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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 classic movies on outdoor screens. 

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

BOO AT THE ZOO: STORYBOOK SAFARI

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: Denver Zoo
This modified, masked version of Denver’s family favorite features classic animal stories and fairy tales come to life with costumed characters, mythical creatures, unforgettable animal experiences and seasonal food and drink! Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks will still be up for your enjoyment, too!

FALL DAYS AT FRITZLER FARM PARK

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: Fritzler Farm, LaSalle
The Fritzler family has welcomed young and old to their farm for two decades, offering more than 25 attractions during their fall season! Make your way through a corn maze, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, drive pedal go-carts, ride the barrel train and shoot pumpkin cannons. 

CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: 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. In October, pick the perfect pumpkin from the 10-acre Pumpkin Patch.

BUG-A-BOO

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster
Put on your best Halloween costumes and join Butterfly Pavilion for safe, physically distanced trick-or-treating!

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

WHEN: Thru Nov. 1, 2020
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens (online)

This traditional Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration offers fun for the whole family. This year's celebration is a virtual experience tand will include a short film competition; a Día de Mole Negro cooking class; and a virtual mercado with Colorado makers selling original art pieces, prints, folk art, jewelry. Check the website throughout the month for more online activities like downloadable coloring pages, sugar skull cookie recipes and more. 

SPOOKADELIA 3: BACK TO THE SOURCE | IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE

WHEN: Thru Nov. 30, 2020
WHERE: Spectra Art Space
This all-ages experience is part scavenger hunt, part haunt and part art installation. Guests will try to solve the puzzle of the psyche by journeying through the neon jungle of archetypes. Those who solve the puzzle in time will free the Crone and race to get her back to her home in Crone Throne Forest. Each room is immersive, interactive and mind-bending, and while the installations and experience are “spooky,” they're also family-friendly and full of delight.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION

WHEN: Thru Jan. 9, 2021
WHERE: Longmont Museum
Día de los Muertos makes its return to the Longmont Museum's main gallery this fall for a special exhibition of community ofrendas (altars) and the artwork of renowned Colorado artist Tony Ortega. The exhibition will include paintings, illustrations, prints, mixed media works and a newly commissioned downtown mural in honor of our 20th Día de los Muertos anniversary.

GLOW AT THE GARDENS

WHEN: Oct. 20–25, 2020
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.

SPOOKTACULAR 2020

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2020
WHERE: Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock
It's time for fall fun with the entire family! Enjoy all things not-so-spooky at Spooktacular. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged and activities include games, prizes, food and — of course — candy. This free event will be held outdoors, so please dress warmly. Attendance will be limited to 250 participants at a time, so attendees will need to register for a time slot beforehand. 

BOO AT THE BRIDGE

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2020
WHERE: Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Cañon City
Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular Halloween treat: trick-or-treating across the highest suspension bridge in America after hours!

SPOOKTACULAR BREW RUN

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2020
WHERE: LandLocked Ales, Lakewood
This spooky Brew Run is dog- and family-friendly and benefits an amazing local charity: Epic Experience. Epic Experience organizes free, week-long outdoor adventure camps for individuals fighting cancer. In addition to the 5k run along the beautiful Bear Creek Greenbelt, there will be a socially distanced costume contest and, of course, post-run brews! 

SPOOKY SPRINT

WHEN: Oct. 24–25, 2020
WHERE: Denver
The Spooky Sprint is an annual Halloween-themed run that's perfect for the whole family. The fun includes some scary-good swag, chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, a costume contest, a free kids' dash, great post-race food and plenty of post-race family-friendly activities. 

HALLOWEEN WEEK - TRICK OR TREAT

WHEN: Oct. 25–31, 2020
WHERE: The Melting Pot, Littleton
The week of Halloween, bring your kids to The Melting Pot for lunch or dinner! Every costumed kiddo (12 and under) will receive a free Halloween treat! Reservations required. 

HALLOWEEN HULLABALOO DRIVE-IN MOVIES

WHEN: Oct. 30–31, 2020
WHERE: Centerra Marketplace, Loveland
Bring the whole family for a Halloween-themed pop-up drive-in movie! Films will include Hotel Transylvania, The Addam’s Family and Monster House. Each vehicle will receive a bag of freshly popped popcorn, with additional popcorn available for purchase. This is a free event, but each car is asked to make a cash/check donation to Loveland’s House of Neighborly Service or contribute items to the food pantry. Donations will be collected on-site at each screening.

