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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

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. 

OCTOBER MOVIE NIGHTS AT MARJORIE PARK

WHEN: Oct. 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. 28, 2021: Hocus Pocus
  • Oct. 29, 2021: The Addams Family

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!

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2021
WHERE: Hudson Gardens
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns will delight adults and children alike under a magnificent glow of 5,000 hand-carved funkins and larger-than-life funkin displays. A magical carnival, nautical seascape, dinosaurs, and dragons will illuminate the grounds of the gardens where magic can be found around every corner.

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.

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. 

FRIGHT FEST: FAMILY BY DAY

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.)

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.

MCGREGOR SCARE: FAMILY FUN

WHEN: Oct. 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, Oct. 30, a unique opportunity to explore McGregor Square and score some candy along the way.

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! 

'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!

SPOOKADELIA 4: THE CURSE OF NOVO ITA

WHEN: Thru Nov. 28, 2021
WHERE: Spectra Art Space

Spookadelia investigates the human condition and our relationship with self and the world while providing a fresh take on art consumption and the haunted experience. This all-ages psychedelic immersive art, augmented reality and theatrical experience is spooky fun for the whole family!

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

MCGREGOR SCARE: DANCE 'TILL YOU'RE DEAD

WHEN: Oct. 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, Oct. 29, during the Silent Disco. Themed cocktails and Halloween games await. Don't forget the costume!

Maris the Great and the F.O.D.

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2021
WHERE: The Venue (1451 Cortez St.); 7 p.m.
Performance artist and punk rocker Maris the Great (pictured above with the mohawk) is famous around Denver for his undead music as well as his almost too realistic staged crime scenes. Check out him and his band live. 

Ghosts in the Gardens Tour

WHEN: Oct. 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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

FRIGHT FEST: FRIGHT BY NIGHT

WHEN: Thru Oct. 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! 

PENNY'S DREADFUL

WHEN: Oct. 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!

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: Oct. 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!

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