., next to the Walgreens parking lot

Families can bring their kids to get free candy. There will also be free games and food, a costume contest, candy apples, bounce houses and more. The event is presented by the Warming Up Auburn Gresham Spooktacular Coat Drive.

Rollin’ Rec: Halloween On The Block at Carver Park

3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday

Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St.

Families are encouraged to head out to Carver Park for the Rollin’ Rec activity van, which will have structured and unstructured activities for youth and families. Costumes are encouraged. 

Halloween Party at Calumet Park

6-8 p.m. Friday

Calumet Park, 9801 S. Avenue G

There will be treats, games and Halloween fun at this free Park District event on the Far South Side. 

Haunted House at Avalon Park

6-9:30 p.m. Friday

Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St.

Avalon Park is hosting a Haunted House for youth ages 6-13 to enjoy. It’s $5 to participate.

Families at the annual Boo-Palooza Halloween festival in Wicker Park Credit: Doug Wood/Provided

Halloween Horror House at Sherwood Park

6:30-9 p.m. Friday

Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Englewood’s Sherwood Park is hosting a free Halloween Horror House for youth 6-13. 

Halloween Haunted House and Tailgate Party

Tailgate party at noon, haunted house 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 4-8 p.m. Monday

Former Overton School building, 4900 S. Indiana Ave.

Acclivus is hosting a tailgate party for a Chicago Bears football game that same day, followed by a haunted house. There will also be a haunted house on Halloween day. 

Halloween Fun and Games at Vittum Park

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

Vittum Park, 5010 W. 50th St. 

This free Halloween event will have arts and crafts, a costume contest and trick-or-treating. 

Trunk-Or-Treat at Wentworth Park

1-2 p.m. Saturday

Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Kids can come dressed in their costume and trick-or-treat at cars decorated for Halloween. The park still needs volunteers to decorate cars and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. Those interested should contact park staff for additional information. 

Día De Los Muertos Celebration on Commerical Avenue

5 p.m. Friday

8900 S. Commercial Ave.

Bridges // Puentes: Justice Collective of the Southeast and Commercial Avenue SSA invite the community to remember loved ones at this Día De Los Muertos event. Those interested can submit photos online to be added to community altars along Commercial Avenue. Neighbors will visit the altars as a group Friday. There will also be free tamales, hot chocolate and sweet bread.

Trunk-Or-Treat at Morgan Park Sports Center

1-3 p.m. Saturday

11505 S. Western Ave.

This event will have indoor family fun and a chance to skate at Morgan Park Sports Center’s ice rink, where Halloween music will play. Skate rentals are free on this day while available. There will also be an award for the best costume and best decorated car. There will be a DJ, bounce house, games and candy. In the event of rain, the Trunk-or-Trear event will move from the parking lot to indoors. The event is free. Those interested can register online to participate. 

Bronzeville Fall Fest

Noon-6 p.m. Sunday

216 E. 35th St.

There will be music, games, food, pumpkin and face painting, costumes, a petting zoo and more at the Bronzeville Fall Fest. There will also be hot cocoa, cider and cookies. All guests must RSVP, which you can do online via the event’s Facebook page.

Commerical Avenue Halloween

3-5 p.m. Monday

9000 S. Commercial Ave.

This free Halloween event will have face painting, a professional photo booth and candy.

Fall Harvest Fest

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Hopewell M.B. Church, 6600 S. Hermitage

Hopewell M.B. Church is hosting its Fall Harvest Fest. There will be free winter kits, live music, food and candy. Masks and gear to protect against COVID-19, hoodies and T-shirts will be given away. 

Halloween Party at The Rink

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

The Rink, 1122 E. 87th St. 

This event at The Rink for families will have free candy, a costume parade and giveaways.

True To Life Foundation’s Harvest Festival

3:30-6 p.m. Monday

8828 S. Stony Island Ave.

True To Life Foundation is hosting a Harvest Festival for Halloween. There will be food, drinks, a bounce house, music and treats to celebrate the spooky holiday.

Gary Comer Youth Center Halloween Fest and Trunk N’ Treat

2-6 p.m. Saturday

Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave.

