Mile High Cheapskates love this time of the year. The ghouls, ghosts, zombies and witches are flying about the beautiful Colorado skies. Denver, Boulder and all points in between offer an abundance of Halloween activities for kids and adults. You don’t have to wait until October 31 for all the free and low-cost fun, with dozens of happenings filling the days and nights before All Hallow’s Eve.
Check out our list below for what’s on for 2021. If there are any we’ve missed, email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to get them added to the list.
If you need ideas on ways to save, check out 16 Ways to Celebrate Without Spending a Scary Amount of Money.
In addition to the activities we’ve published here (FREE to the best of our knowledge, unless indicated otherwise), visit our Haunted Houses page for ongoing scary homes of horror and other Halloween-iana through Monday night, October 31.
Events are sorted by date and then by start time.
Halloween Events For 2022
To avoid any disappointed trick-or-treaters, we encourage you to click on individual event links for the latest information before heading out. Note: Some events require pre-registration or ticketing in advance. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Stoney’s Pumpkin Carving, Denver
7 p.m. $10 gets you a pumpkin, carving tools and a seat. Pumpkin beers on tap and spooky movies and music playing. 1111 Lincoln St., Denver. 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Walk along the Owl Trail and discover the critters of the night. This family-friendly event will explore the misunderstood and sometimes spooky animals that call the park home. Wicked fun carnival games (included in admission), campfire with marshmallow roast and photo booth. Admission: $5 per person, kids 3 and under FREE. Register online here. 2022
Malloween at The Orchard, Westminster
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start at north end of Orchard Town Center Drive, near Law’s Chophouse, to pick up a goodie bag (first 1,000 children). Trick or treat through the complex. Participating stores with candy will have a balloon at their entrance. Costume parade, craft market, face painters, Halloween games, pet parade, music and entertainment. Canned good donation requested to support Food for Hope. 14697 Delaware St., Westminster. 2022
Trick or Treat at Mile High Flea Market, Henderson
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids and adults encouraged to dress up. Face painter, balloon artist, free ride tickets, Halloween games, and fun activities. Children may trick-or-treat throughout the market with candy bags provided at the entrance gate. Admission: $3 per adult, kids under 12 FREE. The Market itself is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7007 E. 88th Ave. (I-76 & 88th), Henderson. 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Cedars Healthcare, Lakewood
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. No tricks, just treats. Trick-or-treat at this retirement center where residents are happy to give out candy to costumed kiddos. 1599 Ingalls St., Lakewood. 2022
Spooky Streets at SouthGlenn, Centennial
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Safe, fun for kids and families in Commons Park. Spooky characters, balloon artists, kids entertainment, music and dancing. NOTE: This is NOT a trick-or-treating event, but rather a celebration of the season. 6851 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Southlands Fall-o-Ween, Aurora
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trick-or-Treat Trail and Dog Costume Contest along Main Street. Fall Festival Craft Fair and Pumpkin Patch in Town Square. 6155 S. Main St., Aurora. 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make your way through the businesses along Castle Pines Parkway and through the Village at Castle Pines. Just look for the pumpkin in front of the business and join in the fun. 2022
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center. Wear your favorite costume and head down Treat Street. Games and activities, petting farm, pumpkin painting, live entertainment, costume contest, Hallo-weenie races, adult beverages, food trucks and more. Tickets are $10, but wear a costume for FREE entry. 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. 2022
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include games, prizes, food, and of course, candy. This free event is held outdoors, so please dress warmly. The Miller Activity Complex, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock. 2022
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A literal street of trick-or-treat fun on Kennedy Drive along Centennial Park. There will be stops provided by Northglenn High School student groups, spooky inflatables, music and trunk-or-treat cars from area businesses. Fun for all boys and ghouls. Sponsored by the Northglenn Police Dept. Centennial Park, 275 Kennedy Dr. (north of the Northglenn Marketplace at 104th Ave. & I-25). 2022
Broadway Halloween Parade, Denver
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Features spooky floats, bands and marchers traveling down Broadway from 5th Ave. to Alameda Ave. Join in the fun by wearing your favorite Halloween costume. At the end of the parade, all are asked to march in the street to bring the Halloween bash to a close. Viewing areas are available along the entire route on both the east and west sides of Broadway. Get there early to set up for a spook-tacular good time. 2022
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Children spend the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicles to serve as a backdrop for this spooktacular event. Be sure to stop by the Garden of the Ghouls haunted walk (best for ages 10+) for more Halloween thrills and chills. The Boo Bayou children’s area is perfect for the younger spooks. Food trucks on site selling drinks and snacks. Admission: $3 per person, $10 per family of 4. NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, the admission line will be cut off and the parking lot will be closed prior to the end of the event in order to adhere to the 9 p.m. closing time. Carpenter Park Fields parking lots, 108th Ave., & Colorado Blvd. 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Unleash your favorite superhero, ladybug or princess costume for your four-legged friend. Pet parade and costume contest held outdoors on the Terminal Bar patio. 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treating in Union Station’s merchant shops, a costume parade, mini-train rides, balloon artists and face painters. The Parade will begin at 4 p.m. and march around Wynkoop Plaza in front of Denver Union Station and inside through the Great Hall. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place overall costumes. 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Fangtastic Festival, Castle Rock
