Two Weekends of Halloween Fun!

October 21, 2021

With so many Halloween activities in the Denver area, why not extend this most fun holiday into TWO weekends? You may want to take a drive out into the countryside for a farm fall festival—or not! There are plenty of family-friendly activities right here in the Aurora area as well. And outdoor music has made a comeback with free concerts on Larimer Square—check it out!

Thursday-Saturday, October 21-23

Gather in an intimate candle-lit room with spooky shadows and Victorian decor where an acclaimed actor will read a gothic horror tale, including Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and Frankenstein, a fan favorite that will be presented in both Spanish and English.

Victorian Horrors is a popular Halloween attraction held in the Molly Brown House Museum, together with a special exhibit: a Victorian cabinet of curiosities. The Learned Lemur and Atomic Folk Art will present a creepy taxidermy display of spiny specimens and rattling bones! Advance ticket purchase is required. Advised for ages 12 and up.

Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Timed Entry Tickets)
Tickets: $18-$20
Phone: 303-832-4092, ext. 16

The Distortions Monster World interactive display is staying up late! Enjoy a fun after-hours event that takes you one step further into the world of creepy creations.

You’ll get to interact with vampires, dragons, werewolves and live characters at this family-friendly attraction.

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

Thursday-Sunday, October 21-24

Treat the family to Colorado’s largest fall family entertainment destination! A short drive transports you to acres of fun with a family-friendly corn maze, a pumpkin cannon, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, and more. 

If you’re in the mood to get scared, wait until after dark and then dare to enter Terror in the Corn! It’s ranked as one of the top 34 haunted attractions in the country!

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 – $33
Phone: 303-828-5210

Whether this is a Halloween tradition for you or your first time ever, the 13th Floor Haunted House will scare you silly. This year’s attractions include Frostbite,The Dollmaker, and Bad Blood. To add to your experience, The ShriekEasy is where patrons age 21+ can enjoy spooky libations before or after experiencing the haunted house.

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

Have you ever seen a Shakespeare play created right before your eyes? If you’re a fan of the Bard, you’ll love what the Improvised Shakespeare Company does on stage! This hilarious improvisation company invites audience members to make suggestions, and then they will use their skills 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 22

For some grown-up Halloween fun, take part in this SERIOUS art workshop where you will create a true pumpkin work of art! Factory Five Five will lead an adult session of pumpkin painting—the really gorgeous, intricate patterns you’ve seen on Instagram but never thought you could do!

Ticket includes a pre-primered pumpkin, acrylic and metallic paint, brushes, sharpies, pumpkin bling, awesome stencils, and painting tips!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $65/person

Be among the first to witness the talent of the filmmakers of tomorrow! DAVA presents a premiere event for award-winning youth filmmakers, together with the Colorado Film School. This exclusive night of youth film premieres includes a selection of short films on the big screen and a Q & A with the talented young directors.

Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Phone: 303-739-1970

Friday-Saturday, October 22-23

A whole new series of FREE outdoor music concerts! Larimer After Dark is a fall version of live local music offered each Friday and Saturday in October. This week, Wes Watkins, the most phenomenal trumpet player in the Mile High City, will appear on Friday, and on Saturday, Dzirae Gold brings their rich modern soul-jazz sound to the Square!

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

Enormously popular comedian Christina P is headlining a hilarious stand-up show this weekend! You’re sure to know her from one of her two Netflix specials, The Degenerates and Christina P: Mother Inferior. She humorously talks about the upside of getting older, and the realities of motherhood and marriage. She also co-hosts the podcast Your Mom’s House, with her husband, comedian Tom Segura.

Christina P is best known for her humorous pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows, TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, TruTV’s World’s Dumbest and E! Television’s Wildest TV Moments. She was also on TruTV’s How to Be a Grown Up, TBS’ Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans, and was a round table regular and writer on E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$45
Phone: 303-595-3637

Friday-Sunday, October 22-24

The chilling true-life crime drama of the 1800s, Lizzie Borden’s story of murder and family is now a musical! Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band—a portrayal of rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. An 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 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$30

Enjoy the hilarity and antics of the Mel Brooks’ classic movie when it comes to life onstage! The infamous scientist Victor Frankenstein has left everything to his grandson Fred, who wants nothing to do with his family’s notorious legend. But when he returns to his grandfather’s castle, he’s all too tempted to create a monster of his own…

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 23

The biggest Halloween festival in Aurora still has a limited supply of walk-in tickets available! This will be a full day of safe trick-or-treating and SPOOKtacular family fun. In addition to trick-or-treat booths, there will also be games and activities, a petting zoo, live entertainment, Thriller dance performances, a costume contest, pumpkin painting, adult beverages, food trucks, and more!

If you wear a Halloween costume, you’ll get in FREE! Online advance ticket sales are closed and walk-in tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is not guaranteed.

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE to $5

What if Halloween is a “trick we play on the dead?” That’s how Voltaire defined history, and you can take part in re-living Denver history from the perspective of the dead when you join in this fascinating and entertaining walking tour of Colorado’s largest and most famous necropolis.

Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel and a cast of star CU-Denver students and grads will portray notable occupants, from mayors to madams, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Meet the unusually lively occupants of subterranean dwellings! If weather permits, there will also be free tomb-side taxi service provided by the Model A Ford Club of Colorado.

Fairmount Cemetery, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$50
Phone: 303-866-2394

Attention all Foodies! This is an event not to be missed! Rolling Smoke BBQ will be roasting a whole hog out on the lawn of Stanley Marketplace, and you’re invited to see just how delicious that is! 

There will also be live music with Puma Borracha, a Denver based band with a sound rooted in rock and oriented around group improvisation and super-extended grooves.

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, October 23-24

This family-friendly fall festival is completely non-scary! With two corn mazes (one for small children), a petting zoo, an antique tractor hayride, barrel cart rides, a playground, entertainment and concessions, every member of the family can relax and have fun. Entrance fee is FREE for kids 4 and younger.

Mile High Farms, 11 Cavanaugh Rd, Bennett
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$14
Phone: 303-344-2676

Sunday, October 24

You don’t need to go far to find the perfect fall outdoor adventure! Right in the neighborhood, the Stanley Marketplace’s FREE fall festival has a pumpkin patch, face painting, fall-inspired activities, and lots of delicious food!

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Plenty to Do Near Southshore!

Away from it all, but close to everything, the lakeside community of Southshore offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re new to Life at the Lake, drive around and check out the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s to the $700s.