October Activities in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has many year round activities to enjoy. No matter what your interests are, Colorado has something for you!

Halloween Related

  1. Coffin Races – October 27th will begin with a parade at noon, followed by coffin races with over 70 teams in costume racing for titles like “Best Entourage” and “Best Coffin!”
  2. Harvest Festival – Bring the whole family out to the Western Museum of Mining and Industry for a day of pumpkin patches, hay rides, face painting, and games. The cost is only $5 per person and is going on both October 6th and 7th.
  3. Frights and Pints – Adults, here is some fun for you! Frights and Pints is a haunted beer tour with craft beer selections while touring Manitou Brewing Company. Tours start at $18 per person and goes on all October every Wednesday and Saturday.
  4. Click here for all Halloween related activities in October!


  1. Hiking – Colorado Springs has the most beautiful hiking trails to see fall colors! Check out this list of Aspen hiking trails to get some fresh air and connect with nature.
  2. Zip lining – Soar over arcs of Colorado Springs by zip line along the Royal Gorge plateau! This epic journey lasts 2 hours, can accommodate kids over 5 years old, and starts at $89.
  3. ATV-ingRent an ATV for an thrilling adventure of a lifetime! You can rent an ATV with up to 4 seats and choose from multiple trails to tear up some dust on.
  4. Browse through this list of over 600 outdoor activities to do in Colorado Springs!

Events and Festivals

  1. Red Rocks Summer Concerts – What a better setting to have a concert than outdoors surrounded by beautiful red rocks? Look through the 2018 red rocks concerts to find one that fits your taste!
  2. Telluride Horror Show Festival – This 3 day film festival showcases the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films. The dates are October 12-14th at the Sheridan Opera House.
  3. Día de los Muertos Exhibit – Día de los Muertos, Spanish for “Day of the Dead,” is a celebration of life. Starting October 13th, the Longmont Museum and Cultural center is offering a free exhibit to learn and experience this Spanish holiday.
  4. The full list of events and festivals can be found here!

Whether you choose to be under the crisp October skies or somewhere quiet and cozy, Colorado Springs has got you covered.