Halloween in the ‘Hood: 18 South Seattle Events

Halloween in the ‘Hood: 18 South Seattle Events

It’s here! Your ghoulish guide to celebrating the fall harvest and Halloween season right here in Seattle’s most vibrant community. From pumpkin carvings to haunted houses, tricks and treats to ghostly events and much more, this is how we get our thrills and chills in South Seattle!

1. Halloween Carnival & Haunted House
Jefferson Community Center (3801 Beacon Ave S) will host its Halloween Carnival & Haunted House on Fri., Oct. 28, from 6-7:30 pm, with five game tickets for $1 and haunted house admission for $2. There will also be a free Toddler Halloween Fest for ages 2 to 5, on Thur., Oct. 27, from 10 am – noon.

2. Pumpkin Decorating at PCC
On Sat., Oct. 29, from 9 am to noon, PCC Columbia City will supply pumpkins, decorating materials and healthy Halloween treats. Kids need only bring their imaginations. Kids 12 & under only.

3. Dia de los Muertos Pop Up Mercado
Dia de los Muertos Pop Up Mercado will be at at Plaza Roberto Maestas (2524 16th Ave S) on Sat., Oct. 29, from noon to 8 pm, with 20 vendors selling Jewelry, Pupusas, Calaveras, Apparel, Original Art, Tamales, Fresh Salsa, Handmade Arts & Crafts, Pan Dulce, Beaded Creations, Peruvian Weavings, Oils, Candles, Housewares and much more. Enjoy music, live entertainment, face painting and sugar skull painting while supporting local vendors.

4. Fall Family Fun at Skyway Bowl
Food, bowling, pumpkin carving, costumes and candy at Skyway Bowl from 2 to 5 pm on Sat., Oct. 29.

5. Bash for Feminist Spirits
Cast a Revolutionary Spell at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.) on Sat., Oct. 29, at 8 pm, including games for wee goblins, prizes for the wickedest costumes, magical spirits and brews, devilish music and dancing and seditious satirical comedy. Door donation $5-$10.

6. Run Scared 5K
Earn your candy at the eighth annual Run Scared 5K, a Halloween fun run with proceeds benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Held at Seward Park on Sun., Oct. 30, at 9 am. Prizes for best costumes, top runners and tons of random door prizes. Walkers welcome, no time limit. Dogs on short leashes and strollers also welcome. Candy corn tasting bar and pumpkin bread at the finish line. Maybe even a few spooky surprises along the way!

7. Halloween Ice Scream Social
Let the kids preview their Halloween Costumes by joining in the costume parade at Lakewood Seward Park Community Club’s Annual Ice Cream Social (4916 S Angeline St.) on Sun., Oct. 30, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Enjoy a scoop of Full Tilt Ice Cream (including a vegan option), scary music and a little too much candy. Party favors for the kids and lot’s of space to run around. Free for LSPCC Members and nominal donation requested for non-members.

8. The Fright On 44th Haunted House
Since the mid nineties, the Fright has been expanding by popular demand. It now consists of a backyard maze with live actors, props, attractions, tricks, treats, and the unexpected. Admission is free; donations welcome. All ages are welcome but parental supervision is recommended. Presenting the Carnival of Fear on Mon., Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm; and little kids’ night on Sun., Oct. 30; from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

9. The Museum of Fright
Ghosts, witches, and bats take to the skies at the Museum of Flight’s annual Halloween celebration on Sun., Oct. 30, from 10 am to 3 pm (9404 E. Marginal Way S.). Make your very own ghostly creature that floats through the air and have lots of spooky fun in the Museum’s galleries. Plus, get festive with ghost stories, monster bowling and spooky flight simulator rides. Cost: $5 to $10 (under 17 in costume free).

10. Costume Contest for Pets
On Mon., Oct. 31, from 4 to 6 pm, visit Columbia City Vet Hospital with your pet in costume, ready for a photograph. You may also bring a photo of your pet in costume. One dog and one cat will be selected. Winners receive an upcoming annual exam and vaccines free of charge.

11. Boo Bash at the Beach: Rainier Beach Halloween Party
Boo Bash at the Beach is a fun, safe Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treat event held in the well-lit, flat parking lot of Rainier Beach Safeway (9262 Rainier Ave. S.), open to all kids, and kids-at-heart! Mon., Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 pm; FREE.

