Embrace the crisp fall days with exciting activities that’ll make your autumn glow. From checking out charming boutiques to savoring pumpkin spice treats at seasonal festivals, there is so much to see and enjoy. Venture into fall foliage trails and local landmarks to infuse a dash of adventure into your autumn plans. Don’t miss out on these activities scheduled for this weekend to fully savor the changing leaves!
Pork, Pints, and Pumpkins at The Peckish Pig
Indulge in the flavors of fall at The Peckish Pig‘s Fall Pig Roast! This mouthwatering event promises delicious food and craft brews that will warm your spirits. Gather with friends and family in a cozy, festive atmosphere, where the aroma of the roast fills the air, and live music sets the perfect backdrop.
Date: October 1
Location: The Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St, Evanston
More info: thepeckishpig.com
Rock Out at Blocktoberfest
Get ready to celebrate community and autumn vibes at Glenview’s Blocktoberfest! Enjoy family-friendly fun as the neighborhood comes alive with music, games, food trucks, and local vendors. Embrace the crisp fall air and immerse yourself in the festive spirit while savoring delicious treats and exploring unique crafts.
Date: September 30
Location: Glenview Road between Church and Pine St, Glenview
More info: glenviewblocktoberfest.com
A Night Out at the Theatre
Experience the enchanting world of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice at Writers Theatre! This spellbinding play reimagines the classic Greek myth through the eyes of Eurydice, exploring themes of love, memory, and the afterlife. With lyrical prose and a touch of magical realism, Ruhl transports audiences to a dreamlike underworld where Eurydice embarks on a surreal journey to reunite with her lost love, Orpheus. Don’t miss this thought-provoking production that promises to captivate your heart and imagination.
Date: Runs through October 22
Time: 3PM and 7:30PM
Location: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe
More info: writerstheatre.org
Get Wild at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fall Fest
Step into a world of autumn enchantment at the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest! You’ll find many fun seasonal activities, including pumpkin patches, hayrides, animal encounters, and a marketplace filled with treats and crafts. Whether you’re admiring the animal exhibits or enjoying the crisp air while sipping on warm apple cider, the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest promises a memorable, autumnal experience!
Date: Opens September 29
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2234 N Cannon Dr
More info: lpzoo.org
A Night at the Theatre at Congo Square
Welcome to Matteson, the captivating play produced by Congo Square Theatre and written by Inda Craig-Galvan, invites audiences on a poignant and thought-provoking journey into the heart of a suburban community facing profound challenges and transformation. With a blend of humor, heartache, and hope, this play is a gripping theatrical experience that beautifully captures the essence of community.
Date: Runs through October 1
Time: 2PM and 7PM
Location: Abbott Hall Wirtz Theatre, 710 N DuSable Lake Shore Dr
More info: congosquaretheatre.org
Enjoy the Wares at the Englewood Village Market
The Englewood Village Market offers an array of local flavors, artisanal crafts, and live music. With a range of vendors showcasing everything from fresh produce to handmade treasures, it’s a true celebration of the neighborhood. Come stroll the vibrant stalls, savor delicious bites and enjoy the fall weather!
Date: September 30
Location: Englewood Village Plaza, 58th and Halsted St
More info: eventbrite.com
Get into Spooky Season with A Walking Tour
Explore some of Chicago’s dark history with Haunted by Our Dark Side: Death, Depravity, and Dark Tourism. Discover the true stories behind Chicago’s most notorious figures and explore the origins of ghost stories and hauntings in the city. You’ll visit eerie interiors and places that bear witness to Chicago’s haunting past, from the Haymarket Affair to the Iroquois Fire, during the two-hour walking tour. Step into the shadows and join this spine-tingling journey through Chicago’s dark side.
Date: Every Saturday
Location: Starting at the Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl
More info: insidechicagowalkingtours.com
Bear Down with Harry’s Tavern
Kick off your Bears game in style with the Park, Tailgate, and Sail event at Harry’s Tavern at Navy Pier. Reserve a spot to enjoy a specialty tailgate menu, discounted parking for the game, and free water taxi tickets to get to and from Soldier Field in style. Enjoy your morning before the game with all fun and no fuss!
Date: October 1
Time: Various times before the football game
Location: Harry’s Tavern at Navy Pier, 700 E Grand
More info: harrycarays.com