Denver Happenings in October


Did someone say OCTOBER?! How in the world did that get here so fast? To be honest, not sure that we care either way because that means all things fall are here! Check out what’s happening in Denver for the month of October. Get ready to get spooky!

Prairie Harvest Fest: October 1, 2022

Back for a third year, this FREE fan-favorite event features all things fall including hay rides, games, pumpkin patch and more! Headlined by Denver’s favorite band — Funkiphino! Fun starts at 10am and runs ’til 3pm! Head over to Painted Prairie for some family-friendly fall fun y’all!

Great American Beer Festival: October 6-8, 2022

This one speaks for itself and all of Denver looks forward to it every year! Grab your tickets by clicking the link above!

Pumpkin Festival: October 7-9, 2022

Come get your pumpkins! Ticket prices include access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family friendly activities. Pumpkin prices will vary by pumpkin size but the average price is $8. Bring a wagon if you love pumpkins and need more than you can carry! If you have little ones that won’t be happy here for more than a few minutes, Day Care is also available!

Spooky Streets: October 21, 2022

Check out the annual Spooky Streets event! Free fall fun for the entire family! Enjoy an entertainment stage, face painting, balloon artists, dance party, parade of costumes and MORE!

Candy Crawl: October 9, 2022

Head over to the Shops at Northfield for another FREE annual family-friendly, Halloween event, CANDY CRAWL. Enjoy trick or treating participating retailers, hay rides, crafts, thriller dancers, giveaways, contests, and more!

Ghosts in the Gardens: October 13-29, 2022

Tour the Gardens after dark and hear spine-tingling stories of our haunted history. Conjure your courage and capture your fear as you walk our dimly lit paths after hours and dare to have your own ghostly encounter, at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Glow at the Gardens: October 18-23, 2022

Wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures and dense displays of jack-o’-lanterns, with grins and grimaces fit for the season.

Adulting with the Animals: October 27, 2022

(Monster Masquerade)

Explore the Zoo with your kid free crew! Ready to explore the Zoo with your grown-up—or at the very least, kid-free crew? Adulting with the Animals is BACK, with all-new offerings on select Thursdays and Sundays through the fall! Celebrate spooky season with creepy-crawly Animal Ambassadors, cool character photo ops, a costume contest and a live DJ!