UPSIDE DOWN Halloween Parade

Saturday - October 22, 2022


Washington Park


Check back here for details regarding the 4th Annual UPSIDE DOWN Halloween Parade in Washington Park!

Last year's event took place on Russell Drive and featured dance performances, circus acrobats, musical groups, sports mascots and more.  Families dressed in their Halloween costumes and enjoyed a complimentary goody bag courtesy of Blommer Chocolate Company, Mars Wrigley and other local candy companies.

This is a free, family-friendly event.



Saturday - October 28th, 2023


State Street moving south from

Lake to Van Buren

We can't wait for the 9th Annual Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade on historic State Street! Check back here for more details!

Arts in the Dark is a magical evening parade that celebrates Halloween as the “artist’s holiday.”  The event draws together world-renowned institutions like the Joffrey Ballet, celebrated Chicago organizations like Lookingglass Theatre Company, important programs like After School Matters and aspiring artists in every field.  It is a dazzling production that delights the audience with unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances – all set against the backdrop of historic State Street.

This is a free, family-friendly event.