Spooky Halloween Events in Denver

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If your kids are past trick-or-treating age or if you’re just looking for a Halloween-themed date night, we’ve got your guide to Denver area events!

Spooky Halloween Events in Denver

Ghosts in the Gardens – Open Air Scare

October 13-15, 26-29; 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Denver Botanic Garden – York Street Location

Denver Botanic Gardens dares you to join us after dark for the spine-tingling stories of our haunted history. This tour is self-guided, and you may visit the storytellers in any order you would like. The tour should take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Storytellers will begin new stories every quarter-hour. Get Tickets.

Victorian Horrors

October 13-15, 19-21, 26-28; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Molly Brown House

Victorian Horrors is back for its 30th year tickets will be available soon! Celebrate three decades of Victorian Horrors with terrifying tales written by well-known but long-gone authors theatrically portrayed by acclaimed local actors. Experience these theatric readings throughout areas of the historic home! Get Tickets.

13th Floor Haunted House

Opens Sept. 15

Get ready to get scared — the 13th Floor Haunted House is rated as one of the Top 5 Most Terrifying Haunted Houses in the Country by USA Today. Opening Sept. 15, three themed tours will take you through the haunted journey. A food truck and Shriekeasy Bar are available. Recommended for ages 12+ Get tickets.

Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens

The theme park is transformed into a frightful experience after dark during October weekends. Find out more.

Capitol Hill Ghost Tour

Join one of the seasoned paranormal investigators as they guide you on a walking tour of some of Capital Hill neighborhood’s most famous haunted homes. Hear real stories as they recall and provide actual haunted evidence captured when personally investigating the majority of these properties as well as purported ghostly activity from the eerie locations you will visit. Get tickets.

Wednesday Addams vs. Barbie Hotel Takeover

Saturday, Oct. 28; 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Get ready for a spine-tingling showdown at this year’s much-anticipated Paranormal Hotel takeover, where two iconic worlds collide: Wednesday Addams vs. Barbie. The atmosphere is bound to be electrifying as the atrium undergoes a haunting transformation, dripping with the dark and enigmatic allure of the Addams Family. From mesmerizing performances that send shivers down your spine to pulse-pounding DJ sets that keep you dancing all night long, the Addams Family style takeover promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you both thrilled and mystified. Book a room.

Adulting with Animals: Monster Masquerade Ball

October 26, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Denver Zoo

Celebrate spooky season with creepy-crawly Animal Ambassadors, trivia, cool character photo ops, a costume contest and a live DJ! Adults only. Get tickets.

Boo ‘n Brew on Colfax Avenue

Saturday, Oct. 28

The event is two parts – one-part Kids and Family fun and one-part Adult self-led Halloween bar crawl. From 1-4pm, Colfax will come alive with the cutest costumed kiddos, a family-friendly block party, complete with trick-or-treating at more than 20 Colfax businesses, live music, pumpkin decorating, food and drink specials and MORE!

Later that day, Boo n’ Brew welcomes back the adults (or maybe just don’t ever leave?!), for a spooktacular bar/restaurant crawl. Participating businesses will offer the best drink specials in town, live music, costume contests and more. Get details.


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