The Naperville Park District is hosting two free Halloween events for residents. Read the full press release below:
Who/What: In celebration of Halloween, the Naperville area community can enjoy two free events this weekend hosted by the Naperville Park District.
At the SCARE-illon, known as the Millennium Carillon the rest of the year, Naperville City Carillonneur Tim Sleep will play both classical and popular Halloween-themed music, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, and others. The concert also features the Élan Dance Company, who will perform original dances celebrating Halloween and Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. In keeping with the Halloween theme, the Naperville Park District will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters at the event. Élan Dance Company is a program of the Naperville Park District and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Halloween Happening is a family-friendly event (costumes invited but optional) for children ages 10 and under and their parents with a variety of fun activities, games, and candy. In addition to the traditional themed areas (Halloween Way, Fairytale Lane, King Arthur’s Court and Adventure Alley) the event will include a new area, Tiny Tot Town, for kids ages 2 through 4, sponsored by Naperville Community Bank and Trust. Other event sponsors include Rocket Ice, the Pooper Scooper, Kidsnips, bd’s Mongolian Grill, Aurelio’s Pizza, Frey Orthodontics and Fifth/Third Bank.
When: The SCARE-illon concert is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Halloween Happening takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 27.
Where: The SCARE-illon takes place at Naperville’s Millennium Carillon, located at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 W. Aurora Ave. The audience is encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs. Parking is available in the parking lot on Aurora Ave., at Centennial Beach at 500 W. Jackson Ave., or at the Naperville Municipal Center at 400 S. Eagle St. Halloween Happening will take place at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, located along the Riverwalk just west of Centennial Beach. Parking is available at Centennial Beach at 500 W. Jackson Ave. or in the spaces opposite the Grand Pavilion.