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Psst… 29 Things to do in Denver this October 201811 min read

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October is Halloween month, and along with spooky events, Denver will feature fairs, shows, concerts, expos, and more. We’ve rounded up 29 things to do in Denver this October 2018 for you!

29 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS OCTOBER 2018

#1 ABOVE & BEYOND: THE ULTIMATE INTERACTIVE FLIGHT EXHIBITION
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

When: October 1 – 31, 2018

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230

Time: Museum Hours

Cost: General Admission

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will feature a new exhibit this month through January 2019, Above & Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition“. This traveling aerospace exhibition features: immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present.

#2 BUTTERFLY PAVILION’S BUGTOBER: TOXIC TERRORS
Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Butterfly Pavilion

When: October 1 – 31, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time & Cost: Varies

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Experience the Butterfly Pavilion’s Bugtober: Toxic Terror. Visit Butterfly Pavilion all month long to meet species that use powerful venoms and poisons to ward off predators and dominate unsuspecting prey. It’s your chance to live on the edge and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most impressive toxic terrors.

#3 OZZY OSBOURNE
Ozzy Osbourne | The Denver Ear

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When: October 2, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $270

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Ozzy Osbourne will perform live at the Pepsi Center, with special guest Stone Sour.

#4 LENNY KRAVITZ
Lenny Kravitz | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Mathieu Bitton

When: October 2, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: $54.75 – $104.75

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Lenny Kravitz will perform live at the 1STBANK Center with special guest Curtis Harding.

#5 ELITCH GARDENS: FRIGHT FEST
Fright Fest - Fright by Night at Elitch Gardens | The Denver Ear

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When: October 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21 & 26 – 28, 2018

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

Time: Friday 6pm – 10pm; Saturday 12pm – 11pm; Sunday 12pm – 9pm

Cost: $15 – $70

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In October, Elitch Gardens hosts Fright Fest, and transforms into Family By Day and Fright By Night, with special Halloween festivities for your little ghosts and goblins during the day and alive and haunted creatures lurking around every thrilling corner during the night.

#6 ENCHANTED HOLLOWS AT DENVER ZOO
Denver Zoo Enchanted Hollows | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Zoo

When: October 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 19 – 20 & 26 – 27, 2018

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

Time: 6pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $12 – $18; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Join the Denver Zoo every Friday & Saturday night in October for Enchanted Hollows! As basking light through the trees surrounding Denver Zoo fades at twilight, the darkness beckons you to return. The temperature cools and a forest comes alive with the nocturnal calls and stirring rustles of a shadowy world. Travel an eerie trail where the darkness has almost all but taken hold, echoes of the roots of Halloween, creatures and spirits infamous in stories and lore, rise to life in our new Woodland Hollow.

#7 COLORADO BALLET’S SLEEPING BEAUTY
Colorado Ballet | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Terry Shapiro

When: October 5 – 14, 2018

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 2pm & 7:30pm *Date Dependent

Cost: $30 – $155

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Enter the enchanted world of Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This ballet will entertain and mesmerize, with dreamy fairies and a beautiful princess depicted through the artistry of Colorado Ballet’s dancers.

#8 THE WHISKY X

The Whisky X | The Denver Ear

When: October 5, 2018

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1648-1798 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6pm – 11pm

Cost: $50 – $100

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The Whisky X is a tasting of over 60 whiskies and a live concert featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real. The whiskies being sampled include many of the world’s most noteworthy; tastings are led by expert brand ambassadors and distillery representatives.

#9 MAGIC MEN LIVE!
Magic Men Live! | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Magic Men Live!

When: October 5, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: $17.49 – $49.99

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Magic Men Live! is the premier ladies’ night concert experience that is a high-energy, interactive and intensely immersive production experience that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

#10 DENVER ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES EXPO
Denver Punk Rock Flea Market | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Punk Rock Flea Market

When: October 6, 2018

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

Time: 10am – 7pm

Cost: $10; Free for Children 12 & under

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Denver Punk Rock Flea Market presents, the Denver Oddities & Curiosities Expo, a special market for the lovers of the strange and unusual. Featuring: Weird taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, bones, odd jewelry, unusual art, Halloween decor and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items, and more.

#11 DENVER ZOMBIE CRAWL
Denver Zombie Crawl | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Zombie Crawl

When: October 6, 2018

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

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

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 13th Annual Denver Zombie Crawl.

#12 CHERRY CREEK NORTH ART FEAST
Cherry Creek North | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Cherry Creek North

When: October 6, 2018

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 3pm – 6:30pm

Cost: Free

The 4th Annual Cherry Creek North Art Feast is a collision of food and art during this walking tour of Cherry Creek North, featuring the area’s most acclaimed galleries and select bites from renowned restaurants. Each participating gallery will showcase creativity at work in their own unique fashion. With live demonstrations, musical performances, store discounts and more.

#13 MEL BROOKS LIVE: BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!
Mel Brooks | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Mel Brooks

When: October 6, 2018

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 2pm

Cost: $49.75 – $129.75

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Join the incomparable Mel Brooks for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles.  This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.

Psst… For mature audiences only!

#14 KIDZ BOP LIVE AT RED ROCKS
KIDZ BOP | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©KIDZ BOP

When: October 7, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 4pm

Cost: $35 – $55

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KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the U.S., KIDZ BOP is the No. 1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.”

