With so many Halloween events in the weeks leading up to the 31st, it’s almost impossible to keep the candy at bay. That’s why we searched the city for low-sugar Halloween events that still pack a spooktacular punch. From Halloween-themed shows, to costumed fun runs, to underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations, read on for 16 not-too-sugary Halloween happenings for your costumed cuties.

Fright Fest at Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

Starting on Sep. 29, Washington’s largest amusement park transforms into a spooktacular Halloween fun zone to deliver hair-raising entertainment for park-goers of all ages. In addition to more than 25 rides operating in the dark, little goblins (12 & under) can enjoy endless Halloween fun in Booville, a scare-free zone designed just for kids. Activities include a craft station, carnival-style games and a nightly dance-a-long. For older sibs and thrill-seekers, Fright Fest includes two bloodcurdling haunted houses and a haunted trail.

Good to Know: None of the decorations around the park are scary and the haunted houses are easily avoidable.

36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S.
Federal Way, Wa 98003
253-661-8000
Online: wildwaves.com

Dates: Weekends, Sep. 29-Oct. 29, 2017
Cost: $11.99-$24.99 (purchase discount tickets online)

photo: Kristina Moy

Are you a trick or treat-free Seattle family? Tell us how you keep Halloween a low-sugar holiday without skimping on the fun in the comments below!

— Kristina Moy & Katie Kavulla