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September 28, 2021
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Fall Fun Near Painted Prairie

Fall is officially here… the leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and there’s a brisk, coolness creeping into the air. Time to grab that pumpkin-spice latte, your favorite cozy sweater, and your fall boots and hunker down for some good ole’ family-friendly fall fun! Here are a few favorites from in and around the community. Let us know if you have any other great, fall events to share!

Painted Prairie Harvest Fest

Location: Painted Prairie: 6000 Picadilly Street, Aurora, CO, 80019.

Date Time: Saturday, October 2nd / 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

This one is a no-brainer… the last Painted Prairie neighborhood event of the year! There will be a pumpkin patch and decorating, hayrides, live music, games, food trucks, and more. Be sure to RSVP HERE.

Fall Fun at the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center

Location: 6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora, CO 80019

Date/Time: Various dates

Cost: Varies by activity

three carved pumpkins

Our neighbors at the Gaylord have a little something for everyone this fall:

Haunted Ghost Tours

Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt

Gobblins and Giggles Craft Corner

Jack-o’-lantern Walk

Scary Movies

Trick or Treat Expedition

Check out the link above to learn more about these and other fun, fall events.

Mile High Farms

Date/Time: Saturdays and Sundays from Oct 2nd – 31st / 10am – 6pm

Cost: Adults: $16 / Kids and Seniors: $10 / Kids 4 and under free

Enjoy a pumpkin patch, 2 corn mazes, petting zoo, hayrides, and more. Grab your tix online here or in person.

Wild Fall at Denver Zoo

Location: Denver Zoo

Date/Time: Daytime Hours in October

Cost: Included with Zoo admission (buy tix here)

Family-focused daytime “falloween” spectacular

Cryptid-themed professional pumpkin carvings

Exclusive animal demos with supernatural vibes

Special spooky cocktails + festive autumnal eats

Safe + socially distanced outdoor celebration

This event replaces Boo at the Zoo

Pop-up Pumpkin Patches

Location: see below

Date/Time: 3 – 5pm

Thursday, Oct. 7: Moorhead Park

Thursday, Oct.14: Olympic Park

Wednesday, Oct. 20: Fletcher Plaza

Thursday, Oct. 21: Appaloosa Park

Cost: Free

The city of Aurora has announced Pop-Up Pumpkin Patches and decorating kits for kids and families at four Aurora locations. This event will be held on four days at four different Aurora parks. Participants are urged to arrive early to pick up decorating kits to ensure that everyone has a pumpkin and special kit while supplies last!

Stanley Marketplace Fall Festival

Location: Stanley Marketplace: 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Date/Time: Sunday, October 24th 2021 / 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy a fun day at Stanley with the family! There will be pumpkins, food, shopping, and fun!

Treat Street

Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center
25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Date/Time: Saturday, October 23, 2021 / 11am – 4pm

Cost: $5/person; Kids under 2 are free; wear your Halloween costume for free entry

Face Painting

Bounce Houses

Costume Contest

Live Music

Beer Garden

Trick or Treating Booths

Grab your tix HERE.

For more fun, fall events around the Denver metro area, check out this post from our friends at Central Park Scoop!

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