Halloween fun for everyone in Northern Colorado

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October 18

Costumes for a Cause Halloween Party
$15, Exodus Moving & Storage, 5:30pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-costumes-for-a-cause-tickets-50414596415?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
It’s a SPOOKTACULAR event benefiting Realities for Children. There will be monster mashin’ music & dancing, fang-tastic food & drinks, a costume contest, and MORE!

October 19

Murder Mystery Dinner
$159 per guest, The Stanley Hotel, 6:30pm
https://www.stanleyhotel.com/halloween2018.html
Calling the inquisitive, clever and creative. There’s a 1920’s style mafia murder and the killer could be anyone! Guests clad in 20’s style costumes will engage in an interactive evening of mystery and mayhem curated by The Denver Murder Mystery Co.  Don’t let the events of the crime spoil The Stanley’s gourmet 4-course meal hosted in the Victorian-style MacGregor Ballroom. Tickets include a 4-course gourmet dinner, participation in the theatrical murder mystery dinner produced by The Denver Murder Mystery Company, and a complimentary drink.

Holler!ween XVI
$25-$60, Graves Dairy Land, All Day, October 19 & 20
https://www.facebook.com/events/216271789245726/
This is a gathering of The Holler! and their musical community, a call to the wild, a pause for a much needed ecstatic celebration with our friends and family. Community. Novelty. Intent. Michael and Marie Kirkpatrick have been hosting this event for 16 years and are very excited to celebrate 6 years with Tony and Kellie Falbo on board, who have helped grow the event into something very special. Bring 2 or more non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. Your ticket includes camping all weekend.

Fear of the Dark
$20, Chipper’s Lanes (Horsetooth Location)

Fort Collins: Horsetooth


If haunted houses are your thing, you’ll want to check this one out. Fear of the Dark is sure to make you scream. The experience can be seen on several different days through October 28th. Their hours are different for each day so be sure to check their web site before you go.

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October 20

Loveland Zombie Crawl
FREE, Downtown Loveland, 3pm-11pm
http://www.lovelandaleworks.com/upcoming-events/2018/10/20/loveland-zombie-crawl
The 6th annual Loveland Zombie Crawl will begin in the early evening on October 20th. It that time of year when the zombies inhabit the streets of Loveland. The back patio of Loveland Aleworks will feature zombie dogs, decorations and treats. Gather your friends and get dressed up in your finest zombie attire. Group photo at 6:00 The event begins at Loveland Aleworks and goes throughout Downtown Loveland at participating locations.

The Shining Ball
$149+ per person, The Stanley Hotel, 8pm
https://www.stanleyhotel.com/halloween2018.html
The wildly popular Shining Ball expands onto two floors of entertainment, music and wild decorations as the ball makes its debut in the brand-new Pavilion Amphitheater. Complete with immersive theater characters from The Shining, an upper level three-DJ silent disco in “Jack’s Attic”, a 1920’s themed jazz lounge on the lower floor, late night dancing, the Ball is bigger and shines more than ever. Participants will compete for cash prizes with creative and daring costumes, so dress to impress. Festive hors d’oeuvres, delightful drinks, dancing and cavorting among the imaginative, Shining-themed decor will bring new chills to the hottest night of the Halloween season. Gasoline Lollipops start at 9pm.

October 21

Zombie Apocalypse – Disaster Simulation
FREE, United Way of Larimer County, Drake Center, 9am-1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/353779701720165/
The Whole Community Disaster Simulation is a fun, hands-on role-playing activity that addresses many questions….Through guided roleplaying and facilitation, participants dive into the challenges facing individuals, communities and emergency managers after a major disaster. This simulation is loosely based on a Zombie Apocalypse!! This unique award-winning program is a must-attend.

Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat
$2/child, $3/adult, Centennial Village Museum (Greeley), 3pm-7pm
https://greeleymuseums.com/events/#event|2018-howl-o-ween-trick-treat|14200
Head to Centennial Village Museum and harvest family fun and memories during the annual Howl-O-Ween trick or treat event. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games, check out the not-so-scary haunted house, trick or treat the historic structures, stop by booths and participate in the costume contest.

October 26

Halloween Party
FREE, Loveland Aleworks, 7pm
http://www.lovelandaleworks.com/upcoming-events/2018/10/26/halloween-party
Grab your best costume and a few friends and make your way to our Halloween party. Bring your ‘A’ game as we’ve got some creative people around here. Prizes for best individual and group costumes. Contest starts at 8:30. Gift Cards, merchandise, and Aleworks fame for winners.

Creepy Walk in the Woods
$20 per person, 7-11pm, US Highway 34 and Glade Road (West side of the Devil’s Backbone)
https://www.facebook.com/Creepywalk/
Mark your calendars and witness this supernatural event in person Fridays and Saturdays during the following days in October: the 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27th. Not recommended for children under 11. Screams can be heard from 1750 Savage Road, just 2 miles west of Loveland, the 2nd right hand turn off of Glade Road from Hwy 34. Look for the signs and the big lights.

Hoppy Halloween Party
Free, the Hop Grenade Fort Collins, 6pm
https://www.hopgrenadefoco.com/events/hoppy-halloween-party
Join us for our 2nd Annual Hoppy Halloween Party! A festive evening for the entire family with a pumpkin carving contest, discounts for those in costume and lots of fall beers on tap! Free pumpkins will be provided for those who RSVP, so let us know if you’re coming!

