Chicagoans bring out their weird, wild and spooky every year in Boystown

A wonderful cross-section of Chicago converges in Boystown for the Northalsted Halloween Parade each year. From drag queens to kids to pets, this annual Boystown event inspires some of the most stunning costumes in Chicago. So make sure you swing by the costume store beforehand, and if you’re not the creative type, here are some Chicago-centric Halloween costumes you’ll love.

When is the Northalsted Halloween Parade?

The Northalsted Halloween Parade is on October 31, 2016 from 6pm-10pm.

Where is the Northalsted Halloween Parade?

The parade runs down Halsted, from Belmont to Addison.

Can I march in the Northalsted Halloween parade?

Marching in and attending the parade is free, but you’ll have to register here if you want to march or perform in the parade. The costume contest is also free, but with over 2,000 entrants, you’d better have a damn good costume. Check out our photo’s from last year’s parade to see what you’re up against.