Oct. 15-21 UPDATE: Halloween Happenings in This Week's Fall Events Guide

Oct. 15-21 UPDATE: Halloween Happenings in This Week’s Fall Events Guide

  • Editor’s Note: This is Kane County Connects’ first-ever Fall Events Guide. The guide will be regularly updated, so please bookmark and check back often. If your community has an event that we’ve missed, e-mail a link, text and image to kanecountyconnects@gmail.com!

This weekend’s events include Nightmare on Chicago Street, Elgin’s zombie extravaganza.

Scroll down to see more of what’s happening this week and in the next two months, and please email your event information to kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.


Oct. 1-Oct. 31 — Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms (AURORA)

Oct. 20 — Nightmare on Chicago Street (ELGIN)

Escape the zombie menace, and get to the “Safe Zone” of It’s like Lollapalooza, only it’s been infected with a zombie virus.

Oct. 20 — Halloween Party (WEST DUNDEE)

Oct. 20 — Fox Valley Wildlife Center Wine Tasting Event

Oct. 25 — Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl (AURORA)

Oct. 27 — Art Harvest (ELGIN)

Join the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and downtown Elgin businesses for the third-annual Art Harvest on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Oct. 27 — BATFest Fall Festival (BATAVIA)

BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween themed family event attracting over 3,000 ghouls.

Oct. 27 — Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Aurora (AURORA)

Oct. 27 — Geneva Ghost Walks (GENEVA)

Oct. 28 — Day of the Dead Celebration (ELGIN)

Oct. 31 — Halloween

Be sure to bookmark this article for a full list of Trick-Or-Treat hours in Kane County communities! (Here’s a link to the 2017 article.)


Nov. 3 — Illinois History Hike at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve (ST. CHARLES)

Step back in time and see how the Illinois landscape has changed in 200 years. There will be a naturalist-guided walk through the prairie at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, docents, crafts at the nature center, and self-guided Illinois Bicentennial scavenger hunts throughout the afternoon.

Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Nov. 4 — Fox Valley Wildlife Center “Wild About Wildlife” Event (ST. CHARLES)

Nov. 8-10 — Christmas Collective (BATAVIA)

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day (THROUGHOUT KANE COUNTY)

We’ll update this post as it gets closer, but there are many events taking place. Here’s a link to the 2017 roundup story.

Nov. 16 — Winter Lights Aurora! (AURORA)

Nov. 23-24 — Holiday Homecoming (ST. CHARLES)

Holiday Homecoming is one of the Midwest’s most spectacular holiday events and is the official kick-off to the holiday season in St. Charles.

Nov. 24 — Electric Christmas Parade (ST. CHARLES)

The annual Electric Christmas Parade takes place Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in St. Charles.

Nov. 30 — Dickens In Dundee (EAST DUNDEE AND WEST DUNDEE)

This year’s Dickens in Dundee will take place Friday, Nov. 30, in East Dundee, with a parade to follow on Saturday, Dec. 1. Stay tuned for more details as the event approaches!