Things to do in October

Not sure how to spend your crisp October days? We’ve got some fun fall activities for you.


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

Fall Into Fun
When: Oct 1
Where: Aurora, Colorado City Hall

Join the City hall at the Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice festival! Spend a day with friends as you enjoy live performances, delicious food trucks that offer something for everyone's taste buds (including vegetarian options), and activities perfect to match any occasion, including family fun or solo relaxation, and a GOURDgeous pumpkin patch.

Grow The Arts- Plant Fundraiser
When: Oct 1
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Join ACAD for a night of live music and delicious food as they celebrate the arts community! The Plant Fundraiser will feature local artists performing their finest work, alongside vendors who provide authentic dishes from all over town. This event is perfect if you want to support your talented locals while enjoying some great cuisine--and it's free!! Get your ticket here.

Colfax Art Jams
When: Oct 1
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Come out to Colfax for a night of FREE music and performances surrounded by TRUE LOCAL artisans and makers! This event is the perfect opportunity to check out some of the best talents our community has to offer and to support local businesses. Don't miss out – join Aurora Cultural Arts District for a night of fun!

Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas
When: Oct 1
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park

What a great way to spend an evening! There's nothing like attending the game of your favorite team and watching them compete at a high level. You'll get so wrapped up in the excitement that you won't even care if they lose or win. Get your tickets here.

When: Oct 8
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds

The Choctoberfest event is a celebration that combines Oktoberfest, Halloween, and chocolate. There are thousands of chocolates to sample and buy at the event, as well as a beer garden, chocolate martinis, pumpkin bowling, and a live polka band. The event also includes contests, a Halloween craft station, and lots of fun for attendees.

Banned Booze Ball - Dry Dock Brewing 17th Anniversary Party!!
When: Oct 15

The event will be a day-long party with beer stations, food trucks, live music, and aerial performances. Attendees will also be able to enjoy on-site tattooing, cigar smoking, and swing dancing. New merch and glassware will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are now live!

Stanley Marketplace Fall Festival
When: Oct 16
Where: Stanley Marketplace

The Fall Fest at Stanley is a free annual event that has become a family favorite. There are a variety of activities to enjoy, such as browsing the vendor market, picking out a pumpkin from the Village Farm, getting your face painted, and having fun at the craft tables. This event is a great way to spend a fall day with your family.

Prints + Pints
When: Oct 19
Where: Cheluna Brewing Co

The event will be featuring work from Red Delicious Press, an artist co-op located on East Colfax. They will be selling their prints, and anyone who buys one will get a free pint of beer. This is a great opportunity to check out some local art and support the artists involved.

Treat Street at the Scaregrounds
When: Oct 22
Where: Arapahoe County Fair & Event Center

The Arapahoe County Scaregrounds is hosting a family-friendly event for Halloween. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in the festivities, which include games, activities, a petting farm, live entertainment, a costume contest, pumpkin painting, and food trucks. Adults can enjoy drinks and snacks from the various vendors while kids have a blast collecting treats along Treat Street. Tickets can be found here.

When: Oct 22
Where: Southlands

YOU'RE INVITED TO FALL-O-WEEN at Southlands Get ready for a day of fun with family and friends, from a trick-o-treat trail to a dog costume contest on Main Street and a pumpkin patch in the Town Square, with even more to come.

Boo & Brew
When: Oct 29
Where: Town Center at Aurora

Boo & Brew is back! This event will include face painting, a balloon twister, a costume contest, and a candy crawl for kids. For adults, the event will feature local breweries and food trucks.


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

Bike, hike, or take a walk

Go on a scenic hike in the fall colors. The changing leaves make for beautiful scenery and great Instagram photos. Need some trails to hit? Check out this blog.

Enjoy the fall foliage

One of the most beautiful sights of fall is the leaves changing color. A drive through the countryside on a sunny day in October is a must-do for anyone who loves nature.

Go pumpkin picking

This is a fun activity for all ages, and you can get some great decorations or even pumpkin pies from the pumpkins you pick!

Attend a fall festival

There are likely lots of festivals happening in your area this month, so find one that sounds fun and go! They often have food, games, and other activities. Stanley Fall Festival on Sunday, October 16th, at one of our favorite gathering places, the one-and-only Stanley Marketplace!

Make some autumn crafts

There are lots of great craft ideas online for things like pinecone turkeys, leaf wreaths, and more. Get creative!

Watch some Halloween movies.

What's October without scary movies? Curl up on the couch with some popcorn and enjoy some classic (or not-so-classic) horror films.

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