If you're looking for Halloween 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.

Top 7 Fall-themed Events You Need to Check Out In Seattle Southside

  1. Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
  2. Burien Brat Trot & Rainier Beer Festival
  3. R-Day Rainier Beer Festival
  4. Waterland Fall Wine and Art Walk
  5. Haunted Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate
  6. Fall Foliage Festival
  7. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  8. Des Moines Concert Series
  9. Museum of Fright
  10. Boo in Burien
  11. Oktoberfest at Cedarbrook Lodge


Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Pumpkins at the market

27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent, WA 98032

(253) 854-5692

Date: September 27 —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

runners dressed as hot dogs

1000 W 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166

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!


Waterland Fall Wine and Art Walk

Wine glasses in a row

22506 Marine View Dr. S, Suite 301, Des Moines, WA 98198

Date: Saturday October 

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. 


Haunted Factory Tour

Scary Man Holding a Lantern

Seattle Chocolate Company

1180 Andover Park West, Seattle, WA 98188

October 31, 5-9pm

SAVE THE DATE 🎃 Though we’re sad to say that Seattle Chocolate won't be holding their beloved Haunted Factory Tour this year, they can’t let Halloween pass without celebrating all things 👻 SPOOKY 👻 with the local community! Join them on Halloween evening from 5-9pm at their flagship store for a safe & family-friendly drive-through trick or treat experience, complete with a few familiar faces ☠️ and truffles to share.


Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale

Rhododendron flowers

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

2525 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003

(253) 838-4646

Date: Saturday &Sunday

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)

two traditionally face painted people Day of the Dead

November 1-15

This annual celebration has moved to a virtual setting for 2020. Be sure to follow the City of Burien's Facebook event page for all the details.

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!

Des Moines Arts Commission Presents: Virtual Concert Series

Des Moines Arts Commission Virtual Concert Series

Various dates October-November

If you miss concerts as much as we do, you'll be happy to know that the Des Moines Arts Commission has sponsored a virtual concert series spanning from October to November! Acts and dates are listed below, but check the Des Moines Arts Commission Facebook page for all the details.

October 30 - 6PM - Buzz Brump
November 6 - 6PM - Winehouse
November 13 - 6PM - Elena Maque Music
November 20 - 6PM - Ethan Tucker

The Museum of Fright

Costumed kids walking in the bridge at the Museum of Flight

October 31

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. Visit Frankenstein’s Lab in the Aviation Learning Center, hop through an obstacle course under the Blackbird and encounter other frightful surprises. Be sure to wear a costume! www.museumofflight.org

Boo in Burien

October 24, Noon-4:00 p.m.

The annual safe trick-or-treat in downtown Burien features many neighborhood activities and trick-or-treating. Activities include: creepy crawlers pub crawl and costume content (Age 21+), Weinerdog races, canine costume contest, haunted houses and of course, trick-or-treating.

Oktoberfest at Cedarbrook Lodge

Fridays and Saturdays through October

Oktoberfest at Cedarbrook Lodge

No need to travel to Munich, the Cedarbrook Lodge is bringing Oktoberfest to you this year! Kick back by the fire and enjoy authentic German fare and beer specials. The full Oktoberfest menu will be served Fridays and Saturdays through October, with a selection of food and drink specials available daily.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended. Please call 206.214.4282.