Print Edition

Print Edition
Subscribe now to the print edition of Suburban Life.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County.
Carol Stream

Halloween haunts abound at Carol Stream Park District

CAROL STREAM – In the mood for a good scare? The Carol Stream Park District will offer fun and frights for families, kids and even pets this weekend with a series of upcoming Halloween events, according to a park district news release.

The district will begin its Halloween fun on Friday with Boo! Fest.

The family friendly festival will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Simkus Recreation Center and is for children ages 1 to 12. The fee is $7 for residents and $10 for nonresidents.

Activities will include a mad science lab, spooky craft time, a candy in the haystack hunt, games, a bounce house and ghost stories. Attendees are also invited to wear a costume and take a stroll on the district’s Spook Walk.

After the fest, the Spook Walk will turn into a Scare House of zombies and ghouls for kids ages 12 and older. The house will be open from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at the rec center and will cost $5 for residents and $7 for nonresidents.

Community members can finish the Halloweekend by taking part in the Howl’oween Dog Parade & Costume Contest with their four-legged friends.

The parade will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bark Park and will cost $2 for residents and $3 for nonresidents. Participating dogs must be 6 months or older and be secured on a 6-foot leash.

Contest categories include best, scariest and funniest costume and cutest couple. Judges will evaluate based on creativity and showmanship. Prizes will be awarded and each dog will receive a treat bag.

Loading more