The weekend is almost here, which means it’s almost time for a sleepover at Shedd Aquarium, trick-or-treating at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Humanities Festival, and more.
Head to Shedd Aquarium in costume for an evening of science activities, animal encounters, crafts, dancing, and more before getting ready to sleep at the aquarium. You can also choose to attend the evening-only session.
Trick-or-treat at Lincoln Park Zoo during this annual event, one of the city’s largest public-service initiatives. Then stick around for Fall Fest fun.
Meet your new best friend at this PAWS Chicago adoption event. Dozens of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens will be available for adoption.
Enjoy a five-course, chef-curated meal at this event hosted by Morton’s The Steakhouse and Duckhorn Vineyards. Highlights include a Snake River Farms Gold Manhattan Steak and Maine Lobster Avocado Salad, and the dinner can be enjoyed at the Chicago, Naperville, Northbrook, Rosemont, and Schaumburg Morton’s locations. Tickets ($175) are limited.
Begins Oct. 26
The 30th Anniversary CHF Fall Festival begins this weekend with the theme of Power. Events include Madeline Miller: “Circe” on Oct. 27, Jennifer Lackey: Incarceration and Education on Oct. 27, and Caitlin Zaloom on Student Debt on Nov. 2. Find a complete list of events here.
Show off your costume at this Wagner Farm event featuring a haunted barn, wagon rides, games, and more.
More Can’t-Miss Events:
- Experience LEGOLAND Discovery Center for yourself during Halloween Adults Only Night on Oct. 25. Enjoy boo(ze), costume contests, glow in the dark build challenges, games, and prizes — no kids allowed.
- With music from punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza, costumed kids and adults alike take part in the Logan Square Halloween Parade, this year on Oct. 27. The parade begins at the Illinois Centennial Monument and ends at Lula Café, where participants will be rewarded with hot cider and cookies.
- Oct. 26 is the last day to catch Chicago’s Green City Market at its outdoor locations (Lincoln Park and West Loop) before it moves indoors for the colder months. Featuring produce, treats, and more from local vendors, Green City Market is the place to go for all things seasonal. Enjoy one last outdoor Saturday morning stroll before the cold rolls in!
- Join Lyric Opera of Chicago on Oct. 26 for Halloween Masquerade to support the emerging operatic talent of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Guests will be joined by the drag group SADHAUS, as well as Ryan Opera Center ensemble members, with live music spun by DJ Metro.