Who is ready for the second annual FREE Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade on Chicago Cultural Mile? The gathering takes place this Saturday, October 22 starting at 2 pm. (until 5 pm.) with a Festival in Millennium Park and Sir George Solti Garden. Last year the Chicago Cultural Mile Association launched one of Chicago’s most exciting, new initiatives, The Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade. 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 Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as unique local organizations like Louder Than a Bomb, 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.
Join in as we celebrate Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” with an afternoon festival and a magical nighttime parade! During the day, the Chicago Cultural Mile will be alive with family-friendly craft and dance workshops, live performances and a kids’ costume procession in Millennium and Grant Park. As dusk arrives, Chicago’s vast cultural community will dazzle you with a spectacle procession on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe. Drawing together world-renowned institutions including the Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as guilds of local artists and unique organizations like Louder Than a Bomb and Silent Theatre Company, this dramatic display will captivate an audience of all ages!
Please join us for the 2nd annual Halloween Gathering on Saturday October 22, 2016!
Daytime Festival 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Millennium Park and Sir George Solti Garden
Spectacle Parade 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along Columbus Dr. from Balbo St. to Monroe St.
The Daytime Festival and the Spectacle Parade are free and open to the public.