Be a part of the 9th Annual Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 21st from 6-8 pm on State Street moving south from Lake to Van Buren. Arts in the Dark is sponsored by Barry Callebaut, with Major Support from the Chicago Loop Alliance.
Arts in the Dark is a magical evening parade celebrating Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” and drawing together world-renowned institutions celebrated by Chicago cultural organizations, important youth programs and aspiring artists in every field. It is a dazzling production that delights an audience of 50,000 with unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances – all set against the backdrop of historic State Street.
More than just a parade, Arts in the Dark showcases the organizations, communities and individuals that form the diverse cultural landscape of our city. It invites artists and institutions onto a common stage to celebrate the critical role they play in elevating the quality of our lives. It is an evening that provides a platform for Chicago’s creative youth to explore their creative path. Most importantly, Arts in the Dark reminds us that we are all connected through the creative spirit that is at the core of our humanity, no matter our race, ethnicity, class age ability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
We believe that Arts in the Dark has the potential to be one of Chicago’s most iconic events and that it ultimately will draw regional, national and even international visitors to the city, and we welcome your participation.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
State Street, State St, United States, Chicago