10 Family-Friendly Activities This Month in Chicago

October is filled with activities perfect for the whole family. From Halloween-themed events to classic farmers markets, here’s what to do with the family this month.

 

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Hofbräuhaus Chicago Oktoberfest

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What: Food, fun and more in the sister location to the original in Munich, Germany. Check out traditional German fare and music along with kids’ parades and other family-friendly activities.

Where: Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018

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When: Now through October 29, Sunday-Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am – 2am

 

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Pumpkin Patch in the Hard Rock Cafe Parking Lot

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What: A somewhat traditional pumpkin patch in the heart of the city. Pick up your pumpkins, gourds and more along with costumes and carving kits.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, 63 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60654

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When: Now through November 3 from 10am – 8pm

 

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Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo

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What: A family-friendly event in the city that has corn mazes, a Ferris wheel and hay wagon rides.

Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 29 from 10am to 5pm

 

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Maxwell Street Market

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What: A Mexican-inspired outdoor market that sells jewelry and crafts. Come hungry for traditional Mexican street food and live music.

Where: Maxwell Street Market, 800 South Des Plaines Street, Chicago, IL 60607

When: Every Sunday from 7am to 3pm

 

Cascade Drive-In

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What: Take your family back in time to one of the last operating drive-in theaters in Chicago. Cascade features classic and throwback films that the whole family will enjoy.

Where: Cascade Drive-In, 1100 East North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185

When: Now through November 30 at 7pm

 

Boo! at the Zoo

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What: The classic Halloween event returns to Brookfield Zoo this month. Check out hayrides, pumpkin carving, and costume contests for $10.50 per child and $15 per adult.

Where: Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513

When: October 21 and 28 from 10am to 4pm

 

Glenview Farmers Market

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What: Your standard fresh food-filled farmers market that also offers live entertainment and activities for the kids.

Where: Historic Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road, Glenview, IL 60025

When: Every Saturday from 8am to noon

 

Spooky Zoo Spectacular at LPZ

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What: All of your classic Halloween activities like trick-or-treating and crafts, all in one place. And it’s free!

Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

When: October 28 from 10am to 1pm

 

34th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

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Photo Credit: Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

What: The largest annual children’s film festival is making its 34th appearance in Chicago. With only $6 for admission for children, it’s a wallet-friendly activity for the whole family.

Where: Various theaters in and around Chicago

When: October 27 through November 5, showtimes vary

 

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Chicago

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What: Trick-or-treating for Legos and scavenger hunts are available Halloween weekend at LEGOLAND. Children wearing costumes get $5 off regular admission.

Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

When: Oct. 27-31 from 10am to 7pm

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