Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in the Southwest Suburbs

Spooktacular Halloween events are no longer reserved for October 31st! Ghosts, goblins, witches, and vampires are out through the month of October with more than enough opportunities for your kids to show off those costumes. Halloween-themed events are abundant all over the suburbs: from sweet, little costume story times to big, extravagant Halloween dance parties. There is no way to not have fun this Halloween if you know the right places. We also have a couple  Día de los Muertos events as well. Use our guide below to find fun near you!

Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Chicago’s South Suburbs

Halloween Movie in the Park (Oak Forest)
October 12, 2018 | 6:45 pm
Featuring the movie Goosebumps, snacks, and concessions.

Stuarts Halloween Event (Montgomery)
October 14, 2018 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spooky touch-a-truck, pumpkin carving, costumes, and concessions.

Halloween Haunting (Frankfort)
October 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10 wristband includes inflatables, kids shows, balloon artist, games, hayride, 1 craft, and more.

Spookview (Oak Lawn)
October 20, 2018 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
$10 for first wristband, and $5 for each additional band includes costume parade, magic, games, tattoos, maze, inflatables, and more.

Halloween Fest (Romeoville)
October 26, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Costume contest, inflatables, entertainment, pumpkin patch, and more.

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum in Lisle

Hocus Locus Movie Night (Lemont)
October 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm
Admittance is $5.00 for adults, and $2.00 for children.

Monster Mash (New Lenox)
October 26, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wear a costume, $20 fee for ages 4 -6 include dinner, games, crafts, and treat bag.

Trunk-or-Treat (Frankfort)
October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Police department hosts a safety trunk-or-treat.

Ghosts Around the Green (Frankfort)
October 27, 2018 | 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Costume parade, trunk-or-treat, hayrides, and scavenger hunt through shop windows.

Halloween Spooktacular (Plainfield)
October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Trick-or-Treat at participating businesses, hayrides, petting zoos, bounce house, haunted house, balloon artist.

We Love Costumes Dress Up Storytime and Party (Homewood)
October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wear your costume for story time with snacks and balloons.

Boo Bash (Tinley Park)
October 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hayrides, animals, crafts, DJ, costume contest, and more.

Spooky Storytime (Bolingbrook)
October 28, 2018 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Story time with a craft for all ages.

Halloween Dance Party with DJ DreLaurin (Joliet)
October 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wear your costume for an afternoon of music, games, and dancing.

Halloween Spooktacular (Joliet)
October 20, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wear your costume for stories, games, crafts, and snacks throughout the library.

October 27, 2018 |10:00 am – 12:00 pm
View the movie Coco at the Oak Lawn Public Library.
October 29, 2017 | 3:00 pm English showing, 5:15 pm Spanish showing
View the movie Coco in English or Spanish at the Joliet Public Library.

Trick-or-Treat (Frankfort)
October 31, 2018 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Put on your costume and visit the library to trick or treat.

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Spooky Little Story Time (Frankfort)
October 31, 2018 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Stories and songs about ghosts, pumpkins, crafts, and trick-or-treats

Halloween Happenings (Homewood)
October 31, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween party with DJ, games, costume contest and more.

Happy Halloween! Be sure to also check out family-friendly Halloween events in the west suburbs, or find all of our outdoor family activities.

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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