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Seattle events October 2019

Feast at Pike Place Market

October 1, 2019
0.3 mile SW
Begin your Feast at the Market at a wine reception, and then use your ticket book for tastes at 20 market restaurants before reuniting for dessert. Age 21+.

French film festival

October 1 - 3, 2019
1.6 miles NW
French Cinema Now showcases “the best French language films from around the world” at SIFF Cinema Uptown. All films have English subtitles.

Asian film festival

October 1 - 6, 2019
Greater Seattle area
See films made in or about Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, which has opening and closing night galas.

Beer tasting at the zoo

October 3, 2019 (5:30 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)
5 miles north
Brew at the Zoo features beer from 30 breweries, food, music, and animal encounters in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion and Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo for age 21+.

Tacoma RV Show

October 3 - 6, 2019
33 miles south
See the latest recreational vehicles at the Tacoma Fall RV Show in the Tacoma Dome. Repeats in Jan.

Tacoma Film Festival

October 3 - 10, 2019
35 miles south
The Tacoma Film Festival showcases outstanding work by independent filmmakers, many from the Pacific Northwest, mostly at the Grand Cinema.

Celebrate Seattle products

October 3 - 13, 2019
multiple locations
Events during Seattle Made Week include a craft market (Oct. 3), a tasting party (Oct. 6), tours, and talks about brewing & food manufacturing.

Fort Nisqually by candlelight

October 4 - 5, 2019 (7 to 9 p.m.)
41 miles SW
Watch settlers reenact daily chores at Fort Nisqually in 1859 on a guided Candlelight Tour. Park at the zoo early for shuttle.

Oktoberfest in Anacortes

October 4 - 5, 2019
81 miles north
Anacortes Bier on the Pier offers beer, cider, food, and live music on the waterfront for age 21+. No pets.

Oktoberfest in Puyallup

October 4 - 6, 2019
36 miles south
Oktoberfest Northwest serves beer, brats, music, kids’ activities, and a root-beer garden indoors at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Robot expo

October 5, 2019
1 mile NW
Amateur robot enthusiasts exhibit new technologies, share ideas, show off robotic creations, and compete at Robothon in the Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Prayers for pets

October 5, 2019 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
1.5 miles NW
You and your pet are invited to the Blessing of the Animals in the Labyrinth Garden at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in lower Queen Anne, with animal shelter representatives in attendance. Free.

Rainier Beer festival

October 5, 2019 (4 to 11 p.m.)
4.7 miles south
R Day is an outdoor “community celebration of music, art, and beer in the heart of Georgetown” with live music for age 21+. Airport Way South is closed to cars (from 13th Avenue S. to Corson Avenue S.). Free.

Food truck festival

October 5, 2019 (3 to 9 p.m.)
7.3 miles NE
You’re free to shop from food trucks at Trucktoberfest outside South Lake Union Discovery Center, or buy a ticket that admits you to the fenced area for age 21+ and includes six beer samples from 30 breweries.

Farm festival in Carnation

October 5, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
25.6 miles NE
Pick pumpkins, climb on tractors, tour the garden, take a hay ride, play games, buy breakfast or lunch, and taste beer during Harvest Festival at Carnation Farms. Free.

Fall festival in Fife

October 5, 2019
29.6 miles south
Fife Harvest Festival begins with a 10:30 a.m. parade and includes hayrides, a petting zoo, entertainment, arts & crafts, and fireworks at 7:15 p.m. at Dacca Park. Free.

LEGO building convention

October 5 - 6, 2019
1 mile NW
View thousands of models created by adult hobbyists, and visit LEGO vendors at BrickCon Public Exhibition in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Orchid show

October 5 - 6, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
9 miles NW
See blooming orchids and visit vendors of flowers and supplies at the Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale at Swansons Nursery. Free on Saturday, $4 on Sunday.

Salmon festival & parade

October 5 - 6, 2019
17 miles east
The giant Issaquah Salmon Days Festival celebrates the annual return of salmon to the Issaquah State Salmon Hatchery with arts and crafts, kids’ carnival rides, a food court, entertainment, and a parade (Saturday 10 a.m.). Free.

