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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. 

2022 Ghoulishly Grown-Up Halloween Fun

Ghosts in the Gardens – Open Air Scare

WHEN: Thru Oct. 29, 2022
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. 

Victorian Horrors

WHEN: Oct. 27–29, 2022
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum
The ghosts of Victorian Horrors past are rising! Creep from room to room of the historic Molly Brown House, hearing tales directly from gothic greats and some notable locals. Your visit with the spirits will be approximately 45–60 minutes. Your presence enlivens their lonely existence! Just remember: ghosts don't do tours, so please plan a visit to the museum during daylight hours if you'd like to spend time looking at the house. 

Penny's Dreadful

WHEN: Thru Oct. 30, 2022
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 performance. Complimentary bites and libations at every show!

Adult Trick or Treat Cocktail Experience

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2022
WHERE: Dairy Block
Trick-or-treat yourself to fall-inspired cocktails around the Block this spooky season! Stop in and enjoy seasonal beverages from seven participating establishments inspired by your favorite classic Halloween movies, including Blanchard Family Wines ("Hocus Pocus" Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Autumn Dance), Poka Lola Social Club ("Scooby Doo" Mystery Machine), Kachina Cantina ("Coco" Un Poco Loco), Denver Milk Market ("What We Do in the Shadows" Dead but Delicious), Westbound & Down ("Ghostbusters" Back Off Man I Am a Scientist), Seven Grand ("The Shining" All Work & No Play) and Deviation Distilling ("Zombieland" Zombie Tiki).

Anderson Farms: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror In the Corn

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2022
WHERE: 6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie
Anderson Farms is so much more than a pumpkin patch. It's got everything from a corn maze to wagon rides to pedal carts for the little kids to the Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror In the Corn for the bigger kids and adults!

The 13th Floor Haunted House

WHEN: Thru Nov. 5, 2022
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 Primal Fear (where guests come face to face with the beast known as Bigfoot), Midnight Mania (a college frat party terrorized by the Blackthorn Slasher) and all Hallows Eve (a cursed group of undead trick or treaters who rise up from their shallow graves in search of blood, guts and candy). 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. For more spooky fun, stop by the Shriekeasy Bar for themed cocktails and other drinks, try your hand at Class Axe Throwing, or put your wits to the test with Mini Escape Games. Tickets will sell out, so buy yours online in advance!

The Talking Dead! Golden's Premier Haunted Pub Crawl

WHEN: Thru Nov. 5, 2022
WHERE: Goosetown Station, Golden 
This isn't your average ghost tour! Golden's premier haunted pub crawl returns as the veil between worlds once again grows thin. Journey back to Golden's Wild West with stories of shoot outs, secret liaisons and MURDER! Learn about historic and haunted Downtown Golden while enjoying the best saloons in town! One beverage at the first bar is included with the ticket price, with more available for purchase.

Golden Ghosts & Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

WHEN: Thru Nov. 18, 2022
WHERE: Goosetown Station, Golden
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. 19, 2022
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! You'll visit the sites that inspired the movies "The Changeling" and "Poltergeist," an old burial graveyard turned park, the most haunted home in Colorado and historic haunted mansions with reported paranormal activity. 

A Cheesman Park Ghost Tour

WHEN: Thru Dec. 1, 2022
WHERE: Cheesman Park
What lurks beneath the surface of Denver’s beautiful Cheesman Park? During this 1.5-hour walking ghost tour, you will uncover the eerie history behind the park (Denver’s first city cemetery). Along the tour you’ll hear haunting tales and hair-raising first accounts of paranormal activity. You’ll discover the truth behind the spine-chilling process used to remove the bodies from the cemetery and you'll determine for yourself whether the park is truly haunted.

Adulting with the Animals: Monster Masquerade

WHEN: Oct. 27, 2022
WHERE: Denver Zoo
Explore the zoo with your kid-free crew and celebrate spooky season with creepy-crawly Animal Ambassadors, cool character photo ops, a costume contest and a live DJ!

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2022
WHERE: PACE Center, Parker
Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient presents an immersive interactive shadow cast performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." In this cult classic story, sweethearts Brad and Janet happen upon an eerie castle after their car breaks down during a rainstorm. The castle is home to the diabolical mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and his gang of henchmen. Once inside, Brad and Janet are swept in a whirlwind of dancing, rock ‘n roll, sex and the creation of life itself. This is an audience participation movie where viewers are encouraged to dress up and have fun! One costume contest winner will win two free tickets to "The Addams Family!" 

Paranormal Palace

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts & Venues
Denver’s premier Halloween gala is set over three floors in a haunted palace with ghosts floating on the dance floor, candelabras and truly terrifying art installations. It also features the country's largest costume contest, boasting $2,000 in prizes. Enjoy an open bar and more than 50 live performances. This year's theme is Western World, so bring on the sexy and spooky western costumes!

