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Ultimate Halloween Event Round-up: Masquerade Balls, Bootown, Creepy Walk in the Wood and More!

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Mile High Mamas’ weekly event round-up includes the ultimate guide to keep adults and children spooked this Halloween!

Halloween Calendar

Boo Coo Jazz Band Masquerade Ball

Oct. 31 Come dressed in costume for live music, food and drink. Great for young adults. 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Call 970-945-2414 for tickets.

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 23-25 Families with young children can trick or treat in a safe environment at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 5:30-8:30 p.m. $15 for ages 3-65, $13 over 65, free under 3. Ride the free shuttle from the Sears parking lot at the Broadmoor Towne Center. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs. 719-475-9555

Bootown at Heritage Square

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Non-scary 5,000-square-foot outdoor Halloween maze for children 2-10. Children $6. Adults free with paying child. Noon-5 p.m.18301 W. Colfax Ave. Golden. 303-727-8437

Colorado Symphony Classic Halloween

Oct. 29 CSO performs in full costume and audience invited to come in costume also at Boettcher Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. Pre-concert activities begin at 5 p.m. $12.50 children under 18, $25 adults. 14th and Curtis Sts. 303-6237876, tickets@coloradosymphony.org.

Creepy Walk in the Wood

Oct. 29-31 Oct. 29-30 from 2-9 p.m. and Oct. 31 from noon-9 p.m. with a scary walk through a wooded area near Loveland. Daylight hours are geared toward children under 13 with fairytale characters distributing candy. The evening hours are for scares and horror. $3 per person from opening until dusk. After dusk $8 per person. 1750 Savage Road, 2 miles west of Loveland, second right-hand turn off Glade Road — follow the signs. 970-667-3002.

Family Fun Forum

Nov. 1 Halloween-themed activities for all ages from noon-2 p.m. at the Newman Center for Theater Education. Costumes and reservations encouraged. Free. 1101 13th St. 303-4464892.

Fon-Boo Fright Night

Oct. 23-31 Halloween-themed foods ie: Tarantula Salad, Cheese Eyeball Fondue at the Melting Pot 9 p.m. weekdays, Friday-Saturday 10 p.m. Complete dinner $100 per couple including ghost stories. RSVP2707 W. Main St., Littleton. 303-794-5666.

Fright Fest

Oct. 23-Nov.1 Elitch Gardens brings you Bloodlust: The Immortal Crave, The Suffering, Wheel of Misfortune, Trick-or-Treat Trail, Monster-less Matinee (haunted house with the lights on), scare zones, the Awakening, ghoul gross-out, Scream It Out and a costume contest. Kid-friendly Boo Gardens Oct. 24-25 where kids can trick or treat from noon-6 p.m. Over 48 inches $39.99, under 48 inches $19.99. Discount tickets at King Soopers and coupons at Dairy Queen. 299 Walnut St. 303-572-4522, elitchgardens.com.

Got Milk?

Oct. 29 The Official Drink of Halloween team is hosting Halloween-themed event at the Children’s Museum of Denver with recipes, chocolate milk mustache photos, free chocolate milk and prizes 3-5 p.m. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., 303-433-7444.

Halloween Bass Pro Style

Oct. 30-31 Noon-4 p.m. Trick or treating on Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. and a costume parade from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31 from noon-4 p.m. kids can decorate masks, roast marshmallows and sample Dutch Oven apple cobbler. 7970 E. 49th Ave., 720- 385-3600.

Halloween Family Fun Festival

Oct. 31 Loveland Museum/Gallery is celebrating its Family Fun Festival while downtown businesses celebrate the Downtown Trick-or-Treating all from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Live entertainment, crafts and activities for kids, food and a costume contest for all ages. Downtown trick-or-treating will be open at businesses displaying signs in their windows. Peters Park, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. 970-962-2410.

Halloween Open House

Oct. 31 Colorado Springs Conservatory open house with arty Halloween activities for children 4-17 including dance and theater workshops, guitar and piano sessions and art clinics. Come in costume noon-4 p.m. Free. 1600 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs. 719-577-4556.

Halloween Weekend

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Special lodging opportunities at the Anniversary Inn Bed and Breakfast in Estes Park with pumpkin carving, hot apple cider and trick or treating. 1060 Mary’s Lake Road. 970- 586-6200.

