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Halloween events for kids and families around Seattle 2022

Family-friendly ways to celebrate Halloween around Seattle

Halloween is almost here and there are so many events for 2022 all around the Seattle area! Grab your costumes and get ready for some fun Halloween activities and trick or treating. Be sure to check out our pumpkin patch guide for fall activities, picking, corn mazes and more!

[See also: 6 free events to celebrate Dia de los Muertos || Lots more events in our searchable calendar]

Halloween events 2022: Seattle and nearby

Seattle Haunted Chocolate Factory: Walk the eerie halls of the factory, collect clues, solve the puzzle and collect your reward. For ages 8-100, book your tickets for a Halloween adventure. Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23 and October 27-30. $12/adults and $10/kids 12 and under.

Hamlin Park in Shoreline: Listen to spooky stories while you toast marshmallow. Play games and take a wagon ride. Check out these and more activities on October 21 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

West Hill Halloween Takeover: Head over to Skyway Park Bowl with your costume on and get ready to party! The event will be on October 27 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Kid-friendly activities, a magician, music, and treat!

Beacon Hill T’Challaween: Join the costume parade along the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street, honoring our heroes.  October 29, 1-4 p.m.

‘Boo in Burien’: Downtown Burien has brought back its annual trick-or-treat event. It will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Burien’s downtown core. Participating businesses will have signs in their windows. See website for more information. Don’t forget a flashlight!

Federal Way Tricks and Treats: Dress up and head to the lower parking lot of the Federal Way Community Center for a haunted trail, photo ops, vendors and “lots and lots of candy!” $5 per child (ages 2-10); adults free. 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

“Thrill the World” zombie dance event

Part of a worldwide, synchronized dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” performed at Magnolia Community Center parking lot Festivities begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and also will include a pumpkin patch, craft booth, music, scavenger hunt, costume contest and more. The dance performance is set to take place at 3 p.m.

Harvestfest: West Seattle is throwing their own party this year with live music, a costume parade, pie-eating contest, and lot of fun! October 30, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Trick or Treat in Ballard: 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. More than 50 Ballard businesses will give out treats.

Magnolia Village Trick or Treat: The neighborhood of Magnolia provides a safe space for children and families to trick-or-treat by shutting down two blocks of W McGraw St. Experience the fun of Halloween from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 31.

Trick-or-treats, trunk-or-treats … Halloween is here. (Photo: iStock)

Halloween events 2022: Eastside

Falloween, the Bellevue Collection: Snap a picture in a fun fall photo set, explore the interactive virtual haunted graveyard in Bellevue Square Center Court and pick up a monster coloring tote for the kids to color at home. (No trick-or-treating event this year.) October 26-31.

Downtown Issaquah Zombie Walk: Parade down the street in your most scary costume. A tradition for the past 12 years, don’t miss this event. October 29, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Kirkland Urban Treat Street: 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: candy, crafts, performances, games, giveaways and more, throughout the shopping/gathering complex.

Kirkland’s Pumpkins in the Park: Head to the marina, in your costume, and enjoy watching professional pumpkin carvers, participate in fall activities, and bring your dog too for the costume contest. October 29 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat Street in North Bend: Bring your Halloween bag to collect your treats from participating businesses on NB Way and Bendigo. Help judge a contest of best decorated business front and best costume. October 29, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Halloween events 2022: South of Seattle

Fear on the Pier, MaST Aquarium, Des Moines: The annual Halloween festival is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at this free aquarium at Redondo Beach in Des Moines. Hands-on activities, skeletons, and creepy crawlies of the sea will be on display, plus real marine mammal skeletons to assemble. Free admission; come in costume to receive a spooktacular treat. (Also: Learn more about this cool, free facility)

Halloween Harvest Festival at Les Grove Park: Trunk-or-Treat, games, cauldrons of punch! October 29, 1:00 p.m.-5 p.m.

Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog: Explore the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve and learn all about the creepy crawlies in nature. October 30, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Good for children, not meant to be scary.

The Landing in Renton is offering the “Halloween Spooktacular” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The setup is in the plaza, across from the Regal theater. Join the fun for balloon twister, face painting, trick or treat, and many more exciting activities for families.

Auburn: Harvest Festival and Truck-or-Treat: games, music, cauldrons of punch and a trunk-or-treat experience around the trail at Les Gove Park, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Bring a can of food for admission (to support the Auburn Food Bank.) Event is for kids 2-10. Please register here.

Kent Street of Treats: Trick-or-treating and other fun activities in downtown Kent, Second Avenue and West Meeker Street, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Sponsored by Kent Downtown Partnership.

Des Moines Trick-or-Treat path: Visit businesses in the Des Moines Marina District from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Look for signs along Marine View Drive and Seventh Avenue.

Kent Station Haunted Boo-levard: Join this free event and trunk-or-treat on Ramsay Way. Vote for the best decorated car, eat candy and enjoy the evening. October 31 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Trunk or Treat, Pacific Raceways, Kent: Perhaps the largest event of its kind in the area, with miles of track and some 200 decorated trunks. Drive-through event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Families are encouraged to dress up for some fun and treats.



