Trick or Treat!!! Would you believe it? September just ended and Halloween is just around the corner. And in Denver, there is no shortage of fun and scary things to do on Halloween for kids and adults alike during this frightful month of October.
So, if you are in and around Denver, here are some of the events you can look forward to. Let us start off with the kids:
HALLOWEEN FOR KIDS
Wind your Way Through the Chatfield Farms Corn Maze
These 15-foot tall corns make up the walls of the great corn maze. Tickets purchased will also get you one hayride, barrel train ride (must be 12y/o and under), and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Little princesses can even ride a pony for an additional fee.
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
SEP 15, 2017 – OCT 29, 2017
Boo at the Zoo
This annual Denver Zoo Halloween event for kids features creepy-crawly animal demos, trick-or-treat stations, and other wholesome entertainment. Dress up with your kid in your favorite costume and let them boo at the zoo.
2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205
OCT 21, 2017 – OCT 29, 2017
Trick or Treat at the Children’s Museum
Make your way through different treat stations and collect different goodies. There will also be fun carnival games and Halloween crafts for the kids to enjoy. Enjoy this 3-day fest.
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver, CO 80211
OCT 27, 2017 – OCT 29, 2017
Trick or treating while riding a Train
Catch a ride behind the historic Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive. The conductors and engineers will be in their own costume and will bring the kids special to stops for some treats. Visit the “Not so haunted” railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. At the end, you also get to take a picture in front of their Pumpkin Patch Cart.
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80226
OCT 28, 2017 – OCT 29, 2017
Now that we listed fun activities for the kids, let us not forget about the adults. After all, Halloween is just as fun for us as it is for kids, if not more. And Denver is no slouch at Halloween parties for adults.
HALLOWEEN FOR ADULTS
Denver Halloween Costume Ball – Oct 28th
EDITOR’S CHOICE: Get your best costumes ready! This costume contest is 303live’s favorite Halloween party in Denver for many reasons. For starters, you can win 1000 buck, it’s the best-priced Halloween party in the city and this spooky event offers everything higher priced parties are offering, The Denver Halloween Costume Ball sells out every year, they booked one of Denver’s best EDM DJ’s, DJ Spyda Tek on top of other great entertainment, this party has taken over a hotel on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.
1550 Court Pl Denver 80202
Paranormal Palace – Oct 28th
The Civic Center transforms into a cursed mausoleum complete with skulls, spiders, and other spooky things. There will be strongmen, contortionists, and other mind-boggling performances. Party up in your favorite costume and you can even win $2000. This annual fundraiser is for the V2 Education Foundation.
McNichols Civic Center Building,
114 W. Colfax Ave.
HALLOWFREAKNWEEN – Oct 29th
Party up in your best costumes at the National Western Complex featuring 5 different stages of entertainment. Acts included on the night are Morgan Page, DJs Seven Lions, TheFatRat, and more.
National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Do a PubCrawl in LoDo
Put on your best costume and pubcrawl through different bars around LoDo. Sample different drinks and specials on different participating joints along the way.
1515 Bar N Lounge
OCT 28, 2017
Party it up at Coloween
The Curtis Hotel becomes home of ghouls and ghosts this Halloween. Three hotel ballrooms features different guest performers. Join your host, Playboy Playmate Tiffany Toth, at your best Halloween costume.
The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis St.
But since this is Halloween, a good scare should be good fun too. So, if you are not up to party and drink all night, you can get into the ghoulish spirit of the season by entering these haunted houses:
SCARIEST HAUNTED PLACES
Check in as a patient in The Asylum Haunted House
You can check in, but can you check out? Take a tour of this 15,000 square foot hospital for the mentally insane and listen to the blood-curling screams of patients past.
6100 E. 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80207
Test your Courage at the Frightmare Compound
A dilapidated barn in the middle of condemned swamplands, whatever could go wrong? Many brave souls have tried to conquer one of the country’s scariest haunted houses, but all of them wept in fear.
10798 Yukon St, Westminster, Co 80021,
Run Screaming through the 13th Floor Haunted House
Face slashers, werewolves, the undead, evil clowns, and more ghoulish monsters along the way. This will really get your blood pumping. Enter Denver’s legendary haunted house.
3400 E. 52nd Ave. Denver, CO 80216.
Escape from the Haunted Field of Screams
Escape for your life across a haunted cornfield and corn maze. Try to avoid madmen, the undead, and other monsters who are trying to catch you. You can also “kill” some zombies on its abandoned farm using a trusty paintball gun. This is Denver’s largest haunted field.