Gary Comer Youth Center will have its Halloween Fest with fun, food, games and more. There will be a magician, bouncy house, air brush tattoos, costume contest and haunted house. Younger attendees can get candy from a local car club in the Trunk N’ Treat activity.

Film Screening: ‘Halloween Kills

2-4 p.m. Saturday

Chicago Public Library Jeffrey Manor branch, 2401 E. 100th St.

The 2021 film “Halloween Kills” will be shown at the Chicago Public Library’s Jeffrey Manor branch.

Halloween Critical Mass: Bridgeport and Bronzeville

5 p.m. Friday

Bosley Park, 3044 S. Bonfield St., and Armstrong Park, 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, Bike Grid Now is hosting a Halloween group bike ride in locations throughout the city, including Bridgeport and Bronzeville, through its Chicago Critical Mass monthly bike ride initiative. Costumes are encouraged. Bikers will ride to the Critical Mass Terminus at Daley Plaza to meet at 5:45 p.m.

Roseland Community Hospital Trunk-or-Treat

2 p.m. Sunday

Roseland Community Hospital parking lot, 45 W. 111th St.

Families looking for an afternoon of Halloween fun can head to Roseland Community Hospital’s Trunk-or-Treat event. Cars decorated for the spooky holiday will be parked in the hospital’s parking lot, where neighbors will give kids healthy treats and snacks. Parents can also receive health care resources. The event is free, and no registration is required.

Pullman Macabre

6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This walkthrough tour will give adult attendees a look at the train crashes, primitive surgeries, mysterious deaths, murders and tragedies that are part of the of history of the Pullman neighborhood. Tickets can be bought for $20 online.

Trunk-or-Treat at Gately Park

Noon-2 p.m. Sunday

Gately Park, 10201 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Neighbors can have safe Halloween fun at this South Side trunk-or-treat event. There’s no cost to participate, but online registration is required.

Halloween Party at Don Nash

2-6 p.m. Sunday

Don Nash Community Center Park, 1833 E. 71st St.

Neighbors can bring costumed young ones to the Don Nash Community Center Park for Halloween fun, treats and games. The event is co-sponsored by the Don Nash Community Center Advisory Council.

Modish Presents Spooky Szn Photo-Op

Select times Friday-Monday

329 W. 18th St., suite 413

Those looking to commemorate their Halloween costume for the year can a book a photo shoot for $5. Refreshments will be provided, though it is BYOB.

This fall South Siders will have multiple opportunities to visit pumpkin patches and Halloween themed events in their neighborhood. Credit: Wikipedia

West Side and West Loop

It Takes A Village Pumpkin Patch

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

It Takes A Village Child Care Services, 4020 W. Division St.

There will be a free pumpkin patch with games for children, food, candy bags, live music, train rides, bounce houses, train rides and a petting zoo. Families that register online take home and decorate a pumpkin for free from It Takes A Village’s pumpkin patch.

Morgan’s New Wave Halloween Party

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday

Morgan’s On Fulton, 952 W. Fulton Market

This will be a Halloween party for adults with a karaoke lounge, burlesque performances by the Hot Tawdry Troupe and a synth dance party. Tickets can be bought online for $80  and include admission to a costume contest, alcoholic beverages, food and a welcome cocktail.

Día De Los Muertos Halloween Party

5 p.m.-midnight Saturday

Time Out Market, 916 W. Fulton Market 

There will be a live band, DJ, face painting, stilt walkers, drink specials, a costume contest and more. There will also be palm readers and storytime. The event is free. 

Halloween with Discos La Femme at Thalia Hall

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday

Thalia Hall basement, 1807 S. Allport St. 

Discos La Femme, a group of Latinx women and nonbinary vinyl DJs and collectors, are hosting their first event together as a DJ collective. Attendees can expect Latin music, disco, house, soul, funk, and more.

Waffle Home at Lou’s Backyard and Moneygun

6 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Friday-Monday

Lou’s Backyard, 664 W. Lake St. 

