To help you get through the sugar-induced weekend, we’ve put together a fantastic lineup of events. On our radar: a pumpkin party with the animals, a popular Halloween bash on the hill, a non-scary party for lil’ punkins and a kooky Halloween event in Bellevue. If you’re looking for even more excitement, check out our list of Halloween events that are low on sugar, but high on fun and scroll down for more weekend picks!

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Take your costumed cuties to Capitol Hill for this annual Halloween extravaganza. In addition to live performances, games and plenty of hands-on activities at the circus-themed carnival, kids can participate in a traditional costume parade led by a marching band and enjoy trick-or-treating along Broadway & Pike and Pine Streets. Sat. Event details.

Pumpkin Bash & Trick-or-Treating at Woodland Park Zoo
Kids 12 and under who wear their Halloween costumes to Woodland Park Zoo this weekend will receive free admission with each paying adult. While you’re there, watch the hippos, bears, jaguars and monkeys crunch, smash and stomp on pumpkins and enjoy trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed activities and plenty of non-scary fun inside Zoomazium. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest
Put on your best Halloween costume and head to West Seattle for a day of community fun. There will be crafts and activities for kids along with a chili cook-off, pumpkin pie eating contest and costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band, plus prizes, trick-or-treating and of course, a great fall bounty at the local farmers market. Sun. Event details.


Pee Wee Monster Bash
This annual Halloween carnival is perfect for little ones who are looking for a not-too-spooky party. Come in costume and participate in the cookie walk and monster mash, go swamp fishing, make arts and crafts and play Halloween-themed games. Pre-registration is required. Fri. Event details.


Halloween on the Hill
Gather up your little monsters and petite princesses and head to this awesome event at South Bellevue Community Center. Expect to find delish food, carnival games and live entertainers, plus the Dessert Theater on the Hill, the annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race (think: pumpkins on wheels!), the Haunted Movie on the Hill and Zip Scare. Sat. Event details.

Halloween Spooktacular
Don your spookiest and kookiest costumes and head to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for a day of spooktacular activities. Make melted masterpieces you can draw with, create your own pumpkin play dough to take home, shop in the Mysterious Mercantile for pumpkin parts and enjoy sweet treats, pizza and other activities. Sun. Event details.

Kristina Moy


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