Halloween events 2022: North of Seattle

Halloween Hullaballoo, Lynnwood: Dress in costume for this drive-thru event in which your family will drive through our Candyland Forest (aka Lynnwood Recreation Center parking lot) to trick-or-treat at characters’ houses along the way! For even more fun, decorate your car! 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Timed registration required.

Edmonds Halloween Trick or Treat Night: Come down for treats, contests, and family fun. October 31, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.



Halloween events 2022: Trains

The Northwest Railway Museum will hold special Halloween excursions on weekends, Oct. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. People are encouraged to wear costumes for the two-hour decorated train excursions. (Kids in costumes will get a small prize.) Trains depart from the Snoqualmie Depot or from North Bend. Schedule, details, ticket info here.

The Chehalis & Centralia Railroad is planning to offer a fun stationary event with activities, treats and more on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. The adventure includes treats, a costume contest and a chance for kids to pick their perfect pumpkin. Unfortunately the famous train ride will not be available due to the 2022 flood. Reservations are required.


Halloween events 2022: Museums and zoos

Bam-oween: Explore the Bellevue Art Museum, stopping to engage in Halloween activities. Great for ages 4-10. Free. October 29 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.


“Boo Bash” in Olympia

The Hands-On Children’s Museum in Olympia is holding its popular annual Boo Bash. Activities include crafts, games, a scavenger hunt, photo booth and more. Go online to get timed admission tickets. The event runs Oct. 22-31  (special sensory-friendly version 9-10 a.m. Oct. 23 and 30.)


Bloedel Reserve’s Have a Hoot Hunt: Check out this beautiful park and follow an owl that will take you on an adventure to find squash, pumpkins, and gourds! Bring a pencil and paper to enter the pumpkin weight contest too. Times tickets required. October 1-30


KidsQuest Potions, Poisons and Pumpkins:

Try making your own swirly potion, learn about poisonous plants and venomous snakes and their medicinal properties, or smash a pumpkin with a hammer! This event is Halloween fun for the whole family! October 30, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. $15/child and $8/adult.

Museum of Flight = Museum of Fright!

The Museum of Flight becomes one of the area’s biggest haunted houses. Its safe, Halloween-themed games and activities will spark the imagination and spirit of innovation. Hunt for a costumed astronaut with a spooky message, hear spooky stories and howl at the Halloween moon in a special “Darkest Sky” planetarium adventure. Festivities run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 30. Costumes encouraged.


Trunk-or-treat events for Halloween 2022


Northwest Trek Hoot n’ Howl:
Put on a costume and explore the wildlife park at twilight! Lights, animals and spookiness — and candy too. Play games in the picnic pavilion — pumpkin checkers and tic tac toe. And snap those adorable spooky photos. October 14-15 and 21-22, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Northwest Trek Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp: We all love pumpkins – and our animals do too! Watch them chomp, stomp and roll all day. October 29-30, buy tickets online.

Woodland Park Zoo: Pumpkin Bash
Join the fun at Woodland Park Zoo’s Pumpkin Bash on Saturday and Sunday, Oct.29-30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat all around the zoo, while participating in adventurous activities including a scavenger hunt. All activities are free with general admission. Tickets for children ages 3-12 are $12.50 and adult tickets are $18.25. Check out their website for more information on the zoo schedule.

Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, offers a fun experience for children and families on Oct. 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the animals, halloween games, pumpkin carving, and more. Prices vary depending on age. General admission for adults is $20, while tickets for children ages 3-12 are $15. See website for details on daily schedule.

Halloween events 2022: out of town

Halloweekend at Seabrook on the Washington coast: Events Oct. 28-30 include a hay maze, carnival, skull candle-pouring workshop, hopping-animal races, pumpkin patch and pumpkin promenade and a costume parade and trick-or-treating beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

“Scarywood” at Silverwood: This theme park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a popular destination for Seattle families, transforms into “the  nightmare you’ll never forget.” (Yikes!) Highlights: Five haunted attractions, nine “scare zones,” roaming monsters and thrill rides in the dark. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Open Thursday through Saturday through Oct. 29.

Halloween events 2022: Good for Tweens and Teens

Yummy treats at many of the Halloween events for 2022Fright Fest at Wild Waves
The Federal Way theme park will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 7-30, with two separate events: family-friendly activities for younger kids from 2 to 6 p.m. Some of the evening events, including haunted mazes, are not recommended for kids under 13. Reservations are required (even for season-ticket holders), and the event is expected to sell out, so plan early. Also, new policy: Minors must be accompanied by an adult (21+) while in the park.

Here’s a review from a non-horror-loving mom who took 5 kids and lived to tell the tale!

Thomas Family Farm at Night
Take part in the haunted house, corn maze at night, or zombie paintball. Great for families with older children who want to add a little more fright to Halloween. Check out the website for more details.

Stalker Farms
A night of fright. Get through the haunted corn maze, play paintball, take photos and more. Check website for pricing and more activities.

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