Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza is a fun thing to do near Chicago this weekend. "Wicker Park Boo-Palooza: Dino-Dog & Dinosaur Jr." by MA1216 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Wicker Park's Boo-Palooza is a fun thing to do near Chicago this weekend. "Wicker Park Boo-Palooza: Dino-Dog & Dinosaur Jr." by MA1216 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Best Things to Do in Chicago this Weekend with Kids: Trunk-or-Treat, Day of the Dead

Looking for the best things to do in Chicago this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Looking to maximize your candy cache for Halloween? Try some free trick-or-treating or trunk-or-treating events this weekend in Chicago. Local businesses in Norwood Park, Evanston, Lemont, and Lincoln Park will be passing out goodies. Celebrate fall sans costumes at fall festivals in North Park or Caldwell Woods. Or, skip ahead to Dia de los Muertos events in McKinley Park, Old Irving Park, and Aurora.

If you're planning ahead for Halloween, check out our list of Free Halloween Events in Chicago or Top Halloween Events Near Chicago. Celebrate early with one (or more) of these 31 Trunk-or-Treat Events, or scope out the Best Trick-or-Treat Neighborhoods in Chicago. There's still plenty of time to check items off our fall bucket list, too!

Places featured in this article:


Norwood Park Metra Station

Lisle Recreation Center

Clark Street between Armitage and Diversey

Midnight Terror Haunted House

Evil Intentions Haunted House

Statesville Haunted Prison

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago

Hells Gate Haunted House
Jack's Pumpkin Pop-Up
Jack's Pumpkin Pop-Up - various times Pick
Open House Chicago
Throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area - 8:00 AM
Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest
Cosley Zoo - 9:00 AM
Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM
Manga Fun for Kids Virtual Class
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides