October looks good on Oak Park. Cold and foggy air makes the colors around town more vibrant and the world-renowned architecture pops against the increasingly earlier sunsets. The brick pavers of Marion Street are flanked with mums and dried corn stalks signaling the beginning of this iconic season around town. Here are some upcoming events to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Fright at Night
Join us for the popular annual Fright at Night at the Oak Park Conservatory. The Bootanical Conservatory promises to bring tricks, treats and Halloween fun. Limited tickets will be available at the door, based on availability. Family friendly. All ages welcome.
More detail and registration instructions here
$5 in advance, $7 at-the-door (limited availability)
Entry times: 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 p.m.
Haunted Trolley & Murder Mystery Adventure
The Park District of Oak Park puts on a roaring twenties themed murder mystery event that includes small bites at a themed conservatory, drinks at the Cheney Mansion (spooky!) and an evening in the Austin Gardens speakeasy. Cost is $75 per person. Costumes are encouraged and tickets include food and two drinks per person.
Oct. 26 from 6-9:30 p.m. or 7-10:30 p.m.
21+ register here
Tricks, Treats & Trails
Dress your prized pooch up for an afternoon of trick or treating around Maple Park, costume contests, music, snacks and more! Fun prizes will be awarded to a variety of our costume contest participants. This program is put on in partnership with the Animal Care League. $5 of your registration fee goes to the Animal Care League. Each dog must have a ticket in order to attend.
Oct. 28 from 2-3 p.m.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours
Each year, the Village Board sets the official hours for Halloween trick or treating. Typically, the hours are 3 to 7 p.m., Oct. 31. For more information on trick-or-treating hours, call 708.358.5670 or email email@example.com.
Screening of Hotel Transylvania 3
Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Lake Theatre – no cost