Related Events

Check out these upcoming city or city-sponsored family-friendly events.

Halloween Drive-In Movies
Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29
5:30 and 8 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two drive-in movie nights at Flatirons Golf Course. They will offer two movie screenings: an early movie at 5:30 p.m. (suggested for families with children ages 12 and under) and a late movie starting at 8 p.m. (suggested for adults and children 13+). 

Visit BPRevents.org to find the two drive-in movie nights, which will be updated soon with the movie titles and ticket information.

Columbia Cemetery Tour
Sunday, Oct. 31
12:30 to 1 p.m.

Buried in Columbia Cemetery are not only the dead but the stories of the lives of community members interred there. On Sunday, Oct. 31 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., join Boulder Parks and Recreation for a free Columbia Cemetery Tour as we uncover the secrets that were taken to the grave, and share their triumphs and tragedies.

Meet at the main entry gate off Pleasant and 9th Street. Parking is available along College Ave. and Pleasant St., and we encourage alternate transportation. Costumes are welcome!

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

Family with Halloween costumes walking on Pearl Street

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

Head to downtown Boulder on Sunday, Oct. 31, for this annual trick-or-treat event on and around Pearl Street. Downtown Boulder Munchkin Masquerade, held 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo credit: Downtown Boulder Partnership

Boulder’s Oldest – And Possibly Spookiest – Properties

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.

Front view of house with woman standing on porch. Fence in foreground.

Here’s a look at some of the oldest Boulder landmarks, which have all been historically designated so they can be preserved for future generations. Some of the properties predate Boulder’s founding date of 1871.

Photo credit: Boulder Historical Society/Museum of Boulder, 1880-1909

Día de los Muertos Celebrations at the Boulder Public Library

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Monday, Oct. 25
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Woman with face painted celebrating Dia de los muertos

Travel through the tradition and mysticism of the colorful Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating: Papel picado (Papel picado banners), Calaveritas de azúcar (sugar skulls), Máscaras de Catrinas y Catrines (masks of Catrin and Catrinas), Pan de muertos (Bread of the dead), Calaveritas literarias (literary calaveritas), and Altares de muertos (Dead altars). This workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish. Learn more and register for Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead workshop.

Día de Muertos: How to Build an Ofrenda (Virtual)
Saturday, Oct. 30
3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Día de Muertos, a Mexican cultural tradition. Learn how to set up your own ofrenda at home to honor your loved ones who have passed, and learn how to make pan de muerto from a dedicated student of Mis Pininos. Learn more and register for Día de Muertos: How to Build an Ofrenda (Virtual) event.

Día de Muertos Ofrenda Open House
Sunday, Oct. 31
Noon to 5 p.m.

Drop by anytime today to look at an ofrenda -- an offering of items gathered and arranged to honor one or more deceased loved ones. Ofrendas are part of the Mexican cultural celebration of Dia de Muertos. Learn more about the Día de Muertos Ofrenda Open House.

Día de Muertos: La Catrina Makeup (Virtual)
Sunday, Oct. 31
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Join us to for this VIRTUAL EVENT to celebrate Dia de Muertos, a Mexican cultural tradition. Learn how to make up your face like the character, La Catrina. Make-up kits will be available for those that register, while supplies last. Registration opens on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Learn more about the Día de Muertos: La Catrina Makeup (Virtual).

Follow Local Guidance

Be sure to check Boulder County Public Health for the latest information on public health guidelines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also offers guidance on staying safe during activities, gatherings and holidays.