West Seattle Halloween 2014

(updated 10/24/2014) While you can find these events in by-date order on the regular WSB West Seattle Events calendar page, we have grouped them here by type of event for your reference. Got a Halloween event you don’t see here? E-mail info to editor@westseattleblog.com. Thanks!

TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENTS

OCTOBER 26, WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION: The Junction’s trick-or-treating is again happening during the Harvest Festival (co-sponsored by WSB), 10 am-2 pm (kids’ costume parade at 11:30 am, trick-or-treating noon-2 pm; farmers’ market in the street; harvest activities). In The Junction, California SW will be closed between Edmunds and Oregon, and Alaska St. will be closed between 44th and 42nd.

OCTOBER 31, ADMIRAL DISTRICT: Trick-or-Treating in The Admiral District, participating merchants – look for those displaying this sign:

3-6 pm, California/Admiral and vicinity.

OCTOBER 31, WHITE CENTER: Trick-or-treating 4-7 pm at participating businesses; part of this big event:

The list is being updated on this Facebook event page.

OCTOBER 31, STRAIGHT BLAST GYM:Halloween Spook Night” at Straight Blast Gym/Seattle (WSB sponsor) in North Delridge offers “not just trick or treating in a safe environment – we’ll have at least a dozen trick or treating stations – but also a ton of different activities ranging from games, relays, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, prizes!” 5-7 pm, free; one adult over 18 must accompany kids. (5050 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31, WESTWOOD VILLAGE: Trick-or-treating at participating venues in Westwood Village, 5-7 pm

PUMPKIN CARVING/DECORATING EVENTS & PUMPKIN SALES

(Spotted at Metropolitan Market [WSB sponsor])

PUMPKINS ON SALE AT COST: West Seattle Nursery is selling Halloween pumpkins for the first time, at cost, as a thank you to the community following a successful gardening season. They’re on sale while they last, $3.98 each, purchased from a local grower, just a few bins, so don’t procrastinate. (California/Brandon)

OCTOBER 24: Free pumpkins to take home – while supplies last – at the Highland Park Elementary Square Dance, dinner at 6, dancing 7-9, free of charge, though optional donations will be accepted for the HPE PTA. (1012 SW Trenton)

OCTOBER 25: Kids’ pumpkin-decorating at PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor), 9-noon. “Come decorate your very own pumpkin to take home. PCC will supply free pumpkins and decorating supplies. There also will be healthy snacks to stir those scary, creative juices. Free for kids 12 and younger.” (California/Stevens)

OCTOBER 26: 10 am-1 pm, Delridge Grocery‘s Pop-up Pumpkin Patch! Buy your “edible and decorative Halloween pumpkins from your friendly neighborhood co-op. … Meet our partners for this event: The Little Red Hen Project and the Seattle Urban Farm School! Free coffee, cider, and treats will be offered. We’ll also take payments for member-owner shares at the event.” Same site as DG’s summer farmstand, south of the library. (5435 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 28: Festival of the Last-Minute Pumpkin Carving, 5-8 pm at Equilibrium Fitness (WSB sponsor). BYO pumpkin, but some tools will be available, and treats too. (3270 California SW)

CARNIVALS, FESTIVALS, COSTUME CONTESTS/EVENTS FOR KIDS, PETS

OCTOBER 24: Halloween Carnival at Alki Community Center, 6:30-8:30 pm. $.25 per game or $7 per unlimited bracelet. (5817 SW Stevens)

OCTOBER 24: Halloween Carnival at Hiawatha Community Center, 6-8 pm. 25 cents a ticket. (2700 California SW)

OCTOBER 24: Free Halloween Family Swim at Southwest Pool, 7-8 pm. “Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the pool and take a dip with the pumpkins! Join in with a penny dive, bobbing for apples and other activities. Anyone under 18 yrs old must be accompanied in the water by an adult or guardian.” (2801 SW Thistle)

OCTOBER 25: 9 am start for the 3rd annual West Seattle Monster Dash! in Lincoln Park. Online registration here; packet pickup party and last-minute in-person signups 4-8 pm Oct. 24 at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor); race-day schedule and other details here. (Fauntleroy/Cloverdale)

(WSB photo from 2012 Thriftway party)
OCTOBER 25: Annual kids’ Halloween party at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am-1 pm. (Fauntleroy/Morgan/California)

OCTOBER 25: 1-3 pm, Duwamish Longhouse Halloween Party at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center. Lots of Halloween fun. Children of all ages. Family friendly event. Games, prizes & refreshments. Free/donation $10 per family welcomed. RSVP here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

OCTOBER 25: 4-8 pm, Halloween Carnival at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. Details on the school website. (34th/Myrtle)

OCTOBER 25: West Seattle Bowl is offering Halloween Family Glow Zone this night only, 4-6 pm – buy a lane (only 18, so book fast) and get bowling, shoes, pizza, and a pitcher of soda – details here. Costume contest too! (39th/Oregon)

OCTOBER 26: 10 am-2 pm, 3rd 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, chili competition, and harvest activities, in The Junction (California SW closed between Edmunds and Oregon; SW Alaska closed between 44th and 42nd)

OCTOBER 30: Toddler Pumpkinpalooza at High Point Community Center (WSB sponsor) 10 am – noon: “Toddler dress up station, bubble station, face-painting booth, carnival games and so much more will be waiting for you and your toddler at our annual fall event.” $5 ticket. (6920 34th SW)

