In an effort to assist parents seeking alternatives to door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, the City of Arvada has compiled a list of community events that can appeal to a variety of age-levels. This list of events and venues does not intend to capture all opportunities available in the community. Please let this list serve as a starting point as you seek out the most appropriate option for your family this holiday.
12th Annual Apex Halloween Carnival
Friday, October 26; 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
13150 West 72nd Avenue
Enjoy ghoulish games, bounce houses, hayrides, ghost stories and a kid friendly spooky maze. Pre-registration is available online if you want to avoid lines! $4 per child; adults are free with a paying child
Trick or Treat Street
Friday, October 26; 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Historic Olde Town Arvada
The local businesses and Olde Town community create a wonderful and safe environment for Halloween fun! Trick or Treat Street brings many people to Olde Town for a scary good time! Trick or Treating bracelets are $2 per child and can be purchased in Olde Town Square.
Friday, October 26
The Foothills Community Church
8270 West 80th Avenue
A safe and fun family Halloween event. Come trick-or-treat in the FCC parking lot transformed by dozens of decorated car trunks and vehicles. Costumes are encouraged (no scary costumes please).
Heroes Unmasked - Family Fall Festival
Friday, October 26; 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Grace Church of Arvada
6969 Sheridan Boulevard
Discover the Secrets of the Empty Cave. Travel back in time to meet: Moses, Esther, Noah, Elijah and David. Games, Crafts and Fun; Free Family/Group Photo; Free candy; SUPERHERO GAMES featuring: Thor / Spiderman / Captain America. Family-friendly costumes welcomed.
Elvis Presley, Stepson of Frankenstein
Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27; 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28; 2:00 p.m.
5665 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Dr. Frank N. Stein, the crusty great-grandson of the original monster-maker, has developed a magic clone box for "a brighter tomorrow." But his daughter, who possesses one hair from the head of the King, wants an Elvis clone! A guaranteed audience pleaser. Age appropriate for all. Wear a costume and win a prize! Tickets are $16 Fri\Sat; $14 Sun.
Haunted House at Eli Ashby
Saturday, October 27; 5:00 -8:00 p.m.
Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center
7401 Grandview Avenue
If you can't make it to the Haunted House on Friday (as part of Trick or Treat Street in Olde Town), you're in luck. Eli Ashby will remain haunted into Saturday as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Fire Department. Bring the family Saturday night for a visit to this family friendly Haunted House. $2 admission.
Halloween at the YMCA
Saturday, October 27; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Susan Duncan YMCA
6350 Eldridge Street
For a safe, exciting Halloween, the Susan M. Duncan Family YMCA is offering an imaginative experience for little goblins and their families to enjoy in an environment that is both caring and safe. $5
Safe Halloween Jumpin' Fun!
Sunday, October 28; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Big Time Trampoline Fun Center
7330 West 52nd Avenue
Trick or treating, games, cake walk, plus jumping and playing at Big Time Trampoline Fun Center's indoor family fun park! Only $5 per person! All ages; all equipment included.
Paws 'n Play Pet Howl-oween Trick or Treat and Costume Contest Fundraiser
Sunday, October 28; 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Paws 'n Play, 7403 Grandview Avenue
This is a fun and unique fundraiser for local pet charities. Pets dress up and parade through town receiving tasty dog treats from participating Olde Town merchants.
Community Fall Festival
Sunday, October 28; 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Arvada Covenant Church
5555 Ward Road
Break out your most creative costume and join us for carnival-style games, a crazy photo booth (bring your own camera!), costume contest and awesome door prizes.
FREE Kids Party
Wednesday, October 31; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Faith Bible Chapel
Ward Road West Campus
62nd & Ward Road
This indoor party includes carnival games, inflatables, candy, prizes, face painting, animal balloons and Kiddieland, along with outdoor activities as weather permits, all in a safe environment. Costumes and all ages are welcome; food will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, October 31; 6:00 p.m.
Arvada Baptist Church
8350 West Pomona Drive
The neighborhood children and families of the Arvada Baptist Church are invited to a FREE “Trunk or Treat” beginning at dusk in the upper portion of the parking lot. Enjoy this fun and safe time with your family!
Northwest Friends Church - Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 31; 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
9889 West 66th Avenue
Wednesday, October 31; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Heritage Community Bible Church
5615 West 64th Avenue
Heritage is sponsoring a Halloween Alternative Carnival, an evening of food, free games/prizes and candy. This is an OUTREACH event, so tell others! The purpose is to provide an atmosphere of wholesome fun, fellowship and food to the community (or you can join for dinner for a minimal fee).
Wednesday, October 31; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Abundant Life Community Church
7100 Wadsworth Boulevard
Enjoy games, a chili cook-off and lots of candy for the kids. You can help by donating candy and helping with the evening's activities.