Oyster & seafood festival

October 5 - 6, 2019
85 miles SW
OysterFest offers oysters, shrimp, a food pavilion, wine, microbrews, live music, exhibits, a cook-off, and an oyster-shucking contest at the Port of Shelton.

Courageous films

October 5 - 12, 2019
multiple locations
Social Justice Film Festival showcases “fresh voices and brave storytelling that demonstrate courage in action” by resilient people around the world.

Winery weekend in Lake Chelan

October 5 - 6 and 12 - 13, 2019
177 miles NE
Celebrate the harvesting and crushing of grapes during Lake Chelan Crush with tasting events and dinners at 20 wineries.

Tech conference

October 7 - 9, 2019
0.2 miles NE
Pricey GeekWire Summit unites top innovators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs for panel discussions and cocktail parties at the Hyatt Regency.

Quilt show in Everett

October 11 - 13, 2019
28.3 miles north
See 350 quilts on display, shop from vendors, attend classes, and hear a 2 p.m. lecture at International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival at Angel of the Winds Arena. Entrance is at 2000 Hewitt Avenue & Lombard Avenue.

Crab and seafood festival

October 11 - 13, 2019
83 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival features food from 8 restaurants, grab a crab, craft booths, live music, a 5K run (Saturday), and a chowder cook-off (Sunday) in Port Angeles. Free admission.

Take your dog to the movies

October 12, 2019 (11 a.m.)
0.7 miles NE
Your dog can join you at the family-friendly Dog Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Egypian, which features short films about the bond between dogs and humans.

Films about fashion

October 12, 2019 (4 to 10 p.m.)
16 miles SE
Seattle Fashion Film Festival has a cosplay costume competition, a red carpet, film screenings, an expert Q&A panel, and a closing reception at Carco Theatre in Renton. Their Facebook page says children under the age of 12 are free. Tickets also available at the door.

Pumpkin festival

October 12, 2019
42 miles south
Orting Pumpkin Fest has food vendors (all with at least one pumpkin item), family entertainment, kids’ games, a car show, arts & crafts booths, and a noon parade of “kids in pumpkin-themed costumes.” Free.

Rare book sale

October 12 - 13, 2019
1 mile NW
Browse thousands of rare books, maps, prints, and photos at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Pagan Halloween

October 12 - 13, 2019 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
1.3 miles NW
Puget Sound Pagan Pride presents All Hallow’s Eve, with workshops, craft making, a costume parade and contest (4 p.m.), tarot readings, psychics, and new-age vendors in the Armory at Seattle Center. Free.

Home show

October 12 - 13, 2019
1.5 miles south
Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Repeats in Feb.

Zoo Boo in Tacoma

October 12 - 13, 2019
41 miles south
Children enjoy treats, play games, watch animals play with pumpkins, and wear costumes to save $2 on admission to Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo.

Cranberry festivals

October 12 - 13, 2019
132 to 170 miles SW
Choose from two cranberry fairs the same weekend. Both offer food, crafts, and cranberry tours.
  • Cranberry Harvest Festival in Grayland has Saturday bog tours, Sunday races, a marketplace, singers, and a Firefly Parade 7:30 p.m. Sat.
  • Cranberrian Fair in Ilwaco has craft vendors, cranberry foods, a self-guided cranberry farm tour, a trolley ride, musicians, and a cranberry museum.

Lesbian & gay film festival

October 14 - 20, 2019
Seattle locations
Seattle Queer Film Festival (formerly Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) begins with a reception and after-party on opening night, and it screens feature films and shorts in four theaters.

Earshot Jazz Festival

October 14 - Nov. 6, 2019
Seattle locations
The Earshot Jazz Festival features more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats.

