Halloween is just about here and this weekend’s roundup includes plenty of non-scary family fun! On our spooktacular radar: a treasure hunt for treats, a trick-or-treating extravaganza, a high-flying Halloween party, a monster bash for little squirts, a green Halloween festival, and a hands-on Halloween activity! If that’s not enough pre-Halloween excitement, check out the Halloween Costume Party at Dizzy’s Bus Stop, the Pumpkin Carving Party at Seattle Children’s Museum, and the 4th Annual MONSTER BASH fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital.


Admiral Treats & Treasures
Take your lil’ ghosts and goblins to the Admiral District for this annual trick-or-treating and treasure hunting extravaganza! Follow the treasure map, collect treats and stamps from participating businesses, and turn in your map for a chance to win a treasure box full of loot! Fri., 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront
Kiddos can trick-or-treat along the Seattle waterfront and enjoy a special show and tell with Seattle firefighters. If you need to warm up along the way, head inside the Seattle Aquarium for underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations, spooky Halloween activities, and fun treats! Sun., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Firefighter demonstration 11:00 am – 1:00 pm). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

The Museum of Fright! (pictured)
Get ready to be scared silly with lots of safe and fun educational activities at this annual Halloween event. Enjoy face painting, ghost stories, pumpkin bowling, and stormy flights on a frightful simulator! Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Seattle. $5 to $10 (Kids 17 and under in costume Free). All ages. Event details.


Pee Wee Monster Bash Carnival
Put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to the North Kirkland Community Center for this annual not-so-spooky Halloween carnival. Activities will include a cookie walk, movement maze, swamp fishing, monster craft, witch hat ring toss, and much more! Fri., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Kirkland. $10.95 to $13.14. Pre-registration recommended. Ages birth to 5. Event details.

Green Halloween Festival
Looking to go green this year for Halloween? This outdoor, family-friendly festival will feature a kiddie monster mash flash mob, a petting zoo, carnival rides, games, pony rides, inflatables, healthy food, and lots of “green” giveaways! Sat., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Issaquah. Free admission (some activities require tickets). All ages. Event details.

Free Family Fun Day: BAM-O-WEEN!
Take the kiddos to Bellevue Arts Museum for tons of hands-on Halloween fun! Kids can make magic hats, shaker brooms, fall masks, BAM-O-WEEN mobiles, pumpkin piñatas, and dancing spiders as well as see a special performance by the Seattle Children’s Theatre! Sun., 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (SCT performance at 2:00 pm). Bellevue. Free. Ages 4 to 12. Event details.

What will you be doing this weekend to get ready for Halloween?

— Kristina Moy