Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Saturday, October 25 from 10am – 2pm
Wicker Park, 1425 N Damen Ave
No Admission Charge

Boo-Palooza 2014 will feature nearly 60 organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park. Some of the numerous activities include costume parades with prizes for children, families, adults and dogs, games for all ages and dogs, exciting performances, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, dancing, a maze, midway of games, hooping, old fashioned activities like find the needle in the straw stack and Bobbing for Apples, Ghost Bingo, activity tables presented by community organizations and businesses from all over Chicagoland and more. The event is designed and presented by Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Mosaic Church, Urban Encounter, 250 volunteers, and 58 organizations working in collaboration with the Chicago Park District.

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  1. More Prizes for Costume Contests
  2. FOOD for Volunteers


11am – Parade for Children, Families, and Adults – Prizes for 3 Best Costumes in Each Category
12Noon – Parade for Dogs

PRIZES FOR PARADES – Still Finalizing Prizes

Children’s Costume Contest

Family Costume Contest

Adult Costume Contest

Dog Costume Contest


9:45 am – 10:30 Magic Boat Puppet Theater
10:30am – 11:00am JLC Mad Hatters
11:00am – 1pm Cirques Experience (Performance and Audience Participation)
11:45am – 12:30pm Magic Boat Puppet Theater
12:30 - 1pm Dance to Evolve
1:30pm– A.N. Pritzker Dancers choreographed by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

SPECIAL- Collaboraction On Going Theatrical Experience – Dance Battles 10am – 2pm



10am – 2pm - Most of Our Partners are presenting Activity Tables.


  • Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Decorating or until Pumpkins Run out
  • Apple Bobbing and Apple on a String
  • Find the Needle in the Straw Stack
  • Midway of Games
  • Navigate the Maze
  • Dog Game Area


Design, Production, Funding & Volunteer Partner with Activity Table

  • Wicker Park Advisory Council
  • Wicker Park Garden Club
  • Mosaic Church
  • Urban Encounter

Funding Support Partner with Activity Table

  • WPB SSA#33
  • WPB Chamber of Commerce
  • WPB Farmer's Market
  • 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno
  • Christy Webber Landscapes
  • Christy Webber Farm & Garden
  • Wicker Park Dog Park

Funding Support Partner

  • Friends of St. Paul's Community Church
  • Athletico Physical Therapy
  • Chicago Park District
  • Iron Creek Organic Farm
  • Nichols Farm & Orchard

Volunteer Support Partner

  • Wicker Park Committee
  • Grace Community Church
  • Josephinum Academy
  • buildOn
  • Phoenix Military Academy
  • Schurz High School
  • JLC Done in a Day

Costume Contest Prizes Partner with Activity Table

  • KIND Healthy Snacks
  • Sittercity | Date Night Now
  • Doggy Style Pet Shop

Costume Contest Prizes Partner

  • Umami Restaurant Group
  • Carhartt
  • Chicago Christmas Crawl
  • Kriser's

Performance & Activity Partner with Table

  • Cirques Experience
  • The Magic Boat
  • JLC Mad Hatters
  • Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
  • Collaboraction Theatre Company
  • Friends of Pritzker School
  • Dance to Evolve

Activity Table Partner

  • Rooted Self Expression Center
  • DavidsTea
  • JLC Kids in the Kitchen
  • Psychobaby
  • Friends of the Parks
  • Macaroni Kid Chicago
  • Building Blocks Toy Store
  • The Kids' Table
  • Easel Art Studio
  • Purple Monkey Playroom
  • Carly Hoops
  • Chess Wizards
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka School
  • The Nicholson School
  • Vigilante Press
  • Wicker Park Lutheran Church
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Rogers Park Chiropractic
  • 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack
  • Wicker Park Choral Singers
  • Urban Village Church
  • Super Dog Walking

Press Partner

  • Our Urban Times

Security Partner

  • Blu Corp Security