Adult drama

October 16 - 26, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Based on a true story, Indecent tells what happened in 1923 when two women kissed onstage in a Yiddish play on Broadway, at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Ticket deal $10 to $28

Jane Austen musical

October 16 - 27, 2019
0.3 miles SE
“A musical of beauty, wit, and wisdom, wrapped up in a journey of self-discovery,” Austen’s Pride puts the author into the middle of her most famous love story Pride and Prejudice at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Ticket deal $49

Meditation on life & death

October 16 - Nov. 17, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Sarah has a new son and a dying grandfather in The Great Moment, “a funny, poignant, and poetic meditation on beginnings and endings ... the moments of transition that mark our journey from life to death” at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Ticket deal $20 to $33 (balcony)

Wine tasting in Bellevue

October 17, 2019 (5 to 8 p.m.)
9.6 miles east
A ticket to Bellevue Wine Walk on Main gets you a souvenir wine glass and 12 tasting tickets to redeem in shops, beginning at 10038 Main Street for age 21+. Held in summer and autumn.

Tacoma holiday gift show

October 17 - 20, 2019
33 miles south
Billed as the largest holiday show in the West, Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival has 550 booths of handmade items and specialty foods plus cooking demonstrations and Santa Claus at the Tacoma Dome.

Seattle haunted house

October 17 - Nov. 2, 2019
4 miles south
Georgetown Morgue is located at 5000 E. Marginal Way S. in the Georgetown area for age 12+. Lights stay on for kids one day (Oct. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.).

Tacoma haunted house

October 17 - Nov. 2, 2019
33 miles south
Fright House Station [website has sound] is located near the Tacoma Dome. Recommended for age 12+. Less scary option for $3 fee. See schedule.

Thanksgiving comedy

October 17 - Nov. 16, 2019
5.3 miles north
A culturally sensitive drama teacher creates a student pageant to honor both Caucasian pilgrims and Native Americans but offends both in The Thanksgiving Play, a “wickedly funny satire” written by a female member of Sicangu Lakota nation, at The Bathhouse Theater.

Ticket deal $8 to $17

Dinner cirque show

October 17, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2020
14.6 miles NE
A Night Like This is an aerial and acrobatic show performed around you by Teatro ZinZanni as you eat a four-course dinner at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Vegan options are available.

Ticket deal $60 to $83 plus fees

Beer tasting

October 18, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Enjoy unlimited tastes of Seattle beer, and learn from brewmasters how it was made at Brewology, with food for sale and exhibits to explore at Pacific Science Center for age 21+. Halloween themed shows and a costume contest. Use the entrance on Denny Way.

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth

October 18 - 19, 2019
119 miles east
Leavenworth Oktoberfest has a cheap shuttle bus in town, live music, dancers, arts and crafts, German food, and beer! Keg tapping ceremony with a band begins at noon on Saturdays. Children younger than age 12 are free but minors must leave at 9 p.m.

Musical variety show (horror theme)

October 18 & 25, 2019 (8 p.m.)
4.2 miles NW
Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits present Night Terrors, “an 1980s slumber party that goes horribly wrong as the guests start dying in horrific ways” at Hale’s Ales Palladium Theater.

Ticket deal $15

Eastside haunted house

October 18 - 31, 2019
20 miles east
Take a 3/4 mile walk through haunted woods to reach Nightmare at Beaver Lake, a haunted house in Sammamish for age 10+. The family scare (7 to 7:45 p.m.) is less scary and cheaper. No flashlights. See schedule.

Lake Stevens haunted farm

October 18 - 31, 2019
33 miles north
Halloween at Carleton Farms includes Zombie Farm, Zombie Hunt Paintball, and Haunted Swamp for age 12+. The Dark Maze is not scary, and you use your own flashlight.

Buckley haunted farm

October 18 - 31, 2019
43 miles south
Visit The Haunted Woods with frightening creatures and an abandoned barn for age 11+ (no flashlights), or roam the Flashlight Maze with a night wagon ride and no creatures (bring your own flashlight) at Maris Farms in Buckley. See schedule.

Lacey haunted house

October 18 - 31, 2019
58 miles south
My Morbid Mind Haunted House is inside an old barn in Lacey. Kids walk through with the lights turned on and get candy Oct. 26 & 31 (5 to 6:30 p.m.).

Haunted golf course

October 18 - Nov. 2, 2019
13 miles north
Nile Nightmares is an outdoor walk plus indoor mazes at Nile Shrine Golf Center in Mountlake Terrace, with a food court and a beer garden. Kids day is $10 per child with the lights on (Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). See schedule.

