McLean County Calendar of Events Oct. 24 – Oct. 31

Uptown Normal and Downtown Bloomington will each be hosting Halloween events this week.

OCT.  25

Normal Library Presents Genealogy Workshop
Thursday, 7-8 p.m.
206 W. College Ave.

Professional genealogist Paul Enchelmayer will explain how to separate fact from remembered family history. For more information, call 309-452-1757.

OCT.  26

Downtown Bloomington Trick or Treat
Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Several Downtown Bloomington businesses will be handing out candy or treats to youthful trick or treaters. For more information, call 309-434-2295.

After Hours Teen Halloween Party
Friday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

Teens 12-18 will join in an evening of costumes, games, tricks, treats, and a scary scavenger hunt. For more information, call 309-452-1757.

Travis Tritt Performs at BCPA
Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.

Grammy award winning country music favorite visits Bloomington. For more information, call 309-434-2777.

OCT.  27

Normal ‘Til 9
Saturday, all day
Downtown Normal

Uptown Normal gets in on the fun of Illinois State University’s Family Weekend by extended hours at many Uptown shops. For more information, call 309-454-9777.

100 Years of Native American Sovereignty
Saturday, 1 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington

As part of the Museum’s continued Bicentennial of Illinois commemoration, Greg Koos, Executive Director Emeritus of the McLean County Museum of History, will present a program on the history of native people in Central Illinois and their changing relationships with the Europeans and later Americans who lived here.

Gone with the Wind Tea
Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Vrooman Mansion Bed and Breakfast, 710 E. Taylor St., Bloomington

Join the Tea Ladies for an afternoon filled with food, fun, trivia, and laughter centered around the South’s favorite movie. For more information, call 309-827-2200.

OCT.   27-28

Antique Show at Interstate Center
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington
$6; children 12 and under free

The 102nd Central Illinois Antique Dealers Association Show and Sale. Parking is free. For more information, visit

OCT.  28

Sunday, noon-3 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington
$6.95; children $4.95

Show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, local vendors, up close animal encounters, and of course, candy. For more information, call 309-434-2260.

OCT.  30

Uptown Treat Fest
Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.
11 Uptown Circle, Normal

Grab your ghosts and ghouls and head to Uptown Normal for a night of trick-or-treating. For more information, call 309-454-9720.

OCT.   31

Halloween at the David Davis Mansion
Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.
1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington

Trick or treat at the Mansion. Photo opportunities on the Mansion grounds. For more information, call 309-828-1084.

Trick or Treat
The Shoppes at College Hills
Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.
314 Towanda Ave., Normal

Trick or treat at businesses displaying a sign in the window. Treats available while supplies last. For more information, visit

Trick or Treat
Wed. 4-6 p.m.
Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington

Park at St. Johns Church at Towanda and Emerson and bring the costumed little ones to gather treats. For more information, call 309-438-6333.

Juice WRLD and Friends Halloween Music Fest
Wed. 8 p.m.
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington

Chicago native rap artists Juice WRLD and G Herbo will headline the biggest Halloween music fest in the area, presented by The Vega Fam and Powermove. For more information, call 309-434-2679.

Trick or Treat times

Lexington Trick or Treating – 5 p.m.

Gridley Trick or Treating – 4:30 p.m.

Heyworth Trick or Treating – 5-9 p.m.



–McLean County Calendar of Events Oct. 24 – Oct. 31–