Denver Halloween Fun

There are still 2 weekends left to squeeze in every last drop of Halloween fun.  The Denver area is home to a lot of family-friendly Halloween events – here are some of our favorites!

Pumpkin Nights Denver @ Adams County Fair and Regional Park Complex- 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601. Tickets are $20 for general adult admission and can be purchased here.  This Halloween attraction is new to Denver this year! More than 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins create eight different pumpkin lands, including Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Spider Alley, Monster Mash, Pumpkin Passage and more. Enjoy sipping some hot apple cider, watch a movie screening of Pixar’s “Coco,” visit the pumpkin patch, paint a pumpkin, and watch pumpkin artists as they carve giant pumpkins.  Open nightly, 5:30 pm- 10 pm, thru November 4th.

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 10th Annual Pumpkin Carving & Costume Competition @ Little Man Ice Cream- Sunday, October 21st, 1- 4 pm.  Bring your own pumpkin to carve or buy one from their patch.  Prizes will be given for: spookiest, most original, cutest, best-dressed family/group, most creative cats &/or dogs.  Carving begins at 1 pm, with judging starting at 3 pm!


Westminster Halloween Harvest Festival held downtown @ 5453 W. 88th Ave, from noon to 8 pm on Saturday, October 20th.  This family-friendly event has been combined with the annual Westy Fest to create an even bigger and better event than before!  Entrance is free and includes carnival games, trick or treating, musical performances, a hot-air balloon glow, a beer garden, pumpkin patch, food trucks, jumping castles, BBQ competition and more.  Find parking info here.

Old Towne Arvada Trick or Treat Street on Friday October 26th, 5- 7 pm. Dress up your little one’s and trick or treat through local businesses in downtown Arvada.  This free event also has a costume contest held in Olde Town Square.

Glow at the Gardens @ The Denver Botanic Gardens, 5:30-9:30 pm, October 23rd, 24th and 25th.  Find tickets here.  The Gardens are lined with luminaria pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing gourds.  Ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins are carved out of real pumpkins harvested from local farms. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities, including:

  • LED performers from Mesmerie Entertainment
  • Spooky storytelling from Stories with Spirit
  • Strolling magic tricks from Chad Wonder
  • Pumpkin carving demos from world-class pumpkin carvers
  • Trick-or-treating
  • Glow-in-the-dark cornhole
  • Halloween carnival games
  • Hands-on crafts and coloring
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Halloween trivia wheel