Kids, Canines & Costumes

Oct. 30 Halloween Social with costume contest for kids and dogs at the Colorado Athletic Club/Boulder 1750 29th St., #1044, Boulder. RSVP to 303-501-1700.

Night of the Living Brass

Oct. 30-31 The Denver Brass performing all kinds of spooky music at the Newman Center. You are invited to come in costume. 7:30 p.m. Adults $22-$43; students 13-22 and seniors 70+ $19-$37; children 12 and under $11-$21.50. Matinee Oct. 31 3:30 p.m. followed by Trick-or-Treat Street $20 for adults, $10 for children for the matinee. 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 303-832-4676, denverbrass.org.

Moonlight Hike

Oct. 30 Explore moonlit landscapes and Creatures of the Night activities as you listen to owls and other nighttime creatures. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater of Cheyenne Mountain State Park at 7 p.m. $6 exact change for admission to the park or your park pass. 410 JL Ranch Heights, Colorado Springs. 719-646-1977.

Pumpkin Glow

Oct. 30 Wheat Ridge Senior/Community Center will host its Community Pumpkin Glow from 6:30-8 p.m. with carved pumpkins on display. Free. People are invited to drop off carved pumpkins Oct. 29 from noon-3:45 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 6363 W. 35th Ave. 303-205-7500.

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Oct. 31 Colorado stories told by local actors and experts about some of Colorado’s more colorful historical figures. Guided tours leave every 15 minutes from 2-3:15 p.m. Free. RSVP at events@friendsofriversidecemetery.org 5201 Brighton Blvd. 303-293-2466.

“Food for All”

Oct. 31 First 100 visitors to the Boo and Brew III of Colfax Avenue will receive special candy collection sacks to fill at participating merchants. Parents are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for local food banks. Boo and Brew starts at Hooked on Colfax. 1-4 p.m. 3213 E. Colfax Ave., 303-830-1651 x20

Scary Wagon Ride

Oct. 30 Ride through the haunted forest filled with howling ghosts and goblins at Aspen Hollow in Estes Park. Aspen Lodge Ranch Resort, 6120 Colorado 7, 970-586-8133.

Tour of Terror

Oct. 31 Halloween-themed foods ie: Tarantula Salad, Cheese Eyeball Fondue at the Melting Pot, Friday-Saturday 10:30 p.m. Complete dinner $73 per person includes ghostly tour with a real paranormal investigator. RSVP2707 W. Main St., Littleton. 303-794-5666.

Trick or Treat

Oct. 31 Trick or Treat on Tennyson Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., between West 38th and West 45th Ave. Also hosting a food drive to benefit the Northwest Family Assistance Center. Lawrence and Main in Central City, 303-345-6315.

Trick or Treat

Oct. 31 Trick or Treat on Tennyson Street 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between West 38th and West 45th Ave. Also hosting a food drive to benefit the Northwest Family Assistance Center. Lawrence and Main in Central City, 303-345-6315.

Trick or Treat OFF the Street

Oct. 31 Celebration with Halloween surprises, crafts, candy and activities for children of all ages at the Wildlife Experience from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $9 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children 3-13. 10035 So. Peoria St., Parker. 720-4883300, thewildlifeexperience.org.

Trick or Treat Street

Oct. 30 Featuring a costume contest, music and pumpkin decorating in Castle Rock’s Festival Park from 2-5 p.m. Downtown merchants will also have their doors open for trick or treating. Preregistration for the costume contest is encouraged and must be completed by 5 p.m. Oct. 28 with Karen McGrath at 303-660-1365. Second and Perry St. 303-660-1365.

Trick or Treat Street

Oct. 31 Historic Downtown Littleton merchants host “Trick or Treat Street” from noon-5 p.m. Treats available from participating merchants on Main Street in downtown Littleton. Professional photographs available of your costumed witches and goblins. 303-703-3884.

Trick-or-treat Street

Oct. 29-31. Children’s Museum of Denver’s annual family-friendly events with story time, magic shows, harvest stories, Monster Carnival, games, treats and more Thurs.-Fri.9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5 non-members, free for members. 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303-433-7444.

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 29 For children up to 12. Beginning at 6 p.m. Children are invited to visit Aims Community College General Services parking lot for free candy and Halloween activities. 5401 W. 20th St., Greeley. 970-339-6225.

