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Best Weekend Activities in Seattle October 26 – 28

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Pumpkins, trick-or-treat, fall festivals and more are around the Sound this weekend, so pack up the kids and get a jump on your Halloween celebration!

Chase Community Giving Fall Celebration
Saturday, October 27
11:00am – 2:00pm
Pike Place Market
1st & Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving?fref=ts

Kids and kids at heart will have an opportunity to don their Halloween costumes for some early trick-or-treating with Pike Place Market vendors, indulge in seasonal ice cream by Snoqualmie Ice Cream, decorate pumpkins, and snap fun photos with a friend at the festival photo booth. Additionally, you’ll enjoy live music and stay warm with tasty cider from Tiny’s Organic and butternut squash soup provided by Pear Delicatessen and Shoppe.

Aquarium Halloween
Saturday – Wednesday
October 27 – October 31
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
206.386.4300
http://www.seattleaquarium.org

Join the Aquarium for Underwater Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations, spooky Halloween activities and fun Halloween treats. Come in costume and start the Halloween celebration early!

The Museum of Fright
Sunday, October 28
11:00am – 3:00pm
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
206.764.5720
http://www.museumofflight.org

Fly your broomstick to The Museum of Flight and help us celebrate Halloween’s scariest flyers! Make a ghostly creature that is sure to give your parents a fright when you send it floating through the air. Join in on the flightfully spooky fun – that is, if you’re not too scared! Tickets: $5-10 (kids under 17 in costumes admitted free).

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday and Sunday
October 27 and 28
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.tallermexicano.org

Explore and experience the cultural roots of Mexico through live performances, spectacular sand paintings, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.

Seattle Waterfront Trick-or-Treat
Sunday, October 28
11:00am – 5:00pm
801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
http://www.seattlewaterfront.org

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Downtown Seattle’s Waterfront to trick-or-treat for free at over fifteen participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Olympic Sculpture Park! In addition, the Seattle Firefighters are scheduled for a show and tell with a fire truck and apparatus between 11:00am and 1:00pm in Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way.

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo
Saturday and Sunday
October 27 and 28
9:30am – 2:30pm
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N
206.548.2500
http://www.zoo.org

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash! Plus, the Pumpkin Dash & Fun Run on Sunday, October 28 at 8:00am.

West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, Farmer’s Market and Trick-or-Treat
10:00am – 2:00pm
California SW & SW Alaska
Seattle, WA 98116
http://www.wsjunction.org

The streets in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood will be closed to traffic while visitors enjoy the West Seattle Harvest Festival, West Seattle Farmers Market, a kids’ costume parade (at 11:30am), and trick-or-treating from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, plus games and other fun activities.

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen: Halloween Storytelling
Friday and Saturday
October 26 and 27
7:00pm
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.591.5339
http://www.fortnisquallyfoundation.org

Celebrate Halloween in the style of centuries past with ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire in the meadow outside the fort’s walls. Follow a trail of glowing jack-o-lanterns to a blazing bonfire where storytellers from the past will send shivers down your spine as their words bring forth the spirts of the fur trade.

Hoot ‘n Howl
Saturday and Sunday
October 27 and 28
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Northwest Trek
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
360.832.6117
http://www.nwtrek.org

Navigate through the park and search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can don their costumes, play games, win prizes and eat treats during this wild weekend.

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