Fun Fall Things to Do Near Downtown Chicago

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Fall is one of the most colorful and festive times of the year! Check out some of the best things to do near downtown Chicago this October!

Things to do near downtown Chicago

Island Party Boat October Festivities

Stop by Island Party Boat for all of your favorite October themed activities! From crafts to cocktails, this River Walk gem open 7 days a week from noon – 9pm every day during the month of October. Drop in to enjoy the pumpkin patch and decorating/painting stations. Enjoy delicious food and witches brew cocktails while enjoying fall along the downtown skyline. When you buy a pumpkin you receive an additional 15% off all food and drinks as well!

Navy Pier Fireworks

Halloween Fireworks at Navy Pier

Nothing screams festive like a spectacular firework display! Enjoy beautiful fireworks celebrating Halloween October 28th starting at 9:30pm on Navy Pier. Bring your friends and family to check out the new Ferris wheel and set the tone for your halloweekend! With the downtown city skyline on one side and the lake on the other, there is no better place to watch an incredible show!

Hot Chocolate Run Grant Park

Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

Looking for more active things to do near downtown Chicago? Check out the renowned Hot Chocolate 5K/15K!! Happening on October 29th this year, all proceeds will be going to the Make-A-Wish charity. Runners meet in Grant Park and will enjoy complimentary goodie bags including a colorful pullover. Along the running path, runners can enjoy chocolate sweet stations and hot chocolate at the end of the race.