Halloween Happenings

Waukegan Park District Celebrates Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with the Waukegan Park District! We will be offering spooktacular virtual and in-person programs and events for the community.

2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

The Waukegan Park District invites families to celebrate Halloween at the 2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Trail on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 3pm at Bowen Park, located at 1800 N. Sheridan Road. The event will feature an enchanted trail with professionally costumed characters. Children will receive a treat bag at the end of the trail, while supplies last. The 2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Trail is free and pre-registration is not required to attend.

Halloween-themed Programs

What’s better than buying something? Creating it! With your own unique style, create a dreamcatcher to decorate your room or home.

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Bevier Center
Fee: $4 (Residents) / $6 (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

Reading is fun! Join our reading sessions to stimulate the brain, improve vocabulary, and language skills to a growing toddler.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here

Looking to decorate the outside of your home with Halloween decorations? Why not make your own? You will learn how to make a ghost, a tombstone, and other fun items to scare trick-or-treaters. Registration is per person, all craft materials provided.

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Belvidere Recreation Center
Fee: $3 (Residents) / $5 (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

With different gems and art supplies, come decorate a small pumpkin to take home for the season.

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 10am to 11:30am
Location: Bevier Center
Fee: $6 (Residents) / $8 (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

As the sun sets over the Wisconsin woods, a rowdy band of scouts gather for the nightly meeting of the Silly Scary Stories Club. Audiences will assist the storytellers as they strive to outdo their friends and weave the creepiest yarn around the campfire. But which tale will be the scariest: the kid who threw trash on the ground, the bodybuilders who wasted food, or the royal badger and his selfish king? “Reduce, reuse, and recycle” are the lessons at the heart of this family-friendly variety show. V

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here

The Waukegan Park District is hosting an October Family Swim Night at the Indoor Aquatics Center, located at 800 Baldwin Avenue in the Field House Sports, Fitness & Center. Join us for snacks, swimming, a costume contest, and pumpkin carving!
Admission to the indoor aquatics center will be $4 per resident family and $6 per nonresident family. Proof of residency can be provided with government-issued identification card (i.e., state identification and driver’s license), foreign government identification card issued in the United States (i.e., consular identification cards) or a current bill (within the last ninety days), including utility, credit card, phone, and mortgage bills. Children 13 and younger, without an ID, accompanied by an adult will use that adult’s residency verification.
For more information, contact Cameron at ccrombie@waukeganparks.org or (847) 782-3621.

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Location: Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center
Fee: $4 per family (Residents) / $6 per family (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

 

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 5:30pm to 9pm
Location: Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center
Fee: Free (Members) / $10 (Non-Members)
Registration: Click Here

Boo! Yum! We are making party treats for your Halloween Party! Learn how to make delicious food like hot dog zombies, and so much more! Registration is per person. Take home the goodies and and recipes at the end of class.

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Location: Jane Addams Center
Fee: $4 (Residents) / $6 (Nonresidents)
Registration: Click Here

 

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 9am to 10am
Location: Hinkston Park
Fee: Free
Registration: N/A

Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past in this guided tour. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three (3) miles and will last two hours.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Douglas House
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here

Learn the haunted and strange stories of Waukegan’s past in this guided tour. The tour starts outside of the Douglas House in Upton Park. The tour will cover three (3) miles and will last two hours.

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Douglas House
Fee: Free
Registration: Click Here

The Waukegan Park District invites families to celebrate Halloween at the 2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Trail on Saturday, October 30 from 1pm to 3pm at Bowen Park, located at 1800 N. Sheridan Road. The event will feature an enchanted trail with professionally costumed characters. Children will receive a treat bag at the end of the trail, while supplies last. The 2021 Halloween Trick or Treat Trail is free and pre-registration is not required to attend.

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: Bowen Park
Fee: Free
Registration: N/A

How to Carve a Pumpkin / Como escarbar y tallar una calabaza

This pumpkin season, learn how to carve your own pumpkin with spooky faces to display at your home for Halloween!