Friends and fans of Broadway In Chicago, you’re invited to be in the Arts In The Dark parade with Broadway In Chicago on the Chicago Cultural Mile! Dress up as your favorite character from a musical, and come celebrate Halloween with us!

Check out our Pinterest for costume ideas.

Arts in the Dark- Halloween Parade of Artists draws together Chicago’s vast creative community, from world-renowned cultural institutions to aspiring artists in every field.  Lookingglass Theatre will delight the crowd with characters from their Alice production and will partner with performers from The Actor’s Gymnasium, The Art Institute and School of the Art Institute will march in medieval-style armor, Broadway In Chicago will invite their devoted fans to dress up as their favorite Broadway characters, 1871 will have a float modeled after the Chicago Merchandise Mart, and After School Matters will have multiple programs participating including West Town Bikes with decorated cycles and riders, the Mariachi Ensemble, Aztec Dance Chicago and The Art of Drumming. The parade is presented in collaboration with Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Event, Chicago Park District and LUMA8.

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The first 30 people who show up to the spectacle in costume, with their waivers signed, will win a pair of tickets to a future Broadway In Chicago show*

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to [email protected] by 10/19 so we know how many people to expect.

To download the Participant Waiver, please click here.


Saturday, October 21
5:00pm Meet at the Northwest corner of Balbo and Columbus

6pm Spectacle Parade begins


*Restrictions apply. Broadway In Chicago will choose the show. Full rules here.