Halloween for Everyone!

October 28, 2021

No matter what you’re into, there’s a Halloween activity for it. A pro wrestling Halloween party? A fall festival in the countryside? A terrifying foray into a haunted house or haunted corn maze? Or just some good old-fashioned trick or treating? All of these events are happening in Denver and Aurora this weekend—and many more!

Thursday, October 28

It’s a night of Halloween cabaret! Sarah Rex, Steven J. Burge, and Andrew Fischer will be singing songs made famous by musical theater’s most notorious villains—and you’ll have a wicked good time singing along! Come in costume for a chance to win a prize for the best or funniest costume!

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$21
Phone: 303-856-7830

Thursday-Sunday, October 28-31

Get the best Halloween selfies ever when you visit Distortions Monster World, the interactive art installation and monster museum! You’ll see familiar monsters from movies and TV, as well as all kinds of other creatures, like life-sized ghouls, zombies, snarling gargoyles, creatures of the night, and more!

Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., Denver
Thurs., 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat./Sun., 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  (Timed Entry Tickets)
Tickets: $18-$25

Even when the the Distortions Monster World closes, it doesn’t—really! Monsters at Midnight is a spookier version of the attraction and feels more like a Halloween haunted house. You’ll get to interact with vampires, dragons, werewolves and other live characters when you come after hours.

Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., Denver
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.  (Timed Entry Tickets)
Tickets: $27-$35 or Family 4-Pack for $99

This is a Halloween outing everyone in the family can enjoy—acres of wholesome autumn fun with a non-scary corn maze, a pumpkin cannon, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, and more. Some events like the corn maze and wagon rides close at 5:30.

Anderson Farms, 6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie
Thurs., 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Fri., 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $23
Phone: 303-828-5210

After dark, the pleasant experience of Anderson Farms gets terrifying! You can choose to have a different kind of corn maze adventure that will scare the wits out of you!

Terror in the Corn is a timed ticket you need to reserve in advance, and prior to your entry time, you can enjoy the other activities on the farm.

Anderson Farms, 6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie
Thurs., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.; Fri., 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.; Sat., 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.; Sun., 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$48
Phone: 303-828-5210

Do you dare to enter what USA Today calls one of “the top five most terrifying haunted houses” in the country? Can you make it through all three of the attractions?

Frostbite is what happens when a science lab figures out how to reanimate the dead, The Dollmaker lives alone in the scary house at the end of the street, and Bad Blood brings the ancient feud between vampires and werewolves to our city’s streets.

13th Floor, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Thurs., 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 7:00 p.m.-Midnight; Sat., 5:00 p.m.-Midnight; Sun., 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $19.99

Get a little comic relief this weekend! The incredibly talented members of the Improvised Shakespeare Company will create a Shakespeare play just from a suggestion from an audience member.

They’ll come up with characters and plot as they go along—all in the language and themes of the Elizabethan era to create a new play in the style of Shakespeare himself. 

Garner Galleria Theatre, 14th and Curtis, Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $42 – $45

Friday, October 29

Here’s a safe and fun way for the whole family to trick-or-treat together! Dress up in your costumes and participate in this family-friendly drive-through trunk-or-treat event! You’ll have a load of spooky fun! 

Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Register: $5 per car

Working out is so much more fun if you (and everyone around you) are dressed up in a spooky or funny costume! This Halloween fitness festival will have holiday-themed group exercises, a concert-style production with great local DJs, adult beverages, and frightening fun for participants of all ages. 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Information: FREE

Friday-Saturday, October 29-30

The best outdoor music venue of the season continues with two more free concerts! On Friday, catch the magic of the Quiet Warlock Quartet, a newly-formed group that blends hip-hop, jazz, and soul with powerful incantations that will have you head-nodding the night away. Saturday night features DJ Soul Atomic as he takes you on a funk-first ride.

Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Friday-Sunday, October 29-31

Four women front a rock band as they portray the chilling crime drama from the 1800s. When Lizzie Borden’s parents were brutally murdered, Lizzie became the number one suspect. Lizzie the musical is American mythology set to a blistering rock score.

The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. (special soiree event)
Tickets: $20-$35

Fred Frankenstein is the grandson of the infamous scientist Victor Frankenstein, and he wants nothing to do with his family’s notoriety. But when Victor dies and leaves everything to Fred, what else can Fred do but return to his grandfather’s castle and try desperately not to make a monster of his own? Based on Mel Brooks’ classic film.

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$38
Phone: 303-856-7830

Saturday, October 30

Here’s a fun Halloween gathering right in the neighborhood! Dress up in your costume and get ready for treats! Boo & Brew will offer a trunk-or-treat with candy or non-candy treats. There’s also a beer garden, fall market, and a DJ spinning some festive tunes! 

Town Center at Aurora, 14305 E. Alameda Ave., Suite 300, Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

This delicious arts and craft project is one you can eat! Learn how to make a sugar skull with local McAuliffe International School teacher and department chair, Adriana Gonzalez Turkle. She’ll demonstrate how to craft the traditional Día de los Muertos candies.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Information: FREE (with Cheluna purchase)

What a great way to introduce the kids to classical music—let them come dressed in their Halloween costumes and see that even the musicians are in the spirit!

The entire family will enjoy a program of familiar music from films, television, and more!

Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street, #15, Denver
2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$27
Phone: 303-623-7876

It’s an afternoon of pro wrestling combined with a Halloween party! The best talent of Rocky Mountain Pro will be there, as well as former WWE superstars Al Snow, Gangrel, D’Lo Brown, and Ring of Honor Star Sledge. And the halls will be decked with Halloween decor, smoke, lasers, and concert lights to get you in a spooky mood.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 – $75

Year after year, it’s been called the #1 Denver Halloween Party for Adults. Treat yourself to a date night out and have a blast at this over-the-top dance party. It’s like a concert, nightclub, immersive museum, and haunted house wrapped into one spooktacular Halloween experience!

Put together an awesome costume and you’ll be in the running for the $1500 costume contest prize! This event is for ages 21+.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
7:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Tickets: $53.90

Saturday-Sunday, October 30-31

One weekend only! This is Aurora Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 Fall Masterworks program, Evocation of the Soul. The program features haunting melodies to stir the soul, with works by Gutiérrez, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20
Phone: 303-739-1970

Sunday, October 31

This fun FREE event has to be experienced! Dress up like a Zombie and head over to Stanley Marketplace where you’ll get to show off your killer dance moves! You won’t believe how thrilling (and fun) a Zombie Crawl and Flash Mob can be! Please pre-register for the event.  

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
2:00 p.m.
Register: FREE

Bring your own little monsters and ghouls to one safe, fun indoor location where they can trick-or-treat at businesses who will be handing out candy. Be sure to stick around after trick-or-treating is done for Halloween story time! 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Nothing is as spooky as hearing a Halloween story read aloud. This story time at Tattered Cover in Stanley Marketplace is appropriate for kids of all ages, and kids can wear their costumes.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

It wouldn’t be Halloween without your favorite Halloween characters roasting each other! This wickedly funny evening of stand-up comedy features the best Denver comedians in the roles of monsters, ghosts and ghouls who verbally slaughter each other on stage for your Halloween amusement.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-595-3637

No shortage of Halloween activities near Southshore!

There’s no shortage of things to do at Halloween—or any time of the year—near the master-planned community of Southshore! You get the tranquility of lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities. Stop by and see for yourself how great Life at the Lake can be! Tour the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s and the $700s.