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Denver Zombie Crawl 2010 – Yes! A *Family* Event!

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OK. Maybe not for *every* family. But there sure were *a lot* of families there this year.

If you have never even *heard* of the Denver Zombie Crawl, let me enlighten you.

Started 5 years ago by Denver native Danny Newman, the event has grown exponentially every year until this year’s event, held last Saturday in Skyline Park, was attended by over 7,000 of the walking dead. SEVEN THOUSAND! That broke a Guinness World Record, people!

I was there. It certainly was a TON of zombies.


Everyone gathers mid-afternoon, in the park, and OF COURSE, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is played, danced to, consumed, whatever – before the zombies are released on the 16th Street Mall. Then the Crawl begins in earnest.


There are creatures of all shapes and sizes, some scary, some funny – and even zombie “killers” to keep guard for the rest of us. And then basically we all walk up and down the Mall enjoying the sights of other zombies. (Plus, the enjoyment of people who weren’t expecting thousands of zombies, too). Oh! And people willing to be chased down wear huge X’s on their backs, so there is always some excitement as those folks are fake attacked by a zombie mob.


However, some of the most memorable sights are zombies doing normal, everyday things. Like making a call. While. dressed. like. a. zombie.


Seem scary?

It kind of is.

But it’s also great FUN, and there is lots of laughter.

We have been taking our son for several years, and he really got into the spirit this year. Yes, that is my timid little Declan on the right – all zombiefied.


Is the Denver Zombie Crawl right for you? You would need to think about your kids, their level of tolerance for such ghoulishness, and whether next year’s Zombie Crawl is something you ALL want to do. As a family.

But let me assure you. We’ll be there… and MANY, MANY, MANY other Denver families will there with us.







Author: Aimee

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  • comment avatar Amber Johnson October 27, 2010

    This just looks FUN!! I used to worry it would be too freakish for my kiddos but I think they’re at the age they would get a big kick out of it.

    Declan looks adorable…in a zombie sort of way. πŸ™‚

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  • comment avatar Jim "Genuine" Turner October 27, 2010

    I have a hard enough time getting my kids to sleep. The last thing I need is to be up with them. I’m scared now!

  • comment avatar Bryan October 27, 2010

    There were some creepy things to see, but it was an amazing afternoon. The great thing is that you can either get right down in it, or find a place to watch safely from the sidelines. It also can be a great time to discuss the idea of Stranger Danger in the most basic way.

  • comment avatar Lori Lavender Luz October 27, 2010

    I’m already planning to Zombie in Denver next year. Great pix!