Halloween at Wild Waves

October 18 - Nov. 2, 2019
25 miles south
Wild Waves Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, and haunted houses on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Family by Day activities, including Booville, are Saturday and Sunday (12 to 6 p.m.). Children must be with an adult for entry after 7 p.m. Hours.

Snohomish haunted farm

October 18 - Nov. 2, 2019
28 miles north
Stalker Farms has two walk-through haunts (Double Dare ticket), a zombie shooting gallery, a haunted corn maze, and a beer garden. See schedule.

Halloween Pub Crawl

October 19, 2019
0 miles
Halloween Pub Crawl is a giant bar hop that encourages wearing costumes and socializing downtown for age 21+. Bring cash.

Parents’ night off

October 19, 2019
1 mile NW
Kids learn about the science of taste, make edible slime, and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream with adult supervision during $45 Parents’ Night Out: Gross Food Lab at Pacific Science Center. Drop your kids off (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.), and pick them up (10 to 11 p.m.).

Artisan cheese festival

October 19, 2019 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
1.2 miles east
Meet 7 cheesemakers, taste cheese, and get discounts at Cascadia Cheese Festival at Central Co-op. Free.

India Festival of Lights

October 19, 2019
10.1 miles east
Celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, with Indian dance performances (both Bollywood & traditional), henna artists, craft making, and Indian sweets at Bellevue Square. Free.

Beer tasting in Bothell

October 19, 2019
19.9 miles NE
Taste beer from dozens of breweries with food for sale at Bothell Underground Beer Festival in the garage at Bothell City Hall for age 21+. No pets.

Turkish festival

October 19 - 20, 2019
1 mile NW
Turkfest features Turkish food, dance, music, games, a marketplace, and a tea house at the Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Classic comedy in Edmonds

October 19 - 20, 2019
14.9 miles north
A recently married man tells “one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an innocent indiscretion and soon everything goes haywire in the fast-paced farce Ladies Man at the Phoenix Theatre.

Ticket deal $13

Fall festival in Federal Way

October 19 - 20, 2019
24.5 miles south
Admission is free during the Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, with talks, sales, a tour, and demonstrations.

Doll and teddy bear show

October 19 - 20, 2019
36 miles south
Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Repeats in March & June.

Family musical in Tacoma

October 19 - 20, 2019
38 miles south
A square pumpkin learns “the things that make you different make you special” in Spookley The Square Pumpkin, live onstage at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Ticket deal $7.50

Halloween Train

October 19 - 20 & 26 - 27, 2019
29 miles east
Enjoy apple cider and watch it being pressed, hear train stories in the train shed, and then ride the decorated steam-powered Halloween Storytelling Train that runs 3 times a day between Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Brunch cabaret

October 19 - Dec. 1, 2019 (2:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
The Brunch Show is a one-hour show with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can theater in Pike Place Market for all ages. Food and drinks are optional and not included.

Ticket deal $15

Pet parade

October 20, 2019 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
2.6 miles NE
Bring your pet to the Halloween Pet Parade in Volunteer Park, featuring pets in costumes, prizes in five categories (noon), a parade (12:30 p.m.), vendor booths, and food trucks at Volunteer Park. Free.

Brunch cruise

October 20, 2019 (boarding 10:30 a.m.)
9.8 miles NE
Enjoy a brunch buffet with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and see two hours of views from your private table during a Weekend Brunch Cruise on Lake Washington & Lake Union, departing from north Lake Union.

Ticket deal $69

Halloween show

October 20 & 27, 2019 (Sunday 7:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles south
Can Can’s This is Halloween is an extravaganza of live orchestral music, cabaret, burlesque, and video projection inspired by Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” at the Triple Door.

Ticket deal $25

Cinderella opera

October 20 - Nov. 1, 2019
1.3 miles NW
Seattle Opera presents Rossini’s version of the magical and romantic fairy tale Cinderella at McCaw Hall. [For family day, see our separate event on Oct. 27.]

Ticket deal $78 to $143

Irreverent historical comedy

October 20 - Nov. 9, 2019
3 miles SE
The Revolutionists “is a story about four badass women who lose their heads (literally) in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror” at 12th Avenue Arts.

