Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

Join us on Saturday, October 20 for the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade of Artists

Arts in the Dark is a magical nighttime parade that draws together world-renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrated Chicago organizations like Lookingglass Theatre Company, important programs like After School Matters and aspiring artists in every field. It is a magical evening parade that delights the audience with unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances that will be exceptionally dramatic in the parade's new location on historic State Street.

Arts in the Dark After Parties

Millennium Park Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean"), hosted by DCASE

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Following the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, visit Millennium Park for an immersive Halloween experience with live DJs, sideshow characters, stilt walkers and performance artists, a kids station, fortune tellers and magicians, video projections and more!

Maggie Daley Park hosted by the Chicago Park District

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Join us immediately after the parade for trick or treating (until the candy runs out!), a showing of the movie Beetlejuice, late night Mini Golf, spooky games, prizes and more at the climbing wall and Skating Ribbon!


Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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