We have rounded up family-friendly Halloween events in the western suburbs for you and your family to enjoy this boo-tiful Halloween season. October is full of fun activities including hayrides, pumpkins, movies, stories, treats, games, and more. The Halloween events below are a great opportunity to use those costumes more than once and celebrate the season all month long! This article is sponsored by Flying High Sports & Rec Center.
Little Monsters’ Halloween Bash and Halloween Bash Pizza
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 am, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Flying High Sports & Rec Center
5400 East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
Something’s brewing at Flying High! Join us for 3 Halloween Events on Friday, October 26. Those ages Kindergarten and younger are invited to our Little Monsters’ Halloween Bash from 10-11:30 and 1:30-3pm. Enjoy open gym time, pumpkin decorating, and ghoulish games! $8/child. Ages 5 & up are invited to our Halloween Bash Pizza from 7-10pm. Enjoy open gym time, pizza, lemonade, Flying Witch Zip Line, Mummy Relay, and more! $15 if pre-registered online on or before Wed 10/24. $20 after 10/24 or at the door. Register for both events online at www.flyinghighgym.com.
Family-Friendly Halloween Events in the West Suburbs
Morton Arboretum Trick or Trees (Lisle)
Weekends in October | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Trick or Trees Halloween event includes games, crafts, and tree seeds to plant and take home. Included in park admission.
Brookfield’s Boo at the Zoo
Weekends October 13 – 28, 2018 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Halloween events throughout the day: a costume parade, hayrides, crafts, pumpkin smashing, and giant pumpkin carving. Also, there are times each day the animals get pumpkins to eat and play with!
Morton Arboretum Family Jack o’ Lantern Hikes (Lisle)
October 6, 13, 7, and 14m 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Start times vary. Registration required. Flashlights recommended at this Halloween event.
Naperville Ghost Stories in the Park
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm | Ages 5 and up
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Ages 5 and up
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Ages 12 and up
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm | Ages 12 and up
Check the ages for the event time you choose because the stories are geared for those ages, as to not scare the younger crowd. Registration is through the Naperville Park District for this event.
Lisle Park District Spooky Movie Night
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | Casper at 7:00 pm, Ghostbusters at 9:00 pm
Double feature movie night for the whole family! Bring a blanket for an outdoor movie experience!
Lombard Park District Fall Fest
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fall fest is centered around Halloween, so come in costume for hayrides, games, face painting, and a candy hunt!
Westmont The Last Straw Fall Event
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This Halloween event includes an animal show, pumpkin decorating, games, and crafts. You can also make a scarecrow for your yard for a small fee.
Naperville Creepy Critters Day at Knoch Knolls Nature Center
Monday, October 8, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pet snakes and worms, watch spiders, and listen to a creepy story from the Naperville Public Library at 10:30 am. No registration required.
Hinsdale Halloween Movie Night in the Park
Friday, October 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dress in costume, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the free movie ‘Monster House’. Rain date is Monday, October 15, 2018.
Elmhurst Family Fall Fest
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wear your costume to this family Halloween event including trick-or-treating, fall games, and food trucks!
York Center Park District A Happenin’ Halloween (Lombard)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Costume contest, hayrides, carnival games, crafts, activities, and more.
Wheaton Halloween Happening
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Trunk-or-treating, a costume parade, games, activities. No admission fee but some activities have a small fee.
River Forest Halloween Hoot and Howl
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This Halloween event includes pumpkin painting, activities, live music, animals, a bonfire, bingo, stories, and more.
Oak Brook Park District Pumpkin Swim
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Dive for candy filled eggs and pumpkins. Register online.
Villa Park Halloween Happenings
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween happenings includes trick-or-treating, crafts, costumes, activities, and a bubble show from Chicago Bubble Show. Outdoor trick-or-treating is free. Indoor activities are $5 with pre-registration, $8 door. Children under 2 free.
Bloomingdale Halloween Party
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Halloween event with trunk-or-treating, a tour of the police house jail cell, activities, games, a hay maze, moon walk, face painting, balloon artist, crafts, and more.
