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Looking for things to do in Denver this Halloween? Get ready for a spectacularly spooky October. Explore a seven-acre corn maze. Hear tales of Victorian horror. Take the kids trick or treating at the Denver Zoo or the Children's Museum of Denver. And roam the streets of downtown Denver with hundreds of zombies! 

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

COLORADO'S COOLEST CORN MAZE

WHEN: Sept. 20–Oct. 27, 2019
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Get lost at this year's Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's seven-acre Corn Maze, one of the most attended corn mazes in the country. Wind your way through acres of corn, view the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the giant Corn Maze and watch the delight as younger children find their way through a special free mini-maze designed just for them. Tickets include one hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides will be available for an additional cost. An array of food vendors will offer some of your favorite fall foods, including freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hot dogs and kettle corn.

ELITCH GARDENS: FRIGHT FEST

WHEN: Sept. 27–Nov. 2, 2019
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park  
Once the sun goes down, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is transformed from a theme park to a scream park. During the day, little ones squeal in glee over the free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail. At night, haunted creatures lurk around every corner. Free with regular admission, this popular event is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit!

HEAD'N HOME FOR HALLOWEEN

WHEN: Oct. 1–31, 2019
WHERE: Denver Union Station

Head to Denver Union Station's Great Hall to check out this whimsical Halloween-themed art installation by Museum of Outdoor Arts Artist in Residence, Scott Soffa.

ENCHANTED HOLLOWS

WHEN: Oct. 3–25, 2019
WHERE: Denver Zoo

Explore two unique autumn experiences. Harmony Hill Bigfoot Festival features sasquatch-themed food and drink, educational talks from animal care specialists and photo ops with Sasquatch himself. Woodland Hollow is an immersive art walk showcasing elaborately carved pumpkins and slightly spooky surprises. You can also enjoy axe throwing, cornhole and even a Scary-oke sing-along!

HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHTS

WHEN: Every Friday night in October
WHERE: Orchard Town Center, Westminster

Grab a chair and some popcorn for a family-friendly Halloween movie every Friday night in October at Orchard Town Center! 

  • Oct. 18, 2019: Hocus Pocus
  • Oct. 25, 2019: Halloween Town

 

PUMPKIN NIGHTS

WHEN: Oct. 17–Nov. 3, 2019
WHERE: Adams County Fairgrounds and Regional Park Complex
Denver's newest Halloween attraction is an immersive, interactive extrava-gourd-za. Using more than 3,000 hand-carved gourds, Pumpkin Nights includes seven different Pumpkin Lands, including Forbidden Pumpkin City, Monster Mash, Great Pumpkin Hall, Maravilla Lane, Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Pumpkin Reef, Enchanted Pumpkin Forest and the festival area: Pumpkin Central. Sip on seasonal beverages, watch a movie, visit the pumpkin patch, paint a pumpkin and watch pumpkin artists as they carve giant pumpkins.

BOO AT THE ZOO

WHEN: Oct. 19–20 and 26–27, 2019
WHERE: Denver Zoo
The annual Boo at the Zoo offers more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of Denver Zoo's beautiful fall foliage. Activities are free with zoo admission. Boo After Dark offers visitors a nighttime trick-or-treating experience. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children; kids 2 and under are free.

GLOW AT THE GARDENS

WHEN: Oct. 21–25, 2019
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens lights up the night with luminaria-­lined pathways that wind through the gardens and reveal elaborate pumpkin displays. Indoor activities make this a great option for inclement weather and include live music, pumpkin carving, face painting, hands-on crafts, a costume contest and LED circus performers. 

BOONION STATION: TRICK-OR-TREAT PARADE

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2019
WHERE: Denver Union Station
Union Station transforms into "Boonion Station" for this family-friendly Halloween celebration. Your little ones will love trick-or-treating at the shops in the station, participating in a costume parade through the Great Hall and a contest with prizes for best costume and best group/family costume. And don't worry — there are adult drink specials for you grown-up ghosts and goblins.

TRICK OR TREAT STREET

When: Oct. 25, 2019
Where: Denver Public Library

Your little ghost and goblins will love trick or treating and the Monster Mash Dance Party with a live band the Central Library. Costumes are optional but welcome!

TRICK OR TREATS! FAMILY OVERNIGHT

When: Oct. 25, 2019
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

Spend a night at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science learning about all the things that go bump in the night. Trick or treat before bunking down for the night in the world-famous diorama halls, then enjoy a hot breakfast the next morning before heading home!