OCTOBER 30: Halloween Event at Delridge Community Center, 5:30-7:30 pm. Free! (4501 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31: Kids’ Karnival for kids through 5th grade, at West Side Presbyterian Church, 6-8 pm. (3601 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest, 3-6 pm at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor). Winners will be announced on November 3rd. Winners in three categories will receive $25 Toys “R” Us gift cards. (41st/42nd/Admiral Way)

OCTOBER 31: Grace Community Church Trunk or Treat, 6 pm. “Join us for our Annual Trunk or Treat night! Cars are decorated and compete for who will win the Best in Show trophy or one of the many others! Family fun for everyone. Old fashioned cupcake walk, hot food, costumes and candy. All within a relaxed atmosphere.” (10323 28th SW)

SPOOKY LIVE PERFORMANCES, HAUNTED HOUSES, ANIMATRONICS

OCTOBER 24, 25, 31, NOVEMBER 1: The Cabiri in ‘Ghost Game VIII: 13 Witches’ at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 8 pm. Tickets and details here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31–NOVEMBER 1: Skeleton Theatre, 6-9 pm (directions and show info here). The animatronic skeletons are back with a new show, “Beyond the Pale” – here’s the trailer:

Show runs just under 20 minutes. (36th/Hanford)

OCTOBER 31: Annual Haunted House! 5:30 until “the end,” and please bring a can of food for the West Seattle Food Bank. Just down the street from West Seattle High School. (3011 45th SW)

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

ADULT PARTIES: BARS/LOUNGES/TAVERNS, ELSEWHERE

OCTOBER 24: Halloween Rainbow Bingo at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Fun, food, cash prizes! Must be 18 or older. Featuring Sylvia O’Stayformore and guest bingo callers. (California/Oregon)

OCTOBER 25: All Hallows Eve Soirée at The Sanctuary at Admiral with Foodz Catering, 7 pm. Detais on this Facebook event page. (42nd/Lander)

OCTOBER 25: Halloween Costume Bingo (and nonprofit fundraiser) at Tug Inn, 7 pm. (2216 SW Orchard)

OCTOBER 30: Halloween Drag Bingo at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 8 pm. (6451 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: Costume contest and “Nuns Go Bump” at Outwest Bar, 7 pm. (California/Brandon)

OCTOBER 31: ’70s-theme Halloween party at The Cask (WSB sponsor), 7 pm-midnight. (2350 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: Skylark Café and Club‘s 8th Annual “Come as You Aren’t” battle of the bands, starting at 7 pm, free – here’s the latest lineup:

Snaketopus as Puscifer
Xolie Morra & the Strange Kind as The Cranberries
Furniture Girls as Faith No More
Darklines as Iggy and the Stooges
Nouela & the Take Down as Aretha Franklin
Nitrogen Lion Society as Michael Jackson
Branden Daniel and the Chics as George Michael
The Hoot Hoots as Queen
Star Anna as Joan Jett
Hobosexual as AC/DC

(3803 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31: A Very Ozzy Halloween II with special guest Dressed to Thrill (KISS tribute) at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9 pm. (6451 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: Halloween Burlesque Costume Extravaganza at the Benbow Room, 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

NOVEMBER 1: Metalween (bands listed here) at Skylark, 9-midnight. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

HALLOWEEN-ISH MISCELLANEOUS

OCTOBER 26: 8:45 am-1:30 pm, Halloween brunch at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) – kids free in costume! – more info here; brunch details here. Reservations are recommendedbook online or call 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

OCTOBER 26: 1-3 pm, Thriller-thon at West Seattle Christian Church Activity Center, benefiting Transitional Resources, co-sponsored by Equilibrium Fitness and Hotwire Coffee (both WSB sponsors). Dance time! (4400 42nd SW)

OCTOBER 29: 6:30 pm, meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) for the Asics Halloween Costume Group Run: “Join us for the weekly Wednesday group run at 6:30 pm and come in costume! There will be awards for a costume contest. It will be a 3-mile route. We will also serve candy and Halloween treats. You can wear-test the Asics Kayano 21 for the run.” Free. (California/Charlestown)

OCTOBER 31: Free pumpkin mole taco with any purchase at Marination ma kai (WSB sponsor) on Halloween. (1660 Harbor SW)

OCTOBER 31: EarthCorpse’s Haunted Fall Planting at Camp Long, 10 am-2 pm:

Join ‘EarthCorpse’ and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to restore the spooky upland forest of Camp Long (if you dare!). Camp Long is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets. … Volunteers will work hard to install native plants in an area that has been cleared from invasive plants. EarthCorps provides tools, gloves, water, light refreshments, and site specific education and leadership. Please join us ready to learn something new and ready to
get dirty! Happy Halloween!! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!! Sign up online or contact volunteer@earthcorps.org with any questions.

MOVIE MANIA

NOVEMBER 1: Post-Halloween, monthly first-Saturday-night-at-midnight screening of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the historic Admiral Theater. (2343 California SW)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

OCTOBER 25: Dia de los Muertos event for ages 5-up at Southwest Branch Library, 2-3:30 pm. Details here. (35th/Henderson)

CANDY BUY-BACK

NOVEMBER 6: 10 am-3 pm at A Kids Place Too Dentistry (WSB sponsor) in The Admiral District, it’s a “candy buyback” – bring in unwanted candy, exchange it for raffle tickets, the candy will go to US troops. Details here. (2617 California SW)

NEARBY

OCTOBER 26: “Museum of Fright” at the Museum of Flight, 10 am-3 pm: Admission is reduced all day long ($10 for adults; kids under 17 in costume are free; kids under 17 without costumes are $5). Details here. (9404 E. Marginal Way S.)

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

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