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Arts in the Dark

Sat Oct 19, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
All ages

Arts in the Dark is an evening parade that celebrates Halloween as the "artist's holiday," bringing together Chicago institutions and organizations dedicated to art and education. Audience members will be delighted by unique floats, spectacle puppets, and creative performances set against the backdrop of Chicago’s majestic skyline.

The parade takes place from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., beginning on State Steet and moving south from Lake to Van Buren.

As dusk arrives, there will be a procession filled with spectacles, lanterns, costumes, performances, music, dance, dramatic lighting, floats and more.


Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean"), hosted by DCASE 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Following the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, guests can 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

Guests can enjoy trick or treating (until the candy runs out!), a showing of the movie Beetlejuice, Mini Golf, spooky games, prizes and more at the climbing wall and Skating Ribbon!

The Skating Ribbon and Climbing Wall will be offering a discounted package for $20 per person. Mini Golf will also be open and available at $11 per person.

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