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This powerful event gathered Chicago’s vast and diverse creative communities for an afternoon festival culminating with a magical nighttime parade. Drawing together world-renowned institutions including The Field Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Museum of Science and Industry, as well as unique local organizations like Young Chicago Authors, Silent Theatre Company, and guilds of artists in assorted fields. This dramatic display activated Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” along one of the most prestigious cultural avenues in the world!

The Halloween Gathering is an initiative of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association. By bringing the power of Chicago’s creative communities to life, The Halloween Gathering is on its way to becoming one of Chicago’s iconic annual events.  Join us for our second year as we unleash the City’s creative forces and celebrate that which is at the heart of Chicago itself – its dynamic cultural community. The creative communities plant their flag, celebrating their importance to the cultural, educational and economic vitality of the city.