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Best of This Weekend in Puget Sound October 27 – 30

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Whether you’re looking to dance, run or just enjoy the best of the fall season’s bounty – there’s plenty to do in Puget Sound this weekend!

Seattle Center Mobile Feast – Urban Hops and Harvest
Saturday, October 29
11:00am – 6:00pm
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

More than 20 food trucks will be at Seattle Center with a delicious array of cuisines including Mexican, Thai, Indian, Cuban, Greek, American, Caribbean and Fusion. Beer garden, indoor and outdoor seating. Free admission.

Truck and Tractor Day
Saturday, October 29
3:00pm
Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Ave. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498
253.983.7887
http://www.cityoflakewood.us

Giant trucks and tractors to climb, free hardhat, pumpkin decorating (while supplies last) and hayrides. 3:00pm to 6:00pm (Truck and Tractor Day will be horn free from 3:00pm to 3:45pm for sensitive ears). Also, moonlit hayrides around Waughop Lake from 6:00pm to 9:30pm for $1/person.

Seattle Thrillers – Thrill the World
Saturday, October 29
7:00pm
Occidental Park (Pioneer Square)
Occidental and Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
http://www.seattlethrillers.com

Thriller groups all over the world will join together at the exact same time to perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller in an attempt to break the world record for the largest simultaneous Thriller dance. This year marks the 28th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 28, 29 and 30
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98047
253.591.5339

Story-telling by costumed characters! Halloween rituals of the past at Fort Nisqually.

Dia de Muertos
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.684.7200
http://www.seattlecenter.com

The “Day of the Dead” celebration of the departed showcases traditional and contemporary arts and cultural rites of Mexico, with hands-on arts activities, a candlelit procession and more.

Pumpkin Push 5K
Saturday, October 29
8:00am Registration and Packet Pick-up; 10:00am Race
Seward Park
5898 Lake Washington Boulevard South
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.neighborcare.org

A timed 5K run or 2-Mile walk around Seward Park to support health care for homeless patients at Neighborcare Health. Food, prizes, Pumpkin Push t-shirts, costume contest, and complimentary pumpkins.

Island Retreat Antique and Vintage Market
Saturday, October 29
9:00am – 4:00pm
PORT Transit Shed Event Center on Pier 1
100 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
http://www.retreatvintagemarket.com

Retreat Vintage Markets are one-day vintage shopping events featuring vintage, antique, handmade, and artisan vendors. Retreat Vintage Market was named one of the Top 50 Flea Market-style shows in the USA by Romantic Homes Magazine, August, 2011!

Pumpkin Bash
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
9:30am – 2:30pm
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating for kids, and live entertainment. One child 12 years and under in costume is admitted FREE with a paid adult.

Puyallup Antique And Collectible Show
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
Puyallup Fairgrounds
110 9th Avenue Southwest
Puyallup, WA 98371
253.845.1771
http://www.palmerwirfs.com

Over 400 booths of antiques and collectibles. Free parking!

Run Scared 5K
Sunday, October 30
9:00am
Seward Park
5898 Lake Washington Boulevard South
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.runscared5k.com

Run or walk a traffic-free course along the shores of Lake Washington. Participants receive a trick or treat bag filled with treats, free event photos, and a commemorative tshirt. Prizes for best costume, massages, hot coffee and food at the finish line. 100% of the proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

19th Annual Halloween Women’s Fly-in
Saturday and Sunday
October 29 and 30
Chelan Falls Park
555 First Street
Chelan Falls, WA 98817
http://www.cometothelake.com

Pilots (some in amazing costumes) launch from Chelan Butte and land in the Chelan Falls Park. This event honors the many women pilots in the Northwest. Most of the spectator-friendly action is on Saturday.

Skifever and Snowboard Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 28, 29 and 30
Washington State Convention Center
http://www.skifever.org

Ski Reps with the latest gear, the Northwest’s largest ski swap, exciting entertainment, vacation ski resorts and nearly all of Seattle’s major winter sports retailers with endless opportunities to save on skis, boards and accessories.

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