Leaves are falling, pumpkins are carved, and costumes are prepped. Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes numerous festive events around the Denver area. Whether you’re into lavish costume parties or looking for some family-friendly fun, the Mile High City has something for everyone. Read on for our picks of the top Halloween events in Denver!
Coloween at the Curtis Hotel: Oct. 29th, 9 PM-2 AM
Be a part of one Denver’s favorite costume parties: Coloween. Event organizer The Collective 360 will transform the posh Curtis Hotel into a Halloween fantasy world. Attendees will be tricked and treated to two floors of haunted hallways that lead to multiple immense ballrooms where top DJs and entertainers will be performing. A ticket gets you full access to all of this as well as an open bar for the entire night. To top it all off, there will be a celebrity-hosted costume contest with a $1,500 prize.
"Our team of event professionals works hard to produce some of the state's most popular parties, concerts and festivals,” Partner, Ben Martch tells. “Event staff provide a safe and fun environment to experience a truly unforgettable Halloween celebration. We couldn't be more excited for Coloween 2016."
Boo After Dark at the Denver Zoo: Oct. 28th & 29th, 6:30-9 PM
For those of you wanting a spooky all-ages event, look no further than the Denver Zoo’s Boo After Dark. Families are encouraged to head to the Zoo between 6:30 and 9 PM on Friday and Saturday for a night of fun. Take in special “creepy crawly animal demonstrations” and enjoy the fresh fall air while hitting up more than 25 trick-or-treat stations. The fun doesn’t end there - attendees can also look forward to a superhero meet and greet and a Sventastic Halloween Spooktacular Juggling Show, along with other family-friendly entertainment. Buy tickets for Boo after Dark at the Denver Zoo here.
The Gin Doctors present a 90’s Halloween Bash at Stoney’s: Oct. 29th, 10 PM-1 AM
One of Denver’s most beloved sports bars will be the backdrop for what is sure to be one of the best Halloween parties of 2016. Hosted by the Mile High City’s favorite 90’s cover band the Gin Doctors, the 90’s Halloween Bash starts at 10 PM and is free to attend. You read that correctly - NO COVER. Get your dancing shoes ready because the Gin Doctors will play three sets: Weezer's 'Blue Album' in its entirety, a secret set and a full on dance party set. If the music and no cover aren’t enough to convince you to head to Stoney’s on Saturday, maybe a costume contest with a $1,000 prize will!
13th Floor Haunted House at i70 and Brighton Boulevard
If you’re in the mood for an all-out scarefest, head over to one of Denver’s most popular haunted houses - the 13th Floor, one block south of the Denver Coliseum at i70 and Brighton Blvd. Claiming to be “one of the most horrifying haunted house experiences ever," the 13th Floor offers three new themes for Halloween 2016: Slasher Remix, Undead: Abominations and Cursed: The Ritual. Chainsaw murderers, zombies, werewolves, oh my! This haunted house is the biggest of its kind in Colorado and prides itself on being one of the scariest, so the 13th Floor is not for the faint of heart. Ready to get scared out of your wits? Purchase tickets for the 13th Floor here.
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