The Best Halloween Events in Illinois!

Get ready to get spooky, Illinois! This Halloween season, we've rounded up the best events in the state from October 26-31. From ghost tours to pumpkin patch hayrides, this list has something for everyone to enjoy this Halloween. So, grab your costume and prepare for a week of fun and frights!

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, Sycamore, IL

October 26, 2023 at 7:00am
The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is coming to Sycamore on October 26. Choose from a variety of activities celebrating all things pumpkin, such as crafts, games, treats, and more. Events will be held at various venues, including the United Methodist Church, State Street, and Sycamore Public Library. Celebrate pumpkins of history with the Sycamore community!

Kids Boo Fest, Gurnee, IL

October 26, 2023 at 6:00pm
At Six Flags Great America, families can enjoy a spooky-fun Boo Fest with family-friendly rides, Trick-or-Treating, and fall festivities. Little goblins can take a ride on their favorite coasters, grab some goodies in the Trick-or-Treat Trail, or partake in one of the daytime shows featuring world-class performers. Explore all the family-favorite attractions, the Character Candy Trail, the hay maze, and more during this one-of-a-kind event.

Haunted History Walking Tour, Alton, IL

October 27, 2023 at 7:00pm
Delve into the mysterious past of Alton on an award-winning tour. Unearth tales of war, tragedy, and hauntings that have left their mark on the small town, and find out why Alton is considered one of the spookiest spots in America. Take part in an entertaining and spine-chilling journey!

Ghost Hunter's Tour, Decatur, IL

October 27, 2023 at 8:00pm
Travel to the Decatur Civic Center to explore the otherworldly secrets of Decatur's haunted past. On this 4-hour Ghost Hunter's Tour, you will get on and off the bus to see the city's most ghost-infested people and places. With extra history, hauntings, and off-the-bus locations, this tour will surely spook you. Don't miss your chance to uncover Decatur's mysterious supernatural tales!

Halloween Hustle, Palatine, IL

October 28, 2023 at 8:30am
Show off those spooky moves and break a sweat at Body Shop Gymnasium on October 28th! Join them for the Halloween Hustle, where you can receive a long-sleeve, dri-fit shirt, a finisher medal, a timing bib, plus a free beer or soft drink at Tap House Grill. Kids can join the dash and receive a race bib, finisher medal, and pumpkin.

Caffeine and Chrome: Trunk or Treat, Crete, IL

October 28, 2023 at 9:00am
Bring your classic car or broom to Gateway Classic Cars of Chicago for the spookiest event of the season. The Trunk or Treat Car Show on October 28 is the perfect way to prepare for Halloween. Get your fill of pastries, coffee, themed games, and special awards for the tricked-out trunk! Open to all ages, this event is free and sure to be a spooktacular time for the whole family.

Harvest Moon Frightfest, Gibson City, IL

October 28, 2023 at 7:00pm
This October, at the Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in Theatre for the 12th Annual Frightfest Celebration. Spooky decorations, themed food specials, Halloween movies, trunk or treat, costume contests, and more will take place for frighteningly fun entertainment. Don't miss out on the Taylor Swift concert film playing on Screen 2!

All Hallow’s Eve Carnival, Alsip, IL

October 28, 2023 at 10:00am
Join the Sears Park crew on October 28th for a morning full of activities like games, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and more. Everyone is invited to come in costume to be crowned the costume contest winner. There will be prizes and treats for all attendees.

Edwardsville Halloween Parade 2023, Edwardsville, IL

October 31, 2023 at 6:30pm
Get ready for a night of spirited fun in Downtown Edwardsville! Head to the Courthouse on St Louis Street and join the 25,000 spectators as you witness the Edwardsville Halloween Parade marching bands, school groups, organizations, entertainers, and more than 100 floats.

Alton Halloween Parade 2023, Alton, IL

October 31, 2023 at 7:00pm
Gather at the Night Market on Broadway for an eerie spectacle of costumed marchers, floats, and bands. This Halloween Parade is one of the oldest in the United States and an iconic event in the "Most Haunted Small Town in America." Don't miss the opportunity to see Alton's spookiest costumes this Halloween!

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