HIGHLAND — The popular Highland Haunt is back for its 9th year of providing neighborhood and family-friendly Halloween fun for all ages. On Saturday, October 29 from 11am-3pm, 32nd Avenue from Clay to Zuni Streets in Northwest Denver will close to car traffic and be transformed into the ultimate street party, celebrating the joys of the Fall season and all things Halloween! Cowboys, ghosts, princesses, witches, wizards, superheroes, zombies and everyone in-between is invited to explore the street and revel in bouncy fun, delicious treats, mechanical bull rides, carnival games, piñatas, petting zoo, hay-rack rides, music, and more! View the highlight reel of last year’s Haunt at www.highlandhaunt.com.
The Haunt is free and open to the public with selected activities requiring a $ 7 per child all-inclusive pass. Trick-or-Treating, live music, costume contest, piñata stations, and “Bobbing for Breadsticks” are all free. The activity pass gains access to the horse driven hayride (adults ride free with paying child), bouncy castles, petting zoo, face-painting, mechanical bull ride and carnival games. Passes can be purchased that day at the event entrances on Clay and Zuni Streets.Professional photos by Photo Element Studio will also be available to purchase, as will food from a variety of food trucks.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the costume parade starting at 1:00 pm at the Clay Street stage (come early to hear the Bryant-Webster Mariachi Band!). The costume contest is directly after the parade and will take place at the Zuni Street stage. Costume judging will be by surprise guests who will consider the best costumes in the following categories: Kids by Age Group, Adult Male, Adult Female and Family/Group. Winners will receive fantastic prizes! No pre-registration is necessary. Simply arrive at the Zuni Stage area after the parade to participate in the costume contest.
Music by When It Was and The Tommy Knoxvilles will be featured at each end of the street.
Attendees are encouraged to make donations of cash or grocery store gift cards at the Bienvenidos Food Bank booth. The Highland Haunt is proud to support their mission of providing emergency and supplemental food assistance in ways that promote respect and dignity.
Energetic volunteers are needed to help with the activities. Go to www.highlandhaunt.com/volunteer for more information or sign-up directly at bit.ly/HH16Volunteer.
The Highland Haunt would like to thank their generous sponsors for making this event possible year after year: The Amy Berglund Team at RE/MAX Professionals (Founding Sponsor), Photo Element Studio, The Creative Angle Marketing & Communications, Highland United Neighbors, Inc. (HUNI), Little Man Ice Cream, Pearl Dentistry, Panadería Rosales, Patzcuaro’s Mexican Restaurant, Abbie Davis Tanner Agency, Inc. – American Family Insurance, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, the Mama’hood, Teatulia TeaBar and Tony P’s.
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