Fall into fall in Denver


Savana Kovacs, Review Staff

Feature Photo by: Savana Kovacs – This is a view of downtown Denver from Speer Boulevard downtown. This fall, there will be some events that will be a fantastic way to get together with family and friends and have a great time on the weekends.

As the summer slows down and students become consumed with school assignments and sports, the craving for something fun on the weekends in between long school weeks becomes more apparent than ever. Here are some ways to have fun with your friend(s) in Denver this fall:

Murder Mystery Dinner Shows with the Dinner Detective

August 26, 2017 – September 30, 2017

06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

1420 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202

Price: $59.95 + 12.00% Taxes & Service Fees

Find Shows and Purchase Tickets online: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/denver/schedule/

Sit down and enjoy a wonderful meal while you enjoy an improvised murder mystery. All of the actors are spread throughout the room, and are dressed like everyone else, so you never know who is going to be a part of the show and who isn’t. If you figure out who murdered the person, you will get a prize! Ticket price includes dinner and the show and tickets sell out fast, so be sure to get yours quickly! Junior Thea Maniatis has attended one of these dinner shows and says, “I think they’re so in character, they’re so nice, and it’s just so humble and it honestly feels like you’re actually… cause I did the one where it was murder apocalypse type one, and it was like so fun because I’m not really into apocalypse and stuff but it was fun.” You can find more information about Murder Mystery Dinners as well as times and locations at: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/denver/schedule/


Denver Zombie Crawl

Saturday, October 7, 2017

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

16th St, Denver, CO 80202

FREE for all ages


The 12th annual Zombie Crawl will be held on 16th Street in Downtown Denver this October. Admission is free, but be sure to bring a little bit of money for all of the vendors that will be at the crawl, and for parking. A costume contest will also be held at the Zombie Crawl, but you must sign in at Skyline Park BEFORE 2:45 to be a part of the contest!

Senior Demetrius Hubbart says, “I would like to see some more different costumes such as more fake blood and zombie crawls, maybe clowns.” You can get more info about the Zombie Crawl at: http://denverzombiecrawl.com/


Punkin’ Chunkin

October 6-8, 2017

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (October 8th, gates open at 5:00 PM, show starts at 6)

26142 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

Admission is free, but you need to bring money for food and vendors.


The Aurora Punkin’ Chunkin is a fun event that includes a Pumpkin Chunkin competition with people all over the country. This event will also include a concert this year performed by The Swon Brothers, as well as a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and multiple food vendors. Tickets for the Punkin Chunkin are $5 for general day admission and bundle tickets for both the concert and all day admission to the Punkin Chunkin are $12 a person. You can find out more information about the Punkin’ Chunkin at: https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=2037813


Mile High Farms

Saturdays and Sundays throughout October

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

11 Cavanaugh Rd., Bennett, CO 80102

Admission: $14

Mile High Farms will be opened beginning October 1st and have a wide range of fun thing to take part in such as a corn maze, Farm Animals, hayrides, and live performances. There will be plenty of fun things to do with your friends and family here throughout the month of October. If you would like to purchase tickets to Mile High Farms or hours go to: https://www.milehighfarms.com/


13th Floor Haunted House

Friday-Sunday September 22-30

Daily in October (except for October 2nd)

And November 3rd and 4th.

7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

3400 E. 52nd Ave. Denver, CO 80216

Prices: Prices range from $19.99 – $33.99


The 13th Floor haunted house is a company that includes multiple interactive haunted houses and is one of the most famous in the Denver area. [Insert Quote] The tickets to this haunted house range anywhere from $19.99 to $33.99 but there is also a fast pass and skip the line tickets that are available for purchase that cut your wait time to get into the haunted house. Senior Ariana Rivas says, ” I’ve never been to a haunted house so I really want to go and experience it.”  If you would like more information about the 13th Floor Haunted House, visit: http://www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com/


Fright Fest: Elitch Gardens

Opened Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays September 29 through October 29.

Friday: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM; Saturday: 12:00 to 10:00; Sundays: 12:00 to 9:00 

Elitch Gardens will be holding the Fright Fest this year during the month of October and will have fun haunted houses in addition to their already fun theme park. You can find more information about the Fright Fest on the Elitch Garden’s website. (Savana Kovacs)

2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Admission: Full day: $39.99, After 5 PM: $24.99


The Elitch Gardens Fright Fest is coming to Denver starting September 29th and will last through October 29th this year. Go enjoy the day at the theme park with your family and walk through the Trick-Or-Treat street and fun games, or come at night and see various halloween creatures throughout the park as well as  enjoy haunted houses throughout the theme park. Ticket prices include $54.99 for a whole day of fun and is $24.99 after 5 PM. If you would like more information about The Elitch Gardens Fright Fest, visit:



The Weeknd World Tour: Denver

Friday, September 29

7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM

Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Ticket Price: Varies


Artist The Weeknd comes to Denver September 29th with the opening acts NAV and Gucci Mane creating a show that will be something that you do not want to miss! The Weeknd Setlist includes hits “Starboy” and “Wicked Games” as well as other favorites. Be sure to get your tickets and enjoy the show while he is here. You can get tickets to the Denver show of the Weeknd at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/browse/rap-and-hip-hop-catid-3/music-rid-10001/denver-and-more-dma-264.


Jay-Z  – 4:44 Tour

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Ticket Price: Varies

Time: 7:00 PM


The Jay-Z 4:44 World Tour is heading to Denver Sunday November 5th. This concert is sure not to disappoint with the set including songs from his new album as well as some older favorites as well. Tickets will sell out very fast so be sure to get yours! You can get tickets at: https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/detail/jay-z


Colorado Rapids Soccer Game


Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022

Ticket prices: varies

Enjoy a professional soccer game played by the Colorado Rapids on multiple days from August through October at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. These games are very exciting and are a great date or a great way to make memories with some friends. You can find tickets and view the season schedule for the Colorado Rapids at: https://www.coloradorapids.com/tickets.


Denver Nuggets Basketball


Pepsi Center

1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Ticket Price: Varies

Enjoy a basketball game with the Denver Nuggets and bring all of your friends to make some memories. There are 12 games this year, 7 of which are being held at the Pepsi Center. Ticket prices vary and bring extra money food vendors and apparel during the game. You can get tickets for the Denver Nuggets and see the season schedule at: http://www.nba.com/nuggets/tickets.


Don’t miss the opportunity to get together this fall with your family and friends and have some fun! Have a fun and safe Fall, Raiders!