After staging a social distance-friendly, "upside down" version of the annual parade last year—in which participants drove through a route thronged by costumed performers and puppeteers—Arts in the Dark returns to State Street for an art-centric procession along State Street to close out Chicago's "Halloweek" of holiday festivities (though the upside down version of the parade will still take place in Washington Park a few days earlier).
It's the weekend of Halloween in Chicago, and you'll have no problem finding a place to show off your costume this weekend. The Arts on the Dark parade will march down State Street on Saturday night, while the Northalsted Halloween Parade takes over Halsted Street in Lakeview on Sunday evening. You can also attendee a throwback ’80s event at Time Out Market Chicago, see the new Candyman movie at Cherry Circle Room or attend a Halloween ball at the Congress Plaza Hotel. Plus, "The Office Experience" is welcoming guests (feel free to dress up in a suit) and you can throw on your dancing shoes as electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso headlines the Aragon. After you stock up on candy to give away (or eat yourself) catch up on the best things to do in Chicago this weekend.
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