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Great Pumpkin Beer Fest
October 1 - 2, 2021
Lower Queen Anne (0.8 miles NW)
Enjoy 80 pumpkin beers, a marching band, DJ, and food trucks at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival for age 21+, which includes a giant beer-filled pumpkin at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Wear orange.
With pyrotechnics, fantasy set designs, and characters from Alice in Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge presents 60 music acts on four stages for age 18+ at the Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd. NW in George.
The giant Issaquah Salmon Days Festival celebrates the annual return of salmon to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery with arts and crafts, a food court, and entertainment. The 2021 event will be smaller, with no parade or kids’ carnival rides. Free.
Brew at the Zoo features beer from 45 breweries, food, music, and animal encounters in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion and Zoomazium at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
Watch 12 artists compete to win your vote as they transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork during Art Battle at Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma. The art is sold afterward in a silent auction. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring age 21+ ID.
The highlights of Fashion Week are a party on Friday and a runway show on Saturday at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE in Bellevue. [Click either event on the black bar on their web page for tickets.]
Washington Beer Fresh Hop Festival “features 40 local Washington breweries pouring a one of a kind fresh hop beer, plus other styles” with local bands and food vendors at Marymoor Park, 6046 W Sammamish Parkway in Redmond. No dogs.
Visit 85 coin dealers, see exhibits, and watch the kids’ treasure hunt at the Coin Show held each spring and fall by Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association at Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S in Tukwila.
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) centered at 122 N Lincoln St. in Port Angeles. Free admission. Grounds map.
Join volunteers planting 25,000 bulbs in one day during Daffodil Planting Party in Volunteer Park, beginning at the southwest corner staircase across from 1065 E Prospect St. in Seattle. Bring gardening gloves and a mask. Free.
Here’s a national for-profit event that gets good reviews. Water Lantern Festival begins at 4 p.m. with food trucks, music, and games; at 5:30 p.m. you design a lantern included in the ticket price; and at 7 p.m. you launch it on Green Lake at Seattle Public Theater, 7312 West Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. No pets.
Kids can honk the horns on dozens of giant trucks and tractors at Lakewood Truck & Tractor Day, with food trucks plus free hayrides, hard hats, and pumpkins while supplies last at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood. Free.
Normally held in June, this year Maple Valley Days adds a fall edition with live entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, and food trucks at Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley. Free.
Walk ‘n Wag includes a 3K trail plus an agility course, vendor booths, and a pet show at Lake Sammamish State Park to raise funds for improving the park. Parking is $10 unless you have a Discover Pass.
Your ticket to Marysville Brew & Cider Fest includes a glass, five 6-ounce drinks, a food voucher, live entertainment, and “three floors of breweries and cider house vendors” at Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd St. in Marysville.
Join 50 volunteers planing trees and shrubs at Three Forks Natural Area on Green Snoqualmie Day. Gloves, tools, food, and raffle prizes are provided free. Walk 10 minutes from the parking lot located at Centennial Fields Park, 39903 SE Park St. in Snoqualmie.
“Find tons of collectible records, CDs, and other music-related collectibles for sale” on 50 tables during Northwest Record Show at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St. in Seattle. Admission at 8 a.m. costs more.
Watch Seattle Kraken play its first home game on a giant outdoor screen with a beer garden and cocktail bar at Kraken Home Opener Watch Party for age 21+ at Dick's Drive-In, 500 Queen Anne Ave. N in Seattle. Live music 2 to 5:30 p.m., pre-show 6:30 p.m., game 7 p.m. Free or reserve a table time.
Your $36 ticket to the 90-minute Cat-o-lantern-Pumpkin Carving with Cats includes a pumpkin to carve, carving tools, and a roomful of cats for age 8+ at Seattle Meowtropolitan, 1225 N 45th St. in Seattle.
Evil Dead: The Musical tells the story of five college students who find an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them into demons, live at Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S 3rd St. in Renton. Rated R.
Catapult: The Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance features the finalists from “America’s Got Talent” dancing behind a screen to create amazing shapes in a show “full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories” for all ages at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N in Edmonds.
