Halloween in Denver
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED Sep 21, 2018
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Halloween, this year, will fall on a Wednesday, and you will be delighted to know that Denver’s bars and restaurants will be partying and organizing events throughout the weekend. No matter how many surprises the weather throws at Denver, you can bet that plenty of bars and restaurants will be throwing parties full of local ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and witches. There will also be an option of enjoying cocktail freebies and specials. In addition to all this, prizes will also be awarded to the best dressed Denverite. So, start preparing a costume or find one that holds the potential to bag some prizes, and go on a spree this Halloween in Denver! Check out some of the best Halloween events and activities that one can take part in!
1. Broadway Halloween Parade
Venue: Broadway from E-3rd Avenue to Alameda Avenue
The funkiest street of Denver this year will be converted into a spooky street with the Broadway Halloween Parade. This parade will be organized by the City Council Lucky District 7 and the Broadway Merchant Association, and this spooky event will start at 6 p.m. Start looking for the right costume and join in the Halloween parade which will feature macabre music, freaky floats and more!
2. Haunted Field of Screams
Venue: 10451 McKay Rd, Thornton, CO 80233, USA
The Haunted Field of Screams is the largest haunted attraction in Denver. Three unique attractions and a frightening cornfield spread in over 35 acres make it a must-go Halloween haunted attraction. Visitors will have a bone-chilling and unique experience in the Haunted Field of Screams. Experience the terror and prepare to get scared to the maximum level! Try to check out all three haunts organized here which includes Zombie Paintball Massacre, Haunted Field of Screams and Dead Man’s Night Maze.
3. The 13TH Floor Haunted House
Venue: 3400 E 52nd AVE.
Hailed as “the number 1 scariest haunted attraction in the U.S.” by the Fangoria Magazine, the 13th Floor Haunted House this year will take its guests on a frightening tour full of horror. Brave guests will know why building plans have 13th floor omitted if they succeed in making through the frightening tour. The barrier between fiction and reality will blur, and this place will serve pure terror with the help of great casting, unbelievable special effects makeup, and intricate sets.
4. Victorian Horrors
Venue: Molly Brown House Museum
You will get to enjoy a literary journey with some of the most appreciated and renowned authors such as Wells, Lovecraft, and Poe. You will get to hear soul-searing stories filled with unspeakable madness and horror inside the spooky and probably haunted house of Molly Brown.
5. The Asylum
Venue: 6100 E 39TH Ave
The Asylum is one of the most popular and top-rated haunted attractions in Denver. The Asylum is genuinely a themed hospital for the mentally ill and insane from the 1800s that has been taken over by prisoners and patients. You will find this place tapping into your greatest fears, and you will have a terrifying experience inside this insane asylum which you will never forget.
6. Elitch Gardens: Fright Fest
Venue: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
After the sun goes down, this park completely transforms from a theme park to a horrifying scream park. During the daytime, this place is filled with little ones who enjoy every second in the water park with free candy that they get on the Trick or Treat Trail. However, after the sun goes down, this place gets filled with haunted creatures that lurk around the park and can be found in every corner of the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. If you have a desire to get into the Halloween Spirit, then you must definitely join this popular event.
7. Paranormal Palace
Venue: McNichols Civic Centre Building
Get ready to be taken to another time period this year, simply by visiting Paranormal Palace! With 50 live performances, Rocky horror picture show casts, three floors of haunted décor, open bars and food trucks, DJs, and bands all under a single roof, this is one of the most entertaining and spellbinding Halloween parties in Denver.
8. Denver Zombie Crawl
Venue: Skyline Park
If you are a Denverite, then you must have a unique love for zombies. Every year, to celebrate Halloween, thousands of blood-spattered and undead zombies gather at the Skyline Park and start their crazy drag-full walk for the Denver Zombie Crawl along the 16TH Street Mall. Viewers will witness bodies missing heads, bodies with bullet holes in their heads and zombies carrying their own heads in their hands.
Venue: The Curtis Hotel
Every year, the Curtis Hotel throws a Halloween costume party known by the name “Coloween.” It is important to know that Coloween is one of the most anticipated Halloween costume parties in Colorado. The Coloween costume party will have all the necessary ingredients for making the Halloween unforgettable. Coloween features mind-bending haunted hallways, three ballrooms featuring DJs and live music, twenty-eight bartenders serving at the open bar, great theatrical performances and more! Be a part of the lavish and grand costume contest which will be hosted by a secret celebrity guest!
10. Boo at the Zoo
Venue: Denver Zoo
The last few events in this list include the best Halloween activities for kids. So, if you have kids, you should consider taking them to the Denver Zoo this holiday. The annual Boo at the Zoo provides a combination of creepy crawly animal demonstrations, fun & exciting family-friendly entertainment, and twenty ‘trick or treat’ stations that will make kids fall in love with this place. All the activities will be free with the zoo admission/ticket fee. This event also offers night-time trick or treating experience to the visitors. Tickets for the annual Boo at the Zoo will cost $12 for children and $17 for adults; kids who are 2 or under will get free entry.