12. Halloween Bash & Collab 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser
Celebrate three years of building community and equipping change-makers at The Hillman City Collaboratory (5623 Rainier Ave. S.) on Mon., Oct. 31, from 4 to 9 pm (Kids Halloween Carnival; 4 to 6 pm with party and fundraiser; 6 to 9 pm).

13. Halloween at The Royal Room
On Mon., Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 11:30 pm, The Royal Room ( 5000 Rainier Ave. S.) presents the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, lots of candy, coloring station, costume contests, raffle drawing and of course awesome music. There will also be a costume contest and raffle drawing for super cool gift baskets. All ages until 10 pm. Kids under 12 are free.

14. Columbia City Trick or Treat
Oct. 31, 4 to 6 pm. The kids crawl will take place along Rainier’s historic corridor. Look for orange and black balloons in front of participating businesses.

15. Children’s Carnival
Seattle Chinese Alliance Church (2803 S. Orcas St.) is hosting a Children’s Carnival on Mon., Oct. 31, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm! Bring your family and join your neighbors for a free and fun evening. Please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Dearborn Park International School. FREE admission, face painting, candy, carnival games & cotton candy.

16. Halloween Happy Hour (All Day) at Super Six
Stop by Super Six (3714 S. Hudson St.) anytime Mon., Oct. 31, for trick o’ treating, coloring contests and raffle prizes for kids plus HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY!

17. 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre
The 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre featuring The Bad Things, Chervona, Baby Gramps and more is happening on Halloween night at Columbia City Theater (4916 Rainier Ave. S.). Halloween pageantry is highly encouraged! $20 advanced/$25 day of show. Doors at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm. 21+ with ID.

18. 12th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration
Join El Centro de la Raza’s 12th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration on Tues., Nov. 1 (2524 16th Ave S.), featuring a free altar/ofrenda exhibit, community dinner and children’s activities from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Free admission, dinner & limited street parking.

Does your South Seattle business or organization have a fun Halloween event you’d like to share with the community? Add all the pertinent details to the comment section below and we just might add to our official guide!

 

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  1. Seattle Chinese Alliance Church is hosting a Children’s Carnival on Monday, October 31st, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm! Bring your family and join your neighbors for a free and fun evening.

    Please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Dearborn Park International School.

    – FREE admission
    – Face Painting
    – Candy
    – Carnival Games
    – Cotton Candy

    Seattle Chinese Alliance Church
    2803 South Orcas Street
    Seattle, WA 98108

    If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Steve at stevestauffer@scacseattle.org.

  2. The 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre is happening on Halloween night at Columbia City Theater. This is a south end tradition and typically sells out so get your tickets now. The show will be over by 11pm so no worries about too late of a night.

    As always, Halloween pageantry is highly encouraged! We’ll be announcing more details on the party as they emerge but we can guarantee a night you won’t soon forget with a bevvy of your favorite macabre miscreants.

    Musical Performance by:
    The Bad Things
    Chervona (Portland, OR)
    Baby Gramps
    and Intuitive Compass (Applegate, OR).

    Burlesque performance by Lady TaTas and Doña Dei Cuori from Sinner Saint Burlesque

    Bellydance performance by Miss J9 Fierce and Carouselle Tribal Belly Dance

    MC Sailor St. Claire

    Monday, October 31st, 2016
    The 13th Annual Cabaret Macabre
    featuring The Bad Things, Chervona, Baby Gramps and more!
    Columbia City Theater – 4916 Rainier Avenue South.
    $20 advanced/$25 day of show

    Doors at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm.

    This event is 21+ with ID!

  3. Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm
    Celebrate Halloween
    Cast a Revolutionary Spell at a Bash for Feminist Spirits
    – Games for Wee Goblins 6:30 pm
    – Prizes for the Wickedest Costumes
    – Magical Spirits and Brews
    – Devilish Music and Dancing
    – Seditious Satirical Comedy

    Door donation $5.00-$10.00 • Conjurer’s Snack Plate $8.00
    Dancing 9:30 pm • Call 3 days in advance to arrange work exchange

    New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
    On the #7 busline. Six blocks from the Columbia City light rail station.
    For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057
    RWseattle@mindspring.comhttp://www.RadicalWomen.org – facebook.com/rwseattle