Things to do in October

Halloween is just around the corner. Celebrate the season with food, drinks, family-friendly activities, and relaxing fall-based activities in Aurora, Colorado.

Please follow mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines enforced by the State of Colorado and provided by the CDC. View updated COVID-19 community resources to assist you in planning your visit.

Kids trick-or-treating in Colorado


Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.

Park Lights & Movie Nights
When: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Where: Bicentennial Park

Celebrate the last warm days of the season with an outdoor movie hosted by the City of Aurora Parks & Recreation. Every Thursday, catch a new film perfect for the whole family. This socially distanced event does require reservations for both pods and drive-up cars. Read more and register on their website.

WWII and You Exhibit
When: Now – through October
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum has two new exhibitions - WWII and You, and the newly cast three-figure “Lest We Forget: The Mission” reproduction. This month, the United States commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the official end of World War II, and while “the war to end all wars” had finally come to an end, it left lasting effects on us today. Grab admission tickets on their website.

Treat Street at Arapahoe County Scaregrounds
When: Oct. 24
Where: 25690 E Quincy Ave

Candy! Join the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds for a family-friendly event featuring a safe environment to celebrate Halloween. They will have an adult beer garden, trick or treating, food vendors, and a thriller dance mob. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit their website to register for one of three available time slots.

Boos Cruise
When: Oct. 30
Where: Aurora Sports Park

Halloween isn’t the same without costumes! Wear your best costume as you drive-thru the Aurora Sports Park collecting treats from city departments and local businesses. Enjoy other costumed characters, music, and more.

Town Center at Aurora-Trunk-or-Treat
When: Oct. 31
Where: 14200 E Alameda Ave

Goblins and Ghouls, you are invited to join a Candy Crawl at the Town Center at Aurora. Come dressed in your best costume and ready to collect all your favorite treats. This free event will be trunk-or-treat style and feature a costume contest, best trunk contest, candy, and non-candy trunk-or-treating, DJ, and balloon twister.

Pumpkin Patch at Nick's Garden Center in Aurora.


The following will be open throughout October, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.

Colorado-style Beverage

Sip on seasonal beers across Aurora. Dry Dock Brewing Company, Aurora’s oldest brewery, has in-person drinking in their taproom and patio. Explore various of other craft beverage locations, including Peak to Peak Tap & Brew, Ursula Brewing Company, and Haykin Family Cider. If you’re looking for non- alcoholic drinks, stop by Jubilee Roasting Company or Lost Coffee to explore a tasty seasonal beverage. Check out a list of breweries on our website.

Pumpkin Patch Adventures

Check visiting a pumpkin patch off your Fall to-do list. Colorado is filled with local farms and businesses eager to celebrate the season. Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market offers pumpkin picking and photo ops. Nick’s is also home to a local food market, including seasonal treats like candy apples and apple cider.