Thursday-Monday. There’s nothing like the glow of 7,000 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns to get you in the spirit of Halloween, and the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group will be presenting them in the Hudson Gardens Thursday through Monday at 6:30pm.
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns “will delight adults and children alike” with the light-up display as well as larger than life pumpkin displays, a magical carnival, a nautical seascape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs and dragons, according to the organizers. Tickets range from $21 to $35 and are available at magicofthejackolanterns.com. Hudson Gardens is located at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton
Thursday Sunday. The staff at Noble riot, a Denver wine bar that opened in 2019, loves Syrah, a grape variety that produces bold red wines perfect for fall. That’s why Noble Riot is celebrating its third annual Syrah Week at 1336 27th St. through October 30th. Guests will enjoy various specials, including specials by the glass or by the bottle.
On Sunday, the bar will raise a glass (and who knows what else) with an All Hallows Eve wine school and séance from 6.30pm to 8pm “The Syrah Seance The class will explore the spirits of deceased Syrah pioneers with a worldly selection of earthbound wines,” said Noble Riot. It is headed by Certified Sommelier and Assistant General Manager Matt Strauch. Tickets cost $69 per person and are available at exploretock.com.
Saturday. The family friendly Tennyson Street Fall Festival is back for its seventh year in the popular business district of Tennyson Street in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver. Things start between 41st and 43rd Avenues with a pet parade and costume contest, street-wide trick-or-treating and live music by The Copper Children. There will also be local vendors and artisans.
General admission tickets are $12 at eventbrite.com, while admission for children under 10 is free. Registration for the Pet Costume Parade costs an additional $5. All proceeds from the Tennyson Street Fall Fest benefit the Tennyson Berkeley Business Association.
Saturday. For a more adult-oriented activity on Tennyson, Hops & Pie Artisan Pizzeria3920 Tennyson St., is again hosting its annual Pumpkin Festival from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The restaurant taps at least 10 different pumpkin beers and ciders from around the country.
There’s also pumpkin soup and Pumpkin Spice Donuts (from Hops & Pie’s sister company, Berkeley Donuts). The Grown A$$ Man Band also plays from noon to 4pm, and the pizzeria is a great place to see costumes for the Tennyson Fall Fair on the street.
Friday-Tuesday. There are a multitude of Dia de los Muertos Events taking place in the metropolitan area through November 1st, when the Mexican holiday is actually celebrated. You will find the yearbook on Friday, October 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, October 29, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m Muertos en Westwood/Noches de Catarina Celebration at RISE Westwood Campus, 3800 Morrison Road. It includes local vendors, a community meal, youth activities and traditional dances.
There is also a large Día de los Muertos altar display Stanley Marketplace, 2502 Dallas St. in Aurora, through mid-November. The altar’s theme, created by local fashion designer Norberto “Beto” Mojardīn, is “dedicated to the loved ones of our immigrants and refugees who didn’t make it to their American Dream or died trying to find a better place to live ‘ Mojardīn said in a statement. On November 1st, performances of Aztec folk dance and traditional Mexican dance will illustrate the historic significance of the exhibition. Visitors are invited to bring their photos of deceased friends and relatives to the altar.
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