Your guide to all things Halloween and Día de los Muertos in Boulder.

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Halloween Events

Halloween Zumba Class at the Museum of Boulder
Saturday, Oct. 22
10 to 11 a.m.

Are you ready to ditch the workout and join the party? Please join us for an hour of Halloween Zumba dance organized by Boulder Parks and Recreation and the Museum of Boulder. Come to a dance party and enjoy the views of downtown Boulder! All dance levels are welcome. Halloween costumes are optional.

Halloween Drive-In Movies
Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28
6:15 and 8:30 p.m.

Come to Boulder Reservoir and enjoy some spooky movies to kick off Halloween weekend! The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two drive-in movie nights at Boulder Reservoir. They will offer two movie screenings each night. Tickets for all four movies are sold out.

Haunted Library at George Reynolds
Sunday, Oct. 30
1 to 3 p.m.

Family fun and friendly activities abound as the entirety of the George Reynolds Branch is taken over by Haunted Library. Wear your costumes and join us for a not-too-spooky time!

Craft Storytime: Halloween
Monday, Oct. 31
10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Celebrate Halloween at Craft Storytime at the Meadows Branch Library! We will read books, songs, and make not-so-spooky crafts. Come dressed in your costume!

Snake and Gongs: A Halloween Sound Journey
Monday, Oct. 31
12 to 1 p.m.

Lie back, listen, and unwind during a healing sound journey with Creativity Alive. Part of a series with Merlyn Holmes and a range of wonderful guest artists. Chairs and some yoga mats provided if you would like to lie down for the journey, or bring your own.

Downtown Boulder Munchkin Masquerade
Monday, Oct. 31
3 to 6 p.m.

Family with Halloween costumes walking on Pearl Street

Each year, downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts and goblins, dinosaurs and dragons, fairies and princes, superheroes, animals of every size and more trick-or-treating along Pearl Street for the Munchkin Masquerade.

Photo credit: Downtown Boulder Partnership

Boulder’s Oldest – And Possibly Spookiest – Properties

As Halloween approaches, Boulder’s oldest – and, some may say, spookiest – properties often receive renewed attention. From Gothic Revival homes to cemeteries dating back to the late 1800s, Boulder has a fair share of historic landmarks that look like they’re right out of a scary movie.

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741 Pearl St

Día de los Muertos Events

Día de los Muertos Celebration at NoBo Corner Library
Saturday, Oct. 29
12 to 2 p.m.

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with the NoBo Library community! Join us as we learn about the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, create an ofrenda together, and make sugar skull crafts to take home. Supplies limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Face Painting Fun: La Catrina
Main Library
Saturday, Oct. 29
3 to 5 p.m.

Practice how to use makeup that imitates the character of La Catrina a recognizable symbol of the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos. Learn about the rich history of this character along with the face painting techniques. Suitable for ages 6 through 12. Registration required. The event will be bilingual Spanish-English.

Dia de los Muertos at Boulder Public Library

Guide to Fall in Boulder

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