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20 Safe Trick-or-Treat Events in Metro Denver

These Halloween celebrations offer safe trick-or-treating, plus spooktacular activities and fun for all ages.

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Looking for a safe place to trick or treat with the kids? There’s a plethora of candy-filled fun taking place around the Denver metro area this October. Here, we break down the events from city to suburb. Choose the one closest to your home, throw on those costumes, and prepare for a sugar rush.


Boulder

Munchkin Masquerade

October 31, 3-6 p.m.

Dress in costume and go trick-or-treating at local businesses along Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. Age 12 and under. Free. Pearl Street Mall, 1300 Pearl St., Boulder. 

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Castle Rock

Spooky Sunday Candy Crawl

October 27, 2-4 p.m.

Take costumes out for a test-run while participating in arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Free. Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock.


Colorado Springs

Boo at the Zoo

October 18-20, 25-27, and 31, 4-8:30 p.m.

Take young kids to this mountainside zoo for a safe trick-or-treating event. See the zoo at night as kids collect candy made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans. $19.75 online, $24.75 at gate (if not sold out). Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs.


Denver

Boo at the Zoo

October 19, 20, 26, 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (gates close at 4 p.m.)

Wear your Halloween costumes and celebrate the spooky season with your little ones. Enjoy candy stations for trick or treating, plus keeper talks and animal demonstrations. Included with admission. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver.

Candy Crawl

October 12, 3-5 p.m.

Dress in costume and trick or treat at retailers on Main Street. Enjoy hayrides, fortune tellers, and live entertainment including balloon art, Melinda the fire and ice dancer, “Thriller” dancers, face painting, and a paint your pumpkin craft. Masks are not permitted. Free. The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd., Denver. 

Kids Halloween Parade & Party

October 24, 5-8 p.m.

Parade begins at 5:30pm. Head downtown for trick-or-treating, mini-train rides, balloon artists, face painting, and a parade. Prizes will be awarded for best overall and best group/family costumes. Free. Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver. 

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Trick or Treat at the Firehouse

October 30, 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy kid-friendly activities throughout the Denver Firefighters Museum and go trick-or-treating in your costume. $10 adult, $7 child. Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver. 

Trick or Treat Street

October 25-27, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See the museum transformed, over the course of three days, into a spooktacular wonderland of fun, full of pumpkins, straw bales, fall treats, and costumes. March from one Treat House to the next to collect goodies, create Halloween crafts, and play carnival games. Included with admission. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver. 


Englewood

Belleview Park After Dark

October 19, 5 p.m.

Go trunk-or-treating for lots of sweets and enjoy not-so-scary Halloween activities, party games, DIY arts and crafts, and face painting. Free. City of Englewood Parks & Recreation Department, 5001 S. Inca Dr., Englewood.


Erie

Boo! On Briggs Street

October 26, 4-7 p.m.

Enjoy a trunk or treat and costume contest. There will be a small fee to enter costume contest. Free. Downtown Erie, Briggs St., Erie. 


Golden

Trick or Treat Train

October 26-27

Go trick-or-treating in Halloween Town and visit the not-so-spooky Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy local food, kettle corn, and shaved ice. There will be face painting for kids and a photo op area in front of the pumpkin patch cart, as well as professional fall portraits. $15 adults, $5 children, $10 seniors, free members and children age 2 and under. Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 

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Greeley

Howl-O-Ween

October 19-20, 3-7 p.m.

Wear your costume and trick or treat at historic buildings in the 8-acre outdoor museum. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games, check out the not-so-scary haunted house, and participate in the costume contest. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $3 age 3 and up. Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., Greeley. 


Highlands Ranch

Last Stop at the Highlands Ranch Mansion

October 31, 6-9 p.m.

End your Halloween night at the mansion. Attend the outdoor event featuring music and dancing, trick-or-treating, and spooky ambiance. Free. Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr., Highlands Ranch.


Lakewood

Belmar Boo

October 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with daytime trick-or-treating and a pet costume contest. Pets must be registered for the costume contest. $5 donation for The Animal Tranquility Project at Foothills Animal Shelter is appreciated. Free. Belmar, 464 S. Teller St., Lakewood.


Littleton

Boo-Rific Bash & Splash

October 15, 6-8 p.m.

Trick or treat in a fun and safe atmosphere and enjoy various activities before splashing in the pools. A swimsuit is required to swim. Children age 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water and be within arm’s reach at all times. For ages 2-12. $5 per child, free for accompanying adults and children not yet walking. Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton.

Goblin Give Out

October 26, noon-4 p.m.

Wear your Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating at participating merchants. Free. Downtown Littleton, 2069 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton.

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Howl’oween

October 26, 3-5 p.m.

Bring the family dog along to go trick-or-treating with the kids at more than 20 stores (kids age 12 and under). Carson Nature Center will have creepy crawly creatures, plus families can enjoy free hayrides or pick a pumpkin from the patch. Stick around after the event for a movie at Alamo Drafthouse—there’s a showing of Hotel Transylvania at 5 p.m. and a Ghostbusters Movie Party at 7 p.m. Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton.


Parker

Trick or Treat on Mainstreet

October 31, 3:30-7 p.m.

Take little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to downtown Parker to celebrate Halloween. Many local businesses will line the street providing a fun and safe place for kids of all ages to trick or treat. Free. Downtown Parker, 20120 E. Mainstreet, Parker. 


Westminster

Bug-A-Boo

October 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dress in costume for this safe indoor trick-or-treating event featuring candy, prizes, and crafts throughout the exhibits. Included with admission. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster.

Halloween Harvest Festival

October 19, noon-8 p.m.

Enjoy carnival games, trick-or-treating, a hot-air balloon glow, live music, food, arts and crafts, jumping castles, ropes course, and pumpkin patch. Additional costs for food/drink and craft/artisan vendors, pumpkin purchases, and participation in the Meat Scream BBQ competition. Free. Downtown Westminster, 5453 W. 88th Ave., Westminster. 


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