Boo to you from our crew at Heron! Celebrate this Halloween with some of the city’s most spooktacular and haunting events. From a rooftop Halloween Costume Party, to a seasonal pumpkin scrub massage, there is something for everyone!

Spooky Scary Events in Chicagoland

First Folio Theatre is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Joseph Zettelmaier’s THE JIGSAW BRIDE, running through November 14th, 2021. A mesmerizing tale of gothic horror and suspense, THE JIGSAW BRIDE transports the audience to the world of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, where 100 years have passed and something or someone lies in the ruins of the infamous Castle of Dr. Frankenstein. A perfect production for crisp fall nights that invites us to question what makes us (in)human and to explore the depths we will go to in the name of scientific discovery. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit here.

Happy hauntingOffshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago’s most popular destinations located on the third floor of Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Ave, is thrilled to host two Halloween themed events throughout October to get Chicagoans spooked. The two inclusive events will include a themed Paint and Sip party with local studio Pinot’s Palette on Wednesday, October 20, along with a Halloween Costume Party for those looking to slay on Saturday, October 30. Tickets to both events are limited, and available now for purchase.

First-time painters and experienced artists are invited to join Offshore as they partner with Pinot’s Palette for a spooky painting party on Wednesday, October 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Patrons will be led through a Halloween-inspired skyline painting led by a local artist from Pinot’s Palette. Tickets for the paint and sip event, each $68, include two glasses of house red, white, or rose wine, along with paint supplies, a blank canvas and aprons. Additional drinks will also be available for purchase during the event. The evening will take place indoors on the rooftop in Offshore’s airy glass atrium, which includes collapsible floor to ceiling windows that give a great indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Tickets are limited and can be purchased by clicking here.  

Best buds and boos 21+ are also invited to Offshore’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30 beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $95 each, and include access to a premium four-hour bar, along with decadent passed bites. Throughout the night, there will also be a costume contest with over $2,000 of prizes and a complimentary hotel stay at Sable at Navy Pier for the first-place winner who killedthe competition, along with plenty music, dancing and more. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Please note, tickets to both events are non-refundable, and masks are required upon entry, exit, and movement around the space. For more information, please visit the Offshore website at or call 312-535-6660. Offshore is easily accessible through Navy Pier. Guests can select Offshore Rooftop from Rideshare App, and be dropped at the North Dock as far east as possible. Please enter Offshore doors on the North Dock at the turnaround point. Private events are available for groups 15-900 for those planning their upcoming holiday events.

Float into the fall season with City Cruises Chicago! Patrons looking for something fun to do to outside as the temps begin to cool can choose between Brunch on the River and Lake; Chicago Lake Lunch; Chicago River Architectural tours; Dinner on the Lake and River; Sights & Sips Cruise on the Chicago River and Lake; and the Seadog, the turbo-charged speedboat cruise offering both extreme thrill rides for adventure seekers and educational tours. Also, guests are invited to embark on a boat tour that explores Chicago’s spooky past while cruising through some of the city’s most beautiful architecture. The Seadog River & Lake Haunted Tour will divulge the many secrets, spirits, scandals, and sins of the Windy Cindy through spine-tingling tales of mysterious supernatural occurrences and infamous figures. The 75-minute tour along the Chicago River encourages guests to dress up in costume and to bring their dogs along for the ride (for free!) Tickets can be found here.

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with Halloween icons like Michael Myers, Freddy, and Chucky? Well, your favorite slashers are headed to Lincoln Park this Halloween season! Chicago’s favorite pop-up bar, Replay Lincoln Park, is welcoming Halloween enthusiasts to their latest pop-up, Slasher Museum. This latest pop-up will feature death scenes courtesy of infamous slashers including Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, and more! Fans can expect themed trivia throughout the month, along with costume contests, live DJ schedules, a deliciously deadly cocktail list, and much more. Visit the Replay website for more details by clicking here.

Fall Fun Throughout Chicago

Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity this Halloween season? Kennedy Rooftop is hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Party on Saturday, October 23rd. From 11am to 1pm, little ghouls, goblins, and witches can decorate their own pumpkin and munch on yummy lunch. Open to ages five through 11, each ticket is $30 per child and includes a pumpkin, paint, decorating supplies, lunch, and treats. Book your spot now by calling (773) 384-8280.

‘Tis almost the season to spend time celebrating at The Forester Hotel. The North Shore’s stunning new property located in nature-rich Lake Forest is offering party planners with an early holiday gift. Now through October 31, the hotel is offering two complimentary enhancements with the booking of an upcoming event, with offerings ranging from champagne toasts for the crowd to an overnight stay in one of their beautiful new guestrooms. With ample meeting and event space, The Forester offers the perfect space for every party, from intimate affairs to large celebrations. To inquire about an event or book to receive your complimentary enhancements, please visit

Since opening in 1924, the Roseland Community Hospital has been offering comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Chicago’s far South Side neighborhoods, including outpatient services, a well-known Obstetrics Unit, behavioral health services, and most recently plays host to a COVID-19 clinic. The Hospital, which is located in the Greater Roseland Area at 45 W. 111th St., is open 24-hours, and strives to satisfy the community and offer quality resources to each individual, a mission it has maintained since its inception. They will be celebrating Halloween by distributing healthy and sweet treats at their Trunk or Treat event on October 31st. For more information on Roseland and their upcoming Giving Back events, or read about ways you can donate back to the hospital, by clicking here.

Just in time for Halloween, Thorn Restaurant & Lounge, located in the The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel, located at 5200 Pearl St., is thrilled to partner with The Prisoner Wine Company for an exclusive Prisoner Wine Dinner on Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. The special two-hour evening will be hosted by John Samaritano, a WSET III certified sommelier, and will feature a custom four-course menu perfectly crafted and complemented by Thorn’s Executive Chef Nicholas Malloy. Tickets are $110 per person, and are available now to purchase. Tickets are extremely limited, and will sell out. Purchase your seats today by clicking here.

Would you rather sit back and relax this holiday season? Sable at Navy Pier is offering a Waterfront Wellness Package to help alleviate any stress and anxiety from this past year. Patrons are invited to experience a wave of calm by offering 15% off your upcoming hotel stay, along with complimentary CBD gummies and Quatreau CBD-infused sparkling water when you book a 50-minute in-room massage that features a seasonal pumpkin scrub at $150 for one, or $300 for two. Sable at Navy Pier is the first hotel to break ground and make waves on one of the city’s most iconic and historic landmarks, offers sweeping, unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, truly unlike any other. Click hereto learn more or book today.

Throwing a Halloween party of your own and in need of perfectly spooky decorations? Look no further than Luft Balloons! Celebrate spooky season in style with several Halloween-themed balloons and bursts including inflatable ghouls, bats, and pumpkins, and more. To browse Luft’s offerings, please visit

There’s nothing scarier than unhealthy indoor air quality! Now through October 31st, enjoy 20% off EZ Breathe and experience clean and healthy living at home. The EZ Breathe Ventilation System has the ability to help alleviate many common homeowner concerns such as mildew odors, mold growth, pet dander, dust mites, humidity and moisture, pollen, chemical smells, leaving homes feeling fresh and allergen-free. For more information on EZ Breathe and its products benefits, call 866.822.7328 or visit