October is such a fantastic time of year in Colorado. This month is all about fall color drives in the mountains, beer festivals around the state, and football games every weekend. And, of course, October ends on the right note with Halloween – the spookiest (and most awesome) of holidays.
At Stepping Stone, we’re looking forward to the next few weeks of boots-and-scarf weather, hearty bowls of chili, and fun Halloween costumes.
We have a few suggestions for helping our neighbors get the most out of this month.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Wednesday, October 4, 5-8pm, Downtown Parker
Visit with local artists during this free monthly art walk located in the 20-Mile Central Building on Main Street. While you’re there, indulge in a free wine tasting at Vines from 4-5 pm. This will be the last art walk of the year, so don’t miss out!
HOMETOWN HEROES CHILI COOKOFF
Saturday, October 7, 11am-2pm, O’Brien Park
Support this fundraiser to benefit fallen and wounded law enforcement personnel in Douglas County. You’ll find red and green chili entries, hot dogs, and an auction featuring specialized police experiences. Suggested donation: $10 adult, $5 children 12 and under.
WESTWORD PRESENTS FEAST
Sunday, October 15, 12-3pm, McNichols Building
They put the “treat” in trick or treat! “Feast” is a celebration of Denver’s restaurant scene, one bite at a time. Head downtown and join a true feast for the senses, with dishes from more than 40 Denver restaurants, as well as beverage samplings and entertainment. Tickets are $25-$60.
FALL FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN PATCH
Saturday, October 21, 10am-1pm, Lantern House
Stepping Stone’s annual pumpkin patch is back! Dress up your little monsters, including Rover and Fido, and gather for fall festivities at the Lantern House. Pick the perfect pumpkin, and pose for an Insta-amazing family photo. Lattes and hot cocoa will be served from The Espresso Affair’s copper cart. Don’t forget to RSVP by October 13, 2017 to Brenda@advanceHOA.com.
TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN STREET
Tuesday, October 31, 3:30-7pm, Downtown Parker
Bring your little ghouls, ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, and anyone else decked out for Halloween to downtown Parker. Local businesses will line the street, providing a fun and safe place for kids of all ages to trick-or-treat. This free family event is hosted by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker.