With the weather cooling, and the leaves changing around Boulder, Halloween is fast approaching. The kiddos are undoubtedly getting excited to dress up as their favorite characters. While you make the finishing touches on their costumes, here are a few spooky and not-so-spooky adventures occurring in Boulder this Halloween season.
When: 10/27 from 1-2:30pm
Come down to the Boulder Symphony Concert Hall for the annual children’s Halloween concert. The show features famous musicians like Mozart in full costume, telling stories and performing classics in symphonic music. Kids will be able to partake in a costume parade, play instruments, and even have a chance to conduct the orchestra. As always, children are totally free to Boulder Symphony concerts.
When: 10/27 from 3-5pm
Where: Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
For the little ones who like a bit of science-fiction, this interactive hiking play will inspire the imagination on a jaunt through the Enchanted Mesa Trail near Chautauqua Park. This is a fun adventure following a group of college students in the middle of a spooky alien invasion. Scenes will unfold along the trail, so bring a blanket or camping chair to use while watching. Recommended for kids 6 and older. Tickets tend to sell out for these Arts in the Open plays, so get them soon.
When: 10/31 from 3-6pm
Where: Pearl Street
On Halloween, pop down to Pearl Street for some of the best trick-or-treating in town. Booths from local businesses including our very own PorchLight Real Estate Group will join the restaurants and shops along Pearl Street to give out treats. The Munchkin Masquerade always brings a wide variety of costumed kids (and their adults) to downtown Boulder. So, pop by to see us at the PorchLight booth. This will be an evening full of goodies, adorable little ones, and perhaps some scary monsters — but not too scary, as this event is recommended for kids 12 and under.
When: 10/31 from 9pm-1:30am
Here’s an extra adult-only event I must mention. On Halloween night, I’ll be teaming up with the folks at Corrida to host an evening of fantastic drinks, food, and dancing. In order to get in, you’ll need to have a creative costume, and if yours is voted as best of the night, you’ll leave with an awesome prize. To really top it off, we’re asking that you check your phones and cameras at the door. In the age of social media, it can be really hard to disconnect, but we want this party to have all your attention. I promise you it will be worth it.
Whether your kids love music, animals, or aliens, this Halloween season offers a bit of everything. So, put those costumes on, get the candy bag ready, and take the little ones out for an autumn adventure or two. And once the sugar wears down and the kids are off to bed, join me at Corrida for A Night of Darkness – an event Boulder will be talking about for years to come.