Noon to 3 p.m. Costumes, candy, booth-to-booth trick or treating, games and more at Festival Park, 300 2nd. St., Castle Rock. 2022
BOO-rific Bash & Splash, Littleton
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Indoor event at Ridge Recreation Center. Dress in full costume, trick-or-treat among community business tables and fun activities. Swimming is included (swimsuit required). Admission: $5 per child, adults FREE. Pay at the door. 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton. 2022
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Firestone P.D. offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. This event offers a trunk-or-treat, carnival-style games, a trackless train for fun rides, safety handouts, food trucks and more. Firestone Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave. 2022
Trick or Treat Street, Arvada
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kids in costume can trick or treat throughout Olde Town Arvada at participating businesses. Costume contests will start at 7 p.m. in Olde Town Square. 2022
Saturday, Oct0ber 29, 2022
Come in costume and line up starting at 9:45 a.m. at Roosevelt Park (700 Longs Peak Ave.) Parade starts at 10 a.m. and loops around Main St. (strollers and wagons recommended for small children). Trick-or-Treat Street by participating merchants begins after the parade. 2022
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating at Old Town retailers and Cottonwood Square, magic show (10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.) in Cottonwood Square, hayrides, petting zoo from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Niwot Group Compass (7915 Niwot Rd.). Come in costume and line up at Niwot Liquor (2nd and Niwot) no later than 11:20 a.m. for the Kids and Animal parade that starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by the always fun dog costume contest. 2022
Trick or Treat On Havana Street, Aurora
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rocket Fizz Aurora hosts a Halloween Costume Contest. Come in your Halloween costume, trick or treat at the store & take a photo at to enter the contest. Categories include Adult, Child, Group and Pet. Gift cards from the On Havana Street shops will be awarded to the winners. First 50 attendees in costume receive free mystery candy bags filled with treats. Check website for details on trick or treating throughout the Gardens on Havana Shopping Center. 10551 E. Garden Dr. Aurora. 2022
Noon to 2 p.m. Trick or treat from car to car, plus carnival activities (games, bounce house, snow cones, etc.). All are welcome, costumes are encouraged. 1072 Chambers Rd., Aurora. 2022
Boo & Brew on Colfax Avenue, Denver
FREE kid-friendly activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 20+ businesses along E. Colfax from York to Colorado Blvd. Trick-or-treating, live music and pumpkin decorating. Then, from 5 p.m. to close adults get in on the festivities. Crawl the Bluebird District all night long celebrating with food and drink specials and costume contests. 2022
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Belmar shopping district hosts FREE trick or treating and fun activities for all ages. To trick-or-treat, please start at the Plaza and check in to get the map of participating stores and a chance to win a skating party for 10 at The Rink at Belmar (opening on Nov. 18). Halloween activities are in the Plaza and include pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, bounce house, entertainment, live music and food trucks. 7337 W. Alaska Dr., Lakewood. 2022
Boo! on Briggs, Erie
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Erie becomes eerie when costumed celebrants fill Briggs St. downtown between Moffat and Wells. The FREE fun includes candy, music and costume contests (small fee for contest entry). 2022
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Candy, face painting, bounce houses, balloon art, hay rides, pumpkin patch, food at food trucks for purchase and more. 6495 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial. 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Halloween on The Promenade, Loveland
Noon to 3 p.m. The Promenade Shops at Centerra get into the Halloween spirit with free face painting and caricature portraits, pumpkin patch, spooky selfie station, dog costume contest (2 p.m.), pumpkin decorating, prizes, trick-or-treating, games, giveaways and more. Goody bags full of treats handed out to the first 1,000 kids dressed in costumes. Get a king-size candy bar if you bring a donation for the Scare Away Hunger Food Drive. Details here. Look for all the fun between Rock Bottom and Best Buy. 2022
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Indoor trick-or-treating at Stanley Marketplace businesses. Kids should come in costume. 2501 N. Dallas St., Aurora. 2022
Monday, October 31, 2022
Munchkin Masquerade, Boulder
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Trick-or-treating on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall (11th to 15th Sts.) rain or shine. Tiny ghosts & goblins, fairies & wizards, super heroes and more trick or treat up and down the street. 2022
Last Stop at The Highlands Ranch Mansion, Highlands Ranch
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. End your Halloween night at the Mansion and Historic Park. Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to this FREE outdoor-only event. Enjoy music, dancing, a trick-or-treat stop and cash bar. Note: Parking is limited. 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch. 2022
Unconfirmed for 2022
The following events from 2021 have yet to be confirmed for 2022. If you have any info or know of any that are canceled, please drop us a note.
