Denver is gearing up for Halloween with a spooktacular weekend lineup!

Halloween is nearly here, and Denver is ready to deliver thrills and chills this weekend with ghost tours, murder mysteries, haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and online scary stories. If Halloween isn't your thing, there are also plenty of opportunities to experience great music and family fun.

*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.*

Drive-In Series Sing-A-Long: The Greatest Showman

When: October 23
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Cost: $30 per vehicle

This “drive-in”-style event series will take place in the PACE Center parking lot. Come enjoy a screening of The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, and sing along with songs that you know and love from the comfort of your car.

Seven Grand Whiskey Society + Ghost Tour

When: October 23
Where: Seven Grand, 1855 Blake Street, Suite 160, Denver
Cost: $20 – $40

This event kicks off at Seven Grand with a delicious welcome cocktail. Next, you'll experience a 1-hour walking ghost tour of the LoDo neighborhood, including haunting tales and stories of paranormal activity that occurs around the city. These stories are sure to leave you in the Halloween spirit. A limited number of tickets will also include a private whiskey tasting hosted by Sazerac.

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Courtesy of Haunts of Littleton (Facebook)

18th Annual Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour

When: October 23-24
Where: Downtown Littleton
Cost: Adults – $15, Kids under 12 – $8, masks – $5

You are invited on a nighttime journey through Littleton's dark streets and alleys with the Haunts of Littleton. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while uncovering the scary and oftentimes haunted past of this quiet Colorado community.

Drive 'N Drag Halloween

When: October 23-25
Where: Park Meadows
Cost: $69 per car (two people); additional options available

Start your engines and pull out your ouija boards! Seven trapped souls from RuPaul's Drag Race haunt the stage this Halloween season! Enjoy a fantastic show from the safety of your car! Plus enjoy an immersive haunted house experience in the parking lot when you arrive! The drag show must go on ... in life or death! 

Holiday Art Market

When: October 23-25
Where: Highlands Garden Center, 8080 South Holly Street, Centennial
Cost: Free

A select group of Colorado's finest artisans will transform The Garden Center in Centennial into a unique boutique-style outdoor artist village. This group of artists is excited to share their creations, including fine arts, specialty gifts, high-end decor, eclectic fabrics and wearables, specialty food, and entertainment!

Haunted Hangar: A Paranormal Experience

When: October 23, 24, 30, 31
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Denver
Cost: $45-$65

Did you know Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum has a haunted history? Three paranormal investigation teams have confirmed the existence of paranormal activity in the WWII-era hangar. During Haunted Hangar: A Paranormal Experience, hear about the museum’s mysterious history, experience a fun-filled magic show from an internationally award-winning magician Christopher Manos, hear real stories from staff members, and go on your own ghost hunt through the hangar. Ticket prices include a magic show, dinner or snacks, and drinks.

Dinner and a Murder: A Family-Friendly Murder Mystery Drive-In

When: October 23, 24, 29, 30
Where: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware Street, Westminster
Cost: $45

The Orchard is hosting a drive-in and dine-in murder mystery featuring a live film production of A Midnight Masquerade by The Murder Mystery Company. Grab your friends/family and use your detective skills to figure out who the murderer is and why they committed the foul deed.

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Courtesy of Denver Union Station (Facebook)

Carving & Cocktails

When: October 24
Where: Denver Union Station
Cost: $30

Choose from four Denver Union Station restaurants who will be hosting spooktacular Carving & Cocktails sessions on their patios. Each restaurant will be serving drinks, while you create your jack-o-lantern masterpiece. Tickets are $30 per person and include one cocktail, one pumpkin, and all the carving necessities.

Truckit Truck Meet

When: October 24
Where: Pikes Peak International Raceway, 16650 Midway Ranch Rd., Fountain
Cost: $15

Come celebrate all things truck at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Challenge your friends to 1/8th-mile grudge runs on our drag strip, shred tires in our burnout exhibition circle, enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, and beverages.

All Hallows Improv Scarytelling

When: October 25
Where: Virtual
Cost: $5–$10

Halloween is a sacred time for dark fiction readers and writers alike. The Denver Horror Collective is proud to present a first-of-its-kind, improvisational horror storytelling event via Zoom sure to spook anyone misfortunate enough to attend. Thriller master Carter Wilson (author of The Dead Girl in 2A and Mister Tender’s Girl) and a formidable roster of nine seasoned and emerging Colorado horror writers will exhibit their dark arts by spinning three original horror tales on the spot, round-robin style, while you watch and listen from the (relative) safety of your home.

Glow at the Gardens

When: Through October 25
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver
Cost: $15–$21

Wander a one-way path through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Enjoy eerie serenades from Squeeze Play as performing artists from Borillo Entertainment bring spirits and specters to life. Scores of jack-o’-lanterns light up the night with grins and grimaces fit for the season. Learn more about Glow at the Gardens.

Trick-O-Trials: A Halloween Obstacle Course

When: October 23-31
Where: APEX School of Movement, 700 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver
Cost: $100–$200

Trick-or-treat your way through seven unique obstacles, each guarded by one of your favorite Halloween monsters! See if you can successfully cross the death rocks or make it through a ghostly cemetery without being noticed! Confront your future when you meet a fortune teller and experience the magic of the warlock! There will be surprises around every corner! After accomplishing the course enjoy a COVID-19-safe trunk-o-treat! 

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Courtesy of 13th Floor Haunted House (Facebook)

13th Floor Haunted House

When:  Through November 13
Where: 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
Cost: $25-$45

Named one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the United States, the 13th Floor Haunted House explores the mystery of the 13th floor. New features this year include classic monsters of the silver screen, deadly mirror reflections, and the filthy Dead End District. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Read more about the 13th Floor Haunted House.

What are your plans for this weekend? Any fun things to do in Denver that we missed on our list? Leave a comment below.