Need an excuse to wear that costume? Check out these fun (and many of them free!) Halloween events in Denver during October. Festivals, parade, shows, concerts and plenty of candy await you!
Family Friendly Halloween Events in Denver
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns
Select nights Sept. 28-Oct. 31
The Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns delights all ages on a glowing trail of thousands of magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins. A magical light show illuminates larger-than-life displays. A nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and much more, all softly aglow throughout the event. You’ll find magic around every corner! Learn more.
October 6-8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 18, 19, 20
Denver Botanic Gardens
Pumpkins and melons and squash, oh my! Join us as we meet and explore pumpkins and their close relatives. Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, October 18, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 19, 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Ages 18-24 months: Friday, October 20, 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Register before they sell out!
Get ready for our annual Halloween Extravaganza in Aspen Grove, Littleton. Join us for an afternoon filled with thrilling activities and Halloween delights. Activities include a magic show, face painters, spooky hayride, DJ, games and more. Learn more.
Castle Rock Spooktacular
October 21, 1-4 p.m.
Philip S. Miller Park
It’s Halloween and time for fall fun with the entire family. Join us to celebrate all things not-so-spooky at Spooktacular. Family friendly costumes are encouraged, but not required. Activities include games, prizes, food and, of course, candy. This free event is held outdoors, so please dress warmly. Learn more.
Broadway Halloween Parade
October 22, 6 p.m.
Broadway from 5th Avenue to Alameda
The Broadway Halloween Parade is back! Hosted by the Broadway Merchants Association and the Lucky District 7 Council office, the Broadway Halloween Parade is a family friendly event held annually in the eclectic and funky Heart of Broadway. Back for the fifth time, the iconic Halloween Parade features spooky floats, bands, marchers, magicians and more!
October 28, noon – 3 p.m.
Downtown Castle Rock
Every Friday before Halloween the Downtown Merchants Association hosts a Booth-to-Booth Trick-or-Treat event for families and care givers with home schooled kids or children not yet in school. Halloween music, vendor booths, and of course candy, this event is always one of the cutest in town. Learn more.
BOO-rific Bash & Splash
October 27; 7-9 p.m.
Ridge Recreation Center
Boettcher Concert Hall
Enjoy a fantastical evening in a favorite haunt as we celebrate the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and its spirited inhabitants.Your little ghosts and goblins will love our interactive, guided trick-or-treat experience, complete with treats and scares along the way, as well as spooky Storytime, pumpkin crafts, fun entertainment, and lots of tasty goodies for all to enjoy. But beware the Headless Horseman! SOLD OUT!
Halloween Storytime Party
October 28, 3 p.m.
Second Star to the Right Books, Denver
Calling all Goblins, Ghosts, Witches, and Monsters, it’s time for Second Star’s Family-Friendly Halloween Party! Come in costume and enjoy a toddler approved Spooky Storytime, followed by Halloween crafts, games, and yummy treat. Learn more.
Halloween Monster Mash
October 28, 6-8 p.m.
Superior Community Center
Come in costume and enjoy food, prizes, music and games.
2:30 p.m., October 29
Boettcher Concert Hall
It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, and more! Costumes are encouraged at this fun and festive concert making this a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy! Learn more.
Cymbals, Snares, and (sort of) Scary Stories
October 29, 3 p.m.
St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Centennial
Calling all ghosts and ghouls! This family-friendly concert includes storytelling and arrangements of Halloween favorites for marimba, vibraphone, and other percussion. Come in costume to participate in the percussion-led costume parade! Reserve tickets.
Community Halloween Party
Genesis Gallery at Lakewood United Methodist Church
Join us for a spooktacular evening of fun and fright! Dress up in your most creative costume and bring your family and friends for a night filled with trick-or-treating, games, and spooky musical delights. Don’t miss out on the chance to win exciting prizes in our costume contest! This in-person event is open to everyone in the community, so come on down and let’s celebrate Halloween together! Reserve your spot.