Festivities to sink your teeth into this spooky season. Click one of the sections below to skip down to that section.
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Halloween Movie Nights (Westminster)
Oct. 8, 15 & 22 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Catch family-friendly movies this October. Participants must bring their own chairs, dress up and dress warmly as the movies are shown outdoors. Dinner will not be offered at showings. The following movies will be shown:
Friday, October 8: “The Goonies”
Friday, October 15: “Jumanji”
Friday, October 22: “Hocus Pocus”
The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St, Westminster | theorchardtowncenter.com
Beyond Babysitting @Junkyard Social ~Halloween Party!~ (Boulder)
Oct. 23 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Parents can bring costumed children, ages 3 to 10, to this spooky yet mindful Halloween party for a chance to have a date night. Children will enjoy a night of fantasy and yoga. The space includes an indoor museum and an outdoor adventure playground. Pricing for the event is $55 for one child, $95 for two siblings and $120 for 3 siblings. Scholarship opportunities are available for low-income families.
2525 Frontier Ave, Boulder | yogiful.net
Spooktacular Critters (Louisville)
Oct. 28 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Truths-n-Treats will reveal truths about snakes, spiders, bats and bones. Participants can create a critter craft to take home. Halloween costumes are welcomed. Space is limited, and registration is required before the event. Masks are encouraged if six feet social distancing cannot be maintained.
Louisville Recreation & Senior Center, 900 Via Appia Way, Louisville | eventbrite.com
Halloween Fest 2021 (Denver)
Oct. 29, 30 & 31 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Families can join Sharkey and his aquatic friends at the aquarium in games, prizes, costume contests, crafts, and activities. Children wearing costumes can receive a half-price ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Activities include guessing the weight of the giant pumpkin, animal appearances, and trick or treat.
Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver | allevents.in
42nd Annual Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Street (Longmont)
Oct. 30 | 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Participants may watch or march in the parade. Costumes are welcome and businesses along the parade route will be trick or treating. Strollers or wagons are recommended for small children. No motorized vehicles allowed. Dogs must be leashed and large animals are not allowed.
700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont | longmontcolorado.gov
Halloween Spooktacular! (Denver)
Oct. 30 | 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This child-friendly event features a family-favorite concert playing music from films, television, and more. Costumes are encouraged and the musicians participate in the Halloween fun.
Boettcher Concert Hall at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St, Denver | tickets.coloradosymphony.org
Munchkin Masquerade (Boulder)
Oct. 31 | 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Children, recommended 12 and under, are welcome to wear costumes and trick or treat along the Pearl Street Mall. COVID policies will be updated closer to the event.
Shows & Events
Trick or Drink: Denver Halloween Bar Crawl (Denver)
Oct. 29, 30 & 31 | 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The venues participating in the bar crawl include Brothers Bar & Grill, Mile High Spirits, Illegal Pete’s, Giggling Grizzly, Sonny’s Tacos, Icehouse Tavern, Swanky Vittles, with more venues added later. A pre-purchased bar crawl wristband is required. Check-in is at Brothers Bar & Grill in LoDo where participants will receive a map of participating venues, wristbands and drink specials. Registration for Oct. 29 is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Registration on Oct. 30 and 31 is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1920 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 | eventbrite.com
Halloween Bash with the Genitorturers (Denver)
Oct. 30 | 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Genitorturers are an American industrial metal band. Their influences include 1990s punk and electronic music. They called themselves “The World’s Sexiest Rock Band.” Wear costumes to enter into the costume contest to win prizes.
1451 Cortez St, Denver | thevenuedenver.com
12th Annual Paranormal Palace (Denver)
Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This ball encourages participants to dress to impress. Top brands of alcohol will be served at the open bar. Featured at the ball are a cash prize costume contest, 30 plus performers, DJs and more.
McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver | denverhalloween.org
The Motet – Halloween 2021 at Boulder Theater (Boulder)
Oct. 30 | 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Drink brews and listen to the American funk, soul, and jazz influenced band The Motet. There will be goodies and swag.
Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder | axs.com
All-Out Kooky-Spooky (Arvada)
Oct. 31 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The race offers 1 mile, 5K, 10K & half marathon courses that hug the shores of Arvada’s Blunn Reservoir via the Ralston Creek Trail. Runners and spectators can dress in G-rated Halloween costumes while racing. Early and race day packet pickups are available.
