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 in Colorado Springs:
1. Boo at the Zoo (Starting October 21 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. Treat stations, haunted house, select exhibits open. Check the website for details.
2. Boo at the Bridge (October 22)
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).
4. Prospect Lake Trunk or Treat (Oct 30)
Hosted by the Prospect Lake Collective, bring the kids out for this trunk or treat event from 3-5pm.
5. Indoor Family Halloween Festival (Oct 31)
SoccerHaus is bringing the fun indoors with trick or treating, bounce house, live music, photo booths, costume contest and more. Entry is free and open to the public.
6. Red Leg Trunk or Treat (Oct 29)
Enjoy a safe environment for trunk or treating, games and prizes. Plus: parents can stick around for the adults only party afterward.
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 in Colorado Springs
1. OCC Fallidays (October 22)
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 (October 29)
A “fun and crazy” event truly unique to Manitou Springs and it’s back after the pandemic cancelled it for 2020 and 2021. 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 21)
Pre-register for specific timeslots to explore the trails at Bear Creek Park while meeting creepy creatures along the way. Age recommendation is 7+ years.
3. Spooky Tales with Puppy Tails (October 29)
Join the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center for a family friendly Halloween show. This fun event includes a costume contest and parade and a meet and greet with Border Collies Joey and Kira.
4. Spooktober Movie Marathon (Thursdays in October)
Red Leg Brewing will host outdoor movies on their lawn. Flicks will be Halloween themed and vary in ratings. Check event details
5. Howl-o-Ween (October 30)
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.