Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year! The season is changing, leaves are falling and the holidays are right around the corner. The best way to kick start the fall is enjoying all the local festivities. Throw on your warm sweater and boots and enjoy these activities with your family!


Boo at the Zoo (Brookfield)

When: October 13-28

Where: Brookfield Zoo

8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513

Brookfield Zoo’s hosts an annual Halloween celebration, Boo at the Zoo! Dress up in your costume and head on over to enjoy fun (not-so-scary) activities with the whole family. You will find haunted hayrides, huge pumpkin carving, corn mazes, costume parades, pumpkin smashing and a lot more! Don’t miss out on all the action!

Family Fall Festival (Hinsdale)

    When: October 20th |11 AM – 2 PM

    Where: The Community House

    415 W 8th Street, Hinsdale IL 60521

Enjoy a FREE day of fun! Enjoy pumpkin decorating, carnival games, entertainment and inflatables. Wear your best Halloween costume and enter in a costume judging contest and trick or treating in the downtown business district. This event is friendly to all ages.

Halloween Walk (La Grange)

When: October 27, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Cossitt School Playground

115 W Cossitt Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

Join the lively Halloween Walk, a trick-or-treat parade for kids. Kids will dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes and walk all over town. The fun isn’t over when the walk is done! Kids get to enjoy crafts and activities near the fountain at Village Hall.


Pumpkin Flotilla Fest (Glen Ellyn)

When: October 21 | 4 PM-7 PM

Where: Lake Ellyn Park

645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Carve a pumpkin and be apart of the annual Pumpkin Flotilla at Lake Ellyn Park! Carved pumpkin will float and illuminate the lake at dusk. Before the pumpkins float off, dance to live music, and purchase food and drinks. Enjoy awesome games, canoe rides, pumpkin carving demonstrations, bounce houses and more!

Great Pumpkin Smash (Oak Park)

   When: November 03 | 4 PM-5 PM

   Where: Barrie Park

   1011 S. Lombard Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304


   With all these fall activities and festivals, you’ll probably have so many old pumpkins you’ll want to get rid of! So why not smash them? Well, at Barrie Sled Hill you can join everyone else in this event. All participants will be at the top of the hill and roll their pumpkins down the hill and watch the pumpkins get smashed! This event is FREE and open to the public.