It’s hard for me to choose a favorite season around Seattle, but fall is a pretty strong contender. The kids are back in school, I’m not longer wishing my home had air conditioning, the fall colors outside are AMAZING, and helloooo everything pumpkin spice flavored! 

family halloween activities seattle

Halloween is a favorite holiday around our house. The boys (husband included) started decorating our front yard before October first this year! The “tricks” run rampant around our house…including (but not limited to):

  • Realistic toy mice placed in cupboards and under things the kids know I will pick up
  • Our five foot tall pumpkin reaper decoration placed in front of closed bedroom doors to “greet” the unsuspecting, sleepy person just getting up
  • Huge spiders tucked carefully under the covers of the bed before bedtime
  • …and a Jason mask placed in the corner of the bedside window (me playing a trick on my husband)

And we may or may not have dressed our toddler up as Chucky…two years in a row!

family halloween activities seattle

family halloween activities seattle

One of the things I love the most about October and Halloween is that there are so many fun, seasonal activities to go check out with the kids! We always go to the pumpkin patches (check out my pumpkin patch map here), and head out for trick or treating on Halloween evening.

When I started looking around at what other Halloween activities we could add to the mix, I found that there are LOTS of incredible things to do with the family all month long!

Since most activities are date specific, I put together a calendar for these events. There are activities happening as soon as this evening, and most happen on the weekends (with the exception of Halloween night).  Next year I will get an updated calendar of events out before October 1st, so all the fun activities happening in the first half of the month can be included as well.

Check it out below and enjoy!

Friday – October 19th

Hamlin Halloween Haunt
(Music, stories, marshmallow roasting, hay wagon rides, face painting, games)
16006 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98155 
October 19th from 6-8:30pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
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Saturday – October 20th

Trick or Treat on the Ridge (Snoqualmie Ridge)
(Trick or treating, games, activities, bouncy house)
Key Bank, Center Blvd & YMCA
7917 Center Blvd SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
October 20th from 10am-1pm
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Haunted Boooathouse
(Halloween movies, pumpkin bowling, ghost ship toy boat building, a toy boat rain gutter regatta, popcorn, cider)
Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street, Seattle, Washington
October 20th from 11am-4pm
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Halloween Storytelling Train
(Train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley, a stop at the Train Shed Exhibit Building for Halloween activities including storytelling and cider pressing)
Northwest Railway Museum
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
October 20th through 28th (Saturdays–Sundays) – 11am–4 pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
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Sunday – October 21st

Halloween Pet Parade
(Pets in Halloween costumes, parade, vendor booths, prizes, and more)
Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 
October 21st from 11am–1:30 pm
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The Anderson School Pumpkin Party
(Pumpkin carving, Halloween movie classics, sip ciders on tap, BBQ, apple cider doughnuts, costume contest)
McMenamins Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way, Bothell, WA 98011 
October 21st from 11am-4pm
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Halloween Storytelling Train
(Train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley, a stop at the Train Shed Exhibit Building for Halloween activities including storytelling and cider pressing)
Northwest Railway Museum
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
October 20th through 28th (Saturdays–Sundays) – 11am–4pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
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Monday – October 22nd

Haunted Hayride
(Ride through the ‘haunted” pumpkin-lined trails where spooky characters emerge from the shadows, face painting, glow sticks, crafts, games, prizes and refreshments)
Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island
11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 
October 22nd through 24th – starting at 6pm
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Tuesday – October 23rd

Haunted Hayride
(Ride through the ‘haunted” pumpkin-lined trails where spooky characters emerge from the shadows, face painting, glow sticks, crafts, games, prizes and refreshments)
Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island
11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 
October 22nd through 24th – starting at 6pm
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Wednesday – October 24th

Haunted Hayride
(Ride through the ‘haunted” pumpkin-lined trails where spooky characters emerge from the shadows, face painting, glow sticks, crafts, games, prizes and refreshments)
Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island
11299 Arrow Point Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 
October 22nd through 24th – starting at 6pm
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Friday – October 26th

Pee Wee Monster Bash
(Halloween crafts, activities)
North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
October 26th from 10am-12pm
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Montlake Halloween Carnival
(Carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, costume contest, treats)
Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle, WA 98112 
October 26th from 5:30-7:30pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
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Saturday – October 27th

