Lincoln Park Weekend Guide – October 26 – 31

Posted on October 25, 2017.

Ready for the most thrilling weekend of the year? Let’s get weird and scary in our neighborhood! Here’s our Lincoln Park Weekend Guide of the most eerie and spine- chilling events for adults and families!

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For the Family

Clark Street Spooktacular
Spooktacular is Lincoln Park’s annual Halloween extravaganza on Clark Street. The fun includes trick-or-treating at participating businesses, jugglers, magicians, stilt walkers, and the annual costume contest!

Sunday, October 29
Trick or Treating
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Costume Contest @ HopCat
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2577 N. Clark
Scarecrows on Parade- winners announced
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clark Street
from Diversey to Armitage and the south side of Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview

Make your day extra special and head to Clark Street before the fest to get the best brunch!

Supper With The Snakes @ Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Don your Halloween costume and join the Nature Museum team for an evening of treats and games. Trick or treat your way through the museum and meet lots of live snakes along the way. Dinner included in the ticket price.

Friday, October 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon

Spooky Zoo Spectacular @ Lincoln Park Zoo
Spooky Zoo Spectacular 2017, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, will give children the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a free, safe, and family-friendly environment. This year’s celebration will mark the 31st anniversary of this beloved event!

Saturday, October 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark

10th Annual Howler at Bauler
Enjoy Lincoln Central Association’s Howler at Bauler, the Haunt of the neighborhood, featuring Magician Danny Orleans, face painting, fire trucks, a bouncy house, delicious food, costume parade, and, of course, candy!

Saturday, October 28
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bauler Park
501 W. Wisconsin

B.Y.O.P. Pumpkin Decorating Event @ The Kennison
Head over to the Kennison for the funnest fall arts & crafts event with free cookies and cider for the little ones!

Saturday, October 28
12:00 p.m.
The Kennison
1800 N. Lincoln

RANCH Triangle – Halloween 2017
Join Bridgeview Bank Lincoln Park and RANCH Triangle for Tricks & Treats on Armitage Street! Featuring costume contests for kids and dogs, photo booth,  face painting, and much more.

Sunday, October 29th
11:00 a.m.
Bridgeview Bank Parking Lot
1970 N. Halsted

Halloween @ Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
The trick-or-treating event in town is full of spooky fun! Haunted house, mummy wrapping, creepy science experiments, and tons of more thrills and chills! Buffet dinner and a movie showing require reservation, RSVP by emailing

Tuesday, October 31
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
1320 W. Fullerton

Doggy De Los Muertos @ Broken English Taco Pub
Bring your dressed up pup over for Halloween treats! Face painting and trick or treating for adults and kids alike!

Tuesday, October 31
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Broken English Taco Pub
2576 N. Lincoln

Pumpkin Carving Brunch @ Gaslight Bar & Grille
Head to Gaslight for their kid friendly Acoustic Brunch this Sunday. Children eat free and get to decorate mini pumpkins to take home!

Sunday, October 29
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gaslight Bar & Grille
2450 N. Clark

For the Grown- Ups

The Turn Of The Screw @ Depaul Opera Theatre
Written in 1954, The Turn of the Screw is the last of Benjamin Britten’s chamber operas, based on the gothic horror novella of the same title. It is a terrifying and brilliantly composed thriller that has been called one of the most dramatically compelling British operas of all time.

Friday, October 27
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29
2:00 p.m.
DePaul Concert Hall
800 W. Belden
Click here to register for free tickets.

La Fiesta De Halloween @ Broken English Taco Pub
Come celebrate this freaky holiday with $6.66 Monster Margaritas all day long! Costume Contest with cash prizes at 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Broken English Taco Pub
2576 N. Lincoln

Sleepy Hollow Halloween Party @ Gaslight Bar & Grille
Spend your Halloween night at Gaslight’s Sleepy Hollow themed costume party!

Saturday, October 28
8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Gaslight Bar & Grille
2450 N. Clark

The Horror Of The Humanities V @ Depaul Student Center
The DePaul Humanities Center’s fifth-annual Halloween event begins, as always, with an avant-garde “haunted house” featuring multimedia, interactive posters, installation art and more. Horrific surprises abound!

Monday, October 30
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DePaul Student Center
120 2250 N. Sheffield

Get Your Last Minute Costumes @ Chicago Costume
Still don’t have a costume or any idea what to dress up as? No problem! Head to Chicago Costume and either buy or rent your costume here! This legendary neighborhood gem has been helping  our community with last minute Halloween celebrations since 1978.

See the extended Halloween hours here.
1120 W. Fullerton


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