The fall equinox is here and it’s time to welcome the cooler weather, crisp autumn air and get out to have some fun! The warm days make it hard to believe it’s October, but these fall evenings are AMAZING!! A hike through golden aspens, a pumpkin patch, and Glow at the Gardens are staples in our household each year. Halloween will be here before we know it so check a handful of fun things off your list over the next few weeks with a easy guide to local fun below!
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Where: Denver Zoo
When: September 29- October 31
Festive, not frightening! Family-focused daytime “falloween” spectacular, pumpkin carving, animal demos, spooky cocktails and autumnal eats, Bigfoot sightings.
*Trick-or-Treat Trail Select Dates in October, $20.00/pp. Includes 8 candy stations, reusable bag, monster mash dance party, festive photo-ops, spooky cocktails and autumnal eats as well as animal demos with creepy crawly critters! ONLY on October 7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28.
NEW this year, members-only night on October 29 and sensory-friendly night on October 31.
Where: Chatfield Farms
When: October 6-8
Family activities, local artisan and craft booths, live entertainment and music, food truck and vendors, pumpkin patch, hayrides, photo booths, face painting and a corn maze! *Tickets not available onsite- they must be purchased in advance!
Where: Hudson Gardens
When: Now – October 31
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns is perfect for all ages. Walk along a glowing trail of over 7,000 magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins!
Where: The Shops at Northfield
When: October 8 th, 11am-1pm
FREE annual family-friendly, Halloween event. Enjoy trick-or-treating participating retailers, hay rides, crafts, thriller dancers, giveaways, contests, and more! Meet and greet with the DPD and Fire Department! Visit the Pharoah’s Car Show’s spooky trunk or treat! Take pictures with the amazing Ghostbuster and Morningside Hearses and experience The Curiosity Cruiser, “Museum on Wheels” from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! At participating retailers, while supplies last. Wear your family-friendly costumes. Need ideas? Visit Spirit Halloween before you go!
Where: Denver Botanical Gardens
When: October 17-22, 6pm-9pm
Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, check out pumpkin artists pushing the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving!
Where: Founders Green
When: October 8
Final farmers market of 2023 and pumpkin patch for family fun at Founders Green! Shoppers will receive a coupon for every $5 spend at the vendors’ booths. Coupons can be redeemed for a free pumpkin.
Pro Tip: This is a great time to start planning your holiday gifts from the local vendors!
Where: Central Park
When: October 8
The bRUNch Run ™ 5k / 10k is back on Sunday, October 8 in Denver, Colorado benefiting Metro Caring. Strollers and dogs welcome! Treat yourself to a fun swag bag and delicious breakfast afterwards.
Where: Anderson Farms Fall Festival
When: September 20- October 30
Pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, farm animals, barrel train, corn maze, food and drink vendors, paintball and more! * Terror in the Corn after dark!
Where: Fritzler Farm Park
When: September 17- October 29
Iconic corn maze, pumpkin patch, pedal go-carts, barrel train, and pumpkin cannons, only to name a few! * Scream Acres after dark!
When: October 21
This community-friendly event will be held annually in the eclectic and funky Heart of Broadway. Your favorite Halloween attire is encouraged!
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: October 15 from 11am-4pm
A family fun day with pumpkins, food, entertainment, face painting, costume contests, and shopping!
Where: Boettcher Hall
When: October 29
This ghastly good time is a family-favorite concert featuring music from films, television, and more! Costumes are encouraged and even the musicians get in on the festivities!
Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert (Oct 27-28)
CALL THE BABYSITTER!
Where: New Location to be released soon
Our own neighborhood’s beloved Wicker Manor has taken it up a knotch! They are contenders for the 2023 season of ABC’s Great Halloween Fright Fight. With the increase in popularity, Wicker Manor has moved to a new location this year. Stay tuned for updates!
Don’t miss a single scream! Tune in to ABC on October 22 at 8pm MST to catch all the Halloween action.
When: Now-November 5
Not for the faint of heart, this haunted house is sure to be a shrieking good time! Be on the lookout for our team’s upcoming encounter at the 13th Floor!
Where: Elitch Gardens
When: September 30- October 29
Family by day and fright by night! Trick or treat trail for the little monsters, plus all your favorite Theme Park rides!
Where: Denver Botanical Gardens
When: Oct 13-15, 26-29
Adventure on a self-guided tour after dark that entwines unique ghost stories from staff, ghost encounters and intriguing history.
Where: Paramount Theater
When: Oct 5
Comedy Works along with Paramount Theatre are proud to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Barry Bostwick celebrating The 48th Anniversary Spectacular Tour! Join the original ‘Brad Majors’ – BARRY BOSTWICK – for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation. Come in costume and get ready to do the Time Warp!
When: Oct 22
The Bloody Mary Festival is a celebration of the most beloved brunch cocktail! Each city’s Festival brings together the best Bloody Marys made by local bars, restaurants, and craft mixes. Attendees taste them all before voting for the coveted People’s Choice Award. A neighborhood favorite, ChoLon is participating!