• Halloween Happenings
  • Halloween - Business Events & Promotions

  • 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.  

  • VR Zombie Shooting / VR Escape Rooms

    Redline VR, 4704 N Ravenswood Avenue

    $20 for 20 minutes in Arizona Sunshine II. Virtual Reality meets the zombie apocalypse or try out the House of Fear VR Haunted House Room. LEARN MORE

  • Pumpkin Painting Workshop

    Friday, October 13 | 6:00 pm
    Ponnopozz Studio & Store, 4839 N Damen Avenue

    Paint a foam pumpkin alongside Adrianne Hawthorne of Ponnoppozz either in her style or your own unique vision.  Tickets are $45 which includes spooky snacks & beverages and 15% off the store.  Costumes are encouraged!  LEARN MORE

  • Freakshow & Tell 

    Saturday, October 14  | 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    Freakshow & Tell with Thom Britton - The long running one man show starts a residency at Sideshow Gelato. Thom goes into the amazing and traditional sideshow stunts mixing it with science and history. LEARN MORE

  • Pumpkin Patch 

    Saturday, October 14 |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Horner Park, 2741 W Montrose Avenue

    Enjoy an afternoon in the park at this family-friendly event! Pick your favorite pumpkin and personalize it at the pumpkin decorating station.   LEARN MORE

  • Halloween Market

    Sunday, October 15 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    Over 20 craftspeople, artists and artisanal bakers offer up spooky goods, scary treats and amazing products for the Halloween in all of us.   LEARN MORE

  • Fall Pumpkin Painting Workshop

    Tuesday, October 17 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    KOVAL, 4241 N Ravenswood Avenue

    Join artist George Booker for a festive evening of pumpkin painting and cocktails. Each ticket includes one pumpkin to paint with instruction and inspiration from the artist. All materials will be provided - just come ready to have fun! The workshop is approx. 2 hours long.  LEARN MORE

  • Time Warp, A Rocky Horror Immersive Pop-Up

    Various Dates Friday, October 20 -  Monday, October 30
    The Raven Room, 4702 N Ravenswood Avenue

    This Halloween, Redline VR presents "Time Warp - A Rocky Horror Immersive Pop-Up" featuring fierce drag artist performances of Frank-N-Furter and other famous characters in The Raven Room. 
    Our award winning mixologist, Ryan Reynolds, presents themed cocktails, plenty of photo ops, and deals on themed VR games. 

  • A Social Gathering: Pumpkins + Pasta

    Thursday, October 19  | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Good Company, 4947 N Damen Avenue

    It's fall y'all! Join us at our communal table for a night of pumpkin decorating, pasta eating, and friend making. We're feeling the seasonal itch to indulge in the holiday spirt here at Good Company and we're hoping you do too! We'll provide decorating materials, pumpkins, a seasonal pasta-centric dinner menu, and a welcome cocktail for guests to enjoy. We only ask that you bring the Good Company.   LEARN MORE

  • The Park After Dark

    Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 29 
    Chase Park, 4701 N Ashland Avenue

    The Park After Dark is a charity event to raise money for the Chase Park after school teen program. Every year, we transform the old theater into a brand-new haunted house, never repeating the same theme twice creating a unique experience. This year we a pleased to present: Outbreak, a zombie survival adventure. LEARN MORE

  • Fall Fest 

    Saturday, October 21 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Rogers Park Montessori School, 1800 W. Balmoral Avenue

    Fall Fest will feature live music from School of Rock and a folk son sing-a-long.  State Senator Mike Simmons and representative Hoan Huynh will share spooky stores with children. Costume parade at noon, the festival will also feature games, crafts, a balloon artist, and a magician.  Food will be provided by Fat Shallot Food Truck. LEARN MORE

  • Terror-Rama Halloween Sideshow

    Saturday, October 21  | Family Show at 7:00 pm, Adult show at 11:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    Terror-Rama! Sideshow Gelato's Halloween Sideshow and biggest, spookiest sideshow yet! Sword swallowers, snake handlers, human blockheads and magic!  LEARN MORE

