5 Places to Celebrate Fall on the Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit

Fall is full of great events on the Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit! Celebrate Halloween, autumn leaves and snow-covered peaks, and winter freshies to come. Find exceptional entertainment in historic opera houses in five scenic mountain towns, along with spook-tacular seasonal events.

Check out these events for a fun-filled fall trip.

Yellow leaves in Aspen CO

Aspen – Wheeler Opera House

Ski and snowboard films and community theatre

  • “Once Upon A Mattress” by Aspen Community Theatre (Fri-Sun, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5, 7 p.m., Wheeler Opera House)
  • Warren Miller’s “ALL TIME” Ski Film (Thurs, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera House)

Add on these tours and Halloween events on AspenChamber.org:

  • Aspen’s Darkside Ghost Tour (Tues & Thurs-Sun through Oct. 31, 8 p.m., Aspen)
  • Aspen Past to Present Tours (Mon & Wed through Oct. 31, 10 a.m., Aspen)
  • Aspen Off the Beaten Path Tour (Tues & Thurs through Oct. 31, 10 a.m., Aspen)
  • Sewing Halloween Ghost Decorations (Thurs, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Aspen Library Lab)
  • Spooktacular Creepy Crafts (Tues, Oct. 31, 3:30 p.m., Anderson Ranch)

Central City – Central City Opera House

History tours and creepy tales

Central City Opera House

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Combine with these Halloween events on VisitCentralCity.com:

  • 14th Annual Creepy Crawl, re-enacting creepy tales from Central City's past, including at the Central City Opera House (Fri-Sat, Oct. 20-21, 27-28, every half hour from 7-9 p.m.).
  • Halloween Dance (Sat, Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., Elks Lodge)

Yellow aspen and peak near Leadville Twin Lakes

Leadville – Tabor Opera House

Films of adventure and compassion

Plus these events on LeadvilleTwinLakes.com:

  • Group Forest Bathing Walk (Sat, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.)
  • Dia De Los Muertos Pumpkin Patch (Sat, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.)

Ouray – Wright Opera House

Spooky films, Halloween music bingo, and more

Mix and match with these Halloween events on VisitOuray.com:

  • Floating Pumpkin Patch (Sun, Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Fitness Center)
  • Trick or Treat Main Street, including Witches of the Wright at the opera house (Tues, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.)

Telluride Horror Show Sheridan Opera House

Telluride – Sheridan Opera House

Horror films and a play

  • Telluride Horror Show Film Fest (Fri-Sun, Oct. 13-15, Sheridan Opera House)
  • "Meet Me in St. Louis" - Not-So-Young People's Theater (Thurs-Sun, Oct. 19-21 at 7 p.m., Oct. 22 at 2 p.m., Sheridan Opera House)
  • Telluride Theatre Halloween Burlesque (Fri, Oct. 27, shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and dance party at 11 p.m., Sheridan Opera House)

Meet Me in St Louis graphic with merry go round
Also take these fall tours on Telluride.com:

  • Lamplight Cemetery Tour (Fri, Oct. 20 & 27, 6:30 p.m., Lone Tree Cemetery)

Learn more about the opera houses, and plan your trip today!

This blog was made possible through a grant from Visit Colorado.