Navy Pier, a popular attraction for families in Chicago, is featuring Halloween entertainment during Oct. 2013. Navy Pier's offering of Halloween entertainment includes The Fear Haunted House, fire spinners, 500 lb. pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, Halloween Fireworks and more.
The ghoulish Haunted House opened on Oct. 10 and will be open Thursdays and weekends through the end of the month. The Fear Haunted House, with it's scary monsters, zombies and clowns has two levels of scares, Fearful and Fear-less (for youngsters). Scary Fear Haunted House opens at Navy Pier for Halloween season.
In addition to the haunted house, planned activities include the 500 pound pumpkin carving, special entertainment, costume contests and Halloween Fireworks. Most of the activities will be on the weekend of Oct. 25, the weekend before Halloween.
Roving performers entertaining guests throughout the Pier include the glow and fire spinners who dance to the sizzling sounds of the Zombie Zydeco Band.
Master pumpkin carver Steve Dahlke is back at Navy Pier for the second year. Dahlke creates works of art by freehand sculpting 500-lb. pumpkins! Visit Navy Pier’s family pavilion on Fri., Oct. 25 (5-9 p.m.) to see these massive pumpkins come to life right before your eyes.
Navy Pier's third annual costume contest is being held on Sat. Oct. 26 at the Family Pavilion, so plan to wear your best Halloween finery. The children's contest (ages 17 and under) is at 3 p.m and the adult contest (ages 18 and over) is at 7 p.m. Arrive at least a half hour early to allow time to register for the contest and compete for prizes. The grand prize is a pair of round-trip airline tickets provided by American Airlines.
Navy Pier invites children (12 and under, in costume) to take part in trick-or-treating rounds. The trick-or-treating will be held at throughout Navy Pier at on Oct.26 (noon – 4 p.m.), 27 (noon – 4 p.m.) and 31 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.). Visit navypier.com for a full map of trick-or-treat locations.
The Halloween fireworks spectacular, set to a spooky soundtrack will be on on Sat., Oct. 26 at 9:30 p.m. Navy Pier’s colorful fireworks, which light up the city skyline, are the perfect way to cap off a night at the Pier.