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Halloween 2019 events, activities around Seattle for kids and families

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As October goes on, yards grow cobwebs and giant spiders, doorsteps sprout pumpkins, and Halloween celebrations start up here, there and everywhere. Here is a list of ways you can celebrate costumes, spookiness and sugary cheer around town in October.

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Nightmare at Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish becomes a haunted zone over three weekends plus the two nights closest to Halloween. People can opt for a family scare, geared for younger children, or a full scare, set for horror-minded teens and adults.

Family scare is 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. and Full Scare starts at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday Oct. 11-27 and Oct. 30 and 31.
Tickets $12 for family scare and $20 for full scare.
Beaver Lake Ballfield (follow the spotlight)




Issaquah Zombie Walk

No zombie experience necessary for this all-ages costumed walk through the heart of Issaquah. The schedule is as follows: 1:30 p.m., zombie makeup becomes available ($10 cash); 2:30-4:30 p.m., zombie dance practice to learn the "Thriller" and "Time Warp" dances; 4:30 p.m., zombies lurch down Front Street; 5 p.m., zombies dance at City Hall for a scary and fun flash mob scene.

1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26
Starting point: Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St N, Issaquah


Thrill the World Redmond

Every year thousands of dancers and spectators shamble, stagger and shimmy their way down to Redmond Town Center for this family friendly day of fun. Dance, get ghoulish makeup done by an expert makeup artist, watch performances and go shopping. There's also a costume contest plus more prizes from shops and restaurants. FREE to watch, $20-35 to participate in the dance fundraiser. 

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Redmond Town Center


Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. Discover a repertoire of animal behavior as hippos, bears, Malayan tigers, lemurs, and other animals crunch, smash or stomp on pumpkins!  One costumed kid 12 and under gets in free with a paying adult. 

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27
Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N


West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest

Games, food, a costume parade accompanied by the West Seattle High School Marching Band, and trick-or-treating take over California Avenue at West Seattle Junction. 

Activities go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., costume parade starts at 11:30 a.m., and trick-or-treating kicks off at noon on Sunday, Oct. 27.
California Ave from SW Alaska St to SW Edmunds St


Museum of Living Computers Hack Halloween

Join us for a spooktacular afternoon of activities at the museum. Featuring robot trick-or-treating, a computer graveyard, and more. Included with admission ($22). 

Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
2245 1st Avenue South, Seattle 


KidsQuest Children’s Museum Halloween Spooktacular

Come to the museum in costume, make pumpkin play dough, decorate sugary treats, and experiment with mysterious mixology. Tickets $15 for kids (includes activities and pizza), $8 for adults. Pre-register if you would like food.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
1116 108th Ave NE, Bellevue

Halloween at the Aquarium 

Wear your costume and enjoy treats, face painting, games, activities, and pumpkin carving on land and underwater. See online for schedule of activities. Included with admission ($18-28, children 3 and younger FREE). 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27. 
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle 


Wild Waves Fright Fest  

Family by day, fright by night! Wear a costume to a creepy, crawly, fall Wild Waves event. Enjoy rides, haunted houses, and the scare-free Booville for younger children. $17-29. 

Daytime activities for little goblins from noon to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 2. 
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way


More Halloween fun: The Playlist: Halloween-themed family fun DIY Halloween costumes are fun and easy; here are ideas and help 


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