Looking for places to take your kids Trick or Treating for Halloween in Denver? Here’s your guide to Denver Halloween events for kids.
Trick or Treat, Smell my feet… My kids, like most, love to Trick or Treat. Our youngest just learned to say Trick or Treat and realized that when you say it, you get candy. The excitement that took over when we went to a trunk or treat school event last week was adorable. This is her first Halloween where she really understands whats going on and she can fully enjoy it. So I want to take advantage of all that fun Halloween things for kids to do around the Denver Metro area. Halloween weekend (Oct 28th-29th) there are lots of events for kids to take advantage of trick or treating, fall festivals, and much more. So I thought it would be fun to put together a list of Trick or Treat events you can take your littles to! Bonus: A lot of them are FREE!
BOO AT THE ZOO – Denver
When: Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2017
The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo 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. Trick or Treat, enjoy all the lovely animals the Denver Zoo has to offer, and see Dinos at the Zoo before they leave!
When: Oct. 27–29, 2017
For three days, the Children’s Museum will host the most boo-tiful fall festival in town, full of pumpkins, straw bales, delicious goodies and the cutest costumed kids you’ve ever seen!
Spook-tacular Activities include: Trick or Treating, Monster Carnival, Halloween Crafts, Spooky Science Experiments, Face Painting, Fang-tastic Treats in The Teaching Kitchen, The LEGO Station, Instrument Petting Zoo with Swallow Hill Music, So much more!
When: Oct. 28–29, 2017
The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Trick or Treating. Catch a ride behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. Visit all of the special stops to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones including the “not so spooky” Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy local food, kettle corn, shaved ice and even get your face painted. Finally, get a great picture of your costume as you pose in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart. Get professional fall portraits by Mama Chicken Photography.
Elitch Gardens (Free with Elitch Gardens Tickets) – Denver
When: Open Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, 2017
Halloween festivities invade the park throughout the day each weekend, plus all your favorite Theme Park rides too. Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Free Candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and partake in several Halloween themed interactive challenges.
Trick or Treat Trail at Southlands – Aurora
When: Saturday, October 28th, 10am -12pm
Dress your little ones up to Trick or Treat at Retailers on Main Street.
When: Saturday, October 28 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Trick or Treat at participating businesses (look for the sign!) up and down Tennyson and/or head over to Cesar Chavez Park between 41st and 42nd for a fall festival! Harbor Churchwill be providing carnival games and candy for the whole family in partnership with other area businesses.
Fall Festival with Trick or Treating – Thornton
When: Saturday, October 28, 12-3 PM
14901 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80602 – Look for the banners & an old truck with hay on it.
11th Annual FREE Fall Festival on church property (this year for the first time). Everything is FREE. We will be having hayrides, Trunk or Treat, games, hot dog meals, jumpy house, prize giveaways, face painting and a great time of fun, fellowship and new Community Friendships. If you would like to be a volunteer, we need face painters, decorated trunks, candy and other workers.
When: Saturday, October 28th 4-6pm
There will be snacks, games, magic show, petting zoo, bounce houses – and of course, lots of decorated trunks for kids to collect candy from!
When: Sunday, October 29th. 12-4pm
This Halloween, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will be transformed into a fun, spooky hangar filled with games, costumes, Sci-Fi characters and more. Kids of all ages are invited to come trick-or-treat in a warm, safe environment.
Louisville Monster Dash – Denver
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00am
Come enjoy the running races for a little exercise before the event festivities with a fun run 5k or 10k. Immediately following the 5k Fun Run and 10k Run, there will be 3 different races for the “Little Zombies”. Parents & Kids choose the distance when they arrive. The MonsterDASH is more than just a fun run… they have plenty of fun activities at different venues throughout the day by different vendors like bouncy castles, trick or treating, coloring contests, and much more.
Goblin Give Out – Littleton
When: October 28, 2017 12-5pm
Hey Kids! Wear your Halloween Costumes and Trick or Treat at participating merchants throughout Downtown Littleton.
When: October 28 – 29
Join Sharkey and his friends for a fun day of games, crafts and more. Kids in costume ½ price exhibit tickets with adult purchase!
When: Fri, October 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WOW! is throwing a Halloween bash and you’re invited! Come dressed in costume and for ghostly crafts with Macaroni Kid Broomfield, spooky science experiments, ghoulish games, tasty treats provided by Happy Family, magical giveaways, playtime, and more!
When: Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
When: October 29 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy safe trick-o-treating around the mall for candy and other goodies. In center court we will host Howl-o-Ween which will have a costume contest, photo booth, spooky arts & crafts and more.
When: Sunday, October 29 at 2 PM – 4 PM
FREE family friendly Halloween Party and Trunk-or-Treats!! We will have tons of games, bouncy house, popcorn, prizes and of course CANDY!
Belmar Boo! – Lakewood
When: Sun, Oct 29 11am – 1pm
Daytime trick-or-treating at Belmar Boo! This is a free community event, costumed kids 10 and under and pets are invited to trick-or-treat the streets of Belmar, visiting shops and restaurants featuring family-friendly activities.
When: Fri Oct 27th 5-7pm
Trick or Treat for FREE around Olde Town! Look for the signs in the windows of participating merchants. Candy will be given out from 5-7pm or until supplies last!
When: October 28, 11am-2pm
Celebrate Fall with our neighborhood! Candy, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, and MORE!!!
Did I miss any events? Leave them in the comments below!