Park Ridge Fall Festivals and Community Events


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Here’s what’s going on this month in Park Ridge…. Lots to do!!

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Park Ridge Festivals

Halloween Hoopla

Dates/Times:  Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location:  Wildwood Nature Center Class Number: 39176 R/NR: $31/$50 per family

Join us for a fun-filled family event that gets you ready for Halloween. Carve a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, jump on a hayride, and enjoy s’mores and apple cider or cocoa around a campfire. All you need to bring is clothes (long sleeve shirt, pants, hat) to dress up your scarecrow. One scarecrow and one pumpkin per registration. Please check in at the front doors of the Wildwood Nature Center. A pumpkin and scarecrow judging contest is held during the last 15 minutes of the evening, and prizes are awarded.

Additional pumpkin: Class #39175 / $10

Haunted House Undertaking Teen Trip

Dates/Times: Friday, October 16, 2015 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm Ages: 11-14 Class Number: 43049 R/NR: $45

Get ready for a haunted house tour that will scare even the bravest of teens! Hop on our bus as we chauffeur you to three of the area’s best haunted attractions. Our trip begins at Skokie’s Scream Scene, then off to St. Thecla’s Hair Razor Haunted Scenes, and finally to St. Pascal’s The Catacombs Haunted House, all in one night! We’ll stop for dinner at a local restaurant on our tour, so be sure to bring a little extra money. Fee includes a VIP Triple Fight Ticket admission to all three houses (a $50 value), transportation, and supervision. VIP tickets also include a fast pass at each location, so no waiting in long lines! Registration deadline: October 9. Departs from Maine Park Leisure Center.

Family Campfire

Dates/Times: Friday, October 23, 2015 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Wildwood Nature Center Class Number: 39093 R/NR: $15 per family

The entire family enjoys the peaceful night air while sitting around a fire listening to stories, singing songs, and making everyone’s favorite – s’mores! Enjoy a night hike around the pond. Flashlights are not needed, but feel free to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Fee is per family.


Skeleton Egg Hunt

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 2:00pm – 2:45pm Ages: 2 & Up Location: Centennial Fitness Center Class Number: Varies by age R/NR: $6/$9

Goblins have laid eggs in the pool – help us get them out! Eggs filled with candy are placed in and around the Leisure Pool. Join us for a fun Halloween themed egg hunt and to get a jump start on your Halloween candy collection.

Kooky Spooky Skate

Dates/Times: Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm Ages: All Ages Location: Oakton Ice Arena

Bring the whole family for a day of spooky music and Trick-or Treats. Skate rentals are only $1 and anyone wearing a costume receives half price admission. No registration required.

Halloween Spooky Spin Class

Dates/Times: Monday, October 26, 2015 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm Location: Centennial Fitness Center R/NR: $6 Member / $8 Resident / $12 Non-Resident

Join us for a Halloween themed ride set to all your favorite songs! Costumes are optional; the best costume will be awarded a $25 Park Ridge Park District gift card. Use your current FItness Class Pass or pay the daily drop-in rate to participate. Instructors are Diane and Greg. Space is limited.  For more information, please contact Diane Murphy at 847-692-5139.

Truck or Treat

Dates/Times: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm Ages: Ages 2-11 Location: Hodges Park R/NR: $5 ages 18 & under / $15 adults / $25 family of 4

Celebrate Halloween with the Park District and the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra for a Symphony Spooktacular! Wear your costume and follow the trick-or-treat trail to Hodges Park, where we’ll pass out treats (or tricks!) from our festively decorated cars. It’s a fun and safe event that goes beyond trick or treating with a pumpkin contest, music, and a parade! Bring your decorated pumpkin between 5:30pm-6:00pm and enter into our pumpkin contest. Winner announced at 6:30pm. This is a free event concluding with a parade to the Pickwick Theatre for the PRCO Symphony Spooktacular concert. Visit the Park Ridge Library’s Children’s Department between 5:00pm-6:00pm to enjoy some wizard-themed games, activities, and stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participant in Truck or Treat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 

Halloween Concert for All Ages – PRCO

07:00 PM – 08:30 PM

The Pickwick Theatre 5 S. Prospect Park Ridge, IL , 60068 847-692-7726 Back by popular demand on October 28th is the Orchestra’s 3rd annual Halloween Concert for All Ages, including an afterglow recital on the Pickwick organ.

Join us once again for a Halloween favorite! Back by popular demand on October 28th is the Orchestra’s 3rd annual Halloween Concert for All Ages, including an afterglow recital on the Pickwick organ.

Trick-or-treat activities at Hodges Park, the Library, and Pickwick Building launch at 5-6:30 pm, with costume parade at 6:40 pm leading from the park to the Pickwick for the 7:00 pm concert.

Music includes Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre and highlights from Batman: the Dark Knight. District 64 middle school students play with the orchestra on Batman, and Linden Christ sings “Memory” from Cats.

Family activities are hosted by the Park Ridge Park District, Park Ridge Public Library, and Kalo Foundation. Tickets are $5 for ages 18 and under, $15 for adults/seniors, and $25 family of 4 (2 adult/2 child).

Please visit the link below for ticket information, or contact the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra (847) 692-7726 or via email at –

Halloween Family Magic Show

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 31, 2015 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm Ages: Ages 2 & Up Location: Maine Park Leisure Center Class Number: 43538 R/NR: $5 per person

Looking for some fun spooky magic after trick or treating? Magic Randy is performing fun, exciting, and ghoulish magic tricks this Halloween Family Magic Show. Everyone attending needs to register. Fee is per person.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Halloween Activities in Park Ridge


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Personally, this is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the cool nights and the windy, yet (mostly) sunny days and all the activities for fall.  Park Ridge has myriad activities for adults, seniors and kids, this time of year as does the surrounding area.

If you are looking for haunted houses, apple farms, haunted hayrides, pumpkin canons, apple cider, costumes, corn mazes ghost tours and anything/everything Halloween related – Chicago Fun has the details for the surrounding areas of Park Ridge.

I’ll post the Haunted Houses in the area in the next couple of days as that is a pretty big list.

Hope you enjoy our beautiful weather today!