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rescheduled from Oct. 14. Kids trick or treat from vehicle to vehicle in the P1 parking lot. at the NE corner of Kentucky Ave. & Cherry St., Glendale.
Broncos Trick-or-Treat, Denver
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Empower Field at Mile High gets “tricked out” for a day of fun. Kids can experience the stadium like never before. Decorated spaces, an opportunity to safely trick-or-treat and plenty of activities to enjoy the Fall season. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $5 (everyone must have a ticket regardless of age) and include access to Broncos Trick-or-Treat and Miles Fall Fest. Buy tickets here.
Noon to 2 p.m. Arm painting, balloon twisting, Goblin Train Rides, portrait stations, live entertainment, Trick-or-treat Bag giveaway (while supplies last). 5015 W. 120th Ave., Broomfield.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Held in the Englewood Civic Center Parking Structure (2nd level). Fun, games and treat bags for the kids. Costumes and masks encouraged. You need to register, but only one ticket required for your entire group/family. Register here.
Trunk or Treat, Wheat Ridge
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fun and safe event for kids. Volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and children “trick or treat” from car to car. Also parade and free games. Held at Stevens Elementary parking lot, 7101 W. 38th Ave.
McGregor Scare, Denver
5 p.m. Live band, pumpkin decorating, balloon artist, henna tattoos, showing of the movie “Monster House” at 7 p.m. 1901 Wazee St., Denver.
Trick or Treat Street, Golden
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kids are invited to come in costume to Downtown Golden and trick-or-treat at the many of the merchants.
Trunk or Treat at DPD District 3, Denver
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids can join Denver Police Department officers and their costumed cars for a safe and fun trick-or-treat event. Festive spirits and candy treats. The station parking lot will be closed to traffic. 1625 S. University Blvd. (near I-25 & University), Denver.
WOW! Children’s Museum, Lafayette
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come dressed in costume (don’t forget your masks!) and collect non-candy treats around the museum. Activities include games, slime to-go, build-a-monster craft, and more. Capacity is limited. Tickets: $11 per child; $7 per member child; $6 per adult. 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette.
McGregor Scare, Denver
6 p.m. Costume contest, photo booth, Jack-o-Lantern cocktails. Silent disco (extra fee applies). 1901 Wazee St., Denver.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come dressed in your best costume and ready to collect all your favorite treats. This event will be trunk-or-treat style and feature candy and non-candy trunk-or-treating, beer garden, fall market, DJ, balloon twister and more. Additional activities inside the mall at Center Court. Held outside in the Food Court parking lot (between Dillards & JCPenney). No registration required, but if you go here, you can get Fast Pass tickets and skip the line!
Noon to 5 p.m. Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden parking lot hosts trick or treating, live entertainment, professional face painters, and a pumpkin patch. Afterwards, enjoy a fall fest in the beer garden with a annual pumpkin carving contest, drink specials and adult costume contest. 4995 Argonne St., Denver.
Spooky Village at Village at the Peaks, Longmont
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Family festival with trick or treating at Village at the Peaks merchants. FREE activities include: hay rides, craft stations, face painting, balloon twisting, goblin train rides, portrait stations, caricature artists and live entertainment. 1250 S. Hover Rd., Longmont.
