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October 2022 events calendar for Chicago

Plot out your October in Chicago with our calendar of things to do, including the best theater and concerts

Zach Long
Emma Krupp
Written by
Zach Long
&
Emma Krupp
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Welcome to October, a month full of crisp air, peak fall foliage in Chicago and plenty of spooky fun—what more could you ask for? When you're not diving head-on into fall activities at the best pumpkin patches near Chicago or going leaf-peeping at your favorite nearby park, try exploring the return of Open House Chicago's in-person architectural programming, a festival dedicated to apples and one of the country's largest LGBTQ+ film festivals. Plus, celebrate Halloween in Chicago with jack-o'-lantern walks, haunted houses, horror movie marathons and even more ghoulish events. Ready for apple cider, cozy sweaters and everything autumnal? Check out the rest of the best things do to in Chicago this October. 

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