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Denver Halloween: Mile High Haunts

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. 

2023 Ghoulishly Grown-Up Halloween Fun

A Cheesman Park Ghost Tour

WHEN: Thru Nov. 3, 2023
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). You’ll hear haunting tales and hair-raising first accounts of paranormal activity, uncover the truth behind the spine-chilling process used to remove the bodies from the cemetery, and determine for yourself if the park is truly haunted. One thing's for sure: These stories will leave you looking over your shoulder as you make your way home!


WHEN: Thru Nov. 4, 2023
WHERE: 10798 Yukon St., Westminster
The Frightmare Compound is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and they are holding nothing back! Madness will claw at your senses as you enter the portal of fear itself. Cross the threshold and get lost in the finest horror house you'll ever encounter. Terror bedevils in this property; do you dare to visit its tenants? In addition to the main haunted attraction, there are mini escape rooms, a monster museum, and a coffin simulator that lets you experience what it would be like to be buried alive! Grab your bravest friends and come see what everyone is screaming about.

Golden Ghosts & Spirits Haunted Pub Crawl

WHEN: Thru Nov. 4, 2023
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.

13th Floor Haunted House

WHEN: Thru Nov. 5, 2023
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 The Deadland (where you'll come face to face with the roaming "infected"), Repossessed (a nightmare realm haunted by Mara the Nun) and Fairy Tale Nightmare (villains of the fairytale world have united to capture both the darkest of evil beasts and the sweetest of heroes into their new world of lore). For more spooky fun, stop by the Shriekeasy Bar or The Piggy Bank Shot Spot for themed cocktails and other drinks, try your hand at Class Axe Throwing, attack the undead at the Graveyard Shift Zombie Shooting Range, learn what your future holds at the Secret Skull Tiki Tarot Experience, and attempt to escape the clutches of an evil clown in No Name's Curtain Chaos.

The Talking Dead! Immersive Haunted Scavenger Hunt

WHEN: Nov. 4, 2023
WHERE: Various venues in Golden
When Thomas Golden left Arapahoe City with his friend George Jackson in January of 1859, he had no idea how his fortune was about to change. The pair discovered a massive vein of gold in what we know today as Idaho Springs. But a flash flood washed away their map—and with it, their hopes and dreams. Finally, the maps have resurfaced, and you found one! Do you have what it takes to scour the town of Old Golden City for the clues to find Golden’s hidden gold stash? When you arrive at your starting location to retrieve your map, you'll be sent off into the night to explore the town of Old Golden City in search of the clues that Thomas Golden left behind, leading to his stash of gold. Along the way, you'll find hidden clues, helpful ghosts, and discounts at your favorite watering holes to help keep your spirits up. Fill in the missing pieces on the map and solve the puzzle!

Official Denver Halloween Bar Crawl

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Multiple venues in Denver
Visit several bars in the city, each with unique Halloween drink specials, decor and spooky surprises. From ghostly cocktails to pumpkin beer, each bar offers a special drink to fit the Halloween theme. Don't get caught in cobwebs or scared by skeletons or spooky lighting, which will be all over this Halloween. Come dressed in your scariest or most creative costume to compete for prizes in the costume contest, and don't be afraid to sing along to Halloween-themed songs that will be rocking the venues all night long. Pay once to drink, party and crawl all four evenings!

Haunted History

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Be guided through the haunted property with one of their experienced storytellers for an in-depth look at the history of Denver Botanic Gardens. This one-night experience after dark is extremely limited to ensure the best experience, so register early!

The Roast of Halloween (South)

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Comedy Works South, Greenwood Village
Welcome to the House of Horrors! Come to the Dungeon of Despair if you dare. Okay, more like the House of Hilarity and the Dungeon of Delirium. Either way, you won't want to miss this wickedly funny Halloween Roast! Comedy Works South has summoned the best of Denver’s headlining comics who transform into your favorite monsters, ghosts and ghouls. Then it is every last Specter for themselves as we unleash them on the best stand-up stage in the country in order to verbally slaughter each other for your sick Halloween pleasure.

Protest The Hero

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: The Bluebird Theater
Catch Protest The Hero: Halloween Is For Always with Moon Tooth live at the Bluebird Theater.


WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Rialto Theater, Loveland
Gregorian chant has always had an eerie, otherworldly quality, so it seems appropriate to host these international artists on Halloween night! Loveland will be the only Colorado venue on this tour timed with the release of their latest PBS concert special.

