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Halloween activities are like most holiday events in that it seems to cost more and more money each year. For the average family of four it is easy to spend $150 or more just to buy costumes and candy for a couple hours of trick or treating. If you plan on looking for other Halloween activities like haunted houses and corn mazes, this amount could easily double. If you know where to look there are many free and nearly free Halloween activities in Northern Colorado. Most of these Halloween events are city sponsored carnivals, festivals and Halloween events geared towards younger children and families. These Halloween activities in Westminster, Loveland, Longmont, Niwot and Erie all provide a fun and safe way for families with young children to enjoy the Halloween holiday without the large price tag.

Halloween events in Loveland Colorado

Halloween Family Fun Festival

Location - Peters Park 5th and Lincoln

Ticket prices - Free Event

Dates - 10/31/2009

Hours - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Event details - This event will have many activities for all ages including crafts, games, live music, downtown trick or treating and a costume contest for various age groups.

Special Note - Make sure you register for the costume contest at the Costume Contest Booth by 12:15 on the day of the event.

Parking - Park at the Loveland Museum 5th and Lincoln

Websites - www.engagingloveland.org/calander/index.cgi?date=20091001000000#

Halloween Hullabaloo

Location - The Marketplace at Centerra, I-25 at Highway 34 in Loveland

Ticket prices - Free

Dates - 10/31/2009

Hours - 12:00 PM - 4PM

Event details - This street festival will have face painting, balloon artists, caricature drawings, inflatable jumps and slides, treats and more. The festival features a safety fair and a costume contest for all ages.

Parking - Parking will be available in the Centerra Shopping Center

Websites: - http://www.centerracolorado.com/events/display/16957

Halloween activities in Longmont Colorado

Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Street

Location - Downtown Longmont on Main St.

Ticket prices - Free Event

Dates - 10/31/2009

Hours - 9:300 AM - 12:00 PM

Event details - Come in costume for a Halloween costume parade and trick or treat through downtown Longmont. The streets will be closed and the local businesses will be passing out candy to the children. The parade starts at 10:00 AM.

Parking - Parking is available in the adjacent streets around downtown.

Websites - http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/halloween.htm

Halloween activities in Erie Colorado

Trunk or Treat and Spookyfest

Location - Erie Community Center

Ticket prices - Free Event

Dates - 10/31/2009

Hours - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Event details - This event includes games, a haunted house and trunk or treating where children trick or treat at decorated cars lining the Community Center parking lot.

Kid events - Safe trick or treating for the children

Parking - Parking is available at the Erie Community Center and the Library next door.

Websites - http://www.erieco.gov/index.cfm?objectid=9F00E84D-D614-E19E-2EBC602A3F58C27D

Halloween events in Niwot Colorado

Niwot's Great Pumpkin Party

Location - Old Town Niwot

Ticket prices - Free event

Dates - 10/31/2009

Hours - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Event details - Bring your children to Old Town Niwot to trick or treat see a haunted house, hayrides and participate in an animal and kids parade.

Kid events - Kids trick or treat old town 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, kids parade at 11:00 AM

Parking -

Websites - http://www.niwot.com/events/Great_Pumpkin_Party.php

Halloween Events in Westminster Colorado

Halloween Carnival

Location - City Park Recreation Center 10455 Sheridan

Ticket prices - $4.00 per child parents are free (includes ten game tickets.) additional game tickets can be purchased for .25

Dates - 10/24/2009

Hours - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Event details - Carnival games and prizes, spooky jump castle, concessions

Kid events - This carnival is recommended for children 10 and under

Parking - Parking available at the recreation center

Websites - http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/guids/fall/specialevents.pdf

Any of these low cost and free Halloween activities will give your family and especially families with young children, an enjoyable alternative to the expensive haunted houses and corn mazes.

Sources:

City of Loveland website

www.engagingloveland.org/calander/index.cgi?date=20091001000000#

Centerra Colorado

http://www.centerracolorado.com/events/display/16957

City of Longmont website

http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special/halloween.htm

City of Erie website

http://www.erieco.gov/index.cfm?objectid=9F00E84D-D614-E19E-2EBC602A3F58C27D

City of Niwot website

http://www.niwot.com/events/Great_Pumpkin_Party.php

City of Westminster website

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/guids/fall/specialevents.pdf


 

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