Join us for the 3rd Annual The Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade on October 21, 2017!
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Millennium Park will be brought to life with family-friendly activities including free performances, arts and crafts, pop-up installations, and interactive experiences galore!
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – As dusk arrives, our creative communities will assemble for a powerful procession filled with large spectacle, costumes, performances, music, dance, dramatic lighting, moving platforms and more! The parade, traveling north on Columbus Ave. from E. Balbo St. to Monroe St., and will be led by a new class of Creative Spirit Fellows, 13 of Chicago’s most influential creative leaders!
The Daytime Festival and the Spectacle Parade are free and open to the public.
STAY SAFE – HAVE FUN
Having a safe and fun parade experience for spectators is most important to the Chicago Cultural Mile Association. So please follow these procedures to help ensure everyone’s safety.
* We strongly discourage the wearing of facemasks by children, because they can obscure their vision in a crowded area in a nighttime environment. Teen and adult spectators cannot wear facemasks. Instead, please feel free to use face paint, wigs, etc.
* The parade area will be monitored by Chicago Police, Private Security Officers, Parade Marshals and Staff and other Emergency Response Personnel. If you have a problem of an emergency nature, please contact those responders along the parade route for assistance.
* PLEASE NOTE: NO BACKPACKS, LARGE BAGS, LAWN CHAIRS OR LARGE UMBRELLAS ARE ALLOWED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE
And Always Remember…”If you see something…Say something!”