19500 W 64th Pkwy, Arvada | runguides.com
Exotica Erotica Ball (Boulder)
Oct. 31 | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The ball is Colorado’s longest running adult-themed event. Adults can attend the party to indulge in risqué, interactive entertainment. This Hedonic Halloween party explores your fantasies through proactive live entertainment, kink & fetish stations, sensual lounge and a costume contest. Costumes are required, naughty costumes encouraged.
1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO | exoticaball.com
Día de los Muertos Celebration (Denver)
Nov. 6 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Día de los Muertos activities will include a Mercado, events, virtual options and programs. The Gardens is celebrating 10 years of the celebration. Due to COVID-19, face painting will not be offered this year. Participants and organizations are invited to create nichos to be displayed during the Día de los Muertos celebration. For consideration, participants must complete an application.
Denver Botanical Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver | botanicgardens.org
Mazes ’n Pumpkin Patches
Munson Farms (Boulder)
Sept. 18 to Oct. 31 | Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This u-pick patch has many varieties of pumpkins along with a farm stand. Admission is free and produce is priced by the pound.
7355 Valmont Road, Boulder | munsonfarms.com
7th Generation Farm (Louisville)
Hours and dates of the farm are TBA for 2021
This farm offers pre-picked or u-pick pumpkins. Visitors can get lost in the hay bale maze or climb the big bale hay mountain. Visitors can see the cows, sheep, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, pigs and two dogs living on the farm. There’s a $5 entrance fee for all ages.
1536 Courtesy Road, Louisville | 7thgenerationfarm.com
Cottonwood Farms (Lafayette)
Sept. 25 to Oct. 31 | Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors can buy pumpkins, squash and decorative fall items. There is a corn and a straw maze. Children 5 and under and adults over 65 can enter for free and ride on the wagon. Admission tickets are $5 per person. Prepaid admissions are encouraged on weekends and can be purchased a week in advance.
10600 Isabelle Rd., Lafayette | cottonwoodfarms.com
The Bee Hugger (Longmont)
The Bee Hugger offers a u-pick sunflower field and pumpkin patch. They sell honey and allow visitors to feed their animals. Open almost always, except for when private events are booked, the farm is open for self-guided experiences and operates on an honor system. Visitors can explore and climb on the tractors and observe the bees. Hay rides and pony rides can be arranged, along with group or photographer experiences.
12590 Ute Hwy Longmont | facebook.com
Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch (Longmont)
Sept. 17 to October 31 | September hours: Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October hours: open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visitors during the week can experience a more mellow visit. Groups like daycares, schools and recreational groups are welcomed. The weekends are more robust with carnival rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a food truck and u-pick pumpkins.
9059 Ute Hwy Co 66, Longmont | rockymtnpumpkinranch.com
Anderson Farms (Erie)
Sept. 22 to Oct. 31 | Sundays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday & Sept 23: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The farm is home to the first corn maze in Colorado, and has a long history dating back to 1911. Visitors at the farm can experience the fall festival, terror in the corn, zombie paintball, private campfire sites and the pumpkin patch.
6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie | andersonfarms.com
Local Costume Shops
The Wizard’s Chest (Denver)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
This magical toy store and costume shop has costumes for all ages.
451 Broadway, Denver | wizardschest.com
Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
One of the largest costume stores in the region, they offer a large selection of costumes for purchase and rental.
9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood | disguisescostumes.com
Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This costume store offers costume purchases and rental options as well as character rentals for parties.
15167 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora | gottacostume.com
Reinke Bros. (Littleton)
Halloween season hours: Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight
Not only a costume store, Reinke Bros has a haunted mansion inside. They offer a child-friendly version of the haunted mansion with lights staying on.
5663 S. Prince Street, Littleton | reinkebrothers.com
Crimson Rose Masquerade (Denver)
Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Crimson Rose offers a selection of high-end costumes, fancy dress apparel, corsets, and masks.
1456 South Broadway, Dever | facebook.com
Haunted Houses & Other Scares
The Frightmare Compound (Westminster)
Sunday through Thursday 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight
Family-operated for over 38 years, this compound offers a haunted house, haunted museum, mini escape rooms, and a coffin simulator ride.
10798 Yukon St., Westminster | thefrightmarecompound.com
Fright Acres (Parker)
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Colorado’s biggest outdoor haunted experience, visitors can experience the reaper’s hollow cemetery filled with tales and creatures.
11321 Dransfeldt Road, Parker | frightacres.com
Boulder Escape Room (Boulder)
Reserve tickets ahead of time
This escape room features spooky escape rooms including the “Psycho Killer,” “The Abduction,” and “Captive.”
1966 13th Street #LL60, Boulder | boulderescaperoom.com