10/07/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/07/2020 11:57
Posted on October 7, 2020
There are too many ways to celebrate fall. We couldn't name them all even if we tried! Whether it's from home or out in the chilly air, grab your family and friends and celebrate the season.
Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 31
Trick-or-treating will not take place this year to keep our neighbors and businesses safe, but Spooktacular 2020 still has plenty of ways to get in the spirit. Embrace the season with Halloween specials, virtual programs and festive menu items at local Clark Street businesses.
Online Costume Contest - Spooktacular
Show off costumes in this year's Spooktacular Online Costume Contest for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 31.
Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up - NEWCITY
1457 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11
Pick up your own free pumpkin (one per person, while supplies last) from the pumpkin patch and enter a virtual pumpkin carving contest.
Pumpkin Walk - Lincoln Park Zoo
2234 N. Cannon
Every Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Ends October 31
Stroll a new path through Pritzker Family Children's Zoo adorned with pumpkins carved by both professionals and amateurs.
Celebrate Halloween with Habitat for Humanity - Ranalli's
1925 N. Lincoln
Wednesday, October 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Get your annual pumpkin carving out of the way while also giving back! Grab your Pumpkin Kit from Ranalli's - includes pumpkin, stencils, and sweets!
Haunted History Tours - Lincoln Park Zoo
October 6 - 31, Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.
Join Adam Selzer - author, podcaster, and host of Mysterious Chicago Tours-for spine-tingling virtual walkabouts that dig into the zoo's cemetery roots and locations from throughout its allegedly haunted history.
Oktoberfest - Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
1320 W. Fullerton
Sunday, October 11, 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Stop by Oktoberfest for all you can eat food, Belgium style beers and fun wines for purchase, and free hot dogs and warm apple cider for the kids!
Fall Nature Walks - Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon
Friday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register your family for a guided nature walk through the museum's outdoor exhibits! Learn about the plants and animals that call the museum's grounds home. From grasses to trees to bugs to birds, you never know what we'll see! Registration required.
Green City Market
1817 N. Clark
Every Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Ends November 21
Outdoor season just got extended with Green City Market! Check out their Lincoln Park location before it's too late.
Zoo Nights - Lincoln Park Zoo
2234 N. Cannon
September 19 - October 31, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Lincoln Park Zoo's limited time extended evening hours with new fall decor, food and beverage by Levy Restaurants, and a family-friendly outdoor experience.
Walk the Pond - Lincoln Park Conservancy
September 26 - October 31
Join their month-long opportunity to explore nature close to your home, enjoy nature play and educational activities related to pond ecology and other aspects of the North Pond restoration, and to spread the word about the North Pond project on social media.
1120 W. Fullerton
Looking for a Halloween costume? Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976.
Adult's Only Night
Horror Movie Mondays - Maplewood Brew
2717 N. Maplewood
Every Monday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Ends October 26
During the month of October, the Lounge will be playing horror movies to coincide with reservations every Monday. Book your reservation for a two hour time slot!
America the Beautiful Wine Festival - Geja's Cafe
340 W. Armitage
Daily - Ends November 30
Enjoy wine's from across the country during the America the Beautiful Wine Festival.
Thriller Performance Class - Urbanity Dance Chicago
October 31, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Learn the choreography to Thriller taught by Mahogany Beal and then Zombie up for a final video shoot and FB Live Performance on actual Halloween Night!