Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

October 11
Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden
Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Oktoberfest celebrations happen throughout Europe, the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally.
October 12 – 13
Friday and Saturday
Family Campout at Camp Dan Beard, Northbrook
Intro to camping for families! Includes meals, camping gear and outdoor fun. Check in is Friday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. See the website for registration information. $75 for families up to 6. Camperships available.
October 13
Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fall Paddle Festival at Skokie Lagoon, Northfield
Embrace the fall season with nature-base activities on and off the water. We will have canoe trips, guided hikes, archery, pumpkin painting and more.
October 13 -28
Saturdays and Sundays
Boo! at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo
Little ghosts and goblins¬†of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy, including Halloween themed games and activities.