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2022 Lincoln Park Halloween Guide

Posted on October 3, 2022

There are so many ways to celebrate the Halloween season in Lincoln Park! From Halloween trick or treating to festivals to adults night out, use the Lincoln Park Halloween Guide to plan the perfect spooky season.

Family Fun

Lincoln Park Spooktacular
Embrace the spooky season and celebrate Halloween at Lincoln Park’s favorite family-friendly trick-or-treating extravaganza!
Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue between Wrightwood and Webster
Sunday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage and from Orchard to Lakeview

Lincoln Park Zoo – Spooky Zoo
2001 N. Clark
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Experience the family-friendly trick-or-treating event on zoo grounds. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume, visit treat stations and enjoy arts & crafts.

Howler at Bauler – The Haunt of the Neighborhood
501 W. Wisconsin
Saturday, October 29, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Specialized Chicago as they host “Let’s Jett!” – a kid-focused test-ride event where you can ride and have a ton of fun. Ton’s of candy and all kids will have a chance to color in spooky bikes.

Lincoln Park Zoo – Fall Fest
2001 N. Clark
Fridays – Saturdays September 30 – October 30
Dive into the wonderful world of autumn – from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage. This free, family-friendly celebration brings harvest-time to the heart of Chicago. Attractions throughout the zoo include the Ferris wheel, harvest maze, pumpkin walk, super-sized slide, pirate ship ride and more!

Lincoln Park Zoo Haunted History Tours
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.

The Paintbrush – Halloween Unicorn Pumpkin Workshop
2446 N. Clark
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
The Paintbrush is taking pumpkin decorating to a whole new level this year: Unicorn Level! All participants will receive a Halloween treat bag. Due to the nature of this workshop and the preparation involved, it is highly recommended to register early! Costumes are optional!

The Paintbrush – Halloween Haunted Happiness Frame Workshop
2446 N. Clark
Sunday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
In this workshop, decorate your own boo-tiful Halloween frames, perfect for adding a personal touch to your (haunted) house. All participants will receive a Halloween treat bag. Costumes are optional!

The Paintbrush – Halloween Treat Bags
2446 N. Clark
They’re back! This year’s decoratable Halloween bags are filled with all sorts of Halloween goodies including stickers, markers, paper, temporary tattoos, a Halloween plush, a mini pumpkin, several projects to create, plus of course a little candy!

Holy Ghost Bingo Comedy at Greenhouse Theater
2257 N. Lincoln
October 1 – 30
The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is here to raise money while playing bingo and talking about Halloween traditions, scary movies, condemned board games, haunted churches, the best candy, and the worst costumes.

Falloween Fest at Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
1320 W. Fullerton
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join in on the Halloween fun for Lakeshore Sport & Fitness’ annual Falloween celebration. The celebration will take place in Lot A, Kid’s Rooftop, and Harvest Rooftop. Enjoy  range of fun activities from the Euro Bungee, Bounce House, Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Bungee Run, Magic Show, Airbrush Tattoos, Balloon Artists, and more!

Lincoln Common’s 4th Annual Fall Fest
2335 N. Lincoln
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
From pony rides and caricature drawings to costume contests and Spooktacular trick-or-treating. It will be a day full of activities for the entire family!

WhirlyBall Family Halloween Costume Party
1825 W. Webster
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WhirlyBall is hosting a family-fun Halloween costume event. Come in costume with your family and have fun. Each ticket includes bottomless activities, pivot room buffet and beverages!

Chicago History Museum Spectacularly Spooky
1601 N. Clark
Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Looking for some family-friendly activities to do for Halloween? Go check out Chicago History Museum for a day of fall-time fun! Enjoy face painting, doll-making activities, and of course CANDY!

GUS Halloween Dance Show
1463 W. Gregory
Saturday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
Let’s “boo”gie! Original Gus Giordano Dance School is celebrating 70 years of teaching the highest quality to all ages and everyone is invited to the GUS Halloween Show. This FREE Halloween Dance Show is fun for all ages and an annual event that families look forward to every year!

