The Springbrook Nature Center in Itasca offers a day of family-friendly activities the weekend before Halloween. In the afternoon, take the kids to the Halloween Celebration. The annual event features games, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Then grab a blanket and come back in the evening for the outdoor Screech Cinema. Because no movie is complete without snacks, you’ll be able to roast marshmallows during the film.
Both events are free. Check the Village of Itasca's website for details about this year's event.