Palatine High's trick-or-treat festival returns Oct. 28

  • From left, Hannah O'Keefe, Zoe Johnson, Sarah O'Keefe, Sarah McClurg and Mary O'Keefe stand in front of a pirate display at Palatine High School's 2017 trick-or-treat festival. This year's event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

    From left, Hannah O'Keefe, Zoe Johnson, Sarah O'Keefe, Sarah McClurg and Mary O'Keefe stand in front of a pirate display at Palatine High School's 2017 trick-or-treat festival. This year's event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Courtesy of Nicki O'Keefe

 
 
Updated 10/21/2021 9:31 AM

After last year's COVID hiatus, Palatine High School's annual Trick-or-Treat with Pirate Pete Festival is back.

The festival will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Palatine High School, 1111 N. Rohlwing Road. This celebration is open to children younger than 10, who must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The festival is free to all attendees in celebration of Halloween and the fall season. Costumes are encouraged. Different games, activities and displays organized by staff and students from Palatine High School clubs, organizations, programs and athletic teams will be available.

Staff and students will be passing out prepackaged candy to all trick-or-treaters. All other food or drink will not be permitted at this event. Keep an eye out for some special pirate guests that will also be making an appearance.

Due to COVID restrictions, this year's event will take place outside in the stadium on the track. This year's festival will be weather dependent, and will unfortunately not be rescheduled if canceled due to inclement weather.

As the festival approaches, please refer to the Palatine High School webpage for any information about possible cancellations due to weather.

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While this year's festivities will look slightly different from previous years, Palatine High School Principal Tony Medina is excited to welcome this tradition back to the community.

"I'm excited to have as many kids from the community as possible. This is our most well-attended community event," Medina said.

"Even though it is outdoors this year, it will be a really unique event for our community and students."

Palatine High School thanks the staff and students who volunteer their time to host this celebration, as well as staff members who donate candy for the event.

This festival would also not be possible without the sponsorship of various community organizations and businesses and the Palatine High School Pirate Boosters.

For more information, call (847) 755-1600.

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