People looking for a different kind of late-night experience during Halloween weekend can check-out the Waffle Home pop-up with Lou’s Backyard and Moneygun. A variety of breakfast dishes will be available to buy. Those interested in the event are encouraged to make reservations online

Wicked West Trick-or-Treat


West Town

Trick-or-treaters can visit local retailers and businesses to get candy and other Halloween treats.

Rollin’ Rec: Halloween On The Block at Piotrowski 

3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday

Ortiz De Dominguez School, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave.

Families are encouraged to head out to Carver Park for the Rollin’ Rec activity van, which will have structured and unstructured activities for youth and families. Costumes are encouraged. 

Halloween Extravaganza at Sheridan Park 

4-6 p.m. Friday

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. 

There will be a variety of Halloween activities. Costumes are encouraged. Those interested can register for $2 online.

Pumpkin Patch at Sheridan Park

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. 

There will face painting, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and a pumpkin patch. The event is free, but those interested can register to participate online

Haunted House at Columbus Park

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.

In addition to a haunted house, there will be skating, refreshments, crafts and other activities at this free event.

Trick-or-Treat on Madison Row

4-7 p.m. Friday

Madison Street between Halsted Street and Ashland Avenue

Families can bring their young ones dressed in their best Halloween get-ups to trick-or-treat along Madison Street. Registration, which is encouraged, and a list of participating businesses and their addresses is online. The free event will be held, regardless of weather. 

Credit: Image via Pexels

569 Bark Park Halloween Party and Howl-O-Ween Social

1-3 p.m. Saturday

Skinner Bark Park, 1358 W. Monroe St. 

Neighbors can celebrate Halloween with furry friends at this event. Costumes are encouraged. There will be raffle prizes and a photographer for a Halloween photo shoot. Tickets start at $10 and can be bought online.

Trunk-or-Treat at Shabbona Park

2-6 p.m. Saturday

Shabbona Park, 6935. W. Addison St.

Families can bring their children to trick-or-treat at decorated cars at Shabbona Park. Costumed people will pass out candy. The event is held in partnership with Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38th). 

Trunk-or-Treat at Austin Town Hall

4-6:30 p.m. Monday

Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

Families can bring their kids dressed in their costumes to receive candy from cars decorated for Halloween.

Halloween Critical Mass: Pilsen and the West Loop

5 p.m. Friday

Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St., and Skinner Park, 1331 W. Adams St.

Chicago, Bike Grid Now is hosting a special Halloween group bike ride in locations throughout the city, including Pilsen and the West Loop, through its Chicago Critical Mass monthly bike ride initiative. Costumes are encouraged. Bikers will ride to the Critical Mass Terminus at Daley Plaza to meet at 5:45 p.m.

North Side

Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.

This fall fest offers food, drinks and free family-friendly activities, including professional pumpkin carving, stilt walkers and seal training and feeding. You can also purchase tickets for other attractions, such as a Ferris wheel ride, mini disco racecar ride, harvest maze, caramel apple station and more. You can register for free and purchase attraction ticket packs online here.

Boos & Booze Bar Crawl River North

2-10 p.m. Saturday

Headquarters Beercade, 213 W. Institute Place

Those who buy a ticket online will receive a complimentary Halloween mask while supplies last. Tickets start at $20 and include admission to the bar crawl, entry to four venues with no additional cover charge, complimentary shots at participating bars, merchandise and more. Participating bars are Liqrbox, Blüm, Bounce and Hush, with an afterparty at Fame Nightclub. 

Boos & Booze Bar Crawl Wicker Park

2-10 p.m. Sunday

Wicker Park

Those who buy a ticket online will receive a complimentary Halloween mask while supplies last. Tickets start at $15 and include admission to the bar crawl, entry to four venues with no additional cover charge, complimentary shots at participating bars, merchandise and more. Participating bars are Chop House, Nick’s Beer Garden, Whiskey Business and Standard Bar and Grill, with an afterparty at DSTRKT Bar. 

No Tricks, All Treats Halloween Pop-Up Market

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Ainslie Arts Plaza, 4836 N. Lincoln Ave.

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Hilary’s Cookies are hosting this free family-event event with crafts and kids activities, face painting, tarot card readings, fall treats, complimentary candy and a vendors fair. Participating vendors can be viewed online.

