Oh boy! Get ready to see lots of people frolic the streets in cute, scary, whimsical costumes. Here is a list of events happening in and around Fort Collins:
Treatsylvania: Friday, October 23- Sunday, October 25
Ages: 10 and under
More info: Goblins and ghouls trick-or-treat through a make-believe Halloween village and get candy from more than 40 storefronts. Wrap up your adventure with a hayride and a visit to the Not-so-Spooky Barn.
Location: The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood
Fort Collins Marketplace Trick or Treating: Saturday, October 24
Age: 12 and under
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
More info: Safe trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, and a pet contest. People must register for the pet costume contest in Pet City between 12 and 1:30. The contest begins at 1:30.
Location: 3601 S. College Ave
Front Range Village Treat Street: Saturday, October 24
Ages: 12 and under
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
More info: Come dressed in your costume! Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, fun games, and a photo booth. There is also a pet costume contest! Don’t forget to bring a bag or basket for your treats!
Location: Next to Mary’s Mountain Cookies in Front Range Village off Harmony Rd.
Hogwarts Halloween: Saturday, October 24
Cost: $15 (Parents have to pay $5 to accompany kids)
Ages: 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, all parents are invited to participate
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
More info: Dress in your best robes to create potions and charms, play Quidditch, take a stroll through Diagon Alley, eat chocolate frogs, and drink butter beer.
Location: The Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow
Bow Wowvania: Saturday, October 24
Ages: JUST FOR DOGS!
Time: Noon – 1 pm
More info: Dress your dog in his or her finest for a trick-or-treat event. Dogs will receive a doggie bag, and bones and biscuits while trick-or-treating
Location: The Farm, 600 N. Sherwood
Halloween on the Promenade: Sunday, October 25
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
More info: Pumpkin patch, games for prizes, snacks, petting zoo, horse-drawn hay rides, dancing, and the dog costume contest begins at 1 pm.
Please bring items to donate at this event to benefit KidsPak of Loveland:
Tuna or Chicken packed in water (5oz)
18oz Peanut Butter (18oz)
Canned Green Beans, no salt added
Canned Corn, no salt added
Unsweetened Applesauce Cups (4oz)
Location: Centerra, Loveland
Halloween Enchanted Garden: Saturday, October 31
Ages: 2-8 years old
More info: Wear your costumes! Make ooey gooey creatures, bowl with pumpkins, and watch magic come alive. Visit fcgov.com/gardens for more information.
Location: The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre
Halloween Organ Extravaganza: Saturday, October 31
Cost: $12 for adults, $1 for youth; Free for CSU students
Ages: All ages
More info: The organ studio and CSU faculty Joel Bacon perform classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor of Bach. Spooky sounds are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Come in costume, if you like, and be prepared to have ghoulish, fun at this popular family-friendly event.
Location: Organ Recital Hall
If you know of any others, feel free to email me at June@growingupfortcollins.com. Or leave a comment!