Fear City Haunted House and Carnivale at Fables Studios
Fear City Chicago will return for the 2013 Halloween season, doubling the scare ratio with its signature, immersive theatre of the mind in a vast warehouse of horror. 2013 will bring the inclusion of Carnivale at Fables Studios, an interactive sideshow of unparalleled proportions. These two forces will unite to provide the ultimate in collaborative thrills and chills with two distinctive haunted attractions in one location: Fear City Chicago 2013 and Carnivale at Fables Studios.
The Southport 18th Annual Holiday Stroll
Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood kicks off the Holiday season with the return of two popular events: The Southport 18th Annual Holiday Stroll (Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m.) and Jolly Palooza (Dec. 7 1-4 p.m.) Both are presented by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
18th Annual Chicago Country Music Festival
Location: Soldier FieldSoldier Field
Dates: Saturday, October 11th, Sunday October 12, 2008
Performances to Catch: TBA
The Chicago Country Music Festival announces its move to the parklands of Soldier Field and will kick off a weekend full of music and activities
57th Annual Columbus Day Parade
Columbus Drive, from Balbo to Monroe
99th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
150 films from more than 40 countries.
All in two weeks.
All under one roof.
For 45 years, the Chicago International Film festival has brought you the brightest and boldest new films and filmmakers – from Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog to Slumdog Millionaire and Reservoir Dogs – first. Did you hang out to chat with The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky last year?
Or getting an advance look at the year’s hottest films at our exclusive Cinema/Chicago Member screenings?
County Line Orchard
Spending a day at the orchard is one of the best family activities around. Come out and make lasting memories with your children hunting for the "perfect" apple, getting lost in the Corn Maize, or visitng with some farm animals in the Kids Farm.
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Fall In Love With Chicago This Autumn Season!
There is always something to do in Chicago!
Visitors to the city are invited to make their first stop the Visitor Information Center in the Chicago Cultural Center,
October 17th-31st, 2008
This Halloween Daley Plaza is re-vamped, as it becomes FRANKEN PLAZA with new performances, movie nights and much more.
Opening night, Friday, October 17 kicks off at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Presented by the City of Chicago and Meijer, FRANKEN PLAZA continues through Halloween with hours of Monday through Wednesday 11 am, to 3:00 pm and Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Please note: hours on Friday, October 31 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Admission is FREE
Italian Heritage Festival
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
The holiday fun begins at 11:00am with a day full of live musical performances, celebrity entertainers and family friendly activities along Lights Festival Lane at Pioneer Court. Mickey and Minnie Mouse serve as grand marshals of the evening parade, magically illuminating more than one million lights on 200 trees along The Magnificent Mile®. The parade, which features more than 30 spectacular floats, balloons and marching bands, begins at 5:30pm and is followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the Chicago River at 6:55pm.
McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade
Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Location: Downtown Chicago
This family favorite features giant helium balloons, fabulous floats, award-winning marching bands, talented equestrian units, unique performance groups, local and national celebrities.
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Reeling will showcase over 150 innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from countries as diverse as the Philippines, Sweden, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Reeling continues to demonstrate the expanding breadth of gay-themed work being produced today by showcasing films representing multi-cultural perspectives and in genres ranging from musical comedy to horror to serious drama to compelling documentaries to introspective experimental, and more.