Local things to do, for the weekend of October 23rd-October 25th in the Seattle Area


Local things to do, for the weekend of October 23rd-October 25th in the Seattle area:

Home show

October 23 – 25, 2015

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field. Repeats in Feb.

Arts and crafts show

October 23 – 25, 2015

8 miles NE

Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show, Act II has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in March and Nov.

Ghost Conference

October 23 – 25, 2015

28 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry

The Ghost Conference features paranormal investigations, guest speakers, and ghost tours in the historic town of Port Gamble. Pre-register.

Halloween at Wild Waves

October 23 – 31, 2015 (schedule)

25 miles south

Fright Fest offers entertainment, rides in the dark, haunted houses, and Booville for kids at Wild Waves.

Buckley haunted farm

October 23 – 31, 2015

43 miles south

Roam the Haunted Woods or the Night Corn Maze at Maris Farms in Buckley. See schedule.

Fort Lewis scare

October 23-24 and 29-31, 2015

46 miles south

A Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park [sound] is interactive horror theater with a guide. Less scary kids’ version 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

Relationship musical

October 23 – Nov. 15, 2015

29 miles north

Snapshots is a romantic comedy that plays out a couple’s memories using dozens of familiar songs from past musicals at Everett Performing Arts Center. Discount tickets $36.

Halloween Pub Crawl

October 24, 2015 (12 to 8 p.m.)

0 miles

Wear a costume, bring cash, and socialize during the informal Halloween Pub Crawl that starts downtown and bar hops as it heads south. Free and crowded.

Tchaikovsky concert

October 24, 2015 (2 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra plays a wide variety of works by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky at Benaroya Hall. Discount tickets $15.

Thriller dance

October 24, 2015 (3 p.m.)

1 mile south

Attend a rehearsal to learn Michael Jackson’s moves, and then dance “Thriller” (ghoulish costume optional) at Thrill the World Seattle at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. Free.

Halloween dance party

October 24, 2015 (9 p.m. to 2 a.m.)

3 miles south

The Black Cat Bash offers DJ music, a costume contest, and food trucks at Studio Seven to benefit the Humane Society.

How to build green

October 24, 2015 (5 to 9:30 p.m.)

4 miles NE

Green Building Slam is 10 interesting lectures by innovative architects and builders of 10 minutes each, followed by a networking reception in Kane Hall at the University of Washington.

Beer and hydroplanes

October 24, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

15 miles south

Sample beer, bratwurst, and pretzels while hearing live music and touring the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum at Roostertails and Ales in Kent.


Eastside zombies

October 24, 2015 (12 to 3 p.m.)

15 miles NE

Join or watch zombies staggering into Redmond Town Center for a costume contest, photo booth, live music, and “Thriller” dance at Thrill the World Redmond. Free.

Halloween at the zoo

October 24 – 25, 2015

5 miles north

Enjoy treats and watch animals play with pumpkins at Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo. One child 12 years and under in costume is free per paid adult.

Bainbridge film festival

October 24 – 25, 2015

11 miles west via ferry

The Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival screens films with a local connection and offers discussions plus an opening-night party. Free.

Doll and teddy bear show

October 24 – 25, 2015

36 miles south

Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in the Pavilion Building at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Repeats March & June.

Fall Festival

October 24 – 26, 2015

7 miles NW

Tickets for hayrides, crafts, and snacks at Fall Festival support charity, and the kids’ straw maze with spooky sounds is free, at Swanson’s Nursery.


October 24 – 31, 2015

1.3 miles NW

Set on a colorful exotic island, The Pearl Fishers by Bizet is about two men who fall in love with the same woman. Sung in French with English subtitles at McCaw Hall. Review.

Discount tickets $71.

Halloween Train

October 24, 25, 31, 2015

29 miles east

Enjoy apple cider and watch it being pressed, and then ride the decorated steam-powered Halloween Train that runs 4 times daily between Snoqualmie and North Bend.

I hope that you and your family have a blessed weekend!

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