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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. 

2021 HALLOWEEN HAUNTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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.

'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!

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! 

HARVEST FEST

WHEN: Oct. 2, 2021
WHERE: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse

This free, all-day, all-ages event is a celebration of all things autumn! Enjoy pumpkin-themed food and drink specials, plus get $5 off bottles of Ironton's seasonal Pumpkin Spice Liqueur. Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (any size is just $5), then decorate your pumpkin. Shop farm-fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Mini Harvest Market in the Backyard. Release some frustration with guided axe throwing. Take a fall-themed selfie at the Harvest Truck photo booth. Sign up in advance to compete in the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest to win great prizes. (21+ only). Enjoy live music from great local acts all day long, then cozy up for an outdoor screening of "Hocus Pocus" at 8 p.m. Safe, family-friendly costumes are encouraged all day, and there's a costume contest at 7 p.m.

FRIGHT FEST: FAMILY BY DAY

WHEN: Oct. 2–31, 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.)

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

WHEN: Oct. 8–10, 2021
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms, Littleton
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. 

OCTOBER MOVIE NIGHTS AT MARJORIE PARK

WHEN: Oct. 15–16 and 28–29, 2021
WHERE: Marjorie Park, Greenwood Village
Enjoy a Halloween-themed movie at Marjorie Park featuring pre-movie yard games, carnival food fare, hot drinks and bar items available for on-site purchase. 

  • Oct. 15, 2021: Death Becomes Her
  • Oct. 16, 2021: Beetlejuice
  • Oct. 28, 2021: Hocus Pocus
  • Oct. 29, 2021: The Addams Family

 

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.

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!

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. 

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.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
It’s a spooktacular event for all little monsters! This ghastly good time is a family-favorite concert featuring music from films, television and more. Costumes are encouraged!

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! 

GHOULISHLY GROWN-UP HALLOWEEN FUN

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!

THE 13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Sept. 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!

BITE & OTHER BITS

WHEN: Sept. 24–25, 2021
WHERE: The Arts Hub, Lafayette

What nightmare lies in the shadows? What strange creatures linger in the void? Can a human survive once they have felt a sweet vampire bite? In the Wings presents this original, full-length production celebrating vampire covens, nightmares and strange things that roam in the night. The tantalizing aerial and ground dance will leave you feeling haunted!

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.

FRIGHT FEST: FRIGHT BY NIGHT

WHEN: Oct. 2–31, 2021
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

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! 

ARCHITECTURE OF A HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Oct. 7, 2021
WHERE: Virtual & Online

When you imagine a haunted house, what do you see? Learn about architecture types, styles and features common in depictions of haunted houses and explore how and why haunted houses began to look a certain way in popular culture. This virtual evening will be paired with a driving map so that you can motor about on a moonlit night and find these classic styles among Denver’s historic homes.

DENVER HORROR STORY CABARET

WHEN: Oct. 7, 14 and 20, 2021
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret

Welcome down to the most haunted room in town, where you'll find a burlesque tribute to the iconic characters of the hit TV show "American Horror Story." Buried beneath the Clocktower, our freak show stars some truly twisted souls!

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!

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!

FLATBUSH ZOMBIES

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2021
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison
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 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

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