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4 scary-good Seattle-area events you can’t miss this Halloween weekend

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Halloween weekend is full of serious fun, from the scary to the lighthearted. These local events are the ones that pack the most Halloween punch for kids of all ages.

Put those finishing touches on your costume, grab your pumpkin pail, and roll out!


For the whole family


Hilloween is just good plain fun for the whole fam. This free community celebration features trick-or-treating on Broadway, a costume parade led by Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, and free slices of pizza at Pagliacci’s for kids in costume. The event will feature tons of fun activities, like a pumpkin toss, balloon artists, and face-painting.

12 to 7 pm, Saturday, Oct. 31

1701 Broadway, Seattle, 98122


For science geeks

PacSci’s "Tricks, Treats, and Science Feats"

Pacific Science Center's Halloween event, "Tricks, Treats & Science Feats," caters to the laboratory buffs among us, with spooky science demos like fake blood, glow-in-the-dark creations, and touchable brains.

Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, open at 10 am. Included with PacSci admission; free for members.

200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, 98109


For costume aficionados

Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum

Kids ten and under can trick-or-treat in a safe environment at SCM’s free Costume Carnival, a Halloween-themed bash complete with games, activities, and treats for kiddos.

4 to 8 pm, Saturday, Oct. 31

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, 98109


And one more

Día de Muertos at Seattle Center

Although it’s not a Halloween celebration, Seattle Center’s Día de Muertos celebration happens on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, and features a community altar, music and dance performances, food, face painting and a musical procession to honor those who've passed.

11 am to 7 pm, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

305 Harrison St, Seattle, 98109

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