• Halloween Happenings
  • Halloween Happenings - Business Events

  • There's more to Halloween than just tricks and treats!  The local businesses of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood have plenty in store for you this Halloween season.  Check back often as the calendar of events is updated frequently.

     

  • The Attic Haunted House The Attic Haunted House

     The Attic Haunted House- The Park After Dark at Chase Park

     

    This October Desolate Entertainment and the Chase Park Advisory Council present their most chilling haunted attraction to date, The Attic.  Venture through this macabre play house overrun by the orphaned children trapped inside. Stay and play awhile but be warned, you may never find your way out. Chase Park - 4701 N Ashland Avenue.

     

    Click here for ticketing information and dates and times!


  • Create a Succulent Centerpiece Workshop at City Grange Create a Succulent Centerpiece Workshop at City Grange

    Bring your pals and learn how to use any pumpkin or gourd to make a succulent holiday centerpiece.  Class fee includes instruction and all the supplies you'll need.  Tools will also be on hand. Bring gloves if pumpkin guts gross you out.  BYOB.  Must be 21 to participate.  $45 small/medium centerpiece

    City Grange - 5200 N Western Avenue

    Sunday, October 20th from 2 - 2:30p

    Click here to reserve your space.


  • Howl-o-Ween Party & Costume Contest at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center Howl-o-Ween Party & Costume Contest at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center

    The Urban Pooch Howl-o-ween Costume Contest with our celebrity emcee, Robin Rock from 93.9 LITE FM.  

    Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center

    5400 N Damen Avenue

    Doors open at 6:15, contest begins at 7pm.  Beer, nibbles, and FUN TIMES!

    Please click here to register in advance!

     


  • 20th District Police Halloween Party 20th District Police Halloween Party

    The 20th District will be hold our annual Halloween party. Come join us for a fun filled afternoon with entertainment provided by Mary Macaroni with her fun blend of music and magic. See our spooky Halloween garden. There will be games, candy and a costume contest. The event will take place in the 20th District Community on Saturday Oct 26th at 1200 pm to 1:30 pm.

  • Free Family Photos at Century 21 Affiliated Free Family Photos at Century 21 Affiliated

     
    Stop by Century 21 Afifiliated (4528 N. Lincoln Avenue) on Saturday, October 26th between 11 am and 2 pm to take a family/group photo with your trick-or-treater and have your photos emailed to you
  • Halloween Retro European Cabaret at Artango Bar & Steakhouse Halloween Retro European Cabaret at Artango Bar & Steakhouse

    Please join Artango for their Halloween Retro Dinner Party.
    European Cabaret and Tanya Melamed transport you back in time. Your vintage outfit will be perfect attire for this evening.

    Try our Prohibition-era cocktais to get the mood going.

    COSTUME CONTEST:  Dinner for 2.

    About European Cabaret:

    Dynamic blend of international music:
    French chanson
    Argentine Tango
    Gypsy Romance
    Jazz, Klezmer and
    much more......

    Click here to view further details.

  • Howl-o-Ween Parade at Stay.  A Modern Dog Hotel Howl-o-Ween Parade at Stay. A Modern Dog Hotel

    Community Fundraiser for Horner Dog Park and Alice’s Fund!

    Join us at Stay Dog Hotel, 4130 N Rockwell Street

    Saturday, October 26th
    10am–12pm

    Admission: $20 per family (cash only)

    Activities Include:
    Doggy Costume Contest (at 11:30am)
    With amazing prizes!
    Photo Booth
    Trick or Treat Vendor Parade
    Gift Bags

  • jookie's 14th Annual Photo Fundraiser jookie's 14th Annual Photo Fundraiser

    Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th.

    This year 100% of the money raised will go to the Sandy Hook Promise.

    Click here for details and to reserve your timeframe.

    jookie, a potrait boutique is located at 4656 N Rockwell Street

     

  • Not-So-Scary-Bilingual Story Time at Sulzer Regional Library Not-So-Scary-Bilingual Story Time at Sulzer Regional Library

    Saturday October 26th 10 am -11 am

    Sulzer Regional Library, Children’s play area

    Before you visit Lincoln Square's Halloween Happenings visit the Sulzer Regional Library for a bilingual story time with children's librarian Ms. Anat and Ms. Jess from Spanish Story Time - La hora del cuento! There will be stories, songs, dancing, and TREATS!  The fun will be in English and Spanish!
    This event is for children of all ages and their parents / caretakers. 

