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Halloween Events & Trick or Treat Times



Halloween Trick or Treat
Official trick-or-treating hours for the City of Evanston are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 31. Evanston children are encouraged to participate in the ELIMINATE Project, a partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Evanston and UNICEF looking to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. When children trick or treat, they will be asking for change for their UNICEF partners. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Hopf at 847-475-4270.

Halloween Carnival
Children of all ages can come experience a carnival themed Halloween event at the Robert Crown Community Center on Mon., Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.   Kids will enjoy games, face painting, and music.  Costumes are optional and admission to the program is free.

Halloween DJ Skate Party
Robert Crown Center will host their annual Halloween Skate on the Main Rink on Mon., Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission and skate rental are free when you come in a costume. The center is located at 1701 Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Halloween Family Storytime and Craft!
Bring your trick or treater to the Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room of the Main library at 6:30 p.m. for Halloween themed stories, songs and a craft! A lovely way to spend some family time together after all the candy excitement is over. Come in costume (or not: your choice.) Please visit their website for more information.

Halloween Activities at Northwestern – Oct. 29 & 30

Project Pumpkin! October 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Northwestern University, Norris University Center, Evanston. Come trick or treat, show off your costume, enjoy face painting, haunted house, and bouncy house.


Hello!  My name is Brad Kim, and I’m a junior attending Northwestern University.  Every Halloween, the ladies of Alpha Phi and the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at NU transform the SAE house into a haunted house to raise money for a local charitable organization.  The philanthropy is known as Project ScArE and we’ve chosen the wonderful Curt’s Cafe as our beneficiary this year.  They are a non-profit organization that provides training in food service and life skills to at-risk youth in Evanston.  We’re excited to be contributing to their cause.

Typically it is mostly NU students and faculty who come through, but this year we’d like to extend an invitation to the wider Evanston community.  Therefore, on Friday October 30 from 8 to 10 pm, we would absolutely love it if you all visited us and experienced Project ScArE in all its glory.  The theme this year is Malice in Wonderland, so for those of you who remember the classic movie from your childhood, prepare for a thrilling night.

It is $5 for admission, and we are located at 2325 Sheridan Road.  The house is on the east side of Sheridan and is visible from the street.  We really hope to see you there!

Halloween Happening in Ridgeville – Thurs. Oct. 22

Join Ridgeville Park District each year at the Community House for a Halloween event perfect for the whole family. Features a spine-tingling harvest display, musical performances, and of course, free treats! Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2015, 4-5:30pm.



Evanston Kidical Mass – Sun. Oct. 26

KidicalMassCome try out your Halloween costume at Evanston’s Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride, our last ride of the year. Join Kidical Mass for a slow, easy-going, fun, group ride focused on kids of all ages and families that will tour Evanston.

Gather at Washington Elementary at Florence & Main near the playground at 10:00 for a 10:30am departure.

This ride is free and open to the public.

The Evanston ride will happen on the last Sunday of each month – rain or shine! But if it’s really rainy, we’ll keep it short.

* Please wear helmets and ride safely.
* Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops.
* Rides are suitable for children who have progressed beyond training wheels.
* Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parent’s bike.
* Festive dress and decorations encouraged.
* It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian with a bike.

Washington Elementary School
914 Ashland Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60202

City of Evanston Halloween Events

It’s the season for tricks and treats, candy and costumes, and pumpkins and pumpkin pie! This year your family can enjoy everything from a Fall Fest at the Farmers’ Market to a free Halloween Skate Party and more! Check out information for all of the events.

etc. Music School Community Halloween Party – Sun. Oct. 27

Join the talented students and families of the etc. Music School in north Evanston for an afternoon of free family fun the weekend before Halloween!

We’ll be either just outside Noyes Cultural Center (927 Noyes St. in Evanston) in the public park, or in the case of inclement weather, inside in our studio space. Either way, there will be performances by etc. private students, a Halloween set by the Evanston Teen Choir, and a costume contest with prizes for the kids!

Come to enjoy the performances and stay to learn about our unique programming for students aged K-12. Then enjoy a discounted ticket to our upcoming performances in December if you wish to join our mailing list for next term!

Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Tallmadge Park
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Trunk or Treat at Pope John XXIII – Sat. Oct. 26

Come celebrate Halloween with Pope John XXII School as they transform the school parking lot into a safe and fun party and trick or treat zone.1414955_617870378277897_1138500742_o

All are welcome! Advanced tickets are not required. Suggested donation $2 per person.

