It looks a lot like Halloween in the Northwest. Several activities for children, adults (and pets!) are planned region-wide as the day approaches. We have compiled a few noteworthy events that are worth checking out this season.
Please note that starting October 25, as per the King County mandate, all persons aged 12 and over will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result (usually within 72 last hours) to participate in certain events and establishments.
Rock, Roll & Howl to the Moon at W Seattle, Thursday October 28, 5-8 p.m .: Why shouldn’t our fuzzy friends join in the fun of Halloween? The W Seattle is hosting a dog cocktail in its chic Living Room Bar featuring treats and prizes suitable for humans and dogs, with a portion of the proceeds going to Motley Zoo Animal Rescue. The event is free; You can register here.
Pasado’s spooktacular pumpkin, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays / weekends in October: Plan a visit to the Safe Haven Farm in Pasado, a place where even cows want to participate in the ride or in the treatment. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own carving pumpkins and then share the tasty leftovers with the cows who are keen to enjoy the special treats. Touring the 85-acre property near Sultan in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains offers families the opportunity to learn about the farm’s mission of refuge and care for animals in need.
Kirkland Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon: A free, family-friendly Day of Pumpkins in the Park and Downtown Trick or Treating is planned for all the little ones who want to show off this year’s costumes and pick up some treats. Marina Park will have food stalls, games, giveaways, and a costume contest. Participating stores in downtown Kirkland will also be open for goodies starting at 1 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos Lounge Party at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, October 30, 8 pm-11pm: Celebrate an elegant evening on Ascend’s 31st floor with panoramic views and private dining rooms. Guests can sip on specialty cocktails with Casamigos tequia and seasonal bites, with happy hour prices all night long. Costumed revelers can enter a costume contest to win a variety of prizes. Tickets are available online for general admission ($ 20). Special VIP tables can also be booked.
Smith Tower Halloween Special Menu: Feed appetites with spooky delicacies like an undead drink (a variation of the classic Corpse Reviver), or a Beetlejuice Beetlejuice and Mary Shelley’s Flankenstein (flank steak tacos) roasted beet salad. The pun-worthy seasonal menu is available at the historic Smith Tower in downtown Seattle, if you’re looking for a moody, atmospheric meal and cocktail surrounded by spirits from the city’s past.
The Semiahmoo Resort Halloween weekend, October 30-31: Treat your family to an unforgettable macabre getaway to the picturesque resort town of Semiahmoo in Blaine, where Halloween festivities – including a resort-wide costume contest and treats – are planned throughout the weekend. Special movie nights are also planned, with screenings of Halloween favorites like Hocus pocus and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.