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Spook-Tacular Holiday Options

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Bonkers for Bats 

Thursday, October 18; 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.

Ages 6 yrs. to adult, Have fun learning about bats, what’s real and what’s not, how they fly, how they live, what they eat! Bat crafts, games and snacks for everyone! Head outside to look for real bats. Fun for the whole family. $5/person, $15/family. Register online.

Delva Community Enchanted Garden Tour and Trick or Treat Trail

Saturday, October 22 - Saturday, October 29; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
Delva Community Garden
6501 W. 60th Ave.

The Well House Fine Senior Living Center is hosting an Enchanted Garden at the Delva Community Garden. The garden is all decked out for Halloween and geared toward pre-school and elementary aged children. Families with strollers are welcome. The tour is free, but canned food donations are welcomed and will be donated to the Arvada Community Food Bank. The Garden will be hosting a Tick or Treat Trail from 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Come dressed in costumes!

Halloween at the YMCA

Saturday, October 22; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Susan Duncan YMCA
6350 Eldridge Street

Whether you're looking for a kid friendly scare, carnival games for all ages or are one of the brave ones to enter the Haunted Mansion, the YMCA will have it all!

Local High School Trick or Treat Streets

Usually held the Wednesday or Thursday before Halloween. Call your area high school (Pomona, Ralston Valley, Arvada, and Arvada West) to find out when the one for your neighborhood will be held! Free!


Olde Town Arvada Trick or Treat Street and Costume Contest

Friday, October 28; 5 - 7 p.m.
Olde Town Arvada
Grandview Ave.

FREE this year. The local businesses and Olde Town community create a wonderful and safe environment for Halloween fun! Kids costume contest begins at 6 p.m. in Olde Town Square.

Annual Apex Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 28; 4 - 7 p.m.
Apex Center
13150 W. 72nd Ave.

Enjoy ghoulish carnival games, bounce houses, hayrides, ghost stories, and much more. Adults are free with a paying child ($5 per child). To skip potential lines at the entrance, sign up today at Apex Center Guest Services or online at


Halloween Skate and Spooky Skate at the Apex Ice Arena

Friday, October 28; 4:45 to 6:15 p.m.
Apex Center Ice Arena
13150 W. 72nd Ave.

Columbine Figure Skating Club presents a special free Halloween skate. Skaters will be in costume; make plans for a fun and spooky good time! Then, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., the regular public skate transforms into the Spooky Skate! Those in costume skate free, otherwise the regular fees apply.


Graveyard Community Bike Ride

Saturday, October 29; 10 a.m.
Begins at Lincoln Academy.


Paws 'n Play Pet Howl-oween Trick or Treat and Costume Contest Fundraiser

Sunday, October 30; 2 - 4 p.m.
Olde Town Square, Olde Town Arvada

Dogs dress in costume and strut their stuff through Olde Town collecting tasty healthy treats from participating merchants. Costume contest judging in the Olde Town Square at 3pm. $12 per dog. Register for the event at Paws 'N Play, 7403 Grandview Ave. Viewing is free!











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