10451 McKay Road, Thornton CO 80233
Now that you have a list of where you can go this Halloween, there is only one thing left, which is to find you the right costume. Fortunately, Denver also has some great costume shops for you to visit like:
BEST COSTUME SHOPS
The Wizard’s Chest
This beloved store just moved to Broadway last year but it has not lost any of its charm. Discover a huge selection of different costumes at the ground floor but also find some time to enjoy the space especially the ramp downstairs, which also doubles as a hedge maze.
451 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Another beloved family-owned costume shop, the store is decked with costumes and masks from floor to ceiling. Be sure to visit soon and not too near Halloween, as the best ones tend to fly off the shelves.
5663 S. Prince Street, Littleton, CO 80120
As the name suggests, this is the Costco of costumes. They have everything from Goulish costumes and princess crowns, to their wide selection of Zombie makeup and apparel. You also get the option of buying or renting.
4395 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
If you are looking for more eccentric and uncommon costumes, then Buffalo Exchange might just be your jam. They have an amazing collection of bizarre, colorful, and other off-the-beaten path types of items. This is a thrift store, though, so most items are not exactly brand new, but that also means reasonable prices.
51 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Every year Denver celebrates America’s Independence Day with great pomp and gaiety. In case you want to catch on some action and witness some live events or dazzling fireworks display then the below list will be useful for you this year.
Independence Day Events
Red Rocks Amphitheater Legendary rock bands will perform as part of Independence Day Weekend on July 4 and 5. July 4 will have a performance by Blues Traveler followed by Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray. July 5 will see Umphrey’s McGee in live action. Red Rocks Amphitheatre and State Park, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO – 80401. Phone – 720-865-2494 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater For $17-$35, you get to witness Colorado Symphony’s celebration of Star Wars and Independence Day spirit. It will be followed by a huge fireworks display. 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111. Phone – 303.220.7000 Time – Showtime from 7:30 pm onwards on July 4 City Park Jazz Put on your dancing shoes in the festive spirit of Independence Day. Head straight to City Park Bandstand to experience the soulful and powerful jazz rendition by SuCh to turn the park into an open-air jazz club. The jazz performances happen every Sunday evening in the months of June and July City Park Bandstand, 17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO – 80220 Time – 6pm onwards on July 4 Liberty 4-mile run For the health conscious the 4 mile run is a great way to burn off the celebratory binging and drinking. Tickets are priced at $25 – $35 Washington Park, bordered by Downing Street on the west and Franklin St. on the east. Phone – 303-750-9474 Time – 8:30am onwards on July 4 Park Hill Parade Its bright display of colors, fun and laughter as the community spills on the streets in their full glory of Idnepence Day celebrations 23rd Avenue, Park Hill, CO. Phone – 303-918-6517 Time – 1:30 pm onwards on July 4
4th of July Fireworks Displays
Glendale Firework Show (The Best Show in the City) July 3rd Glendale Fireworks will light up the sky at dusk (generally between 9 and 9:30 p.m.) Best places to view the fireworks & Setup picnics are north of Virginia Street, south of Cherry Creek Drive South, west of Colorado Blvd., and east of Cherry Street. For close-in viewing, gather in and around the CitySet development or at Whole Foods. 950 South Birch Street, Glendale, CO 80246. Phone – 303-759-1513 Time – 9 or 9:30 after dusk Fireworks after the MLB game July 3rd and 4th sees Colorado Rockies take on the LA dodgers in Coors Field. The four-game match will be followed by a brilliant display of fireworks on both days. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205. Phone – 303-292-0200 Time – After the MLB game Light up the Night – 4th of July Spectacular in Aurora Touted as the town’s biggest display of fireworks, the event is special in more ways than one. It commences with performance by Golden Eagle Concert Band. The cuisine includes the popular Mythos Food Truck. Surrounding areas from where the fireworks display can be viewed include Potomac Street and north of Mississippi Avenue Great Lawns, Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, CO – 80012 Time – 3rd July 9:45pm onwards Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park At $34.99 it does appear a bit steep, but the amazing rides, roller coasters and water slides will definitely fuel the pre-fireworks display enthusiasm. Follow up your adventure ride within the park with a brilliant array of fireworks starting from dusk onwards. 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204. Phone – 303-595-4386 Time – 4th July 9:30pm onwards 4th of July in Thornton The celebrations start from 4pm for beer and food vendors. This will be followed by two different live performances. A parachute jump will precede the firework celebrations. Carpenter Park Fields, 11000 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233. Phone – 303-255-7800 Time – 4th July 9:30pm onwards Westminister Colarado July 4th While the food and activity zone opens from as early as 4pm, the actual fireworks will commence from 9:15pm onwards. A car show and bike parade will precede the actual display. City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., CO – 80031. Phone – 303-460-9690 Time – 3rd July 9:15pm onwards Did you forget anything? let us know in the comment area below.