Elitches has a great month of fun going on in October! Check out all the great events below!

Sept. 25 – Oct. 31: Fright Fest
Face your fears at Elitch Gardens! Celebrate Halloween all month long at Fright Fest every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. During the day, Fright Fest features family-friendly shows and activities to get kids into the Halloween spirit. But once the sun goes down, Elitch Gardens is transformed from a theme park to a scream park as haunted houses come alive and ghost, ghouls and zombies take over.

Oct. 2: 2010 Denver Stiletto Race & Family 5K to Benefit “Stop Child Trafficking Now”
Denver denizens will dust off their highest heels and compete in an 80-meter dash to benefit the non-profit Stop Child Trafficking Now. Those who would like to compete can register through October 1 at www.sctnow.org.

Oct. 9: Kids Running America Final Mile Event
Kids Running America is a local nonprofit incremental running program designed for kids to train for the 26.2 mile marathon distance over a given time frame, finishing their final mile distance at the Final Mile Event at Elitch Gardens. www.kidsrunningamerica.org

Oct. 16: Pet Parade to Benefit Denver Dumb Friends League
Pets and owners dress up and strut their stuff in this annual costume contest to benefit the Denver Dumb Friends League. Anyone can enter! Visit www.elitchgardens.com to register your pet in this year’s Pet Parade.

Oct. 23 – Oct. 25: Boo Gardens
It’s a kid-friendly celebration with park-wide trick-or-treating each day from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Enjoy everything Elitch Gardens and Fright Fest has to offer while safely trick-or-treating.

Oct. 31: The Melting Pot Halloween Hustle 5K & Spooky 1 Mile Family Fun Run
The course begins just outside Elitch Gardens and runs through the park with the finish line in the Elitch Arena. The course and the park will be themed for Halloween and racers are encouraged to dress up in costume. To enter the race, please visit www.runningguru.com.

About Elitch Gardens
Elitch Gardens theme park and Island Kingdom water park has been a gathering place for families and children and the entertainment hub of the Denver community for 120 years. The oldest continually-operating theme park west of the Mississippi, Elitch was home to Denver’s first zoo, theater, movie house and symphony orchestra. While much has changed over the years, one thing that hasn’t changed is the park’s commitment to providing treasured memories for families. In 2010, Elitch is celebrating its 120th anniversary with a season-long schedule of events to honor the people of the greater Denver region. www.elitchgardens.com

About PARC Management, LLC
PARC Management, a values-driven company, is the fourth-largest regional theme park group in North America, with 25 parks, including: Darien Lake Resort, Elitch Gardens, Frontier City, Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, Myrtle Waves, SplashTown Houston, Waterworld California, White Water Bay, Wild Waves, nine family entertainment centers, and five NASCAR SpeedParks. PARC Management’s mission is to provide safe, wholesome and fun parks where families create treasured memories, and the PARC Family’s vision includes strengthening families and communities; mentoring, teaching, and training our Team Members to succeed in life; and serving as the social and entertainment hub of the communities in which we live, work and play.



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