Our neighborhood’s small businesses and residents always go all-out for Halloween, hosting a variety of events, parties, and activities. To help you celebrate of Halloween in Ravenswood, the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce staff has collected details on all the local spooky celebrations and haunted happenings. For more on Halloween fun around the City, visit the Chicago’s official “Halloweek 2022” HQ at chicagohalloweek.org.
Ravenswood Costume Crawl
Your favorite local haunts are teaming up for an evening of treats and drinks! Come out for this new sweets and BOOze crawl and taste a fantastic selection of desserts, candy, and beer and cocktail samples as you explore neighborhood shops and restaurants. Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes from KOVAL Distillery!
Participating businesses include Amy’s Candy Bar, Artifact Events, Chicago’s Pizza, First Slice Pie Cafe, Gnome Brew, Hazel, Hazel Apparel, Hilary’s Cookies, KOVAL Distillery, Land & Lake, The Ravenswood Tavern, and XOchimilco. 5:30-8:30pm, along Montrose and Ravenswood Ave, $25, 21+
No Tricks, All Treats Pop-Up
A day of family-friendly Halloween fun, fall treats, and amazing local vendors! This year, we’re excited to move our pop-up to the beautiful Ainslie Arts Plaza. Shop seasonal goods and treats from some of your favorite small businesses while the kids enjoy free Halloween-themed fun. Costumes encouraged!
Participants businesses include Ambient Crystal, Backbone Spooktique, Billy Bricks Pizza, DFG Designs & The Alchemy Kitchen, FeltiFriends, Hello Boba, Hilary’s Cookies, Indie-Pendant, Kindred Woodworks, Lillstreet Art Center, Macramentadas, and more! 11am-4pm, 4836 N Lincoln Ave, FREE
Beetlejuice: A Pop-Up Bar for the Recently Deceased at Redline VR
Chicago’s #1 rated virtual reality bar and club is being taken over by “The Ghost with the Most” and his undead pals! Stop be Redline VR starting on 10/21 to enjoy spooky cocktails, costumed Beetlejuice characters, and some incredible photo opportunities. VIP experiences include virtual reality zombie shooting packages and a cocktail served by Beetlejuice himself! Visit redlinevr.com for more information and purchase VIP packages here. 4702 N Ravenswood Ave, 21+
More Halloween Events & Celebrations in Ravenswood
10/21, Ghost Printing at Lillstreet Art Center
Explore trace monotype and ghost printing for Halloween! Create wacky and spooky portraits of your fellow classmates as you learn a simple and direct printmaking method. Come alone or bring a friend. No experience is required; just come ready to have fun. Costumes are encouraged! All skill levels welcome Click here to register. 6-9pm, 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, $90
10/22, Pom-pom Pumpkins & Felt Earrings Workshop at Lillstreet Art Center
Celebrate the fall weather with handmade jewelry and accessories! Learn to make your own pom poms using a variety of orange yarn and decorate them to make tassels, keychains, and garlands. You will also cut out and decorate felt to make one-of-a-kind spooky clip-on earrings! At least one child and one adult must register. Click here to register. 10am, 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, $45
10/23, Fall Pumpkin Painting Workshop at KOVAL Distillery
Bring the whole family for a weekend pumpkin painting workshop on KOVAL Distillery’s patio! Join artist George Booker for a festive afternoon of pumpkin painting and cocktails. A special menu of fall-themed cocktails will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room.
Each ticket includes one pumpkin to paint, with instruction and inspiration from the artist. No tickets are required for non-pumpkin painters! All materials provided. All proceeds will be donated to After School Matters! Click here to register. 1pm, 4011 N Ravenswood Ave, $25
10/23, Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Ponnopozz
Join artist Adrianne Hawthorne as she leads you in a workshop about how to paint an artificial pumpkin in her style (or your own). This year, she’s painting artificial foam pumpkins (with realistic looking stems) so that they’ll last forever!
Each ticket includes one 6″ artificial white pumpkin for painting, all paint, brushes, and supplies. All attendees receive 15% off any shop purchase, as well as free fall themed snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non). Click here to register. 1pm and 4pm, 4839 N Damen Ave, $45
10/28, Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest & Party at Urban Pooch
Bites and nibbles for humans, themed photo backdrops, and lots of prizes! Socialize with other local dog owners and their pups, get your pooch’s picture taken by a professional photographer, and enter the most fun costume contest in Ravenswood! Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Scariest, Most Adorable, Most Original, Best Dog/Owner Combo, and Best Overall Costume. Click here to register. 6pm, 5400 N Damen Ave
10/28, Bottle Painting Workshop at KOVAL Distillery
Join artists George Booker and Mazi Cevallos at KOVAL for a festive evening of bottle painting and cocktails! Guests will receive a recycled KOVAL whiskey bottle to paint with a custom design, with instruction and inspiration from the artists. All materials provided. Halloween themed cocktails will be available for purchase. Click here to register. 6pm, 4241 N Ravenswood Ave, 21+, $35
10/29, Wag-O-Ween Dog Friendly Market at Bosly’s Backyard
Dress up your pup and come trick-or-treat at Bosly’s Backyard! Bosly’s is hosting 15 vendors offering your dogs lots of goodies. The market includes a pet-friendly Halloween-themed photo booth, mini-massages, pet baked goods, custom drawings, doggy and human apparel, accessories, and more!
Have a dog that doesn’t like crowds? That’s ok! You can still be a part of a community that supports and encourages small businesses and gives back to local dog rescues. Plus, your pup will love you for bringing them home treats! Click here to register. 12-4pm, 4011 N Ravenswood Ave, $10
10/29, Trick-or-Treat Event & Spooky Circus Show at Chase Park
Bring the kids to Chase Park for an afternoon of trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed circus performers! An hour of candy, treats, and costumes followed by a spooky performance at 4pm. 100% of ticket sales go to the Chase Park Teen Club. Click here to register. 3-5pm, 4701 N Ashland Ave, $5 per child / Adults are FREE
10/29, Storytelling & Cocktails with Solo Crowd at KOVAL Distillery
Grab a seat on the distillery platform for an evening of spooky storytelling to celebrate Halloween! KOVAL partnering with Solo Crowd, a solo performance and art collective dedicated to creating self-written, self-performed autobiographical solo performances. Arrive early to purchase cocktails at KOVAL’s tasting room, which will also host an the event After Party. Click here to register. 7pm, 4241 N Ravenswood Ave, 21+, FREE w/ RSVP