Check Out the Haunted Hangar This Weekend!

October 22, 2020

Every city has haunted houses at Halloween, but the Mile High City can boast of a Haunted Hangar, not far from Southshore! Our very own Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is housed in a WWII-era hangar that has long been rumored to have strange and ghostly sightings. Three paranormal investigation teams have even confirmed paranormal activity! Don’t miss the spooky festivities there this weekend!


This informative and inspiring virtual discussion highlights the many ways that women have shaped the city of Denver over the years. You’ll hear some familiar names as well as get acquainted with some lesser-known figures who have contributed to the city and state. 

Active Minds Online
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Register: FREE

It’s time for a funny and sweet Halloween adventure, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez. Sandler plays Dracula, who runs an exclusive resort for monsters when they want to get away from the pressure of dealing with humans. Gomez is Dracula’s teenage daughter, Mavis, who is celebrating her birthday with the monster guests. But when a human boy crashes the party, Mavis falls in love with him—to the horror of her father and the other monsters. 

Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Tickets: $10 per car

There’s nothing better than a screening of the original Halloween movie, starring Jamie Lee Curtis! This evening for adults includes the cult classic movie, as well as themed cocktails and plenty of tasty bites. Bring your own chair or blankets and take a safe spot on a socially distanced X on the ground! Advanced tickets are required. You must wear a mask to enter and when moving around.

Ironton Distillery, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5

Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25

All the animals are ready to give you a real treat—a Halloween celebration with them at the Denver Zoo! Kids will love the costumed characters and stories of the Storybook Safari, and you’ll appreciate the festive fall decor. This is really the best time of year to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer!

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat./Sun., 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$20
Phone: 720-337-1400

Spookadelia is part art exhibition and part theatrical performance. It’s a spooky journey into a ghostly world where you learn about the psychology of the paranormal.

Admission is timed at hourly intervals, so once you pick your day and time slot, you’ll have an hour to explore the installation.

Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway, Denver 
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 – $15
Phone: 720-535-7244

There are haunted houses, and then there’s The 13th Floor! Get ready to be scared out of your wits, this year with shorter waiting times and a less crowded experience. This extreme haunting event is designed for adults and may be too scary for children 12 and under. While at the attraction, you must wear a mask at all times.

13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Thurs./Sun., 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Sat., 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
Tickets: $29.99 – $52.99

Experience a haunted house from the “safety” of your car. Like a drive-in movie, you’ll park and watch the show on a giant screen, but this is so much more than a movie! The original multi-media haunted show also includes real characters from the City of the Dead to make the experience all the more terrifying. You’ll never feel safe in your car again!

Parking Lot next to 13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.99-$59.99 per car (for two passengers)

Friday, October 23

You’ll enjoy an evening out on your own, knowing your kids will be safe at Kids Night Out, the YMCA-sponsored event at Southlands. Kids will watch an age-appropriate movie, play games, and make a craft. Food won’t be served, so pack a snack and drink for your kids if you like. This event is appropriate for ages 4-12.

Southlands Mall, 6155 S. Main St. #220, Aurora
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Registration: $15
Phone: 720-274-5759

This week’s virtual beer tasting is brought to you by Cheluna Brewing Company at the Stanley Marketplace. Sign up to get your FREE Zoom link, then make sure to visit the tap house in advance to purchase your brews!

Beers to be tasted include: Chula—Kölsch and/or Altbier, Oktoberfiesta—Marzen, Lupita—IPA, Coco Xoco—Chocolate/Coconut Porter. All beers can be purchased in the tap room or online with the option of curbside pickup.

Cheluna Brewing Company, 2501 Dallas St., Suite 148, Aurora
Zoom Session Online, MCA Stapleton
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE plus purchase of beer

Friday-Saturday, October 23-24

For a Halloween experience that’s steeped in history, visit the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and find out all about its ghostly past. The hangar was built during the WWII era, when many mysteries went unsolved. It will be an evening of fun, food, and magic, including a show by internationally award-winning magician Christopher Manos. Tickets include dinner (early show) or snacks (late show) as well as a chance to go on a ghost hunt through the hangar! This is a socially distanced experience. Masks are required. 

Wings Over the Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
5:30 p.m (includes dinner); 9:00 p.m (includes snacks)
Tickets: $45-$65

Saturday, October 24

This year’s Spooky Sprint, the fun Halloween-themed 5K or 10K run, will be virtual—meaning you can do it at a location of your choosing. You’ll still get great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), a chance to share photos, and of course the opportunity to run in a costume!

Denver (Virtual)
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: $18-$30

You’ll be having so much fun you won’t even realize you’re getting a great workout! Latin dance instructor Carmen Duran leads a socially-distanced Latin Zumba-esque dance class that is perfect for all ages and abilities. Afterwards, enjoy a half-priced beer or NA beverage! 

Cheluna Brewing Company, 2501 Dallas St., Suite 148, Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Register: $6

This family-friendly fall festival is an outdoor, socially-distanced event in Stanley Marketplace’s main parking lot. Enjoy browsing the booths of food and craft vendors or pick out a pumpkin from The Local Colorado’s pumpkin patch. There will be a costume contest with prizes and photo booths to capture your efforts!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora 
10:00 a.m.
Register: FREE

How well do you know Aurora? Put together a team and get ready to solve fun clues to compete in this drive-around scavenger hunt benefiting the 2021 Youth Travel Scholarship. Once you register and download the app for your team, you’ll drive through Aurora’s historic and business districts to find beautiful public art, delicious restaurants and exciting businesses! The first three teams to complete the challenge will win gift cards to delicious restaurants and stores on Havana Street! 

Online Event/Various locations, Aurora
11:00 a.m.
Register: $10

For an all-out Halloween celebration, dress up in your favorite costume and head down to Treat Street! This family-friendly event has something for everyone—trick-or-treating and contactless games for the kids, and for adults, a beer garden and a chance to learn how to dance to Thriller. There will be spooktacular decorations, music, and your favorite food trucks! Sign up in advance for one of three event sessions.

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-795-4955 

It feels like a sporting competition, but it’s actually a comedy show, powered by the fans. This hilarious, fact-moving, physical show is guaranteed to wear you out from sheer belly laughing. Audience members throw out a suggestion to the referee and then the “actletes” put together a song or scene right before your eyes. It’s the most high-energy improv you’ve ever seen, as they move on to compete in comedy games trying to score a laugh. Bring some friends along to share in the fun—all groups arriving together will be seated together. You must wear a mask to attend.

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Sunday, October 25

If you haven’t picked your pumpkins yet, your procrastination has paid off! There will be 300 FREE pumpkins in this local pumpkin patch, limited to two per family. Make sure to register and bring your printed RSVP ticket with you—and don’t forget your masks!

You may also enter the virtual family pumpkin decorating contest—just post a picture of your decorated or carved pumpkins and tag #southshorepumpkincontest on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win $100 gift certificates!

Southshore Lakehouse, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This community-centered concert and tailgate presents students from our neighborhood, performing in the overflow parking lot at Stanley Marketplace. This youthful talent show is a great reason to come together in drive-in fashion, to gather in a safe socially-distanced manner while supporting young musicians and artists.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora ‍
2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Southshore!

There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Southshore! Enjoy Life at the Lake with plenty of cultural and entertainment activities in the surrounding area! Check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.