Free and cheap fall events from now until the end of October. We wish we could attend all of these fun fall and halloween events!
October 1 – November 2
Free pumpkin pop-up experience at the Navy Pier.
Saturday, October 19, 10am – 2pm
Pumpkins (while supplies last), Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Parade, Face Painting, Fresh Popcorn & Cider
Music & More TBA!
Saturday, October 19, 12pm – 5pm
Pumpkins, Treats, and games! Free to attend.
Sunday, October 20, 11am – 12pm
“Big City Reader’s Pumpkin Themed story time at Bad Hunter’s gorgeous event space The Herbarium.”
Thursday, October 24, 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Sing-alongs with Old Town School of Folk Music, create a halloween character out of clay or create your own trick-or-treat bag, candy stations, caramel apple station, take-home junior pumpkins, balloon and bubble artists, lawn games & more!
Saturday, October 26
A free and safe alternative to trick-or-treating in Chicago.
Saturday, October 26, 10am – 2pm
Performances, costume parades, pumpkin patch & pumpkin decorating, maze, face painting, dog activity area, balloon creations, balloon creations & more! $10 per family or $10 per group of 2-4 adults.
Saturday, October 26, 12pm – 3pm
“Visit animals up close throughout our tropical plant collection. Kids and families will learn about unique relationships between animals and plants as they collect sweet treats throughout the event.”
Sunday, October 27, 1pm – 4pm
“FREE crafts and games followed by Trick-or-Treating at businesses throughout the Clark Street SSA district.“
Sunday, October 27, 5pm – 7pm
“The parade starts at the Illinois Centennial Memorial and surrounding traffic island, the parade will proceed south along the west side of Kedzie Blvd to Fullerton, where it will cross east, and then loop back north on the other side of Kedzie. The parade ends at Lula Cafe, where kids will be treated to complimentary apple cider and delicious cookies.”
Wednesday, October 30, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Games, art activities, face painting, inflatables, popcorn and refreshments. Free for children ages 12 years and younger.
Thursday, October 31, 4:15 – 5:15pm
“Annual Community Halloween Party. Games and Treats! Wear your most creative and spookiest costume. We can’t wait! Plus, its FREE. Ages 10 & under”