Seattle has been ranked the 4th best city in the country for trick-or-treating, and we’re starting to get tips and alerts for upcoming Halloween festivities on and around Queen Anne. We’re passing along the heads-up on these events – and also giving you the opportunity to let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to include in our Halloween reminder slated for next week.
Events for both young and old (note that some are adult-only celebrations) are listed below – be sure to check dates and times, as some events are as early as this Friday!
The big event trick-or-treaters have been looking forward to is the annual Queen Anne Ave Merchants Halloween event. Merchants will be handing out candy to costumed kids along Queen Anne Ave N on Upper Queen Anne. To ensure safety, off-duty police officers will be directing traffic, especially at busier intersections – but the merchants request that people please avoid driving on Queen Anne Ave N during the trick-or-treating fun.
Halloween on Queen Anne Ave
Where: Queen Anne Ave N (upper QA) – no car traffic, please!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 3pm-6pm
Additional Events on Queen Anne:
Free Halloween Swim
Where: Queen Anne Pool, 1920 1st W
When: Friday, October 19, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Details: The Pool will be showing the movie “Haunted House” and providing free treats for all.
Twirl Cafe Anniversary Pumpkin Bash
Who: Families/caregivers and their children
Where: Twirl Café, 2111 Queen Anne Ave N
When: Sunday, October 21, 9am-1pm
Details: Twirl Café is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary and transforming their space into a Pumpkin Patch for an open-house style event. There will be a real cider press outside, and inside there will be face painting, a costume photo booth, harvest games and crafts, a dance party, plus a special Storytime with Queen Anne Books.
Queen Anne Fall Carnival
Where: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W
When: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE admission; game tickets are 50¢ each or 3 for $1
Details: An evening of Fall Family Fun with games, face painting and lots of goodies. Costumes are optional but encouraged.
Pulse Halloween Bash at EMP
Who: Adults 21+
Where: EMP Museum
When: Saturday, October 27, doors open at 8 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $39 (general admission)
Details: 2,000 guests, DJ, band! Tickets are on sale now, prices increase as the date gets closer.
Where: Teatro ZinZanni
When: Saturday, October 27, 11:15pm
Cost: Tickets start at $25 for General Admission; all tickets require an additional $20 per person food and beverage credit.
Details: Prepare to get scared by the frighteningly stellar talent! Get decked out in your most creative costume and enter our contest. Note: this party is for grownups only.
Third Annual Queen Anne Halloween Monster Bash
Who: Adults 21+
Where: T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St
When: Saturday, October 27. 9pm
Cost: $10 early bird via BrownPaperTickets
Details: Third Annual stop Halloween party at TS McHugh’s. The owners plan on having more staff on hand to make sure all guests are properly hydrated. Limited to a set amount of guests, so buy tickets early.
Dia de Muertos: A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed
Where: Seattle Center Armory
When: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, noon-8pm
Details: Explore and experience the cultural roots of Mexico through live performances, spectacular sand paintings, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.
Candy and Costume Carnival
Where: Seattle Children’s Museum, 305 Harrison Street
When: Wednesday, October 31, 4:00 pm–8:00pm
Details: The Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting a Candy and Costume Carnival on Halloween. The museum will be open for FREE from 4pm to 8pm for families and their costumed little ones to enjoy indoor trick-or-treating.
Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s Annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration
Where: Mezcaleria Oxaca, 2123 Queen Anne Avenue N
When: Wednesday, October 31, 11:30am-11pm
Details: Day of the Dead celebration featuring a live mariachi band from 5:30-6:30pm, special Día de Muertos menu, costume party all day, treats, and more!
Additional events in nearby neighborhoods:
Ballard Monster Mash
Where: Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW
When: Friday, October 26, 6-8pm
Cost: $5 at the door, $4 ahead of time
Details: Calling all monsters, fairies and superheroes: this dance is for you! We will have a DJ spinning music so you can boogie the night away. Bring the whole family, wear your costume and come to enjoy dancing, crafts and snacks.
Magnolia Ghoulish Glow-in-the-Dark Night
Who: ages 4-10 only
Where: Magnolia Community Center, 2550 35th Ave. W
When: Friday, October 19, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $3 per child
Details: We’re turning our monthly family fun night into a real treat for youngsters. We’re turning out the lights and adding a little spookiness to our Bounce Houses and tumbling mats. Each child receives a glow necklace or stick, fee includes one glow item, additional items are $1 each. Costumes are encouraged!
Magnolia Li’l Spooky Things
Who: age 4 and younger
Where: Magnolia Community Center 2550 34th Ave. W
When: Wednesday, October 31, 11am-1pm
Cost: $3 per child
Details: Get the little spooky ones dressed for our morning Halloween event. We’ll be serving treats, decorating pumpkins, playing games and bouncing around. Costumes are encouraged!
Ft. Lawton Cemetery Adventure
Who: age 12 and older
Where: Discovery Park Visitor Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Date and time: Saturday, October 27, 2-4 p.m
Details: Join a volunteer naturalist for a guided adventure in the cemetery at Fort Lawton. Hear stories about Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park) and the days when it was a prisoner of war camp. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tot Trek Discovery Happy Halloween Hike
Where: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
When: Saturday, October 27, 10:30-11:45am
Wednesday, October 31, 10:30-11:45am
Details: Adults – grow outside with your children! Be sure to wear your costume for the fun hike discovering the animals of Halloween!
Pumkin Carving Contest & Haunted Conservatory Open House
Where: Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E Galer St
When: Wednesday, October 31, 5-8pm
Details: The Volunteer Park Conservatory is holding a Pumpkin Carving Contest – submit pumpkin carvings on Monday, October 29 between 7am and 6pm – winning pumpkins will decorate the Haunted Conservatory Open House on Halloween, others will fill the Spooky Pumpkin Graveyard. The Open House features treats, hot cider, a screening of Little Shop of Horrors, and a fortune teller.
Note: for Pumpkin Contestants: put your name and contact information inside or on the pumpkin; do not add candles or other lights; pumpkins will not be returned!
Additional neighborhood Halloween events further afield are listed here.
Have a Halloween event that you would like us to include in next week’s round-up? Send us an email with the details at email@example.com