Ticket deal $10 to $14

German film festival

October 22 - Nov. 5, 2019
1 mile east
Kinofest showcases feature films, documentaries, and short films made in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland at Northwest Film Forum. All films are shown in German with English subtitles.

Tasting event

October 23, 2019 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
0.8 miles north
A ticket to Savor Seattle Restaurant Week includes “tastings from five chefs featuring local dairy collaborations and three alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks” at Maslow’s By Farestart for age 21+.

Ticket deal $40

Gala for Seattle film festival

October 24, 2019
0.5 miles NW
A $200 ticket to Sip for SIFF gets you wine from 10 wineries, heavy hors d’oeuvres from 10 restaurants, a cocktail competition, games, a live auction, and socializing with cool people at Block 41 in Belltown, all to help support the Seattle International Film Festival.

Fake wedding

October 24, 2019 (7 p.m.)
2.6 miles south
Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, have a drink and appetizers (included), and dance at a reception while you check out wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Seattle at WithinSodo.

Halloween show & party

October 24 - 26, 2019
2.4 miles south
Carnevolar has nightmarish aerial acts set to live music at Emerald City Trapeze Arts. The Thursday show is for all ages. The Friday & Saturday shows with dance parties afterward are for age 21+.

Films by young directors

October 24 - 27, 2019
1.3 miles NW
National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) showcases the best directors age 24 and younger from around the world at the SIFF Cinema Uptown & Nesholm Family Lecture Hall in Lower Queen Anne.

Freaky festival

October 25, 2019
1.5 miles south
FreakNight is an electronic dance music festival with a sinister circus theme, carnival rides, games, aerialists, stilt walkers, fire breathers, jugglers, creepy clowns, and contortionists at WaMu Theater for age 18+. The bars are for age 21+.

Kirkland wine tasting

October 25, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)
11 miles NE
Drink local wine in shops during Kirkland Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+. This event is held on multiple months.

How to build green

October 25 - 26, 2019
4 miles NE
Two events in Kane Hall, University of Washington.
  • Green Building Slam is 10 interesting lectures by innovative architects and builders that last 10 minutes each, with appetizers, drinks, and dessert.
  • Green Building Summit is an all-day conference for professionals.

Kids’ event on Capitol Hill

October 26, 2019
1 mile NE
Hilloween includes an indoor kids’ carnival full of games and entertainment at Mitchell Activity Center (12 to 3 p.m.), followed by trick-or-treating at shops on Broadway (3 to 6 p.m.). Free.

Thriller dance in Seattle

October 26, 2019
1 mile south
Attend a rehearsal (date to be determined) to learn Michael Jackson’s moves, and then dance “Thriller” (ghoulish costume optional) during Thrill the World Seattle on Oct. 26 at Occidental Square Park in Pioneer Square. Free.

Indian festival of lights

October 26, 2019 (12 to 6 p.m.)
1.2 miles NW
Celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance at Diwali: Lights of India, with classical and folk dances, henna and face patining, Indian food, an art gallery, and craft making at Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Halloween party in Fremont

October 26, 2019 (8 p.m.)
3.2 miles north
Fremonster Spectacular promises DJ music and dance lighting, dazzling performances, a no-host bar, a food truck, and a costume contest at Fremont Foundry for age 21+.

Halloween cruise

October 26, 2019 (9 p.m.)
4.3 miles north
’80s Party Halloween Cruise is a cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington with a costume contest, DJ dance music, appetizers, dessert, a free cocktail, and a no-host bar, by Waterway Cruises for age 21+.

Ticket deal $60

Native American Halloween

October 26, 2019 (5 to 8 p.m.)
4.9 miles SW
All families are welcome at the Youth Halloween Party, which has activities, games, food, prizes, a costume contest, and “lots of fun” at the Duwamish Longhouse. Free.

Halloween party in West Seattle

October 26, 2019
5.7 miles SW
Voodoo on the Bayou Costume Party includes free appetizers, a cash bar, a jazz trio, DJ dance music, tarot reading, a photo booth, a costume contest, and entertainment at Sanctuary at Admiral for age 21+.

