West Seattle Halloween (etc.) Guide 2017

(Updated 10/31/2017) While you can find most of these Halloween/Harvest/Fall Festival/Dia de Los Muertos/etc. events in by-date order on the regular WSB West Seattle Event Calendar page, we have grouped them here by type of event for your reference. Got a seasonal event you don’t see here? Please e-mail info to editor@westseattleblog.com ASAP. Thank you!


OCTOBER 31, ADMIRAL DISTRICT: Trick-or-Treating in The Admiral District, participating merchants, this year on Halloween! Look for those displaying this sign that day:

3-6 pm. (California/Admiral and vicinity)

OCTOBER 31, WESTWOOD VILLAGE: 4-6 pm trick-or-treating at the shopping center this year on Halloween. (2600 SW Barton)

OCTOBER 31, WEST SEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 5:30-7:30 pm, Trunk-or-Treaet. Free!

Join us for Halloween night at West Seattle Christian Church. We’ll have decorated trunks, full of candy, parked in our lot directly behind our Sanctuary. Inside our gym everyone can enjoy a warm beverage, cookie decorating, face painting, and a small bounce house for the youngest kids. Please invite your friends, family and neighbors for a fun, safe and dry trick or treating experience!

(4400 42nd SW)

OCTOBER 31, GRACE CHURCH: Trunk Or Treat at Grace Church, 6-8 pm on Halloween night. (10323 28th Ave SW)


(Past-season pumpkins at Metropolitan Market [WSB sponsor])

OCTOBER 31: Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest, 4-7 pm at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor). (41st/42nd/Admiral Way)


‘HAUNTED PUMPKIN PATCH’ ON ALKI: The photo above and invitation below are from Tawd:

We have lived on Alki for 8 years, and as much as we love it, the Halloween spirit just doesn’t seem to make it to the water front. I have worked in the Halloween Industry for 20 years, including as ChesterJester, performing and scaring at Six Flags Magic Mountains Fright Fest in Los Angeles. So we thought it was time to bring the Halloween Spirit to Alki.

Monday and Tuesday (Halloween) 7:30 -10:30 pm visitors are welcome to walk through the haunted pumpkin patch in our front yard, full of carved pumpkins, skeletons, zombies, and giant spiders. We will be giving out candy on Halloween.

(2130 Alki Ave SW)

NIGHTLY THROUGH OCTOBER 31: Halloween Light Show by the folks who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm nightly – probably a little later on October 28th and 31st. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

THROUGH HALLOWEEN: Spooky decorations, with the photo above sent to us by the folks at 2747 44th Ave SW, who invite you to come see.

THROUGH HALLOWEEN: More spooky decorations – the photo above was sent to us by Sonia, who says, “Saw this AWESOME Halloween Display on 48th between Hinds and Spokane. Worth driving by!! Chock full of cool scenes.”

OCTOBER 31: Larringtons Ranch Haunted House. 7 pm-10 pm. Suggested for ages 10 and up. Free “but we accept donations of cans toward support of the local food bank.” (Erskine Way/SW Hudson)

OCTOBER 31: Meeds Manor Haunted House, 5-9:30 pm: “Come visit the Meeds residence on Halloween night in the Seaview neighborhood. We have sweet treats and plenty of scary tricks. Admission is always free but we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.” (5415 49th Ave SW)

OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1: Skeleton Theatre will be back – we saw the sign and stage in the yard – 6-9 pm each night. ADDED – here’s the plan, from ST:

The theme this year is “Back to our Roots”. Through the years people have asked us to do this again, so we’re going to do a show consisting of pop culture clips – like we did for the first two years of Skeleton Theatre a decade ago. With a few new tricks added in.

We will end with one original scene: it’s a preview for the new show that we’ll be putting up next year. Just not enough time to get that one completely finished this year…rushing it would have meant too great a loss of quality, so we’ll finish it during the coming year and put it on stage next Halloween.

(36th SW/SW Hanford)

OCTOBER 31:Nightmare on 44th“: Animatronics and more in a spooky West Seattle yard. 6-9 pm Halloween night – check in via Twitter and Instagram to see what’s new this year. (44th SW between Charlestown and Andover)

OCTOBER 31: Halloween Trivia and Costume Contest at Ounces, 7-9 pm: “Grab a costume and come out for a fun-filled night of Halloween Trivia! Entry is free…just round up your team and come on down! Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd — and special for Halloween night, we’ll be doing a Costume Contest!” (3809 Delridge Way SW)

NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4: The Cabiri in “Ghost Game XI: Beyond The Veil” dessert theater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, doors open 7:30 pm. Full details here; buy your ticket(s) here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)


THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST: It’s the Pumpkin Junction festival at The Beer Junction, daily details on TBJ’s website. (4511 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: 9 pm-midnight at Parliament Tavern, Hallo-WEEN Spectacular! w/ Boys Club (Ween Tribute) and The Heebie Jeebies, who are the ultimate holiday party band for the end of October as they play the scariest tunes in town. Boys Club follows it up with a tribute to Ween featuring the album “White Pepper” in its entirety. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)


THROUGH OCTOBER 31: Art Glass Pumpkin Patch at Avalon Glassworks in Luna Park: Hundreds of handmade glass pumpkins. (2914 SW Avalon Way)


NOVEMBER 2: Sugar Skull Decoration at White Center Library, 4-5:30 pm:

Learn how to decorate a pre-molded sugar skull, the making of ‘papel picado and a small banner in honor to a loved one. A significance of the Altar will be discussed, where sugar skulls play an important part, among others elements such as: marigolds, candles, photos, pan de muerto, etc. Class will be illustrated with books, photos and colorful memorabilia about Dia de los Muertos.

(1409 SW 107th)

NOVEMBER 2: Dia de los Muertos @ Mission Cantina:

Light a candle at our ofrenda (altar) to honor departed loved ones. Pig roast & drink specials start @ 4:00 pm, Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana @ 7:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information, see our website.

(2325 California SW)

One more nudge: If you have a Halloween-related (or alternative) event and it’s not here, please e-mail info ASAP to editor@westseattleblog.com so we can add it – thank you!

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