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo
(Trick or treating, crafts, activities)
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
October 27th to 28th from 9:30am-3pm
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Halloween on the Hill
(Carnival, pumpkin race, entertainment, Dessert Theater, movie, “zip scare”)
South Bellevue Community Center
14509 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA
October 27th – starting at 10am
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Creepy Crawly Halloween Party
(Reptile Man show, trampoline jumping)
Seattle Springfree Store
1875 NW Poplar Way, Suite 1, Issaquah, WA 98027
October 27th from 10am-12pm
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Caspar Babypants Halloween Show
(Live music in celebration of Halloween)
Neptune Theater
1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105 
October 27th – starting at 10:30am
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Fall Festival
(Costume parade, marching band, pumpkin decorating, donuts and drinks)
Gemenskap Park
6000 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
October 27th from 10:30am-12:30pm

Halloween Storytelling Train
(Train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley, a stop at the Train Shed Exhibit Building for Halloween activities including storytelling and cider pressing)
Northwest Railway Museum
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
October 20th through 28th (Saturdays–Sundays) – 11am–4 pm
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Costumes on the Cobblestones
(Trick or treating with Pike Place Market merchants)
Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 
October 27th from 11am-4pm
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Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat
(Trick or treating, food drive, crafts at Greenwood Library, Umpqua Bank photo booth, free cider and cocoa at the Rock of Ages Lutheran Brethren Church)
Greenwood Avenue & 70th Street + Phinney/Greenwood Avenues and 85th Street Businesses
Saturday, October 27th from 12-3pm
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Pugoween 2018
(Pug costumes, parade, vendors benefiting Seattle Pug Rescue)
Evergreen State Fairgrounds 
14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272
October 27th from 12–3pm
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Boo in Burien
(Trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts, haunted house, weiner dog races, dogs in costumes, candy)
Downtown Burien
152nd St., Burien, WA 98166
October 27th from 12-4pm
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Hilloween at Capitol Hill
(Parade, carnival, music, games, treat handouts from Broadway Ave merchants)
Seattle Central College’s Mitchell Activity Center & Broadway Ave
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
October 27th from 12-6pm
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Hill City Halloween Party
(Spooky beer specials, costume contest for dogs, crafts for kids, college football games on all day)
Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop
5303 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 
October 27th from 12pm–11 pm
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Broadview Halloween Party
(Spooky beer specials, Halloween kids crafts, dog costume contest, trick-or-treat bowl, college football all day)
Broadview Tap House
217 N 125th St, Seattle, WA 98133 
October 27th from 12pm-11pm
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All Tricks, No Treats at Tacoma Mall
(Trick or treating, activities, photos)
4502 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA
October 27th from 1-2:30pm
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Haunted Puppy Town
(All for pets: costume contest, carnival games, a haunted maze, a doggie obstacle course, and more)
Cascade Kennels Woodinville
20005 178th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
October 27th from 3-6pm
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Annual Children’s Duwamish Halloween Party
(Prizes for great costumes, games, festive treats to eat)
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle
4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 
October 27th from 5–8 pm
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Nile Halloween Family Funfest
(Trick or treat w/ decorated vehicles, haunted house, bouncy houses, face painting, etc)
6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
October 27th from 7-10pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
More Info

Aquarium Halloween
(Spooky activities, watch as divers carve pumpkins underwater, arctic mammals play with spooky ice toys)
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 
October 27th through 28th
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Kids’ Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum
(Kids encouraged to wear costumes, spooktacular activities, sweet treats, and special guests Luna the Wizard and her pet dragon)
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 
October 27th through 28th
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Sunday – October 28th