You can catch this pop-up Beetlejuice bar in the ten days leading up to Halloween. Credit: Provided

Beetlejuice Pop-Up at Redline VR

6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Redline VR, ​​4702 N. Ravenswood Ave.

This Halloween pop-up bar themed around the 1988 film “Beetlejuice” includes spooky cocktails, costumed Beetlejuice characters and photo opportunities. There will be live music, a karaoke costume contest with prizes for Best Group Costume, Best Overall Costume, Best Beetlejuice Themed Costume available. Entry is free, but VIP entry tickets are $40 and include $30 of VR zombie shooting and a $12 cocktail served by a Beetlejuice costume character. 

Spooky Bottle Painting Workshop at KOVAL

6 p.m. Friday

KOVAL Distillery, 4241 N. Ravenswood Ave.

KOVAL is hosting a bottle painting workshop with cocktails Friday evening at its distillery in Ravenswood. Each guest will receive a recycled KOVAL bottle to paint in a workshop led by KOVAL Distillery and artists George Book and Mai Cevallos. There will also be Halloween-themed cocktails available to buy. Tickets for the class are $35 and can be bought online.

Storytelling & Cocktails with Solo Crowd at KOVAL

7-8:30 p.m. Saturday

KOVAL Distillery, 4241 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Guests can celebrate Halloween this year by heading to KOVAL Distillery for a spooky storytelling event. KOVAL is partnering with Solo Crowd, a solo performance and art collective that performs autobiographical, solo performances, for the event. Cocktails can be bought in the tasting room, where an afterparty will take place following the event’s conclusion. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Wag-o-Ween Dog-Friendly Market at Bosly’s Backyard

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday

4011 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Bosly’s Backyard welcomes guests to bring their costumed pups to treat-or-treat at 15 vendor stands who will have pet-friendly treats geared toward dogs. There will be a Halloween-themed photo booth, baked goods for pets, custom drawings, doggy apparel, human apparel, accessories and more. Tickets are $10 and include a tote bag of dog treats and products from the vendors, and proceeds will go to Safe Humane Chicago. Winners of the pet costume contest will receive a free play session at Bosly’s Backyard. 

Halloween Trivia at KOVAL

7 p.m. Monday

KOVAL Distillery, 4241 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Host Joshua Bowersox is testing guests’ Halloween knowledge with a spooky trivia night in the KOVAL Tasting Room. There will be prizes and special cocktails. Those who come in costume will have a chance to win a private tour and tasting in the KOVAL Distillery. The event is free.

House of TAO

10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

TAO Chicago, 632 N. Dearborn St.

On Friday, TAO Chicago’s Halloween party will have photo moments featuring an animatronic dragon, DJ sets from Gordo and Slushii and a costume contest. On Saturday, rapper G-EAZY performs. Tickets start at $40 for Friday and $90 for Saturday.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treat

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday

Northcenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave.

Families are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating and spooky fun. Neighbors can head to the North Center Town Square to pick up a treat bag and a map of local businesses to trick-or-treat at. There will also be refreshments, games, the Northcenter Farmers Market and a costume contest with prizes for kids 3 and younger, 4-9 and 10 and older. There’s a grand prize for best family costume. Additional information on the event is online.

Credit: Pexels


10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

Kids can trick-or-treat at participating businesses in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood. A full list of participating businesses and their exact locations for Lincoln Square and Ravenswood is online. There will also be businesses along Rockwell Avenue participating. 

Halloween in Andersonville



Join in a Halloween scavenger hunt at participating Andersonville businesses. Those who solve a Halloween puzzle will win a prize. A list of participating businesses is listed on the scavenger hunt card. Neighbors can also enjoy the Halloween on Catalpa event and trick-or-treating along Clark St. 

Halloween on Catalpa

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Catalpa Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue

Attendees will receive Halloween treats, including a bag of candy and a pumpkin. Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery is providing gluten-free candy bags. There is also a special sensitivity hour for families with sensory sensitivities 10-11 a.m. Other families can arrive at 11 a.m. There will also be a Halloween parade at 10:30 a.m. and a dance show at the Peirce School’s outdoor field at 3 p.m. Read more here.