Coloween

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Stockyards Event Center (RiNo)
Coloween is Colorado’s longest-running adult Halloween party! Enjoy state-of-the-art production, two massive stages, 40 bars, mind-bending immersive installations, dozens of interactive performers, nationally touring club-style DJs and five thousand costumed attendees competing to win $1,000 in the Best Costume Contest or $1,000 in the Celebrity Dressed Fashion Show Contest.

Flatbush Zombies

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Welcome to the Freek Show! Catch Flatbush Zombies live with Freddie Gibbs, Danny Brown, Coast Contra and Col3trane. 

LoDo Zombie Crawl

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
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!

The HalloWeekend Pub Crawl

WHEN: Oct. 29 and 31, 2022
WHERE: Pour House
Denver's annual HalloWeekend Pub Crawls are unlike any other event! Walk right into each of the best bars as if you were like a ghost with free admission into only the best bars in Denver! Take advantage of some spooktacular drink specials available at the venues with friends and other creepy Pub Crawlers who are dressed up for the Halloween spirit. Enjoy three nights of bar crawls with the three-day pass! 

Denver Halloween Bar Crawl

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: El Tejano
Calling all Halloween lovers, costume wearers and party animals: Are you ready to join an unforgettable Halloween Bar Crawl experience that will leave you wanting more? From dance parties, DJs and live bands, to costume contests and drink specials, your costume-sporting crew will be in heaven —or bloody hell — as you venture to a variety of amazing venues this Halloween.

The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Downtown Denver
Hit 5+ venues with more than 1,000 other creepy crawlers during this "Make Your Own Adventure Crawl." Enjoy free drinks and shots, food and drink specials, no cover charges, a costume contest and a horrifyingly fun after party at Sip | Ultra Lounge!

Mile High Spirits Halloween Party: Haunted Mansion Zombie Ball

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Mile High Spirits
Experience Mile High like you never have before with a haunted grave that will awaken the zombie in all of us. DJs begin at 5 p.m. with DENCO headlining at 11 p.m. Compete for $2,000 in cash prizes for the best costume + tons of MHS merch giveaways + bottle prizes for best Halloween spirit. You won't be disappointed!

Boo ‘n Brew on Colfax Avenue

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Josephine & Colorado Blvd.
This annual event is two parts: one part kids and family fun and one part adult self-led Halloween bar crawl! From 1–4 p.m., Colfax will come alive with the cutest costumed kiddos, a family-friendly block party complete with trick-or-treating at more than 20 Colfax businesses, live music, pumpkin decorating, and food and drink specials. That evening, Boo n’ Brew welcomes back the adults for a spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl. Participating businesses will offer the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more.

 

Halloween Haunts for the Whole Family

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

WHEN: Thru Oct. 29, 2022
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. 

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2022
WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center, Littleton
Presented by The Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns will delight adults and children alike under a magnificent glow of 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins and larger-than-life pumpkin displays. A magical carnival, nautical sea-scape, pirate ship, dinosaurs and dragons will illuminate the grounds of Hudson Gardens in a soft, inviting glow where you’ll find magic around every corner.

Anderson Farms: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror In the Corn

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2022
WHERE: 6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie
Anderson Farms is so much more than a pumpkin patch. It's got everything from a corn maze to wagon rides to pedal carts for the little kids to the Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror In the Corn for the bigger kids and adults!

'The Old Man and The Old Moon'

WHEN: Oct. 28–30, Nov. 4–6 and 11–13, 2022
WHERE: Center Stage Theatre, Evergreen
The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he can remember, but when she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change.

Seedlings: Pumpkins, Gourds and More!

WHEN: Oct. 26–28, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Join the experts at Denver Botanic Gardens to explore pumpkins and their close relatives. Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Programs include stories, nature walks and art projects. Ages 3–6 years on October 26, ages 24–36 months on October 27 and ages 18–24 months on October 28.

Disney In Concert: Tim Burton’s 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

WHEN: Oct. 28–29, 2022
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Back by popular demand, see one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing and effects, accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, "this is Halloween!"

Boo ‘n Brew on Colfax Avenue

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE: Josephine & Colorado Blvd.
This annual event is two parts: one part kids and family fun and one part adult self-led Halloween bar crawl! From 1–4 p.m., Colfax will come alive with the cutest costumed kiddos, a family-friendly block party complete with trick-or-treating at more than 20 Colfax businesses, live music, pumpkin decorating, and food and drink specials. That evening, Boo n’ Brew welcomes back the adults for a spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl. Participating businesses will offer the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more.

Halloween Spooktacular!

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2022
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television and more, played by your Colorado Symphony! Costumes are encouraged, and the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd. It’s a ghostly-good time for every little monster and their mummy!

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