20 fun events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Halloween is almost upon us and that means this week is cram-packed with screaming good fun that includes Trick-or-Treat Street, a Munchkin Masquerade, Fall Fest and much more. Go to our events calendar for additional details. Be sure to also check-out our extensive guide to Denver’s pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals.
Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party at the Outlets at Castle Rock
Oct 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Outlets at Castle Rock for our first Wicked Wednesday Halloween Party! We’ll have a magic show, face painting, and a costume contest for the kids (12 and under) for a chance to win prizes from the Outlets at Castle Rock! Don’t forget to dress the kids up and trick or treat at participating stores that night.
A Very Adventurous Halloween at Colorado Adventure Point
Oct 26– 28
Colorado Adventure Point Presents: A Very Adventurous Halloween! Come enjoy free games and trick or treating in a fun seasonal carnival environment! Friendly age appropriate games and halloween candy are provided at no cost.
Trick or Treat Street at Denver South High School
Oct 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
South High School Staff and Students provide a safe, warm and age-appropriate environment for young children to enjoy
Fall Break: Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes, Denver Art Museum
Oct 27 – Oct 30
The Denver Art Museum hosts kid-friendly activities for Fall Break from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30. The Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Take stations will be available throughout the museum complex all four days.
Kids Halloween Parade & Party at Denver Union Station
Oct 27, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All of Denver’s little creepy crawlies are invited to take part Denver Union Station’s 3rd annual Kids Halloween Parade & Party on Thursday, Oct. 27th. The Halloween celebration will feature trick-or-treating in the merchant shops, a costume parade and a costume contest with prizes for best overall and best group/family costumes.
Rock the Presidents at Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) Center
Oct 27, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
This musical extravaganza spans 223 years of the American presidency in a fun, non-partisan way. The 44 men who rose to the highest office in the land are brought to life through rock, pop and folk music.
Trick or Treat Street at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Oct 28 – 30
For three days, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will host all sorts of 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.
YMCA Trunk-Or-Treat Halloween Party at Schlessman Family YMCA
Oct 28, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Schlessman Family YMCA for a family friendly Halloween celebration! The Trunk-Or-Treat Halloween Party includes Trunk-Or-Treat, Carnival Games, Haunted Maze (12+ Only), Fire Pit and Cider.
YMCA Halloween Spooktacular at Southwest Family YMCA
Oct 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver Southwest Family Branch for their Halloween Spooktacular! This spooky event includes: Trick-or-treating, games, face-painting, bounce houses and our haunted maze will get all your little ghosts and ghouls in the Halloween spirit! Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy some great family fun! Families are encouraged to bring one canned food item for admission.
Boo After Dark, Denver Zoo
Oct 28 – 29
For those who love Boo At The Zoo but prefer to trick-or-treat in the evening at Denver Zoo, this is the event for you. Boo After Dark, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers 20 trick-or-treat stations, themed animal demonstrations and fun family-friendly entertainment.
5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party, Woof in Boots
Oct 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Woof in Boots is proud to host the 5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party benefiting Maxfund Animal Shelter! Bring your pets, spirits and children to gather ’round the cauldron of drool within the shadowy halls of Woof in Boots for our 5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party.
Historic Halloween, History Colorado Center
Oct 29, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Trick or treat at the History Colorado Center and meet some fun characters from the past, including Molly Brown, William Green Russell and a Buffalo Soldier.
Reptifest Reptile Show at The Ranch Events Complex
Oct 29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
An expo all about reptiles! An event for all ages with educational presentations, vendors, and family activities. Hosted by the Northern Colorado Herpetological Society.
Trek or Treat Off the Street at CU South Denver
Oct 29, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trek or Treat off the Street and Family Fun Day are coming together to create a Halloween celebration with plenty of spooky surprises for children of all ages!
2016 Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade
Oct 29, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
2016 Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm in downtown Manitou Springs. Parade begins at 12:00 pm followed by 70 teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory! Teams consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. The fastest times earn trophies as well as a chance to win Best Emma, Best Entourage, and Best Coffin.
Hauntings at the Hangar, Wings Over the Rockies
Oct 29, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This Halloween, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will transform into a fun, spooky haunted hangar filled with Star Wars™ and other sci-fi characters, space treats, science experiments, a magic show and much more!
Halloween Spookacular at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Oct 29, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A family tradition of the not-too-scary-sort, this concert features music from some of your favorite children’s films, as well as a few surprises! Be sure to dress up for the Halloween festivities and witness the zany costumes the Colorado Symphony musicians create. Some of our young concertgoers will be invited on stage to show their costumes as well!
Jack O Lantern Contest at the Founders Green
Oct 30, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Enjoy a fun evening for all ages at the Kids’ Compassion Project Jack O Lantern contest! Free to participate with great prizes including an Apple Watch, gift certificates and more. Bring your completed Jack O Lantern, or just come to enjoy a fun event. If you plan to bring a Jack O Lantern, please register in advance.
Munchkin Masquerade, Pearl Sreet
Oct 31, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.
Lakewood Fall Funfest – Halloween 2016
Oct 31, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
FREE! Lakewood Fall Funfest is on Halloween night, Oct. 31st from 4-8pm. A great, family-friendly, fun event with carnival games, bounce houses, trunk-or-treat, candy and prizes, pet costume contest, and live music.
Trunk or Treat, Faith Mountain
Oct 31, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This second annual Trunk or Treat is a free, fun family event.