DENVER -- Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend.
1. So you've seen "Coco," but do you really know about the Day of the Dead? Come learn about the day's history at the Dia de Los Muertos Festival
What: "Dia de los Muertos" is a celebration of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, which focuses on the coming together of family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed away. Join The Center for this inter-generational celebration of life accompanied by traditional food, art and music.
Where: The Center, 1301 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver
When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission: Free, but you are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook.
2. The Colorado Symphony presents: Halloween Spooktacular!
What: It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from the Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a goulish-good time for every little monster and their mummy!
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St. in Denver.
When: Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 for children, $27 for adults
3. Go trick-or-treating at Broncos Stadium at Mile High!
What: Stop by the Broncos Stadium at Mile High for a day of Trick-or-Treat fun! Participants will have an opportunity to trick-or-treat throughout the rooms of the stadium. There will be photograph opportunities with Miles the Mascot and Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.
Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. in Denver
When: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session 1 is from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Session 2 is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Session 3 is from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
4. Haunts of Littleton
What: The 16th annual Haunts of Littleton walking tour takes place this weekend. The city invites you on a night time journey through Littleton's dark streets and alleys while a guide tour uncovers the scary — and often times, haunted — past of this quiet Colorado community.
Where: Downtown Littleton light rail
When: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults, $8 for children (basically, anyone under 18 years of age).
More info: https://hauntsoflittleton.com/
5. All aboard the Trick-or-Treat train in Golden
What: The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Trick or Treating. Catch a ride behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume, including the “not so spooky” Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy local food, kettle corn, shaved ice and even get your face painted. Finally, get a great picture of your costume as you pose in front of our Pumpkin Patch cart.
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave. in Golden, Colo.
When: Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Museum members and children under 2 are free; children $5, adults $15 and seniors $10.
6. Get scared at these 17 haunted attractions in Colorado
What: Some get a thrill from skydiving, others prefer the heart-stopping excitement of bungee jumping, but a select few genuinely seek out that indescribable adrenaline rush that comes from getting chased by a guy with a chainsaw through a dark alley. If you're one of those people, then you need to head out to one of these 17 different haunted attractions.
Where: Various locations across the state
When: Now until Sunday, Oct. 28
Admission: Varies by location.
More info: Check out our full list of haunted attractions here.
7. Corn mazes to get lost in across the state this Halloween weekend
What: If you're looking for a place to get lost either by yourself, with your friends, or that special someone for a few hours this weekend, you need to head out to one of the many corn mazes the state has to offer before winter arrives.
Where: Various locations across the state
When: Now until the end of the season
Admission: Varies by location
More info: Check out our full list of Colorado corn mazes here.
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