Hinsdale Fall Family Fest
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dress in your Halloween costume for crafts, activities, inflatables, a magician, pumpkin decorating, and games. Trick-or-treating available in downtown business district from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Burr Ridge Fall Festival of Fun
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mall wide trick-or-treating, face painting, balloon twisting, and wagon rides. Come costumed!
Lisle Park District Monster Madness
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monster Madness includes a hay maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, games, and prizes. Activities require punch cards. $10 for 25 punches.
Glen Ellyn Pumpkin Flotilla Fest
Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pumpkin carving, inflatables, games, train and canoe rides, and the pumpkin flotilla!
Little Monsters’ Halloween Bash (Flying High, Countryside)
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Those ages Kindergarten and younger are invited to enjoy open gym time, pumpkin decorating, and ghoulish games! $8/child. Register online at www.flyinghighgym.com.
Halloween Bash Pizza (Flying High, Countryside)
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Ages 5 & up are invited to enjoy open gym time, pizza, lemonade, Flying Witch Zip Line, Mummy Relay, and more! $15 if pre-registered online on or before Wed 10/24. $20 after 10/24 or at the door. Register online at www.flyinghighgym.com.
Romeoville Halloween Fest
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Inflatables, entertainment, costumes, pumpkin patch, music, and more!
Cosley Zoo Spooktacular (Wheaton)
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This Halloween event includes a straw maze, pumpkin decorating, animals, games, crafts, and trick-or-treating. Pre-registration is required.
La Grange Park District Halloween Party
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween event includes games, prizes, entertainment, and a bike raffle! Come in costume.
Westmont Pumpkin Flotilla
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring a blanket, listen to spooky stories, and watch the pumpkin flotilla.
Villa Park Trick-or-Trot
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 9:00 am Trick-or-Trot 5K, 10:00 am 1K Kid’s Devil Dash
Costumed fun run with a 5K and 1K option for all ages. Register through Villa Park Junior Women’s Club.
Glen Ellyn Halloween Parade and Festival
October 27, 2018 | 9:45 am – 1:00 pm
This family friendly event starts with a costume parade, crafts, entertainment, and trick-or-treating through downtown Glen Ellyn businesses!
La Grange Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This Halloween costumed walk starts at Cossitt School and stops in front of Village Hall with crafts and pumpkin bowling.
Westchester Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Halloween event with games, pony rides, hayrides, and activities both inside and outside.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Visit all your favorite downtown Wheaton businesses for trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Continue trunk-or-treating at United Methodist Church from 10 am-12 pm.
Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trick-or-treating throughout downtown businesses.
Addison Fall Fest
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm
Halloween event includes costumes, rides, touch-a-truck, games, goodies, and live entertainment.
Western Springs Halloween Events
Saturday, October 27, 2018
- Halloween Bash 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Rock Park
Includes inflatables, corn maze, costume parade and contest, scarecrow building, and hayrides.
- Halloween Hoopla 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
WS Rec Center
Includes games and haunted room for older children.
- Halloween Movie 7:00 pm
WS Rec Center
Berwyn All Hallow’s Eve
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This Halloween event is filled with activities, a storyteller, a bonfire, hayrides, and more. Costume parade starts at Pav YMCA.
Naperville Halloween Hop
Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trick-or-Treating within the downtown Naperville businesses. Over 60 businesses are opening their doors to trick or treaters at 10am. Trolley rides are also complimentary for costumed kids and their parents. Check-in in front of Two Bostons for your bag.
Naperville’s Halloween Happening
Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This Halloween event at the Naperville Riverwalk Grand Pavillion includes activities, games, and goodies.
Westmont Halloween Fun Fair
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Frightful night with carnival rides, games, a costume parade, and more!
Darien Lion’s Club Halloween Party at the Darien Sportsplex
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
This Halloween event includes graveyard games, a magician, and entertainment galore with use of the skating rink and soccer complex.
We’ve got family-friendly Halloween events in Chicago’s south suburbs, too! And you’ll find tons of other outdoor things to do this fall on Kidlist.