It’s that time of year again! Halloween in Boulder has something for everyone this year.
Time to smell the hay, and pick the apples, and carve the pumpkins. And catch up on that latest of all of the spirited things taking place in Boulder this October. It’s Halloween, and every year Boulder celebrates in many ghastly ways. From hay rides to haunted carnivals, to live music and ghost tours, here’s a list of spooktacular events happening in Boulder this month.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Halloween, Cottonwood Farm is the perfect place to spend a fall day, pick up some pumpkins for carving, take a stroll through the corn maze or straw bale maze, hop on a hay ride, and pick up fresh fall vegetables from the farm stand.
This kid-friendly event is only slightly spooky but features all of the makings for a solid Halloween party in the George Reynolds Branch of the Boulder Library.
You’ll find carnival games, crafts, face painting, prizes, snacks and more at this event that will have plenty of on-going activities to wear your mini ghoul or goblin out. Admission is $5 per child.
Gather up the little ones and head downtown Boulder for some business-to-business trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.
It’s a Halloween extravaganza taking place at the First Presbyterian Church this year, whose special guests include the ghosts of Mozart and Beethoven who will take visitors through a musical adventure of past and present. This event also includes a kids costume contest and trick-or-treating with healthy snacks.
Things are getting little spooky at PoshSplat this Halloween. Snag a ticket for the evening and paint Munch’s – The Scream. Wear a costume for a chance to win a prizes. Tickets are $35 per adult.
This fun mall crawl event takes place in downtown Boulder each year. Keep an eye out along the bricks for a chance to catch this Boulder tradition.
For the Adults
Centro has the Day of the Dead festivities on lock in the Boulder area this year, with Day of the Dead cocktails, live music featuring Son Tres & Los Bohemios, and special menu items.
It’s a long-standing tradition in Boulder. Devotchka at the Boulder Theater for two days at the end of October is where you’ll find some great music, spirited fans, and costume-clad Boulderite’s celebrating Halloween.
Shine throws a killer party every Halloween with music by DJ Jahsonic and drink specials and costume contests taking place throughout the night.
It’s the return of Jababa at Conor O’Neills this Halloween. The local seven-piece band blends funk and jazz keeping party-goers on the dance floor all night.
Free entry with costume.
Just being on the Banjo Billy’s bus is a fun time, but this month, bundle up and catch one of the popular ghost tours that last 90 minutes with storytelling from historians and local legend-keepers. Ticket sell out quickly, so purchase in advance, bring a jacket, and expect to pay $22 per adult and $14 for kids.
Tour homes in one of Boulder’s oldest neighborhood and hear about the spirits that still reside there from the trained psychics from the Psychics Horizon Center. Ticket are $20 per person.