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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 6 – 8, 2017

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 6 – 8, 2017 | The Denver Ear

This weekend, Denver kids can enjoy more Fall, Pumpkin and Halloween festivals all around Denver, as well as speciality events and exhibits!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND OCTOBER 6 – 8, 2017

ELITCH GARDENS’ FRIGHT FEST: FAMILY BY DAY
Elitch Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of @Elitch Gardens

When: Friday, October 6th, through Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: $34.99 – $39.99

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Elitch Gardens is hosting its month-long Fright Fest during the weekends in October that features a special Family by Day event for all ages! Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Free Candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and partake in several Halloween themed interactive challenges.

Events include the Ghouls Match, where contestants battle it out through various Halloween themed challenges and activities; Scream it Out, an ear-splitting shrieking contest; a costume contest, and of course candy.

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

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zoo

When: Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th, 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.

FALL HORSESHOE MARKET
Horseshoe Market | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Brit Tucker Photography; Photograph courtesy of ©Horseshoe Market

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Where: 4345 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Fall Horseshoe Market will feature more than 120 local art, handmade, vintage and food vendors, plus food trucks, mobile boutiques, family-friendly activities and more.

STORYLAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©CU South Denver

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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

Time: 9:30am – 12pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: Recommended for Children 8 & Under

Celebrate the exhibit opening of Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ at CU South Denver! Join them for fun interactive activities for the whole family. Special Activities include: Story Time, Gone Fishing, Leaping Lily Pads, Where’s Spot, Magnet Magic, Mr. McGregor’s Garden & more.

OTTER WEEKEND AT DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM DENVER

Downtown Aquarium Denver | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Where: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

Downtown Aquarium Denver is hosting a special Otter Weekend! Learn about their playful Otters and participate in themed activities.

FREE DAY: DENVER ART MUSEUM
Free Day at Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Art Museum

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Art Museum for free this Saturday, made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK’S PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Four Mile Historic Park Pumpkin Harvest Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Four Mile Historic Park

When: Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Four Mile Historic Park‘s Pumpkin Harvest Festival is an ‘old-time’ fall festival featuring activities such as building your own scarecrow, selecting the perfect pumpkin from the patch, dancing to live music, playing pioneer games, and more. Historic demonstrations and tours of the Four Mile House Museum will highlight how families lived and prepared for the season during the late 1800s with horse-drawn wagon rides, food vendors and a beer garden.

LAKEWOOD’S CIDER DAYS
Cider Days 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Lakewood Cultural Center

When: Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 – $30

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Cider Days celebrates the City of Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats. Cider Days offers fun for the entire family, and will include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides, historic demonstrations as well as a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors.

A Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple: including apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, an apple bake-off and more.

PUNKIN CHUNKIN COLORADO
Punkin Chunkin Colorado | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space

When: Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Where: Arapahoe Park Racetrack, 26000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Time: Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 3pm

Cost: $5 – $12; Free for Children 4 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The 20th annual Punkin Chunkin Colorado, Presented by Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space, is a fun weekend that engages the energy and ingenuity of youth and adults.

In addition to the competition, the event offers an exciting fall festival: family activities, pumpkin patch, live music, food vendors, a beer garden and a live evening concert

HISTORIC OLDE TOWN ARVADA’S FESTIVAL OF SCARECROWS
Festival of Scarecrows | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Historic Olde Town Arvada

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada Square, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 21st annual Festival of Scarecrows, Presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada, will transform Olde Town Arvada’s town square into a pumpkin patch filled with scarecrows of all shapes and sizes.

Bring costumed kids for the parade, enjoy a free hayride, navigate the corn maze, check out the giant pumpkins from the Arvada Gardeners, find a perfect pumpkin and be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow, the winners will receive prizes.

Psst… Four Mile Historic Park‘s Pumpkin Harvest Festival, Cider Days, Punkin Chunkin & Festival of Scarecrows were also featured in our ‘Fall, Pumpkin & Harvest Festivals 2017 Colorado‘ guide!

DENVER ZOMBIE CRAWL
Denver Zombie Crawl | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zombie Crawl

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Where: Skyline Park, 1600 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Denver will continue the celebrated tradition in which citizens share excitement in the fun and scary holiday season by dressing up as the undead, at the 12th Annual Denver Zombie Crawl.

Psst… Elitch Gardens’ Fright Fest Family By Day, DINOS! After Dark & Denver Zombie Crawl were also featured in our special ‘Kids Activities for Halloween in Denver 2017‘ guide!

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