At Halloween, everyone is entitled to one good scare. Whether you’re after creepy ghost stories or cute dogs in costumes are more your speed, Seattle (and beyond) has all things Halloween-themed for your ghoulish night out.
Check out the list below and polish off your cat ears for a spooky scary time with friends.
Bone-Chilling Stories and Laughs
Thursday, October 25 | 7:30 pm | $5.00 – $15.00
It may seem hard to believe in the age of the internet, but once upon a time radio ruled. Fiction and reality were often blurred, and H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds caused national panic when it was read live on air, with no explanation. On October 25th, relive this terrifying experience with Seattle Radio Theatre, Town Hall and KIRO radio at the Egyptian Theater in Capitol Hill, Seattle.
See site for dates and times | $17.79 – $21.99
Time to walk into the dark past. With multiple dates in October and November, Market Ghost Stories will keep you guessing on a one-of-a-kind tour through the dark history and alleyways of Pike Place Market.
Food, Drinks and Scares
Friday, October 26 | 7:30 pm – 12 am
Seattle has a deeply rooted history in the prohibition era. Put on your fanciest Great Gatsby duds, slip on some vampire teeth and celebrate at The Factory Luxe Prohibition Sucks: A Vampire Speakeasy.
Friday, October 26 | 6 pm – 8 pm | $72.01
Hungry for more than blood? With classic Halloween flare, enjoy a Murder Mystery dinner at Maggiano's in Bellevue.
Spooky for the Kiddos (and you)
Mark your calendars: Sunday, October 28th is where the kids (and you) will have a Halloween-themed extravaganza.
Sunday, October 28 | 10 am - 3 pm
The famous Ballard Farmers Market encourages costumes, showcases the very best autumn bounty, and hosts a scavenger hunt for the little ones.
Sunday, October 28 | 12 - 4pm
Right next door in Fremont is the Heroes & Villains Trick or Treat event, happening to keep Fremont “freaky”.
Sunday, October 28 | 3 pm – 7 pm
In Fremont, the Peddler Brewing Company is hosting the Howl-O-Ween treat, with a costumed dog party.
Sunday, October 28 | 12 pm – 9 pm
If you want to get out of the city, the town of Colville has a corn maze that will get your whole family’s heads dizzy.
A Haunting Honorable Mention
Thursday, October 25 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm
What’s better than getting spooked? Getting spooked for free. The Frye Art Museum is doing a special Halloween tour on October 25th, from 5:30-6:30. You’ll learn about the occult and sèances while witnessing some historic and current artwork that speaks to the “beyond”. Want to step into your own dark subconscious? That same evening starting at 7 pm, enjoy a discussion of the human psyche.
Whether it’s spooky, thought-provoking or playful, Seattle knows how to give goosebumps this Halloween. Enjoy the festivities, and remember to share your spooky celebrations using #seasonsofus on your social media channels!