2022 Howler at Bauler Event Guide


Lincoln Central’s signature Halloween party is back, and will be better than ever!

Known as “The Haunt of the Neighborhood,” Howler at Bauler is held each year during Halloween weekend in Bauler Park. Howler at Bauler includes a costume parade, face painting, a balloon artist, games, candy, a DJ to dance to and more for local neighborhood children and families.

We hope you can join us for this famous local event on Saturday, October 29 from 3 – 5 p.m. at Bauler Park. 

2022 Event Guide

“Let’s Jett!” with Specialized!

Specialized Lincoln Park will Join Howler at Bauler to host “Let’s Jett!” a kid-focused test-ride event where we will race, ride, and have a ton of fun! Experience Specialized Bicycle’s kid-focused bikes like the RipRock, Hotwalk, and the Jett. They will also be hosting “Haunted Cycles,” where kiddos of all ages can color in spooky bikes.

Games and Activities from Lakeshore Sport and Fitness

We are so excited to welcome back our long-time partner, Lakeshore Sport and Fitness, who will be providing fun and games for the whole family! 

Sweet Treats from Vanille

New LCA sponsor, Vanille Patisserie will be joining Howler at Bauler this year! Vanille loves to do wedding cakes and especially like to see families, dogs and kids to come in and enjoy their hot chocolate, coffee and the best croissants in the city! At the event, Vanille will be handing out some of their tasty treats!

Check them out at 2108 N. Clark St. and read more about them here.

Face painting, balloons and music!

Due to the incredible demand last year, we will be providing two balloon artists and two face painters at the event this year!

Smarty Pants will be providing balloon artists and we will have two airbrush artists from Awesome Balloon Creations doing face and hand painting. 

We will also have a DJ from Bizar Entertainment.

Magic of Sean Masterson

Called “Chicago’s most thought provoking wizard,” magician Sean Masterson will be performing again this year at Howler at Bauler. 

Legendary Chicago media personality Bill Kurtis says of Masterson: “His magic does more than puzzle the mind; it creates a sense of wonder and excitement.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Sean Masterson as he performs close-up magic! 

New This Year

Free Pumpkins

Bring a non-perishable food item for Nourishing Hope Food Pantry and get a FREE pumpkin! Thank you to Illinois State Representative Margaret Croke for organizing this amazing food drive and giveaway!

Teal Pumpkin Table

This year at our Howler at Bauler event, we are excited to have a Teal Pumpkin table, supported by Park West Cooperative Nursery School.

WHAT IS A TEAL PUMPKIN? The Teal Pumpkin Project is a simple way to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for children living with food allergies, and many others impacted by intolerances and other conditions. We will be placing a teal pumpkin on a special table at Howler at Bauler to signal that we will be providing allergy-free snacks and candy, as well as non-food treats that are safe for all trick or treaters.

Thank You Sponsors!!

LCA is dedicated to inspiring people to join together for the social, cultural, and physical enrichment of our neighborhood, and our local businesses are a critical part of that! LCA is honored to work with local businesses to improve our neighborhood and promote their business.