NOCO'S GREATEST DRIVE-THRU TRICK-OR-TREAT EXPERIENCE

WHEN: Oct 31, 2020
WHERE: The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland
Picture a parade — in reverse! Families will slowly drive through a series of vignettes decorated by local businesses, schools and nonprofits while kids trick-or-treat safely from their car window. This event is free for all guests who register, but donations are accepted for Thompson Education Foundation. 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

WHEN: Nov. 6, 2020
WHERE: Museo de las Americas

Enjoy folklorico dancers, a vendor mercado, sugar-skull making and a costume contest at this masked, socially distant and safe Dia de los Muertos celebration! 

GHOULISHLY GROWN-UP HALLOWEEN FUN

WICKED BAYOU WITH THE WIDOW'S BANE: A SUPERNATURAL ZOMBIE BALLET

WHEN: Thru Oct. 22, 2020
WHERE: Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center
A depraved puppet master collects the souls of children and feeds their hearts to an insatiable alligator. Only selfless love can save two friends from an undead fate. Gov. Mortimer Leech and his zombie-death-polka band, The Widow’s Bane, return to the Wonderbound stage for this deliciously dark adventure that is sure to keep you spellbound until the end.

IN THE PINES 

WHEN: Thru Oct. 25, 2020
WHERE: Fort Collins

This Halloween, unravel some of Colorado's most notorious unsolved mysteries during an immersive performance hike. Each story is told through live music, theatre, circus, interactive visual art and/or dance. Locally crafted libations will also be available for you to enjoy! The location of the haunted homestead will be revealed upon reservation.

GOLDEN GHOST TOURS

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: The Brick Room, Golden
The promise of gold brought many people to the Golden Valley. Few left with riches, most left empty-handed and some never left at all. Stroll the streets of historic Golden for a night of storytelling and ghost hunting in search of those who refuse to rest. Tours run about two hours and begin and end at pubs with one stop halfway through for a refresher. Drinks are not included but are available to purchase at each stop.

SCREAM ACRES AT FRITZLER FARM PARK

WHEN: Thru Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: Fritzler Farm, LaSalle
At night, the Fritzler Farm turns into Scream Acres! This haunt utilizes an arsenal of twisted minds, macabre make-up artists and committed actors to deliver a scary experience unlike any other. After you make it through (if you make it through), grab a brew in the beer garden and play some glow-in-the-dark paintball.

GHOSTS OF CAPITOL HILL TOUR

WHEN: Thru Nov. 14, 2020
WHERE: 13th & Gilpin - North End of Capitol Hill
Join Denver Walking Tours on a two-mile trek through Denver’s haunted history is sure to raise the hair on your arms. Tour haunted Victorian mansions, learn about a hidden burial room that inspired a Hollywood movie and visit one of Denver’s most haunted locations: Cheesman Park.

GHOSTS IN THE GARDENS - OPEN AIR SCARE

WHEN: Oct. 29 and 30, 2020
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Stroll through Denver Botanic Gardens as socially distanced storytellers share real staff ghost stories, spooky overnight security staff encounters and intriguing tales from the Gardens' 100 years of history.

OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES AT IRONTON DISTILLERY

Join Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse for a spooky movie series in their new backyard space. Enjoy themed cocktails and nibbles at each show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and movies will begin at dusk. Tickets are $5 per person and 100 percent of ticket sales will go to Big City Mountaineers, a local organization dedicated to improving the lives of under-resourced kids by getting them outdoors on wilderness expeditions. Advanced tickets are required and guests must bring their own chair or blanket and set up on a marked "x" to ensure social distancing.

  • Oct. 22, 2020: "Halloween"

 

MURDER AT THE DRIVE-IN

WHEN: Oct. 22–31, 2020
WHERE: Edgewater Public Market

This original horror-comedy from Audacious Theatre is designed to bring pandemic-proof fun to Halloween! Audience members will remain in their cars while the story unfolds over the radio, on the movie screen and with socially distanced, masked performers killing and being killed all around them. Arrive early and wear your costumes to go shopping and get refreshments from your choice of over a dozen local vendors in the Food Hall. 

