The leaves have turned and fallen. The nights grow increasingly dark and cold, but excitement builds as families plan their Halloween fun around Breckenridge. I can tell you that my daughter dressed up as the cutest elephant and my son ever ready for the rescue as buzz light year are taking full delight in this season where imagination knows no bounds. Here in Breck, costumes are not merely meant for the Halloween night– we celebrate and enjoy the season as often as possible!
The Church at Agape Outpost is hosting a pumpkin patch from October 14th through November 1st (Monday – Saturday). The pumpkins will range from $3 to $55 depending on their size. All are invited to come pick out your very own pumpkin and celebrate Fall! All proceeds from the pumpkin patch will go to support organizations around the world that are working with children. Agape is located at 15404 Hwy 9.
Halloween Costume Party
Father Dyer Church invites kiddos to their annual Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 25th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This fun event is for kids only, so parents this is your perfect opportunity to plan a fun night out on the town for yourselves! They will accept children from infants through age 10. Donations are appreciated and reservations are required as this is a full event each year. To RSVP email your children’s names and ages to Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 389-6228. Father Dyer is located at 310 Wellington Road.
Belly Dancing Halloween Variety Show
The whole family is invited to BellyWeen; a bellydance Halloween variety show on Saturday, October 26th at 6:30 pm at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Expect to be wowed by our talented Summit County local bellydancers and guest bellydancers from all over the high country including Fairplay, Alma, Eagle, Steamboat Springs and Kremmling. It’s a wild variety show and guaranteed to be entertaining! This show benefits Advocates of Victims of Assault. The cost is $10 for adults and free for children ages ten and under (they will be accepting cash at the door). The Riverwalk Center is located at 150 W. Adams Avenue.
Upper Blue Elementary School is hosting it’s first annual Summit County Boo Fest on Saturday, October 26th from 11 am to 3 pm. Wear your costumes and come enjoy concession stands, games, prizes and much more! Come and have a spooktacular good time where they will be featuring a “punkin chunkin” contest, carnival booths, haunted house, silent auction and treats and eats. For advanced ticket prices email shannonbosgraaf [at] live.com. Upper Blue is located at 1200 Airport Road.
The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 invites your family to a day of free family fun at their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring the kiddos in costume and trick-or-treat around the resort while enjoying face painting, a balloon artist, dancing and karaoke with “DJ Summit”, games, bouncy house, pumpkin painting, photo booth and caramel apple decorating!
Costume Story Time
The Summit County South Branch Library has their regular preschool story time at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On October 29th and 30th they invite kiddos to wear their costumes and bring a trick-or-treat bag to celebrate Halloweeeeeen. The South Branch is located at 504 Airport Road.
Ice Skating Halloween Party
Grab the family and put on your ice skates for a spooky Halloween Party Public Skate on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Steven C. West Ice Arena. Wear your costume and win a prize! The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for youth, or family admission for a family of four is just $32. The ice arena is located at 0189 Boreas Pass Road.
Need a Costume?
In need of some last minute costume ideas? The Summit Thrift in Treasure in Breckenridge offers a unique collection of costumes and accessories that are sure to jazz up any outfit. Plus, by shopping at the FIRC (Family Intercultural Resource Center) thrift store you are helping to support local programs that provide resources and assistance for individuals and families. I would consider this one of the best two-for-one deals around!
More Halloween Events
Check out our “grown-up Halloween” post, too, for more events around this Fall’s costume holiday!
In addition to the many fall events in Breckenridge, most neighborhoods invite their locals to begin trick-or-treating early around 5:15 pm as it tends to get cold quickly (hint, make sure to let your neighbors get home from work). From my family to yours, I hope you enjoy a very fun and safe fall season!