The countdown to Halloween is on and this weekend’s roundup includes lots of non-scary family fun for the Littles. For starters, we’ve got a frightfully fun time at the Museum of Flight, a rockin’ story time, and a pumpkin party with the animals. We’ve also got a kooky Halloween carnival, a green Halloween festival, and a spooktacular costume party. For a ghoulish good time, head over to the Meadowbrook Community Center and enjoy Halloween tunes, bouncy toys, and a carnival in the pool. Or take your lil’ ghosts and goblins to Noogiefest for cookie decorating, fortune telling, and pumpkin painting plus games and prizes, a haunted house, and a performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance. Have a safe, happy Halloween from all of us at Red Tricycle!

Seattle

The Museum of Fright! (pictured)
Get ready to be scared silly with lots of safe and fun educational activities at this annual family-friendly event. Enjoy Halloween treats, ghost parachute drops, shadow puppets, and ghost stories. Plus, take a stormy flight on a frightful simulator. Fri. 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Caspar Babypants & Kate Endle
Join Kate Endle and kindie rocker Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Bellew of The Presidents of the United States of America!) for a very rockin’ story time! Kate and Chris will be sharing their new book, Bunny Rabbit in the Sunlight. Fri., 11:00 am. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Pumpkin Bash
Take the kiddos to Woodland Park Zoo for Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, and lots of animal encounters. Plus, watch as the hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys, and other animals crunch, smash, and even stomp on pumpkins! Bonus: Kiddos 12 and under who wear their Halloween costume will receive free admission with a paying adult. Sat. & Sun., 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Pee Wee Monster Bash
Put on your Halloween costume and boogie on over to the North Kirkland Community Center for this annual not so spooky Halloween bash! This carnival style party will include the monster mash and the ghoulish cookie walk plus swamp fishing for treats and arts and crafts. Hint: This event usually sells out; pre-register early to guarantee your spot. Fri., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Kirkland. $10. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 0-5. Event details.

Green Halloween Festival
Looking to go green this year for Halloween? This outdoor, family-friendly festival (now in its 11th year!) is an autumn tradition in Issaquah. Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy a haunted house, a 4D mobile theater, carnival rides, games, pony rides, inflatables, healthy food, music, and lots of giveaways! The festival is a partnership with Greenhalloween.org with a goal of making Halloween safer and healthier for our kiddos and the environment. Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Issaquah. $1 to $20. All ages. Event details.

Costume Party @ Dizzy’s Bus Stop
Head over to Dizzy’s Bus Stop for a spooktacular costume party! Activities include games, crafts, and lots of tumbling plus trick-or-treating! Bonus: Bring a food or clothing donation and save $2 off admission. Sun., 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Bellevue. $7 per child. 8 months and older. Event details.

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–Kristina Moy