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Lincoln Park Fall & Halloween Guide

Posted on September 24, 2019

From fall festivals to halloween events and even adult nights out, there are many great events going on this season. Grab your family and friends to see what fall in Lincoln Park has in store!

Family Fun

Lincoln Park Zoo – Fall fest
2001 N. Clark
September 27 – October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For Wildlife. For All. For Fall! Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain, with Lincoln Park Zoo’s fifth annual Fall Fest.

Nature Museum – Supper with the Snakes
2430 N. Cannon
Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Don your very best Halloween costume and join them for an evening of ssscrumptious treats, ssslithery friends, and sssilly games. Trick or treat your way through a museum full of live snakes and explore new snake facts along the way.


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.


Side by Side Pet – Howl-o-ween Pawty & Costume Contest
2444 N. Clark
Thursday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join them for a fun, festive evening with food, drinks, tricks, treats, wine pull,
raffle, Spin to Win, and costume contest!

Vanille Spooktacular Cupcake Decorating
2108 N. Clark
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 a.m.
Join Vanille for the Spooktacular Cupcake Decorating! Each child will receive 6 cupcakes for $20. Email to reserve a spot.

NEWCITY hosts The Great Pumpkin “Pup & Kid” Festival
1457 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In celebration of the Fall season and everyone’s favorite holiday, NEWCITY hosts The Great Pumpkin “Pup & Kid” Festival featuring all things Halloween including costume contests for pets and kids, Boo Bingo in the Pumpkin Spice Garden, Trick or Treating and spooky prizes.

Lincoln Central – Howler at Bauler
Bauler Park, 501 W. Wisconsin
Saturday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The haunt of the neighborhood returns, the 12th annual Howler at Bowler!

Clark Street
Sunday, October 27, 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!

The Paintbrush – Halloween pARTy
2646 N. Halsted
Sunday, October 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Get your costume on (optional) and head over to the best Halloween pARTy in Lincoln Park.Open-studio-style activities range from decorating your own Halloween goody bag, to our temporary tattoo station, face painting, easel painting, snacks, Halloween goodies and more.

Adults Night Out

Benchmark “It” Halloween Party
1510 N. Wells
Saturday, October 26, Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Float on down to Benchmark for our It Themed Halloween Party! Their doors will be open at 10 AM and costumes are encouraged.

Wells Street Asylum At The 80
1500 N. Wells
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Enjoy Halloween at 80 Proof! There will be call drink packages, passed appetizers and costumes are encouraged.

Kirkwood Halloween Party
2934 N. Sheffield
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Party with Kirkwood for Halloween! Enjoy Call drink packages and passed appetizers.

Glascott’s Halloween Party
2158 N. Halsted
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
$30 wristbands at the door (backbar of Glascotts) for ALL YOU CAN DRINK drafts, domestic bottles, and well cocktails. Dress up in costume for the costume contest!

Fierce & Deadly Halloween Party Featuring the Seven Deadly Sins
Secret Location on W. Armitage
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
An exclusive Seven Deadly Sins Halloween party with magic, burlesque, dancing, and open bar at a private, members-only club in Lincoln Park

Ranalli’s Pumpkin Painting
1925 N. Lincoln
Tuesday, October 29, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come paint pumpkins at Ranalli’s! Enjoy $6 glasses of wine and skillet cookies. This event is free to attend and paint and pumpkins are included.

Drawl Chicago Whiskey 101 & Halloween Night
2423 N. Clark
Thursday, October 31, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
They’ve got the booze, you bring the boos!
This year, Drawl is celebrating Halloween with an extra spooky Whiskey 101. Eat, drink, and be scary with a whiskey tasting hosted by Jack Daniels and Halloween cocktail specials spilling all night.

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