Halloween is upon us! Spooky season in Denver is a favorite for many and the city offers many fun activities to get in the spirit. Of course, there are the classics like Anderson Farm’s Fall Festival and the Corn Maze at the Botanic Gardens, but the Mile High City is more than just farms. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite Denver events and activities for Halloween!
LoDo is a popular spot in Denver, but it has a seedier past. Book a ghost tour and pub crawl with Nightly Spirits and experience a side of Denver you didn’t know about! From prohibition bars to the city’s former red-light district, you’ll get to explore the historic downtown, all with a drink in hand! The tour lasts about 2.5 hours and includes down time at each pub to enjoy your drink and relax after ghost encounters.
After philanthropist Molly Brown passed, her home was sold and eventually at risk of demolition as the neighborhood around the house modernized. In 1970, the building was purchased by Historic Denver and restored to its original design and charm. The museum has a unique take on ghost tours, instead putting together small performances throughout the house of various gothic horror stories. Get your ticket today and experience the stories of H.G. Wells and Edgar Allen Poe in this classic Colorado site.
Linger might not be the first thought for a Halloween dinner, but did you know this restaurant is a former mortuary? Olinger Mortuaries operated out of the building until 1999, eventually replaced by Linger Eatuaries, which ended up leaning into the unique history of the building. With its great city views and delicious seasonal treats, Linger is the perfect mix of good food and a quirky vibe. Stop by for a peek at the unique building and stay for the global eats.
Another museum option, Spirits and Spirits is a haunting event put on at Four Mile Historic Park. Four Mile acts as a time capsule of the 1800s and offers educational events throughout the year. Spirits and Spirits is an ode to Victorian Spiritualism, which was a movement in the 1800s alleging that spirits could communicate with those who were still living, and often did so. This year’s event includes a self-guided tour of the House Museum, a medium, the opportunity to make your own spirit doll, and more!
Spooky season is always a treat! Whether you want something family-friendly or are looking for a unique, historical event, the city has an event for you. Even if you don’t have much time this month, keep an eye out for Dia de Los Muertos at the Botanic Gardens next month for the final taste of spooky season in Denver!
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