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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 21st – 23rd, 201611 min read

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 21st – 23rd, 2016 | The Denver Ear

It’s beginning to feel a lot like… Halloween! So many fun family-friendly events this weekend that include costumes, pumpkins, candy and more. Also included are some festivals, films, shows, races, special events, and more!

Spooky Streets at The Streets at SouthGlenn
Spooky Streets at The Streets at SouthGlenn | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Streets at SouthGlenn

When: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Where: The Streets at SouthGlenn, 6851 S Gaylord St, Centennial, CO 80122

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Streets at SouthGlenn are hosting their annual Spooky Streets Halloween party. Spooky Streets will include a Pumpkin Parade, candy stations, live entertainment by Magician Chad Wonder, live music by DJ Rockstar Aaron, face painting, caricatures, balloon artists, “selfie stations” and more!

Scream Scram 5K Halloween Run/Walk
Scream Scram 5K Run/Walk | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

When: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Where: Washington Park, Denver, CO 80209

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Cost: Adult $40; Seniors (60+) & Children 12 and under $25; Family Four Pack ( 2 Adults + 2 Children) $100

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/ScreamScram5KTickets

Ages: All Ages

The 17th annual Scream Scram 5K Halloween Run/Walk supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Race through Washington Park in your best costume. Everyone is invited to walk the orange carpet for their costume contest before the kids take off in the 100M Spooky Sneak, a race designed just for them. Join them after the race for Trick-or-Treat Street, an expo area featuring food, beverages, giveaways and more!

Nightmare on the Farm
Nightmare on the Farm | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Littleton Family YMCA

When: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Where: Littleton Family YMCA, 11 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join Little Family YMCA‘s annual Halloween party, a family-friendly Nightmare on the Farm with loads of fun for all ages. Free and open to the public, stop by with your little ghosts and goblins for games, haunted house & treats.

Hotel Transylvania Screening at Little Man Ice Cream

When: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Kick off Halloween with a screening of Hotel Transylvania at Little Man Ice Cream. Plus join the Dennis Gallagher as he conjures up ghosts and goblins from North Denver’s past.

Nightmare in the Air
Nightmare in the Air | Iluminar Aerial | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Iluminar Aerial

When: Friday, October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Iluminar Aerial, 2655 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Adult $15; Children 12 and under $10

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/NightmareInTheAir

Ages: All Ages

Join Iluminar Aerial for the spookiest holiday of the year. Be amazed as aerial acrobats fly through the air seemingly effortlessly as they tell the story of Nightmare in the Air inspired by the favorite Tim Burton film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. See your favorite movie characters take flight in this fun and family friendly Halloween show. Halloween goodies and beverages will be available for purchase to enjoy during the show. Costumes are also highly encouraged!

The Great Pumpkin Haul
The Great Pumpkin Haul | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Great Pumpkin Haul

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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

Time: From 8am

Cost: $50 Online; $60 Door; Free for Children ages 5 and under

Register at: bit.ly/TheGreatPumpkinHaul

Ages: All Ages

The Great Pumpkin Haul involves picking out a pumpkin from the patch at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and “hauling” it through a two-mile cross-country course with fun obstacles to get over, under and through.

Start the day in their free Pumpkin Boot camp by Orange Theory Fitness or join the Pumpkin Yoga class late morning to warm up with exercises and stretches using your pumpkin.

After the Haul hang out at their fall festival for seasonal craft brews, hot apple cider, food trucks, hay rides and more!

Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zoo

When: Saturday, October 22nd & Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Admission

Ages: All Ages

The 32nd annual Boo At The Zoo, Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers more than 25 Trick-or-Treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of the Denver Zoo.

Live Bats for All Ages
Live Bats for All Ages | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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

Time: 10am; 12pm; 2pm

Cost: $12 Adult Members / $15 Adult Non-Members; $8 Children Members / $10 Children Non-Members; Free for Children 2 and under

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/LiveBatsForAllAges

Ages: All Ages

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting three events for the entire family this Saturday! Live Bats for All Ages will give you the opportunity to meet Rob Mies, a Museum favorite and director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, as you step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their lives, habitats, and nocturnal strategies.

Encounter a big brown bat from North America and hear its high-pitched echolocation with a “bat detector,” meet fruit bats from Africa and Asia, and come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world!

Trick or Treat for Health

Trick or Treat for Health | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Saddle Rock ER, 22500 E. Dry Creek Road, Aurora, CO 80016

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Medical Center of Aurora is hosting a Trick or Treat for Health, a safe, fun event the whole family can enjoy, at Saddle Rock ER. Halloween activities for the young and health demonstrations for the young-at-heart.

Trick or Treat for Health will include free flu shots, fire trucks, ambulances & police cars, food trucks, princesses & mascots, a giant bounce house & slide, a bungee trampoline, a rock climbing wall, and more. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume!

Malloween at The Orchard
Malloween at The Orchard | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Orchard Town Center

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St #850, Westminster, CO 80023

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Orchard Town Center‘s Annual Halloween Celebration!

Join them to trade your food donation for an Orchard Trick or Treat bag with fun surprises inside (while supplies last). Hang out and play some games, win some prizes and dance to family-friendly Halloween music! Then start your trick or treat journey through The Orchard. Participating stores with candy will have a balloon bouquet at their front door.

