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Scarecrow Trail

October 15
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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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Take and Make Fridays

October 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513 United States
Free

Drop by on Friday each week during the month of August, September and October for some fun crafts to take and make at home over the weekend!

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Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

October 15
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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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Sugar Skull City

October 15
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 7, 2021

Downtown Aurora Aurora, IL United States

Aurora Downtown once again will be turning downtown into Sugar Skull City from October 15 to November 7 to coincide with Day of the Dead events during First Fridays on November 5.

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Dewey Dare Scavenger Hunt

October 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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 15
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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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7:00 am

Schaumburg Farmers Market

October 15, 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2021

Trickster Cultural Center, 190 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193 United States
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Free
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9:00 am

Pumpkin Fest

October 15, 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 15, 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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12:00 pm

Dr. Seuss Experience

October 15, 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until January 2, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 2, 2022

One event on November 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss! This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different, visually stunning Dr. Seuss worlds. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax, make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh,...

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3:00 pm

Elgin Farmers Market

October 15, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 22, 2021

Festival Park, 132 S Grove Avenue
Elgin, 60120
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Free
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4:00 pm

Escape the Barn

October 15, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd
St. Charles, IL United States
$25

We need your help to find the culprit! Travel around the farm to find clues with your fellow detectives. It’s up to you and your teammates to solve the case, save the farm animals, and escape with your lives before it’s too late! Advance registration required. 3 timeslots to choose from: 4-5pm, 6-7pm or 8-9pm...

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Drive-In Movie

October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

You will get to decorate a box and customize it into the coolest "car" EVER. We will then watch a short movie.

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5:30 pm

Autumn Hayrides

October 15, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until October 22, 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd
St. Charles, IL United States
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$12

Cruise around the fields at the height of the fall harvest on a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Group tickets include all the fixings to make yummy s’mores over your own private fire. Individual tickets include a marshmallow roast over a shared fire. Everyone is welcome to visit all of the farm animals, too. Ages 15...

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Halloween Happening

October 15, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
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Free

It's a spooktacular night of crafts, games, and more! Fun passes available for purchase.    For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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6:00 pm

Halloween Happenings

October 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Iowa Community Center (Villa Park), 338 South Iowa Avenue
Addison, IL 60101 United States
$5 – $8

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to come in costume to trick-or-treat outdoors at “Spooktacular” Halloween scenes created by local merchants and organizations starting at 6 pm. $5/pre-registration and $8/registration day-of.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Super Smash Bros Tournament

October 15, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Fountainview Recreation Center, 910 N Gary Avenue
Carol Stream, IL 60188 United States
$15 – $23

Warm up your gaming fingers! Grades 3 through 8. Compete for "food place" gift cards in a round robin play format that includes a bracket finish. Players can bring their own controller or use ours. Controllers will be sanitized after each use. We will accommodate socially distant play stations, but all players are still required...

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Parents Night Out

October 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2021

Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
$15 – $20

Pre-registration is required.

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Hot Cider Hike

October 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hidden Oaks Nature Center (Bolingbrook), 419 Trout Farm Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 United States

All ages welcome.

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6:30 pm

All Hallows Eve

October 15, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 16, 2021

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Weber Street
Naperville, IL 60540 United States
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$10 – $15

Advance ticket sales are recommended. Adult: $15, Youth (4-12): $10, Members: FREE.

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Mom Prom

October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lombard Community Building, 433 E St Charles Rd
Lombard, IL United States
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$13 – $15

Moms and their sons get to join the fun at Mom Prom. Dance to a DJ, play dance games, enjoy an entertainer plus a dessert bar! Both mom and sons must register.

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Family Sports Nights

October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Friday, repeating until November 26, 2021

Southbury Elementary School, 820 Preston Ln
Oswego, IL 60543 United States
$5 – $8

Colder weather have you cooped up and bored? Bring your family out and join us for an open gym evening of sports, games, & activities. Basketball, soccer, floor hockey, and more will be available. Register now! Kids 2 & under & Adults are free! Kids 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult Pre-register...

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7:00 pm

A Nightmare at West Main

October 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

West Main Community Park (Batavia), 40W101 Main Street
Batavia, IL 60510 United States

The ghosts are coming out to play in the forest at West Main Community Park. Join us for a haunted hike through our spooky trails. Evil lurks in the forest, so enter if you dare! This event is not suitable for kids younger than 10 years old. Advanced tickets can be purchased through Oct. 14...

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7:30 pm

Night Owl Hike

October 15, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
Free

It seems the world goes to sleep when the sun sets, but nature is just starting to come alive. Go on a special after-hours hike around Peck Lake to look for the creatures you won't see during the day.

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