Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October Activities—Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls

Wow, oodles of family fun to be had this month and more to come!

Have something to share? Let me know. I'll update the post at least once a week since several annual treat or treating events are still TBD.

Added 10/26/22—Calendar page! View events, activities, camps and classes in a new format.

One-time events, listed chronologically.

  • West Seattle Blog—2022 Halloween Guide (Added 10/20/22)
    A great resource for all things Halloween happening locally.

  • The Great Pumpkin Search / Saturday, October 8—2-5 pm
  • Birds of Roxhill Park—Bird Sit / Saturday, October 8—2-3:30pm
  • Gatewood Halloween Show / Saturday 10/15 and 10/29—7:30 & 8:30pm (Added 10/12/22)
    37th Ave SW + SW Austin Street
    Neighborhood fun with two 15 min shows. Rain cancels.
  • Kids Great Pumpkin Day / Sunday, October 16— 4pm
    Puget Ridge Edible Park
    Neighborhood kids are invited to come pick a pumpkin to take home.
  • Wilderness Outdoor School Tracking Club / Saturday, October 15th—9am-Noon
    Lincoln Park. Ages 13 and up. Free.
  • Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek / Sunday, October 16— 4pm
    4539 SW Director Place 
    Annual all-ages event welcoming the salmon home to Fauntleroy Creek with drumming (bring any kind) and singing. Heavy rain cancels. You can also sign up to be a volunteer salmon watcher. 
  • Halloween Movie Night / Friday, October 21st—6-7:30pm
    Paper Boat Booksellers, 6040 California Ave SW
    Come watch Room On The Broom, nibble on snacks and get a paperback copy of the book to take home. Tickets required to attend. $12/kiddo.
  • Seattle Forest Week / October 22 - 29th
    Weeklong celebration for Seattle's urban forests. So far, only seeing one local event but there are several work parties you can participate in.
    • Saturday, October 22nd / 10am-Noon—Connecting to Longfellow Creek
      Dragonfly Pavilion Park, 4111 28th Ave SW, Seattle 98106
      Learn about the ecosystem of the creek, take a guided walk and look for returning Coho salmon (starts at 11am) and enjoy art activities and music.
  • Halloween Family Magic Show and Food Drive / October 22nd, 2022, at 8 pm
  • Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th SW
  • Fauntleroy Fall FestivalSunday, October 23rd, 2-5 pm.
    Paint pumpkins, build bird houses and make salmon hats. Food also available to purchase from local businesses.
  • Admiral Trick or Treating / October 28th—3-6pm (Updated 10/15/22)
  • Glow Party at Delridge Community Center / Friday, October 28th—6-8pm
    4501 Delridge Way SW
    Themed games, snacks, and music. Wear your costume, face paint, or anything that will illuminate the party. Ages 5 and up. FREE. 
  • 11th Annual Monster Dash / Saturday, October 29th—starting at 9:30am
    Lincoln Park
    Fun costumed 5k trail run/walk and kids dash supporting South Seattle Co-Op Preschools.
  • Birds of Roxhill Park—Bird Walk / Saturday, October 29th—9-11am
  • Alki Beach Trick or Treat—Saturday, October 29th—10am-2pm
  • Halloween Family Reading Time / Saturday, October 29th—10:30-11:30am
    Paper Boat Booksellers, 6040 California Ave SW
  • Trick or Trees / October 29th—12-4pm
    Highland Park Corner Store, 7789 Highland Park Way SW
  • Live music, a costume contest for pets, trick or treating for kids and up to 4 free trees available per household to plant in your own backyard. 
  • Open Creek Salmon Watch / Saturday, October 29th—Noon-3pm (Added 10/26/22)
  • Fall Community Day / Saturday, October 29th—1-4pm
    Heron's Nest,  4818 15th Ave SW    
    Paint pumpkins, art tables, outdoor fall games, candy hunt. Free all ages.
  • Outdoor Halloween Carnival—Saturday, October 29th—2pm
    Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Harvest Fest  / Sunday, October 30th—11am-5pm
    Alaska Junction
    Music, games, costume parade, chili cookoff and more.
  • After Hours Halloween Party / Sunday, October 30th—7-10pm (Added 10/20/22)
    Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave SW Suite 2B

  • Haunted House
    Local haunted house for older kiddos and adults. Free but donations welcome for two community-based charities. See website for dates, times and parking info.
Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically.


Seattle Parks and Rec
See their fall brochure for a variety of classes (sports, art, dance, music, etc) and one time events. happening at Delridge, High Point and Hiawatha community centers.

Signups open: 
October 18th : Fall Activities (Term 3)


  • CraftLab Seattle

    Mobile location—comes to your house, a park or TBD location of your choice.

    Upcycling crafting activities and offers classes, birthday parties and other events for kids or adults.

  • Curious Kidstuff 

    4740 California Ave SW

    Variety of classes on Mondays and Fridays. $12/child, each day. Ages 18 months+

  • West Seattle Art Nest
    2903 SW Cambridge Street
    Toddler Time—Fridays 10:30-11:30am / September 16-October 28
    Cost: $140.00


  • See my post about dance options in West Seattle. Do note, I haven't had a chance to check for any recent updates yet.


All options are now indoors. 

  • Southwest Pool 
    2801 SW Thistle Street (inside the Southwest Teen Life Center)
    • Signups for next session (Term 3) open October 13.
    • For schedule, fees and more info click here.
  • YMCA—West Seattle (Membership-based but offers lessons to non-members too.)
    • Swim lessons and open swims. 
  • West Seattle Health Club (Membership-based but some lessons available to non-members.)
  • Evergreen Aquatic Center
    606 SW 116th Street (White Center) 
    • Lap/public swims, water exercise classes and lessons.
    • Dive-in movie nights on Saturdays
    • Swim lessons registration dates:
      • October: Pre-Registration: September 21,  Open Registration: September 23
      • November: Pre-Registration: October 19, Open Registration: October 21
      • December: Pre-Registration: November 16, Open Registration: November 18