Throughout the month of October, Naperville area residents can join in on a variety of Halloween-themed activities offered by the Naperville Park District.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 5, the Park District will host Summer Place Theatre’s Ghost Stories in the Park…In the Dark at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion. Tickets are available at the door or through the Naperville Park District at www.napervilleparks.org or at the administrative offices at 320 W. Jackson Ave. Shows run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings Oct. 5–7 and Oct. 12-14. This event is appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up.
Halloween Hayrides provide an opportunity for kids and parents to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and enjoy a hayride along the wooded trails at Seager Park or Knoch Knolls Park. The registration fee includes hot chocolate and apple cider for all participants and Halloween treat bags for children ages 1-12. The Knoch Knolls hayrides are available on Oct. 21 and 27 and the Seager Park hayrides are offered on Oct. 20.
The Scare-illon concert will feature both classical and popular music with spooky and atmospheric themes. Special guests this year include Élan Dance Company dancers, who will dance to the live Carillon music. Élan Dance Company also will perform at Naper Settlement’s All Hallows Eve on October 19 and 20 during the evening’s events. Élan Dance Company is a program of the Naperville Park District and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Scare-illon concert, scheduled from 7 to 8PM on Saturday, Oct. 27, will include a live video feed from the playing cabin to a large monitor on the plaza in front of the tower. As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. The Naperville Park District will provide Halloween treats for the audience.
Halloween Happening will take place at the Grand Pavilion at the Riverwalk from 1 to 4PM on Sunday, Oct. 28. This free event is designed to delight children ages 10 and under, with four themed areas, where they can collect treats, play games and win prizes.
For more information visit www.napervilleparks.org.