The leaves are changing colors and fall festivities are in full swing. Check out this list of Denver-metro top happenings for October and fill up your calendar with fun for the whole family as we head into the holiday season. Pro-tip: Click the photo next to the event for more details and to get tickets! Don't miss the section at the bottom with October's SCFD Museum Free Days!
Denver Oddities and Curiosities Expo
Saturday, October 5th | 11AM - 6PM
The Denver Mart, Denver, CO
Local and National vendors with items such as: Taxidermy, wet and dry preserved specimens, antiques, jewelry made from bones, skulls and insects, original artwork, skulls and bones, curiosities and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items. Sideshow performances and Live Human Suspension all throughout the day. GA $10, kids 12 and under FREE
Denver Zoo Bigfoot Festival Every Weekend in October | 6PM - Close The Denver Zoo, Denver, CO
This fall, Denver Zoo is transforming into the ultimate autumnal celebration: Enchanted Hollows. Explore two unique experiences, our NEW Harmony Hill Bigfoot Festival and Woodland Hollow Art Walk, PLUS a cornucopia of activities to entertain everyone in the family! Presented by Occidental. All ages. PRICE $9 – $15 Member; $9 – $20 Non-member
Cider Days Festival Saturday, October 5th | 10AM - 5PM
Sunday, October 6th | 10AM - 5PM Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood, CO
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, the 44th annual Cider Days Festival offers fun and excitement for the entire family! Ticket includes: An open tasting of 50+ hard ciders, a commemorative tasting glass, general admission to Cider Days, children will be permitted in the tasting zone.
Saturday, October 12th | 3PM - 5PM
The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, Denver, CO
Join us for a FREE, family-friendly, Halloween-inspired CANDY CRAWL. We will have entertainment; face painters, balloon art, a fire dancer, "Thriller" dancers, a hay ride, crafts by Whimsy Paint & Sip, a photo costume contest, The Colorado Rapids' Prize Wheel, Ghostbusters with Ecto-1 and more. Candy available at participating retailers, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST-first come, first serve. The Denver Police Department District 5 will also be here passing out candy and showing off some of their cool police cars! Autowash Stapleton will be offering a trunk-or-treat (with 30 or so show cars)
Pumpkin Nights Denver
Thursday, October 17th | 5:30PM - 10:50PM
THROUGH Sunday, November 3rd | 5:30PM - 10:50PM
Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton, CO
At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you’ll set out on a magical quest along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden Pumpkin City, a pirate’s cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. The celebration continues with the Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show, delicious tastes and treats, and outdoor movie screenings. Whether it’s date night or family night, there’s something for everyone at Pumpkin Nights! Tickets can be found online.
Trick-Or-Treat at Broomfield Plaza Saturday, October 19th | 1PM - 3PM Broomfield Plaza, Broomfield, CO
Fall is in the air and it's time for our spookiest event of the season! Bring all your little ghosts and goblins out to Broomfield Plaza for trick-or-treating and lots of other fun and FREE family activities. Activities include: Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Goblin Train Rides, Portrait Stations, Unicorn Carousel, Live Entertainment, Trick-or-treat Bag Giveaway (while supplies last),FREE hotdogs at Jax while supplies last!
Boo at the Zoo Saturday, October 19th | 9AM-4PM
Sunday, October 20th | 9AM-4PM
Saturday, October 26th | 9AM-4PM
Sunday, October 27th | 9AM-4PM Denver Zoo, Denver, CO
Trick and treat your little ghosts, goblins and other assorted beasts to the ultimate creature feature, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores! The whole family will enjoy creepy-crawly animal demonstrations, trick-or-treat stations, character meet-and-greets and other family-friendly live entertainment—all surrounded by vibrant fall foliage. All ages welcome!
Lone Creek Farms Fall Festival
Every Weekend in October
3879 North State Hwy 83, Franktown, CO 80116
Join Lone Creek Farms this fall for our 2nd Annual Fall Festival! Lone Creek Farms offers beautiful mountain views of Pikes Peak in historic Franktown, CO on 35 acres of open space. Located just 8 miles south of Downtown Mainstreet Parker on Parker Rd (HWY 83).
BOOnion Station: Trick-or-Treat Parade Thursday, October 24th | 5PM-8PM Denver's Union Station, Denver, CO
Bring your little ghosts & goblins to enjoy a trick-or-treat parade through Denver Union Station, balloon & face-paint artists, live entertainment, and so much more! Prizes will be given for best individual costume and best group/family costume. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Trick or Treat Street Friday, October 25th - Sunday, October 27th Children's Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus
Mark your calendars and start brainstorming those costumes! For three days, the Museum will host an unBOOlievably fun fall festival with treats galore, carnival games, Halloween crafts, special characters and more. The best part? As a member, you can continue to enjoy all of the spooktacular festivities for free! Non members: Under 1 - Free; Ages 1 & 60+ - $14; Ages 2-59 - $16
Spooky Streets Friday, October 25th | 4:30PM - 7:30PM The Streets at SouthGlenn
6851 S Gaylord St, Centennial, CO 80122
Join us for the 8th Annual Spooky Streets event at The Streets at SouthGlenn! This FREE celebration of all things Halloween will feature tons of spooky fun - kids’ entertainment, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists, music and dancing, a parade of costumes and lots of spooky surprises! Bring a canned food item and receive a free treat bag (while supplies last) - benefiting the Food Bank of the Rockies. More details coming soon!