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.*
When: October 16-17
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).
When: October 16-17
Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver
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!
When: October 16-18
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.
When: October 16-18
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree and Livestream
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!
When: October 16-22
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
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.
When: Through October 31
Where: 20861 County Rd 33, LaSalle
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.
When: October 16
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.
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).
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.
When: October 18
Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee Street, Denver
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.
When: October 18
Where: TheBigWonderful, 6785 E Chenango Ave, Denver
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.