This weekend, we’ve got a jump-start on Halloween with lots of ghostly events for the whole family. Our roundup of fun includes a spooktacular Halloween bash for Children’s Hospital, a costume inspired race, a super-fun day for your lil’ archaeologist, a Halloween parade, a rockin’ party with Caspar Babypants, and a DIY grand opening celebration. Learn how to make apple cider and apple butter, go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, and take home lots of fresh apples at the Apple Harvest Festival at Dog Mountain Farm. Or check out the Halloween festivals going on at several Seattle-area community centers including High Point, Delridge, Ravenna-Eckstein, and Green Lake.


Monster Bash For Children’s Hospital (pictured)
Rain or shine, grab your lil’ ghosts and goblins and fly by St. Stephen’s for a spooktacular celebration presented by Susannah White’s THREE FEET of SUNSHINE Guild. Come in costume for a hair-raising haunted house and enjoy pony rides, kiddie tunes, ghoulish games and prizes, creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating, a Yummy Mummy cupcake walk, and a costume contest. Plus, everyone will enjoy popcorn, cotton candy, and Halloween Trophy Cupcakes. All proceeds from this event will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital Pediatric Advanced Care Team. Bonus: Bring a new, unused costume for a Seattle Children’s patient and receive an extra special treat! Sat., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Seattle. $13. All ages. Event details.

Spooky Fun Run
Put on your Halloween costume, lace up your tennies, and run or walk in this two-mile Halloween fun run. Plus, enjoy a special Tot Sprint for the little ones (ages 3-5) and receive a tee shirt, award, and refreshments after the race. Sat., 9:30 pm – 12:00 pm. Seattle. $15. Pre-registration required. Ages 3 to 12. Event details.

Ice Age Archaeology Day
Head over to the Burke Museum and learn what life was like during the last Ice Age through special hands-on activities and presentations by Burke archaeologists. Plus, see and touch a variety of fossils and learn how to throw an atlatl. Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.


Halloween Dress Rehearsal Party
Come celebrate Halloween (a little early!) at the Bellevue Disney Store. Kiddos will enjoy games, a special viewing of Rapunzel’s coronation, and a costume parade. Plus, all kiddos (ages 3 and up) who wear their Halloween costume will receive a free gift. Fri., 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm & 6:00 pm; Sat.,10:30 am & 12:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

Boo Bash with Caspar Babypants
Our favorite kindie rocker, Caspar Babypants, will be rockin’ KidsQuest Museum at this super-fun family concert. Come sing and dance, hang out with Chris Ballew, explore the Museum, and chow down on some yummy pizza. Hint: Purchase your tickets in advance; this event will sell out fast! Sat., 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $12. Tickets required. Pre-registration recommended. All ages. Event details.

Splendid Grand Opening Celebration
Splendid is celebrating its grand opening with lots of family-friendly activities in Bellevue Square’s Center Court. Design your own Splendid scarf by mixing and matching fabrics, take a Fun with Fabrics workshop and create a one-of-a-kind necklace, bracelet or key fob or purchase a Fun with Fabrics to-go kit that includes all the ingredients necessary to construct DIY accessories at home. Plus, enjoy sips and snacks, a relaxing lounge area, blocks for the little ones, and plenty of opportunities to make some fabulous holiday gifts. Sat., 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy