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Halloween in Fort Collins: A guide to over and under 21 events

With Halloween being just around the corner, any enthusiast knows that part of having a successfully ghoulish night is the events that surround this creepy holiday. While trick-or-treating may be no longer an option for college kids, Fort Collins offers a plethora of hot happenings to please any Halloween-lover. Not all events are catered for just 21 and over either, making these options suitable for any wicked character wanting to have a good time.

Over 21 Events:


For those who are 21 and over, there are many local brew fests and spooky parties in Fort Collins.

NoCo’s Boos and Booze

When: Oct. 29

Time: 8 p.m. – midnight

Where: The Mainline Ale House – 125 S. College Ave

Come and join in for the most festive party at The Mainline Ale House. The 8th annual bash will only cost $20 or $30 at the door. Tickets include event entrance to the exclusive top level party, one free drink ticket per person, a DJ and dancing, a costume contest and prizes, discounted drink prices, signature cocktails, discounted bar food and free appetizer and sodas for designated drivers.

Zwei Brewing’s Halloween Celebration

When: Oct. 29

When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Where: Zwei Brewing – 4612 South Mason St., Suite 120

Zwei Brewing is having a Halloween celebration. There will be three beer releases, which are White Russian Imperial Milk Stout, Schwarz Beer and Doppleweizenbock. Gunter’s Bavarian Grill will also be open and pumpkin carving will continue all week.

The Third Annual Malt Monster 5K

When: Oct. 29

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: FCB & Modren Tavern – 1020 E Lincoln Ave

Registration and check-in will begin at 10 a.m, and the race starts at 11 a.m. Participants will receive a Fort Collins Brewery sports pack, two beer tickets, after-race snacks and sponsor gear. After the race, food, beer and games will continue with a costume contest. Part of each race will go to support local, non-profit Fort Collins Café, which is run as a pay-as-you-can restaurant.

New Belgium Darkness Pours

When: Oct. 29

Time: 8 p.m. – midnight

Where: New Belgium Brewery – 500 Linden St.

A wicked gathering consisting of new brews and dance moves with bands like Fun Factory & The Troubadour Sound System. Dress up for a good time. The $10 ticket includes one free beer. Get tickets at

Under 21 Events:

Being 21 may have its obvious perks, but there is no age requirement on how to best celebrate Halloween. From pumpkin picking to parties, Fort Collins also offers diverse options for those younger or those looking for non-drinking alternatives.

Cupcake Cabaret Boo-lesque

When: Oct. 29 and 30

Time: 7 p.m. – end

Where: Avogadro’s Number – 605 S. Mason St.

For those who want to try something different, the burlesque group Cupcake Cabaret is hosting a unique show in honor of Halloween at Avogadro’s Number. The theme is Rocky Horror “Boo-lesque,” and you can also join in the fun by participating in their costume contest. Tickets go for $15 at

CSU Halloween Organ Extravaganza

When: Oct. 31

Time: 7 p.m., 9 p.m. or 11 p.m.

Where: University Center for the Arts – 1400 Remington St.

The organ studio and CSU faculty member Joel Bacon presents a haunting night with classic and spooky tunes. These terrifying sounds will be sure to put you in the Halloween spirit. Tickets are free for CSU students and can be obtained at or in the LSC.

Halloween Hip Hop Showcase and Costume Party

When: Oct. 28

Time: 8:30 p.m. – end

Where: Downtown Artery – 254 Linden St.

The Downtown Artery will be showcasing special hip hop artists like Ace The Skywalker and Manny Moonz. While admission is free, if you don’t have a costume, you can’t enter. There is a $50 cash prize for the best costume.

Screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When: Oct. 28 and 29

Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Lyric Cinema Café – 300 E Mountain Ave.

Drop by and watch the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at one of Fort Collins’ most unique venues The Lyric Cinema Café. Tickets are available online at and cost $10.

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