Denver is ready to entertain and maybe even scare you a little with fall and Halloween-themed events this weekend.

Halloween approaches, and that means the ghosts and ghouls are out and about. Check out haunted houses, cemetery and true-crime tours, and wicked performances, and then sweeten things up with some pumpkin-spiced autumn festivals and family-fun events.

*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.*

Great American Beer Festival Virtual Program

When: October 16-17
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

With something for every beer lover or beer-curious viewer, GABF’s online programming features nine, 30-minute sessions with some of the best known and rising stars in brewing. The sessions will cover a variety of topics and include tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; lager lore and sudsy stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities one beer at a time; and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings to tantalize the taste buds.


Victorian Horrors. Courtesy Molly Brown House Museum (Facebook).

Victorian Horrors 2020

When: October 16-17
Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver
Cost: $18

Experience Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum in a whole new way! Start your in-person experience with a live-stream transmission from a Gothic horror author come back from the grave. Each night of Victorian Horrors will feature a different “lively” spirit sharing their ghostly tale. Then, revel in the atmosphere of the decidedly spooky nighttime environment of the Molly Brown House as you creep from room to room hearing tales of Halloweens gone by. Your ticket to this one-of-a-kind event also gives you access to six favorite Victorian Horror actors presenting tales to be viewed from the (relative) safety of your own home before or after your visit. Come for one, or come to see them all—if you dare! 

Meet the Spirits 2020

When: October 16-18
Where: Virtual
Cost: $10-$22

Meet the Spirits 2020 is a virtual tour of Columbia Cemetery, as told by some of Boulder's most famous—and infamous—figures. It's also a weekend full of opportunities for engaging local history lessons and idea exchanges—not to mention, chances to win prizes. 

Motones & Jerseys In Harmony

When: October 16-18
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree and Livestream
Cost: $42-$52

The ultimate ’60s music battle! Who will reign supreme in this amazing night of music?! Join the Motones and Jerseys along with Emcee Mary Louise Lee for an evening of ’60s song, dance, and crowd interaction. Featuring the music of artists that you love, including Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and more! At the end of the night, YOU decide the winner!

Wonderbound Presents Wicked Bayou Featuring The Widow's Bane

When: October 16-22
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Cost: $38

A supernatural zombie ballet featuring a depraved puppet master that collects the souls of children and feeds their hearts to an insatiable alligator. Only selfless love can save two friends from an undead fate. Gov. Mortimer Leech and his zombie-death-polka band, The Widow’s Bane, return to the Wonderbound stage for this deliciously dark adventure.

Fritzler Farm Park

When: Through October 31
Where: 20861 County Rd 33, LaSalle
Cost: $16.95-$19.95

During the day, Fritzler Farm Park offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pedal go-carts, barnyard ball toss, a beer garden, tetherball, a pumpkin picture barn, and lots of fun for families. Once the sun goes down, the dark side of Fritzler Farm Park comes alive. The chilling creatures, who lurk in the corn, come out to shake visitors to the core. Come experience Scream Acres ... if you dare.

March. Sing. Vote!

When: October 16
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Hosted by the Denver Women's Chorus, "March. Sing. Vote!" is a choral celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment! The program will feature the Colorado online premiere of "Lifting as We Climb." an original commission by renowned composer Joan Szymko commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and calling to protect the right to vote.

In the Pines

When: October 17-18 and October 24-25
Where: To be revealed upon reservation
Cost: $25 per wanderer

In the Pines is presented by LuneAseas at the secluded Lemmon Staggs Homestead near I-25 in east Fort Collins. This is an immersive performance hike based on true stories of hauntings, murder, and the supernatural from Colorado. Each story is told with live music, theatre, circus, interactive visual art, or dance. Due to the scary nature of some of the stories, this event is considered PG-13. Enjoy this journey like you would a haunted maze. Locally crafted libations will be available for you to enjoy, while on the property. Come ready for an adventure, and for some Halloween inspired fun.


MASKquerade. Courtesy ENergy Productions (Facebook).

MASKquerade – Dinner & A Show

When: October 17
Where: Evans School, 1115 Acoma St, Denver
Cost: $200-$900, individual and table tickets

This spellbinding experience includes a catered dinner, unlimited beer and wine, complimentary champagne, live music, dance performances, live painting, stand-up comedy, and a Best Mask Contest! Hunter Smith, owner and founder of Big Delicious Catering, conjured up a special menu including steamed buns, sashimi, sushi rolls, Carolina pork sliders, and pecan pies for the event. The ENergy Production’s dance sorcerers have choreographed entrancing performances specifically to haunt this special event, which also includes live music with Mimi XX and Miguel Ontiveros and local comedian Roxey.

Fall Flannel Fest

When: October 18
Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee Street, Denver
Cost: Free

Held in the Dairy Block Alley, this community event will feature a festive line-up of events for all ages, including live music, balloon artists, an urban pumpkin patch, individually packaged kits for kids to decorate their own pumpkin, a touchless photo booth, and scarecrow art installations. Dairy Block establishments will be serving seasonal food and drink specials all day long and each child will receive a bag full of individually wrapped candy to enjoy at home.

Pumpkin & Spice Pop-Up Market

When: October 18
Where: TheBigWonderful, 6785 E Chenango Ave, Denver
Cost: Free

Denver BAZAAR is hosting a mini market to celebrate the flavors of fall! Shop 25 Local artisanal food vendors, everything from fall-flavored baked goods to spicy foods sure to keep you warm this winter. RSVP required for this dog-friendly event. While browsing the market, enjoy live music, fall cocktails, and coffee and beer courtesy of TheBigWonderful Beer Garden!

What are YOU doing this weekend? Any fun things to do in Denver that we missed on our list? Share them with us in the comments below.