October Events in Colorado

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October Events in Colorado

Find great things to do in the Denver and Rocky Mountain region this October.

Fall Colors

While not an actual event, one of the greatest Colorado pastimes is checking out the beautiful Fall colors. Let nature be your guide as you drive through the mountains, checking out the fall leaves.

Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

October 4 at Civic Center Park in Denver
Will run for a great goodie bag — this event features more than hot cocoa including an event expo, great tunes, decadant samples and a kids zone .

Elk Fest

October 3–4 in Estes Park
Head to Estes Park to experience the  beautiful annual phenomenon. Watch as elk gather just at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park to show off for  the start of the breeding season. At Elk Fest, visitors learn about elk behavior and can see performances by American Indians.


October 3–4, 2015 in Cedaredge
At Applefest, more than 150 vendors share the area’s agricultural wealth with visitors, who can also check out a classic car and antique tractor show, bands and much more.

Telluride Horror Show

October 16–18 in Telluride
Already famous for film, Telluride is also embracing the spooky fun of October with this sixth-annual horror, fantasy and sci-fi film fest in the town’s historic Sheridan Opera House.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

October 23–25 in Breckenridge
Craft distillers descend in Breckenridge for the Craft Spirits Festival, which features a grand tasting, restaurant specials, a downtown pub craw, more. Sip the best offerings from small-batch, artisan distillers and learn more about the distilling process in Breckenridge, a town with its own pioneering distillery.

Boo at the Zoo

October 23-24, October 31-November 1 in Denver.
The 31st annual Boo At The Zoo offers more than 25 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo.

Denver International Wine Festival

October 28-30 in Broomfield

If you enjoy wine and good food, you may wish to check out this annual international event. As the premier wine festival in the region, you’ll have the opportunity to taste vintages from across the globe.

Highlands Square Harvest Festival

October 31 in Denver
This family-friendly event runs Halloween afternoon at Highlands Square ( 32nd Ave. between Lowell & Perry). Come, trick-or-treat at businesses along 32nd Ave. and stay for face painting, live music, a costume contest and more.