Hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin festivals, and costumed events—October is one of the busiest months in Denver. Choose your favorite activity and immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit among beautiful fall foliage and mountainous landscapes in the capital of Colorado.
Wild Fall at Denver Zoo (October)
Every October, Denver Zoo presents a special program, called Wild Fall, which includes family-friendly Halloween activities. The 84-acre zoo features costumed creatures, Bigfoot, pumpkin carvings, animal demonstrations, and kids' favorite fall treats.
Chatfield Farms Corn Maze (October)
Another excellent family Halloween outing idea is a Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms in Littleton. The fantastic seven-acre maze can be explored on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. It looks especially impressive from one of two 15 ft (4.6 m) tall illuminated bridges. After Dark Corn Maze and Dead Zone Scream Park are super popular with older kids.
Glow at the Gardens (October 19–24, 2021)
Denver Botanic Gardens is most spectacular in the after hours when its luminaria-lined pathways surprise visitors with mystical lighting displays and beautiful glowing pumpkins carved by local artists. These jack-o’-lanterns with grins and grimaces will definitely get you into Halloween spirit. Additionally, performing artists bring spirits and specters to life during their dynamic shows. The garden offers a variety of activities and entertainment, as well as seasonal food and beverages.
Broadway Halloween Parade (Ocober 23, 2021)
Broadway Halloween parade is an anticipated Denver annual community event, which is held in the vibrant heart of Broadway in South Denver. The parade, which starts at 6 pm, runs from 5th to Alameda St., featuring spooky floats, marching bands, musicians, and community groups. Kids are welcome to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and do some trick-or-treating.
Denver Zombie Crawl (postponed till 2022)
Every year, thousands of zombies take over Denver's bustling LoDo, a downtown neighborhood, famous for its bar and dining scene. Zombie costume and makeup are a must during this fun Halloween event. Make sure you download the list of all bars and nightclubs participating in the crawl. Many of them provide free entry and various discounts to Zombie Crawl participants.