Fall festivals are happening across Seattle!

Leaves are falling. There’s a crispness in the air. Football is back in season. All clear signs that fall has arrived, and with it, come dozens of Fall Festivals happening at community centers across Seattle. See below to find out what’s happening near you–from pumpkin carving activities, to potlucks, to costume parties, to haunted houses and beyond, we have something for everyone!

*Events subject to cancellation. Please call community centers prior to attending to confirm event details.

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE

  • Friday, October 5

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Van Asselt Community Center | 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Join us for the Third Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Van Asselt. We will have food, games, crafts, and more! Make sure to bring the whole family for this fun-filled community event! Need help with your scholarship application? This is a great time to come get help from staff in filling them out.

  • Friday, October 19

MONSTER BASH
Garfield Community Center | 6:30-8 p.m. | Ages 6-12 | FREE
This is one of the most popular events of the year at Garfield Community Center! You do not want to miss this spooky event! We will have music, carnival games, face painting and lots of treats. Be sure to wear your costume to participate in the costume contest! Donations are welcome.

  • Friday, October 26

HALLOWEEN FRIGHTFEST
International District/Chinatown Community Center | 6-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | $2/Child
Bring your little goblins to our fun and festive party! Our family-friendly costume extravaganza will have fun and safe interactive games for everyone!

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE
Jefferson Community Center | 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | Game Tickets 5 for $1; Haunted House $2
Come and join us for our annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House! Enjoy an evening of scary fun! Do you dare go into the haunted house? Costumes are encouraged! This is a great family event.

  • Saturday, October 27

TODDLER HALLOWEEN FEST
Rainier Community Center | 10 a.m.-Noon | Ages 1-5 | FREE
Come join us as we get into the Halloween spirit! We will have costume contests with prizes, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, Toddler Gym, pumpkin painting, and more!

  • Wednesday, October 31

CREEPY CRAWL
Garfield Community Center | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ages 5 and Under | FREE
Enjoy the toddler gym, spooky crafts, and snacks! Come in your costume!

BOO BASH AT THE BEACH
Rainier Beach Safeway: 9262 Rainier Ave. S | 4-7 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Come join the Rainier Beach Community family and friends for our annual Boo Bash celebration. Rainier Beach community partners and friends join forces to provide a terror-ific but safe Halloween experience. Meet us at the Safeway parking lot for free trick or treating, music, games, crafts, and more. Ghouls and goblins of all ages welcome.

  • Thursday, November 15

THANKSGIVING FEAST
Garfield Community Center | 6:30-8 p.m. | All Ages | Suggested Donation $3
Come join us for our Annual Garfield Thanksgiving Feast. Be a part of the tradition and a full-scale Thanksgiving dinner with your community. Volunteers and Donations are welcomed for the event. Call us at 206-684-4788 if you’re interested.

SOUTHWEST SEATTLE

  • Thursday, October 11

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY CELEBRATION
Hiawatha Community Center | 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | Donations welcome
Join the Hiawatha Community as we celebrate National Coming Out Day. Whether it’s coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally, we come together in celebration and advocacy of equality and living openly. Come on over for activities, music, performances, food, and access to resources to learn more about and demonstrate support for the LGBTQ community.

  • Friday, October 26

FALL FESTIVAL
High Point Community Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Join High Point Community Center staff and enjoy a family evening of fun. We will have Halloween games, booths, face painting, arts and crafts activities, and snacks. Fun for all ages. Come one, come all.

SPOOKY FEST
Alki Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 12 and Under| FREE ENTRY | 25¢/game; 50¢ for popcorn; $6 for unlimited games and 1 popcorn
Enjoy spooky fun and carnival games for the whole family! Carnival games. The Scream Room is open from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. for those that dare. Dress in costume and remember to bring a bag for your goodies. For more information please call Alki at 206-684-7430. Teen and adult volunteers are greatly appreciated.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Hiawatha Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 2-12 | $5/child
Start your Halloween off with a frighteningly fun-filled evening for the family! Wear your costumes and enjoy carnival games, crafts, and spooktacular activities.

  • Saturday, October 27

GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY
Delridge Community Center | 6-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Come glow with us at our 3rd annual Glow in the Dark Party! Snacks, games, and music are just the beginning of the fun. Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. #GlowintheDark. This event brought to you by the Delridge Advisory Council.

  • Saturday, October 25

TODDLER PUMPKIN PALOOZA
High Point Community Center | 10 a.m.-Noon | Ages 1-5 | $5
Join the High Point Community Center staff and enjoy age appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, arts and craft activities, and snacks.

NE SEATTLE

  • Friday, October 5

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Meadowbrook Community Center Parking Lot | 5-7 p.m. | All Ages | FREE Entry/Pony Rides $5
Celebrate the Fall Harvest with your community and enjoy free freshly pressed apple juice and $5 PONY RIDES!

  • Saturday, October 6

SCARECROW MINI FEST
Magnuson Children’s Garden & Demonstration Orchard | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | All Ages | FREE ENTRY | $20 for Scarecrow | 25¢ Game Tickets
Our Scarecrow Mini Fest features live music, a scavenger hunt in the Community Garden Orchard, garden games, kids’ activities, a ride-on kiddie tractor corral, and of course, making scarecrows! You bring the clothes, a pillow case for the head, and we’ll supply the straw and frame materials. Put your scarecrow on display during the Mini Fest and see if you win the grand prize!

