CHICAGO (CBS) — Hoping to turn Halloween into Chicago’s next big thing, Michigan Avenue businesses and city officials have announced a first of its kind festival and nighttime parade this October.
The Art Institute of Chicago hosted a preview of the city’s newest festival on Tuesday, complete with music, costumes, and fanfare outside the Michigan Avenue art museum.READ MORE: Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Confirms Justin Fields Has Cracked Ribs, Denies Latest Round Of Rumors
The new Halloween Gathering on Oct. 24 will feature mask making, pop-up installations, a children’s costume parade, and more.
“There will be workshops. We’re going to have a kids’ parade around the ribbon at Maggie Daley Park. We’ll have live and free theater performances, dance performances,” said Sharene Shariatzadeh, executive director of the Chicago Cultural Mile.