The nice thing about Halloween falling mid-week is that the costume crazies in this valley get a chance to show off their getup for 2 or 3 days or even a full week if they’re really a fantasy fanatic. As you can see from the photos with this story, that’s just what some of the valley’s tall kids have been doing. But for those of you who have humbugged this holiday thus far, it’s your last chance to tuck away your own persona for the night, and let your inner-zombie or pirate or princess loose. And if you just can’t hang on a school night, there are even a few parties taking place Friday night.
So dig through that closet and see what you can pull together. We know you can do it.
For kids and families
Trick or Treat Trot, Vail.
Infants and kids through 10 years old and their families are invited to spend their Halloween with the Vail Recreation District today. Start your festivities at the Town of Vail Public Library with a Halloween-themed story/activity hour from 1 to 2 p.m. From 2 to 5 p.m. costumed children should head to Vail Village or Lionshead Village for trick or treating at participating businesses. At the Trick or Treat Trot, participating merchants are identifiable by an oversized jack-o-lantern bag displayed at the entrance. A limited number of Trick or Treat Trot bags will be available at Vail Recreation District Community Programming on the third floor of the Lionshead parking structure on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the Vail Police Department. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags.
FOR BIGGER KIDS (aka Adults)
Halloween party at Bol, Vail.
Three hundred dollars in cash prizes for the best costumes. Drink specials provided by Don Julio and music by 10 Mountain Sound System.
The Vail Ale House in West Vail.
Live music from the Grateful Dead Revue, featuring Dark Star Orchestra’s Jim Allard and Rob Eaton. Don’t forget to wear your costume for the costume contest with cash prizes of $500. Drink specials.
Cost: $7 cover starting at 9 p.m.
Call 970-476-4314 for more information.
THiCK CHiCK at Samana Lounge, Vail.
Boulder-based bass duo returns to Samana Lounge in Vail for Halloween show. Music starts at 9 p.m.
Attendees donning the two best costumes will each win a pair of tickets to any of the released upcoming events at Samana Lounge, including chose of Love and Light on Nov. 22, Eliot Lipp on Dec. 12, Mark Farina on Dec. 13 or Christian Martin on Jan. 3.
Cost: First 30 people are free, then tickets are $10 at the door or $5 in advance at samanalounge.com. Doors open at 9 p.m. Kicks N Licks at 9:30 p.m. and THiCK CHiCK at 11:30 a.m.
Visit facebook.com/SamanaLounge to learn more.
Montana’s costume party, Avon.
Seven DJs and live music by Shakedown Street entertain at this Avon restaurant and bar beginning at 8 p.m. Different music on every floor and in every corner. Costume contest with $1,000 cash and prizes.
Halloween party at E-Town, Edwards.
DJ Carve will spin starting at 10 p.m. Costume contest with prizes and drink specials.
Halloween party at Main St. Grill, Edwards.
Eagle County Revival will perform. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Drink specials.
Day of the Dead party at Bol, Vail.
Three hundred dollars in cash prizes for the best costumes. Drink specials provided by Don Julio and music by 10th Mountain Sound.
Brush Creek Saloon Halloween Party, Eagle.
Costume contest at midnight with $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. Potcheen performs.
Email High Life Editor Caramie Schnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.