Halloween Happenings

By Thunderword Staff

Pumpkin Plunge at

Kent Meridan Pool

Kent Meridian Pool hosts a Pumpkin Plunge on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

Children younger than 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.

Pumpkins will be placed in the pool for kids to retrieve, and there will also be games with prizes.

Admission is $5 per person.

Kent Meridian Pool is at 25316 101st Ave. S.E. in Kent. Call 253-854-9287 for details or to register.

Day Of The Dead Paint Night

Stop by Renton for a step-by-step lesson to create unique artwork.

Enjoy wine at this event from 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 28.

There is a costume contest for the best dress, and the winner gets a prize.

Admission is $35. The address is Mr. Naturalz Salon, 334 Wells Ave. S. Suite D, Renton.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/day-of-dead-paint-night-tickets-38851882025 for more information, and tickets.

Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog

Visit the Shadow Lake Nature Preserve in Renton for Halloween fun.

This venue will offer haunted tours, family crafts, treats, and spider games.

This free event will take place on Oct. 28 from 2-4 p.m.

The address is Shadow Lake Nature Preserve, 21656 184th Ave. S.E. Renton.

Visit www.eventbrite.com for more information, or to donate.

Halloween run

Magnuson Park will host a Halloween Run on Oct. 28.

Starting at 10 a.m. participants can join a 5K, 10K, 15K, or Kids Dash.

The Obstacle Dash is available too, with waves starting at 11 a.m.

After the runs, a haunted beer garden follows for those with ID.

Register at http://magnusonseries.org/index.php/register.

The 5K is $20, 10K is $25, 15K is $30, and Kids Dash is $3. The Obstacle Dash will be $42.

Halloween Carnival

Stop by the Des Moines Field House for Halloween fun for children 12 and younger.

Scheduled from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31, admission is $5 per person.

Food donations will be accepted throughout the event. For more information call 206-870-6527.

The address is Des Moines Field House, 1000 S. 220th St.

Harvest Festival Trunk Or Treat

Visit the Auburn Community Center on Oct, 28 for games, arts and crafts, and a photo booth.

Canned food can be brought for donations.

Taking place from 2-5 p.m., the event is free.

The address is Les Gove Park, The REC and Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. S.E.

Visit www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/community/halloween_s_p212.htm for more information.

Haunted Pool Party

A Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center pool party will take place on Oct. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m., and 8-9:30 p.m. There will be a costume contest, apple bobbing, canoe rides and more. For more information call 206-477-4444.

Tricks n' Treats Funfest at FWCC

Visit the Federal Way Community Center for a night of fun.

There will be costume contests, fames, a haunted hallway, and other fun activities.

Admission will be $8 for pre-registered guests, and $10 at the door for others. Adults, and children younger than 23 months are free.

The address is 876 S. 333rd St. Federal Way. Call 253-835-6916 for more information.

Museum of Fright

The Museum of Flight will provide a fun evening for the whole family.

Featuring a costume contest, Monster Bowling, storytelling, crafting your own plane, and more.

Taking place on Oct. 29 from 10-3 p.m., the event is free to people in costume (17 and younger).

Tickets purchased in person for those not in costume cost $5 (17 and younger), and $10 for adults.

For tickets purchased online they cost $12 (Adult), $11 (Senior), and $7 (Youth).

For more information visit www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/3469/museum-of-fright.

Hilloween Carnival and Trick-Or-Treat

This free event will feature live performances, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade led by a marching band.

Taking place on Oct. 28 from noon-6 p.m., the address is Mitchell Activity Center, 1718 Broadway, Seattle.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hilloween-carnival-trick-or-treat-tickets-38257550363 for more information.

Marina District

Trick or Treat Path

Trick or Treat along the Marine View Drive businesses on Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m., collecting stamps along the way.

When you get 15 stamps, you receive $1 off entry to the Des Moines Carnival at the Des Moines Field House at 1000 S. 220th St.

For more information, visit www.destinationdesmoines.org/trick-or-treat-path.

Carpinito Bros Pumpkin Patch

Visit the Carpinitos Bros U-pick Pumkin patch for a fun family outing.

Run through the corn maze, or go on hay rides.

Admission to the corn maze is $10 for adults (ages 13 and older), $7 for children (ages 5-12), and free for kids 4 and younger.

Hay Rides are $3.

The address is 27508 W. Valley Hwy N., Kent.

Cross the street to the Farm Fun Yard where you can find animals, a hay maze, a corn pen, hay slides, Rubber Duck Derby and more.

Admission is $5 per person.

The Farm Fun Yard address is 6720 S. 277th St., Kent.

Aquarium Halloween

Visit the Seattle Aquarium for fun Halloween celebrations.

Activities offered will be face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and trick-or-treating local businesses.

The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Tickets are $2 online for people wanting to avoid the line.

For tickets, and more information visit www.seattleaquarium.org/halloween.

Trunk Or Treat

Des Moines' Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host its fifth annual Trunk-Or-Treat event Oct. 28 from 2-4 p.m.

Costumes are encouraged, candy will be distributed, and it is open to the public.

The event is free, and carnival-themed games will be set up.

The church's address is 2021 S. 260th St., Des Moines.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/357511098022296/.

Wild Waves

Fright Fest

Wild Waves once again hosts it's yearly Fright Fest.

Offering more than 25 rides after dark, a nightly Parade of Ghouls and Freakshow Deluxe Hollywood Side Show, and Booville for Kids.

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.

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