How to Spend Your Chicago Trip this Fall: 7 Events You Can’t Miss

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October 18, 2018

There’s nothing like the autumn leaves changing in the beautiful Chicagoan parks set against the city’s skyline. The fall offers plenty of incredible events that you won’t want to miss; here are our 7 favorite events this autumn.

1. Corn Maze Outdoor Pop-Up Bar

Located near Goose Island, Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up gives Chicagoans a unique experience of a corn maze without having to travel outside of the city limits. This one-of-a-kind display will run each week from October 5 – November 3 on Thursdays through Sundays.

2. Chicago International Film Festival

From October 10 – 21, the Chicago International Film Festival will feature over 100 films at AMC River East 21. With every category of movie available for viewing, you’re sure to find more than a few to love.

3. Chicago Ideas Week

Check out the Chicago Ideas Week through Sunday, October 21st. Featuring over 200 experts in fields from politics to art to technology to fitness, this “ideas platform” truly has something for everyone.

4. Arts in the Dark

This Halloween art feature will be sure to captivate on Saturday, October 20th. The Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade of Artists will feature performers, artists, floats, and more, parading through downtown Chicago from Grant Park to State Street.

5. Spooky Zoo

On Saturday, October 27, you and the whole family will enjoy the free Spooky Zoo at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This trick-or-treating alternative features fun for the kids, including pumpkin carving, a corn maze, a ferris wheel ride, and much more.

6. Art on theMART

Featured on the three acre theMART building, Art on theMART is a large lighting installation that is bound to amaze. Enjoy the art installation from now until December 2018.

7. The Science Behind Pixar

The Science Behind Pixar at the Museum of Science and Industry will showcase the science and technology behind the beloved films and stories created by Pixar. Enjoy the exhibit between now and January 6, 2019 and get access to unique activities that will let your imagination fly.

Don’t miss these seven must-see events in Chicago this fall, and don’t forget to pick up your hop on hop off tour tickets to get a unique view of the city between events.