Enjoy Halloween in Summit County This Week

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's the scariest season of the year, and Summit County knows how to celebrate in spooktacular fashion. Mark your calendars with films, parties, performances and more to unleash your inner monster and trick-or-treat your way to some good times and free candy. 

Photo: By Candy Elkind, Everything Summit; sunset in Wildernest


On Friday, October 27, in Frisco there are Halloween activities all night long.

Start the night at the Main branch of the Summit County Library to listen to “Ghostly Tales” ready by Gail Westwood from 4 to 5 p.m.

Then, from 5 to 8 p.m., head to Nightmare at the Museum, where you can explore the Historic Park & Museum by lantern. Gothic and Victorian attire are encouraged. After, a Cemetery Tour will meet at the museum at 7 p.m.

Finish the night with the Zombie Walk at the Summit County Coroner’s Office at 8 p.m. Wear your best zombie outfit to the costume contest and sip on spooky seasonal cocktails at participating restaurants along Frisco’s Main Street. The Zombie Walk proceeds will benefit the Summit County Coroner’s Office bereavement and burial assistance programs.

On Wednesday, October 31, trick-or-treaters can stroll Main Street and the Frisco Historic Park to collect candy from local businesses. There will be cartoons playing in the Historic Park Log Chapel if your kiddos need a rest between candy collections.

Photo: Town of Frisco Facebook

A-Basin Halloweekend

Saturday, October 28, come to A-Basin for the Halloween Concert and Costume Contest from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Mountain Goat Plaza. Entry is free and there is food available for purchase. The Goonies will play live music from 12 to 3 p.m. There will be a costume contest in the 6th Alley Bar and Grill at 4 p.m. with epic A-Basin prizes.

Show off your skills at the Rail Jam from 12 to 2 p.m. The free event will be held in the terrain park. Registration is on-site at 11 a.m. Prizes will be given to the winners of best tricks and costumes for the four categories of men and women skiers and snowboarders.

Photo: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Facebook


This Friday, October 27, come see Kindred Spirits, a night of live dancing, acting and singing by Alpine Conservatory Theater Company and Alpine Dance Academy at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets are only sold at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. show.

Celebrate Sunday Funday, October 29, before Halloween with the Breckoween Pub Crawl 2017. From 12 to 8 p.m. drink, eat and dance the night away to live DJs in your favorite costume. Registration is at the Motherloaded Tavern. The crawl will take participants to Angel’s Hollow, Blue Stag Saloon, Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub, Breckenridge Tap House, Gold Pan Saloon, Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub and RMU. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

Watch a classic Halloween thriller at the South Branch Library on October 31 at 4:30 p.m. The library will show Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (rated R) for free and provide complimentary popcorn.

Photo: Breckenridge Ski Resort Facebook

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do.


About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.