Newcity Halloween Family Festival
1457 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon at NEWCITY’s Halloween Family Festival featuring outdoor trick-or-treating, train rides in the plaza, face painting, a balloon twister, photo-opps, and fun games. Perfect for ghosts and goblins of all ages with costumes encouraged and a chance to win spooky prizes. Skyline Pitch will also be hosting a spooky soccer scrimmage for FREE.

Newcity Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up
1457 N. Halsted
Friday, October 28 – Saturday, October 29
Head to NEWCITY to pick up your own FREE PUMPKIN! Must be pre-registered. One per person, while supplies last. Rain or Shine.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum BOO-seum Bash
2430 N. Cannon
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat! Join Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for an afternoon of animal encounters, crafts, and Halloween fun. Meet and owl, discover the animals that go bump in the night, and become friends with the Museum’s spooktacular snakes! Costumes are encouraged!

The Paintbrush Halloween pARTy
2446 N. Chicago
Sunday, October 30, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Drop your costumed kids off for a pARTy just for them! Halloween-themed ART, Halloween cookie decorating and more! Grab a friend, grab your spots, and have a SPOOKY fun time!

Park Community Church Trunk or Treat
233 N. Clark
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Park Community Church for pizza, games and a Trunk or Treat parade after the 10:00 a.m. service.

Summer House’s Deck the Halloween Halls
1954 N. Halsted
Monday, October 17 – Monday, October 31
Paint your own mini pumpkin at home and bring it to Summer House from Monday, October 17 to Monday, October 31 in exchange for a free cookie. This Halloween there’s no tricks, only treats! Your pumpkins will be put on display through the restaurant and you’ll leave with a sweet treat.


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

Kirkwood Halloween Movie Trivia
2934 N. Sheffield
Wednesday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.
Test your Halloween knowledge with Kirkwood’s Halloween Movie Trivia!

Lincoln Park Zoo – Adults Night Out – Howl-o-ween
2001 N. Clark
Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy unique animal chats, a live DJ, and multiple bars throughout the zoo all evening!

80 Proof – Haunted Mansion Party
1500 N. Wells
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Call drink package – limited buffet – costume contest all in the same night.

Benchmark Feral Halloween
1510 N. Wells
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Four drink tickets – passed appetizers – costume contest all in the same night.

O’Donovan’s Spooktacular Halloween
2100 W. Irving
Saturday, October 29, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Ranalli’s Halloween Pup Parade
1925 N. Lincoln
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets include one beer for pup mom or dad, one N/A Dog-Friendly beer for your pup, one treat for your pup, and a costume contest with a Red Carpet. (prizes for best costumes!)

2022 Chicago Halloween Bar Crawl – Beaumont Bar and Grill
2020 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 29, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Are you ready to paint Chicago red this Halloween? Take your friends and spooky creatures alike on the Halloween Bar Crawl of the year in Chicago. From dance parties, DJs, live bands, to costume contests. This will be an epic way to spend Halloween in Chicago so don’t miss out!

Curaleaf Pumpkins and Pre Rolls
923 W. Weed
Saturday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Come carve or paint a pumpkin and hang out with your favorite pre-roll bands. Enjoy music, refreshments, games, and a flower bar pop-up while supplies last!

Kincade’s Halloween
950 W. Armitage
Monday, October 31, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Bring your best costume and join Kincade’s Halloween!

Summer House & CB2’s Wicked Affair
1954 N. Halsted
Monday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Summer House is summoning you to a Wicked Affair. Teaming up with CB2 to transform the courtyard into a haunted hideaway that’s perfect for a little hocus pocus. Get you spook on and come dressed in your Halloween best for a chance to win prized during the costume competition. This event includes a four-course menu that features a frightfully fun cocktail for each course!


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