Scary, fun and FREE
Take your pick of any of the following (mostly) free, family friendly events Halloween-themed events. Some attractions such as haunted houses may require a charge.
• Get in your October fun with Rockaraoke Halloween this month.
This free event will be at Jazz- bones in Tacoma on Oct. 29.
Rockaraoke will feature the opportunity to sing with a live band, along with a $200 costume contest.
Doors open at 7, and the show begins at 9 p.m. Jazzbones is 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma.
For more information visit www. jazzbones.com/event/1767514-roc- karaoke-halloween-tacoma/.
• Find fun and music at the Jazz- bones Halloween Party.
This free event will be at Jazz- bones on Oct. 31 and D.J. Reign. This event is for 21 and older.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is from 9-1:30 a.m. Jazzbones is at 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma.
For more information visit www. jazzbones.com/event/1765708-halloween-party-tacoma/.
• Get in the spirit of the holiday with Seattle Chocolate's Haunted Factory Tour 2018.
Clues hidden throughout the factory will lead to a secret treasure. This event will run Oct. 18 to 21, and Oct. 25 to 28. The address is 180
Andover Park W., Tukwila. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7
for children (ages 8 to 12). For more information visit www.
• The Des Moines Halloween Carnival and Trick-Or-Treat Path is back this month.
This event will be along Marine View Drive and 7th Avenue South.
Trick-or-treat at participating businesses, and visit the trunk-or- treat area in the John L. Scott parking lot.
Get a stamp card from volunteers or participating businesses. Fifteen card stamps will deduct $1 off ad- mission to the Halloween Carnival.
These events will be on Oct. 31 from 3 to 8 p.m.
For more information visit www. destinationdesmoines.org/trick-or- treat-path.
• The Halloween Pet Parade will help you get in the spirit. The event will be at Volunteer Park in Seattle.
The parade will include food trucks, prizes, and vendors.
The pet costume contest will offer prizes for five categories: Best Celebrity Pet, Spookiest Pet, Best Pet/Owner Combo, Best Dressed, and Most Creative.
This event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E.
For more information visit volunteerparktrust.org/events/halloween-pet-parade/.
• Continue an old tradition or start a new one with the movie Hocus Pocus on Oct. 27.
It will be at The Kentlake High School Performing Arts and Events Center.
This a free showing, and it is a perfect outing for the whole family.
Itwillbefrom1to3p.m.at21401 S.E. Falcon Way, Kent.
For more information visit seattle.carpe-diem.events/calendar /8068867-free-halloween-family- movie-hocus-pocus-at-kentlake- high-school/.
• Explore October Happenings by entering a costume contest and watching Hocus Pocus.
This Halloween event will be at the Spooked in Seattle Museum on Oct. 26.
The winner of the contest is chosen by the audience.
The event is from 9 to 11 p.m. at 102 Cherry St., Seattle.
Admission is $10 per person. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/558160 157968410/.
• The Halloween Scream Costume Contest will be on Oct. 27.
This free 21 and older event will be at The Bomb Shelter in Tacoma.
The four bands that will be playing are the Lead Fed Infants, Ain't Got Time to Bleed, Vicious Cycle, and Corpse Religion.
The categories for costume con- test prizes include weirdest costume, funniest costume, most popular costume, and more.
Donations of $10 per person are encouraged, and the funds go to support local musicians.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show ends at midnight.
The address is 1515 99th St. E., Tacoma.
For tickets and more information visit www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3624249.
• Trick-or-Treat and let your fur- ry friends enter a costume contest with the Olde Fashioned Halloween Party.
This free event will be in Renton on Oct. 27.
Trick-or-treating will be from 1 to 4 p.m.
There will be face painting, caramel apples, cider, carnival games and prizes, and more.
It will also include a Doggy Costume Contest off of Main Ave. S.
Owners will meet at 2:45 p.m. with their pets for judging which starts at
3. New this year, participating businesses will display scarecrows for those attending the event to judge. The location is Main Street
Square, downtown Renton. For more information visit
• Boo in Burien returns with more family fun this year.
This free annual event on Oct. 27 will include dog races, a Canine Costume Contest, and trick or treating.
There will also be haunted houses, and a Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl and costume contest (21 and older).
Boo in Burien will be from noon to 4 p.m. at 427 S.W. 152nd St.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/489678 258142275/.
• The West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest returns on Oct. 28.
This free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It will feature games and activities hosted by participating non- profit organizations, and merchants along California Avenue.
There will be a Root Beer Garden on Alaska Street near Easy Street Records.
Hosted by the West Seattle Farmers Market, Applepalooza lets attendees eat and vote for the apple they like best, and peruse the market.
Local restaurants will have a chili cook-off from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and people can purchase nine tastings for $10. Afterwards, vote on your favorite, and see the winner crowned at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the West Seattle Food Bank. There will also be a costume pa-
rade at 11:30 a.m., being led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band and Kawani's motorcyclists.
Trick or treating will begin at noon, with participating venues handing out treats.
This year's event will include a kids' pumpkin pie eating contest at 1:30 p.m.
Prizes will be given for first, second and third places.
For more information, visit ws-junction.org/blog/harvestfest2018/.
• Break up your week with Renton's free Halloween Spooktacular. Held at The Landing at Renton, this event will be on Oct. 28 from 1
to 3 p.m. The festival will offer trick or
treating with participating realtors, free trick-or-treat bags to the first 500 attendees, face painting, and a balloon maker.
Admission to the event is free but some attractions require a small fee. The address is 1215 N. Landing
Way. For more information, visit www.
• Wild Waves is hosting it's yearly Fright Fest.
This year's event offers more than 25 rides after dark, Camp Whispering Pines, The Playground, and the Chamber of Souls.
Also scheduled are Freakshow Deluxe, Xakary the Magician, and Booville for Kids.
Fright Fest is open weekends through Oct. 28, and tickets start at $15.
Hours are 6-11 p.m. on Fridays, 5-11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 5-10 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, and to buy tickets visit www.wildwaves. com/frightfest.php.