CARVING & COCKTAILS

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2020
WHERE: Denver Union Station
Pick your patio and join Denver Union Station for a pumpkin-carving extravaganza! Four Union Station restaurants (Terminal Bar, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Stoic & Genuine and Ultreia) will be serving drinks while you create your jack-o-lantern masterpiece. Tickets include one cocktail, one pumpkin and all the carving essentials.

DRIVE 'N DRAG HALLOWEEN: DENVER

WHEN: Oct. 23–25, 2020
WHERE: Park Meadows Retail Resort, Lone Tree

Seven trapped souls from RuPaul's Drag Race will haunt the stage this Halloween season — and you can watch the show from the safety of your car! You'll also be able to explore an immersive haunted house experience in the parking lot and enjoy treats from gourmet food trucks.

ALL HALLOWS IMPROV SCARYTELLING

WHEN: Oct. 25, 2020
WHERE: Online
Log on with Denver Horror Collective as more than a dozen Colorado horror writers spin three spooky, original horror tales on the spot while you watch and listen from the (relative) safety of your home.

VOODOO DINNER OF SPIRITS

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2020
WHERE: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Enjoy a night out on Ironton's garden patio for a bayou-inspired three-course dinner that will send you on a Voodoo journey from the traditional Louisiana classics to modern original recipes. Your ticket includes live music, four full-sized cocktails (this month's featured spirits are Absinthe and Rye Whiskey) and three paired plates.

DATE NIGHT: SUPERNATURAL

WHEN: Oct. 29, 2020
WHERE: Online
Cozy up to the computer for an adults-only journey to autumnal other worlds. Commune with animals, hear from Dr. Erin Baxter, acting curator of anthropology at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and feel the pull of the moon while getting familiar with the way ancient people around the world celebrated the turning of the seasons.

PSYCHOSOMATIC

WHEN: Oct. 29–31, 2020
WHERE: People’s Building, Aurora or Online
Circo de Nada and The People's Building present Psychosomatic, a new one-person sketch show and post-apocalyptic Clown performance, created and performed by Nick Trotter. Slipping between the conventions of Clown, Commedia dell'Arte and Cabaret, this show explores the liminal space between the psychologist's office and a nightclub! Watch in-person or stream online.

PARANORMAL PALACE

WHEN: Oct. 30–31, 2020
WHERE: Hilton Doubletree DTC, Greenwood Village
This two-night, COVID-compliant event is the Halloween party to be seen at! Party with your neighbors via live video feeds from private hotel rooms. There's also a costume contest with a $1,000 grand prize each night, live DJs, a moving photo booth and tarot reader, tasty welcome treats and more! Tickets are sold in blocks of six and include a hotel room. This event benefits the HUMANKINDness project.

ITCHY-O: HALLOWMASS + OFFERATORY

WHEN: Oct. 30–31 and Nov. 6–7, 2020
WHERE: New Tech Machinery Building
This immersive drive-in event fuses pyrotechnic, high voltage and percussive bombast with short-band private radio broadcast and other interactive elements, ensuring each vehicle has an individual-yet-connected sonic experience. In a year that continues to deliver blow after blow, Hallowmass is an opportunity to pay homage to things that once were – and the unstoppable itchy-O will rise to send skyward in a ceremony of sound and flame.

FRIGHT NIGHT HALLOWEEKEND PUB CRAWL

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2020
WHERE: Downtown Denver
Let the professionals at PubCrawls.com help guide your party planning by organizing the most affordable and fun-filled Halloween night in all of Denver, with visits to the best nightlife spots in Larimer Square and LoDo!

THE 13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Oct. 20–31, Nov. 1, 6–7 &13, 2020
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 a frightening tour of horror. Brave souls will learn just why the 13th floor is so often omitted from building plans — if they make it through to tell the tale. The scare promises 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!

CITY OF THE DEAD DRIVE-IN HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Oct. 21–25 & 28–31, 2020
WHERE: 3400 E. 52nd Ave. 
For the first time ever, we’re letting the monsters out and bringing them to you in the “safety” of your parked vehicle! Not your run of the mill drive-in, this reimagined haunted house experience features an original multimedia haunted show displayed on a 40-foot screen, as well as horrifying characters from City of the Dead that surround the theater and bring the story to life! 

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