We’re cruising through October with a supersized dose of family fun. Consider: a production based on a popular Disney film, a spooktacular magic show, a super-fun fall festival and a special clinic for stuffies. If that’s not enough excitement, put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to Zoo Boo at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to watch the animals receive pumpkin enrichments and to participate in special fall-themed activities. Read on to find out what other fall-themed activities are on our weekend radar.

photo: Deen van Meer 


Disney’s Aladdin (pictured)
This thrilling new musical production of Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales, will be filled with unforgettable beauty, magic and comedy. Expect to be swept into an exotic world of daring adventure and timeless romance while enjoying your favorite songs from the film along with new ones written just for this show. Thurs.-Sun (through Oct. 29). Event details.

Halloween Family Magic Show
Take the whole fam to the Seattle Center to see this Halloween-themed magic show. Watch as Magician Raymond combines comedy, magic, spooky stage illusions, ghost stories and lots of audience participation into one jam-packed hour of fun. Psst…at the end of the show, kids from the audience will earn a magic trick. Sat. Event details

Fauntleroy Fall Festival 
This annual neighborhood bash will have a little something for everyone. Expect to find hands-on activities and crafts, food, pony rides, a climbing wall and bouncy house, plus pumpkin decorating, a petting farm, an award-winning cake walk and more. Sun. Event details.


Bellevue Zip Scare
Kick off your Halloween season by taking a ride on a scary, creepy, crazy-fun zip line in the dark! Riders will get to experience one suspension bridge and three zip lines brightened with glow-sticks. Psst…riders must be at least 9 years old and weigh between 60–275 pounds. Fri.& Sat. Event details.

Teddy Bear Clinic
Your tots can bring their favorite stuffed animal to KidsQuest Children’s Museum to experience an annual physical. Animal buddies will get their eyes, ears and weight checked by real docs and nurses and kids watching will get a better sense of what happens when they visit the doctor. Psst…a mini-hospital will be set up to take care of minor animal injuries. Sat. Event details.

Do the Dandiya!
Join other Seattle families at Microsoft for this evening of food, fun and friendship. Nosh on delish ethic foods while immersing yourself in Indian culture, learning Bollywood moves and embracing cultural diversity. Sat. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

— Kristina Moy