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Celebrate Halloween in downtown Evanston on Saturday, October 28! Bring your kids in costume to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses from 12-3pm and take part in special Halloween-themed activities, listed in the Halloween parade section. 

Make your final stop the Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston for a Halloween Party! From 3-6pm there will be face painting, big games, music, dancing and more! Plus, the Holiday Inn will have a cash bar for the parents and a candy station for kids. Costumes highly encouraged!!

The Holiday Inn Halloween Fest is currently SOLD OUT but please add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified if there are openings.

The Trick-or-Treat Parade is open to everyone! Come out in your costumes and stroll throughout downtown Evanston, stopping at businesses for candy and Halloween activities! 

Evanston Farmers Market "Fall Fest"

Evanston Farmers Market "Fall Fest"

Bring your kids in costume to the downtown Evanston Farmer's Market from 9am to noon to participate in events celebrating the fall bounty. The first 100 children under 12 years of age will get a free small pumpkin to decorate and take home. Everyone is invited to guess the weight of Jack and Jill Pumpkins and the best guess will take them home. 

The Farmer's Market is located at the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn (1818 Maple Ave.) at the intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.

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Gather "Spook-tacular" Halloween Party

Gather "Spook-tacular" Halloween Party

Don’t miss this Spook-tacular family fun event! Be sure to wear your costumes and join us for a musical Hootenanny led by the talented folks of Stomp & Shout 10:15-10:45:, balloon twisting by a Magical Balloon Man; storytelling by Kennedy Center teaching artist, children’s poet & educator, Karen Erickson; a fun photo area; spooky art making; creative play; and of course festive snacks!

This event has sold out the last two years, so please get your tickets in advance. RSVP now by calling 847-859-2312. $30 for a family of three (two children & one adult or two adults and one child) or redeem 3 visits on your 10 visit pass, $7 for each additional family member or redeem a visit per additional guest on your 10 visit pass.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade | 12-3pm

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade | 12-3pm


Bring your kids to trick-or-treat at shops and restaurants in downtown Evanston between 12-3pm! Check-in at Gather (602 Davis St.) or Bottle & Bottega (1016 Davis St.) to pick up a Halloween Trick-or-Treat map listing all the  businesses offering treats and special activities (also listed below! This is a self-guided trick-or-treat experience.

Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave., 2nd Floor
Raffle for free spa services. 

Ayla's Originals & Joseph Studios | 1511 Sherman Ave. 
Make a stretchy Halloween bracelet! Only $10 for materials and instruction. You can also take part in a special Haunted House professional photo shoot of your child (or pet!). The cost is $20 (valued at $75) and you'll get one professional digital file. Click for details.

The Barre Code | 604 Davis St.
Stop by for a treat and check out the class offerings for parents, including a The Barre Code Scream class on Oct. 28 at 10:30am and a special 75-minute Brawl-o-Ween class on October 29. 

Beck's Book Store | 716 Clark St. 
Visit Beck’s Book Store for a Halloween Sweet Treat! Wear your costume and receive 20% off all Northwestern apparel and receive an entry into our Halloween Raffle for Prizes.


Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.
Stop in to pick up a treat and special Halloween light-up bucket available for $2 (regular price is $5) before you get more candy! Don't forget to check out the awesome costumes! 

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.
Get crafty with a special "Mischievous Monster Puppets Make and Take Demo" from 1-3pm at Blick! And on October 29 you can make your own Trick-or-Treat bag!  

Boltwood | 804 Davis St. 
Stop by for a treat and enjoy brunch from 10am to 2pm, offering an awesome menu for kids 12 and under. $6 pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs with crispy potatoes, or burger and crispy potatoes. Yum!  

Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave.
Free Halloween stickers and candy, oh boy! And, of course, a wonderful selection of Halloween books to add to your collection. 

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.  ** CHECK-IN LOCATION  **
Bring the whole family for a open paint event from 11am - 1pm. You will be supplied with everything needed to create your own masterpiece on an 6x6 take-home stretch canvas - ghoulish inspirational images, artist support, all painting supplies & apron. Sign up here.

CloseKnit Yarn Store | 1633 Orrington Ave.
Learn how to make a pompom out of yarn when you stop to get a treat at CloseKnit! 

dragonfly-df | 1631 Chicago Ave.
Pick out some Halloween decorations for your home while your kiddos pick out some candy. 

Edzo's Burger Shop | 1571 Sherman Ave.
Stop in for some candy and try a burger, fries and shake, too! 

Epic Burger | 1622 Sherman Ave. 
Stop by for a special gummy treat and a free fry flyer (say that three times fast!) 

Evanston Public Library | 1703 Orrington Ave.
Stop by the library for a FREE bookmark and check out some Halloween themed books! Note that there is a limited supply of bookmarks so hurry over!

Evereve | 1608 Sherman Ave.
Stop in for some Halloween goldfish and chalk drawings for the kids and add something new to your wardrobe! 

First Bank & Trust | 820 Church St.
Bring your child in to open a FB&T Junior Banker Account. If they're in costume, we'll match up to $10 in deposit to their new account. There will also be treats, pumpkins and pumpkin decorating from 10am to 1pm. More info here.

First Northern Credit Union | 1705 Sherman Ave.
Open an account and the opening deposit will be covered by FNCU. New members can earn up to $500 in incentives

Gather | 602 Davis St. ** CHECK-IN LOCATION **
Start off your trick-or-treating at Gather to grab a map of all participating businesses! If you're looking for a morning activity, get tickets to the Spook-tacular Halloween Party from 9:30am to 12pm with arts and crafts, spooky music, balloon twisting and more! Get tickets today!

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston | 1818 Maple Ave.
Stop by reception to pick up some candy! 

Insomnia Cookies | 1725 Sherman Ave. 
Stop in for a free traditional cookie! 

Kovet Boutique | 900 Church St. **NEW BUSINESS**
Check out the newest clothing boutiques in downtown Evanston while you grab some candy!

La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

Free churro if you come in with your costume!  

Lumen Optical | 809 Church St. 
Don't miss this treat! Lumen is handing out $50 gift cards during trick-or-treating!

That Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St.
Ofrenda a Nuestros Muertos. Come light a candle for a loved one that has passed away and be part of the That Little Mexican Cafe's ofrenda.

Pure Barre | 910 Church St. 
Grab your ghoul squad and trick or treat yourself to our newest Halloween collection. 

Salon Roula | 603 Davis St.
Make sure you stop in for some candy at Salon Roula! 

Uncle Dan's Outfitters | 901 Church St. 
Grab a treat and some new fall & winter gear! 

Qi Kratom CBD Tea | 624 Grove St.
Do you know what Kratom is? Stop by to find out at this new shop providing teas and kratom leaf powders, blends and more!  

Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.
A bottle of wine for mom and dad and candy for the kids! 


Halloween Fest at the Holiday Inn

Halloween Fest at the Holiday Inn

The last stop on the trick-or-treat route is the Holiday Inn! Join us from 3-6pm for kids activities, a Halloween themed dance party and more. There will be treats for kids and beer and wine for parents (at a cash bar!) 

Evanston Explorers, a group of businesses providing activities and experience for kids will host a variety of activities including: 
Gather
Little Beans Cafe: 
Goldfish Swim School
Lil' Kickers 
 
Plus, the Holiday Inn will offer tours of the newly renovated hotel including the rooms and rooftop pool area!