  • Post Trick-or-Treat Hot Dogs at St. Matthias School Post Trick-or-Treat Hot Dogs at St. Matthias School

    SWhen you're done trick-or-treating in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, swing by St. Matthias School for a free hot dog! 

    St. Matthias School Playground at the corner of Western & Ainslie

    Noon - 1pm on Saturday, October 26th.

    This event is for parents and children age 12 and under.  Children must be accompanied by a parent.  Adults without children not admitted.

  • Ruff Haus Pets Annual Pet Costume Contest Ruff Haus Pets Annual Pet Costume Contest

    It's time again for the Ruff Haus Pets annual costume contest benefiting One Tail at Time!

    Join Ruff Haus on Saturday, October 26th at 2pm for a spooky good time at their new location: 4772 North Lincoln Avenue!

    Click here to view the schedule of events and costume contest categories.

    $10 Donation - 100% proceeds to One Tail At A Time

    Winners of each costume category will go home with a gift basket full of tasty & fun surprises... and every pup who participated in the costume contest will go home with a goody bag!

    After the costume contest, join us for a canine social hour for both canine and human refreshments and complimentary pet photos!

    We can't wait to see you!!!

  • Spooky Sing-a-long at Old Town School of Folk Music Spooky Sing-a-long at Old Town School of Folk Music

    Witches, werewolves, and warlocks! Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts! Bring the whole family to this spooky, but not scary, sing-a-long. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

    Old Town School of Folk Music
    4544 N. Lincoln Avenue

    Saturday, October 26th
    10:00am

    $12 General Public/$11 Members
    Click here to buy tickets.

  • Super Monsters - Saturday Morning Cartoon Brunch at the Davis and Carbon Arc Super Monsters - Saturday Morning Cartoon Brunch at the Davis and Carbon Arc

    Every weekend morning Carbon Arc Bar & Board takes over Theater 1 of the Davis Theater and shows cartoons! We serve brunch at the bar/restaurant. Using our direct-connect to the theater your children can hang and watch cartoons while you enjoy some delicious grub & drinks!

    The shows start by 10:00AM and end at 1:00PM on Saturdays and 12:00PM on Sundays. For anyone caught between end of cartoon and end of brunch they will continue to play in the Dining Room of the restaurant.

    Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2PM.

    *RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED! Click here to make your reservations today!

  • Tarantula Pinning Workshop at Esquina Tarantula Pinning Workshop at Esquina

    In this class, we are going to be pinning real tarantulas! You will get to keep the tarantula you prepare and pin!

    Morbid Orchid Co and Esquina Chicago are proud to present the 3rd installment of the Chrysalis Workshop Series, TARANTULA PINNING! Just in time for Halloween. Learn the basics of arachnid and insect specimen preparation, pinning, and mounting. Leave with the tarantula that YOU prepared and pinned! Kids are welcome with parent (age 8 and up). A limited number of 5"x7" shadowboxes will be available for sale at event for the discounted price of $8.

    Saturday, October 26th from noon - 2 pm at Esquina, 4602 N. Western Avenue.  Click here for details and tickets.

  • Trick or Treat and Tunes at ENJOY, AN URBAN GENERAL STORE Trick or Treat and Tunes at ENJOY, AN URBAN GENERAL STORE

    Laura Doherty will perform a Halloween show at ENJOY Lincoln Square on , Saturday, October 26 at 10:30am (4723 N Lincoln Ave).

  • Kidical Mass Lincoln Square - Costume Ride Kidical Mass Lincoln Square - Costume Ride

    Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will tour the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

    Gather at Winnemac Park playground at 10AM for a 10:30AM departure. Don't forget your costumes!

    Ride Guidelines
    - Please wear helmets and ride safely.
    - Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops.
    - Rides are suitable for children who have progressed beyond training wheels.
    - Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parent's bike.
    - Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
    - It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian with a bike.

    For more information please visit www.chicagofamilybiking.org.

