If you're looking for Halloween and other fall events near Seattle, you've come to the right place! We've got plenty of local happenings going on over the next few months, both spooky and thirst-quenching.
Check out our event calendar for more details! The summer sunshine has started to fade away in Washington State but there are plenty of Seattle events in the Fall! As the green in the leaves transition into fall colors, the events in Seattle Southside and the surrounding area begin to transition as well. Fall isn't just limited to pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween—there is so much more to the season in Seattle Southside for everyone looking for things to do nearby.
Carpinito Brothers Farm 27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent, WA 98032 (253) 854-5692 Date: September 29 —October 31 Time: 9am to 6pm
Operating for over a month, this is the perfect go-to spot for family and friends. Pick the perfect pumpkin for pumpkin carving. Take the kids across the street to see farm animals and participate in fun, seasonal activities. Or, challenge yourself and your friends to see who can finish the maze first (or get lost trying). Regardless of what you decide to do, this is a yearly event with tons of fun you won’t want to miss!
Burien Brat Trot & Bavarian Fest
1000 W 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166 Date: October 7 Time: 10am to 6pm
Have you ever been to a Bavarian-themed 5K run and festival? If you haven’t, then don’t miss this one! The 5k starts at 10AM with a kids' 1k at 11am, and adult registrations (which can be made online) include a taster in the beer garden! Well-behaved doggies, strollers and Bavarian costumes are welcomed. The kiddos can even enjoy a root beer garden! Although it is a free event open to the public, it's also a fundraiser hosted by the Highline Schools Foundation to help benefit the students of the Highline district. Enjoy a fun workout and a delicious sausage for a good cause!
Haunted Factory Tour
Seattle Chocolate Company 1180 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188 Dates: Thursday-Sunday October 19-22 and 26-29 Time: 5-8:45 PM
The Haunted Factory Tour Experience is back and better than ever! Strange things are afoot at the Seattle Chocolate Factory...the chocolate is missing, the power is out, and something is lurking in the shadows... Can you brave the haunted factory and restore chocolate to all? Find out!
The Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale is perfect for plant owners and nature lovers alike. The botanical garden will host workshops on how to care for rhododendron plants and have a “fall color” tour. The botanical experts emphasize that the fall season is the perfect time to plant, therefore the plant sales will have their inventory marked half-off. There will be food trucks, family activities and even a petting zoo on Saturday! Although this event is free and open to the public, you will receive a garden pass for future visits with any purchases over $50 at their plant nursery or visitor center.
Not to be confused with Halloween, Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday that combines the Catholic religion and indigenous cultures. It is a holiday that honors and respects our deceased ancestors by setting up an altar with their picture and decorating it with marigold, decorations and offering food (think of the Disney movie "Coco"). The Burien Community Center is happily hosting this amazing event with cultural dances, traditional art and different activities for the family. This is a cultural event you don't want to miss!
The Museum of Flight celebrates Halloween family fun as “The Museum of Fright!” The museum’s spacious galleries provide Halloween carnival-style games and activities to spark imagination, innovation and get in the Halloween spirit. Take part in seasonal activities, special displays, and encounter other frightful surprises. Be sure to wear a costume!
Boo in Burien
Where: Downtown Burien Date: October 28 Time: Noon-4:00 p.m, followed by a pub crawl starting at 5PM
The annual safe trick-or-treat in downtown Burien features many family friendly neighborhood activities and trick-or-treating. Activities include: creepy crawlers pub crawl (Age 21+) starting at 5PM, shopping and dining specials, and of course trick-or-treating.