Ten things to do for Halloween in Denver


Why should Halloween be just for kids? There are also a lot of spooky, silly, fantastic and fun events for adults, as well as el Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

Here are ten of the best things to do in and around the city today.

Spookadelia 4: The Curse of Novo Ita

Sunday October 131 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway
Spookadelia is back at Spectra Art Space. The curse of Novo Ita is the fourth immersive and introspective installment of the Spookadelia series from the artists, creators and movers who brought you Novo Ita and Spookadelia 1,2 and 3, as well as new surprise artists making their debut at Spookadelia.
“Guests who are brave enough to help lift the curse of Novo Ita will have to learn the art of walking through the rifts and collecting the artifact needed to save the city,” pledge organizers. “They will face many trials as they travel to the house of lost souls known as the Dimension of Mirrors, surpass the lure of power and wealth on the Plane of the Fallen Kings, and come face to face. with the darkest realms of themselves in the Miasma of the Inner Monsters. Once they have assembled the artifact, they will use their new magic to lift the curse of Novo Ita. “Alright, then! The show will repeat on November 3 and tickets are $ 30 ($ 12 for children); reserve your time here.

Feast of fear
Sunday October 31 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle
Enjoy some mind-blowing shenanigans every Saturday this month at Fright Fest, but fair warning: While costumes are encouraged, no fake weapons or costume masks are allowed for those over ten. From noon to 5 p.m., the family place includes a discovery trail and themed activities. After KiddieLand closes at 6 p.m., prepare to howl in fear as the creatures bump into the night – with three haunted attractions for ages 12 and up and rides for adults. Tickets start at $ 44.99, which includes a day pass to the amusement park. Get yours here.

Kaidan +: something strange and spectral
Sunday October 31 at 2 p.m.
College Theater, College Theater Building, 261 University of Colorado Boulder

Just in time for Halloween, CU Boulder’s Drama and Dance Department presents Kaidan +, a multicultural round robin of seven ghost stories that roam the world, interpreted in Kabuki style against sets from another world. See the next generation of actors put their skills to use in this elegantly spooky student production; get the show schedule until November 7 and tickets, $ 22 here.

Monster at midnight
Sunday October 31 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall
Discover spooky creations, interact with characters and have a ghoulish good time at this downtown creep festival. The show features the “Monster Makers” from Distortions Unlimited, and many of the beasts featured are from popular movies and TV shows. Buy a family pack of four for $ 99, or individual tickets starting at $ 35, $ ​​27 for children six to eleven and free for children under six; get yours here.

Halloween movie in Ironton
Until Sunday October 31, at dusk
Ironton Distillery and Craft House, 3636 Chestnut Place

You’re not the type to party, but still would like to dress up and go out for the night? Ironton offers you scary movie screenings outdoors in a heated tent. For a good night’s sleep without nightmares afterwards, try beetle juice October 31. No tickets required, but seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Find informations here.

Haunted house on the 13th floor
Sunday October 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
3400 52nd Avenue East
This spooky place is great for kids ages twelve and up, as there are lots of dark spots, flashing lights, and stray werewolves and vampires. Tickets start at $ 19.99, but there’s so much to add that a savvy Halloween celebration will want the Platinum VIP Pass for $ 109, which not only covers the three-part Haunted House, but the launch of ax, escape rooms and Blitz Bowl. Plus, you can skip the line, which gets longer and longer as we get closer to Halloween; to buy tickets in line.

Hallow-Tiki dance party
Sunday October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Drifting, 218 South Broadway

This second annual dance party will kick off a DJ performing tropical house music from 7 pm to 10 pm; MC Gee will take over for the karaoke until midnight. Other festivities include a costume contest, special cocktails, pizza, and a Bacardi / Santa Teresa purse with loot and a special gift. Tickets are $ 20 and limited; get yours here.

Sunday October 31 7:30 p.m.
People’s Building, 9995 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora

Before dismissing Lizzie Like a good ol ‘true story melodrama about the woman who notoriously axed her mother and father forty times in 1892, think again. The musical with a rock score turns out to be conducted by a group of six musicians led by four angry women. Will there be murders? Absolutely, but there will also be a lot of music backup. Forge Light Theaterworks ends the race with a final Borden night after the show; get tickets, $ 35, here.

Your Mom’s Halloween Costume Contest and Boogie Bash

Sunday October 31 8 p.m.
Your Mother’s House, 608 East 13th Avenue

Trance DJ Hypno Army, trap DJ W3RK and DJ Daddy and Bae Be Kyle perform at this Halloween party. Prizes for the costume contest include: a guest list and a plus-one for all 2022 Your Mom’s House shows (first place), a $ 300 cash prize (second place), a cash prize of $ 100 (third place) and a $ 100 tab (fourth place). Tickets cost $ 15 plus fees; Catch them here.

Broadway Bazaar Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday October 31 9 p.m.
Standard Bar / Milk Bar, 1037 Broadway
A serious matter
Sunday October 31 9 p.m.
Vinyl Club, 1082 Broadway
Broadway Bazaar lineup ($ 10 plus fees) includes CHKLZ (with Dread Ned and Zed Ned from Okilly Dokilly) and DJ Reubot on the main stage, DJ Rascer in the Polka Dot Room, DJ Teaze in the Dark Room and Gregg Ziemba’s Acid Jazz Jam Spooky Edition in the Red Room. Across the street at Club Vinyl, A Grave Affair ($ 10 plus fees) features DJ Slave1 in goth, industrial and darkwave spinning, with special guest Tommy Secosky, a resident of Bar Sinister of Los Angeles. There is also a costume contest with a top prize of $ 500.


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