Happy Halloween Weekend!

October 29, 2020

Both Aurora and the Mile High City have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween! Kids will enjoy dressing up and gathering candy at a drive-through Boos Cruise or community Trunk-or-Treat in Aurora, while adults can get scared out of their wits at terrifying haunted houses or movies. Halloween classics Boo at the Zoo and Wings Over the Rockies’ Haunted Hangar are also happening!


Colorado is perfectly situated as a leader in the space industry—at our altitude, we are “A Mile Closer to Space.” But it’s not just the high altitude that led to the formation of the second-largest space economy in the nation—for almost 70 years, we’ve had our eye on space through the combination of Air Force presence, open space, space-related science, and community boosterism.

Wings Over the Rockies is hosting a virtual fundraising event recognizing Colorado as Aerospace Alley. You’ll hear from aerospace legends Eileen Collins, former NASA astronaut and first female U.S. Shuttle Commander; Gene Kranz, Gemini and Apollo Flight Director; and Sen. Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut. Celebrate Colorado’s thriving aerospace industry and learn more about Aerospace Workforce Readiness in Colorado.

Wings Over the Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
6:30 – 7:30 p.m
Register: Starting at FREE; donation suggested

For a family-friendly Halloween event, head to the drive-in! Now showing is Hocus Pocus, the classic bewitching comedy that is still a blast to watch 25 years later!

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker before she was Carrie Bradshaw, Bette Midler in one of her many legendary film roles, and Kathy Najimy as the three whackiest witches you will find anywhere!

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

For a grown-up spooky movie screening, you can’t beat the original Halloween movie, starring Jamie Lee Curtis! In addition to the cult classic movie, enjoy 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-Friday, October 29-30

You can still experience Denver Zoo’s favorite fall event! Dress up in your costume and give the animals something to look at! There will be costumed characters and stories for kids, and a chance to see the amazing LEGO bricks life-sized animal sculptures before the special exhibit closes! 

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

Thursday-Sunday, October 29 – November 1

This is a great chance to see what virtual reality is all about! As the first virtual reality project to appear at the Cannes Film Festival, Carne y Arena is an important work that explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. 

You’ll walk in the midst of refugees’ personal journeys, blurring the line between subject and bystander. The virtual reality sequence is a multi-narrative space with human characters, based on true accounts. The project was awarded a special Oscar® in 2017, recognized by the Academy as an exceptional storytelling experience.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
10:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$55

Another opportunity for an interactive arts experience, Spookadelia is a haunted journey into a ghostly world where you learn about the psychology of the paranormal. This is an experiential art exhibition combined with a theatrical performance. 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

A Halloween tradition, The 13th Floor is the best way to get scared in Denver! If you dare, check out this extreme haunting event, but don’t bring the kids—it’s too scary for children 12 and under! This year, waiting times are shorter and you’ll have a less crowded experience, but you’ll need to wear a mask at all times.

13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Thurs./Sun., 7:00-10:00 p.m.; Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.; Sat., 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
Tickets: $24.99 – $52.99

No less scary than The 13th Floor, just a different format, the City of the Dead is a drive-in movie that is all too real! You’ll drive in to the parking lot and face a giant screen, but this is more than a movie! The original multi-media haunted show also includes real characters to make the experience all the more terrifying. Make sure to lock your doors…

Parking Lot next to 13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 6:15 p.m.; Sun., 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $39.99-$69.99 per car (for two passengers)

Friday, October 30

A drive-through trick-or-treat event hosted by the City of Aurora! Dress up in your costumes and head over to the Aurora Sports Park where you can drive through and collect treats from city departments and local businesses. Celebrate with costumed characters on site! There will live music and more!

Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Friday-Saturday, October 30-31

For a real haunted experience, check out this special Halloween event at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The entire hangar, built during the WWII era, has had many paranormal sightings over the years. Highlights of this unique Halloween celebration include a magic show by internationally award-winning magician Christopher Manos, dinner (early show) or snacks (late show), and a chance to go ghost-hunting in the hangar!

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 31

It’s an outdoor, socially-distanced Halloween celebration in Aurora! Get the kids dressed up in their costumes so they can join in on the Candy Crawl! The event gives you a chance to decorate your trunk and enter the “Best Trunk” contest! Prizes will also be awarded for best costumes. Enjoy DJ music, balloons, and games. Masks and social distancing are required.

Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Phone: 303-344-9764

Dress up your pet! Dress up yourself! This dog-friendly Halloween parade around Union Station will be held in three waves to help with social distancing, so don’t forget to register and bring your proof of reservation for your time slot. Afterwards, relax with Yappy Hour drink specials on the patio of Terminal Bar!

Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop, Denver
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register: FREE
Phone: 303-592-6712 

Following the success of last year’s post-apocalyptic clown show, Psychosomatic is a new one-person sketch show that puts the spotlight on the voices in our heads. Creator and performer Nick Trotter becomes an obsessive nonsense-talker, a tyrannical doctor, and a gender-fluid storyteller. 

Circo de Nada’s signature Talking Hands puppetry also make an appearance in this strange space between the psychologist’s office and a nightclub! The show is available as a livestream or very limited, socially-distanced in-person seating.

People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$20

Halloween is one day when masks have always been the norm! Celebrate by dressing up in a unique costume that shows how clever you can be with a mask. There’s no admission charge—just show up in your spookiest fashion! Live music by Pete Henry and prizes for the best masks! There will be Halloween beer and candy pairing flights!

Dry Dock Brewing Company South Dock, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Monday, November 2

This special family-friendly event is the colorful celebration of the intersection of two cultures—Mexica (Aztec) and medieval Catholic traditions. The community area of Stanley Marketplace will be the site of a large alter, and in the Village Exchange Center, you’ll enjoy music, dancing, a pumpkin patch and beautiful alters throughout the building. 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Information: FREE

Halloween Decor at Southshore!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Southshore! Check out the events page for a map of Halloween decorated homes in our neighborhood and drive around for spooky sounds and sights.

It’s lakeside living with easy access to your favorite urban activities, too. Stop by and see the beautiful model homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, and Richmond American Homes, a variety of floor plans priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.