October is creeping up quickly, and so are the beginning of many Halloween events, including Wild Fall at Denver Zoo. Denver Zoo will have pumpkin sculptures, scarecrows, more than 4,000 animals and a trio of events for different ages — making it a fall wonderland for all. Boo at the Zoo returns for another year and along with it are two new events: Taps & Tails and Enchanted Hollows.
“We completely reimagined our fall events and created three distinct experiences that we think will really make Denver Zoo stand out from the crowd this season,” said Marie Revenew, vice president of external relations for Denver Zoo. “Our creative team has spent months crafting these events to perfectly capture the details and spirit of fall and Halloween.”
Taps & Tails, happening on October 11, 18 and 25, is Denver Zoo’s newest 21-and-over event, so don’t forget an ID. It features a pop-up beer hall inside Denver Zoo featuring some of Colorado’s best breweries, seasonal food, wine and cocktails.
Taps & Tails also has an entertainment lineup set up for each date, including live performances by two-time Grammy Award winner, Will Champlin, on October 11 and singer-songwriter, Rob Drabkin, on October 18. Visitors are also urged to wear their favorite animal onesie on October 25 for a Halloween dance party with music by DJ Rockstar Aaron. All three dates will be hosted by comedian Janae Burris. Visitors will also get to enjoy other activities such as brewmaster meet-and-greets, new artwork by Pat Milbery and a vintage photo bus.
Enchanted Hollows is also debuting this year, but unlike Taps & Tails — it is family friendly. It is an “eerie nighttime experience” for families that gives life to Halloween stories and lore. It is recommended families should not bring children under eight-years-old to this event.
Enchanted Hollows features Woodland Hollow which is an immersive night walk where you are surrounded by Jack-o-lantern sculptures and spooky decorations. Seasonal foods, beer, wine and cocktails will be offered, as well as animal meet-and-greets and demonstrations.
This event will start the first weekend of October and will continue throughout the month every Friday and Saturday. Trick-or-treat candy stations are only offered on October 26 and 27.
The 34th annual Boo at the Zoo, happening on October 20 – 21 and 27 – 28, offers animal demonstrations, trick-or-treat stations and family-friendly entertainment “under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo.”
Prices for the three events varies if you are a member or non-member so visit Denver Zoo’s site for more information. Be sure to start your October with Wild Fall at Denver Zoo to get into the Halloween spirit.
The Denver Zoo is located at 2300 Steele Street, Denver.