The Best Chicago Halloween Events 2017

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It can be hard to pick from the many different Halloween events offered in Chicago. When you have a group of your best friends together, deciding what to do gets even more challenging. Luckily, I have put together a variety of activities and parties happening around the city between this weekend and Halloween on October 31st. The list includes parties, festivals, and movies, as well as events for the 21+ crowd and those unfortunate souls who can’t yet have a legal drink.

Here are the events that everyone can go to:

The Northalsted Halloween Parade

This parade is ranked one of the 10 Best Halloween Celebrations in the US by Fodor’s Travel Guide. This is a great place to party with your whole family. Get a fabulous group costume together, and be judged in their four costume contest categories: Theme, Group, Scariest, and Drag.

When: The parade kicks off at 7:30pm on October 31st. The costume contest follows directly after.

Where: The parade begins at Halsted and Belmont.

Who: All ages welcome!

Cost: FREE.

Website: northalsted.com

Contact: (773) 883-0500

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Randolph Street Market Festival

The indoor festival season has begun! Head to the Randolph Street Market to visit over 125+ vendors from all over the Midwest. Pick up some last minute Halloween decorations to make your house or apartment look spook-tacular.

When: Saturday, October 28th & Sunday, October 29th from 10am-5pm

Where: 1340 W Washington Street

Who: All ages welcome!

Cost: $8 online, $10 at the gate. Kids under 12 are FREE.

Website: randolphstreetmarket.com

Contact: (312) 666-1200

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Rocky Horror Picture Show: Halloween Edition at The Music Box Theatre

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Bring all of your virgin friends, and grab a seat towards the front because it’s gonna get weird. Don’t forget your $3 prop bag sold at The Music Box.

When:

Friday, October 27th at 12am (SOLD OUT!)

Saturday, October 28th at 12am

Tuesday October 31st, 9:30pm

Where: 3733 N Southport Ave

Who: R-rated movie… Must be 17+ unless with a parent or guardian.

Cost: $12

Website: musicboxtheatre.com

Contact: (773) 871-6604

Hex-A-Long Hocus Pocus at The Music Box Theatre

Hosted by Dick O’Day. Come and gather with your coven to celebrate the best witch movie of them all. Cast a spell or two, and enjoy a Goody Bag full of candy, bubbles, streamers, and more.

When: Monday, October 30th at 7pm

Where: 1340 W Washington Street

Who: All ages welcome!

Cost: $13; Kid’s Ticket: $10

Website: musicboxtheatre.com

Contact: (773) 871-6604

Events for the 21+ crowd:

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Boos & Booze Halloween Party at SPiN Chicago 

Enjoy a 4 Hour Drink Package from 9pm to 1am – includes beer, wine and mixed drinks. There will also be a costume contest, DJs, prizes, and a photo booth. Wait… Am I forgetting something? Oh yeah! Ping Pong!

When: Saturday, October 28th from 9pm-1am

Where: 344 North State Street

Who: 21+

Cost: $50 tickets

Website: chicago.wearespin.com

Contact: (773) 635-9999

Titanic Masquerade  & Costume Party

Ready to rock the boat this Halloween? Then hop onto the biggest Yacht Party on Lake Michigan: The Spirit of Chicago. Grab your friends, throw on a mask, and get ready for the time of your life with 4 decks, 2 DJs, and 2 floors of music.

When: Friday, October 27 from 11pm-3am

Where: Board at 600 E. Grand Ave

Who: 21+

Cost: $55

Website: eventbrite.com

Contact: (312) 878-0707

Haunted Halloween Ball at the Congress Plaza Hotel 

Want an event that sounds a bit more fancy and fun than a bar? Visit a truly haunted hotel this Halloween at the Congress Plaza on Michigan Avenue. Enjoy actors and dancers throughout the night as you dance, drink, and eat.

When: Saturday, October 28th from 9pm-3am

Where: 520 S Michigan Ave

Who: 21+

Cost: Tickets start at $40

Website: hauntedhalloweenball.com

Contact: (312) 543-9798

For more Chicago Halloween events visit these websites:

Time Out

Urban Matter

Culture Trip 

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