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Friday 2017.10.06
Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
A fun, free, group bike ride.
thechainlink.org/group/sscritmassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 7:30-10:15p.
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Saturday 2017.10.07
* World Hoop Day. 1st Saturday in October Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
Promoting the health and spiritual benefits of the perfect plaything.
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2017.10.28 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p UNCONFIRMED
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
screamscene.orgSkokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
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Sunday 2017.10.08
Chicago Fire Anniversary. Yearly.
Anniversary of the great fire in 1871 which destroyed 1/3 of the city. Observed as part of Fire Prevention Week.
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Double Ten Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 12p UNCONFIRMED
Celebrating Chinese Independence "National Day" (since 1911) with a parade of patriots, marching bands, floats, lion teams, giant Mystical Dragon, more.
tinyurl.com/chiparadesChinatown, 312/225-6198, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues from 22nd to 24th Street.
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Monday 2017.10.09
Canadian Thanksgiving. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
This holiday has had a variety of dates back to the late 1500's, and was set to its current date in 1957 by the Canadian government. Though it evolved independently, it's observance is now very similar to the U.S. Thanksgiving.
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* Indigenous Peoples' Day. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
Legal holiday. Formerly celebrated Columbus' landing at San Salvador in 1492.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Peoples_DayParade (since 1953) at 12:30p. On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
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* Chicago Marathon (since 1977). Yearly. 7:30a UNCONFIRMED
Nationally renowned 26.2 mile run, USATF/CARA certified, record breaking over 37K runners registered, and over 900K spectators expected! Carried live on TV.
312/904-9800 chicagomarathon.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Thursday 2017.10.12
Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture.
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