We love Halloween so much here at Navy Pier that we’re not limiting ourselves to just a haunted house (although it is terrifying!), we have a whole list of fun activities you can do from now until All Hallows Eve! From watching artist Steve Dahlke carve a 500-lb. pumpkin to costume contests and trick or treating, we have it all!
Show off your kids’ scariest costumes right here at the Pier on our trick-or-treating days! Dress up, trick-or-treat and have fun celebrating Halloween for three days at Navy Pier. Children ages 12 and under in costume are invited to take part in trick-or-treating throughout the Pier! Put on their cutest/scariest/prettiest/most creative costume and join in on the fun night by collecting all the candy you can handle!
Come down any of these dates for trick-or-treating at Navy Pier:
Saturday Oct. 26th, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 27th, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 31st, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special thanks to the Ferrara Candy Company for providing the treats! Quantities are limited so make sure you get here early.
As you’re running around Navy Pier dressed in your best Halloween costume, register to participate in Navy Pier’s third annual Costume Contest on Saturday, October 26 in the Family Pavilion! Prizes will be given to the first, second and third place winners in two categories: child and adult. Pay attention adults: The first prize for adult costume 2 free tickets on American Airlines!
Additional prizes will be provided by Absolutely Segway, Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, America’s Dog, Billy Goat Tavern, Bubba Gump, Carnelli’s Deli, Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Connie’s Pizza, The Fear haunted House, Haagen-Dazs, Harry Caray’s Tavern on the Pier, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Riva, Shoreline Sightseeing, Spirit of Chicago, and Winter Wonder Fest!
The children’s contest (17 and under) starts at 3 p.m. and the adult contest (18 and over) starts at 7 p.m.
When you’re moving from trick-or-treating to the costume contest, make sure to find glow and fire spinners that will be performing to your favorite Halloween tunes from the Zombie Zydeco Band! The glow and fire spinners will be out October 26 & 27 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. on Dock Street! The Zombie Zydeco Band will be playing live October 26 and 27 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. If you’re making it out again on Halloween, you can see the band performing again at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.!
In between trick-or-treating and participating in the costume contest, there’s always THE FEAR Haunted House, where you can join in on a zombie hunt! All you need is a paintball gun, a dozen paintballs, and some courage! It’s really easy to turn one Halloween adventure into a whole day at Navy Pier! Don’t forget to grab lunch at one of our delicious restaurants to keep your monsters spirits high.
Navy Pier is the place to be this Halloween season – so join us for all the festivities! Happy Haunting!