Lincoln Park invaded by witches and ghouls for annual Spooktacular

Halloween Party On October 26, Clark Street will transform into a spook-sational Halloween wonderland with fun activities for adults and kids of all ages during Lincoln Park’s annual Clark Street Spooktacular!

Some of the festivities featured this year are street magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, Halloween inflatables and characters in costume strolling along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey.

The festivities run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and there will be trick-or-treating at participating establishments throughout. At 3 p.m. the Spooktacular Costume Contest takes over and children can have a ball entering the “best dressed” contest for a chance to win fun prizes!

Also at 3 p.m. the Best of Scarecrow winners will be announced at 2324 N. Clark. Starting on October 12, street merchants began displaying their scarecrow creations in front of their businesses for the annual Scarecrows on Parade. Beginning this Saturday, Oct. 12, dozens of Clark Street merchants will display original creations in front of their business for a chance to enter the contest. Chicago residents are encouraged to vote on their favorite one, and when they do, they automatically enter for a chance to win more than $800 in prizes! To cast you vote, go to VisitClarkStreet.com

On top of all that, there will be live entertainment performed by Nothing Without a Company at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Clark and Belden.

Registration to attend, trick-or-treat check in, maps of participating establishments, refreshments, crafts and games will all be available at the Spooktacular Headquarters located on 2320 N. Clark.

Come in costume or come in everyday clothes, bring your family, your kids or your friends—even dogs are welcome—just come out and partake in all the fun festivities this year’s Spooktacular has to offer!