Halloween Weekend Happenings

October 27, 2016

It’s Halloween Weekend!

There are almost TOO many Halloween things to do this weekend! We can’t choose for you, but we can give you an idea of your options as you don your creative costumes and head outside for a good scare or a little trick-or-treating.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, October 27

Breweries Bus Tour
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” For some, beer is an acquired taste, for others an instant passion. In Colorado, beer had a lot to do with growing the early fortunes of the state, perhaps as much as gold.  Join Active Minds for a look at a beverage once imbibed more than water and learn how the gold, frothy drink changed our future forever.

Heather Gardens Clubhouse, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way, Aurora
1:00-4:30 p.m. (refreshments 1:00 p.m.; bus departs 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: $37

Thursday-Friday, October 28-29

Boo After Dark, is Boo at the Zoo at night. With 20 trick or treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment.

The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
6:30-9:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults $17; Children $12

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30

The Haunted Field of Screams is Denver’s largest haunted attraction, with over 35 acres of cornfield where ANYTHING can spook you, and three unique attractions including Dead Man’s Night Maze and Zombie Paintball Massacre. Located 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the Haunted Field of Screams  provides a unique and bone-chilling experience.

Field of Screams, 10270 Riverdale Rd., Thornton
Fri./Sat., 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.; Sun./Thurs., 8:00-10:00 p.m.
COST: $12-$100

Friday, October 28

Explore the art of henna tattoos! Henna is a paste made out of crushed leaves and twigs of the henna plant. When applied to skin (like writing with a marker) in a few hours the colors emerge (orange to dark burgundy) and fades within seven to 14 days. Participants – grades fourth through eighth – will get their own henna to play and practice with. Parents are welcome to join the fun!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
5:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

This Halloween Spooktacular will encourage little ones to explore music, instruments, and dancing as part of a Music Together experience. For ages 2 to 5 wearing their Halloween best!

Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Rd., Aurora
2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-627-3050

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30

The undead await you at The Asylum and 13th Floor. GetScared.com rates both venues as some of the scariest haunted attractions in town. The Asylum is just a few miles east of downtown, the top haunted attraction in Denver. Billed as “a horrifying head trip for all who dare to enter,” the Asylum grounds are said to be the final resting place for 200 former residents and doctors of the Ridgegate Asylum. The 13th Floor is setting up scare tactics north of LoDo, and should give you something to squeal about!

The Asylum Haunted House, 6100 E. 39th Ave., Denver
7:00-11:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-355-3327
Admission: $35

13th Floor, 4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$33

Get lost at this year’s Botanic Gardens at Chatfield’s eight-acre Corn Maze, one of the most popular corn mazes in the country. Wind your way through acres of corn in search of Farmer Green’s lost animals, view the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the giant Corn Maze, and watch as youngsters find their way through a special free mini-maze designed just for them. Hayrides, a giant jump pillow and pony rides will be available for an additional cost. Come hungry enough to sample food vendors’ offerings: fresh lemonade, funnel cakes, hot dogs and kettle corn.

Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Thurs.-Sat.,10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Phone: 720-865-3501
Tickets: $8-$13

Do you enjoy being scared out of your wits? Then ride your favorite rides after dark this Halloween weekend and enjoy the creepy creatures lurking around every corner. Plus, three all-new, multi-sensory haunted attractions: No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. Make your way along dark walkways, navigate a carnival graveyard overrun by flesh-hungry clowns and try to avoid the ghoulish guests of a nightmare inn!

Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sat., 5:00-10:00 p.m., Sun., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$50

A thrilling drama of suspense and Gothic romance set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age. With its spine-tingling score, the story follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood.

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 303-739-1970
Tickets: $16-$37

Playing through Sunday this Halloween weekend is the madcap musical that follows wily Willy Wonka, the candy manufacturer, as he allows children to tour his sweet treat factory. The catch? They must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules… or suffer the consequences. Family-friendly fun!

Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Phone: 303-856-7830
Tickets $17-$31 (With group discounts)

Saturday, October 29

Join lots of Halloween merrymakers along Main Street in Southlands Mall for trick-or-treat fun with participating retailers and restaurants. Just bring a non-perishable food item to exchange for a free trick-or-treat bag to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. Expect lots of fun activities and games, including the Hay Maze set up in front of the AMC theaters.

Southlands Mall, Main Street, Aurora
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, October 29-30

This Halloween weekend, the annual Boo at the Zoo offers more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment at the Denver Zoo. Activities are free with zoo admission.

The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
Boo at the Zoo: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults $17; Children $12

Monday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween at the Aurora Central Library with a special, spooky story time, a costume parade and treats.

Aurora Central Library, 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora
10:00 a.m.
Phone: 739-6600

If you’re dressing up this Halloween, head downtown to compete for the $1,000 prize in the “Best of The Ball” costume contest at The Denver Halloween Costume Ball! Enjoy live entertainment, great DJs and an unlimited open bar, all Halloween night.

Sherman St. Event Center, 1770 Sherman St., Denver
9:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.


We have plenty of eye candy waiting for you at Southshore! Visit one of the seven beautiful model homes, and get an eyeful with Village Homes and Richmond American Homes new home designs and floor plans. From the $400 to the $700s.

Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend, everybody!