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Halloween in Denver

With the Halloween season creeping up on us, fill your October weekends with these thrilling events you can do with your family and friends. From haunted houses and parades to bar crawls and cabarets, here is a list of festivities you’ll be dying to attend!

A Wicked Weekend of Family Fun:

Glow At the Gardens is a Halloween special at the Denver Botanic Gardens with luminaria-lined pathways decorated with spooking lighting and glowing gourds. Pumpkin artists will be featured with their larger-than-life sculptures and detailed pumpkin masterpieces. There will also be a wide variety of activities and entertainment with autumnal food and beverages. The event runs from October 19–24.

A family favorite, the Broadway Halloween Parade is on for its fourth year. It features floats, bands and marchers filled with Halloween spirit. Show off your costume as you join this day of fun on October 23, and be sure to bring this Halloween bash to a close by shambling in the street at the end of the parade.

Enjoy not one but two weekends of Halloween festivities at McGregor Square. The McGregor Scare is filled with pumpkin carving, face painting and watching Halloween classics on the lawn. Children can participate in Trick-or-Treat Street on October 30 and get a head start on the candy collection. McGregor Scare is a full day of fun from October 22–24 and October 29–31. 

The Adults’ Haunted Halloween Nights:

Do you love a good spine-chilling thrill? Named the Number 1 scariest attraction in the U.S. by Fangoria Magazine, the 13th Floor Haunted House contains three hours of horror tours. This year’s eerie attractions include Frost-Bite, a high-tech cryogenics lab that successfully reanimates the dead, and Bad Blood, a gory battle between vampires and werewolves. Featuring intricate set designs, a stellar cast and spectacular special effects makeup looks, you will be in for a night of nail-biting terror. Buy your tickets now before they sell out. The attraction runs until November 1 and will also be open for the first two weekends of November. 

For the Music Lovers:

Any American Horror Story Fans out there? The Denver Horror Story Cabaret is a burlesque show that pays homage to the iconic characters from the TV show “American Horror Story.” It will be an entertaining night on October 20 in the most haunted room of the Clocktower Cabaret. 

Have a fun Halloweek at Red Rocks with the various concerts scheduled for the last week of October. Here are the events:

  • October 27 – G-Eazy 
  • October 28 – Blackberry Smoke
  • October 30 – Flatbush Zombies with Earl Sweatshirt, Young MA, Reason, Teezo Touchdown and Nyck Caution
  • October 31- $uicideboy$ 

Learn more about each concert and safety guidelines at: https://bit.ly/3oBIK7d

For the Ghoulish Drinkers:

Join the Halloween Zombie Crawl that will take over Denver’s LoDo district. Dress up and come over to pick up your zombie survival kit. You will receive a map of all the participating bars and nightclubs along with information about entry and drink specials. Join the hellish horde of pub crawlers on October 30!

Denver Halloween Bar Crawl is back! From dance parties to live bands to costume contests, it is an adventurous night to celebrate Halloween on October 30. Did we mention how your ticket grants entry into a $1000 cash giveaway if you follow @BeSocialScene #BeSocialScene?

There is no shortage of events to celebrate your Halloween spirit this month. Spend time with your friends and family and enjoy the fall festivities. For more spooktacular events, click (here).

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Denver’s Best Trick-or-Treating Neighborhoods

Denver Trick-or-treating neighborhoodsThe best trick-or-treating neighborhoods are not necessarily the most affluent ones, although we don’t deny that can play a significant role. Actually, trick-or-treat experts have a tried and true method to determine which areas hand out the best stash. The technique looks at home values, the number of kids 10 and under, and higher volume of homes – meaning less walking while you’re going door to door. So, this Halloween take your kids straight to the neighborhoods that are bringing their trick-or-treat A Game!

Top Trick-Or-Treating Neighborhoods

Congress Park

Being such a populated area, you’ll be able to hit multiple homes in a short amount of time. Less time between houses equals more candy! Adorned in decorations, the homes here are part of what makes Congress Park a local favorite for the holiday. With the streets full of pint size ghosts and ghouls, and the houses festooned with the spooky spirit, Congress Park looks like a scene straight out of a movie.