    2019 LINCOLN SQUARE RIDE CALENDAR
    10/27/19  Halloween Pumpkin Ride ending at Chase Park Pumpkin Patch
    11/24/19 

  • Rosehill Cemetary Tour Rosehill Cemetary Tour

    It's Halloween, and leaves are hitting their peak. Rosehill is full of fascinating heroes, villains, and pure eccentrics - as well as some of the city's most stunning artwork. A few names are known to any Chicago history buff, but many of the best stories are hidden deep behind ordinary headstones, or even in unmarked graves.

    Sunday, October 27th from 11am - 12:30pm join Mysterious Chicago and Author Adam Selzer to explore Rosehill Cemetery.

    Click here for ticketing information and further details.


  • Barking at Begyle - 4th Annual Pet Costume Contest Barking at Begyle - 4th Annual Pet Costume Contest

    Monday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 29th from 5 - 8pm

    Begyle Brewing - 1800 W Cuyler Avenue

    It's the spookiest and cutest time of the year! Bring in your costumed pet on Monday 10/28 or Tuesday 10/29 from 5-8pm for a chance to win great prizes from Begyle Brewing and Mutt Jackson (First prize includes a 6 month CSB membership!)

    Ben Speckmann Photography will be onsite taking pictures of your furry friend in costume. Each photo will be posted on Facebook for voting and the winners will be announced on Halloween!

    Stay tuned for event updates and full details on prizes and participation!

  • Fleet Feet's Halloween Running Club Fleet Feet's Halloween Running Club

    Dress in your favorite costume and join us on our weekly 3-6 mile run through Lincoln Square. Refreshments and treats will be served afterwards. 6:30 pm, Monday, Oct. 28.


  • Great Punk'n Party at Fountainhead Chicago Great Punk'n Party at Fountainhead Chicago

    Join Fountianhead Chicag for their 9th annual pumpkin carving party!

    For just $15 ($20 at the door) you will get a gorgeous pumpkin to carve, a carving kit, and one pumpkin beer or cider. We will have scary movies on the television,  punk rock over the speakers, and prizes for the best pumpkins! This event is always a crowd pleaser so please reserve your pumpkin early by going to BrownPaperTickets.  This really helps us to know how many pumpkins we need for carving!

    Please keep in mind that pumpkins are limited, and at door sales will be based on availability.

    Your pumpkin is automatically entered into our pumpkin carving competition.  There's gonna be some great prizes for the best pumpkins.  Who chooses?!  Everyone present at the time gets a vote! Fountainhead is located at 1970 W. Montrose Avenue. Join in on the fun on Tuesday, October 29th from 7 - 10pm.


  • Costume Contest at Ravenswoof Costume Contest at Ravenswoof

    Start planning your costume and be sure to stop by Ravenswoof (1823 W Wilson) to trick or treat on Halloween! We will be outside with a spooky game to win prizes and of course CANDY ! Show up between 2pm-6pm for the contest- photo will be taken of your pet/child in their costume and winners will be decided at the end of the evening.

  • Halloween Party at One River School of Art + Design Halloween Party at One River School of Art + Design

    When your feet are tired, your candy bags full, and you're ready for a break from trick-or-treating madness, come on by One River School Lincoln Square!

    We're having a Halloween Party with Halloween-themed art projects, prizes for creative costumes, a spooky photo booth, and, of course, treats! Best part? All of this is FREE and open to the public!

    Stop by One River School of Art + Design (4625 N Lincoln) anytime between 5:30PM-8:30PM on Thursday, October 31st for a spooky-good-time!

  • Halloween Party at Welles Park Halloween Party at Welles Park

    Join Welles Park for their annual community Halloween party.  Games and treats!  Wear your most creative and spookiest costumes to this FREE event. 

    For kids ages 10 and under.

    Welles Park - 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave

    Thursday, October 31st from 4:15 - 5:15pm

  • Rock N Roll All Hallows Eve at Artifact Events Rock N Roll All Hallows Eve at Artifact Events

    Chicago's finest covering Rock's filthiest - plus food, drinks and a costume contest thrown in for good measure. We have other surprises in store, so don't forget to check back for updated details and last minute additions to the festivities!

    Live:

    Guns and Ammunition play The Clash
    Los Strangers play Interpol
    Funhouse plays Iggy Pop
    Liliy Remains plays Bauhaus

    Event is 21+

    Costumes are encouraged
     
    Thursday, October 31st 7pm - 1am on Friday, November 1st
    Artifact Events: 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue
     
     
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