Celebrate Halloween this weekend with festivals, drive-ins, and pets in costume!

How will you spend Halloween this year? Denver has plenty of options to get into the spirit, from street fairs featuring art and handcrafted goods to trick-or-treating and pets in costume.

*Please note that in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*

Things to Do in Denver on Friday, October 30

16th Street Fair

When: October 30-31
Where: 16th Street Mall between Tremont and California
Cost: Free

The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media.

Halloween Hullabaloo Drive-In

When: October 30-31
Where: Centerra Marketplace, 1569 Falls River Drive, Loveland
Cost: Free

Featuring a family-friendly drive-in with Halloween favorites at the Centerra Marketplace (in the parking lot west of Jimmy John’s and south of Marshall’s). This is a FREE ticketed community event that has limited capacity. Each vehicle will receive one complimentary bag of freshly popped sealed popcorn, once parked—compliments of Railway Flats Apartments. Additional popcorn flavors and sizes can be purchased onsite (masks required). The event benefits Loveland’s House of Neighborly Service (HNS) and the American Red Cross. Donations will be accepted at the event.

Psychosomatic

When: October 30-31
Where: People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
Cost: $10–$20

Circo de Nada and The People’s Building present Psychosomatic, a new one-person sketch show and post-apocalyptic Clown performance, created and performed by Nick Trotter. A follow-up to last year’s Idiopathic, this show gives stage time and a spotlight to the voices in our heads! An obsessive nonsense-talker, a tyrannical Doctor, a gender-fluid storyteller, and Circo de Nada’s signature Talking Hands puppetry all make their appearances, with new original music by Bonejesters.


Courtesy of Itchy-O (Facebook)

Itchy-O Hallowmass

When: October 30–November 7
Where: New Tech Machinery Building, 1300 40th St., Denver
Cost: $113–$150

This year's HALLOWMASS PERFORMANCE + OFFERTORY runs for two weekends beginning Oct. 30, fusing pyrotechnic, high voltage, and percussive bombast with short-band private radio broadcast and other interactive elements, ensuring each vehicle has an individual-yet-connected sonic experience.

Things to Do in Denver on Saturday, October 31

5th Annual Tennyson Fall Fest

When: October 31
Where: 4170 Tennyson Street, Denver
Cost: $5–$150

The 5th Annual Tennyson Street Fall Fest celebrates community in the NW Denver Berkeley neighborhood. A variety of activities, including yoga classes in the park, local vendors, and artisans, and more await you.

2020 Denver Halloween Bar Crawl

When: October 31
Where: TBA (Ballpark, Larimer Square, River North & South Broadway Venues)
Cost: Free + Food/Drink costs

Grab your friends and spooky creatures for a Halloween Bar Crawl taking place Saturday, October 31, at many locations in Denver.

Howl-A-Ween Pet Parade

When: October 31
Where: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver
Cost: Free

Stop by for a dog-friendly Halloween parade around the outdoor North Plaza of Denver Union Station. A Yappy Hour with drink specials will also take place during the parade on Terminal Bar's patio!

Roaring '20s Dinner Party

When: October 31
Where: Local 46, 4586 Tennyson Street, Denver
Cost: $100–$500

The Roaring '20s theme dinner party and show is one of the last events at Local 46, which is closing its doors after nearly 9 years. Properly distanced tables and above-and-beyond safety procedures will make you feel safe and comfortable.

Things to Do in Denver on Sunday, November 1

Colorado Day of the Dead

When: Through November 8
Where: La Plaza Colorado, 15200 East Colfax Ave., Aurora
Cost: $5-$10

Come by for a family-friendly, interactive, immersive, social distanced altar exhibition presented by Norberto Mojardin including a pueblo of tienditas full of vendors and a food truck court! This will be the largest altar display in the country!


Courtesy of the Denver Zoo

Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks

When: Through November 1
Where: Denver Zoo
Cost: Included in General Admission

It’s your last chance to check out more than 15 nature-inspired creations by Artist Sean Kenney. The award-winning exhibit invites guests to connect to nature and the world’s vanishing species through life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures. Learn more here.

Día de Mole Negro

When: November 1
Where: Online
Cost: $110 for members, $120 for non-members

This class hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens takes cooking to the next level, with attention to cultural detail. In Latino culture, hard labor is associated with love for others.

What are you doing this Halloween weekend in Denver? Any fun or spooky events we missed on our list? Share them with us in the comments below.