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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 13 – 15, 2017

Maker Faire Denver | The Denver Ear

Denver kids will enjoy special fairs, markets, shows, festivals and halloween events this weekend!

Psst… Don’t forget to check out our Pumpkin Patch Guide, Fall Festivals Guide, and Kids Halloween Event Guide for more fun things to do in Denver!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND OCTOBER 13 – 15, 2017

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT CHATFIELD’S PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, October 13th, through Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: $4 – $8; Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Pumpkin Festival features a variety of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. The festival features a massive pumpkin patch, corn maze, family and children’s activities, live music, over 30 local craft and artisan booths, and food, beer and wine vendors.

OPENING DAY: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD MUSICAL
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Where: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Time: 10am & 12pm

Cost: $9

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Arvada Center is bringing to the stage a musical based on the award-winning books by Arnold Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad follows the adventures of two best friends: the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad.

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special.

FREE DAY: FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK
Four Mile Historic Park | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246

Time: 12pm – 4pm; Hay Bales & Tall Tales Story & Activity 12pm – 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Travel “back in time” and become a pioneer for the day for free at Four Mile Historic Park this Friday, made possible by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

HALLOWEEN CANDY CRAWL: THE SHOPS AT NORTHFIELD STAPLETON

The Shops At Northfield Stapleton | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Where: The Shops At Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join The Shops At Northfield Stapleton for a family-friendly Halloween Candy Crawl. Entertainment will include face painting, hair styling, balloon art, fire dancers, thriller dancers, hay rides, crafts, contests, The Colorado Rapids prize-wheel and more.

Candy available at participating retailers, while supplies last. Mile Hi Jeep Club will be on-site offering a trunk-or-treat too, while supplies last.

DINOS! AFTER DARK: DENVER ZOO
Denver Zoo | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, October 13th & Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $10 – $15; Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Join the Denver Zoo every Friday & Saturday night in October for DINOS! After Dark. This event will feature jack-o-lantern sculptures, the traveling exhibit, Dino! Live, pumpkin carving, cultural performance and live shows.

HALLOWTEEN LOUNGE: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, October 13th, 2017

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Register Online

Ages: Teens Ages 13 – 18

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is bringing back its HallowTeen Lounge this Halloween season.

Teenagers will enjoy haunted good time at this fifth annual evening of wild costumes, scary stories, and spooky fun. Enjoy pizza, ghost stories, ghoulish games, and creepy-crafty stuff. Costumes strongly recommended for a contest.

MAKER FAIRE DENVER
Maker Faire Denver | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th & Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $12 – $35

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Maker Faire Denver features awe-inspiring maker creations, hands-on activities for makers of all ages, presentations, competitions, a Maker Fashion Show with Textile Arts Fun, a life sized interactive arcade experience, and more.

CHOCTOBERFEST COLORADO
Choctoberfest Colorado | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: $4.99; Free for Children 3 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Choctoberfest Colorado is one of Colorado’s sweetest festivals, as Coloradans have the opportunity to walk from booth to booth and enjoy chocolate tastings of every chocolate kind imaginable. The festival will include over 70 vendors from across the US, as well as special events and activities for all ages.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK FREE DAY: DENVER FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM
Denver Firefighters Museum Free Day | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Firefighters Museum for free this Saturday in honor of Fire Prevention Week, and enjoy crafts, games, and the chance to meet real Denver firefighters.

FREE DAY: DINOSAUR RIDGE
Dinosaur Ridge | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Enjoy an Admissions Free Day at Dinosaur Ridge, made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. This Free Discovery Day’s theme is: Girl Scouts Day.

ARAPAHOE COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL AT 17 MILE HOUSE
Arapahoe County Government | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: 17 Mile House Farm Park, 8181 S Parker Rd, Centennial, CO 80112

Time: 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Step back in time and celebrate a piece of Colorado’s history during the free Fall Festival, hosted by Arapahoe County and held outside at the 150-year old 17 Mile House.

Pick out and purchase your favorite pumpkin and take a scenic hayride. Take a turn milking Bessie the Cow and visit her barnyard friends in the petting farm. Enjoy breakfast or lunch from some of Denver’s hottest food trucks. Try your hand at gold panning, learn more about the fine art of blacksmithing, tour the farmhouse, meet a local beekeeper and more.

The festival will also include live music by local bands, and local historians will be on-site to give guided tours and talk about the history of the property and its significance to the Old West.

PET PARADE COSTUME CONTEST: ELITCH GARDENS
Fright Fest: Pet Parade Costume Contest | Elitch Gardens | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: $20 Per Pet. 100% of Proceeds Benefits PawsCO

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

Elitch Gardens is hosting its 18th annual Pet Parade Costume Contest where you and your furry friends will have the opportunity to compete in the categories of Funniest, Most Original, and Best Pet/Owner Combination Costumes.

OCTOBER HAHO MARKET
HaHo Market | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: 970 Yuma St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Denver Handmade Homemade Market is back this month complete with two dozen of Denver’s finest makers, many selling to the public for the first time. Come peruse handmade crafts and save some belly room for Pony Treats vegan food buffet too.

FAMILY FILM NIGHT THE PRINCESS SERIES: SNOW WHITE
Snow White | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Disney

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Where: CU South Denver, 10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134

Time: 3:30pm – 8pm

Cost: $13 – $29; Free for Children Under 3

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Join CU South Denver for their Family Film Night Princess Series featuring Snow White and party like a princess. This enchanted evening will include movie-themed educational activities, a photo opportunity with a live princess, giveaways and the first Disney princess film on their Giant Screen.

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