YMCA of the Rockies

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Visit for a Fall Festival with pumpkin carving and painting, crafts, archery, family campfire, family square dance and more. 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park. 877-777-9622.

ADULT FUN

Baker St. Pubs

Oct. 31 Costume contest and live music at all area Baker St. Pubs. Free. 7260 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood, 303-9535510; 8101 E. Belleview Ave., Denver, 303-577-2790; 2831 W. 120th Ave. Ste. 200, Westminster, 720-382-1026. sherlockspubco.com

Beta Nightclub

Oct. 29-31 Adults will be entertained Oct. 29 by Pete Tong, Dragon and Klutch Beat Boutique; Oct. 30 by Ninjas and Geishas Feat., Shinichi Osawa, Alex K and Colin Chapman; Oct. 31 with Moulin Rouge Feat., Manufactured Superstars, Jonas Tempel and Brian Howe. 1909 Blake St. 303-4373011.

Club Ra

Oct. 31 Adult Halloween party by vivid.com at Ra Nightclub. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 821 22nd St., 303-292-1884.

Denver Gorilla Run

Oct. 31 5.6 K loop race of gorilla-costumed participants in fund-raiser for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund begins at 11 a.m. at Wynkoop Brewing Company. Trying to top current record of 637 participants in gorilla suits. 1634 18th St. 303-860-7448.

Halden Wofford and the HiBeams

Oct. 31 Honky tonk band, costume contest, great music and prizes at Bar SS3311 W. CR 54G, LaPorte. swingstationusa.com.

Shining Ball

Oct. 31 For those 21 and over the Stanley Hotel hosts the Shining Ball 8 p.m.-midnight. Prizes for the scariest couple, the sexist couple, most original and the best character from “The Shining.” 333 Wonderview Ave., Estes Park 970-577-4110.

Halloween Dance

Oct. 30 and 31 With acoustic, country and Delta blues on Oct. 30 and for a blow-out Halloween time with Danny Shafer and the Unknown Americans at the Rock Inn Mountain Tavern in Estes Park. 1675 Colorado 66, Estes Park, 970-586-4116.

Halloween

Oct. 31. Estes Park hosts the Brian Hornbuckle Band at Lonigan’s Saloon Nightclub & Grill’s annual Halloween Costume Party. 110 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970-586-4346. 303-805-6308.

Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Oct. 31 Some traditional and some pop organ music at 7, 9, and 11 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts on the Colorado State University campus. $5, $3 CSU students, $3 ages 2-17.1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. 970-491-4849, csutix.com.

Haunted Hotel Colorado 2009

Oct. 31. Colorado’s Largest Halloween party at the Hyatt Regency DTC from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. with Phunkifino and Under a Blood Red Sky, Gfunk and Hypnautic. Costume contest, trick or treating, themed rooms, aerial performers and cirque acts, dance troupes, photo booth and more. $25-$65. 7800 E. Tufts Ave. 303-714-4671.

Media Monster Halloween Bash

Oct. 31 Dance party, interact with classic horror films, help control live broadcast, monster cereal bar, haunted rooms and more at Denver Open Media 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Televised live on Comcast cable channels 56 and 57. Prizes for best costume including best political costume and best media-related costume. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 7th and Kalamath. 720-771-8793

Scare on the Square

Oct. 30 Highlands Ranch Community Association adult scary evening from 6-10 p.m. with a DJ, classic horror films, a zombie march and games.Highlands Ranch Parkway and Town Center Drive, 303-791-8958.

Scary Good Wine Tasting Night

Oct. 31 Wine Tasting of eight wines with macabre names and appetizers at Second Street Art Market 7-10 p.m. $30 per person. Costumes optional. 366 2nd St., Monument. 719-488-2506.

“Spirits of Riverside”

Oct. 31 Reception featuring artwork inspired by the landscape of Riverside Cemetery from 5-7 p.m. at the Wynkoop Brewing Co. 1634 18th St. 303-297-2700.

Stanley Hotel Murder Mystery Dinner

Oct. 30 $60 includes three-course dinner and murder mystery participation from 6-9 p.m. for those over 18. Reservations required. Also limited seating for free viewing of “The Shining” at 9:30 p.m.333 W. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 970-577-4004.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

Oct. 31 Music, dancing, costume contests, prizes, concert by Latigo and more at 7:30 p.m. $12 TLCA members, $15 non-members ($15 and $18 at the door). 304 Colorado 105, Palmer Lake. Advance tickets 719-481-0475.

