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5 THINGS TO DO | October 2023


A favorite season for so many. Kick off the season with these fun & unique events! There’s just something about the month of September that Chicagoans love–enjoy every moment....

1. Treat Yourself to Perspire Sauna


NAPERVILLE/DOWNERS GROVE–Detox, find calm, burn calories, recover fast, boost immunity, improve sleep and and clarify skin with a visit to this local sauna studio in the heart of Naperville and Downers Grove.

2. Shop at Magnolia Bath & Soap Co.


ST. CHARLES–Have you been to Magnolia Bath & Soap Co. in St. Charles? This shop and creative studio provides hand-poured soap, candles and plant-based beauty essentials and makes the perfect gift. Also, their Bath Bomb, Soap Making and Candle Pouring Parties are super popular and such a great idea!

3. Trick or Treat at Naper Settlement


NAPERVILLE–Put on your best costumes and enjoy trick or treating at Naper Settlement's historical homes for your Halloween treats, watch the blacksmith at his forge, and more! This special afternoon also includes a Monster Mash Bash dance party, Halloween-themed games, and a costume contest that will give you bragging rights all year! The event will also include a family costume contest! Families can win one of three titles: Best Costumes, Best Family Theme, Most Creative Costumes. Costume contest entrants must sign in at the judging station before judging begins promptly at 1:30PM. Winners will be announced at 3PM. You must be present to win. Children under 18 must attend with an adult. Adults must be accompanying a child

4. Witches Night Out


ST. CHARLES–The witches are back! Channel your inner Stevie Nicks, hop on your broom + follow the moon to trend + relic. Bring your best witch or boo to this annual after-hours event. Get ready for giveaways, fairy hair, custom blush + masks, complimentary spooky refreshments, tarot readings, moody fresh flowers and more! Co-hosted by Souvenir Vintaga, Ela and Jack, Restored to Chic, The Storied Home Collection and Republic Road.

5. Visit the Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest


WHEATON–Such a cute event and fun for all ages! During the fest, the zoo's lawn is scattered with thousands of pumpkins, creating a beautiful autumnal scene. The event also features cornstalks and other festive fall items. Visitors can enjoy seeing the animals at the zoo and purchase pumpkins, gourds, apples, cider, corn stalks, and straw bales. Children's rides are are an additional fee.


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