As October draws to a close, the calendars for the spooky weekend ahead and all subsequent Day of the Dead events are cluttered. So you shouldn’t miss our list of Día de los Muertos offers, as well as a special family-friendly Halloween list.
Now, read on to get some of the best free events in town:
Halloween films at Ironton
Until Sunday, October 31st, every evening at dusk
Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Place
Not the party type but still want to dress up and go out? Ironton gives you three nights of spooky outdoor movie screenings in a heated tent. Try Ghostbusters or Beetlejuice for a good night’s sleep without bad dreams afterwards or let yourself be really scared with The Conjuring. No ticket is required, but seats are first come, first served. Information can be found here.
Lighthouse Happy Hour Reading: Jenny Shank
Saturday, October 30th, 5 p.m.
Lighthouse York Street Yards, 3833 Steele Street # 1438 and online
Jenny Shank, author of The Ringer, returns to present her new collection of stories, Mixed Company; She is accompanied by other experienced Lighthouse writers who read her work. Participation is free, but space is limited; Sign up here. There’s also a zoom show, but then you can’t enjoy Shank’s pumpkin cookies – if she can overcome the dreaded pumpkin shortage.
Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton
Saturday, October 30th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Barr Lake Children’s Halloween Trail is not specifically tracked, but state park staff cannot take responsibility if an owl decides to hoot in the wild. The little ones who hike a little bit of the Park-Niederach-Weg are too busy with goodies to notice anyway, and at the end of the hike they find hot drinks, snacks, make-up and handicraft projects to look forward to. Entry is free, but a state park pass or a one-time fee of $ 9 is required at the gate. Register here in advance (children aged three to fifteen only) and learn more here. The places are going fast!
Stanley Marketplace will be browsing this weekend!
Halloween zombie crawl and flash mob
Flash mob performance and rehearsal
Saturday, October 30th, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Factory Five Five, 10255 East 25th Avenue, Aurora
Halloween zombie crawl
Sunday, October 31st, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Stanley Marketplace tenant Neighborhood Music is hosting a Halloween zombie crawl on Sunday and a dancing flash mob is being created to keep the non-carnivorous crowd entertained. Wannabe flash bullies rehearse their moves in the field behind Stanley on Saturday mornings and Sundays at 1 p.m. before they take over the indoor communal area for a performance at 2 p.m. It’s free to play, but pre-registration is required here. No registration is required for the free fun – just drop by.
Five Denver Police Department Halloween Party
Sunday, October 31, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lincoln Tech, 11194 East 45th Avenue
The DPD is hosting a free party, thanks to the Denver Police Foundation, Wal-Mart, and AT&T, that not only includes candy, but other safe and sometimes slightly scary activities as well. Lincoln Tech, 11194 East 45th Avenue. Find out more here.
Do you know of a great free event in Denver? We’ll update this list later this week; send information to [email protected]