Halloween Fun Round Up: Events in and Around Town

Patch wants you and your family to enjoy the Halloween season, so we've put together a listing of some frightfully fun events and activities in Highland Park, Lake Forest and Deerfield leading up to the big trick-or-treat!

Fall is in the air, and events are abuzz as Halloween approaches! Check out the many activities for you and your family to get into the holiday spirit!


Trick or treating throughout Deerfield from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Halloween Hoopla, the Deerfield Park District's single biggest event of the year will have activities from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 and from 3 through 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Jewett Park.

Halloween Party for Children with Special Needs,  Deerfield Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff

Lake Forest Trick or Treating, Wednesday Oct. 31 from 4-8 p.m. There will also be trick-or-treating in downtown Lake Forest at select stores (look for the pumpkin sign on the window.) That lasts from 2 p.m. to close.

Lake Bluff Trick or Treating, Wednesday Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. The Lake Bluff Police Department will host its annual hot dog roast behind the public safety building during those hours. 

Lake Bluff Ghost Walk, Saturday Oct. 27 and Sunday Oct. 28, $25 for adults, $10 for students. Tours depart every 15 minutes, from 6-9 on Saturday and from 5-8 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the Lake Bluff History Museum or online .

Highland Park

Trick or Treating in Downtown Highland Park, Thursday, in the shops around Renaissance Place and Port Clinton Square, Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Families looking for the perfect Halloween destination are invited to Trick or Treat in downtown Highland Park

Michael’s Rockin’ Red Hot Haunted House, Thursday, at Michael's, Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a DJ performance by Mobile Music Entertainment and spooky special effects by Epic Entertainment.

Parents, you're invited to upload pictures or videos of your child in his or her Halloween costume, by clicking on the green camera above!

They have free hot dogs too?
Stevie Janowski October 18, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Moe you are probally like moe sizlack. You sound like a real winner. Please do not come to lake bluff. thank you lbpd
Mrs. H November 01, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Moe & Stevie -- grow up & don't be trolls.
Hummingbird_Lover November 01, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Had about 100 people come tonight for halloween. 95% were hispanic and 20% were adults without costumes in Lake Forest. I like the children but the adults were LOSERS! Was the same last year too!
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