You can always see what’s going on in town on our
MONTH CALENDAR PAGE. (Give it a look!)
==We will add any new major activities to this page over the coming weeks.
==This is one of our “One Stop Shopping” page where we gather info from many sources into one place for easy convenience of our Lyons readers.
==We have focused on nonprofits, as it is easy for people to find out what is happening at their favorite bar, but they may not have the ability or time to find out what nonprofits are doing (eg, historic society, library, community theater, Open Space, etc.)
For Pinewood Springs: There will be having a “Pinewood event” in the Cherry Company parking lot. Estes Park will close Elkhorn for trick-or-treaters despite the street being under construction and already down to one lane. == They are also organizing a Boo Basket exchange. == See Facebook for more information (for residents only).
====Spooktacular postponed till Tuesday Oct. 31; moved to Bohn Park for all activities; due to frigid weather====
**UPDATE** POSTPONED due to freezing snow storm — to Bohn Park, 5:30p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. ** All events, including parade, moved to that date and place.
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, downtown Lyons, Town of Lyons
Saturday, October 28 is the Lyons Spooktacular parade and kids events.
==Kids activities will be held at the Lyons Elementary School from 4 – 5:30 pm.
==The human-powered foot parade along Main St will start at 6 pm. (line up at 5:45 p.m. at 3rd Ave. and Main St.) The Lyons Middle/Senior High School band will kick off the parade. It’s a fun, family Lyons tradition…perfect for ghosts and goblins of all ages!
==6:30 – 7 p.m. – Immediately following the parade, downtown businesses on Main St. and High St. will be open for kid trick or treaters!
==Garden Club’s Chili Cook-off held at Main Stage. see ARTICLE.
RAVE TO THE GRAVE, LEAF fundraiser
October 21, 5 to 10:30 p.m.
LEAF’s annual RAVE to the GRAVE, live music, costumes, fundraiser. (at LaVern Johnson Park) 21+ (no exceptions), costumed up, and registered with a ticket. Suggested donation of at least $30 to LEAF. A limited amount of VIP passes are available, and a “sliding scale” option. (Followed at 10:30pm with a drag show at Diner Bar, $15, register)
HAUNTING HISTORY of LYONS
October 13th, 6:30p.m. at SpiritHound Distillers. You are invited to a presentation by the Kindred Spirit Society at our tasting room in Lyons on Friday the 13th. We will learn about forgotten ghostly stories and legends of Lyons. It’s the perfect event to ring in the spooky season. — SH Notes: Our bar witches & warlocks will create mystical elixirs for you to enjoy. Costumes are encouraged but not required (maybe your favorite cloak or the witches hat you love?). *We expect parking to be done by Oct. 13th at the tasting room in Lyons. (This program is not sponsored by or authenticated by the Lyons Historical Society).
TEEN HALLOWEEN Party
October 21, 6-8 p.m., library
In addition to the annual Main Street Spooktacular, TEENS also have an event: October TEEN Halloween party at Library: The library will be a haunted hangout while we watch a movie, get creative with pumpkins, play games, and have a blast. Costumes are encouraged! Food and drinks will be provided. Grades 6-12. this is mainly put on by the teens in the library Teen Advisory group — get to know some fun active teens!. REGISTER
MONSTER MASH, Elementary School, Dance party & Parade
October 31st at 2 p.m.
Lyons Elementary School Upper Playground = Spooktacular costume reminders: No masks, full face paint or blood// No weapons or simulated weapons // Attire should not be disruptive to the learning environment (put on by PTO)
OWLS “HOOT” on HALLOWEEN, with Nature Deb
October 25, 3:30 pm – 4:30 p.m., library
Owls are sometimes seen as scary on Halloween but they are actually really great birds that have some wonderful adaptations to help them survive. Discover amazing facts about owls through stories, hands-on demonstrations, and activities. – with Nature Deb – For children ages 5-10 with adult companions; registration required. Free
HALLOWEEN JOURNEY, DraMagic & Community Theater
October 27, sold out
DraMagic Children’s Theater and Lyons Community Theater, as well as Western Stars Gallery & Studio, are collaborating to bring this magical family/community event to life. It is a special Halloween Journey immersive theater event. The event is focused on magic and wonder and a hero’s journey, (and specifically steers clear of the haunting, spooky scary aspects of Halloween). At the Yellow Barn on Highway 36. SOLD OUT. (We suggested to them to do it for a weekend next year, and not just one day!)
