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2021 Lincoln Park Fall & Halloween Guide

Posted on October 15, 2021

From fall festivals to Halloween events to festive adult nights out, there are many ways to celebrate in Lincoln Park this season.

Family Fun

Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage and from Orchard to Lakeview
Sunday, October 24, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Embrace the spooky season and celebrate Halloween at Lincoln Park’s favorite family-friendly trick-or-treat extravaganza – Spooktacular on Clark Street!

Lincoln Park Zoo – Fall Fest 
2001 N. Clark
October 8 – October 31, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This free, family-friendly celebration is full of harvest days fun this October. Fest guests can enjoy a pumpkin walk, live pumpkin carvers, a festive pop-up bar, animal chats, musical entertainment and more!

Nature Museum – Saturday with Snakes
2430 N. Cannon
Saturday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Slither over to the Nature Museum for a super sensational celebration of snakes! Trick-or-treat with our resident cold-blooded critters, create your own ceramic snake with Lillstreet Art Center, get up close with unique preserved collections, and participate in a costume contest for a special surprise.

Lincoln Common – Fall Fest 
2335 N. Lincoln
Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
From pony rides and caricature drawings to window painting and Halloween costume contests, it will be a day full of activities for the entire family (pets too!). Enjoy special offers from Lincoln Common retailers and neighboring businesses, take home a pumpkin, and maybe even a prize!

Lincoln Park Zoo – Haunted History Tour
2001 N. Clark
Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dig into Chicago’s haunted history and the Lincoln Park Zoo’s cemetery roots. 

Pumpkin Giveaway
2625 N. Orchard
Sunday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Rep Margaret Croke and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer for a pumpkin giveaway! 200 pumpkins will be given out in exchange for a canned food donation for the Lakeview Food Pantry.

WhirlyBall – Family Halloween Night
1825 W. Webster
Sunday, October 24, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Have your family-friendly event at WhirlyBall! Come in costume with your family and have fun.

NEWCITY – Halloween Family Festival
1457 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 30th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full Halloween themed party on the plaza.

Halloween at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
2024 N. Halsted
Sunday, October 31, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get a free dessert when you come dressed in your Halloween costume!

Halloween Ghost Bingo at Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln
Now through October 31, 8:00 p.m.
It’s a crazy night of Halloween trivia, audience interaction, and the funniest costume contest you’ve ever seen.

Terry’s Toffee 
1009 W. Armitage
The Caramel Apples are back at Terry’s Toffee, starting now through Thanksgiving.

Summer House 
1954 N. Halsted
Summer House is offering their seasonal special, Halloween Dirt Cups. $2 of proceeds goes to Fight2Feed.
Available Thursday, October 21 – Sunday, October 31.


Chicago Costume
1120 W. Fullerton
Looking for a Halloween costume? Visit Chicago Costume – Lincoln Park with extended hours during the Halloween season! Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976.

Adults Night Out

Lincoln Park Zoo – Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow
2001 N. Clark
Thursday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy unique animal chats, educational entertainment, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo at this after-hours event.

Ranalli’s – Wisconsin FreakFest Halloween Party
1925 N. Lincoln
Saturday, October 30, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Drinks! Pizza! Costumes!

Kirkwood’s Bar – Scream Themed Trivia Night
2934 N. Sheffield
Wednesday, October 27, 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Scream with a themed trivia night. 

Broken Barrel Bar – Vampire Themed Party
2548 N. Southport
Saturday, October 30, 8:00 p.m.
Vampire themed Halloween party, live entertainment, giveaways, and more.





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