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 Funko Field (formerly Everett Memorial Stadium), 3900 Broadway in Everett. Ticket prices.
See films made in or about Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka at the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival. Live events are held Oct. 1, 23, 24, and many films are available online.
Chamber Dance Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with a program that “investigates the empathy, intimacy, and confusion that comprise human relationships” at Meany Center for the Performing Arts, 4040 George Washington Lane NE in Seattle.
Pick pumpkins, climb on tractors, tour the garden, take a hay ride, play games, buy food, and taste beer or wine during Harvest Festival at Carnation Farms, 28907 NE Carnation Farm Road in Carnation. No pets. Free.
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. Open Friday and Saturday, plus Oct. 17 and 24. You must buy tickets online before you arrive.
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, recommended for age 13+. Open Fri., Sat., and Sun. Less scary for kids on Oct. 23 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
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 (2 to 6 p.m.). Children must be with an adult for entry after 7 p.m. Schedule.
My Morbid Mind Haunted House is inside an old barn in Lacey. Younger kids can walk through with the lights turned on and get candy on Oct. 30 & 31 (5 to 6:30 p.m.) for $3. The address is 4548 Marvin Road SE in Lacey.
Georgetown Morgue is located at 5000 E. Marginal Way S. in the Georgetown area and is recommended for age 12+. Younger kids can visit with the lights on during Kids Day. Closed every Mon. & Tues., some Wed. & Thurs.
Your group of 2 to 8 people solves puzzles and riddles in Museum Lockdown, “a fast-paced escape-room experience” for all ages at KryptoScape Escape Rooms, 19031 33rd Ave. W in Lynnwood. Mask optional if vaccinated.
Get free tickets online to attend an open house and farmer’s market with live music on Community Day at Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave. N in Seattle. (The arena at Seattle Center is home to basketball, hockey, and music concerts.)
Halloween Party & Fashion Costume Contest promises “a night of fun, fashion, and friends” that includes three costume contests, a live DJ, and a photographer at Hale's Ales Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW in Seattle for age 18+.
Haunted Seattle Ghost and Pub Walking Tour is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl for age 21+ that includes creepy haunted stories about Seattle’s past and stops at three bars, beginning at Pike Brewing Co., 1415 1st Ave. in Seattle. Drinks are not included.
Discover strange, unusual, and bizarre stuff at Oddities & Curiosities Expo, where vendors sell taxidermy, preserved specimens, artwork, horror/Halloween items, antiques, oddities, quack medical devices, jewelry, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles at Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St. in Seattle.
Wear a costume to Halloween Boat Party Seattle, which promises views, DJ dance music, and a bar departing from Lake Union Charters, 1611 Fairview Ave. E in Seattle. Requires age 21+ ID and begins boarding at 1 p.m.
Haunted Nights Masquerade Ball includes a Halloween costume party beginning at 7 p.m. and a ball beginning at 9 p.m. with DJs at Embassy Suites, 15920 W Valley Hwy in Tukwila. Requires vaccine card or test result, plus a mask. Free.
Attend a rehearsal to learn Michael Jackson’s moves, and then dance “Thriller” (ghoulish costume optional) during Thrill the World Seattle near Subway at Normandy Park Towne Center, 19803 1st Ave. S in Normandy Park. Free.
Halloween Creeptacular is “the sexiest, scariest, and coolest Halloween costume party in the North End,” with DJ music, a smoke-emitting dragon, contests, and food trucks for age 21+ at Haven Showbar & Lounge, 16300 Mill Creek Blvd. in Mill Creek.
Bring food or cash donations for the food bank to the Snohomish Zombie Walk, which has face painting available until 4:45 p.m. and group walks at 3:30 and 5 p.m. centered around Pearl Street & Glen Avenue In downtown Snohomish. Free.
Can’t wait for Emerald City Comic Con in March? Check out KingCon [formerly RenCon], “a celebration for comic book geeks, technophiles, cosplayers, and nerds of all ages” at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, 1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N in Renton.
Cyberotica is billed as a sexy costume party with DJs, dancing, performances, visual art galleries, and interactive installations at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St. in Seattle. Bring age 21+ ID.
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. [Events in 2021 may vary.]