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2018 Chicago Fall Festival Guide

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Gear up for fall festivals, nature walks, art shows and holiday markets of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs. 

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Oct. 19: Tree ID Walk (Garfield Park) | Map

Oct. 20: Arts in the Dark (Loop) | Map

Oct. 20: Cider and Ale Festival (Lisle) | Map

Oct. 20: Fall Family Festival (Hinsdale) | Map

Oct. 20: Spooky Pooch Parade (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 20: Wheaton Haunted Flea Market | Map

Oct. 20: Nightmare on Chicago Street (Elgin) | Map

Oct. 21: Pumpkin Flotilla Fest (Glen Ellyn) | Map

Oct. 24-28: Night of 1,000 Jack-o-‘Lanterns (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 26-27: Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue (South Loop) | Map

Oct. 27: Spooky Zoo (Lincoln Park) | Map

Oct. 27: Chatham Fall Fest | Map

Oct. 27: Hallow-palooza at Indian Boundary Park (West Rogers Park) | Map

Oct. 27: BatFest (Batavia) | Map

Oct. 28: Day of the Dead (Pilsen) | Map

Oct. 28: Farmers’ Market Family Fall Fest (Evanston) | Map

Oct. 28: Halloween Happening (Naperville) | Map

Oct. 31: Northalsted Halloween Parade (Lakeview) | Map

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Nov. 11: 10th Annual Laternfest & St. Martin’s Parade (Lincoln Square) | Map

Nov. 16-17: Magnificent Lights Festival (Streeterville) | Map

Nov. 16-Dec. 24: Christkindlmarket (Loop) | Map

Nov. 16-Jan. 1, 2019: Illumination (Lisle) | Map

Nov. 23-Jan. 6, 2019: Lincoln Park Zoo Lights | Map

Nov. 23-Dec. 14: Caroling at Cloud Gate (Loop) | Map

Nov. 27: Holiday Market (Lincoln Park) | Map

Nov. 30: Hinsdale Christmas Walk | Map

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Events listed are subject to change. We recommend double-checking times and locations before you head out the door. Do you know of a festival that we missed?  Send us an email.