The first 150 kids will receive a free mini-pumpkin to decorate!  Plus, free face painting, balloons, halloween games and prizes, characters, photo opportunities and more. Bring your furry friend and them into the pet parade and costume contest!

Broomfield Recreation Services’ Spooktacular

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, CO 80021

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: Children $6; Free for Adults

Register at: bit.ly/BroomfieldSpooktacular

Ages: All Ages

You’ll have a hauntingly good time at the Broomfield Recreation Services’ annual Spooktacular. Come dressed in costume and bring a bag for your goodies. Enjoy carnival games, jumping castles, wagon rides, crafts, entertainment and don’t miss out on the “treat or suite-ing”.

Denver Zombie Crawl
Denver Zombie Crawl | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zombie Crawl

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 11th annual Denver Zombie Crawl has become a local pre-Halloween staple event! Dress up in your best zombie costume and enjoy Denver’s zombies crawling throughout 16th Street Mall. This year will also feature a new makeup booth!

Brighton Harvest Festival

Brighton Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: 100 N Main St, Brighton, CO 80601

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 5th Annual Brighton Harvest Festival hosted by Historic Downtown Brighton will include a trick-or-treat street, games, street fair, food trucks and more.

Superhero Day at Maize in the City
Superhero Day | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Maize in the City

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Maize in the City, 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit Maize in the City this Saturday for their special event: Superhero Day! Meet Spiderman and see what tricks he has up his sleeve. Visitors are encouraged to wear their superhero costumes.

The Addams Family Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
The Addams Family Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 12pm

Cost: $10

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/TheAddamsFamilyParty

Ages: Movie is Rated PG-13

Join the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for The Addams Family Party! Watch the classic Halloween film and also enjoy a fun family party with props and the chance to quote your favorite lines. You will also dance the “Mamushka”! They’ll also have a costume contest with prizes for individuals and family costumes.

Nick’s Garden Center’s Annual Costume Contest
Nick's Garden Center's Annual Costume Contest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Nick’s Garden Center

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Nick’s Garden Center, 2001 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Nick’s Garden Center is hosting its Annual Costume Contest that will include gifts and prizes! Cash prizes from $20 to $150 will be awarded!

Halloween Tales and Trails
Halloween Tales and Trails | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401

Time: 1pm – 6pm

Cost: Free

Register at: bit.ly/HalloweenTalesandTrails

Ages: All Ages

Jefferson County Open Space Nature and History Programs are hosting Halloween Tales and Trails, a special Halloween festival for the entire family.

Little Man Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest
Little Man Ice Cream's Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Little Man Ice Cream

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join Little Man Ice Cream for their annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest! Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Get your picture taken in their free photo booth. Prizes for winners include a custom long-board from BOARDLife, a free Ice Cream Sundae party, gift certificates, and more.

Psst… This year will also include a dog and cat costume contest!

Westminster Halloween Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: 5453 W 88th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Experience the magical, spectacular balloon glow at the Westminster Halloween Harvest Festival! Form a new, family tradition as you test your skills at the free carnival games, enjoy the live music, find that special pumpkin and appreciate all things fall. Food, beer and other beverages available for purchase.

Aspen Grove Trick or Treat Street
Aspen Grove Trick or Treat Street | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Aspen Grove

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Aspen Grove, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join Aspen Grove‘s Trick or Treat Street and enjoy an evening of sweet treats, hayrides, and entertainment.

Visit with the adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, take photos at The ShutterBus VW Photo Booth Bus, Hayrides with Carriages of Colorado, face painters, balloon artists, mini pumpkin decorating and more!

Thornton Trunk or Treat
Thornton Trunk or Treat | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Thornton

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Where: Carpenter Park Fields Parking Plots, Colorado Blvd & E 108th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $1 Admission

Ages: All Ages

City of Thornton is hosting its annual Halloween festival, Trunk or Treat!

Trunk or Treaters spend the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicles to serve as a backdrop for this spooktacular event!

Before your departure, be sure to stop by the Garden of Ghouls for children ages 10 and older, and The Boo Bayou for children ages 10 and younger.

Denver Retro Con

Denver Retro Con | The Denver Ear

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Where: Ramada Plaza Convention Center, 10 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO 80233

Time: Early Bird: 10am – 11am; General Admission 11am – 5pm

Cost: Early Bird $10 / $12 Door; General Admission $6 / $8 Door; Free for Children 12 and under

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/DenverRetroConTickets

Denver Retro Con is a celebration of pop culture, toys, home, fashion, and music. Experience the retro pop culture with over 150 vendor tables and a full day of entertainment!

Family Pumpkin Carving
Family Pumpkin Carving | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Living the Dream Brewing

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Where: Living The Dream Brewing, 12305 N Dumont Way, Littleton, CO 80125

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: $15

Register at: bit.ly/LivingTheDreamFamilyPumpkinCarving

Ages: All Ages for Carving; Must be 21+ for Pints

Visit Living The Dream Brewing this Sunday for a pumpkin carving event for the entire family. They will provide you with provide everything you need except carving skills. Admission price gets you a pint, a pumpkin, tools, and even stencils.

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