TRUNK or TREAT
October 31, 6-8p.m., River Church
Fun decorated car trunks; games and surprises; lots! of candy; plus hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. Fun for the whole family. 18868 N St. Vrain, about 3 miles northwest of Lyons off Hwy 36. Free to all.
COSTUME SALE & SWAP
October 15, 2-6p.m., Shop Circular (Rock Garden) = more this week =
Costumes Sale & Swap – next to the The Rock Garden at A-Lodge. Bring costumes to trade for new-to-you ones or shop their creative, beautiful selection from local costume artist Kahlie Sue Pinello // UPDATE 10/19/23: We asked if they will have another sale next Sunday. They replied: “Not a swap but we have many swap leftovers in the free bin out front of the store. We also will have the doors open as much as possible this week with many costumes still available!” Stop by 338 Main Street. Open Thursday – Sunday 12-7p.m., or by appointment.
Front Range activities
GHOST WALK / TOUR – Historic Boulder (History Museum)
October 21, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. (choice what time you attend)
History and paranormal in Boulder’s legacy buildings. (ages 12 and up)
== INFO == TICKETS.
Every other year Historic Boulder presents a pre-Halloween tour of old houses and/or places, inviting visitors to learn about the past residents of our community and keeping their stories alive. We partner with local psychics to encourage guests to get in touch with the spirits who inhabit(ed) these special places. The importance of preserving historic buildings is palpable as guests tour inside the walls that sheltered our predecessors.
In the 51 years since Historic Boulder, Inc. was founded, we have been directly and indirectly responsible for the preservation of over 1,300 legacy buildings…structures that, every day, assert the unique and innovative spirit of this community. Proceeds from the Ghost Walk support Historic Boulder’s programs and operations as we move into our 2nd Half-Century of preservation in action. Thank you for supporting Historic Boulder!
Pumpkin Pie Days on October 14-15th, Boulder County Fairgrounds.
St. Vrain Historical Society
Vintage & Antique Market: 53rd annual Pumpkin Pie Days. == Treasures and pumpkin pie. Sat. 10a.m. to 5p.m. / and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (early entry on Saturday at 9:30am for tix holders) Admission $10 (children under 12 free with parents) Admission and cafe sales support the Society’s mission to preseve the area history, and educate the community.
==VOLUNTEERS Needed: Please visit our online sign-up to volunteer! Or if you prefer to sign up over the phone, please reach out to the St. Vrain Historical Society office at (303) 776-1870. As a thank you, all volunteers receive free admission into the show, and lunch on us!
Students–this event is a great opportunity to knock out any honor society volunteer credits/requirements. https://www.signupgenius.com/…/20F044CA8A929ABF94…
Dia de Muertos / Day of the Dead, downtown, by Longmont Museum
October 14, 11 a.m. – 3p.m.
Dia de Muertos is coming! We’ll kick off the season with our free Day of the Dead Family Celebration on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am – 3 pm in downtown Longmont for music, dance performances, arts and crafts, delicious food, a gigantes procession and more. Learn more about all the programs of the season at longmontdayofthedead.com or in Spanish at longmontdiademuertos.com.
Full Moon Hike: Spooky Tales on the Trail, Bo Co Parks & Open Spaces
October 28, 6 – 8p.m.
Location: Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain. Natural History – All Ages Welcome— Halloween is just around the corner! Join us for a storytelling adventure full of myths and legends about the critters that rule the night. What’s true and what’s not? Join our volunteer naturalists for a 2.5 mile in and out hike as we try to figure out the mystery behind the stories we hear. Register
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