There are quite a few fun activities that are free or inexpensive that are going on to celebrate Halloween week.
Trick or Treat on Mainstreet - 3:30 - 7:30 Halloween October 31 - All Ages (Note Time Change)
Haunted Halloween Party at Tailgate - Adults only
October 31st is on a Thursday and that's close enough to the weekend. The party on Thursday, October 31st, will feature the amazing music of Phat Daddy as well as more prizes for costumes.
Trick or Treat off the Street at the Wildlife Experience Saturday, October 26 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Ghosts and goblins, vampires and werewolves, skeletons, witches and ghouls of all kinds – flock to The Wildlife Experience for the greatest Halloween spooktacular in Colorado. Children will get to collect candy and make creepy crafts in a safe, fun environment regardless of the weather. Complete the Haunted Hike for a special prize. See live bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation from 2 – 5.
Cost: Included with the price of museum admission (members are free).
Night of the Living Dead - Lone Tree
Saturday, October 29, 2013 7-10 p.m.
Teen night for 9-14 years. Zombies, ghouls and monsters welcome. Zombie and freaky monster surprises and activities, including a creative costume contest. Register online here.
Lone Tree Recreation Center
10249 Ridgegate Circle
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Cost: $12 / $10 Resident
Castle Rock has three Halloween attractions happening this week.
Highlands Ranch Halloween Happenings via www.hrcaonline.org
Paranormal Party at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on October 16 and 17. Halloween-themed Art, Crafts, and Cooking
Express your creative side with a variety of festive Halloween-themed art, crafts, and cooking classes for all ages. Little ones can learn to make scary spider crafts, spooky snacks, and more. Details & Registration
Therapeutic Recreation's Spooktacular Halloween Dance
This dance on Friday, October 25, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Southridge is Halloween fun for ages 16 and older with special needs . Register by October 19. Dress up in your favorite costume and dance the night away. Sign-up now
On Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 7:00-10:00 p.m. a dry creek bed in the Backcountry Wilderness Area turns into a walk of terror and the darkness of the forest hides who or what is in the shadows. Recommend for ages 10 and older, parental discretion is advised.
October 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and October 27, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. come enjoy the spooky tales and winding trails adventure. Concessions will be available.
On Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Eastridge children under 12 are invited to come in costume with trick-or-treat bag in hand. Local businesses provide treats for all the little ghosts and goblins Each family may pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while supplies last.
Halloween Hayride Family Movie Night
Load up the kids, bring your camp chairs and blankets, and spend the evening enjoying a short hayride and a family friendly Halloween movie near the woods of the Backcountry Wilderness Area on Monday, October 28. Featuring Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as well as marshmallow roasting and s’mores after the movie.
Halloween Hayride Scary Movie Night
On Tuesday, October 29, bring your camp chairs, blankets and someone to hold onto as you join us for a short horse drawn hayride to our Backcountry Wilderness Area outdoor movie theater. Settle in for M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” as your mind begins to wonder what or who could be lurking behind you in the woods.
Castle Rock Colorado Halloween Events
Trick or Treat Street costume contest
Downtown Castle Rock is the place for family fun on Halloween, with the Town's annual Trick or Treat Street event from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31
Enjoy a great afternoon that will feature a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, live performers and trick-or-treating at participating Downtown businesses. The main event is at Festival Park, 300 Second St. In inclement weather, the event will move to Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.
The schedule for the costume contest is below. Register the day of the event at Festival Park or register online.
Participants who preregister will still will need check in at the park to get their number badge the day of event. Participants should plan to be at the park at 30 minutes prior to your age group's scheduled contest time.
This annual event is held in cooperation with the Downtown Alliance.
Castle Rock Costume contest schedule
- Under 2 years - Sign in by 2:15 p.m.; contest begins at 2:30 p.m. Winners announced at 3:15 p.m.
- 2 - 4 years - Sign in by 2:30 p.m.; contest begins at 2:45 p.m. Winners announced at 3:30 p.m.
- 5 - 7 years - Sign in by 3:45 p.m.; contest begins at 4 p.m. Winners announced at 5 p.m.
- 8 - 10 years - Sign in by 4:15 p.m.; contest begins at 4:30 p.m. Winners announced at 5 p.m.
- 11 years and up - Sign in by 4:30 p.m.; contest begins at 4:45 p.m. Winners announced at 5:15 p.m.
- Group costume contest - Sign in by 4:45 p.m.; contest begins at 5 p.m. Winners announced at 5:15 p.m.
The Castle Rock Historical Society (CRHS) invites adults to join them for a “Dusk Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery – An Invitation to Reflect and Remember.” The 40-minute tour will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, located at 880 E. Wolfensberger Road, just west of I-25 in Castle Rock. CRHS members and family genealogists Jerry and Mary Persall will guide visitors to a dozen selected gravesites in the historic cemetery, founded in 1875, and share brief stories about the deceased, some of which are early founding pioneers of Castle Rock and Douglas County. Refreshments will be served following the tour.
The Castle of Terror Haunted House is truly scary and not recommended for children younger than 13 years old (those younger than 13 will not be admitted without an adult). This hair-raising event runs two weekends in October – Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, and Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Castle of Terror Haunted House is located at the Castle Rock Fire Training Tower, 333 Malibu Court, in Castle Rock. Tickets are $10 each and will be sold at the door. For further information, call Kristen Trbovich at 720-733-2284 or e-mail.
The Spooktacular Festival is a free event for young children and will include face painting, bouncy houses, games, crafts, and contests. The event will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center, 2301 Woodlands Blvd. in Castle Rock. For further information, contact Castle Rock Recreation Program Manager Eileen Matheson at 303-814-7452 or by e-mail.
Castle Pines Colorado Halloween Events
The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce invites kids to stop by the Castle Pines business district for Trick or Treat Street on Wednesday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.