Cory Merrill

Cory Merrill is one of Denver’s top neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, coming in at the number one spot year after year. Not only is it a great place for kids to stock up on candy, but it’s also neighborhood custom to pass out drinks for their adult escorts. Legend has it, there has even been a taco truck spotted serving up treats to the monsters and mutants prowling the block!

Country Club

With only around 400 homes in the entire neighborhood, Country Club is one of the smallest on our list. But it’s also one of the wealthiest. If the popular theory is correct, that means candy stockpiles here are sure to beat other neighborhoods by a landslide. Country Club earns extra points for being conveniently located to a few other communities on our list. You will enjoy the walk in this beautiful neighborhood as you make your way to Congress Park or Washington Park.

Hilltop

If the assumption is neighborhoods with higher incomes give out more candy, then being one of Denver’s wealthiest communities makes Hilltop a trick-or-treat gold mine. Bigger and better candy abound! You might even get lucky and snag a king-sized candy bar, every trick-or-treater’s Holy Grail. Also, be on the lookout for the Annual Hilltop Halloween Parade, which usually takes place in Cranmer Park the weekend before Halloween.

Meadowlark

Meadowlark is a Lakewood neighborhood that sits just south of 6th Avenue West between Garrison and Carr, making it more central to the metro area than the other communities on our list. Within just a mile of this neighborhood, there are four different schools. Therefore, you can trust that the community is family-friendly, and that there will be more than enough porch lights on to top you bag with candy.

Stapleton

In terms of location, Stapleton is the outlier of this group. But don’t be fooled into thinking it isn’t worth your while. This neighborhood’s Halloween spirit can only be described as a giant costume party with copious amounts of candy be handed out. Safe streets, friendly people, and grand decorations make for a true Halloween mecca.

Washington Park

Wash Park is a beautiful neighborhood with stunning homes, all of which will be decorated with supreme spectral spirit! Like Congress Park, it’s a neighborhood with lots of homes near each other. Which means you will maximize your candy-to-walking ratio! It’s a popular place for Halloween so you are sure to run into lots of other kids and parents while you’re out.

 

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Events

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with these fun-filled Fall Festivals and Halloween Events! The magic of Fall is so easy to get swept up in. It’s the one time of year to enjoy a good fright, go apple picking, drink pumpkin spice latte’s, and get lost in a corn maze. The following events are sure to indulge your favorite Fall day-dreams.

Fall Festivals & Events

Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze

When: September 15th – October 29th
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the mini-maze.

Tickets include one hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an additional fee. An array of food vendors sell favorite fall foods such as funnel cakes, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade, and kettle corn.

15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze

When: September 30th – October 29th
Where: Harvest Farm

Families of all ages are invited to enjoy fall fun this October at Denver Rescue Mission’s 15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze. Activities include a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides, and much more.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ Colorado

When: October 6th & 8th
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

Punkin’ Chunkin’ Colorado is the signature fall event presented by the City of Aurora and Chambers Wine & Liquor. The event features a pumpkin chunking competition that is one of only five such events sanctioned by the World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’ organization.

The fun-filled, three-day event also features family-friendly festival activities like live music, face painting, pony rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch and blow-up corn maze. A variety of food and beverage vendors satisfy any craving. Cheer on your favorite team as they compete to see how far pumpkins can fly using a variety of wild contraptions.

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

When: October 7th – 8th
Where: The Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Looking for a way to celebrate the beauty of fall? Bring your family to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the annual Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival. On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall!

The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters will be back again to wow the crowds. Visitors can witness the operating stamp mill and blacksmith shop as well as hear the roar of the museum’s working steam engines. There will be crafts, fun activities for kids, and face painting!

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

When: October 7th – 8th
Where: Four Mile Historic Park

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with old-fashioned fun at this beloved annual event! Build your own scarecrow, select your favorite pumpkin from the patch, and tour the park in a horse-drawn wagon. Explore how 19th-century Coloradans lived and prepared for the season, with historic demonstrations and tours of the Four Mile House Museum. Try your luck at county fair games, and enjoy delicious treats from the beer garden and local food trucks.

