It’s less than a week from Halloween and also the first day of snow in the front range. For those who have lived in Colorado a long time, you know the first snow and Halloween seem to follow eachother hand in hand. Every Colorado trick-or-treater knows it’s not a costume if you can’t fit a snow jacket underneath!
The forecasts for Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins has Halloween day 2011 the 10 day high. We’ll see if the Colorado forecast is correct!
In the meantime however, it seems that there are more activities for young and old, across Colorado, in the days leading up to Halloween itself.
Many of the neighbors in the Colorado neighborhoods 8z Real Estate blogs about have listed activities, costume and decoration ideas recently. Here are a few things happening near you!
In recent years the Boulder High Haunted House has now become legendary. Travel through the tunnels beneath the school and through the auditorium to benefit the Boulder HS theater production team. So avoid those long lines at the commercial haunted houses, and visit the local haunted house. It opens October 27th through Halloween. Click for more details about Boulder High’s Haunted House.
On Friday Oct 28, 3-5pm there’s an event at the SoBo Rec Center for the young kids, ages 3-8 years old. It’s the Spooktacular Celebration complete with pirate bounce house, crafts, face painting, Halloween tattoos, haunted house/maze, games and prizes.
Not every Halloween activity is about eating obscene amounts of candy. On Saturday, Oct 29th, 8:45am bring a pumpkin and a canned food item to donate and participate in the 3rd annual Halloween Food Drive and PUMP-kin workout at Scott Carpenter Park.
From there you have time to attend the Free Family Halloween Concert at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater. It is at 11am Oct 29th.
There are also two non-scary Halloween themed play classes during the weekend on Oct 29, 4-5:30pm and Oct 30, 10-11:30am at Gymboree Play and Music. For $20/child (adults are free) your kid and you can enjoy craft time, a costume parade, parachute time with bubbles and a snack.
And on Halloween day itself, from 3-5pm take the kids after school to Downtown Boulder’s Munchkin Masquerade. Trick-r-treat on the Pearl St Mall!
On Saturday October 29th, head to Northwest Denver as the shops all along Tennyson Street between 38th and 45th Avenues in the Berkeley neighborhood will be giving out goodies to children. It’s the Trick Or Treat on Tennyson Street!
In Northern Colorado:
Near Greeley, there is The Fritzler Maize which is Colorado’s original and premier corn maze. There are pillow jumps, camp fires, duck races, loads of other fun entertainment – and food – kettle corn, pizza, funnel cakes, cotton candy, BBQ and more. Read about the maize.
In Loveland, participate in The Embassy Suites Loveland’s 2nd Annual Phantom 4-Mile Race, Bone Chilling Breakfast and Costume Contest will be held Saturday, October 29, 2011. There will be prizes for the best adult costume, best team costume, best child’s costume and best dog costume! Read about the course and the animal sanctuary it benefits.
And for plenty more, happening in your neighborhood, check out your neighborhood blogs on 8z.com.