Colorado Springs Events For October 2017

October is Arts month, and it is also Halloween month. Putting both of those together, you get a lot of things to do in the Springs, Colorado Springs that is. There are tons of things to do this month. Here is a list of 6 Colorado Springs Events for October 2017 to get you started.


Colorado Springs Events For October 2017


Colorado Springs Events For October 2017

Spooky Magic Town!

Runs Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017

Michael Garman’s 3,000 square foot cityscape gets a spooky makeover for Halloween! With spiderwebs hanging from streetlamps, zombies on the loose, and creepy new characters, this is an experience you won’t want to miss: a miniature haunted town.

Come enjoy new special holographic appearances by some Colorado Springs best actors, the Garman family, and Michael Garman himself!

Admission Fee:

   Adults: $5
   Seniors: $4
   Children (12 and under): $3
   Children 6 and under are free
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
2418 W Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Official Website For more information.

Art Pop

Runs Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2017

ArtPOP is a series of 20 artist-driven pop-up performances and exhibitions in geographically diverse locations across the region. Curated specifically for Arts Month by the Pikes Peak Arts Council, with funding from the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the program will showcase a wide variety of local talent.
Specialty performances will meet arts patrons and citizens where they are, bringing art to everyday life and showcasing the indelible talent of Pikes Peak artists!

Please check the Peak Radar website for a listing of times and all the events that will be a part of Art Pop as times, locations and events vary.


Oct 5 – Oct 29, 2017

Comedic genius and Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a muderously funny adventure.

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Comedic genius and Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Recommended for ages 12+

Ticket Prices:

Standard seats: $20
Select seats: $38
Premium seats: $45
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Please see the official Baskerville page for times, dates and more information.

Note: I went to see this play on opening night. I highly recommend it. I laughed until I cried, and then laughed some more. The cast was brilliant, funny, and engaging. I also suggest you go early; with your tickets for the play, you do get free admission to the gallery exhibits for that night only.

Giant Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10 am to 3 pm

The biggest pumpkins in Colorado will be rolling into Old Colorado City, Saturday, October 21 at 10am. Come see who wins the prize for the largest pumpkin in the territory.

Activities Include:

Kid’s Zone, including characters from Wizard of Oz, spinning wheels, games, prizes, a pumpkin patch and more…
Pumpkin decorating contest
Unexpected guests
Giant Sidewalk Sales
Pie eating contests for every age
Farmers Market in Bancroft Park
Scarecrow Hunt
Come dressed as your favorite character
The Spirit Tour with local craft beer and wine tastings from local restaurants on the avenue, 21 & over.


Old Colorado City
Colorado Ave & 25th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Official Website

Halloween Party: Mystery Bash

A party to die for!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 730 pm to midnight

The FAC’s annual Halloween Bash is back and more mysterious than ever!

  • Costume Contest with Prizes
  • Music
  • Photo Booth
  • Food Trucks
  • Cash Bars
  • Live Entertainment
    • Acrobatic Balance Performers
    • Aerial Silk Performer
    • Music from DJ Prominent
    • Stilt Performers
    • Taiko Drummers
    • Tarot Card Readers


$10 pre-sale,
$15 Oct 21-27,
$20 at-the-door
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
For more information and tickets, visit the Fine Arts CenterOfficial Website


Saturday, October 28, 2017

The tours tell the stories of real people from Manitou Springs’ history. The ghosts come back to visit on this one night and this year’s tour features a host of new ghosts. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and depart from the Manitou Springs Heritage Center (517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, CO) starting at 5:30 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes until the last tour at 9:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $10/person, $12 at the door; $10 for Heritage Center members and children under 8 are free with adult. Advance tickets are recommended as the tours usually sell out. All proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. call us at 719-685-1454.

For more information visit their website or call them at 719-685-1454.

 What events are you going to experience this October? Let me know in the comments below. 



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