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October Events

by Jenna Press | October 4, 2017, 15:08 PM


October Events

With the weather cooling off, leaves changing, and Halloween just around the corner, October is the perfect month to get out and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our list of family-friendly events in and around the Pikes Peak Region this month.

Arts Month - Each October, we celebrate Arts Month as a way to elevate the visibility and importance of arts & culture in our community. The official call to action during Arts Month is to have at least one new cultural experience with family or friends during the month of October! Find fun events at

October 7 & 14: Pumpkin Patch Days - Open noon - 3 p.m. on October 7 and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on October 14.
Venetucci Farm is the perfect place to pick out a pumpkin! Pumpkins are 50 cents per pound.

October 20-22, 27-29 and 31: Boo at the Zoo - 4–8:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
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, and all of the candy at this event is made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans!

October 21: Fall Family Festival at the Southeast YMCA - 5 - 7 p.m., Southeast YMCA.
Come enjoy a costume contest, dancing, concessions, a haunted house, and games, prizes and candy at this free event! Open to the community.

October 21: Giant Pumpkin Festival - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Old Colorado City.
The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City, Saturday, October 21 at 10am. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory!

October 27: Fall Family Festival at the Tri-Lakes YMCA- 5 - 8 p.m., Tri-Lakes YMCA.
Come join us for a fall family festival and enjoy costumes, a haunted house and food trucks. We will be learning the Thriller and dancing from 5-6 p.m., trunk-or-treating from 6-7 p.m., and showing It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown from 7-8 p.m. Admission is free!

October 27: Fall Family Festival at the Downtown YMCA - 6 - 8 p.m., Downtown YMCA.
Enjoy trunk-or-treating, games, activities and more at this frightfully fun event! Admission is free. Open to the community.

October 28: Creepy Crawl 5K- 9:30 a.m. in Palmer Lake.
Earn your Halloween candy by running the YMCA’s Creepy Crawl 5K! The pirate-themed 5K is stroller-friendly and includes a free kids fun run. Learn more at

October 28: Family Fright Night at the Briargate YMCA - 6 - 8 p.m., Briargate YMCA.
Come join us for Family Fright Night and enjoy trick-or-treating, crafts, a haunted boat ride, a dance party, and a Monsters Inc. themed haunted house! Admission is free, but please RSVP here.

October 28: Spooktacular at the Garden Ranch YMCA - 4 - 7 p.m., Garden Ranch YMCA.
Come join us for a fall family festival! Enjoy carnival games, zombie dart wars, trick-or-treating, a chili cook-off and a special Flick & Float showing of Hocus Pocus at our frightfully fun event. Admission is free and the event is open to the community.

October 28: Halloween History Hunt - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.
Stop on by the museum for a spooktacular Halloween History Hunt! Pick up a history hunt guide at the Front Desk, explore the exhibits, and enjoy stories and make a creepy crawly craft. Be sure to wear your costume and pick up a treat on your way out!

October 28: Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade - Noon - 3 p.m., Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs.
The 23rd Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race & Parade starts at noon, followed by teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory! Each team consists of one Emma and four runners dressed in costume. 

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