Welcome to the Windy City Mama’s guide to the exciting events happening in Chicago this October! Sorry we are a few days behind, but you know, #momlife— time gets away from you! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Windy City during this beautiful fall month.
Mark your calendars and get ready to experience the best of Chicago!
- Family Nights: Boo with Sue at the Field Museum | October 13 from 5:30-9:30pm
- IPH Fall Fest on the Riverwalk | every Saturday in October from 12-8pm (promo code: thewindycitymama for a discount!)
- Haunted Hues at Color Factory | open daily until Nov 1
- Jack’s Pumpkin Popup open daily until Nov 4
- Creepy Crawlers are Cool! | Family Free Day at Chicago Children’s Museum | Oct 26 from 10am-5pm
- Nightmare on Clark Street until Oct 31 at Bamboo Club
- Pumpkin Party on Gallagher Way | October 21 from 1-5pm
- Art in the Dark Halloween Parade | October 21 from 6-8pm – FREE
- Slightly Spooky Saturday at Navy Pier | October 28 from 12-8pm
- Garden of Decay at Navy Pier | select dates from Oct 13-31
- Bubbleween at Bubbles Academy- Multiple dates/locations
- LPZ Fall Fest – every Friday, Saturday, Sunday through Oct 29 – FREE
- Trick-Or-Treat on Southport | Oct 30 from 4-7pm
- LPZ Adults Night Out: Howl-o-ween (21+) | October 26, 6:30–10 pm
- LPZ Spooky Zoo | October 21 from 10am-1pm
- Never Trust the Living Popup at The Dandy Crown | open daily at 3pm through Oct 31
- Boo! At the Zoo | Brookfield Zoo | Oct 7-22
- Night of 1000 Jack-O’-Lanterns at Chicago Botanic Gardens | Oct 11-22
- Clue: A Walking Mystery | Downtown Chicago through Oct 31
Please note that event details may change, so be sure to check the official websites or local listings for the most up-to-date information. Whether you’re into music, art, food, or simply enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the city, Chicago has something special in store for you this October!