Halloween in Andersonville


Halloween is a great time to explore our neighborhood, with lots of activities for kids and families, and adults! See below for a list of event happenings.

For Kids and Families

George’s Ice Cream: Bring Your Own Pumpkin
October 23 | 11am-9pm
Bring a pumpkin, grab a scoop or hot chocolate, and then get to work making your creation. Art supplies will be provided!

Gethesmane Garden Center: Annual Fall Children’s Festival
October 29 | 11am-4pm
Guys, Gals, and Ghouls of all ages are invited for this fun and free day, costumes are always admired so come dressed to scare.

Trick or Treating along Clark Street 
October 29 | 12-3pm with costume contest registration at 11:30am at AlleyCat Comics
Each participating business will have an orange pumpkin in the storefront window. Participating businesses include:



















WANT Ghostly Garden
October 29 | 5:30-6:30pm
This non-scary event features games, small prizes, donut holes and cider, and a chance for the little ones to sport their costumes! Ghostly Garden is held in the West Andersonville Gardens on Ravenswood; please enter the garden at Berwyn.

Lakewood Balmoral Trick or Treating
October 31 | 4:30-7:30pm
Plan to trick or treat in this historic neighborhood on Halloween!

Barrel of Monkeys: Halloween at That’s Weird, Grandma 
October 31 | 7:00pm-9:15pm 
Join Barrel of Monkeys for That’s Weird, Grandma on Monday, October 31! But wait! In addition to the show at 8pm, which will feature spooky stories written by Chicago Public School students, we’ll be having pre-show Halloween activities from 7pm-8pm at the theater, which are completely included in the price of your ticket to the show ($12 for adults, $6 for kids). So join us for a spooky photo booth, chances to win Barrel of Monkeys prizes, a costume parade, and and incredible show! You will like it!

For Adults

Simon’s Tavern
Come in to see some of Andersonville’s craziest Halloween decorations. Check it out!!!! If you DARE…

The Runner’s Edge: Pumpkin Challenge Fun Run and Costume Contest!
October 27 | 6:30pm
Wear your best Halloween costume, and participate in a legendary challenge of speed and/or skill! All abilities welcome!

Fireside Chicago: Halloween Weekend Party at the Fireside!
October 28 & 29 | 9pm – closing both days
Come party until the early morning at the Fireside. Music all night, plus prizes for the best costumes! 9PM-4AM on Friday the 28th, 9PM-5AM on Saturday the 29th!

aville_dessertcrawl2016_instagram_v1 Andersonville Dessert Crawl
October 30 | 2-5pm
It’s trick-or-treating for adults with a gourmet flair! Choose between two routes, Caramel Apple of Candy Corn, each featuring 11 host destinations with delectable goodies. Tickets are going fast! Children and teens are welcome. IDs will be checked at alcohol tastings.