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Denver's fall and winter months are filled with some of The Mile High City’s greatest events, from the biggest beer festival in the country to a citywide week of arts.

OCTOBER

MCGREGOR SCARE: DANCE 'TILL YOU'RE DEAD

WHEN: October 22 and 29, 2021
WHERE: McGregor Square
Prepare for the ultimate Halloween at McGregor Scare, with two Fridays full of Halloween shenanigans! Put your dance moves to the test each weekend with Live DJs, or be your own DJ on Friday, October 29, during the Silent Disco. Themed cocktails and Halloween games await. Don't forget the costume!

BROADWAY HALLOWEEN PARADE

WHEN: October 23, 2021
WHERE: Broadway from 5th Ave. to Alameda Ave.
The fourth annual Broadway Halloween Parade features various spooky floats, bands and marchers. Join in the fun by wearing your favorite Halloween costume!

SPIRITS & SPIRITS

WHEN: October 23, 2021
WHERE: Four Mile Historic Park
Victorian Spiritualism is the 19th-century movement that maintained that the spirits of the dead had both the ability and the desire to communicate with the living. Channel that same "spirit" during this spooky event, which includes a lantern-lit tour of the House Museum, complete with a glimpse of a time-honored Victorian mourning ceremony; a fire where you can cozy up and listen to chilling ghost stories while sipping a signature cocktail; and activities like a spirited sprites scavenger hunt, making Victorian coffin plates and mourning cards as memento mori from the evening’s festivities, and palm and tarot readings. Take home Victorian funeral cookies as a sweet reminder of the event. 

WITCH FEST

WHEN: October 23, 2021
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Witch Fest will be Colorado’s largest festival honoring all traditions and paths in a fun-filled evening of magic and performance. There will be a mystical market, performances by Denver Drum and Dance and Wildlyfe Fire Dancers, and a live ritual to honor the dead. 

SPOOKTACULAR XI: THE NIGHTMARE ON GRANT ST.

WHEN: October 23, 2021
WHERE: Historic Grant Avenue
Join Draculotta, her bride, and their trusty butler, Pennydreadful, as they host a Halloween party you’ll never forget! Get in on the fun and show off your own favorite Halloween costume! The 3 p.m. matinee is great for ghouls of all ages, but the 7 p.m. evening show is better just for adults. Snacks and drinks will be available at both shows for donation, and alcoholic beverages will be available for the evening show.

TREAT STREET AT THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY SCAREGROUNDS

WHEN: Oct. 23, 2021
WHERE: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center, Aurora
This free, family-friendly event features partners and the local community coming together in a safe environment to celebrate Halloween! Kiddos can partake in free trick-or-treating down “Treat Street,” contactless games and activities, nosh from food trucks, learn the Thriller dance and more. 

CMC PRESENTS: BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 

WHEN: Thru Oct. 24, 2021
WHERE: Virtual/Online

Get stoked for the 2021 presentation of the most outrageous, adventure-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Follow along as some of the world's best adventurers and filmmakers hike tough trails, paddle wild waters and ski steep slopes. 

GLOW AT THE GARDENS

WHEN: October 19–24, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Wind your way down luminaria-lined pathways decked with spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds. Pumpkin artists use all local pumpkins to the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving and create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o'-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. You'll also enjoy a wide array of activities and entertainment, as well as seasonal food and beverages.

MCGREGOR SCARE: FAMILY FUN

WHEN: October 23–24 and 30–31, 2021
WHERE: McGregor Square
Prepare for the ultimate Halloween at McGregor Scare, with two weekends full of Halloween shenanigans! Bring the whole family on Saturdays and Sundays for festive fall fun, including pumpkin decorating, face painting and spooky movies on the lawn. The littles will especially love Trick-or-Treat Street on Saturday, October 30, a unique opportunity to explore McGregor Square and score some candy along the way.

THE WESTY HALF & 5K

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2021
WHERE: Westminster Promenade Terrace, Westminster
Get out to enjoy the crisp autumn air at the Westy Half & 5k. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and dress your pup in a costume too! Stick around after your run/walk for finisher food, free photos, age group awards, expo shopping and to cheer on fellow runners at the finish line.

CARVING & COCKTAILS

WHEN: October 24, 2021
WHERE: Denver Union Station
Bring your mad pumpkin-carving skills and turn some gourds into ghouls at Terminal Bar’s Carving & Cocktails event. Tickets include a pumpkin, all the Jack-o-Lantern carving necessities you’ll need and one delicious seasonal cocktail. This event is 21+. 

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BOONION STATION TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2021
WHERE: Denver Union Station
All of Denver’s costumed characters, both little and adult-sized are invited to take part in the 7th annual BOOnion Station Trick-or-Treat Parade. This free, family-friendly celebration will feature trick-or-treating, mini-train rides, balloon artists, face painting and more. The parade begins at 5 p.m., with prizes awarded for first, second and third place overall best costumes.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COLORADO HARVEST FEST TRUNK OR TREAT

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2021
WHERE: Ball Arena
This years’ Trunk or Treat Harvest Festival brings the fun into your vehicle! Special Olympics Colorado is creating drive-thru carnival games that can be easily sanitized between uses and that will be doable from the car window. There will also be a costume contest and best-decorated trunk contest, along with a drive-up photo booth. 

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12TH ANNUAL PARANORMAL PALACE

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues
Denver’s premier Halloween gala is set in a haunted palace with ghosts floating on the dance floor, candelabras and truly terrifying art installations. It also features Denver's largest costume contest, boasting $2,000 in prizes.

