October 2018 Community Events
October is filled with amazing Fall and Halloween-centric events every family can enjoy! Discover what all the local park districts are doing to make the most of the mild weather and nostalgic season.
Glen Ellyn October 2018 Events
When: Saturday, October 13th | 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Maryknoll Park | 845 Pershing Avenue
This event is perfect for giving your small children the full Halloween experience. Aimed at children ages 2-8 years activities will include storytelling, trick or treating, and music. Boo Bash is an event held by the Glen Ellyn park district, registration is required. The event costs $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Register here.
Pumpkins on the Green
When: Various Times | October 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
Where: Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf Course | 845 Pershing Avenue
Change up your annual pumpkin patch routine this year and check out this great event, held the last two weekends of October. Bring out the whole family to play mini golf and make a night of it. They even provide tools for pumpkin carving on the patio! Learn more here.
Halloween Festival and Parade
When: Saturday, October 27th | 9:45 AM to 1 PM
Where: Downtown Glen Ellyn
Join the citizens of Glen Ellyn at the annual Halloween Festival and Parade. There will be trick or treating at the downtown storefronts and plenty of spooky themed activities for the kids. The event takes place from. Learn more here.
Pumpkin Flotilla Fest
When: Sunday, October 21st | 4 PM to 7 PM
Where: Lake Ellyn Park | 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Get ready for a night of festive fun at this unique event. Activities include pumpkin carving, bounce houses, games, and live music. The night culminates in the sendoff of off the illuminated carved pumpkins onto Lake Ellyn. Entrance to the event is free but pumpkins and food and beverages will be available for a fee. Learn more here.
Wheaton October 2018 Events
Cosley Zoo Spooktacular
When: Friday, October 26th | 5:30 PM to 7 PM and 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Cosley Zoo | 1356 North Gary Avenue
Cosley Zoo in Wheaton is a wonderful place to take your family any time of the year. This seasonal event is perfect for young ones that aren’t particularly ready for the gory Halloween festivities. They have an assortment of animals to see, crafts to create, and games to play, all in the spirit of the season! Space is limited so be sure to pre-register here.
When: Saturday, October 13th | 4 PM to 10 PM
Where: Memorial Park | 208 W Union Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187
Everyone loves a great Octoberfest. Wheaton’s is no exception, they boast a beer garden, live music, and plenty of activities for kids to partake in. The event runs from 4pm to 10pm. It is a free event but a donation of $5 to the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation is encouraged. Learn more here.
Wheaton Trunk or Treat
When: Sunday, October 28th | 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: St. Matthew United Church of Christ| 1420 S Gables Blvd, Wheaton
Enjoy the popular spin on conventional door to door trick or treating. Church volunteers from St. Matthew United Church of Christ will hand out candy from their decorated trunks at this family friendly event. Great for younger children. The church will hand out snacks and host games inside as well. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, October 27th | 10 AM to 1 PM
Where: | Downtown Wheaton
Get ready for a jam packed event full of activities all throughout the afternoon. Start off the day with trick or treating at storefronts through the downtown area. Then take your pick of activities ranging from face painting to free hay rides and much more. Get all the details here.
Lombard October 2018 Events
Candlelight Cemetery Tour
When: Thursday, October 18th | 7 PM
Where: Lombard Cemetery | South Main Street
Join a guided tour of Lombard Cemetery at 7pm to learn about the history of the cemetery as well as the people that lie there. The tour is led by the Lombard Historical Society Executive Director Sarah Richardt. Tickets to the event cost $5. Buy tickets here.
Spiritualism, Spooky Stories and Tarot Readings
When: Thursday, October 25th | 7 PM
Where: Lombard Historical Society | 23 W Maple Street
Prepare for a night of spooky stories and spiritualism at this unique event. Have your tarot read in the gazebo and listen to stories of the mourning traditions during the Victorian Era. The event costs $5. You can purchase tickets here.
Fall Haunted Wine Walk and Shop
When: Saturday, October 27th | TBD Time
Where: Famous Liquors | 105 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL
Do you miss trick or treating as a child? Relive your youth with an adult only version of the childhood tradition. Walk through downtown Lombard and enjoy snacks and beer/wine tastings at each location (10-15 businesses). This event helps fund the annual Lilac Festival in the spring. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online or at the door. Learn more here.
Other Events Around DuPage County, October 2018
When: Friday, October 26th | 12:30 PM
Where: Downtown Downers Grove
Make the most out of the last days of the Halloween season and join the costume parade in Downtown Downers grove. Grab a coffee from Caribou Coffee and head across the street at noon to parade through the streets. Event takes place from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Learn more here.
Haunted Forest Tour
When: Saturday, October 20th | 5 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Diane Main Park | 200 W. 59th Street, Westmont, IL 60559
Enjoy a tour through the haunted forest of Diane Main Park. The first part of the tour is on foot and the second half includes a wagon ride. For the smaller children they recommend their “Merry Monsters Matinee” from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Tickets are $6 per person. Get all the details here.