Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 6–9 p.m. Nightly
Pumpkins on Parade is the premier family-friendly Halloween event in Fort Collins and northern Colorado. The fourth annual Pumpkins on Parade is a fun-for-all-ages celebration of Halloween and the harvest, featuring hundreds of pumpkins and gourds arranged across The Gardens in artistic displays and festive activities for the whole family!
This event is candy-free as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Family-friendly costumes are encouraged!
Members receive a 20% discount!
Pumpkins on Parade will have multiple entrance times per night, and we expect certain entrance dates and times to sell out. Based on availability we will sell tickets at the door, but we recommend buying your tickets online in advance to ensure you can attend on your preferred date and time.
Tickets are non-refundable. The Pumpkins on Parade Halloween celebration is an all-weather outdoor event. Please review our Event Refund Policy.
Games and Entertainment
Kids will delight in festive games such as pumpkin bowling and live entertainment nightly. Kids will receive a fun candy-free prize for participating in games.
Entertainment schedule (subject to change):
Stunning Pumpkin Displays
See our gardens come to life with astonishing artistic pumpkin displays all across our grounds. The 2023 display theme will be Mythical and Magical Garden Creatures.
Thank you to our talented pumpkin artists Cool Hand Ice Pumpkin Carving and Rita Jokerst for sharing their creativity and imagination with our community through this event.
Thank you, Giant Pumpkins Donors!
We are incredibly thankful to our 2023 giant pumpkin and gourd donors! Be sure to get your tickets to Pumpkins on Parade to see these magnificent, regionally-grown fruits in person!
Community Carved Pumpkin Contest
Registration for our annual Community Carved Pumpkin Contest is now closed. We can't wait to see your pumpkin creations! For those who have registered already, to view contest rules and other information, please review our Contest Frequently Asked Questions document.