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Oct 27, 2023

Looking for Fun and Spooky Events this Halloween Weekend?

Get ready to embrace the spooky spirit and celebrate Halloween this weekend! As the crisp autumn leaves fall and the air turns cooler, Colorado comes alive with a plethora of thrilling events and activities to make your Halloween unforgettable.

Whether you're a fan of haunted houses, family-friendly festivals, or costume parties, there is something for everyone. This is your guide to some of the Halloween events happening during this hauntingly fun weekend. Grab your costumes, carve your pumpkins, and let's explore the eerie delights awaiting you in Colorado for Halloween!

"Emma Crawford Coffin Race" - Manitou Springs, Colorado

The Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival in Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a unique and quirky event that takes place annually. The event is inspired by the legend of Emma Crawford, a young woman who moved to Manitou Springs in the late 1800's. Emma's body was originally buried on Red Mountain, but due to erosion, her coffin slid down the mountain. To honor her memory, the festival was created in her name.


Event Overview:

  • Date and Times: October 28th 12:00-3:00pm 
  • Coffin Races: The highlight of the festival is the coffin races, where teams of four people dress up in elaborate costumes and race down Manitou Avenue while pushing a coffin with a teammate playing the role of Emma Crawford. These races are a hilarious and creative sight to behold.
  • Costume Parade: Before the races, there's usually a lively costume parade where participants and spectators alike dress up in their Halloween best. It's a colorful and spirited affair.
  • Festival Activities: In addition to the races and parade, the festival typically includes live music, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and other entertainment for the whole family.
  • Best Coffin Design: There's often a competition for the best-designed coffin, encouraging teams to get creative and craft unique coffins that pay tribute to Emma Crawford and Halloween.

Tips for Attending:

  • Parking: Parking can be challenging due to the festival's popularity, so arrive early or consider using public transportation if available.
  • Costumes: Feel free to come in your own Halloween costume to fully immerse yourself in the spirit of the event.
  • Arrive Early: The coffin races and parade are popular attractions, so arriving early will give you a better vantage point to enjoy the festivities.

"Boo at the Zoo" - Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Boo at the Zoo" at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a popular family-friendly Halloween event that offers a fun and festive experience for visitors of all ages.


Event Overview:

  • Dates and Times: October 27th - 29th and October 31st 4:00-8:30pm
  • Location: The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it's one of the highest-altitude zoos in the United States, nestled on the side of Cheyenne Mountain with stunning views of the city and Pikes Peak.
  • Trick-or-Treat Stations: Boo at the Zoo is known for its elaborate trick-or-treat stations where kids can collect candy and treats from various booths set up throughout the zoo. Many of the stations are themed and staffed by volunteers in costume.
  • Animal Exhibits: While enjoying the Halloween festivities, visitors also have the opportunity to see the zoo's diverse collection of animals. The zoo often incorporates Halloween-themed enrichment activities for the animals, making it a unique experience for both kids and adults.
  • Costume Parade: Kids and families are encouraged to come in costume and participate in a costume parade, adding to the festive atmosphere.
  • Pumpkin Decorating: Some Boo at the Zoo events include pumpkin decorating stations where children can get creative and decorate their own pumpkins.
  • Scenic Views: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's location provides breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, making it a unique and picturesque setting for a Halloween event.

Tips for Attending:

  • Tickets: Boo at the Zoo is a ticketed event, and tickets need to be purchased in advance. Check the zoo's official website for ticket pricing and availability.
  • Plan Ahead: As Boo at the Zoo can be a popular event, consider arriving early to find parking. 
  • Weather: October in Colorado can be chilly, so be prepared for cooler temperatures, and consider bringing layers to stay warm.

Haunted Houses across Colorado

If you’re interested in something a little more spooky, prepare to embark on a spine-tingling journey into the heart of darkness. We've curated a list of the most bone-chilling haunted houses and hair-raising experiences you can find across Colorado.

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"Hellscreen Haunted House" - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dates and Times: October 27th – 31st and Nov 3rd - 4th 7:00-10:00pm (open until 11:00pm on select nights)

Location: 3021 N Hancock Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Tickets: Available for purchase online or at the door, with various pricing options depending on the type of experience (general admission, VIP, etc.).


"The Fear Complex" - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dates and Times: October 27th – 31st and Nov 3rd - 4th 7:00-10:00pm (open until 11:00pm on select nights)

Location: 2220 E Boulder Street Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Tickets: Available for purchase online or at the door, with various pricing options depending on the type of experience (general admission, VIP, etc.).


"13th Floor Haunted House" - Denver, Colorado

Dates and Times: Oct 27th 31st and Nov 3rd – 5th 7:30-10:00pm 

Location: 3400 E 52nd Avenue Denver, CO 80216

Tickets: Available for purchase online or at the door, pricing varies based on the day and time attending


"Slaughter Gulch" - Franktown, Colorado

Dates and Times: October 27th and 28th 7:30-10:00pm 

Location: Lone Creek Farms, 3879 N State Highway 83 Franktown, CO 80116

Tickets: $25.95 per person and are available for purchase online or at the door


"The Ritual" - Englewood, Colorado

Dates and Times: October 27th - 31st and Nov 3rd - 4th 7:00-10:00pm (open until 11:00pm on select nights)

Location: 301 Englewood Parkway Englewood, CO 80110

Tickets: Available for purchase online or at the door, with various pricing options depending on the type of experience (general admission, VIP, etc.).

Age Restrictions: Some haunted attractions have age restrictions and may not be suitable for young children or individuals who are sensitive to intense scares. It's a good idea to check their age policy before attending.


As you explore haunted houses, carve pumpkins, trick-or-treat, and revel in the festivities, remember to stay safe and keep the Halloween spirit alive. And when the witching hour approaches, and the moon shines bright, may your Halloween weekend be filled with unforgettable moments, laughter, and just the right amount of spooky. Happy Halloween!