2013 Spook-tacular Holiday Options

The City of Arvada has compiled a list of Halloween events that appeal to a variety of age levels and offer alternatives to door-to-door trick-or-treating.  This list of events and venues does not intend to capture all opportunities available in the community. Please let this list serve as a starting point, as you seek out the most appropriate option for celebrating with your family this holiday.

 

"Trick or Treat" Stage Performance

Friday & Saturday, October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

Festival Playhouse

5665 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard

303-422-4090

A newly-married couple purchases an old house in the odd community of Salem Farms, Massachusetts, with plans of opening a bed and breakfast, but hidden below the house is something left over from Puritan days: a menacing, walking, talking SCARECROW MAN! Fun for all ages.

 

12th Annual Apex Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 25; 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Apex Center

13150 West 72nd Avenue

303-424-2739

Enjoy ghoulish games, bounce houses, hayrides, ghost stories and much more. Pre-registration is available online if you want to avoid lines!  $4 per child; adults are free with a paying child

 

Trick or Treat Street

Friday, October 25; 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Historic Olde Town Arvada

Grandview Avenue

303-420-6100

The local businesses and Olde Town community create a wonderful and safe environment for Halloween fun! Trick or Treat Street brings many people to Olde Town for a scary good time! Trick or Treating bracelets are $2 per child and can be purchased in Olde Town Square.

 

October Blast

Friday, October 25; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Foothills Community Church

8270 West 80th Avenue

303-420-2777

 

Wild West Fall Fest

Friday, October 25; 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Grace Church of Arvada

6969 Sheridan Boulevard

720-895-9000

Wild games, crafts & fun, make S'mores on outdoor fire pits, visit the farmer's pumpkin patch, free candy
free family/group photo, family-friendly costumes encouraged

 

Haunted House at Eli Ashby

Saturday, October 26; 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center

7401 Grandview Avenue

303-463-6565

Bring the family Saturday night for a visit to this family friendly Haunted House.  $2 admission.

 

Halloween at the YMCA

Saturday, October 26; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Susan Duncan YMCA

6350 Eldridge Street

303-422-4977

For a safe, exciting Halloween, the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA is offering an imaginative experience for little goblins and their families to enjoy in an environment that is both caring and safe. $5


Baby Boogie Halloween Party

Sunday, October 27; 2:00 p.m.

DNote

7519 Grandview Avenue

303-463-6683

Bring the kids in to dance! FREE!

 

Paws 'n Play Pet Howl-oween Trick or Treat and Costume Contest Fundraiser

Sunday, October 27; 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Paws 'n Play, 7403 Grandview Avenue

303-420-2525

This is a fun and unique fundraiser for local pet charities. Pets dress up and parade through town receiving tasty dog treats from participating Olde Town merchants.

 

Fall Family Festival

Sunday, October 27; 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Arvada Covenant Church

5555 Ward Road

303-422-1235

 

Trunk-or-Treat

Wednesday, October 30; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Arvada Baptist Church

8350 West Pomona Drive

303-425-1655

The neighborhood children and families of the Arvada Baptist Church are invited to a FREE “Trunk or Treat” beginning at dusk in the upper portion of the parking lot. Enjoy this fun and safe time with your family!

 

FREE Kids Party

Thursday, October 31;  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Faith Bible Chapel 

Ward Road West Campus 

62nd & Ward Road

303-424-2121

This indoor party includes carnival games, inflatables, candy, prizes, face painting, animal balloons and Kiddieland, along with outdoor activities as weather permits, all in a safe environment.  Costumes and all ages are welcome; food will be available for purchase.

 

Neighborhood High Schools Trick or Treat Street Events

Arvada Area High Schools usually offer Trick or Treat Street Events to neighborhood children as school fundraisers. Call your neighborhood high school for information.

 

*Looking for "Spookier" options?

Field of Corpses Haunted House and Attraction is now open for the 2013 season. Visit their website fieldofcorpses.com for more information.

Colorado Fear Fest is open weekends through October 31. Visit their website coloradofearfest.com for more information.