Clark Street Trick-Or-Treating

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday

Clark Street in Andersonville

Families can trick-or-treat at 55 participating businesses along Clark Street in Andersonville. A map of the businesses, with their locations and exact addresses can be found online

Doggie Pupkin Party at Brands Park

6-8 p.m. Friday

Brands Park, 3285 N. Elston Ave.

In this Halloween event for dogs, there will be a pet costume parade at 6:30 p.m., a pet and owner look-alike contest, drawings, giveaways, photo opportunities and information booths. Those interested can register for $5 online.

Monster Mash at Eckhart Park

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday

Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

At Eckhart’s Monster Mash, neighbors can enjoy games, face painting, photo opportunities, a bounce house, trick-or-treating and coloring stations. Each person with a wristband can also take one pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a gift basket. Wristbands are $15 and can be bought online.

Howl-O-Ween 2022

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday

Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

A companion event to Echkart Park’s Monster Mash, the Howl-O-Ween event is for families looking to celebrate the spooky holiday with their dogs and cats. Each pet will need a wristband, which includes one pumpkin from a pumpkin patch, a raffle ticket for a giveaway and photo opportunities. Wristbands are $15 one and $25 for two. 

49th Ward Halloween Candy Crawl

4-7 p.m. Monday

49th Ward Office, 1447 W. Morse Avenue. 

Starting at Ald. Maria Hadden’s (9th) office, families can receive candy, a collecting bag and a map of participating businesses where they can trick-or-treat. Costumes are encouraged, and pets are welcome.

Trunk-or-Treat at White Park

3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday

Willye White Park, 1610 W. Howard Ave.

Families can dress in their best costumes and follow a trail to receive candy. The event is held in cooperation with CAPS from the 24th District. If it rains, the event will move inside. 

Uplift Spooktacular

3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday

Uplift Community High School, 900 W. Wilson Ave.

Uplift Community High School is hosting this Halloween event with a trunk-or-treat, gaming graveyard with an esports gaming station, arts and crafts, spooky treats, movie showings and a “Saw” escape room and haunted house 5-7 p.m. More information on the event is online

Sheridan Park Halloween

2-4 p.m. Sunday

Sunnyside Mall Uptown, 4455 N. Malden St. 

Sunnyside Mall Uptown is hosting this Halloween event with candy stations, a pet parade, costume contest, treats and prizes. Residents and businesses of Sheridan Park are encouraged to participate. Those interested in passing out candy can email to reserve a candy station. Crema coffee shop will pass out treats and selling hot cocoa, cider and coffee. More information is online

Booena Park Hallowen and Trick-or-Treating

6-8 p.m. Monday

North Kenmore Avenue

The Buena Park Neighbors groups invites the neighborhood to join trick-or-treating along Kenmore Avenue, which will be closed from Irving Park to Montrose for the event. There will also be prizes for the best Halloween home decorations, with winners for Scariest House and Best Overall. Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Bar on Buena and PR Italian Bistro. There’s also a $50 gift certificate prize to Klein’s Bakery and Cafe for best remote candy delivery. 

Halloween Party at Commercial Club

2-3 p.m. Saturday

Commercial Club Playground of Chicago, 1845 W. Rice St. 

This Halloween event is co-sponsored by the Commercial Park Advisory Council and will feature games, arts and crafts, spooky storytime and a trick-or-treat parade.

Halloween Haunted Market and Boodega at Logan Arcade

3-8 p.m. Sunday

Logan Arcade, 2410 W. Fullerton Ave.

Logan Arcade is hosting a party and marketplace featuring a Super 7 Boodega pop-up shop, vintage toys and collectibles from Toy De Jour, books and records from Bucket O’ Blood and DJ Ivan, who will have a set with spooky Halloween music. There will also be a beginner-friendly Halloween-themed pinball tournament with prizes from Toy De Jour and Super 7. Signup for the event begins at 4 p.m., with the tournament starting at 5 p.m. Attendees can also expect drink and food specials, performances from animatronic dog Misfits cover band The Biscuits and more.

