The countdown to Halloween is on, and this weekend’s roundup includes plenty of non-scary family fun. For starters, we have a rockin’ concert under the big top, a neighborhood fall festival and a family production with lots of LOL moments. We also have a sweet production, a popular Halloween-themed carnival and a non-spooky train ride. If you’re looking for even more family fun, head to Northwest Trek for Halloween-themed activities, a special nighttime tram tour and trick-or-treating throughout the park.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival

photo: Kristina Moy


Super Fun Party Time!
Recess Monkey is returning to the Teatro Zinzanni tent and you don’t want to miss all the excitement! This latest family show will feature songs from the band’s latest album, Novelties alongside spectacular cirque performances from Teatro ZinZanni’s dinner show. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival (pictured)
This neighborhood fall bash will have a little something for everyone. Enjoy children’s activities, fab food and pony rides, plus pumpkin decorating, live entertainment and an award-winning cake walk.  Sun. Event details.


The Emperor’s New Clothes
In this latest StoryBook Theater production, the Emperor is a vain and silly guy – always looking for the most beautiful and expensive new clothing. Along come two tricksters who fool the Emperor into believing that nothing is something. Will the Emperor’s pride cause him to wander the kingdom in his long johns, or will everyone—including the audience—tell him the naked truth? You’ll have to see the production to find out. Sun. Event details.


Studio East’s Willy Wonka
Enter a world of pure imagination at Studio East’s latest production. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows famous candy maker Willy Wonka as he stages a contest, hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. From oompa loompas to never-ending-gobstoppers, this production will have surprises at every turn. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Kids of all ages will love this spooktacular event at South Bellevue Community Center. There will be food, games and entertainment at the Halloween-themed carnival, plus The 6th Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race (think pumpkins on wheels!), mini golf, a dark zip line and more. Sat. Event details.

Halloween Train
Don your Halloween costume and take a ride through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley aboard an antique steam train. In addition to the non-scary train ride, there will be old-fashioned cider press demonstrations, Halloween decorations at the Depot and complimentary warm apple cider. Come in costume and receive a $2 discount; all kids in costume will also receive a prize. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Will you be enjoying some pre-Halloween fun this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy