Pumpkin Fundraiser Sale
Weekends through Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. – dusk, Greenwood Community Church, 5600 E. Belleview Ave. Come Support your Local Boy Scout Troop 457 with their annual fundraiser of pumpkin sales.
Through Nov. 2, Elitch Gardens Theme and Amusement Park, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver. Haunted houses come alive and ghost, ghouls and zombies take over. Free with regular admission.
‘La Muerte Tiene Permiso’
Through Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m., Monday through Friday, The Mexican Cultural Center Gallery 5350 Leetsdale Drive, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Denver. Exhibit will highlight some of the most significant work of Mr. Jose Guadalupe Posada, the creator of the Catrina. This year’s exhibit features a number of pieces of Posada’s famous calavera (skeleton) work and revolutionary prints. Free admission.
Colorado Ghost Stories
Oct. 23, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m., Sam Gary Library, 2961 Roslyn St., Denver, No RSVP necessary; Oct. 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Platt Park Senior Center, 1500 S Grant St, Denver. RSVP: 720-865-0630. Active Minds free class explores the haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the area. Hear ghost stories associated with the Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, the Molly Brown House and more.
Ghosts in the Gardens
Oct. 24 and 25, 9-11 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. More than one hundred years ago, Denver Botanic Gardens’ land was the Mile High City’s first cemetery. Guides share the true story of its macabre history, and recount decades of reported paranormal activity as the tour travels through the Gardens. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum
Oct. 24 -25, 6-9 p.m., Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver. Costumed actors will bring to life tales of terror from such masters of Victorian gothic literature as Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells and Mary Shelley. Visit www.mollybrown.org.
‘Spooky Streets’ at The Streets at SouthGlenn
Oct. 24, 4:30 – 7:30. Streets at SouthGlenn. Fun and safe trick-or-treating, other family activities. For more information call 303-771-4004.
Halloween Cemetery Crawl with Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel
Oct. 25, 1 – 4 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S Quebec St., Denver. Meet the unusually lively occupants of subterranean dwellings, such as Mayor Robert Speer who gave the dead a chance to vote. Other friends include the good (Emily Griffith), the bad (Grand Dragon John Galen Locke), and the ugly (John Chivington). You may walk or ride with the Model A Ford Club of Colorado’s tombstone taxi service (weather-permitting). Information and reservation at History Colorado: 303-866-2394.
Trek or Treat Off the Street
Oct. 25, Wildlife Experience, 10035 Peoria St., Parker. Kids can trick or treat, make spook crafts and bound through the bouncy house. 720-488-3300.
Cherokee Ranch Fall Festival
Oct. 25 – 26, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., 5336 N. Hwy 85, Sedalia. Pumpkin patch, Zombie Crawl, costume parades, hayrides, bounce houses, plus 30,000-square-foot Maze of Terror. Maze, Food & Pumpkin Patch only Oct. 17 – 19, 24 & 31. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit www.cherokeeranchfallfest.com.
Monster Mash Halloween Bash
Oct. 25, 1 – 4 pm, Family Sports Center, 6901 S Peoria St., Centennial. Experience a Zombie hunt laser tag challenge, the eXerGame Zone, inflatable obstacle course, bumper cars, climbing wall, and more at South Suburban’s Family Sports Center From 1:30-2:30 pm, enjoy a Halloween ice skate and costume contest. Skate rental included. No masks due to safety concerns. For information, call 303-754-0552.
‘Hoofin’ it through the Hollows’ 5K Run/Walk
Oct. 25, 5:30 pm costume contest; 5:45 pm walk/run, deKoevend Park, 6301 S. University Boulevard, Centennial. Earn your treats this Halloween by participating in the 5K event, part of South Suburban’s Race Series, that takes place on the scenic High Line Canal Trail. Strollers and friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Costumes are optional. All ages welcome. Register at www.runningguru.com/EventInformation.asp?eID=hoofinit.
‘Haunted Trail: The Woods of La Llorona’
Oct. 25, every 15 minutes from 6:45 – 9:30 p.m., Carson Nature Center. South Platte Park, 3000 W, Carson Drive, Littleton. Includes storytelling and a 30-minute hayride and hike through the haunted forest full of creepy characters. Refreshments and a warm fire await those who return. Dress warmly. The program is open to 7 years or older; children under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information and to register visit www.sspr.org/nature or call South Platte Park at 303-730-1022, ext. 12.
Trick or Treat Train
Oct. 25 – 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Ride the rails through Railroad Halloween Town at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. Visit the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. Get a picture of your costume as you pause for a photo in the Pumpkin Patch. Or warm your hands around the Hobo Campfire and sit a spell for kid-friendly storytelling. www.Coloradorailroadmuseum.org.
Trick Or Treat Street
Oct. 24 – 26, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. Parade from one Treat House to the next collecting goodies, craft classic Halloween creatures, brave your chances at the Monster Carnival and stroll through Pumpkin Hill. Activities included with Museum admission. www.mychildsmuseum.org.
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 25 – 26, Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver More than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and family-friendly entertainment. Activities free with zoo admission.
The Haunted History of the Stanley Hotel
Oct. 27, 2-3 p.m., Littleton Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hear an assortment of the strange ghost stories that add to the allure and intrigue of the four-story hotel that is a landmark in the town of Estes Park. Storyteller Kurtis Kelly will give the presentation, which includes a dramatic re-telling of tales along with historic photos and images. Kelly is known for his re-enactment of historic characters. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.
A Performance with Poe
Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., The Pit and the Pendulum, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., The Raven, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood. Old-time movies black and white movies featuring dramatic performances of Edgar Allen Poe’s haunting works.
Denver Union Station Kids Halloween Parade and Party
Oct. 30, 5 – 7 p.m., 1701 Wynkoop St. Denver. Celebration will feature trick-or-treating in the merchant shops, a costume parade through the Great Hall led by CBS4 morning anchor Britt Moreno, and a contest for prizes for best overall and best group/family costumes. The Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will march its way around the Plaza in front of Denver Union Station and inside through the Great Hall. Prizes will be awarded at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.unionstationindenver.com.
Oct. 31, 7 – 10 p.m. 5336 N. Hwy 85, Sedalia. It’s a Mad, Mad Ball! at Cherokee Castle on Halloween. Enjoy a night as your alter ego. The evening will close with a costume contest and prize for the most bewitching of guests. Visit www.cherokeeranch.com.
Día de los Muertos
Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver. Included with Gardens admission, free for members. Festive, family-friendly activities include sugar skull decorating (while supplies last), paper altars with Museo de las Americas, planting station, papel picado necklaces, community altar exhibition and $5 face painting (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.). Special, costumed processions led by La Danza Guadalupana Matachina take place 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit www.botanicgardens.org.
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