15 top events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are plenty of fun events this week that include the 14th Annual Gorilla Run, The Broadway Halloween Parade, Cirque Italia and more. For full event listings, see our event calendar and be sure to check-out our guide to fall fun with Denver’s best pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall festivals.
Zombie Zone at Denver Pavilions
Oct 17 – 20
Annual family zombie event in October at Denver Pavilions. Featuring fun horror related vendors, activities, and a zombie fashion show early in the evening.
Cirque Italia at Town Center at Aurora
Oct 19 – Oct 22
Cirque Italia is a unique show in every sense. After five years of consolidation, a rigorous casting selection, and over 1,000 performances nationwide; this spectacular production has become the greatest version of a “traveling circus”. Cirque Italia is proud to have developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative shows to be staged in the US.
Spooky Streets at The Streets at SouthGlenn
Oct 20, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us for Spooky Streets at The Streets at SouthGlenn! Get ready for tons of free family fun with a parade of costumes, music, magic shows, spooky characters, face painting, balloon artists, caricaturists, and much more. With spooky selfie stations, colorful Halloween lighting/dry ice and decorative carved pumpkins as backdrops, you’ll be sure to capture that perfect Halloween photo.
DINOS! After Dark at the Denver Zoo
Oct 20 – 21
This version of DINOS! After Dark is fun for the entire family, every Friday and Saturday in October, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event will have family-friendly entertainment, such as pumpkin carving demonstrations, a self-guided scavenger hunt, a live fire show and more.
Connectarte: Conversacion Con Los Muertos at Museo de las Americas
Oct 20, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Did you know that Museo is haunted? Staff will share their stories of unexplained encounters with the ghosts that have been running around the museum walls for decades. Come dress in your ghoulish best and circle around for some haunted tales in the dark! Must be 12 years old or older to attend event.
Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances at McNichols Building
Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process.
Boo At The Zoo at the Denver Zoo
Oct 21 – 22
The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo event, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 21-22 and 28-29. Over those two weekends before Halloween, young ghosts, goblins and princesses can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo.
Make-A-Wish® Colorado Walk For Wishes & 5K Run at Hudson Gardens
Oct 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Walk For Wishes & 5K Run presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream is a family-friendly, community event that raises funds to help Make-A-Wish® Colorado grant wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Participants are encouraged to form teams and join the fun by taking part in the 5K Run or Walk. The expo will feature games, activities, and free food.
Inside the Orchestra’s Summer Tiny Tots Performances
Oct 21, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!
14th Annual Gorilla Run
Oct 21, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla or banana costume and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and keeping Dian Fossey’s dream alive for the past 32 years.
Fall Festival at Lincoln Elementary School
Oct 21, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All are welcome to Lincoln Elementary’s Annual Fall Festival! The Fall Fest will include FREE carnival games, bouncy house, face painting, Lincoln’s famous haunted house, and most importantly: THE DUNK TANK!
Broadway Halloween Parade
Oct 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for the first annual Broadway Halloween Parade hosted by the Broadway Merchants Association and City Council Lucky District 7! This community-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the eclectic and funky Heart of Broadway.
SloHi Fall Festival & Kidical Mass Denver Bike Ride
Oct 22, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for the SloHi Fall Festival & Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride in west Denver that includes a Casual Family-Friendly Bike Ride, Cargo, Electric & City Bike Demos ALL Day and more.
Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms
Sept 15 – Oct 29
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.
Maize in the City
Sept 30 – Oct 31
Enjoy a convenient, simple and fun rural experience at Maize in the City with several fall attractions including free attractions for families to enjoy. Started in 2001, and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions including a 20-acre Crazed Corn Field Maze.