From family friendly to adult only, we’ve rounded up a fall Chicago event list that includes a few of our favorite upcoming experiences in the city. Experience the Lincoln Park Zoo in an adult night out or make plans to attend the Spooky Pooch Parade with the family at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Our shortlist has something for everyone to enjoy so don’t forget to purchase your tickets or put these free events on your calendar!

{ Adults Night Out at the Lincoln Park Zoo }

Lincoln Park Zoo is offering two adult only nights this season! Experience the zoo after hours with no kids and no crowds as you cruise through the park with a drink in hand from one of the many cash bars stationed throughout the park. Experience educational interactions and enjoy the sites, because zoos aren’t just for the kids to enjoy!

More information HERE.
When: October 18th, November 29th
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo

{ Spooky Pooch Parade }

On Saturday, October 20th, The Chicago Botanic Garden will host a Spooky Pooch Parade where spectators are invited to watch as costumed pets and their owners parade through the botanic garden, followed by an award ceremony. Costume categories include Best Costume Overall, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume for dogs ages 1 and under in people years, Best Senior in Costume for dogs ages 10 and older in people years, and Best Horticultural Interpretation. Spectators are free but if you’d like to bring your spooky pooch, be sure to register for the family-friendly event!

More information HERE.
When: October 20th
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden

{ The Drake Hotel Masquerade Ball }

Celebrate the season in style with a swanky Masquerade Ball at The Drake Hotel on October 27th! Inspired by the masquerade high fashion of 1930’s Hollywood films, you’ll want to suit up for this glamorous affair which will feature live entertainment from The Flat Cats and seasonal drinks like Spooky Sangria and Witches Brew.

More information HERE.
When: October 27th, 9pm-midnight
Where: The Drake Hotel

{ Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade }

The 22nd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade is free for all ages and sure to delight! Attendees are invited to march in the parade or join the costume contest with up to $4000 in cash and prizes. The parade kicks off at 7:30 pm with a performance from the Chicago Thrilled flash mob who perform a Michael Jackson dance routine.

More information HERE.
When: October 31st, 7:30 pm
Where: Halsted St from Belmont to Brompton

{ WNDR Museum }

The WNDR Museum is an immersive pop-up museum open only through the months of October and November. Guests are invited to “step into a space that reveals the wonder of the natural world around us”, with features like a mirrored infinity room and more. The experience is sure to provide tons of Instagram worthy moments that’ll leave a lasting impression!

More information HERE.
When: October – November
Where: 1130 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL – West Loop

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