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Weekender: Family Fun Ideas for Seattle, the Eastside and South Sound

Best Seattle-area family events and activities for the weekend of Oct. 29–31

Nancy Chaney
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Published on: October 27, 2021

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Halloween is here! If the sunny weekend forecast stays true — crossing fingers over here — we’ll have rare and dry Northwest trick-or-treating! That's worth a pound of candy at least. On this Halloween weekend, celebrate with all the best in family fun, from wearing your costume to a sunny nature stroll in the park and lots more. Happy Halloween to all!

10 activities for family fun:

  1. Can there be too many chances to collect candy and show off your costume? Our king-size Halloween planner lists all the best opportunities, at their peak this weekend (through Sunday).
  2. Escape the clutches of an enormous and scary haunted pirate ship by staying safe and snug in your car (through Sunday).
  3. Honor your departed loved ones and learn more about the traditions of Día de los Muertos at in-person and virtual celebrations around the region (through Nov. 6).
  4. Elsa, Anna, Miguel and Moana are skating into town, ready to entertain your crew at two area venues (through Nov. 7).
  5. Book your free tix to Seattle’s beautifully updated Asian Art Museum, free the last Friday of each month (Friday).
  6. A whole batch of free story walks in local parks will help temper the current state of, um, elevated candy consumption (Friday–Sunday).
  7. Register for a free family nature walk to explore the wilds of an Eastside park with a knowledgeable ranger (Saturday).
  8. Discover the style of music called Zydeco during an engaging, high-energy performance for families (Saturday).
  9. Animals love pumpkins! Watch your fave critters chomp on pumpkin treats at local zoos’ Halloween fests (Saturday–Sunday).
  10. It's the last weekend to sip cider, gobble up apple fritters and visit the farm animals at Lattin’s Apple Festival (Saturday–Sunday).

More anytime-fun ideas:

Plus, our family fun calendar features great virtual and in-person events — every day of the week!

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