WOW!’S HALLOWEEN PARTY

When: Oct. 25, 2019
Where: WOW! Children's Museum, Lafayette

Don your costume for an evening of family-friendly Halloween fun at WOW! Children's Museum in nearby Lafayette. The festivities include science experiments, a costume parade, a build-a-monster craft, games, giveaways and more!

SLEEPY HOLLOW: A HALLOWEEN CIRCUS TALE

When: Oct. 25–26, 2019
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood

Journey back to the 1700s for this family-friendly retelling of the Headless Horseman, featuring aerialists, dancers and circus artists.

TRICK OR TREAT STREET

When: Oct. 25–27, 2019
Where: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

For three days, the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will host costumed kids and adults for a spooktacular wonderland of fun! Families can march from one Treat House to the next and collect goodies, create Halloween crafts, play carnival games and much more. It's the ultimate safe Halloween adventure, bursting with excitement for everyone. 

DENVER MONSTERDASH 5K/10K

When: Oct. 26, 2019
Where: Sloan's Lake Park (South)

Put on your costume and race around Sloans Lake with friends and family! Afterward, compete in the costume or pie-eating contest, jam out to live music and participate in kids arts and crafts.

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN

WHEN: Oct. 26–27, 2019
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum

Ride the rails back in time through Railroad Halloween Town at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. Visit all of Railroad Halloween Town's not-so-spooky stops to fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones, including the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. 

DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

WHEN: Nov. 1–2, 2019
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has become a Halloween classic. Don your costume and watch the full-length film as the Colorado Symphony plays along with Danny Elfman's spooky score. 

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

When: Nov. 3, 2019
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Get in the spooky spirit as the Colorado Symphony performs music from the beloved Harry Potter™ movies and more. Costumes are encouraged!

GHOULISHLY GROWN-UP HALLOWEEN FUN

THE 13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE

WHEN: Sept. 13–Nov. 9, 2019
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 begins in September and promises thrills with intricate sets, highly selective casting and incredible special effects makeup that is sure to make reality and fiction blur into terror.

CITY OF THE DEAD & ASYLUM

WHEN: Sept. 20–Nov. 2, 2019
WHERE: 7007 E 88th Ave., Henderson, CO
The Asylum haunted house is Denver's top-rated haunted attraction. Back again for another year of thrills, this 1800s-era themed "hospital for the mentally insane" has been taken over by the patients and prisoners. Then, make your way through the City of the Dead, a forgotten area filled with decay, filth and the undead. 

HAUNTED FIELD OF SCREAMS 

WHEN: Sept. 27–Nov. 2, 2019
WHERE: 
10451 McKay Road, Thornton, CO 80233
Denver's largest haunted attraction has more than 35 acres of fright-filled cornfield and four unique attractions. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the Haunted Field of Screams provides the most unique and bone-­chilling experience in the area. Take your scare to the max and check out all four haunts: Condemned, Dead Man's Maze, CarnEvil and Zombie Paintball Massacre. 

VICTORIAN HORRORS

WHEN: Oct. 17–19 and 24–26, 2019 
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum 

Take a literary journey of fright with renowned authors like Poe, Wells and Lovecraft. You'll hear soul-searing tales of unspeakable horror and madness — all inside the suitably spooky (and quite possibly haunted) Molly Brown House

'CLARA IN THE UNDERWORLD"

WHEN: Oct. 18–19, 2019 
WHERE: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

You've seen the holiday classic "The Nutcracker," now find out what happened next. "Clara in the Underworld—A Zombie Nutcracker" follows Clara on a journey through the catacombs for a battle between villagers and zombies. Enter the Underworld, where the inhabitants, including demons and vampires, dance to a spooky variation on the traditional Tchaikovsky score.

HALLOWEEN BOO-LESQUE & COMEDY SHOW

WHEN: Oct. 24–27 and 30–31, 2019 
WHERE: The Clocktower Cabaret 

Join the adorable Clocktower Clockettes at The Clocktower Cabaret as they pay a spooky burlesque tribute to all the thrills and chills of America's spookiest holiday, with scenes so frightening they'll scare The Clockettes right out of their shirts! The event typically sells out and features aerial feats, jugglers, magicians, comedy and camp, hosted by Naughty Pierre. It's old-fashioned fun with interactive comedy and costume-contest prizes. 

CANDYLAND 2.0

WHEN: Oct. 24, 2019 
WHERE: Temple Denver

This candy-themed costume party will get you sugar high at the candy bar with candy bars and unlimited cotton candy, then keep you raving with next-level dance floor experiences. Costumes and creativity required!

