What to do & where to do it this Halloween weekend in Colorado

If you don’t plan to scare yourself silly at a haunted attraction or on a ghost walk this weekend, never fear, there’s other stuff happening around the state to keep you entertained.

There are so many placed to take the kids trick-or-treating in Colorado, I’m not going to list any here. Please check your local paper or online entertainment calendar to find a place near you.




Fort Collins, CO – Old Fashion Halloween Party

Friday (that’s tonight!), 6 to 10 p.m. above the Fort Collins’ Rio Grande Restaurant
$20 for individuals, $10 for 17 and under, $50 for a family

This is an old fashion Halloween party, the kind you remember from childhood. Bring the kids in costume and enjoy games, entertainment and more. Appetizers and drinks provided by the Rio. Special prize for best WWII costume. Visit www.teresafunke.com for all the details on this family fun event.

Littleton, CO – Scare on the Square

Friday (that’s tonight!), 6 to 10 p.m.
Free with cash bar and food for purchase.

This is an adult Halloween party that includes music and entertainment. Dress in costume and enjoy a night of Frankenstein on the big screen and a performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Learn more HERE.

Lafayette, CO – Dead Artist Ball

Friday (that’s tonight!), 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lafayette Library
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Come dressed as your favorite musician or artist, thespian or poet and dance the night away at this adults-only affair. The evening includes wine, appetizers, costume contest and dancing to Halloween music provided by DJ Iron Feather. For more check out the Web site HERE.

Manitou Springs, CO – Emma Crawford Coffin Races

Saturday, parade at 12 p.m., the race follows

This is the 16th year of this creepy coffin race that races the length of Manitou Springs’ Front Street. I love this town, and I think you will too. If you’d like some free laughs, this is the event for you. For photos and details, find the race HERE on Facebook.

Colorado Springs, CO – Monster Brews Ball

Saturday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Historic City Auditorium

$25 at the door

This is exactly what it sounds like – a costume party with beer tasting. The evening also includes live music, a costume contest and prizes. Leave the kids at home and get your monster brew on! Learn more at www.monsterbrewsball.com.

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