October 27

Halloween Family Fun Festival
FREE, Loveland Museum/Gallery, 10am-2pm
https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/programs-events/events/halloween-family-fun-festival/
Join the Loveland Museum for the 17th anniversary of the Halloween Family Fun Festival! This family-friendly event is a community favorite, drawing hundreds of families downtown for trick-or-treating, activity booths and entertainment. Dress up the family and head into town for some Halloween fun! Peters Park (next to the Museum) and the adjacent lot will be filled with community booths with several fun activities for children. There will also be food, entertainment, and a costume contest. Downtown merchants will be giving each ghost, goblin, princess, and butterfly a treat, while supplies last

Halloween Enchanted Garden
$5 per child (Adults Free), Spring Creek Garden Center, 10am-2pm
https://www.fcgov.com/gardens/halloween-enchanted-garden
The Gardens on Spring Creek is delightfully transformed into a Halloween Enchanted Garden for just a single day of the year – a day that is everything sweet just without the candy. Expect magical amusement and old-fashioned fun Oct. 27 (10 am-2 pm) celebrating the Halloween season, especially planned for children 8 years and under. Reading retrievers, magic shows, Mad Scientist Zone, facepainter, CSU Bug Zoo, pirate and pumpkin bowling, and our talking pumpkin will all be back. Proud supporter of the Teal Pumpkin Project.

Broken Plow Brewery Halloween Party
https://www.brokenplowbrewery.com/home.html
FREE, Broken Plow Brewery (Greeley), 6-11pm
Head to Broken Plow for a great Halloween Party! Live music, food and beer and a costume contest.

Halloween Movie Nights
FREE, Rescued Friends Animal Sanctuary, 7:15pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-movie-nights-tickets-50248745350?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Bring your chairs and blankets and park in front of the silver screen during movie nights. Donations are appreciated and space is limited. The weekly October series features different movies each weekend. On October 27th they will be showing Halloween.

Halloween Masquerade Party
$119 per guest, The Stanley Hotel, 8pm
https://www.stanleyhotel.com/halloween2018.html
The Halloween thrilling grand finale takes place October 27th. With a theatrical performance from the internationally renowned Who’s Bad Michael Jackson tribute band. Guests will moonwalk through the dark décor of the Stanley’s 110-year-old concert hall created and designed by one of Colorado’s top theatrical design groups. Against, the dark pop culture backdrop, guest will enjoy dancing, spirited drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and killer Halloween costumes. Ticket price includes access to Masquerade Party featuring Who’s Bad Michael Jackson tribute band, festive hors d’oeuvres, and two complimentary drink vouchers.

Cabaret Burlesque Revue Halloween Extravaganza
$15, Avogadro’s Number, 8pm
http://juliadiverdi.com/html/cupcakecabaret.html
The Cupcake Cabaret Burlesque Revue will present their annual Halloween extravaganza at Avogadro’s Number on Saturday, October 27th. Titillating, tantalizing, and even a little spine-tingling, The Cupcake Cabaret will have you feeling all the thrills and chills of the season.

Island Grill 15th Annual Halloween Party
FREE, Island Grill, 8pm-12am
http://islandgrillrestaurant.com/
Best costume contest for both men and women. Winners receive $50 gift cards to the Island Grill. Midnight Growlers will be performing at 8pm. Come get your spooky-groove on.

October 28

Bath Nursery Halloween Party
FREE, Bath Nursery, 12pm-2pm
https://bathgardencenter.com/event/halloween-party-2/
Costume contests, snacks and games at Bath Nursery. The best carving and decorated pumpkin gets a $25 gift certificate. Also join the fun with a Pet Costume contest, children’s costume contest, free crafts and games for children and much more.

Treatsylvania
FREE, The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, 1-3pm & 5-6:30pm
https://www.fcgov.com/recreation/treatsylvania
It’s the largest annual fundraiser for The Farm at Lee Martinez Park. This event offers a safe trick-or-treat option to families in the Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming regions. More than 8,000 children and adults walk through a make-believe village with 40 painted storefronts hosted by various local businesses. More than 300 volunteers help make this event possible each year by passing out candy, driving tractors, and dressing up in costume to join in the fun of Halloween. Treatsylvania also runs on Friday Saturday. Check the web site for more details.

October 29

“A Nightmare on Main Street”
$18-$25, Old Town Fort Collins
https://www.facebook.com/events/235433080411338/
Fort Collin’s creepiest and scariest bar crawl along Downtown Fort Collin’s eeriest strip. As opposed to a typical “bar crawl” where participants travel as one big group with designated time slots at each bar, this event allows participants to “crawl” at their own pace.” Along with some free giveaways, crawlers will quench their thirst on drink specials at each participating bar as they creep down chilling and haunted Downtown Fort Collins. The registration cost includes a free beer cup, 2 drink tickets, drink specials, and a Crawl-O-Ween button.

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October 31

Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street
FREE, Wellington Main Street, 3pm-5pm
http://www.wellingtoncolorado.gov/
Businesses on Cleveland (Wellington’s Main Street) will give treats to children up to 6th grade in their annual Trick or Treat celebration for the town. The Halloween costume contest starts 5pm at Centennial Park.

The Widow’s Bane – Halloween Ball
$10-$15, Washington’s, 7pm
https://www.washingtonsfoco.com/event/1734766-widows-bane-halloween-ball-fort-collins/
In 1929, off the coast of Oregon, Saint Gabriel laid waste to the S.S. Widow’s Bane. As the boat sank languidly beneath a mournful cloud of ravens, members of the Widow’s Bane house band could be seen riding their respective instruments like rafts toward the shore. Aside from a few soggy musicians and a water-logged accordion, all that remained of that ill-fated steam ship was her name. So the band took it.
In 2008, the Widow’s Bane (the band, not the ship) resurfaced in Boulder, Colorado.

Windsor Community Halloween Party
FREE, Community Recreation Center, 6pm-8pm
https://www.windsorgov.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=806
The town of Windsor is getting into the Halloween spirit with events throughout the entire week. The festivities end on Halloween with a party at the recreation center.

 

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