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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. 

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION

WHEN: TBA 2021
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. 

BOO AT THE ZOO: STORYBOOK SAFARI

WHEN: TBA 2021
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!

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBITION 

WHEN: TBA 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.

SPOOKADELIA 3: BACK TO THE SOURCE | IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE

WHEN: TBA 2021
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.

GLOW AT THE GARDENS

WHEN: TBA 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.

SPOOKY SPRINT

WHEN: TBA 2021
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. 

CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH

WHEN: TBA 2021
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.

BOO AT THE BRIDGE

WHEN: TBA 2021
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: TBA 2021
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! 

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

WHEN: TBA 2021
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. 

GHOULISHLY GROWN-UP HALLOWEEN FUN

MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2020

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Online

Horror aficionados will howl over the opportunity to watch 80 of the best new horror, thriller and sci-fi films from around the world during this virtual horror film fest.

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.

ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL   

WHEN: TBA 2021
WHERE: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Celebrate the end of summer at this free fall festival! Enjoy food, drink and bottle specials all day long, axe throwing, pumpkin decorating and live jazz from 2–8 p.m. RSVP online to receive a free taster of Ironton's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur!

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

WHEN: TBA 2021
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.

GHOSTS IN THE GARDENS - OPEN AIR SCARE

WHEN: TBA 2021
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.

DRIVE 'N DRAG HALLOWEEN: DENVER 

WHEN: TBA 2021
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: TBA 2021
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: TBA 2021
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.

FRIGHT NIGHT HALLOWEEKEND PUB CRAWL

WHEN: TBA 2021
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: TBA 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 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: TBA 2021
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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