2018 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Events in the Southwest Suburbs

If your kids are anything like mine, you’ll hear, “I’m so tired!” or “My legs hurt!” about six minutes into trick-or-treating. Going out on Halloween with small children can be rough. Trunk-or-Treat events are a great alternative to traditional trick-or-treating because you can stop by a variety of car displays in a matter of minutes. That means happy kids (and even happier parents)! All of these trunk-or-treat events are free unless otherwise noted. If you’re feeling festive, you can even volunteer to distribute candy at most events. Check out the details on the individual sites on how to sign up your car. Some events will move inside if the weather is bad, so click on the event title for more information.

2018 Trunk-or-Treat Events in the Southwest Suburbs

Midlothian Park District Fall Fest
October 13, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
You’ll find a great trunk-or-treat at this fall fest. The $5 per person entrance fee for residents and $7 for non-residents includes 13 tickets for games, hayride, petting zoo, inflatables, and trunk-or-treat with a bag.

Christian Hills Church (Orland Hills) 
October 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This free event offers games, face painting, crafts, hayride, and a ninja warrior course. Lucky Dog will be on site with their food truck.

Faith Christian Reformed Church (Tinley Park) 
October 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join in for some kids games, food, crafts, and touch a truck along with some fun trunk or treating!

St. Andrew the Apostle (Romeoville) 
October 13, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Crafts, concessions, trick or treating, and touch a truck!

Galowich Family YMCA (Joliet) 
October 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Wear your costume and come out to collect some candy!

October 20, 2018 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am 
Come enjoy games, touch a truck, and treats!

Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet)
October 20, 2018 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This fundraising trunk-or-treat will have a $10 per car fee. The proceeds will benefit Chicagoland Speedway’s charitable entity, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.). This event includes a costume contest for both adults and children as well as a car decorating contest.

Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church (Palos Park) 
October 21, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Candy, games, and activities!

First Presbyterian Church (Joliet)
October 24, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
Trunk or treat while enjoying free chili and hot dogs, a petting zoo, and a classic car show.

Touch a Truck and Treat (Palos Heights) 
October 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Explore trucks, tractors, and more and receive a treat from each stop!

Joliet Junior College (Joliet) 
October 26, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Enjoy treats, games, face painting, contests, and more at this spooky event.

Smith Family YMCA (Joliet) 
October 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come on out in costume to get some candy and have some fun!

GiGi’s Playhouse (Tinley Park) 
October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Located at St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Church directly behind GiGi’s, come by in your spookiest costume to collect some candy!

Trunk or Treat (Frankfort)
October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Frankfort police will host this event, which includes a costume parade at 10:00 am.

St. Patricia School (Hickory Hills) 
October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trick or treating, best trunk contest, and a best costume contest!

Trick or Trunk (Alsip) 
October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Come for the candy, stay for the food drive! Bring a non-perishable item for donation to a local food pantry.

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (New Lenox) 
October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come get some candy and check out a mini haunted house!

The Rock Community Church/Kids Quarry (Romeoville) 
October 27, 2018 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Come out and enjoy a safe trunk-or-treating experience.

Trunk or Treat (Romeoville) 
October 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Open to children 5th grade and younger, this event is sponsored by Romeoville High School Interact Club and will have a $1 entry fee to benefit the Romeoville Food Pantry.

Family Bible Church (Joliet) 
October 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
Complete with games, candy, and a bounce house, this trunk-or-treat advertises to be special needs and allergy friendly.

Blue Island Park District 
October 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Trunk or treat from local businesses and organizations.

Saint Elizabeth Seton (Orland Hills)
October 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Children ages 0-11 can come get some treats in the parking lot, with games, movies and activities happening in the church hall.

Trinity Christian School (Shorewood) 
October 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come enjoy candy, games, inflatables, and giveaways!

Lincolnway Christian Church (New Lenox) 
October 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Candy and spooky fun await you at this trunk-or-treat.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Mokena) 
October 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Refreshments, games, and prizes!

Saint Mary Catholic Church (Mokena) 
October 30, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Come out for refreshments, games, and a photo booth! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry.

Lighthouse Community Church (Lansing) 
October 31, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Candy, music, and a costume contest! Asking for a donation of a jar of peanut butter for the North West Indiana Food Bank.

115 Bourbon Street (Merrionette Park) 
October 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Join on the front parking lot for a fun trunk-or-treat event! Participants will get a 25% discount on food that evening.

Solutions Church (Matteson) 
October 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Games, activities, bounce house, obstacle course, and candy!

Check out our full list of kid-friendly Halloween events in the southwest suburbs! Then, find lots of other outdoor activities to last all through the fall.

About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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