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Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade 2019

The most fun fall event loved by kids and adults

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade in Chicago 2019 - Best Time
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The city of Chicago is known for its large artistic community, and Halloween is the time that proves it. There are many festive events and parades throughout the city which show its creative side. The most famous Halloween parade is the Arts in the Dark, a magical nighttime parade not just for kids but also, and mostly, for grown-ups! World-renowned institutions, as well as artists of all kinds, come together to celebrate one of Chicago's favorite days known as the “artist’s holiday”.

Arts in the Dark 2019
Arts in the Dark
Arts in the Dark 2019
Arts in the Dark

This family-friendly parade of zombies, vampires, and skeletons begins at dusk. It also includes live music, colorful floats, amazing giant puppets, and lots of fun. The parade is organized by LUMA8 (8 creative leaders whose work can be seen everywhere in Chicago).

Arts in the Dark 2019
Arts in the Dark

The Parade moves along Columbus Dr. northward from Balbo Ave. to Monroe St.

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade in Chicago - Best Season 2019

Other Halloween events in Chicago include festivities at Navy Pier which end with holiday fireworks. And that's just one part of their Halloween celebration. You can also visit a haunted spin on the Amazing Chicago Maze. And finally, there is the Northalsted Halloween Parade in downtown Chicago which is loved and adored by many locals!

 Northalsted Halloween Parade 2019
Northalsted Halloween Parade