Halloween, the last day of October, has a special significance for children, who dress in funny or ghostly costumes and knock on neighborhood doors shouting “Trick or Treat!” Pirates and princesses, ghosts and witches all hold bags open to catch the candy or other goodies that the neighbors drop in.
Seattle is a vibrant city with many places hosting kid friendly halloween events and activities. We searched and researched so you don’t have to.
Here’s a few our top picks of Halloween activities for Seattleites to take their kids to.
Tricks, Treats & Science Feats @ Pacific Science Center
Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy a frightfully fun party featuring performances by Caspar Babypants this Halloween at Pacific Science Center during Tricks, Treats & Science Feats!
Explore the Science Center during our Halloween extended hours with activities for the whole family. Listen to spooky stories in our Tots Pumpkin Patch, create your own gooey, ghastly slime, and sing along with Caspar Babypants in our Laser Dome. Bring your own stuffed animal to create a Franken-stuffy using extra parts from other toys!
Other activities include:
- Touch a Brain
- Strike a pose in your costume at our photo booth
- Create a potion in our Mad Scientist Lab
- Witness eye dissections
- Enjoy a hot beverage and treats
- Face painting
- Parade your costume across the Live Science Stage
- See a scary planetarium show ages 7+
Halloween Comes To Woodland Park Zoo.
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 2016, 9:30am – 3:00pm
- Pumpkin Bash features:
- Trick-or-treating for kids
- Family-friendly Boomazium fun including not-so-scary storytelling and puppet shows
- Pumpkins for the animals
- SPECIAL DISCOUNT: One kid (12 years and under) in costume is admitted FREE with a paid adult (cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion)
- All activities are free with zoo admission or membership
The Childrens Museum Carnival.
Monday, October 31, 2016, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Kids 10 And Younger Will Enjoy A Haunted Mountain, Scavenger Hunt, Games, And Treats At The Costume Carnival At Seattle Children’s Museum. Costumes Without Masks Are Welcome. Free.
Halloween Train @ NW Railway Museum.
Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30 2016
Board Halloween Train in either Snoqualmie or North Bend. Activities available at the Snoqualmie Depot. Steam Locomotive will pull the train.
Halloween Storytelling Train on October 29 & 30 at the Train Shed Exhibit Building during train rides.
Trains Depart Snoqualmie at 11:00 am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:25pm**
Trains Depart North Bend at: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm* **
Activities include: watch an old-fashioned cider press demonstration, enjoy Depot and train decorations, and sip warm apple cider.
This fun celebration of Fall and Halloween is a great time for people of any age!
Harvest Festival & Trick-or-treat In The West Seattle Junction.
Sunday, October 30th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
The Junction’s Harvest Festival has become a favorite fall event for West Seattle. Join us for a day of community fun as we celebrate this season of change.
There will be activities for kids sponsored by our local businesses and organizations, a chili cook-off, costumes and prizes, trick-or-treating, and of course great fall bounty brought to The Junction by our local West Seattle Farmers Market.
The Harvest Festival is great time to come together as a neighborhood and celebrate our community spirit!
8th Annual Monster bash @ Seattle Children’s Hospital
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your little ghosts and goblins and fly by for a spook-tacular celebration presented by Susannah White’s Three Feet of Sunshine. Come in costume for a hair-raising haunted house and enjoy pony rides, kids’ tunes, ghoulish games and prizes, creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and a parade. Plus, don’t miss the Yummy Mummy Cupcake Walk, and, of course, delicious Halloween Trophy Cupcakes! In celebration of our 8th annual Monster Bash, this year will feature two live performances by Recess Monkey (4 and 5 p.m.)! All proceeds from this fun event benefit Seattle Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team. Great fun for a great cause! Bonus: Bring a new, unused costume for a Seattle Children’s Hospital patient and receive an extra special trick-or-treat!
Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St. (across from Laurelhurst Park, behind Seattle Children’s Hospital), Seattle, WA 98105
5k Fun Run And 4k Walk In Seattle’s Seward Park
Sunday, October 30th 2016, 9:00am
Proceeds Benefiting The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society.
PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP AT WEST SEATTLE RUNNER – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH 2:00PM – 6:00PM
RACE DAY OCTOBER 30:
- 7:30AM – REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP OPEN
- 8:00AM – HALLOWEEN TREASURE HUNT
- 8:30AM – FREE KIDS DASH
- 8:50AM – PRE-RACE WARM UP
- 9:00AM – 5K AND 4K START
- 9:15AM – POST RACE PARTY STARTS
- 9:30AM – AWARDS CEREMONY
- 9:45AM – COSTUME CONTEST
Halloween @ Capitol Hill
Saturday, October 29, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 29th and it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. This community party is FREE and open to everyone – designed with kids in mind – but just as fun for adults too.
- 12-3pm Kid’s Carnival
- 3pm Costume Parade
- 3-6pm Trick-or-treating On Broadway And Vicinity
- 3-6pm Haunted Bank Laboratory At 1st Security Bank
Thrill World @ Redmond Town Center
Saturday, October 29th, 12:00pm – 3:30pm
2016 Program of Events
- 12:00 pm Event Opens – Dance Registration Check-In, Photo booth, Zombie Makeup/Zombification Zones
- 12:30 pm Live Music: Ricky Venture Review, Seattle’s premier variety dance band
- 1:00 pm Costume Contest Pre-Selection Starts
- 1:30 pm Costume Contest Judging Starts
- 2:00 pm More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review
- 2:30 pm Dancer Registration Check-in Closes
- 3:00 pm “THRILL THE WORLD” World-wide Simultaneous Dance
3:15 pm More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review
Saturday, October 29th, 10:00am
Come Down To Magnuson Park And Earn Your Treat This Year. We Have Our 5k, 10k And 15k At 10am As Well As Our Obstacle Dash Starting At 11am Where You Can Run, Walk, Climb, Crawl And Jump To The Finish. All Events Are For All Ability Levels So Join Us For Some Halloween Fun And Fitness For The Whole Family. Costumes Encouraged As Well. See You There!
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00pm
DJ Music And Dance Lighting, Performances, A Cash Bar, Food Trucks, And A Costume Contest At Fremont Foundry For Age 21+.
Harvest Fest At People’s Center Tacoma.
Friday, October 28, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Celebrate fall at Metro Parks Harvest Fests throughout Tacoma. Admission is FREE.