COLOWEEN

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
Coloween features two massive dance floors, haunted-themed corridors, immersive art installations, Colorado’s top DJs, festival-quality sound, lights and lasers! Get ready for theatrical performers, including aerial performances, fire throwers, sexy dancers and haunted house actors making every moment of the event exhilarating. Mix and mingle with thousands of costumed guests and even compete in the famous $1,500 costume contest.

HALLOWEEN ZOMBIE CRAWL

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Gin Mill
Zombies will take over the streets of Denver’s LoDo district! Come in costume and pick up your zombie survival kit at check-in. Your kit will include a map of all participating bars and nightclubs with listed entry and drink specials, along with a book of drink vouchers for discounts and free Halloween welcome shots at select venues. Roam the streets with your friends or join hundreds of other costumed pub crawlers. Your Zombie Crawl wristband will also provide free entry at several Zombie Crawl Halloween bar crawl after parties!

NICOLE MOUDABER HALLOWEEN WAREHOUSE EXPERIENCE

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: ReelWorks Denver (formerly EXDO)
Trick or treat yourself this Halloween as the HallowQUEEN of techno and house music Nicole BOOdaber joins us for her first haunted “Warehouse Experience.” Come dressed in costume and get ready to dance till you drop!

SHOCKTOBER 2021

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
Celebrate Halloween Pro Wrestling style! Rocky Mountain Pro and Coloween are proud to bring you Shocktober with special guests WWE Superstar Gangrel and D'Lo Brown at Stanley Marketplace

2021 DENVER HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Celtic Tavern
Calling all costume wearers, pop culture icons and doppelgangers! From dance parties and DJs to live bands to costume contests, your costume-wearing crew will be in heaven — or bloody hell — as you venture to dozens of amazing Halloween venues.

ZOMBIE PROM

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Denver Union Station
Held in Union Station's Great Hall, Terminal Bar, and Cooper Lounge, this ticketed event will feature spooky cocktails and bites, a costume contest, killer beats and more! Open to ages 21 and older.

Wild Fall at Denver Zoo

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Zoo
Every day during the month of October, Denver Zoo is launching special family-focused "falloween" activities throughout its 84-acre campus. Under a "cryptid" theme (mythical animals like Bigfoot), look for costumed creatures, pumpkin carvings, festive food and drinks, and majestic animal demonstrations.

CORN MAZE

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms, Littleton
Get lost in Chatfield Farms' seven-acre Corn Maze, or simply watch the fun from one of two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Smaller visitors (age 10 and under) can explore the corn mini-maze. 

MONSTER TO MIDNIGHT

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Distortions Monster World at Denver Pavilions
Get up close and personal with monsters from popular movies, television and your favorite haunted attractions at this spectacularly spooky after-hours event at Distortions Monster World. Interact with vampires, dragons, werewolves and live characters at this family-friendly, limited-time engagement.

FRIGHT FEST

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

By day, Fright Fest features family-friendly festivities, like free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and several Halloween-themed interactive challenges. (Note: KiddieLand will close at 6:00 p.m. to begin Fright by Night, which is recommended for guests over 12 years of age.) When the sun goes down, Fright Fest comes alive and creatures lurk around every thrilling corner as the air fills with blood-curdling shrieks, shrills and chills. In addition to your favorite theme park rides, get terrorized with three haunted attractions: No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. These multi-sensory experiences thrust guests into the action as they make their way through dark pathways, explore the site of a nightmarish inn, navigate a carnival graveyard overrun by flesh-hungry clowns and take part in bone-chilling live performances bringing stories of the undead back to life! 

FAN EXPO Denver: SPECIAL EDITION

WHEN: Oct. 29–31, 2021
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

Get your costumes ready for the premier pop-culture fan experience, taking place over Halloween weekend and featuring celebrity guests, panels, workshops, meet-and-greets, and shopping.

LEAKYCON DENVER

WHEN: Oct. 29–31, 2021
WHERE: Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center

Join Harry Potter fans from across the globe as they gather for a weekend-long celebration of The Boy Who Lived and the extraordinary impact his story has had on both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds.

HALLOWEEN HOOPLA

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Kids Wonder, Centennial
Head to Centennial this Halloween for a spooktacular good time featuring entertainment, costume parades and a trick-or-treat street. Both kids and adults are encouraged to come in their favorite costume, but safety first — no sharp or pointy objects or choking hazards, please! 

NOVEMBER

Día de los Muertos Celebration

WHEN: Nov. 6, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

The 10th anniversary of Denver Botanic Gardens’ celebration of this cultural holiday will include both on-site and virtual offerings, including a mercado showcasing artist vendors from Colorado selling their Día de los Muertos original art pieces, prints, folk art, jewelry, t-shirt designs and more, as well as Alebrijes Iluminados (Oct. 27–Nov. 5, 2021) — colorful illuminated sculptures made by Mexican artists Rubén Miguel Castillo and Óscar Becerra — and Noches Iluminadas in the evenings (Nov. 1–5, 2021)

THORTON DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

WHEN: Nov. 6, 2021
WHERE: 750 W 96th Ave., Thornton

Celebrate this cultural holiday (also known as Day of the Dead) with interactive art experiences, mariachis, folkorico dancers, a contest of Catrinas, face painting, a mercado, art installations and an ofrenda. There will also be affordable local food trucks.

DENVER ARTS WEEK

WHEN: Nov. 5–13, 2021
WHERE: Throughout Denver

Denver Arts Week is a celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls.

DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN: Nov. 3–14, 2021
WHERE: Throughout Denver

Now in its 44th year, this annual festival brings in some of the best storytelling from around the world. 

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