It's that spooky, spooky time of year again, but if you're like me, it's hard to find a place to go on Halloween now that your friends are all grown up and trick-or-treating at this age would be straight up pathetic (or, at least that's what my mom tells me).

Luckily, Fort Collins has your Halloween bashes covered for 2018, so get a costume (or two) ready and break out the dance moves. These unconventional bashes will make you forget that the whole 'free candy' ritual ever existed.

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    X-Rated Halloween Bash feat. Barns Courtney

    October 25 at the Downtown Artery

    This isn't actually NC-17, but it is hosted by our sister station 94.3 The X, so it promises to be an awesome time. Barns Courtney will be performing a live set and costumes are STRONGLY encouraged. See you there!

    Free event.

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    Darkness Pours 2018

    October 27th at New Belgium Brewery

    New Belgium's annual Halloween party is back, and will go from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring DJ Wushu spinning some tunes. Dress up and boogie down!

    Ticketed event.

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    The Holiday Twin Spook-a-Thon

    October 26 at The Holiday Twin

    The Holiday Twin's Spook-a-Thon is a spooky, romantic night at the drive-in featuring a costume contest and a line-up of three great Halloween films: Sleepy Hollow, Alien (the 1979 version), and Freddy vs. Jason.

    Ticketed event.

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    My So-Called Bash

    October 26 at The Downtown Artery

    Celebrate the '90s with the Downtown Artery this week at their 'So-Called Bash'. Dress up at your favorite '90s icon and make boy-band buttons, snap a photo in the photo booth, and dance your mesh fishnet socks off.

    If you miss this event, the Artery is hosting another bash on the 31st, Halloween night: their Big Gay Costume Party!

    Photo by Frank Micelotta