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's Backyard.
Here are the top 7 fall-themed events you need to check out:
- Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
- Burien Brat Trot & Rainier Beer Festival
- R-Day 2019 Rainier Beer Festival
- Waterland Fall Wine and Art Walk
- Haunted Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate
- Fall Foliage Festival
- Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent, WA 98032
Date: September 27, 2019—October 31, 2019
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!
1000 W 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166
Date: Sunday September 29, 2019
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Have you ever been to a Bavarian-themed 5K run and festival? If you haven’t, then don’t miss this one! This event has a 5K Run starting at 1pm and a 1-Mile Run starting at 2pm at the corner of 10th Street and 152nd Street in Burien. Once you have completed your run, stop by the Tin Room Bar where they will be selling sausages in front of their beer garden. Registering online is preferred but you may register at the event as well. Doggies, strollers and Bavarian costumes are welcomed. Although it is an event open to the public, the event is 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!
5706 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm
If running a 5K isn’t your thing and you'd rather listen to some live music in a beer garden, then check out this festival in Georgetown. The R-Day Beer Festival is completely free and open to adults over 21-years-old. Live music will be performed by the heavy metal Red Fang, modern grunge band Wild Powwers and the Seattle-based EDM producer Chong the Nomad!
22506 Marine View Dr. S, Suite 301, Des Moines, WA 98198
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Stroll along the scenic Des Moines Marina & Waterfront and take in breathtaking art from local artists and sips from regional national wineries. Plus, you'll have a chance to visit 8 shops along the Waterfront for wine and snacks so you'll stay warm even if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Seattle Chocolate Company
1180 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188
Date: Thursday Oct. 17—Sunday Oct. 20 &
Thursday Oct. 24—Sunday Oct. 27
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Venture into a “haunted” chocolate factory, where you will encounter lab spirits trying to stop your quest to find the missing treasure. Gather clues to speak with Ixcacao, the Goddess of Chocolate, who will help you get closer to the treasure room. This has sold out two years in a row, so you don't want to miss this spooky (and sweet) event!
Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
2525 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003
Date: Saturday Oct. 19, 2019 & Sunday Oct. 20, 2019
Time: 10am to 4pm
This event 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.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166
Date: Friday Nov. 1, 2019
Time: 6pm to 9pm
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!