Vampire’s Ball

Oct. 30 Super sexy fun vampire performances, burlesque, vampire belly dance and more at the Sugar House. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 at door.1395 W. Alameda Ave., 303-777-9900, sugarhouselounge.com.

HAUNTED HOUSES

The Asylum

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 Set in Gordon Cottingham’s Hospital for the Mentally Insane where the inmates are running the asylum Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight at Boondocks Fun Center. $15.11425 Community Center Drive, Northglenn. 303-355-FEAR, getscared.com.

Buckskin Joe’s Town of Terror

Oct. 27-31 Six acres of 1800s buildings with Deadman’s Lane, Claustrophobia, Dark Maze and Horror Hotel. Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Thursday 7-10 p.m. $17 adults, $15 ages 11 and under (not recommended for this age group). Tickets sell out early. Eight miles west of Canon City on the road to Royal Gorge. 719-275-5149, townofterror.com.

Castle of Terror

Oct. 30-31 Haunted house from 7-10 p.m. at the Castle Rock Town Fire Training Tower. Not recommended for young children. No child under 13 admitted without an adult. $10.333 Malibu Court, Castle Rock (near Wolfensberger Road and Park St.) 720-733-2284.

Cell Block Terror

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 Theater of horror at the Jesters Theater 7:30-10 p.m.. Saturdays 3-5 p.m. a less frightening house for younger children. $10 for evenings, $5 for Saturday afternoons.224 Main St., Longmont, 303-682-9980.

City of the Dead

Oct. 23-Nov.1 Denver’s largest haunted house with scare rooms, scare zones, entertainment areas and more. Oct. 23-24 7 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 25-28 7-11 p.m., Oct. 29-31 7 p.m.-midnight and Nov. 1 7-11 p.m. at Mile High Marketplace Event Center. Light-on tours and Halloween attractions for children are available. $15. I-76 and 88th Ave., cityofthedeadhaunt.com.

Creepy Walk in the Wood

Oct. 29-31 Oct. 29-30 from 2-9 p.m. and Oct. 31 from noon-9 p.m. with a walk through a wooded area near Loveland. Daylight hours are geared toward children under 13 with fairytale characters distributing candy. The evening hours are for scares and horror. $3 per person from opening until dusk. After dusk $8 per person. 1750 Savage Road, 2 miles west of Loveland, second right-hand turn off Glade Road, follow the signs. 970-667-3002.

Haunted Animal Hospital

Oct. 28-31 Bring your dog and visit haunted rooms, Evil Clouds of Darkness, Maze of Haunted Woods, pet psychics, pet artists, candy, pizza and raise money for Pets4People at North Metro Vet Hospital from 5-10 p.m. $10 1050 W. 47th Ave. 303-433-8835.

House of Fear Haunted House

Oct. 23-31 Haunted house Fridays and Saturdays 7-10 p.m., Thursdays and Sundays 6-9 p.m. $13 adults, $8 ages 10 and under. $1 off with canned good. 18425 Pony Express, corner of Twenty Mile Road and Pony Express, Parker. 720-381-0407, thehouseoffear.com.

Scream Acres

Oct. 23-31 Wednesdays-Saturdays Fritzler Corn Maze folks have created the Wizard of Oz haunted 3-D maze. Wednesdays-Thursdays 5-9 p.m., Fridays 5-10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Daytime admission is $10. Nighttime/haunted admission is $16. Tickets available for all farm activities.Seven miles south of Greeley or 22 miles north of Brighton on the west side of U.S. 85. 970-737-2129, fritzlermaze.com

The 13th Floor Haunted House

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 Odd occupants of the 13th floor haunt at Screamwork’s newest creation, Blood Shed, in the vein of hillbilly horror movies like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “House of 1000 Corpses.” Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-midnight.6100 E. 39th Ave. 303-355-FEAR, getscared.com.

Tomb/Abattoir: white on white translucent black

Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31 Haunted house/maze by the Packing House Center for the Arts with living walls and undead inhabitants. Oct. 23, 24 and 30 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.835 E. 50th Ave. 303.947.2827, controlgroupproductions.org.

-Denver Post

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