  • Art Making with the Tarot Workshop

    Thursday, October 26  | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    The Eco Extension, 4750 N Rockwell Street

    Ever wanted to understand the intricacies of the tarot cards? Join in this beginner art making class where you will learn the narrative of the tarot to unearth your creative voice. Whether you are a writer, painter, hobbyist or professional - all creative levels are welcome to this spooky season class. LEARN MORE

  • 18th Annual Halloween Photo Fundraiser

    Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29
    jookie, a portrait boutique, 4656 N Rockwell Street

     $75 per costumed participant. 50% of proceeds to be donated to our 2023 beneficiary, and each participant receives a complimentary 5x7 portrait. LEARN MORE

  • Family Halloween Party

    Friday, October 27 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Fit City Kids, 2540 W Lawrence Avenue

    Join Fit City Kids for a special Halloween Party.  There will be candy, fun activities, a haunted house, costume contest and more!  RSVP Required. RSVP HERE

  • St. Philip's Annual Trunk or Treat

    Friday, October 27  | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Philip Lutheran School, 2500 W Bryn Mawr Avenue

    This is a fun and safe way for kids of all ages to trick-or-treat. Trunks will be decorated by members of our church and school community, and kids can go from trunk to trunk to collect candy and other treats. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. LEARN MORE

  • A Halloween Gathering: Pumpkins + Pasta

    Saturday, October 28  | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Good Company, 4947 N Damen Avenue

    *WARNING: Lots of millennial holiday energy around here*  It's fall y'all! Join us at our communal table for a night of pumpkin decorating, pasta eating, and friend making. We're feeling the seasonal itch to indulge in the holiday spirit here at Good Company and we're hoping you do too! We'll provide decorating materials, pumpkins, a seasonal pasta-centric dinner menu, and plenty of spooky vibes. We only ask that you bring the Good Company.   LEARN MORE

  • Freakshow & Tell - Halloween Edition

    Saturday, October 28  | 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    From Pittsburgh Pennsylvania come a spooky sideshow right out of the B-Movie screens! Conjuring the ghost of Ed Wood from a late night movie cemetery, Stolen Stitches comes to give us a rare Halloween performance that you won't soon forget! Great for all ages.  LEARN MORE
  • Halloween Hoopla

    Saturday, October 28 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

    Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 4300 N Winchester Avenue

    Pilgrim Lutheran's play lot will be filled to the brim with frighteningly fun games and delicious foods. Visit their Haunted House (if you dare!) - and don't forget to wear your spookiest costume.

  • Kid-Friendly Haunted House

    Sunday, October 29 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Brush Park Gym, 4646 N Rockwell Street

    Brush Park Gym will be hosting a kid-friendly haunted house along with trick-or-treating. Expect giveaways, prizes, and treats!  LEARN MORE

  • Family Halloween Pop Up (ages 2-10)

    Sunday, September 29  |  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Redline VR, 4704 N Ravenswood Avenue

    Head to Redline for free family-friendly fun! Kid karaoke, photo op, build your own shield or crown, Halloween scavenger hunt, and more!  LEARN MORE

  • Kids Costume Contest

    Sunday, October 29 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Pistachio Yoga, 5206 N Damen Avenue

    1. Stop by for trick or treating 2. Take a photo of your child at Pistachio Yoga 3. Submit photo by tagging @pistachioyoga in your social media post Winner is announced at 1:30pm on Instagram. Kid wins a fun Halloween package and parent wins 1-month of unlimited yoga! 

