Halloween is just around the corner. Get ready for the spookiest holiday of the year with our top five picks of things to do this weekend around Burr Ridge. For a complete listing of events, visit burrridge.suntimes.com/calendar.
1. Hike Under the Full Hunter's Moon, 7 p.m. Friday
Enjoy a relaxing hike guided by the light of the full moon. Registration required. Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, 9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs. Call 708-839-6897. $2.
2. Haunted Treasure Hunt, 8 p.m. Friday
Use a list of clues to search for hidden treats. After the hunt, there will be s'mores, refreshments and ghost stories. Baseball Fields, 500 Midway Drive, Willowbrook. Call 630-323-8215. $5-$20.
3. Fall Family Fest, 11 a.m. Saturday
This family fun event will kick off with a costume parade that departs from Hinsdale Middle School East Field. Participants will parade with an escort to Burlington Park, where they will be met with fun fall festival activities including pumpkin decorating, inflatables, entertainment and carnival games. The day will end with trick-or-treating downtown. Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. Call 630-323-3952.
4. Young Artist’s Workshop with Terri Murphy: Halloween Pop-Up Card, 2 p.m. Sunday
Celebrate the spooky holiday by creating your very own pop-up card. Vintage cards and elaborate pop-up books will be on hand. There will also be a short presentation on the history of pop-ups. Terri Murphy is a children’s librarian and picture book illustrator who offers traveling workshops designed to inspire young creative minds. For children ages 7-12. Registration is required. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. Free.
5. Family Oktoberfest, 4 p.m. Saturday
Find a little touch of Bavaria as well as a bit of spooky Halloween fun at an autumn celebration for kids and parents alike, featuring bobbing for apples, face painting, wine and beer tasting, live entertainment, a haunted house and more. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange. $20 family admission.