Brighton is a special place with a wide range of activities and events for everyone! Whether you’re interested in crafts or concerts, this time of year offers a unique collection of exciting things to do in town.
Oct 1st – 31st (Fri-Sun plus Thu Oct 29th) at Murray Maize Maze
Not for the faint of heart, this renowned 15-acre corn maze and haunted house will definitely get you into the Halloween spirit! Visit just the haunted corn maze for $12, the haunted house for $14, or both for $25. Good luck!
Sat Oct 10th – 9am-1pm at Barr Lake
What could be better than a fall day at the lake! Open to all ages, you can expect games, hayrack rides, crafts, and pumpkins. If you’ve got energy to spare, why not cycle, hike, or run all or part of the 8.8-mile multi-use trail that circles Barr Lake? You’ll be glad you did!
Sat Oct 10th and Sat Oct 17th – all day at Raptor Education Foundation Prairie Center
This is a unique and limited opportunity for photo enthusiasts to photograph eagles, hawks, falcons, and more in a natural setting. Participation is very limited and the cost if $100 per person. An all-day, special experience!
Tue Oct 27th – check website for times – start and end at Benedict Park
Brighton loves its bikes! Open to all bike rider levels, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to enjoy a fall evening under a full moon. A leisurely 5-mile route, join the ride or drop off where it’s convenient for you. Make sure your bike is ready for the ride. Water, bug spray, lights, and a helmet are recommended.
Fri Oct 30th – 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center
What a special event! This concert, featuring Janis Kelly, Lisa Bell, and June Turnbull, pays tribute to Carole King’s masterful and best-selling album in “Tapestry Revisited.” With terrific arrangements of every song on the album, this is a concert not to miss. Tickets are $15.
Sat Nov 7th – 7pm (doors open at 5pm) at Adams County Fairgrounds
A unique concert that serves as a fundraiser and awareness concert for a scholarship program established to help New Mexico high school seniors pursue higher education. Tickets are $30.
Sat Nov 7th & Sun Nov 8th – 9am-4pm at Adams County Regional Park
This special event is hosted by the Adams County Historical Society to help you get a head start on holiday shopping with 400 booths in four big buildings! Admission is just $3 (ages 14 and under are free) and food is provided by 4-H clubs. Come find a wide range of unique gifts for all occasions.
Sat Nov 21st – 8:30am sharp at Brighton Recreation Center
Colorado’s flattest and fastest 5k awaits you with this Brighton tradition that will help you feel good for the holidays! Entry is $30 for adults and $22 for youths/seniors. Entry to this Bolder Boulder qualifying race comes with t-shirt, breakfast, and entry for prize drawings (must be present to win).
Sat Nov 21st – 6pm at the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center
This groovy 1960s-themed event is the annual fundraiser hosted by the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission. Tickets from $30 include dinner, music, dancing, and silent auction with money going to local historic preservation efforts in Brighton. A great way to kick off Thanksgiving week!
Sat Dec 5th & Sun Dec 6th – 9am-3pm at Adams County Regional Park
This special event, hosted by the Adams County Historical Society, is sure to get you in the holiday spirit and ready for a festive season. With 300 crafters in two buildings, you’ll find unique gifts for the holidays and beyond. Admission is just $3 (ages 14 and under are free) and lunch, provided by 4-H clubs, is available all day. Don’t miss it!
Sat Dec 5th – 8pm at the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center
A nationally recognized vocal rock band performs with no instruments and no special effects! Face brings a new attitude to the human voice and song. The concert offers a holiday theme and is truly an experience you will not want to miss. Tickets are from $20.
Sat Dec 12th – from 11am in downtown Brighton
Downtown Brighton businesses will open their doors with special sales and holiday activities from 11am. Plus there’s a free family holiday movie (limited seating) at 2pm and traditional carolers to add to the holiday fun!
Sat Dec 12th – from 2pm at Brighton City Hall
The family will enjoy Santa, face painting, petting zoo, and much more at the Historic Brighton City Hall! The holiday spirit will be in full swing with activities starting at 2pm.
Sat Dec 12th – 5pm in downtown Brighton
Don’t miss this special 20th anniversary event in historic downtown Brighton! With an estimated 20,000 attendees, the parade theme of “A Hometown Holiday Tradition” will showcase over 75 lit-up parade entries. Happy holidays!
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