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Fall Harvest Fun! Free & low-cost activities across Seattle

Fall is here! And with it, comes fall festivities hosted by Seattle Parks and Recreation. Whether it’s pumpkin carving, a glow party, or a pumpkin swim, we have something for everyone!

  • Wednesday, October 26, South Park Toddler Halloween Fest
    Ages 0-5. Come join us as we get into the Halloween spirit! We will have a costume contest, pumpkin painting, mask decorating, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, and more! 10/26; 10am-1pm; FREE
  • Friday, October 28, Pumpkin Carving at Northgate Community Center
    Ages 5 and Older. Kick off Halloween weekend with a family pumpkin carving and decorating night! We’ll have pumpkins of all sizes with safe carving tools and paints to create your spooky or funky jack-o-lantern. Enjoy cookies, candies, and hot cider. Stick around for the jack-o-lantern contest to win prizes! All ages welcome. 10/28; 9-11 a.m.; FREE
  • Friday, October 28, Halloween Fest at Montlake Community Center
    All Ages. Bring the whole family down to our Halloween Carnival for a beWITCHing night of fun. Enjoy carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts, and collect some candy! We will also have a toiletry drive if you would like to donate! 10/28; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; FREE
  • Friday, October 28, Glow Party at Delridge Community Center
    Ages 5 and Older. Join the Delridge Community Center for our famous glow in the dark party! Enjoy our themed games, snacks, and music. Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. 10/28; 6-8 p.m.; FREE
  • Friday, October 28, Fright Night Trick-or-Treat Walk at Lake City Mini Park and Lake City Community Center
    –5:15-6:15pm: Trick or Treat Walk. Location: Lake City Mini-Park, at the corner of Lake City Way and NE 125th St. Route maps and treat bags available at the park. Trick-or-Treat Walk to local businesses ends at Friday Night Party.
    –6:30-8:00pm: Friday Night Party. Location: Lake City Community Center. Fun for the whole family, especially kids 2-12!
  • Friday, October 28, Loyal Heights Community Center Halloween Carnival
    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 carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, cake walks, and more! Hot Dogs, popcorn, and water will be on sale for $1 each. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, clean-up, and run carnival games (call 206-684-4052 to volunteer). Proceeds from tickets and food sales support the LHCC Scholarship Fund. Bracelets are $12 for unlimited activities, and individual tickets are .50 cents each. 10/28; 6-8:30pm.
  • Friday, October 28, Creepy Carnival for Kids at Garfield Community Center
    All ages. You do not want to miss this popular event. We will have music, carnival games, face painting and lots of treats. Wear your costume to participate in the costume contest! Donations are welcome. Volunteers needed! Contact us at 206-684-4788 for more information. 10/28; 6-8pm; FREE.
  • Friday, October 28, Meadowbrook Monster Bash
    Meadowbrook Pool is planning a free, fun party on October 28th from 4:30-7:30pm. We will have several stations with games and excitement for all ages. At 6pm we plan to have everyone climb out of the water briefly so we can roll out the never-before-seen pool inflatable! Half the pool will remain open for swimming, but space will be limited. Bring your camera’s because this will be a swim to remember! 10/28; 4:30-7:30pm; FREE.
  • Friday, October 28, Lil’ Pumpkin Event at Magnolia Community Center
    Ages 5 and under. Halloween activities and fun await. Don’t forget to wear your costume. 10/28; 11am-1pm; $5 per pumpkin
  • Saturday, October 29, Evans Pool Pumpkin Swim
    Come play and bob around with floating pumpkins at Evans Pool! 10/29; 3:30-4:30pm; FREE public swim.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, Thrill the World at Magnolia Community Center
    Dance groups around the world will peform to “Thriller” at the same time. Join us on Saturday, October 29 at Magnolia Community Center. The fun begins at 2:30pm and the performance starts at 3pm. Costume contest and dance tutorial following the performance.

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  • Friday, October 28, Freeway Park “Park Pups” canine costume contest
    Celebrate the spookiest season at Freeway Park with a canine costume contest! There will be prizes for: best overall, most creative, and spookiest costumes. Free treats, live music, and a photo booth. No prior registration is required to join the costume contest. All Freeway Park Association events are free, and open to the public. October 28th, 5-7pm in Upper Lawns at Freeway Park. Park Pups Spooktacular | Freeway Park Association
  • Fall Fun Days at Westlake Park and Occidental Square, now through November 11
    Wednesdays and Fridays in Occidental Square
    –Thursdays and Saturdays in Westlake Park
    Get into the autumn spirit with the Downtown Seattle Association’s latest family-friendly parks activation, Fall Fun Days! We’ll host weekly free themed events in Westlake Park and Occidental Square celebrating everything you love about the season — football games, Halloween sweets, seasonal treats and more. Details here: Fall Fun Days at Westlake Park and Occidental Square (