Families with kids in Boulder and Fort Collins will get to celebrate this awesome season filled with tricks and treats, pumpkins, costumes, and more!
If you’re still considering what your plans will be for this ghoulish holiday season, we’ve got some awesome ideas for you!
Check out these exciting family-friendly Halloween events happening in the Boulder and Fort Collins area and get ready for the best Holiday Season yet!

The third annual Pumpkins on Parade presented by Mountain Valley Bank is a fun-for-all-ages celebration of Halloween and the harvest, featuring hundreds of pumpkins and gourds arranged across The Gardens in artistic displays and festive activities for the whole family!

Where: The Gardens on Spring Creek
When: Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23, 2022, | 6 – 9 PM. Nightly

Make sure you and the whole family don’t miss this spooky 5k race to benefit the animals.

There will be a human and canine costume contest, race prizes, sponsor booths, and, of course, a post-race celebratory beer from New Belgium and pancake from Snooze!

Where: New Belgium Brewing
When: October 29, 10 AM

Kids will have a blast during this event.

Make sure they dress in costume for family-friendly Halloween fun! Activities include build-a-monster craft, eat-a-bug activity, spooky science experiments, costume parade, games, giveaways, and more!

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When: October 28, 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Kids ages 12 and younger will have a blast at Downtown Boulder invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, superheroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.

Where: Downtown Boulder
When: October 31, 3 PM- 6 PM

The Day of the Dead is an annual Latin American mestizo celebration from which families gather to honor their ancestors and loved ones.

There will be many different activities for all ages throughout the different dates, make sure you don’t miss it!

Where: The Gardens on Spring Creek
When: October 20 – November 7

Visit Downtown and get your little ones dressed up in Halloween costumes, bring your own snack sack, and come Downtown to trick-or-treat.

Don’t forget to thank participating businesses for the sweets!

Where: Downtown Fort Collins
When:October 31, 10 AM- 1 PM

Families can visit the Boulder Reservoir for two movies on two nights, Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28!

Where: Boulder Reservoir
When: Thursday, Oct. 27: Coco, 6:15 PM | Beetlejuice, 8:30 PM | Friday, Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus, 6:15 PM | Ghostbusters, 8:30 PM

Running since the year 2000, it’s the longest-standing Day of the Dead exhibition and celebration in Colorado and attracts more than 6,000 people annually.

Community participation is an essential part of this holiday full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun.

Where: Longmont Museum
When: Día de Los Muertos Exhibition: October 8–November 6 | Day of the Dead Family Celebration: Saturday, October 8, 11 AM – 3 PM | Noche de Museo: Celebrating Day of the Dead
A Multigenerational Evening of Music & Dance: Saturday, October 29, 7 PM