2019 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

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Summer might be over, but there are Oktoberfest celebrations and seasonal bashes to look forward to. Check out our guide to fall festivals big and small.


October Jump to: November

Oct. 16-20: Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 19: Arts in the Dark (Loop) | Map

Oct. 19: Cider and Ale Festival (Lisle) | Map

Oct. 19: Wheaton Haunted Flea Market | Map

Oct. 19 Nightmare on Chicago Street (Elgin) | Map

Oct. 20: Pumpkin Flotilla Fest (Glen Ellyn) | Map

Oct. 23-27: Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns (Glencoe) | Map

Oct. 25: Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue (South Loop) | Map

Oct. 26: Spooky Zoo (Lincoln Park) | Map

Oct. 26: BatFest (Batavia) | Map

Oct. 27: Day of the Dead (Pilsen) | Map

Oct. 27: Halloween Happening (Naperville) | Map

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

Through Oct. 27: Boo at the Zoo (Brookfield) | Map

Through Nov. 2: Pier Pumpkin Lights (Near North Side) | Map


November Jump to: October

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Nov. 15-Dec. 24: Christkindlmarket (Loop) | Map

Nov. 22-23: Magnificent Lights Festival (Streeterville) | Map

Nov. 23-Jan. 5, 2020: Illumination (Lisle) | Map

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day Parade (Loop) | Map

Nov. 29-Dec. 20: Caroling at Cloud Gate (Loop) | Map

Nov. 29-Jan. 5, 2020: Lincoln Park Zoo Lights | Map

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.


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