Denver Botanic Gardens Pumpkin Festival

When: October 13th – 15th
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms

Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins. Free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival.

Harvest Festival and Trick Or Treat Street

When: October 28th
Where: Main Street, Elizabeth

The local community gets together for a fun day of activities, checking out the vendors, trick or treating all around town & more! The first 100 adult visitors to the Chamber Booth will receive a SWAG BAG! They are planning some fun activities for this year’s festival.

Halloween Events

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Fall Festival and Halloween Events

Denver Zombie Crawl

When: October 7th
Where: Skyline Park

For over a decade, Denver has celebrated a tradition in which citizens share excitement in the fun and scary holiday season by dressing up as the undead, sharing local killer dealskiller deals, and zombie parties. Planned by those who know the season the best, the Denver Zombie Crawl is a legendary, must-attend, October event!

Inaugural Broadway Halloween Parade

When: October 21st
Where: Broadway between Alameda and 3rd Avenue

Stretching from 3rd Avenue to Alameda along Broadway, the inaugural Broadway Halloween Parade will feature various spooky floats, bands, and marchers. All attendees are encouraged to join in the fun by wearing your favorite Halloween costume. At the end of the parade, all are asked to march in the street to bring the Halloween bash to a close.

Zombie Zone

When: October 22nd
Where: Denver Pavilions

Enjoy this annual family zombie event in October at the Denver Pavilions, featuring fun horror related vendors, activities, and a zombie fashion show early in the evening.

Trick Or Treat Street

When: October 27th – 29th
Where: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

For three days, the Children’s Museum will host the most boo-tiful fall festival in town! March from one Treat House to the next and collect goodies, play carnival games, create Halloween crafts, and more. It’s the ultimate safe Halloween adventure, bursting with excitement for everyone!

Munchkin Masquerade

When: October 31st
Where: Downtown Boulder

Each year, Downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, superheroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.  Recommended for children ages 12 and under.

Adult Only

Fall Festivals and Halloween Events

Halloween BOO – Lesque & Comedy Show

When: October 26th – 29th
Where: The Clocktower Cabaret

The Clocktower Clockettes drip with gore-geouseness in this sultry, spooky burlesque tradition hosted by Naughty Pierre. WARNING: This show features burlesque and variety acts sure to give you goosebumps!

Denver Halloween Costume Ball

When: October 28th
Where: Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Denver

This exclusive cash bar Halloween Costume Ball offers the best all you can drink party package in the city of Denver with a premier open bar all night, a $1,000 ‘Best of The Ball’ Halloween costume contest, live Halloween entertainment, and DJ’s.

ColoWeen

When: October 28th
Where: The Curtis Hotel

Revered as the best Denver Halloween party, the 10th annual ColoWeen summons Colorado’s seasoned party goers as downtown Denver’s one-of-a-kind Curtis Hotel is transformed into a frightfully fantastic open bar hotel takeover experience! Party if you dare, through two levels of twisty-turny haunted hallways with two dozen scattered bars and three separate spectacularly themed ballroom dance parties. ColoWeen features Denver’s top-rated DJ’s, live musical acts, festival-quality sound & light production, sexy theatrical performers, and much more.

Denver Halloween Bar Crawl 2017

When: October 28th
Where: Various Venues Across Denver

It’s time to get spooky! Party with many Denver bars for the Halloween Bar Crawl. Check-in location TBA (8-10pm). Drink specials include $3, $4 & $5 specials with no covers! And a costume contest with a $500 Grand Prize through social media.

Paranormal Palace

When: October 28th
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

Denver Halloween commences as you enter through the mouth of a 25’ skull and explore a cursed mausoleum ablaze with lights and crawling with the living dead.  Brad, Rocky, Janet, Riff Raff, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, and all their friends will be on all the levels to entertain.

From the funny, the crazy, the crafty, the scantily clad, the horrific…the guests’ movie-level costumes are entertainment in their own right. With $2,000 on the line, who will go to battle this year?

Liberating Libations flow from the darkest realms and for VIPs, titillations from top-shelf spirits and fermented crimson grapes fresh from the harvest abound. Scrumptious culinary delights from the food trucks.