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Scarecrow Trail

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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Free with paid admission

Gaze upon the nature-themed scarecrow trail created by local Scout troops while walking along a scenic one-mile paved path around Meadow Lake. Vote for your favorite on either your mobile device or inside the Visitor Center.

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Brookfield Zoo Free Admission Day

October 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Brookfield Zoo, 8400 West 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
Free

Admission to Brookfield Zoo is free on the following days in 2021: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 November 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 (A parking fee still applies.)   For more information about events like these, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown La Grange La Grange, IL United States
Free

We can't wait until the skeletons visit us again this Fall! Follow the Skeleton Map and play along - you might win fun prizes!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Dewey Dare Scavenger Hunt

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Dewey Dare to embark on a scavenger hunt? Practice using the Dewey Decimal system and the library catalog to find non-fiction books in the library. Once the scavenger hunt is completed, stop by the children’s services desk for a spooky prize! This program is designed for children in preschool - 5th grade. Available at all Naperville Public...

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Star Wars™ Reads Children’s Craft Kits

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540 United States

Young Padawans can create a fun Star Wars-inspired craft. Kits are available for pick up at the Children’s Services desk at one of the three buildings from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17 while supplies last. All materials are pre-cut and included in the kit, along with printed instructions.    

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Lemontster Days

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown Lemont Lemont, IL 60439 United States

Various events running throughout October. Check their website for the most up-to-date information.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Downtown Downers Grove, 933A Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Find the pumpkins hiding in our downtown Downers Grove businesses. Identify its unique characteristic, fill out the form and turn it in for a prize. Adults can be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Downtown Downers Grove Gift Certificate.

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Trick or Tree

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

Downtown St. Charles IL United States
Free

Take a walk through various parks. Using clues, find specific trees to learn some fun facts about them. You may encounter a 'trick' tree along the way. 

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9:00 am

Pumpkin Fest

October 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Cosley Zoo, 1356 North Gary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Free – $8

Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must do! Come see the animals in the crisp fall air, listen to the squeals of excitement from the children conquering the straw pyramid or finding their way through the corn stalk tunnel, and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s...

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10:00 am

Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 14, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 17, 2021

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
free with admission

The 11th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at The Morton Arboretum, Oct. 13 through Oct. 17, will feature daily demonstrations of the ancient glass-blowing art form. New this year is a Halloween tent with frightful works of art to decorate the home and outdoor spaces. The Glass Pumpkin Exhibition (no pumpkins will be available for purchase)from...

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10:30 am

Outdoor Reading Adventures with Morton Arboretum

October 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on October 14, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on October 18, 2021 at 10:30 am

Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
Free

September 14th at Nichols Library September 27th at 95th Street Library October 5th at Nichols Library October 14th at Naper Boulevard Library October 18th at 95th Street Library

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11:00 am

Princess Storytime

October 14, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2021

Waterlemon, 25 S. La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
$25

You are cordially invited to spend a most royal morning at Palais Waterlemon! Waterlemon is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Princess Parties by MC to bring you Princess/Character Storytime every Thursday from 11am – 11:30am and now a new time slot Tuesday from 3:45pm-4:15pm!

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3:00 pm

Oaktoberfest Afternoon Activities

October 14, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2021

Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
Free

Join the Illinois Extension Master Naturalists for simple outdoor fun, including kid’s make-and-take crafts, games, and fall gardening guidance and free native plant seeds. For adults and families, no registration.

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3:30 pm

Safety Town Open Road

October 14, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 21, 2021

Elmhurst Safety Town, 511 S. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 United States
$5 – $8

Ages 4-7, practice being a pedestrian in our miniature Elmhurst community! Ride your tricycle on the streets and learn about railroad safety near the fully operational crossing gate. Kids must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

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5:00 pm

Trunk or Treat

October 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smile Doctors, 70 S Constitution Drive
Aurora, IL 60506 United States
Free

2021 Trunk Or Treat Event Hosted By Smile Doctors/Prairie View Orthodontics.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Trunk or Treat Events.

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5:30 pm

Halloween Celebration

October 14, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
$40 – $50

Here's the perfect opportunity for you to get a taste of our Halloween Happening event in a smaller environment.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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6:00 pm

Community Campfire

October 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vena Park, 29th Street and Raymond Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States
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Community Campfire....Make s'more friends! Our first Community Campfire invites community members to experience their park by firelight. Spend the evening at Yena Park roasting marshmallows and getting to know your neighbors. We will provide the standard smore materials, but please feel welcome to bring any other ingredients you'd like to add. A Park District staff...

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