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Popular Halloween Events in Seattle (Something for Everyone)

As pumpkins start popping up on porches, you might be wondering how you will decorate your home, how to make a statement costume, or what your spooky season plans are. 

That’s why we’ve rounded up the top Halloween events in Seattle to attend. From family-friendly events to seriously scary ideas, we have all the events to match everyone’s Halloween flavor.

Let’s dive in!


The 7 Best Halloween Activities in Seattle


#1 Watch a Classic Halloween Play

What: This Is Halloween

When: October 19-31, 2023

Where: The Triple Door, 95 Pine Street, Seattle, WA WA, 98101

Details: If you’ve never seen this holiday classic, now’s your chance. For 16 years, this show has come back to The Triple Door for one good reason - it’s amazing. The tale is full of twists and turns, as it follows the antics of Jack Skellington, an honored citizen of Halloween Town.

Grab your ‘This Is Halloween’ tickets.


#2 Go for a Spooky Run

Halloween Run in Seattle

What: Trick or Treat 5K

When: October 29, 2023 

Where: 7210 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA

The Details: For those who are big fans of the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, you’re going to love this Halloween Trick or Treat 5K. Sign up and grab your favorite pair of sneakers to enjoy this annual tradition with the Run 2 Be Fit running community. 

Sign up for the race.


#3 Take On a Fun Bar Crawl

What: Trick or Drink Seattle Halloween Bar Crawl 

When: October 27 - 31st, 2023

Where: SPIN Seattle, 1511 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 

The Details: 

If you haven’t explored the best of Seattle’s bar scene yet, this is a good opportunity to get started. Get your costume ready, grab a group of friends, and head to the Trick or Drink Seattle Halloween Bar Crawl. Along the way, you’ll stop off at famous pubs like the Blarney Stone, Kells Irish Bar, and Pike Place Bar & Grill. Be sure to try a seasonal fall beer! 

Purchase your wristband.


#4 Enter a Haunted House (If You Dare)

What: Laurelhurst Haunted House

When: October 28th - October 31st, 2023

Where: 3519 43rd Ave. NE, Seattle WA 

The Details:

Get scared for a good cause. With all proceeds benefiting Northwest Harvest, you will have fun at one of the best haunted houses in Seattle while giving back to the community. Enter if you’re ready for a thrill, think you have the outfit to win the costume contest, or love a good raffle. 

See the legendary Laurelhurst Haunted House.


#5 Jam out to Halloween Classics

What: Candlelight: Halloween Classics Concert

When: October 24th - October 25th, 2023 

Where: The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA

The Details: 

Want to experience Halloween hits in an immersive way? Head to the Candlelight Halloween concert at the Museum of Flight. You can watch stunning visuals while hearing popular tunes like “Thriller” and “Ghostbusters.” 

Book your seats.


#6 Nighttime Party at the Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium Halloween Night

What: After Hours: Halloween

When: October 26th, 2023

Where: Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA

The Details: 

Ever been to the aquarium at night? Now you can. At this 21+ event, you can sip on fun drinks, and listen to music all while wandering through the aquarium's coolest habitats. Be aware that there will be a costume contest, so bring your A-game.

Reserve your spot.


#7 Explore a Spooky Forest

What: Hoot n’ Howl

When: October 13th - 14th, 2023

Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Seattle, WA

The Details:

Are you afraid of the dark? Grab the family and face your fears at the nighttime forest trails, decorated with bright spooky lights. And with candy stations set up along the way, it’s one of the most unique trick-or-treat events in Seattle. If you listen closely, you can hear nighttime animal noises and even meet some nocturnal animals. And if you’re hungry, there will be Freaky Food Science set up in the kid’s play area.

Style tip: Since this event takes place in the evening, make sure you’re prepared for the elements. We recommend grabbing one of our coziest outerwear pieces, like our Men's Rainier insulated jacket, or  Women's Cascade Eco Sherpa Fleece Jacket.

Plan your visit.


Start Planning Your Seattle Halloween Experience 

Now that you have a few ideas on how to make the most out of Halloween in Seattle, start planning. Some of these popular events will sell out, so don’t miss out! And if you need weather protection under or over your costume, we have you covered in our outdoor clothing essentials.

Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the spooky season specialties that Seattle offers!

Topics: Fall,Seattle