  • 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular with The Insect Asylum

    Sunday, October 29 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    Sideshow Gelato & Insect Asylum present our 2nd Annual Spooktacular! - This year we are doing it a Sideshow Gelato! Price of admission gets you a FLIGHT of spooky gelato, live performances, balloon sculptures, fear factor games, meet and greets with fuzzy, creepy and adorable animals and perhaps even a mermaid! Plus a costume contest with amazing prizes! LEARN MORE

  • Halloween Drop in Open Play

    Sunday, October 29  | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Itsy Bitsy Play & Cafe, 4210 N Western Avenue

    Drop in to play and get a coffee discount with costume.  $20 per kiddo. LEARN MORE

  • Magic Show

    Sunday, October 29 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Rainforest Preschool, 4725 N Western Avenue

    Rainforest Preschool will be hosting an outdoor Magic Show with Terrance with Interactive Magic Performance. All are welcome! Parents and children of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a magically scary good time. LEARN MORE
  • Pumpkin Painting at Dimo's Cafe

    Sunday, October 29  | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Dimo's Cafe, 4647 N Lincoln Avenue

    Pick a pumpkin from our very own pumpkin patch and stick around to paint it! We'll provide the pumpkin, paint, provisions, a slice of your choice, and a glass of our house made apple cider; all you need to bring is yourself and a smile! Whether you're 6 or 96, everyone is welcome to participate. We'll also have hot chocolate, coffee, our house made apple sangria, and all of our signature cocktails available for purchase all day long!  LEARN MORE
  • Spooky Singalong

    Sunday, October 29 | 10:0am 
    Maurer Hall, 4544 N Lincoln Avenue

    Bring the whole family to this spooky (not Scary) sing-a-long for the whole family! Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes!   LEARN MORE

  • Halloween Park Party at Welles Park

    Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    Welles Park Field House, 2333 W Sunnyside Avenue

    Get dressed up in your best costume and stop by Welles Park for their fun and festive annual Halloween party.  Kids of all ages are welcome.  There will be games, crafts, treats, and more.   LEARN MORE

  • Howl-O-Ween Annual Fundraiser

    Sunday, October 29 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Ruff Haus Pets, 4772 W Lincoln Avenue

    Halloween Pet Photos, Goodie Bags, Human Treats, Games, Prizes & Raffle, Virtual Costume Contest.  LEARN MORE

  • Halloween Fun Run

    Monday, October 30 | 6:00 pm
    Fleet Feet Lincoln Square, 4762 N Lincoln Avenue

    On October 30th we're having a Halloween Fun Run with Brooks Running. We're going to run and look at the Halloween decorations in the neighborhood and have a costume contest. Meet in front of the shop before 6:00pm.

  • Eye Scream Shop of Horror

    Monday, October 30 & Tuesday, Ocotober 31  | 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
    Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N Western Avenue

    Eye Scream Shop of Horror - Free to attend! Sideshow Gelato's first ever haunted museum. Grab a treat with one of their spooky gelato flavors then take a stroll through their terrifying haunted museum! LEARN MORE

  • Spooky Cocktail Class

    Tuesday, October 31 |  7:00 pm
    KOVAL Distillery, 4241 N Ravenswood Avenue

    Up your cocktail game with our intimate and hands-on instruction, and be sure to impress at your Halloween Party this year. Expect creative twists on classics like a Bloody Manhattan, as well as innovative drinks featuring festive elements.  LEARN MORE

  • Halloween Night Magic

    Tuesday, October 31 | 8:00 pm
    Inclusive Funeral Care, 4880 N Clark Street

    One Night only, Inclusive Funeral Care to host Halloween Night Magic Show! Tickets are on sale now.   LEARN MORE

  • Tricks, Treats and Tunes

    Tuesday, October 31 | 5:00 pm
    Access Contemporary Music, 1700 Block of Wilson Avenue 

    Make the 1700 block of Wilson Avenue a part of your trick or treat route! ACM will have spooky musical performances, $1 coffees and cocoas and treats for the kiddos. Dandelion Art Therapy will have activities and O'Shaughnessy's will have $6 spiked ciders! Plus treats from Fin and more!   LEARN MORE





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