Halloween Weekend Events!
Halloween is almost here!
This Halloween weekend, there are events and festivities, day and night trick-or-treating parties and plenty of haunted houses to explore in Castle Rock and beyond! It’s time to get your Halloween on, all over town!
Thursday (TONIGHT) and Friday, October 28-29
BOO AFTER DARK
Boo After Dark, is Boo at the Zoo at night. With 20 trick or treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment.
The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
TICKETS: Adults $17; Children $12
Friday-Sunday, October 28-30
A HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!
The undead await you at The Asylum and 13th Floor. GetScared.com rates both venues as some of the scariest haunted attractions in town. The Asylum is just a few miles east of downtown, the top haunted attraction in Denver. Billed as “a horrifying head trip for all who dare to enter,” the Asylum grounds are said to be the final resting place for 200 former residents and doctors of the Ridgegate Asylum. The 13th Floor is setting up scare tactics north of LoDo, and should give you something to squeal about!
The Asylum Haunted House, 6100 E. 39th Ave., Denver
13th Floor, 4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver
THE COOLEST CORN MAZE
Get lost at this year’s Botanic Gardens at Chatfield’s eight-acre Corn Maze, one of the most popular corn mazes in the country. Wind your way through acres of corn in search of Farmer Green’s lost animals, view the design from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the giant Corn Maze, and watch as youngsters find their way through a special free mini-maze designed just for them. Hayrides, a giant jump pillow and pony rides will be available for an additional cost. Come hungry enough to sample food vendors’ offerings: fresh lemonade, funnel cakes, hot dogs and kettle corn.
Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
Thurs.-Sat.,10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
ELITCH GARDENS FRIGHT AT NIGHT
Do you enjoy being scared out of your wits? Then ride your favorite rides after dark and enjoy the creepy creatures lurking around every corner. Plus, three all-new, multi-sensory haunted attractions: No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. Make your way along dark walkways, navigate a carnival graveyard overrun by flesh-hungry clowns and try to avoid the ghoulish guests of a nightmare inn!
Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
Fri., 6:00-10:00 p.m., Sat., 5:00-10:00 p.m., Sun., 5:00-9:00 p.m.
CLOSING:THE STINKY CHEESE MAN
Halloween weekend is the last chance to see characters from a variety of children’s classic storybook fables, hilariously depicted in The Stinky Cheese Man musical. These fractured fairy tales give stories like Chicken Little and The Gingerbread Man a complete makeover. Toe-tapping music and witty narration accompany inarticulate giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies and enough stinky cheese to please everyone!
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. DaleSt., Colorado Springs
Fri., 6:00 p.m.
Sat./Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Friday, October 28
GATSBY GLAM GALA
Halloween weekend is a chance to dress like your favorite character from the Roaring 20s, from flappers in beaded dresses and t-strap heels, to dapper gents in suspenders and newsboy hats. A few costume, make-up and hairdo ideas from Pinterest s-costume/">here. The gala, a glitzy evening of dancing, cocktails and treats, will benefit Douglas County students in need.
Cielo’s, 485 W. Happy Canyon Rd., Castle Pines, CO
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WITH WAYNE BRADY
Help celebrate the Parker Arts Culture and Events Center five-year anniversary with comedian, singer, and actor Wayne Brady.
The VIP package ($149) includes a cocktail hour with appetizers, a four-course meal with entertainment by members of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, open bar, tickets to the Wayne Brady performance, and the after-show party with live music, dancing and a cash-bar.
The show package ($74) includes tickets to the Wayne Brady performance, and the after-show party with live music, dancing and a cash-bar.
Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Tickets: $74 and $149
Friday-Saturday, October 28-29
SCARED FOR A CAUSE
The folks at Castle Rock Fire and Rescue have planned a terrifying night at the annual Castle of Terror for anyone brave enough to enter. The scream-worthy haunted house benefits police and Fire Explorer programs.
Fire Department Training Tower, 303 Malibu St, Castle Rock
ADMISSION: $10 Cash
CAUTION: Children under 13 not admitted without a parent
Saturday, October 29
BOO AT THE BARN
Even the horses will be dressing up at this family friendly happening! With face-painting, pony painting, haunted hayrides, pumpkin ring toss, petting zoo, fortune-telling, carousel rides, candy for kids in costumes and S’mores by the campfire, this should be a great mid-day event.
Friends of Horses Rescue and Adoption Barn, 6351 S. Peoria St., Centennial
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
SPOOKTACULAR AT THE MAC
A fun and safe Halloween event for the whole family with games, bounce houses, face painting and, of course, candy! Costumes optional.
Miller Activity Complex (MAC), 1375 W Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
GOTH GLAM BASH
Here’s another costumed event with prizes, food trucks, live entertainment and a cash bar.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Monday, October 31
TRICK OR TREAT STREET
Head to downtown Castle Rock in your costume to trick or treat, ride the barrel train, check out the balloon artists and bounce houses, ride ponies, compete in costume contests, enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and story time! It’s a safe and fun afternoon for all ages, and it’s free!
Downtown Castle Rock
TRICK OR TREAT OFF THE STREET
The outlets at Castle Rock stores will be handing out goodies, too. Just look for the pumpkin sticker in the window of participating retailers.
The Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
Close to Everything
Crystal Valley is a great community, close to all the action this Halloween weekend! Stop by and see the latest collections from Richmond American Homes, priced from the $300s. With both ranch and two-story models, there’s a home to fit every family.
Have a safe, fun, happy Halloween weekend, everybody!