It’s here! Your ghoulish guide to celebrating the fall harvest and Halloween season right here in Seattle’s most vibrant community. From pumpkin carvings to haunted houses, tricks and treats to ghostly events and much more, this is how we get our thrills and chills in South Seattle!
1. Ghostly (Board) Game Night at Cafe Red
It’s Board Game Night with a festive twist! Bring your Halloween costume and let the battles begin. Feel free to bring your favorite game(s), or play one of ours. Bonus points for board game related costumes. Hosted by the one and only Dre Anderson on Thur., Oct. 12. Beer, wine, our new Pumpkin Spice Mead, and food available for purchase!
2. Dogtoberfest 2017
Hosted by Urban Feed & Garden on Sat., Oct. 21, with local brew from Counterbalance Brewing, Jelleyfish Brewing and Perihelion Brewery and live music by Peter Radermacher. Bring your dog for the costume contest and buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win. All proceeds go to the Seattle Humane Pet Project. Tickets are $10 and include a tasting at each brewery. Purchase tickets at the door. Dog Costume Contest is at 2:30 and winners will be announced at 3.
3. Movie Night with LSPNA
Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association is hosting Movie Night on Fri., Oct. 27, at the community club (4916 S Angeline) with “Harry Potter, Sorcerer’s Stone.” Doors open at 6:30 pm. Bring your refresments, we supply the popcorn. Costumes welcome!
4. Halloween Carnival & Haunted House
Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave S) will host its Halloween Carnival & Haunted House on Fri., Oct. 27, from 6-7:30 pm, with five game tickets for $1 and haunted house admission for $2.
5. Freaky Friday Rainbow Bingo!
Eat, drink and be scary on Fri., Oct. 27, with the Southeast Seattle Senior Center as we play RAINBOW Bingo just in time for Halloween! Carve out some time to let the ghoul times roll with guest MC Bobbi Jo, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and all of your favorite friends. $20 advance ticket price includes 12 games. Beer, jello-shots, and food available separately. This event sells out – get your tickets soon. Price goes up day of event: $25
6. Toddler Halloween Fest
Come join us as we get into the Halloween spirit! We will have costume contests with prizes, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, Toddler Gym, pumpkin painting, and more. Ages 1-5. Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S); Sat., Oct. 28, 10 am to noon. FREE.
7. Run Scared 5K
Earn your candy at the eighth annual Run Scared 5K, a Halloween fun run with proceeds benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Held at Seward Park on Sun., Oct. 29, at 9 am. Prizes for best costumes, top runners and tons of random door prizes. Walkers welcome, no time limit. Dogs on short leashes and strollers also welcome. Candy corn tasting bar and pumpkin bread at the finish line. Maybe even a few spooky surprises along the way!
8. Halloween Ice Scream Social
Let the kids preview their Halloween Costumes by joining in the costume parade at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club’s Annual Ice Cream Social (4916 S Angeline St.) on Sun., Oct. 29, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Enjoy a scoop of Full Tilt Ice Cream (including a vegan option), scary music and a little too much candy. Party favors for the kids and lot’s of space to run around. Free for LSPCC Members and nominal donation requested for non-members.
9. The Fright On 44th Haunted House
Since the mid nineties, the Fright has been expanding by popular demand. It now consists of a backyard maze with live actors, props, attractions, tricks, treats, and the unexpected. Admission is free; donations welcome. All ages are welcome but parental supervision is recommended. Presenting Haunted Holidays on Tues., Oct. 31.
10. The Museum of Fright
Ghosts, witches, and bats take to the skies at the Museum of Flight’s annual Halloween celebration on Sun., Oct. 29, from 10 am to 3 pm (9404 E. Marginal Way S.). Make your very own ghostly creature that floats through the air and have lots of spooky fun in the Museum’s galleries. Plus, get festive with ghost stories, monster bowling and spooky flight simulator rides. Cost: $5 to $10 (under 17 in costume free).
11. Boo Bash at the Beach: Rainier Beach Halloween Party
The biggest free Halloween event in the entire City of Seattle, Boo Bash at the Beach is a fun, safe Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treat event held in the well-lit, flat parking lot of Rainier Beach Safeway (9262 Rainier Ave. S.) with entertainment, magic, Thriller Dancing, and storytelling by award-winning local children’s author JL Cheatam. Open to all kids, and kids-at-heart! Tues., Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 pm; FREE.
12. Columbia City Trick or Treat
Tues., Oct. 31, 4 to 6 pm. The kids crawl will take place along Rainier’s historic corridor. Look for orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses.
13. 13th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration
Join El Centro de la Raza’s 13th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration on Thur., Nov. 2 (2524 16th Ave S.), featuring a free altar/ofrenda exhibit, community dinner and children’s activities from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Free admission, dinner & limited street parking.
Does your South Seattle business or organization have a fun Halloween event you’d like to share with the community? Add all the pertinent details to the comment section below and we just might add to our official guide!