Tennyson Street Fall Fest, Denver
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. At Cesar Chavez Park and along Tennyson Street between 41st and 43rd. Trick-or-treating for kids, local vendors and artisans and Pet Parade Costume Contest. General Admission ticket is $10 for adults, kids under 10 years old FREE and includes two (2) complimentary beverages (ages 21+ only) from local breweries. Entry fee for the Pet Costume Parade is an additional $5 per pet. Bring your furry friends in their most festive attire to compete for some amazing prizes. Buy tickets here. 4170 Tennyson St., Denver.
Trunk or Treat, Westminster
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wear your costumes at this free Trunk or Treat drive thru at St. Anthony North Hospital. Event entrance will be located via northbound Orchard Parkway. 14300 Orchard Pkwy., Westminster.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by and grab a pint or some to-go beer before you head off for your evening activities. Halloween costume contest between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the taproom. Winner (chosen at 6 p.m.) gets a $50 CKBC gift card. 1338 S. Valentia St., Ste. 100, Denver.
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Games at Lyons Elementary School (4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), parade (6 p.m.) and trick or treat on Main Street (6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.).
Trick or Treat at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s, Denver, Lone Tree, & Thornton
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Costume parade starts at 4 p.m. Children will parade through the store where they can go to different trick-or-treat stations. Also games and crafts, plus everyone can judge which department has the best carved pumpkin. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-385-3600. 14050 Lincoln St., Thornton, 303-625-6100. 10670 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree, 303-625-9920.
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. “Out Of This World” theme-party. Release of a surprise brew. Rustic Nomad food truck. Costume contest with prizes. 884 S. Buckley Rd. Aurora.
McGregor Scare, Denver
5 p.m. Trick or Treat Street, costume contest, live band, pumpkin decorating, yard games, showing of the movie “Hocus Pocus” at 7 p.m. 1901 Wazee St., Denver.
Halloween at New Terrain Brewing, Golden
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Costume contest with New Terrain gift card prizes, spooky beer releases and a dance floor to shake yer bones to with music from DJ White Pueo. 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy., Golden.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Costume contest with prizes, entertainment by DJ Rayrock. 4526 Tennyson St., Denver.
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Costume contest with prizes. Food truck. Music by Sleazy Grease at 8 p.m. Must be 21+. 5535 W. 56th Ave., #107, Arvada.
Bender’s Bar & Grill Halloween Party, Westminster
7 p.m. to close. Drink specials. Costumes suggested, but not required. Costume Contest with lots of prizes. 10710 Westminster Blvd. (adjacent to the Ice Center), Westminster.
7:30 p.m. Dry Dock Brewing (North Dock) presents is site for a costume contest with prizes, live DJ, comedy from headline Zac Maas. General admission: $10. You may also reserve a table if you are wlling to pay a premium. 2801 Tower Rd., Aurora.
Halfpenny Brewing Taproom Trick or Treating, Centennial
11 a.m. Candy stations, free root beer for kids, beer specials for adults, costume contests for adults and kids with prizes. 5150 E. Arapahoe Rd., Unit D1-B, Centennial.
Whole Soloween, Denver
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whole Sol Sloan’s Lake hosts a party with pumpkin carvings (11 a.m. to noon), MELT Project box class (noon to 1 p.m.) and cookie decorating (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.). 1611 Raleigh St., Denver.
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Held at Lone Tree Brewing Co., “Creatures of the Night” is a family-friendly dog costume contest with plenty of prizes. Sign up starts at 2:30 p.m., judging starts at 3 p.m. 8200 Park Meadows Dr., Ste. 8222, Lone Tree.
Curtis Park “The Great Pumpkin”, Denver
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Curtis Park hosts a family-friendly event with treats, circus performers, music and more. Look for the festivities at the Stout Street Children’s Park. 2501 Stout St., Denver.
Ikea Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Centennial
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Trick or treat scavenger hunt. Come in costume and look for treats in every store department during this self-guided activity. Look for the check in table in the store entrance. No registration required. 9800 E. Ikea Way, Centennial.
Trick or Treat at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s, Denver, Lone Tree, & Thornton
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Costume parade starts at 3 p.m. Children will parade through the store where they can go to different trick-or-treat stations. Also games and crafts, plus everyone can judge which department has the best carved pumpkin. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-385-3600. 14050 Lincoln St., Thornton, 303-625-6100. 10670 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree, 303-625-9920.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Trunk or treating for children, plus Halloween games in the parking lot of Applewood Valley United Methodist Church. 2035 Ellis St., Golden.
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Trick or treat in costume at businesses in downtown Evergreen.