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Halloween fun in Stapleton

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Leave a Comment

Are you as excited for Halloween as we are?! While Halloween itself falls on a Wednesday this year, there’s a lot going on in Northeast Denver over the next two weekends.

And if you're planning to pass out candy or go trick-or-treating yourself, check out these awesome tips for surviving Halloween in Stapleton.

Fridays and Saturdays, October 19-20 and 26-27

Enchanted Hallows
6:00-9:30 p.m.
Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

If you’re tired of Denver haunted houses, it’s time to travel an eerie trail where the darkness has almost all but taken hold, creatures and spirits infamous in stories and lore, rise to life in the new Enchanted Hollows night walk experience. If you’re looking for new things to do for teens and adults at Halloween, this is one of the eeriest and most unique Denver experiences at it’s only at Denver Zoo.

Adults (Ages 12-64) - $15
Seniors (Ages 65+) - $12
Children (Ages 3-11) - $10
Kids 2 and Under - FREE

Adults (Ages 12-64) - $20
Seniors (Ages 65+) - $17
Children (Ages 3-11) - $14
Kids 2 and Under - FREE

Saturday, October 20

Trick or Treat Street Harvest Festival
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Eastbridge Town Center
10155 East 29th Drive, Denver, CO 80238

Join Eastbridge Town Center for a Spooktacular day of family-friendly fun!  Enjoy small harvest bites from their award-winning restaurants, trick or treating, complimentary crafts & activities for the kids, pumpkin carving, a costume contest for kids and pets, and a live DJ teaching popular dances like Thriller. Urban Farms will also be on hand hosting a special meet & greet with all of their farm animals. This is an event for the entire family and is not to be missed!

October 20-21 and 26-31

Great Pumpkin Celebration Free Halloween Event
Bass Pro Shops
7970 Northfield Boulevard, Denver, CO 80238
See website for times and activities

Bass Pro Shops invites little ghosts and goblins to enjoy Halloween at the Great Pumpkin Celebration with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang for free! Activities and time are different each day, but kids always receive a FREE 4x 6 photo of themselves with the entire Peanuts gang, and the first 75 children to have their photo taken each day get a free Halloween bag. There are crafts, a parade, a pumpkin toss, and more!

Saturdays and Sundays, October 20-21 and 27-28

Boo at the Zoo
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

The 34th annual Boo At The Zoo, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo.

Adults (Ages 12-64) - $20*
Seniors (Ages 65+) - $17
Children (Ages 3-11) - $14
Kids 2 and Under - FREE

*Admission for members to Boo at the Zoo is included in your membership

Friday, October 26

Ride or Die: Halloween Glow Warriors Workout
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Endorphin Eastbridge
10155 East 29th Drive #130, Denver, CO 80238

Get ready to glow, Warriors! Endorphin is dimming the lights at Eastbridge for their Halloween Edition of Glow Warriors. Your zombie instructors will lead you through a rockin' ride on their Ryders bikes, then see what you're made of in a sweaty off-the-bike HIIT circuit.

They've got you covered for glowsticks, but bring your brightest neon spandex, glow accessories, and fluorescent swag to really light up the night.

Stick around for beer from Cheluna Brewing Company and other spooky tricks & treats.

Members: $15
Non-members: $20

Saturday, October 27

Boo on the Bluff
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Bluff Lake Nature Center
3400 Havana Way, Denver, CO 80238

Join the Bluff Lake Nature Center for their annual Boo on the Bluff Halloween Celebration - this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before! There will be a fall-themed photo booth perfect for family portraits, community partners with games and activities, and, of course, costumes!

$3 per person or $15 per family
Free for kids 3 and under and Bluff Lake members

Zombie Crawl & Thriller Flash Mob Rehearsal
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Stanley Marketplace
(see full details below)

Witches and Warlocks Party at the Punch Bowl
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Punch Bowl Social Stapleton
3120 Uinta Street, Denver, Co 80238

Family Friendly | Photo Wall | Pumpkin Decorating | Treats

The Punch Bowl Social is conjuring up some Halloween hijinks for their Witches and Warlocks-themed Party!

They'll have a special $8 brew (for adults) and a cauldron of candy (for kids) at each bar to help conjure up a great night. Decorate mini pumpkins together and then take a picture in front of their photo wall. Witchy women and wild warlocks in costume are welcome!

Costume Contest (for adults):
* Best overall costume
* Register at activities cage by 8:00 p.m., winners announced at 9:00 p.m. and must be present to win.

Sunday, October 28

Halloween at Stanley Marketplace
2501 Dallas Street Aurora, CO 80010

Zombie Crawl & Thriller Flash Mob
2:00-3:20 p.m.

Zombies are taking over Stanley Marketplace! Open to all ages, join Neighborhood Music at Stanley Marketplace as they practice and plan a zombie crawl and thriller flash dance in honor of Halloween.

Rehearsal #1: Saturday, October 27, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Rehearsal #2: Sunday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Zombie Make-up Tutorial: Sunday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

To participate in the zombie crawl and flash mob, meet in costume in The Hangar at Stanley on Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. for a final rehearsal.

To enjoy the flash mob as a spectator, just be at Stanley by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

All ages welcome! Apologies in advance if the zombies eat your brains.

Trick-or-Treating at Stanley
4:00-6:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - Kick-off performance by Cherry Creek Dance in the community area at Stanley

4:15-6:00 p.m. - Trick-or-Treating at participating Stanley Marketplace businesses

*Please note there is a chance that some businesses will run out of treats before 6:00 p.m., depending on how many people attend this event.

They ask that families who can afford it who participate in trick-or-treating at Stanley make a $5 donation to Kids' Compassion Project, our nonprofit partner for this and many other events. KCP will have an information table to collect these donations.

Kids Compassion Project Jack o' Lantern Contest
4:00-6:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - Jack o' Lantern contest entries due - judging will be based on design, detail, creativity, and originality. The Jack o' Lantern contest will be divided into age categories and they will award prizes to winners in each category.

If you are bringing a Jack o' Lantern, be sure to register at:


5:00 p.m. - Jack o' Lantern judging begins on Southeast plaza

6:00 p.m. - Jack o' Lantern winners announced

This event is free, but they ask for a $5 donation to Kids' Compassion Project for those who can afford it - KCP provides meaningful community service opportunities to young people in support of local nonprofits; they are inspired by their mission to empower kiddos to help others.

Mondays through Saturdays in October

Free Flu Shots (because you know you still need one)
Rose Medical Center Stapleton ER
4930 Wabash Street, Denver, CO 80238

UPDATE: Rose ER is temporarily out of flu shots - please call before you go.

The flu is coming and it can knock you out! Don't let the flu sneak up on you this season: get a free flu shot at the Rose Stapleton ER!

Shots done on select dates/times in October and for ages 3 and up. Get there while supplies last! #sticktheflu

Mondays-Fridays 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For other Denver-area events, visit Denver.org, 9News, or MileHighontheCheap.com.

Did we miss something in Stapleton or NE Denver? Let us know and we'll add it!