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The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween in a safe and family-friendly environment. Mark your calendars and plan to join us at one of the five Halloween events across Will and Grundy Counties.

All events are free and open to the community.

Galowich Family YMCA – Halloween Movie Night
Friday, October 12, starting at Dusk

Join us for a screening of Goosebumps starring Jack Black at the Galowich Family YMCA.

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to weather conditions, this event has changed from an outdoor event to an indoor event.

Register online or call the Y at (815) 744-3939.


C.W. Avery Family YMCA – Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 27, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s Halloween Spooktacular is a community favorite. Join us for Trunk-or-Treating and other ghoulishly delightful activities.

Main Events

  • Trunk-or-Treating (until 2:30 p.m.)
  • THRIVE Dance Performance (at 1 p.m.)
  • Balloon Animals (1:30-3 p.m.)
  • Costume Parade (at 2 p.m.)

Featured Activities:

  • Haunted House
  • Hay Rack Rides
  • Bounce House Fun
  • Petting Zoo
  • Temporary Tattoos

Please note: In the case of inclement weather, some activities will be canceled and other activities will be moved inside the YMCA.


Galowich Family YMCA – Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 19, 7-8:30 p.m.

Trunk-or-Treating at the Galowich Family YMCA allows families to enjoy the excitement of Halloween in a fun and safe environment. The parking lot will be filled with decorated cars for children to trick-or-treat and play games.


Morris Community YMCA – Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 20, Noon-2 p.m.

The Morris YMCA will be hosting its fourth annual Halloween celebration at Morris Grade School.

Costumes are highly encouraged. The north parking lot will be filled with local businesses, including our partners from Morris Hospital, for trunk-or-treating.

Activities and attractions include:

  • Trunk or Treating: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Bounce House: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Hip-Hop Fit Demo at 12:30 p.m.
  • Face painting
  • Grundy County Command Vehicle
  • Morris Fire Department

Free and open to all. In the case of inclement weather, festivities will be moved inside the school’s gymnasium.


Smith Family YMCA
Friday, October 26, 7-8:30 p.m.

Trunk-or-Treating at the Smith Family YMCA allows families to enjoy the excitement of Halloween in a fun and safe environment. The parking lot will be filled with decorated cars for children to trick-or-treat and play games.

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