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo
(Trick or treating, crafts, activities)
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
October 27th to 28th from 9:30am-3pm
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West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival
(Costume parade, treat handouts from Farmer’s Market and California Ave merchants, scavenger hunt, free crafts, harvest activities)
West Seattle Junction: SW Alaska St & California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
October 28th from 10am-2pm; trick or treating starts at noon
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Museum of “Fright”
(Carnival games, an obstacle course, interactive activities in Frankenstein’s Lab, and more)
Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98108-4097 
October 28th from 10am-3pm
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Halloween Storytelling Train
(Train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley, a stop at the Train Shed Exhibit Building for Halloween activities including storytelling and cider pressing)
Northwest Railway Museum
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
October 20th through 28th (Saturdays–Sundays) – 11am–4 pm
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Heroes & Villains Trick or Treat Pop-Up
(Trick or treat at market vendor booths, costumed vendors, Insta-booth & fun costume flash mob)
Fremont Sunday Market
3410 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
October 28th from 12-4pm
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Halloween Spooktacular at The Landing in Renton
(Trick or treating, activities)
1215 N Landing Way, Renton, WA 98057
October 28th from 1-3pm
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Family Halloween Party
(Pumpkin carving and decorating, activities, candy apple making, appetizers available, cash bar for the adults)
Maggiano’s Little Italy
10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004 
October 28th from 2-4pm
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Pumpkin Palooza
(Pumpkin carving contests, face painting, crafts, snacks, cider)
Kaffeeklatsch Seattle
12513 Lake City Way NE, Ste H, Seattle, WA 98125
October 28th from 2-5pm
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Halloween Ice Cream Social
(Costume parade, Halloween festivities, Full Tilt Ice Cream)
Lakewood/Seward Park Community Club 
4916 S. Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118
October 28th from 4–5:30 pm
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Wild Waves Fright Fest
(Entertainment, rides, haunted houses, Booville for little kids)
36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Every weekend evening (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from September 28th through October 28th
More Info

Aquarium Halloween
(Spooky activities, watch as divers carve pumpkins underwater, arctic mammals play with spooky ice toys)
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 
October 27th through 28th
More Info

Kids’ Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum
(Kids encouraged to wear costumes, spooktacular activities, sweet treats, and special guests Luna the Wizard and her pet dragon)
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 
October 27th through 28th
More Info

Tuesday – October 30th

Pacific Science Center
(Trick or treating, activities)
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Tuesday, October 30th until 7pm
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Halloween Spooktakular at KidsQuest Museum
(Halloween themed activities and art projects)
1116 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
October 30th from 5-8pm
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Wednesday – October 31st

KidX Witch Way to Candy Event
(Trick or treating, check in with guest services)
The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
October 31st from 3-5pm
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Admiral District Trick or Treating
(Trick or treating)
California Ave SW & SW Admiral, Seattle, WA 98116
October 31st from 3-6pm
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Upper Queen Anne Trick or Treat on the Ave
(Trick or treating)
McGraw St to Galer St, Seattle, WA 98199
October 31st from 3-6pm
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Trick or Treat Fremont
(Trick or treating)
N. 34th St to N. 46th St, Seattle, WA 98103
October 31st from 3-6pm
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Trick or Treat University Village
(Trick or treating)
2632 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105
October 31st from 4-6pm
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Safe Halloween at Country Village Shops
(Trick or treating)
23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021
October 31st from 4-6pm
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Mall-O-Ween at Crossroads
(Trick or treating, live music)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
October 31st from 4-6pm
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Trick or Treating at Magnolia Village
(Trick or treating)
W. McGraw Street, Seattle, WA 98199
October 31st from 4-7pm
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All Tricks, No Treats at Northgate Mall
(Trick or treating, activities)
401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125
October 31st from 4-7pm
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Tricks & Treats at Redmond Town Center
(Trick or treating, photo booth, spring-free trampoline, face painting)
7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
October 31st from 4-7pm
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Boo Bash at the Beach
(Celebrities, mascots, entertainment, magic, Thriller dancing, storytelling, candy and other free treats)
Safeway Rainier Beach Rainier Valley
9262 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 
October 31st from 4–7 pm
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Licton Springs Halloween Walk
(Friends of the Forest Walk, treats, cider, music, playground)
Licton Springs Park
9536 Ashworth Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
October 31st from 4:30-6pm
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Trick ‘r Treat at Marketplace at Factoria
(Trick or treating, music, games, prizes)
4055 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
October 31st from 4:30-6:30pm
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Halloween at Kent Station
(Trick or treating, costume contest)
417 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032
October 31st from 4:30-7pm
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Safe Halloween at Downtown Bothell
(Trick or treating)
Main Street Businesses
10115 Main St, Bothell, Washington 98011
October 31st from 5-7pm
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Halloween Trick or Treat Night Edmonds
(Trick or treating, costume contest, flash mob)
Main St & 5th Ave N, Edmonds, WA
October 31st from 5-7pm
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