West Seattle Halloween (etc.) Guide 2016

(Updated 10/20/2016) 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 28, HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL: Preschool Trick-or-Treat – an indoor event: “We are inviting children age 5 and under with an adult to come trick or treat INSIDE at our Holy Rosary classrooms! We will have a mix of candy and non-candy items.” 1-2:30 pm. (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

OCTOBER 28, ADMIRAL DISTRICT: Trick-or-Treating in The Admiral District, participating merchants – look for those displaying this sign that day:


3-6 pm, California/Admiral and vicinity.

OCTOBER 30, WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL: The Junction’s trick-or-treating is again happening during the Harvest Festival (co-sponsored by WSB).

10 am-2 pm (activities at 10 am, chili competition at 11 am, kids’ costume parade led by the West Seattle HS Marching Band at 11:30 am, trick-or-treating noon-2 pm; Farmers’ Market in the street as usual). In The Junction, California SW will be closed between Edmunds and Oregon, and SW Alaska will be closed between 44th and 42nd.

OCTOBER 30, WHITE CENTER: Trick-or-treating 3-6 pm at participating businesses. More info on this Facebook event page. Plus, Kimya Dawson in concert at Full Tilt Ice Cream, 3 pm! (9629 16th SW)

OCTOBER 31, WESTWOOD VILLAGE: The shopping center plans trick-or-treating 5-7 pm on Halloween.


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

OCTOBER 29: Kids’ pumpkin-decorating at PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor), 9-noon. PCC provides the pumpkins, decorating supplies, and a healthy snack. (California SW & SW Stevens)


OCTOBER 22: Solstice Park P-Patch Harvest Festival, 2-5 pm. “Rain or shine we will be @ SW Webster and Fauntleroy Way SW (next to Lincoln Park Tennis Courts) – Pumpkin Carving/Painting, Plant Sale, Refreshments, Organic Produce/Home Preserves, Local grown apples. Come and join the fun.”

OCTOBER 23: Fauntleroy Fall Festival, 2-5 pm. Details here – lots of fun (including the cake contest/cakewalk) at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Church, YMCA, and vicinity. (9131-9140 California SW)

OCTOBER 24: Harvest Festival, 5-7 pm at The Salvation Army‘s gym. “Come dressed up in costumes to win a costume contest, play carnival games, win prizes, and of course- a ton of candy before Halloween even gets here! Free. Fun. Safe. All ages. No drugs or alcohol permitted.” (9050 16th SW)

OCTOBER 27: Toddler Pumpkinpalooza at High Point Community Center, 10 am–noon. “Join the High Point Community Center staff and enjoy age-appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, arts and crafts activities, and snacks.” $5. (6920 34th SW)

OCTOBER 27: Glow in the Dark Party at Delridge Community Center, 6-7:30 pm. Free! “For ages 12 and under: Come dressed in your best glow-in-the-dark costume, or any costume, and try the glow-in-the-dark ring toss, tic-tac-toe, bowling, and other fun games.” (4501 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 28: Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest, 3-6 pm at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor). Prizes for cutest, scariest, most-creative costumes. (41st/42nd/Admiral Way)

OCTOBER 28: Halloween Carnival at Hiawatha Community Center, 6-8 pm. “Start your Halloween off with a frighteningly fun-filled evening for the family! Wear your costumes and enjoy carnival games, crafts, and spooktacular activities.” $5/family. (2700 California SW)

OCTOBER 28: 6-8 pm, carnival at Alki Community Center, ages 5-11: “Alki’s inviting all the little goblins in town to join us for a howling good time. Enjoy carnival inspired games, and walk through our scream room, if you dare.” $1 per game or $10 unlimited bracelet. (5817 SW Stevens)

OCTOBER 28: The Great Pumpkin Bash for kids, free games, prizes, candy, and contests, at Westwood Christian Community, 6:30 pm. (9252 16th SW)

OCTOBER 29: 5th annual West Seattle Monster Dash in Lincoln Park to benefit South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools. 9 am 5K, 10 am kids’ dash, 10:30 am awards ceremony and costume contest. Registration info here. (Fauntleroy/Cloverdale)

(WSB file photo)

OCTOBER 29: Annual kids’ Halloween party at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am-1 pm. (Fauntleroy/Morgan/California)

OCTOBER 29: Family Halloween on the Porch at the Log House Museum, with “cool crafts, spooky stories and special treats.” 1-3 pm. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

OCTOBER 29: 4-8 pm, Halloween Carnival at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in the Walmesley Center. Wristbands and tickets on sale in advance. (35th SW & SW Myrtle)

OCTOBER 29: West Seattle Bowl is offering Halloween Family Glow Zone, 4-6 pm – buy a lane and get more than bowling! Details here – check ASAP for availability. Costume contest too! (39th SW/SW Oregon)

OCTOBER 30: Free kids’ activities 10 am-2 pm during the 5th annual West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, with kids’ costume parade at 11:30 am, trick-or-treating noon-2 pm, as well as Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm) and chili competition at 11 am, in The Junction (California SW closed between Edmunds and Oregon; SW Alaska closed between 44th and 42nd)

OCTOBER 31: 6-8 pm, Kids Karnival for kids through 5th grade, at West Side Presbyterian Church. Come enjoy crafts, bouncy house, games, slide and prizes! (3601 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: 6 pm, Fall Fest at Grace Church in White Center: “Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Food Trucks, an appearance by the Seahawks mascot Blitz, and the 10th Annual Trunk or Treat!” (10323 28th SW)


