Looking for things to do in Denver this Halloween? Get ready for a spectacular October. Explore a seven-acre corn maze. Go for a spooky run. And enjoy haunting Halloween movies on outdoor screens. 

2021 HALLOWEEN HAUNTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

CORN MAZE

WHEN: Sept. 17–Oct. 31 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
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. 

PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 1–3, 2021
WHERE: Four Mile Historic Park

This annual gourd gala is the perfect way to kick off the fall season, with a build-your-own-scarecrow activity, fall-themed games and arts and crafts, a s'mores station, tractor rides, face painting, axe throwing, an autumnal artisan marketplace, whimsical treats from The Inventing Room and more! 

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 8–10, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
Celebrate fall with a treasured October tradition for the entire family. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children's activities, food, music and fun. 

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.

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. 

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.

'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'

WHEN: Thru Nov. 12, 2021
WHERE: St. Lukes UMC, Highlands Ranch
Celebrate the wackiness in every family with this best-selling Broadway musical adapted for school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. Everything will change on the fateful night the Addams family hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Put on by Performing Arts Academy students in grades 3–6!

DISTORTIONS MONSTER WORLD

WHEN: Thru Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Ready to get up close and personal with the things that go bump in the night? Come to Distortions Monster World (if you dare), where surprises will greet you around every corner on an out-of-this-world interactive adventure. This series of cinematic environments featuring immersive installations and infamous creatures and characters will truly transport you to another place!

GHOULISHLY GROWN-UP HALLOWEEN FUN

COLORADO FESTIVAL OF HORROR

WHEN: Sept. 10–12, 2021
WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Central Park

Can't wait for October to start celebrating the spookiest season? Head to the Colorado Festival of Horror — an intimate fan experience and convention for all things horror, featuring celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, performers and more. 

THE 13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Sept. 11–12, 17–19 and 24–26; Oct. 1–3, 5–10 and 12–31; Nov. 1, 5–6 and 12–13, 2021
WHERE: 3400 E. 52nd Ave. 
Hailed by Fangoria Magazine as "the #1 scariest haunted attraction in the U.S.," the 13th Floor Haunted House takes guests through not one but THREE frightening tours of horror. This year's attractions include Frost-Bite (a state-of-the-art cryogenics lab that has had a breakthrough in reanimating the dead), The Dollmaker (a creepy house at the end of the street filled with a collection of Victorian dolls inhabited by the spirit of their evil maker) and Bad Blood (a bloody battle between vampires and werewolves). The scares promise thrills with intricate sets, highly selective casting and incredible special effects makeup that is sure to make reality and fiction blur into terror. Tickets will sell out, so buy yours online in advance!

THE ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES EXPO

WHEN: Oct. 2, 2021
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center 

Lovers of the strange, unusual and bizarre won't want to miss the Oddities & Curiosities Expo! This event focuses on the weird, with local and national vendors selling all things strange and unusual: taxidermy, preserved specimens, odd antiques, horror and Halloween merchandise, original artwork, animal and human skulls/bones, jewelry made from insects/bones, clothing, antique medical equipment, vintage circus collectibles and much more.

Ghosts in the Gardens Tour

WHEN: Oct. 14–16 and 28–30, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Tag along at Denver Botanic Gardens after hours as guides share haunting stories of the Gardens’ 100 years of history inside and outside of what used to be called “The Boneyard.” Each tour features staff ghost stories, real overnight security ghost encounters and intriguing history, including access to the haunted Waring House, which is not normally open to the public. 

PENNY'S DREADFUL

WHEN: Oct. 14–17, 21–24 and 28–31, 2021
WHERE: Wonderbound

Penny isn’t your everyday vampire, but she’s trapped in the everyday of eternal life as a 20-something with “her whole life ahead of her.” The sensational gothic traditions popularized by Victorian mass-produced periodicals called “Penny Dreadfuls” will be the point of departure for this new performance. Complimentary bites and libations at every show!

FLATBUSH ZOMBIES

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Welcome to the Freak Show! This weird and wonderful evening at Red Rocks showcases Flatbush Zombies with Earl Sweatshirt, Young MA, Reason, Teezo Touchdown and Nyck Caution.

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 (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!

GOLDEN GHOSTS & SPIRITS HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Goosetown Station
The promise of gold brought many people to nearby Golden. Few left with riches. Most left empty-handed. And some never left at all! Spend an evening exploring historic Golden in search of those who refuse to rest. Tours run about 2.5 hours and begin and end at pubs in Downtown Golden, with one stop halfway through for a refresher. One drink is included at the starting point (Goosetown Station). Non-alcoholic beverages are also available.

GHOSTS OF CAPITOL HILL TOUR

WHEN: Thru Nov. 13, 2021
WHERE: Capitol Hill
Denver's ghosts, ghouls and apparitions have stories to tell, especially in Capitol Hill — one of the Mile High City's oldest, most prominent neighborhoods. Your guide will share a blend of the Denver legend, lore, history and mystery that will raise the hairs on your arms, send shivers down your spine and give you a glimpse into the strange happenings of Denver's seedy past!

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