Spooky in Summit

By Samantha Blair | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Summit County is in the spooky spirit with costume contests, ghoulish games, cemetery tours and more. Kids can trick-or-treat for candy, and adults can trick-or-treat for beverages, meaning there is fun for every age this week in Summit. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco


This Saturday, October 27, from 12 to 3 p.m., come to the Halloween Concert and Costume Contest in Mountain Goat Plaza at A-Basin. Katie Glassman and Snapshot will be playing live music, and 6th Alley Bar and Grill will host a costume contest with huge prizes.


On Friday, October 26, at 7 p.m., meet at the Historic Park & Museum for a Cemetery Tour. Tours cost $10, and guests will be greeted by costumed characters who will bring to life the stories of the cemetery’s inhabitants. Proceeds will benefit the Summit County Coroner’s Office.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 26, explore the Frisco Historic Park & Museum by lantern at Nightmare at the Museum. The free event will provide light refreshments and snacks. Gothic and Victorian costumes are welcome.

Photo: Everything Summit, Town of Frisco

Friday, October 26, at 8 p.m. is the Zombie Walk. Wear your best zombie getup for the costume contest and enjoy spooky seasonal cocktails at different restaurants along Main Street, including The Clubhouse, Highside Brewing, Olli’s, Silverheels, Greco’s, Uptown, Prosit and Prime, before landing at the Moose Jaw for live music and awards. The Zombie Walk costs $30 and includes a Cemetery Tour and three drinks.

On Wednesday, October 31, trick-or-treat up and down Main Street and in Frisco Historic Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Bright orange pumpkins outside businesses indicate which places are participating. If the kiddos need a break, pop into the Historic Park Log chapel to watch cartoons.


Lakeside Bowl & Billiards is hosting a Halloween Party this Saturday, October 27, from 8 p.m. to closing. A $5 cover will get you into a scary costume party and contest with a $100 prize. PBRs will be $2, and there will be a live DJ.

Photo: Everything Summit, Lakeside Bowl & Billiards


The Breckoween Halloween Pub Crawl is a great way to play with old friends and meet new ones. Starting at the Blue Stag at 11:30 a.m., work your way downtown to BoLD, Brooklyn’s Tavern, Motherloaded, RMU, Tiki Mana Island Grill and then to the Gold Pan Saloon for the official closing party. Your $10 ticket gets you a free beer at the Blue Stag, $3 Jameson shots at every bar, entry to a costume contest with incredible prizes, and entry to the Gold Pan Saloon. The Saloon will host DJ NME1 and will have dancing and drink specials all night.

Photo: Everything Summit, The Gold Pan Saloon

Come to the Rec Center for Halloween Dive-In Movie, a night of movies in the pool on Friday, October 26! At 5 p.m. catch, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, followed by Hocus Pocus. Admission is free with your regular Rec Center or day pass.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Recreation Center

From Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3, celebrate Día de los Muertos with Breckenridge’s Creative Arts. The Day of the Dead festival commemorates those who have passed away with a colorful celebration. The event features community-built altars, installations, face painting and hands-on workshops.

Photo: Everything Summit, Día de los Muertos


It’s time for the annual Trick or Treat Off the Street event at the Outlets in Silverthorne. On Sunday, October 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. pop into more than two dozen shops in the Outlets for a treat.

The 13th Annual Shopping Extravaganza is set for Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Outlets at Silverthorne. For $25 participants can enjoy a catered lunch, a wine tasting, entertainment, exclusive discounts and a prize ticket to win more than $50,000 in gift cards and prizes. Half of each ticket will go directly to the charity of your choice. Register here.

To see more Summit County events this week, check out our Daytime and Nightlife listings.

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.