  • Friday, October 19

FUNKY FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Ages 12 and Under | $5/person or Family 4+ $20
Get the whole family together to join us for this annual evening of treats and a few tricks. Come in costume and enjoy carnival style games, crafts, haunted mini golf, and more! Meet your neighbors, let your kids loose in the gym and have fun. Funky family costumes encouraged.

  • Friday, October 26

LAKE CITY’S FRIGHT NIGHT PARTY
Lake City Community Center | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Trick-or-treat at local Lake City businesses. Pick up a map of participants at either the North Seattle Family Center or Lake City Court Computer Lab. Trick-or-treat businesses between 5:15 -6:15pm, then end your loop at the Lake City Community Center for one of Lake City’s best hidden gems! Every year, the Lake City Lions’ Club sponsors an all-ages Halloween party, complete with a haunted house. Event includes food, crafts, games, a costume contest, prizes and fun for all ages (but especially 2-12 yr olds). Looking for something for your older teens? Who wouldn’t want to be a head on a platter? Volunteer to help spook the little ones by calling 206-364-7930.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Montlake Community Center | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Bring the whole family down to our Halloween Carnival for a beWITCHing night of fun. Come play carnival games, get your face painted, do arts and crafts, and collect some candy! Dress your best, because there will be a costume contest! We will also be doing a toiletry drive, so feel free to bring items to donate.

PUMPKIN CARVING
Northgate Community Center | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Kick off Halloween weekend with family pumpkin carving and decorating! We’ll have pumpkins of all sizes with safe carve tools and paints to create your spooky or funky jacko-lantern. Enjoy cookies, candies, and hot cider while you carve and stick around for the jack-o-lantern contest to win prizes!

  • Friday, November 2

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS & MOVIE NIGHT
Miller Community Center | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | All Ages | FREE
Come celebrate and learn about a Mexican tradition, Dia De Los Muertos! Also known as Day of the Dead. Watch a performance by the Groupo Folklorico Mexican Dancers and get your face painted with traditional sugar skull designs. We will also be playing the Disney film Coco on the big screen! Chips and salsa will be provided for a snack during the movie.

NW SEATTLE

  • Friday, October 19

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Loyal Heights Community Center | 6-8:30 p.m. | Ages 2 and Older | Unlimited bracelets $10
Join us for a fright fest of activities, games and challenges. Dress in costume and remember to bring a bag for your goodies. Festivities include bounce houses, carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, and a cake walk. Hot dogs and water will be on sale for $1 each. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, cleanup and run carnival games. Proceeds from tickets supports the Loyal Heights Community Center scholarship fund.

  • Saturday, October 20

BIG PUMPKIN BASH
Bitter Lake Community Center Annex (13040 Greenwood Ave N) | 6-8 p.m. | All Ages | Carnival Game Tickets $.25 each
Bring the entire family out for a night of ghoulish-good fun! We will have carnival games, face painting, and the always popular cake walk! Please bring a can of food to donate to our local food bank. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! Volunteer hours are available during this event. Please call 206-684-7524 for more details.

  • Thursday, October 25

TOT CARNIVAL
Queen Anne Community Center | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | All Ages | $3/Tot
Have your tots try on their Halloween costumes and join in some pre-Halloween fun. Our mini carnival will have games, treats, and fun for all. Costumes are optional but encouraged!

  • Thursday, October 25

FALL FEST
Ballard Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 2-10 | $5
Time to celebrate fall! Join us for fantastic fall activities. You can try your hand at the apple press, make your own scarecrow (bring old clothes), and of course, play games.

LIL SPOOKIE
Magnolia Community Center | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ages 5 and Under | $5
Get the little spooky ones dressed for our morning Halloween event, we will be serving treats, decorating pumpkins, playing games, and bouncing around. Costumes are encouraged.

BOUNCE AND SWIM!
Green Lake Community Center | 6-8 p.m. | Ages 5-15 | FREE
Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool are cohosting a haunted celebration! The dimly lit gym will be adorned with glow in the dark accessories from 6-8 p.m. and complete with two haunted bouncy houses for kids to enjoy! Then from 7-8 p.m., ‘Rrrrr’ pool staff is throwing a pirate themed pool party where each swashbuckler must dodge the floating pumpkins! Healthy snacks provided. Join us in this kid tested and parent approved fun! (Swimsuits are a must!) Canned food donation will be collected at the door to support our local food banks.

  • Saturday, October 27

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN POTLUCK
Green Lake Community Center/Evans Pool | Potluck for All: Noon-2:30 p.m. | Adult Swim Only Noon-1:30 p.m. | General Swim for All 1:30-2:30 p.m. | FREE
Come and gather with the Green Lake Community and staff! We will set-up the swimming pool deck with tables and chairs. Bring a dish to share, and maybe a story or two. Be prepared to make a friend and enjoy some great food. Evans Pool is proud to present “The Sauna Lizards,” our own locally homegrown band of swimmers! Enjoy lively, fun music while you eat and socialize! Only adults can swim from noon-1:30 p.m., adults and children under age 18 are welcome to swim from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for our general swim. Everyone is welcome at the potluck from Noon-2:30 p.m.