Halloween is almost here again, and as I wrote last year , the holiday’s parades, haunted houses, pumpkin carvings, fun runs, spooky mazes, and other events span more than a single day. Many of these events are cheap (or free), are geared towards children, and don’t involve the ingestion of mass amounts of candy. In others words, they make for good, wholesome family outings.
For simplicity’s sake, I’ve once again created a Google map made up of all the North Side Halloween events . Use it to find the upcoming events near where you live. Blue markers are Parks District events, red markers are parades, and yellow markers are all other events.
Please click through to the website for each marker to get the most up-to-date information for each event.
View 2009 Chicago North Side Halloween Events  in a larger map
If you know of any North Side events I missed, let me know with a comment or email and I’ll add them.