Halloween race - Saturday

October 26, 2019
7.3 miles NE
Join the Halloween Run, which includes a 15K, 10K, 5K, and kids’ dash, followed by a “haunted beer and warmer garden with some tasty spiked drinks” at Magnuson Park. Costumes are welcome.

Thriller dance in Redmond

October 26, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
15 miles NE
Join or watch zombies staggering into Redmond Town Center for a costume contest, photo booth, live music, and “Thriller” dance at Thrill the World Redmond. Free.

Marching bands in Everett

October 26, 2019
27.4 miles north
Watch 17 marching bands from Washington high schools compete all day with music and pageantry at Puget Sound Festival of Bands, with food concessions and a bake sale at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Snohomish Zombie Walk

October 26, 2019
38 miles north
Zombies start gathering at 3 p.m. and begin roaming the sidewalks of downtown Snohomish at 4 p.m. during Snohomish Zombie Walk. Free.

Halloween at the zoo

October 26 - 27, 2019
5 miles north
Enjoy treats and watch animals play with pumpkins during Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo. One child age 12 or younger in costume is free per paid adult.

Comics convention in Tacoma

October 26 - 27, 2019
34 miles south
Meet dozens of comics creators, hear panel talks, play games, and browse dealer tables at Jet City Comic Show at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Family day at the opera

October 27, 2019 (2 p.m.)
1.3 miles NW
Children’s tickets are only $20 for a special showing of Cinderella performed by Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall, with student-oriented activities during intermission. (Each adult can bring up to four children age 18 or younger who have student ID or proof of age.)

Dinner cruise

October 27, 2019 (boarding 4:30 p.m.)
4 miles north
Sunday Supper Cruise includes a dinner buffet, a narrated tour, and 2.5 hours of views as you cruise Lake Union & Lake Washington, departing from North Lake Union.

Ticket deal $55

Family festival in West Seattle

October 27, 2019
5.5 miles SW
Harvest Festival offers games, crafts, apple tasting, a root beer garden, a farmer’s market, a chili cook-off, a costume parade at 11:30 a.m. in Junction Plaza Park, and trick or treating from merchants at noon. Free.

Halloween race - Sunday

October 27, 2019
6 miles SE
Circle Seward Park in costume at Run Scared, which includes a 10K, 5K, 4K, kids’ dash, treasure hunt, and costume contests for people and dogs. See the web page for the 2019 theme.

Family museum party

October 27, 2019
9 miles south
The Museum of Fright has games, an obstacle course, glider-making, and other activities throughout the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Free admission for children age 17 and younger in costumes.

Neighborhood festival

October 27, 2019 (2 to 5 p.m.)
9 miles SW
Fauntleroy Fall Festival is a small event with homemade food for sale (bring cash), animals to pet, pony rides, and indoor activities like pumpkin painting.

Taste of the San Juan Islands

October 27, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
104 miles NW via ferry boat
Buy bites made by island chefs using local farm ingredients, plus a variety of beverages at Bite of the San Juans [formerly Eat Island Grown Tasting Event] at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Free admission.

Seattle Restaurant Week

October 27 - Nov. 7, 2019
Seattle locations
Get a special deal on a three-course meal at 165 restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week, which does not include Fridays and Saturdays. Restaurants all offer dinner and some offer lunch. Repeats in March.

Halloween movie party

October 31, 2019 (8 p.m.)
0.8 miles east
Collide-O-Scope Halloween [sound] features “oddball video, music, mash-ups, and gruesome sights” with a costume contest, a surprise guest, and an after-party at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Halloween party at EMP

October 31, 2019 (8 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Fashionably Undead is a DJ dance party with a costume contest and a terrifying exhibit about horror films at the Museum of Pop Culture for age 21+.

Fremont troll celebration

October 31, 2019
3 miles north
Join a procession of musicians and people in costume celebrating the “birth” of Fremont’s famous troll sculpture on Trolloween at N. 36th Street and Troll Avenue N. followed by a march with music at 8 p.m. to the Doric Lodge. Free.

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