As parents, we’re aware that the time of year we’ve all been looking forward to is coming around once more. It’s the season of costumes, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin-filled days that our kids eagerly await. What could be more wonderful than celebrating this festive holiday with a range of specially planned activities for our little ones?

Dust off those beloved Halloween costumes from storage and prepare for a fantastic time! We’ve put together the best Halloween and fall events taking place in and around Boulder in 2023, all designed to help your family create lasting and cherished memories!

For more 2023 Halloween fun in Colorado, take a look at these awesome events in the neighboring cities:
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Denver
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Colorado Springs
2023 Halloween Events for Kids in Fort Collins

During the Anderson Farms’ Fall Festival, there will be fun activities and attractions for all ages, including a combine slide, wooden train, tire mountain, corn maze, pumpkin cannon, wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, krazy rainbow maze, barnyard 500 pedal carts, barrel train, farm animals, main yard fire pit, Fort A-Lot-A Fun, sand diggers, and more!

Where: Anderson Farms
When:Until October 30.

Kids will get to use their imaginations and experiment with a variety of materials to turn their pumpkins into unique works of art.

From glitter and paint to pom-poms and googly eyes, the possibilities are endless. Plus, since there’s no carving involved, it’s safe and easy for even the little ones!

Where: Kidcreate Studio – Broomfield
When:October 27, 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Make sure your little one gets their costume to WOW!’s annual Halloween Party—this year, a STEM-themed party with spooky science activities, games, and giveaways!

Visit with slithery friends from My Nature Lab and more!

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When: October 27, 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

During this workshop, kids will create a spooky graveyard scene out of tons of “sweet” art supplies, including some Halloween candy favorites like candy corn!

The kids are welcome to wear their costumes to class.

Where: Kidcreate Studio – Broomfield
When:October 27, 1 PM- 4 PM

Kids ages 4–9 years old will create a colorful art project using special fluorescent art materials that really glow under black light.

After they create, they will turn up the music, turn on the blacklights, and get the glow party started.

Where: Kidcreate Studio – Broomfield
When:October 27, 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Drop the kids off for a morning of special Halloween-themed treats! They’ll even bring some home to share.

Where: Food Lab
When:October 28, 9 AM- 12 PM

The Lafayette Fall Harvest Festival is a fun-filled fall event featuring a marketplace with vendors selling seasonal, farm-fresh produce as well as other farmer-market-type offerings such as handcrafted, artisan foods. Pick up honey, salsas, chocolate, breads, pies, pastries, and more!

Where: N. Harrison Street between E. Simpson and E. Gen
When:October 28, 10 AM- 4 PM

Ghouls, ghosts, and witches! Oh my! Enjoy a spooktacular time with the entire family at this trick-or-treat event!

There will be plenty of candy to go around, along with additional activities including music and a costume contest! This is a free event for all ages, but there will be a small fee for contest entries.

Where: Briggs Street, Downtown Erie
When:October 28, 3 PM- 6 PM

Get ready for the human-powered foot parade along Main St.!

The Lyons Middle/Senior High School band will kick off the parade. It’s a fun family Lyons tradition… perfect for ghosts and goblins of all ages!

Kids activities will be held at the Lyons Elementary School from 4 – 5:30 pm.

Where: Lyons Elementary School
When:October 28

Spend some special time with your child! Prepare for an evening filled with mess-making fun!

During this Parent and Child Create Night, you and your child will follow easy step-by-step instructions as you both create your own project.

Where: Kidcreate Studio – Broomfield
When:October 28, 6:30 PM- 8 PM

Ghouls, ghosts, and witches! Oh my! Enjoy a spooktacular time with the entire family at this trick-or-treat event!

There will be plenty of candy to go around, along with additional activities including music and a costume contest! This is a free event for all ages, but there will be a small fee for contest entries.

Where: Briggs Street, Downtown Erie
When:October 28, 3 PM- 6 PM

Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate it than with Spooky Village? This FREE family fun festival is a Halloween event complete with trick-or-treating at Village at the Peaks merchants.

 

Where: VILLAGE AT THE PEAKS
When:October 29, 1 PM- 3 PM

Studio Time is a flexible class that allows young artists unstructured time to create.

For every class, four fun art stations will be set up with lots of cool art materials and projects.

 

Where: Kidcreate Studio – Broomfield
When:October 31, 10:45 AM- 12:45 PM

Each year, Downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, fairies and princes, superheroes, and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street. This event is recommended for children ages 12 and under.

 

Where: 1300 BLOCK OF PEARL STREET
When:October 31, 3 PM- 6 PM