UNION STATION HIGH PRESENTS ZOMBIE PROM

WHEN: Oct. 25, 2019
WHERE: Denver Union Station
Descend into the depths of Union Station for the ultimate undead dance, featuring a live DJ, themed cocktails and a costume contest with a grand prize that includes a free night at The Crawford Hotel

DENVER HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL

WHEN: Oct. 25, 2019
WHERE: Tavern Downtown
Gather a group of ghoulish friends and roam the streets of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood at your own pace. Show your wristband at more than 10 different bars and nightclubs for free entry, free welcome shots at select venues and exclusive drink specials all night long. The evening ends with entry into several Halloween pub crawl after parties!

2019 HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL DENVER

WHEN: Oct. 25–26, 2019
WHERE: The Celtic On Market
This two-night bar crawl will have you and your Halloween crew visiting some of Denver's hottest — and spookiest — night spots, with dance parties, DJs, live music, cocktails and costume contests along the way. 

PARANORMAL PALACE

WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building

With three floors of haunted decor, more than 50 live performances, bands and DJs, food trucks and open bars all under one roof, this is a Halloween party like no other at the McNichols Civic Center Building. There will also be a costume contest with $5,000 in prizes. Ticket prices vary.

COLOWEEN

WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace

Coloween offers a bar-crawl experience under one roof, with haunted corridors and live entertainment throughout the entire marketplace. Featuring some of Denver's top-rated DJs, live musical acts, theatrical performers and costume contest and spookily delicious libations. 

HARD HALLOWEEN RED ROCKS 2019

WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Dance into Halloween at Red Rocks with Gramatik, Kayzo, Ghastly, Tom Morello, ARMNHMR, DUCKY and Mom N Dad. 

DENVER HALLOWEEN WEEKEND PUB CRAWL (LODO)

WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019
WHERE: Lower Downtown

Let the professionals at PubCrawls.com lead you on the most affordable and fun-filled Halloween pub crawl in The Mile High City. 

DENVER WITCHES' BALL

WHEN: Oct. 26, 2019
WHERE: Highlands Masonic Center

Party with the pagans at this Halloween masquerade party, featuring performances by Tierro Band and Jam Key Jam with euphoric and hypnotic world beats, a costume contest, trance drumming and dancing, a psychic fair and more. 

THE ROAST OF HALLOWEEN

WHEN: Oct. 27 and 31, 2019
WHERE: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square

You'll die laughing as Denver’s best-known comics transform into your favorite monsters, ghosts and ghouls to verbally slaughter each other for your Halloween pleasure.

THE ROAST OF HALLOWEEN (SOUTH)

WHEN: Oct. 29 and 30, 2019
WHERE: Comedy Works South at The Landmark, Greenwood Village

It's every last specter for themselves at this wickedly funny roast of your favorite Halloween characters.

90'S TIL DAWN - PRE-HALLOWEEN PARTY

WHEN: Oct. 30, 2019
WHERE: Tailgate Tavern

Break out your best 90s-themed costume (or any costume, really) and head to the Tailgate Tavern in Parker for some nostalgic, spooky fun with an evening of 90s music.

HALLOWEEN ON THE ROCKS: WU-TANG CLAN

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2019
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Skip trick or treating and rock out at Red Rocks this Halloween with Wu-Tang Clan, Jedi Mind Tricks and Immortal Technique. 

ALL HALLOW'S EVE ADULT COSTUME EVENT

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2019
WHERE: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood

Experience the Museum of Outdoor Arts' popular Natura Obscura exhibit with a spooky twist. This adults-only event will feature Halloween music, activities and more featured in the atrium. Get half off your ticket when you wear a costume! 

SARTO'S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

WHEN: Oct. 31, 2019
WHERE: Sarto's

There's been a murder! Help solve it during this three-course, four-act dinner and interactive play.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKEASY AT THE COTTONWOOD CLUB

WHEN: Nov. 1, 2019
WHERE: Ironworks

It's the night after Halloween and time to dance with the dead! Enjoy this adults-only spooky spin on the 1920s speakeasy with live music, dancing, drinks, a costume contest, circus acts and a tap troupe.  

A NIGHTMARE ON CALIFORNIA STREET: HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY AT 54THIRTY

WHEN: Nov. 1, 2019
WHERE: 54thirty Rooftop

Freddy hosts a frightful Halloween costume party at Denver's highest open-air rooftop, 54thirty. Enjoy music from FDVM, specialty cocktails and prizes for best dressed. The winner of the costume contest will take home a one-night stay at Le Meridien, along with a complimentary cabana rental for you and six friends at 54thirty.

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