With Halloween on the horizon, we’ve got some frightfully fun events going on around the city this weekend. On our radar: a magical evening at Moonpaper Tent, a fall festival near the ferry dock, a co-op event with some very well known kindie rockers (think Caspar Babypants and Recess Monkey!), an evening with bats, a portrait shoot for a good cause, and a hula show with lots of Aloha Spirit. If you’re looking for a costume-required activity, take the kiddos to Zoo Boo at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Dress in your favorite costume and receive a $2 discount off admission and enjoy lots of indoor and outdoor activities plus treats, photo opps, and a scavenger hunt. And if you’re looking for some incredible deals on gently used kids clothing, toys, books, strollers or furniture, check out the Ballard Co-op Kids Gear Sale on Phinney Ridge.


Parents Night Out
Enjoy a night out on the town while your kiddos enjoy a night out at Moonpaper Tent. This whimsical and magical evening will include creative drama adventures, dress-up, and crafts. Fri., 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Seattle. $30. Registration required. Ages 4 and up. Event details.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival (pictured)
This annual family festival has a little something for everyone, from children’s activities to pony rides to pumpkin decorating. Plus, this year’s festival will include hair braiding, a cake decorating contest, an old fashioned cake walk, and a showing of Thomas Lavoie’s feature-length movie, Sherlock Holmes 2. Sun., 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Come and celebrate local cooperative businesses at this annual event designed for the whole family. Learn about different Northwest co-ops, sample food products, enjoy family-friendly activities, and catch live performances by Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, Ravenna Woods, and The Moondoggies! Plus, enter to win some amazing prizes donated by local co-ops. Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


Pictures For A Purpose
Get a jump start on your holiday to-do list by getting your kiddos’ picture taken with a professional photographer. All proceeds from this annual fundraising event, put on by Eastside Women of Purpose, will help fight child trafficking. Sat., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Redmond. $40 to $100. Registration required. All ages. Event details.

Hawaii – Past, Present & Future
At this First Annual Ho’ike (dance recital), take a journey through Hawaii’s history with the dancers of Seattle Hula Productions. Watch the beautiful transformation of the hula from its earliest beginnings and share the Aloha Spirit through traditional songs and dances. Sun., 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Bellevue. $25-30. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy