This week’s cooler weather sure has us thinking about Halloween! Get your costumes ready, carve your pumpkins, and check out our list of great trick or treating and Halloween events around Colorado Springs. (You know we love a good list of activities. Be sure to take a gander at Fall Activities, Things to Do in Colorado Springs, and Top 10 Christmas Activities.)
Great Trick or Treating Events:
1. Boo at the Zoo (Starting October 16 and continuing on select October evenings)
This is always a popular event for kids to trick or treat in a safe environment while also being able to enjoy the zoo. All provided candy is made with sustainable palm oil. Check the website for details.
2. Boo at the Bridge (October 23)
Trick or treating, costumer contest, live music and much more at the Royal Gorge Bridge.
3. Gold Hill Mesa Trick or Treating (October 31)
This unique community is perfect for safe trick or treating with little ones! (Be sure to check out their Fall Festival on October 9).
Businesses in OCC will hand out candy and treats to trick or treaters during this wonderful afternoon event.
Pro Tip: if you’re looking for a great neighborhood for trick or treating on Halloween, the Nextdoor app usually ranks the top trick or treating neighborhoods in Colorado Springs each year.
Uniquely Fun Halloween Events
One of Old Colorado City’s signature events, you can enjoy live music, activities, sidewalk sales, art demos and more!
2. Emma Crawford Coffin Races (Cancelled for 2021)
A “fun and crazy” event truly unique to Manitou Springs. Teams create coffins and race them in honor of Emma Crawford, a Manitou Springs resident who died in 1891.
3. Boo at Bear Creek (October 22)
Pre-register for specific timeslots to explore the trails at Bear Creek Park while meeting creepy creatures along the way.
3. Halloween Show (October 30)
Join the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center for a family friendly Halloween show. This fun event includes, a costume contest and parade, and treat bags every child.
Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the Fountain Creek Nature Center trail, make a craft, and roast a marshmallow. Costumes encouraged!
5. Howl-o-Ween (October 30 & 31)
This Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center event passes out meat-filled pumpkins to all of the wolves, and offers a bonfire and refreshments.
Want to have a Halloween themed family movie night? Check out this schedule of Halloween movies for the month of October: 31 Nights of Halloween.