Logan Square Halloween Parade

5 p.m. Sunday

Illinois Centennial Memorial Column at Logan Square, 3200 W. Logan Blvd.

Those attending The Logan Square Halloween Parade should meet Illinois Centennial Memorial and the surrounding traffic Island at Kedzie and Milwaukee avenues and Logan Boulevard. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. and head south along the west side of Kedzie Boulevard to Fullerton Avenue. The parade will ended at Lula Cafe, where kids can have free apple cider and cookies. 

Halloween Hangout at Emporium Arcade Bar

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday

Emporium Arcade Bar, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This two-day Halloween market will have vendors, movies, music, horror art, food, a costume contest and giveaways. The event is free and for people 21 and older. A list of vendors is online


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

2636 N. Kimball Ave.

This year’s PumpkinFest, organized by the Unity Park Advisory Council, will have a pumpkin patch, face painting, refreshments, a “Stranger Things” photo opportunity and a costume contest. There will also be a Walkie Talkie Dance Party at 12:30 p.m. put on by DJ Rica and the Chicago’s Children’s Theatre, plus a live concert at 11:30 a.m. from Bubbles Academy, an early arts education enrichment center. Read more here.

The Dogs of Andros Halloween Costume Party will be a special event for neighbors and their dogs. Credit: Andros Taverna

Dogs of Andros Halloween Costume Party

2-4 p.m. Sunday

Grassy area next to Andros Taverna, 2542 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Neighbors can dress up their dogs in their best Halloween costumes for a pet costume party. There will be sweets from Tracy’s Treats, doggie charcuterie platters from pet supply store Treats de Cuisine and prizes from stores such as Noah’s Ark Winnetka and Tails in the City. Money raised from raffle ticket sales will benefit Paws Chicago. Neighbors can also enjoy the last day of the Logan Square Farmers Market. All dogs are required to be leashed.

Viva La Vida

3-8 p.m. Sunday

Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This show for Día De Los Muertos is hosted by Cindy Nero and will feature a variety of Latine/a/o drag performers, including Bennie Boy, Reynosa, Sangria Whine and others.

Doggie Costume Contest at Ox and Oona

2-5 p.m. Saturday

4407 N. Hazel St. 

Ox and Oona is hosting a costume contest with Bourbon and Bites for the best dog costume on Saturday. The event is sponsored by The Reservoir in Uptown. 


10 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

At a to-be-announced location in Logan Square, this Halloween party will have music from Kirk, La Spacer, r00bies4ever and a performance by GIRLS THAT. Hosts for the evening are Abhijeet, Dorian Lavon, Eve The Bunny, GNAT and Zoe Amira. Tickets start at $10 and can be bought online.

Halloween Critical Mass: Wicker Park and Lakeview

5 p.m. Friday

Ehrler Park, 2230 W. Cortland St., and Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Chicago, Bike Grid Now is hosting a special Halloween group bike ride in locations throughout the city, including Wicker Park and Lakeview, through its Chicago Critical Mass monthly bike ride initiative. Costumes are encouraged. Bikers will ride to the Critical Mass Terminus at Daley Plaza to meet at 5:45 p.m.

Downtown and South Loop

Campfire Horrors at Maggie Daley Park

7:30 p.m.-9:06 p.m. Friday

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.

Neighbors can roast marshmallows over a campfire while enjoying Halloween movies outside at Maggie Daley Park. The 1993 film “Hocus Pocus” will be shown. Those interested are encouraged to dress warmly and bring blankets to stay warm. The event is weather permitting.

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

6-8 p.m. Saturday

State Street moving north from Lake to Van Buren

In its eighth year, the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade is the grand finale of the city’s Halloweek program and is presented by LUMA8 and the city of Chicago. The evening parade aims to celebrate the city’s artistic and cultural legacy. It will feature themed floats, spectacle puppets and performances.

Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue

6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave.

In this this hour-long walking tour of the Prairie Avenue Historic District, neighbors can learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragedy surrounding the Philander Hanford house, the ghost of Edson Keith and more. Tickets are $18.

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