Where to Go Trick-or-Treating in Chicagoland This Halloween

Many trick-or-treating neighborhood events are making a comeback this Halloween.

Halloween is around the corner and we know the majority of kiddos (and parents) have candy on their minds. If you’re looking to enjoy the spooky season throughout the month of October, check out these trick-or-treating events for kids in Chicagoland.


Spooky Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo

Oct. 21, 2023

Spooky Zoo offers a free, safe alternative to trick-or-treating as well as a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Dress up in costume and come to the Lincoln Park Zoo ready for a day full of Halloween fun.

BOO-seum Bash at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Oct. 28, 2023

Enjoy trick-or-treating, animal encounters, crafts and Halloween fun at this Halloween event. Costumes encouraged.

Halloween Party at Commercial Club Playground

Oct. 28, 2023

All ages can join Commercial Club Playground of Chicago for a Halloween party that features crafts, games and a trick-or-treat parade.

Spooktacular on Lincoln 2023

Oct. 28, 2023

  • Address: Lincoln Avenue from Wrightwood to Webster, Chicago
  • Cost: Free 

Celebrate Halloween and collect delicious treats while exploring the neighborhood at Spooktacular on Lincoln. Lincoln Avenue businesses embrace the spooky season and transform into trick-or-treat stops.

Spooktacular on Clark 2023

Oct. 29, 2023

  • Address: Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage, and Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview, Chicago
  • Cost: Free 

Celebrate Halloween and collect delicious treats while exploring the neighborhood at Spooktacular on Clark. Clark Street businesses embrace the spooky season and transform into trick-or-treat stops. 

Trick or Treat on Southport at Sheil (Bernard) Community Center Park

Oct. 30, 2023

Enjoy this annual Trick or Treat on Southport, which features family-friendly activities, local food and more.

Trunk or Treat at Austin Town Hall Park

Oct. 31, 2023

Ages 3 and up should come dressed in costume to Austin Town Hall Park to collect candy from cars decorated for Halloween. Also, arts and crafts, games and more.

North/Northwestern Suburbs

Trick or Treat Trail at Community Arts Center

Oct. 20, 2023

Ages 12 and under can enjoy this trick-or-treat trail where friendly characters will be passing out candy. Also, games, prizes, entertainment and more family fun. The first 200 kids will receive a goodie bag.

South Suburbs

Trunk or Treat at Heritage Park

Oct. 21, 2023

Children can wear their costumes and browse through the decorated vehicles picking up candy along the way.

Western Suburbs

Boo! at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2023

The not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy. There will be giant inflatables, sweet treat stations throughout the zoo, photo frames and more. Come dressed in costume.


Oct. 28, 2023

BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween-themed family features trick-or-treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, meet and greet with live bats, contests, stories and games. 

Special Spaces Trunk or Treat at Cadillac of Naperville

Oct. 28, 2023

Special Spaces is a non-profit organization that creates dream bedroom makeovers for children in cancer treatment. Come out to their Trunk or Treat and enjoy a music party, costume contest, jump houses and face painting. Costumes are encouraged. 

Spooktacular Fun Night at Westmont Community Center

Oct. 30, 2023

Ages 2-10 and their families can enjoy a safe Halloween night trick or treating through the Community Center. There will be crafts, games, photos and silly fun and games from Wacky Drac.

This post is updated annually.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.
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