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Guide to Halloween Events in Boulder

Your guide to all things Halloween and all things Boulder. Check out these upcoming city or city-sponsored family-friendly events.

Halloween Carnival

Friday, Oct. 25
The annual  Halloween Carnival  is a community-wide, family-friendly event held at the South Boulder Recreation Center Gymnasium on Oct. 26 from 3 to 5 p.m.  All ages are welcome at the event, but the carnival is intended for visitors ages 3 to 8. Children under 3 are free, as are adults. All other children are $5 each, which includes all the activities at the Halloween Carnival, including crafts, face painting, carnival games and more.

Boulder Library Events

Things to do at your local library, spooky and sweet

Movies @ Meadows: Hotel Transylvania
Friday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at Meadows

October's movie is Hotel Transylvania, rated PG, 1 hour 32 minutes. Pizza and or popcorn will be served.

Spooky Printmaking
Saturday, Oct 12, 11 a.m. @ Reynolds & 3 p.m. @ Meadows

Learn basic techniques in printmaking. Create your own spooky scene to take home! Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Ages 7-12

Gross Me Out at the Library
Saturday, Oct 20, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., @Main, Boulder Creek Room  

Just in time for Halloween, make fake blood, fake snot and fake poop – GROSS! In the process, you may even learn a little bit about how your own body works. Registered required. Ages 8+

Family Play Festival
Saturday, Oct 26, 10 a.m. to noon @ Main

Drop-in to play, sing, read, and write at stations throughout the library Families with young children can take home crafts and win prizes. Each station includes special activities for babies.

Haunted Treats with Sticky Fingers Cooking
Saturday, Oct 26, 11 a.m. @ Reynolds & 3 p.m. @ Meadows

Make and taste Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake Cookies Instant Icing, and Jack-O-Lantern Smoothies

Haunted Library
Sunday, Oct 27, 2 to 4 p.m. @ Reynolds

Not so spooky trick or treating, games, and stories. Costumes encouraged! Ages 10 and under

Mad Scientist Day: Halloween Candy Experiments
Wednesday, Oct 30, 4 p.m. @ Reynolds

Do you have what it takes to be a mad scientist? Making slime, exploding candy, erupting volcanoes – you never know where your lab coat and goggles will take you! Come ready to learn, play and explore. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Ages 3 and up

Munchkin Masquerade

Thursday, Oct. 31

Head to downtown Boulder on Thursday, Oct. 31, for this annual trick-or-treat event on and around Pearl Street.  Munchkin Masquerade , held 3 to 6 p.m., features treat stops at participating businesses. Recommended for children ages 12 and under.

Published: Oct. 2, 2019