OCTOBER 20: Haunted House at High Point Community Center: “Enter and get ready to be scared in this amazing High Point Community Center Haunted House built by the neighborhood teens. All proceeds help fund High Point Teen programming.” 5:30-7 pm, ages 8 and up, $2. (6920 34th SW)

OCTOBER 27, 28, 29, 30, 31: The Cabiri in “Ghost Game X: For Life Eternal” dessert-theater cabaret at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 7:30 pm. Tickets, showtimes, details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 28: At Easy Street Records, 7 pm, free, all ages, Stranger Things Soundtrack Halloween Listening Party. “The soundtrack to Netflix’s Stranger Things is coming out on vinyl 10/28 and we’re gonna have a party! We’re gonna hang some Christmas lights, set up a waffle bar, play some Dungeons & Dragons, and host a Halloween costume contest! And of course we’ll be spinning the Stranger Things soundtrack, expertly scored by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E. We’ll have it on indie exclusive clear w/black smoke vinyl and regular black vinyl (for the purists).” (California SW & SW Alaska)

OCTOBER 30: Haunted House at new location of ReMAX, noon-2 pm. (4400 SW Alaska)

OCTOBER 31: Meeds Manor Haunted House, 5-9:30 pm: “The haunted house will take you through the outside perimeter of our house with pirates, zombies, clowns, ghosts, and more. This event is FREE for all ages. We are collecting non perishable food items for the West Seattle Food Bank. (5415 49th Ave SW)

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

SKELETON THEATRE? We’re awaiting word on the status of this longtime fave. Will update!


DAILY/NIGHTLY THROUGH OCTOBER 23RD: It’s the Pumpkin Junction festival at The Beer Junction: “25+ rotating handles of pumpkin beers, ciders, and meads.” Pumpkin-beer shakes, too. (4511 California SW)

OCTOBER 28: Rainbow Bingo “Monster Bash” at the Senior Center of West Seattle. 6 pm doors open, 7 pm bingo. SOLD OUT – but contact the center to get on the waitlist! (California/Oregon)

OCTOBER 29: Rainbow Bingo is back in South Park – tickets still available! Bring friends, family or work colleagues for a fun night. List your table captain’s name when preregistering to be seated together. Theme is Rainbow Spooktacular – costumes encouraged. 6 pm for dinner, 7 pm games start. Preregistration of $20 includes dinner plus $9 cash at the door for 12 game cards ($25 plus $9 at the door). Get your tickets ASAP at spseniors.org. Aunt Betty Malone is our bingo caller. Beer, wine and jello shots sold. Menu includes steak plus chicken satay (on a stick with peanut sauce) by Chef Sharon. Proceeds support the South Park Senior Center. 21+. (8201 10th Ave. S.)

OCTOBER 29: Skylark Café and Club‘s 10th Annual “Come as You Aren’t” battle of the bands, starting at 8 pm, $10 cover, 21+ – see the latest lineup here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 30: The Heebie-Jeebies’ “all ages (kids encouraged) Halloween show at The Skylark – Seattle’s only Halloween band. $5 cover. 7 & 9 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)


OCTOBER 29: Spend the night playing Halloween Werewolf – costumes encouraged! at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor). 8:30 pm:

Join Hank as he guides the Townsfolk and Werewolves through an evening of fun and adventure.

Cost: FREE!
Registration: None, nada, zipola
Costumes: YES! Recommended, but not required

One minute you’re a Villager, defending your theoretical home with every fiber of your being. The next, you’re a Werewolf, framing your friends and accusing them of wanting to destroy your village, when really it’s you who’s been infiltrating it all along. Each game becomes an epic phenomenon, designed to test your personal judgment and moral character.

(3727 California SW)


OCTOBER 24: 4-6 pm, faculty and families of the Southwest Early Learning Bilingual Preschool are inviting the community to decorate sugar skulls for an upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration! At the SWEL Bilingual Preschool. (5405 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 25: For Dia de los Muertos at South Park Library, 6:30 pm, “El Vistido de Tlamanalli“:

In this beautiful fable, author and actress Nora Girón-Dolce takes us on an imaginary trip to the beginnings of the Mexican tradition of setting up the offering and altar for the dead. The audience will participate in the setting of a small offering that will help them understand its elements and their meaning. This program is presented entirely in Spanish. For children ages 3-11.

Details here. (8604 8th Ave. S.)

NOVEMBER 1: Sugar Skull Decoration at White Center Library, 4 pm, for middle- and high-school-aged youth. “Dia de los Muertos Celebration, learn an altar’s components: sugar skulls, candles, food, pictures, Cempazuchitl flower or Marigolds are place to honor the departed beloved ones. Decorate a pre-molded sugar skull using paint, glitter, fabric, tissue paper and papel picado or tissue paper. Sugar skulls will also be decorated with Papel Picado, a banner and other adornments. Please register in person or by calling 206.243.0233.” (1409 SW 107th)

NOVEMBER 1: Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. 5-8 pm: “El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a celebration in Latin America where family and friends come to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Join us for a viewing of the altar and ofrendas (offerings), sugar Calaveras (skeletons and skulls), performances, face painting and more! Food will be provided, open to the general public, free. This event is part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s Cultural Events Series. (4408 Delridge Way 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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