Family Friendly Halloween Events in Denver


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
Hudson Gardens

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.

Pumpkin Festival

October 6-8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chatfield Farms

Celebrate fall at Pumpkin Festival at Chatfield Farms, a treasured October tradition for the entire family. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch, corn maze and family and children’s activities.You must purchase a ticket online for a specific date and time to visit. Tickets will not be available onsite. Get your tickets now.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

October 14-15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Four Mile Historic Park

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of Fall at Denver’s original fall festival. Build-your-own scarecrow to take home to protect your garden or explore your inner artisan with fall themed crafts and activities. Complement your natural beauty with face painting and decorations along the Festival trail. New this year, PHF will feature a Western-themed scavenger hunt. Guests will pan for gold, pack a wagon, play prairie games, and more! Learn more.

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!

Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt

October 20-22
Silver Cliff Ranch

Take your trick-or-treating to the next level and embark on an adventure with your family at Silver Cliff Ranch. With a treasure map in hand, families will set off to find candy treasure watched over by costumed guards across the ranch. This event is perfect for families with young kids. Proceeds from this event support partner groups helping underserved youth. Learn more.

Bones, Bats, Boo! Family Overnight

October 20-21; 6 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Bones, Bats, Boo! Spend an enchanting night experiencing the magic of the Museum with your whole family! Wear your costumes while participating in Halloween hands-on science, crafts and more. Snuggle up for storytime and enjoy a show in the Gates Planetarium. After a night of fun, sleep among the animals in our world-famous diorama halls. Ticket includes a pizza and salad dinner, evening snack and hot breakfast the next morning. It will be a ghostly good time for all our little monsters and mummies! Register now.

Mines Museum Spooktacular

October 21; 3-7 p.m.
Mines Museum, Golden

Join the Mines Museum for a super fun, FREE, blue pumpkin trick or treat event. Come in your favorite costumes, enjoy STEM themed hands-on activities (and treats), win prizes, and take pictures with Ms. Colorado herself! Also not to be missed: Mr. Bones, face painting, Blaster the Burro, and spooky exhibits. Learn more.

Halloween Extravaganza

October 21, 1-4 p.m.
Aspen Grove

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!

Fantastic Festival

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

Bring the whole family to Foothills Park & Recreation District’s BOO-rific Bash & Splash!
Fee: $5 per child, adults FREE; no registration, pay at the door.This fun and affordable indoor trick-or-treating event allows children to dress in full costume, trick-or-treat among community business tables and enjoy fun activities. Swimming in the Ridge Pools is included in the festivities, swimsuit required to go swimming. Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult (age 18 or older) and be within arm’s reach at all times. Ridge Pools close at 8:30 p.m. Learn more.
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 27-28, 7:30 p.m.
Boettcher Concert Hall
What’s this?! Back by popular demand, see one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween! Get tickets.

Halloween Kids Fest

October 28, 29, 31
Downtown Aquarium

Have a spook-tacular time! Join our mascot, Sharkey, and his friends for not-so-haunted train rides, pumpkin painting, monster mural coloring, science experiments, shows and so much more! Kids in costume half price exhibit entry with adult purchase!

Storybook Holiday Halloween: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 28, 6-9 p.m.
Douglas Co. Libraries – Parker

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.

Halloween Spooktacular

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

October 31
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.


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