Halloween spirits are restless...Boo-Palooza 2014 to arrive October 25 in Wicker Park


Halloween spirits are restlessly awaiting Boo-Palooza's return to Wicker Park, Sat., Oct. 25, bringing with it numerous new activities, performances and learning experiences. Boo-Palooza 2014 will feature 60 organizations working together to present a memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave. 

Costume parades with prizes for children, families, adults and dogs; games for all ages and dogs; exciting performances; a pumpkin patch; 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 "Solar Family"

What could an Adult Do at Boo-Palooza?

What could a Dog Do at Boo-Palooza?

  • Wear a Costume and join the costume parade at 12Noon and try to win one of the Best Dog Costume prizes
  • Play Dog Games at the Dog Game Area and meet the Doggie Style Pet Shop and the Dog Park Team
  • Ask Super Dog Walking to take a photo of you and your friend/owner at the Dog Game Area
  • Watch Culture Lady and the humans taking photos and having fun! 

What could a Child Do at Boo-Palooza?


Fun in the StrawStack

Activity Tables



11 a.m. – Parade for Children, Families, and Adults – Prizes for 3 Best Costumes in Each Category

12 Noon – Parade for Dogs

Children’s Costume Contest Prizes

Family Costume Contest Prizes

Adult Costume Contest Prizes

Dog Costume Contest

PERFORMANCES – of Interest to All ages

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Magic Boat Puppet Theater

10:30 – 11 a.m.  JLC Mad Hatters

11 a.m.  – 1 p.m. Cirques Experience (Performance and Audience Participation – Learn How to Wheel Jam)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Magic Boat Puppet Theater

1:30 p.m. – A.N. Pritzker Dancers choreographed by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Noon -- 2 p.m. - Collaboraction  Dance Battles Dome of Doom – All Ages 

Boo-Palooza is designed and presented by Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Garden Club, Mosaic Church, Urban Encounter, 250 volunteers, and 60 organizations working in collaboration with the Chicago Park District. The event was supported with contributions from Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber, WPB SSA#33, 1st Ward Joe Moreno, Christy Webber Landscapes, Christy Webber Home and Garden Center, Athletico Physical Therapy, Iron Creek Farm, and Nichols Farm. Our Urban Times is Boo-Palooza’s press central.

Photos courtesy of Elaine Coorens and Doug Wood



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