#15 BEETHOVEN AND BREWS AT BLUE MOON BREWING CO.
Blue Moon Brewing Company | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Blue Moon Brewing Company

When: October 10, 2018

Where: Blue Moon Brewing Company, 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 6pm

Cost: $50 – $80

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Beethoven and Brews at to Blue Moon Brewing Co. is a special event that brings together the Colorado Symphony and Blue Moon, to bring you another evening of spectacular music highlighting one of the world’s greatest composers. Music Director Brett Mitchell will conduct the orchestra through two of Beethoven’s most beloved overtures! Cellist Judith McIntyre performs as soloist on Elgar’s Sospiri and the ensemble rounds out the evening of music with works by Kodaly and Falla.

#16 FOO FIGHTERS
Foo Fighters | The Denver Ear

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When: October 10, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $59 – $99

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Foo Fighters will perform live at the Pepsi Center with special guest Gang of Youths.

#17 MOLLY BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM: VICTORIAN HORRORS
Molly Brown House Museum | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Molly Brown House Museum

When: October 12 –13, 18 – 20, 25 – 27, 2018

Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $20

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Mary Shelley and her fellow Gothic wordsmiths return for the Molly Brown House Museum’s 25th annual Victorian Horrors, their most popular immersive theater event. While you wind your way through the darkened mansion, you’ll hear six soul-searing tales of terror perfect for literary nerds and fans of the macabre alike!

#18 NAPOLEON DYNAMITE: CONVERSATION WITH JON HEDER, EFREN RAMIREZ & JON GRIES
Napoleon Dynamite | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Twentieth Century Fox

When: October 12, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.75 – $49.75

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This event includes a full screening of “Napoleon Dynamite” followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members; Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and John Gries (Uncle Rico).

#19 MAKER FAIRE DENVER
Maker Faire Denver | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Maker Faire

When: October 13 – 14, 2018

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: Oct. 13 10am – 6pm, Oct. 14 10am – 5pm

Cost: $8 – $20

Purchase Tickets Online

Maker Faire Denver features awe-inspiring maker creations, hands-on activities for makers of all ages, presentations, competitions, a life sized interactive arcade experience, and more!

#20 THE BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL
The Bloody Mary Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©The Bloody Mary Festival

When: October 13, 2018

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 10:30am – 6pm

Psst… three available time sessions.

Cost: $45 – $55

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The Bloody Mary Festival features a three-hour tasting of Denver’s most delicious and innovative Bloody Mary’s, made by the finest bars, restaurants & bottled mixes in the Denver Area. Also, enjoy music, food trucks, local food & drink samples, and more.

#21 RUN THE ROCKS
Run the Rocks | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Run the Rocks

When: October 14, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 9am

Cost: $45 – $60

Register Online

Run the Rocks is a one-of-a-kind fun run/walk supporting the efforts of the American Lung Association in Colorado to support clean air and healthy lungs. It’s a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre! Enjoy a fun run; listen to great live local bands along the course, take in the breathtaking views and scenery and finish on the steps of the Amphitheatre with a cold beer all while supporting a great cause.

#22 NITRO CIRCUS: YOU GOT THIS
Nitro Circus | The Denver Ear

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When: October 16, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39 – $99

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Nitro Circus: You Got This tour is finally cutting Travis Pastrana loose, and letting him throw all of his biggest, most insane tricks into one two-hour show.

#23 GLOW AT THE GARDENS
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Denver Botanic Gardens

When: October 17 – 18 & 23 – 25, 2018

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $10 – $18; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Denver Botanic Gardens’ Glow at the Gardens will feature real pumpkins harvested from local farms where pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures, dense displays of jack-o-lanterns and ornately detailed showpiece pumpkins. In addition to the pumpkin sculptures and creepy atmosphere, enjoy a wide array of activities.

#24 WORLD WIDE ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOW
World Wide Antique and Vintage Show | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©World Wide Antique and Vintage Show

When: October 19 – 21, 2018

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

Time: Oct. 19 & 20 10am – 6pm; Oct. 21 11am – 4pm

Cost: $5; Free for Children 12 & Under

Psst… Admission price is good for all three-days

The World Wide Antique & Vintage Show features between 85-100 antique & vintage dealers from around the United States. While attending the show enjoy our cafe and coffee cart as you stroll through time.

#25 CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Christina Aguilera | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Christina Aguilera

When: October 19, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 8pm

Cost: $59.50 – $149.50

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Christina Aguilera will be making a stop in Denver on her new tour and performing live at the Pepsi Center.

#26 BEETLEJUICE MOVIE PARTY AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

Beetlejuice | The Denver Ear

When: October 20 – 23, 2018

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, 4255 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Varies

Cost: $13

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Haunt along with the ghost with the most during the Beetlejuice Movie Party at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloan’s Lake! This limited-engagement 30th Anniversary celebration will allow you to un-live all the undead fun with DAY-O conga lines, spooky props galore and all kinds of fun for the Recently Deceased.

#27 DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS™
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Night Before Christmas | The Denver Ear

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When: October 24 – 25, 2018

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7pm

Cost: $10 – $99

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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Night Before Christmas is a full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas, projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony.

Psst… Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged!

#28 TIME WARP: THE MUSIC OF THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Rocky Mountain Horror Show | The Denver Ear

When: October 26 – 27, 2018

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $15 –$89

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Time Warp: The Music of the Rocky Horror Show is a musical celebration of the music and songs from the cult-classic. Five vocalists from Jeans ‘n Classics channel Rocky Horror characters Magenta, Columbia, Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, and Brad and Janet in this fun, wild symphonic rock concert!

#29 JOSH GROBAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST IDINA MENZEL
Josh Groban and Idina Menzel | The Denver Ear

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When: October 30, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 8pm

Cost: $59.50 – $199

Psst… A copy of Josh Groban’s album will be included with each ticket purchase.

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Josh Groban will be performing live at the Pepsi Center with special guest Idina Menzel.

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