The Roast of Halloween (Downtown)

WHEN: Nov. 1, 2023
WHERE: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
Welcome to the House of Horrors! Come to the Dungeon of Despair if you dare. Okay, more like the House of Hilarity and the Dungeon of Delirium. Either way, you won't want to miss this wickedly funny Halloween Roast! Comedy Works South has summoned the best of Denver’s headlining comics who transform into your favorite monsters, ghosts and ghouls. Then it is every last Specter for themselves as we unleash them on the best stand-up stage in the country in order to verbally slaughter each other for your sick Halloween pleasure.

Day of the Dead Cooking Class

WHEN: Nov. 2, 2023
WHERE: Plot Twist Bakery, Littleton
Join Plot Twist Bakery for a festive culinary adventure celebrating the vibrant traditions of Day of the Dead in an immersive cooking class! In this two-hour class, you’ll unleash your inner chef and learn to craft three mouth-watering Mexican delights: salsa verde, guacamole, and chorizo-stuffed poblano peppers. After all that hard work, you’ll sit down to enjoy your feast, which you can pair with your choice of traditional Mexican beverage: horchata or hibiscus agua fresca. And as the grand finale, you'll enjoy a decadent treat: chocolate caramel flan cake!


Halloween Haunts for the Whole Family

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Hudson Gardens

Presented and produced 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, a nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs and dragons illuminate the grounds of Hudson Gardens in a soft, inviting glow where you’ll find magic around every corner.

Butterfly Pavilions Spiders Around the World

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster

Just in time for the spooky season, Butterfly Pavilion transforms into a captivating spider wonderland with the astonishing limited-time exhibition Spiders Around the World. This year’s Halloween-inspired spider collection showcases more than 20 different tarantula species from across the globe, such as the Columbian Pumpkin and Sapphire Ornamental tarantulas. Prepare to be mesmerized by these incredible eight-legged creatures as we celebrate their beauty, complexity and importance in our ecosystem. Walk among the webs of hundreds of free-roaming, orb-weaving spiders and meet the offspring of Rosie the Tarantula, then, the last two weeks of October, go bug-a-boo trick-or-treating! After the little ones have gone to bed, guests can experience Butterfly Pavilion with an after-hours guided flashlight tour through four indoor exhibit areas featuring diverse invertebrates at every corner.

Yo Soy Arte: Calacas y Catrinas

WHEN: Thru Nov. 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens and Aurora Public Libraries
This captivating exhibition celebrates Mexican culture and the artistic traditions of Día de los Muertos. It brings to life the calacas (skeletons) and catrinas (elegant skeletons satirizing high society) found in Mexican traditions. The unique approach Mexicans take toward death—cheerful and festive—is showcased with larger-than-life paper-mâché catrinas created by Los Angeles artist Ricardo Soltero and calacas hand-painted by Colorado Latinx artists. Find calacas on view at Denver Botanic Gardens (included with admission) and catrinas on view at Aurora Public Libraries.

The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada

WHEN: Thru May 12, 2024
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibition presents the work of the iconic 19th-century Mexican artist and lithographer whose illustrations of skeletal figures known as calaveras and catrinas have become an essential part of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Featuring a select set of Posada’s prints, including many of his most famous calaveras, Skeletal World also includes art that showcases his enduring legacy.

Halloween Kids Fest

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Downtown Aquarium
Have a spooktacular time! Join Downtown Aquarium's mascot, Sharkey, and his friends for not-so-haunted train rides, pumpkin painting, monster mural coloring, science experiments, shows and so much more! Kids in costume get half-price exhibit entry with adult purchase!

Family Make and Take: Traditions of Día de los Muertos Papier Mache Calaveras

WHEN: Oct. 29–30, 2023
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cartonería (papier mache) is a form of Mexican folk art used to create objects that are essential to celebrating Mexican holidays and festivals, including Día de los Muertos. Instead of representing fear and death, calaveras (skulls) symbolize the celebration of life and are often placed on the ofrenda as an offering. Join in to paint and decorate papier mache calaveras sculptures created by contemporary Mexican artists Óscar Becerra-Mora and Ruben Mica.

Munchkin Masquerade

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2023
WHERE: Pearl Street Mall, Boulder
Each year, Downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, fairies and princes, superheroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along historic Pearl Street Mall!

Day of the Dead Celebration

WHEN: Nov. 3, 2023
WHERE: Lakewood
Celebrate Day of the Dead in the 40 West Arts District with Pirates! Pirate: Contemporary Art presents its annual Dia De Los Muertos event and art show. The free event features Aztec Dancers, a Procession and Pinatas. Pirate has hosted its Day Of The Dead show for more than three decades as a neighborhood party and artistic celebration of Mexican culture. Featured for the duration of the show are altars honoring the dead assembled by local families and schools, as well as artwork by K–12 schools from Denver and Jefferson county.

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