  • Trick or Treating
  • Food and Fun
  • Contests
  • Kids’ Games
  • Bouncy House

Saturday, Oct. 26, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Pope John XXIII School Parking Lot
1120 Washington St., Evanston


Pumpkin Carving at Whole Foods South – Sat. Oct. 26

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Halloween 2013 in Evanston


Check out information for all of the events below and review the safety tips brought to you by the City of Evanston!

Friday, October 25: Halloween “HallaDaze”
Come to Fleetwood-Jourdain Center for an evening of fun including games, live entertainment with a magic show, spooky clowns, exotic balloons, face painting and refreshments. See if you can recognize the staff dressed in their costumes. Children ages 4-12 are invited to attend on Fri., Oct. 25 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free but reservations are required, please call 847-448-8254. The Center is located at 1655 Foster St

Saturday, October 26: Bug-A-Boo Halloween Walk
Hosted by the Evanston Ecology Center, this non-frightening Halloween event showcases nocturnal animals that can be found here in Evanston. Learn more about these local critters as you travel around outside with costumed volunteers and finish with snacks at the Ecology Center. The theme this year is “Bioluminescence or Glow in the Dark”. This hour-long program is suitable for ages 2 and up and will be held at the Ecology Center and the adjacent Ladd Arboretum on Sat. Oct 26 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The free is $5 per person ($3 per person for members of the Evanston Environmental Association). To avoid overcrowding or long waits, please pre-register at 847-448-8256.

Saturday, October 26: Fall Fest at the Farmers’ Market
Fall Fest will take place at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, University Place at Oak Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 26 at the southwest corner of the market (by the café). All children are invited to enjoy the craft activities, grab a treat bag, and decorate their own pumpkin. Costumes are encouraged! Be sure to guess the weights of the special Market pumpkins, Jack and Jill, as winners will get to take them home. More information can be found here.

Thursday, October 31: Halloween Skate Party
Robert Crown Center will host their annual Halloween Skate from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 31. If you come in costume, both admission and skate rental will be free! The center is located at 1701 Main St. For more information, call 847-448-8258.

Thursday, October 31:
Halloween Trick or Treat

Official trick-or-treating hours for the City of Evanston are 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 31.

Evanston children are encouraged to participate in the ELIMINATE Project, a partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Evanston and UNICEF looking to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. When children trick or treat, they will be asking for change for their UNICEF partners. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Hopf at 847-475-4270.

More information is available at the City of Evanston website

Bagel Art Pumpkin Carving Party – Tues. Oct. 22

Bagel Art is having its 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

Tuesday, Oct. 22
3:00 – 8:00 PM
$5 / pumpkin

Includes cupcake and cider; carving tools provided

Fairy Tail Trail – Oct. 25 & 26

Fairy Tale TrailEach fall since 1990, the Woman’s Club of Evanston creates the Fairy Tale Trail to provide a safe, non-frightening, fun Halloween experience for children of all ages and abilities.

Mermaids, wizards, safari guides and princesses will welcome the children to the WCE clubhouse, at 1702 Chicago Ave., which will be transformed into a maze of eight rooms – each showcasing a different children’s story or theme.

Each fully accessible, fantasy-filled room will feature multi-sensory activities and costumed volunteers who will engage and enchant children with and without special needs.

Schools with programs for physically, cognitively or economically challenged students who may not otherwise experience Halloween due to physical or financial limitations, will attend free of charge for a special weekday field trip.

A nominal admission fee charged to the general public during weekend hours funds all expenses for running and maintaining the trail, including bus scholarships.  The Trail expects to host approximately 400 school children and more than 1,000 additional visitors.

Shop at California Pizza Kitchen the flyer (above) each Monday in October and 20% of your purchase will help support the Fairy Tale Trail.

Fairy Tale Trail will be open to the public on Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost per person (adult or child) is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Attendees can also buy light snacks and refreshments at the Trail’s Pumpkin Patch Café.  Children are encouraged to join in the fun by coming in costume.

Want to see the trail?

Catch a preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giBB_wqxkKU

Woman’s Club of Evanston Clubhouse
1702 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Halloween Happening in Ridgeville – Thurs. Oct. 24

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Zombie Walk at EPL – Fri. Oct. 25

The Evanston Public Library will host the 2nd Annual Zombie Walk/Marcha de Muertos from 6-8 p.m. Library staff and volunteers from Northwestern student groups will offer scary makeup makeovers. There will be snacks, games and chances to win prizes.

As darkness falls, the Library Outreach Team and their volunteers will join teens as they haunt the city of Evanston as the walking dead. (Parents are welcome to watch.) This event is recommended for grades 6-12 but all ages are welcome. The event is free. Participants are requested to bring a non-perishable food item to the event, which will be donated to Evanston’s Hillside Food Pantry.