Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Colorado.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Munchkin Masquerade - Boulder, CO - Oct 14 to Nov 1, 2020
Modifications for 2020 include virtual activities and downtown games and activities in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Normally: Trick-or-treat along Pearl Street.
Spook Out – Shoot Out - Colorado Springs, CO - Oct 16, 2020
Trick or treat at dozens of stations, play haunted mini golf, go on hayrides, compete in costume contests, play carnival games, punkin chunkin and more!
Scarecrow Days - Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, CO - Oct 17, 2020
Scarecrows of all sorts will be all around Old Colorado City, as merchants will create displays and place them in front of their businesses in October. It is part of the Harvest Festival activities each year.
Glow in the Gardens - Denver, CO - Oct 19 to Oct 25, 2020
Luminous nighttime celebration of America’s favorite gourd. Enjoy pathways at the Botanic Gardens lined with luminaria, spooky lighting displays, hundreds of carved & glowing gourds, and more! All pumpkins are real and harvested from local farms, and are carved by pumpkin artists who push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger than life sculptures, showpiece pumpkins, and more. You have to see it to believe it! Timed tickets are issued to the gardens to reduce event congestion.
Halloween Eye Ball - Fort Collins, CO - Oct 23 to Oct 30, 2020
Virtual for 2020. Halloween-themed event to support Ensight Skills’ services and programs to keep people safe and independent when suffering vision loss. Costumes are encouraged
Boo at the Bridge - Canon City, CO - Oct 24, 2020
Trick or treating, activities, entertainment, carnival games, and more at the highest suspension bridge in the US
Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade - Manitou Springs, CO - Oct 24, 2020
70 teams race coffins down Manitou Avenue with one rider (Emma, after the woman whose coffin slid from its resting place down the mountain in 1912) and four runners. There is an awards ceremony and an afterparty.
Trick or Treat Train - Golden, CO - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Catch a ride on the Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive in vintage passenger cars, hosted by conductors and engineers in full costumes. Special stops will be giving out treats, plus enjoy local food, kettle corn, shaved ice, face painting, pumpkin patch, fall portraits, silly graveyard, and more.
Halloween Kids’ Fest at Downtown Aquarium - Denver, CO - Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2020
Sharkey the mascot and his friends host train rides, pumpkin painting, monster mural coloring, science experiments, shows and more. Kids in costume get 50% off admission with adult purchase.
Denver Halloween Bar Crawl - Denver, CO - Oct 31, 2020
Dress up and crawl the night away to downtown bars. Compete in the costume contest and scavenger hunt. Ticket includes $10 credit for food and drink, plus enjoy specials at the various venues.
Paranormal Palace - Denver, CO - Oct 31, 2020
Dress to impress at this ball, with $5000 in prizes for the costume contest, food and spirits, 3 floors of decorated fun, 50+ performers and multiple DJs, and more
Puebloween! - Pueblo, CO - Oct 31, 2020
Head to the Buell Children’s Museum in costume from 11-4 for trick or treating throughout the museum and gallery, plus Halloween crafts. Regular museum admission required.
Trunk-or-Treat at the Citadel Mall - Colorado Springs, CO - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Collect treats from around the mall while a DJ spins tunes.
Denver Witches’ Ball - Denver, CO - Oct 30, 2021
Denver’s premier pagan masquerade ball, held at the Highlands Masonic Center. Two bands, dancing, drumming, costume contests, treasure hunt, marketplace and more
Naughty Ball - Denver, CO - Sep 21, 2019
Allow your imagination to take flight at this costume party. 21+
Iluminar Aerial: Sleepy Hollow - Broomfield, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2019
Journey back to the 1700’s, where the ghost of the Headless Horseman haunts the town of Sleepy Hollow, New York looking for his long lost head. Watch as aerialists, dancers and circus artists take you on the tale of this classic story of mystery, murder and mischief. Two chances to experience our family friendly production this Halloween season!
Enchanted Hollows and Boo at the Zoo - Denver, CO - Oct 4 to Oct 27, 2019
Weekend nights at the zoo come alive with the nocturnal animals. Travel an eerie trail through the darkness, and hear the echos of the creatures and spirits, plus activities and other attractions. Trick or treating at the zoo on the two weekends before Halloween, and a 21+ party (Taps and Tales) happens after-hours on Thursdays in October. See the zoo’s website for details and tickets!
Denver Zombie Crawl - Denver, CO - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020. Next event will be in 2021. Normally: Zombie crawl through Denver. Vendor and makeup booths so you can get your perfect zombie look, costume contest, group Thriller dance, and more!
Victorian Halloween - Pueblo, CO - Oct 17 to Oct 26, 2019
The mansion opens for children of all ages for trick or treating and self-guided tours!
The Shining Ball - Estes Park, CO - Oct 19, 2019
Held in the filming location of The Shining, The Stanley is one of the most spirited hotels in Colorado. Come out for their annual Halloween ball and enjoy two floors of entertainment, music, wild decorations at the Pavilion Amphitheater, with immersive characters from the hit movie, a three-DJ silent disco, a 1920s themed jazz lounge, late night dancing and more! Dress to impress and compete for cash prizes in the costume contest.
Giant Pumpkin Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Oct 19, 2019
Check out local businesses for delicious treats and handmade items, visit the pumpkin patch, meet characters, face painters, and balloon artists and more.
The Painted Pumpkin Festival - Pueblo, CO - Oct 20, 2019
This event will be jammed packed with hand crafted goods and kids activities inspired by fall, including pumpkin painting, Kids can paint pumpkins and enter them into our pumpkin painting contest, there will be games, shopping and more!
Tracks Halloween: Funhouse - Denver, CO - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2019
Denver’s best halloween party, with 100,000 watts of sound, video and lighting show, costume contest with cash prizes, all over 4 nights of terror. 21+
Boulder’s Exotica Erotica Ball - Boulder, CO - Oct 26, 2019
Sexy masquerade with multiple DJs, indoor and outdoor events including fire performers, dance party, fantasy costume contest, burlesque performers, and more. 21+
Halloween Party at Howl - Denver, CO - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon Denver hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.
The Shining Masquerade Ball - Estes Park, CO - Oct 26, 2019
Held in the filming location of The Shining, The Stanley is one of the most spirited hotels in Colorado. Moonwalk with a Michael Jackson tribute band through the dark decor of the Stanley hotel’s 110 year old concert hall, dance, drink, eat, and check out everyone’s costumes!
It’s Stitches Time - Woodland Park, CO - Oct 26, 2019
Stitches the Scarecrow shares Halloween stories and helps craft black spiders, with a costume contest, parade through the museum, treat bag and more.
Trick or Treat Street - Palisade, CO - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or Treat on the main streets in Downtown Palisade.
Kool Monster Mash - Fruita, CO - Oct 31, 2019
From 4-7pm, Dinosaur Journey is open for a free after-hours tour of the dinosaur exhibits, candy, music, and more!
Denver Halloween Costume Ball - Denver, CO - Nov 2, 2019
DJ, costume contest with $1000 grand prize, photo booth and more