What: Arts in the Dark
When: October 20, 6-8pm
Where: On Columbus Dr. moving North from Balbo to Monroe St.
This festive parade showcases Chicago’s diverse creative community through a nighttime parade. Featuring unique floats, giant puppets, live music, this proves to be a great experience for the whole family.
What: Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
When: October 19-21
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo embraces autumn in Chicago with its fourth annual Fall Fest, a free, family-friendly event celebrating harvest fun in the heart of the city. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo including: a Ferris wheel, a corn maze, a corn pool, a fun slide, inflatable obstacle course, animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch, and professional pumpkin carvers.
What: Adler Planetarium
Where: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
When: October 21
The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe. Explore this prominent Chicago sight on one of the Free Museum Days, with programs and shows available at no cost to all Illinois residents.
From Cosmic Wonder to Planet Nine and Skywatch Live, kids and adults alike will find here something for them!
What: Fitness classes at Navy Pier
Where: Navy Pier 700 E. Grand, Wave Wall Performance Platform
When: October 20 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Did you know that as part of Navy Pier’s transformation they are now offering free fitness classes most of the year? VIBEUP Yoga Social features weekly rotating teachers and class styles from Chicago’s top yoga studios, where guests of all ages and experience levels are welcome to master the art of Zen with guidance from some of Chicago’s top yoga instructors. Bring a yoga mat and a friend along every Saturday morning at 9am in the Crystal Gardens!
What: Free films at Chicago Cultural Center
Where: 78 E. Washington, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
When: Saturday, October 20, 2-4pm
WTTW presents Community Cinema in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Attend a free screening and discussion about an award-winning documentary every third Saturday of the month.