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7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, Oct. 25-27, 2019

Posted: 10:45 PM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 11:03:02-04
Over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins light up this Denver area Halloween festival

DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.

1. Start the Halloween celebrations early at Trick or Treat Street
What: The Children’s Museum of Denver will hold an unBOOlievably fun fall festival with treats galore, carnival games, Halloween crafts, special characters and more.
Where: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. in Denver
When: Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Event-day pricing applies; free for members.
More info: https://www.mychildsmuseum.org/events/EventDetail/trick-or-treat-street-2019

2. Head to the Denver Art Museum for the largest exhibition of Claude Monet's paintings
What: The biggest exhibition of Claude Monet’s paintings in more than two decades is now open – and lucky for you, you don’t have to travel far. Over 125 paintings of the French Impressionist’s career are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. Denver is the only city in the U.S. to host such a collection.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. in Denver
When: Now through February 2, 2020; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $27 general admission; $5 for kids ages 6 to 18; free for children under 5; buy tickets here.
More info: Learn more about the exhibit by clicking here.

3. Get ready for the winter during the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo
What: Get ready to kick off your season at the 28th annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Live acts, interactive exhibits and ongoing giveaways provide Expo visitors with non-stop entertainment and this year will not disappoint.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. in Denver
When: Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $15; kids 12 and under get in free. Click here for a $3 coupon off admission
More info: https://www.skisnowexpo.com/

4. Come see the original creatures of the night at Boo at the Zoo in Colorado Springs
What: It’ll be all treats and no tricks for your little pirates and princesses at this year’s Boo at the Zoo at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the region’s most unique Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo is a fun way for families with young children to trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment. All of the zoo’s candy is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans.
Where: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27; and Halloween night from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $24.75 general admission; $19.75 for members; $22.75 for military and 65+; $0.75 for ages 2 and under
More info: http://www.cmzoo.org/index.php/guest-information/zoo-events/boo-at-the-zoo/

5. Head to one of the most unique Halloween festivals in Brighton
What: Halloween would be nothing without carved pumpkins, and what better way to get in the spirit – and get some inspiration along the way – than to journey along a path made up of over 3,000 of them? The celebration continues with the Spirit of Pumpkins Fire Show, delicious tastes and treats, and outdoor movie screenings. Whether it’s date night or family night, there’s something for everyone at Pumpkin Nights!
Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton, Colo.
When: Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $20 for adults; $18 for ages 60+; $16 for kids 4-12; free for kids 3 and under. Buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.pumpkinnights.com/

6. Get in the Halloween spirit during Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens
What: Filled with thrills and chills, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park presents: Fright Fest! This popular, family friendly Halloween event is open to younger guests during the day for Family by Day, and older visitors during the evening hours for Fright by Night.
Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circ. in Denver
When: Fridays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 11 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 9 p.m.
Admission: $15-70
More info: https://www.elitchgardens.com/fright-fest/

7. Get spooked at the Morrison “Ghosts and Legends” Tour
What: Join a guide for a haunted walk through historic Morrison. Hear chilling stories about haunted buildings and their inhabitants, the Lecherous Indian Chief, the haunted Cliff House, the Hatchet Lady of Red Rocks and more. This is frightening fun for the whole family.
Where: Meet at Red Rocks Beer Garden, 116 Stone St. in Morrison, Colo.
When: Friday, Oct. 25 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: $20 for adults; $15 for children under 13 years of age
More info: http://www.coloradohauntedhistory.com/?fbclid=IwAR2YzM6lTYOSIAyiRSkv6k8jTV44qTnRRS2CvF9EbiqczG82695mOvmMitA

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