The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and the ghosts are coming. It’s time for Halloween, and you’re trying to figure out what to do. Finding the right Halloween activity that fits your horror expectations can be hard. So if you want to find something different this year, we’ve compiled a list of Seattle’s top Halloween events. From FreakNight to haunted farms, check out all the parties, bars, and haunted encounters.
Come one, come all to the greatest circus of all, if you dare. No, it’s not the Ringling Brothers, it’s FreakNight, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Halloween event. Taking place Oct. 27, at WaMu Theater in Seattle, FreakNight is a music festival, with some twists and turns up its sleeves.
The music is a mix of house, bass, and EDM. Headliners for the concert are DJ set Justice and Kaskade with 16 additional acts, including Adventure Club, Borgore, Dash Berlin, Bear Grillz, Benny Benassi, Bro Safari, and more. Music isn’t the only draw to FreakNight, however. The venue houses carnival rides, creepy games, and chilling sideshow attractions fit for the eeriest of souls.
This year, FreakNight will be making a return to the WaMu Theater, after hosting the event at the Tacoma Dome for two years in a row. The event will also be moving away from its recent two-day form to a one-night event, making it even more jam-packed. Tickets are still available, so be sure to get yours before it’s too late.
If a twisted electronic concert isn’t what you’re looking for, try some of these other spooky Seattle events.
Seattle Halloween Pubcrawl
Looking for an excuse to dress up in costumes? Join 500 fellow Halloween-enthusiasts on the Seattle Halloween Pubcrawl on Oct. 21. Consider this trick-or-treating for the of-age crowd. The pub crawl starts at 12 pm and ends around 2 am after stopping at various bars including the Hard Rock Cafe, Cantina de San Patricio, Blarney Stone, J+M Cafe, and Fuel, to name a few. Join the costume contest, or simply enjoy the best brews in the Emerald City with the most popular pub crawl around. Once you register, your name will be on the official list, and you can arrive or leave at any point.
Have you ever wanted to listen to a band dedicated to Halloween? Check out the Heebie Jeebies, a local Seattle rock and blues band. Head to Substation to hear the Heebie Jeebies Halloween Extravaganza with Ball Bag, fellow local group, on Oct. 21. You can sit back and enjoy the spooky tunes or compete against other listeners in the costume contest. Check back at Substation on Halloween, Oct. 31 for the All Hallow’s Eve Seance. Join fellow ghost hunters as you make contact with spirits on the other side, if you can handle it. Or, you can enjoy a haunting evening of musical performances all night starting at 8 pm.
Black Cat Bash
In its last year, the Black Cat Bash is sure to be a smash. This spooky music, prize, costume, and food event will be held at Studio Seven Seattle on Oct. 21. The event will have DJ and dancefloor for you to dance all night to your favorite throwback hits, a costume contest, and more. Tickets are still available and all profits will go to the animals at the Seattle Humane Society. Head over with your best costumes and dancing shoes at 9 pm.
Seattle’s HAUNT Ultimate Halloween Bash
Have you ever wanted to spend all night partying at a museum? Check out HAUNT, the Ultimate Halloween Bash at the Museum of Pop (MoPOP). Happening Oct. 28, HAUNT is expecting around 2,000 attendees, making it the biggest in the city and one of the most exciting Halloween parties. A DJ will be playing all the party hits all night. For a break from dancing, join the costume contest. The categories include best overall, most elaborate, best group, most creative, scariest, and more. The best overall winner takes home $1,000. Get your tickets while you still can.
This 21+ ultimate Halloween ball happens every year at the Fremont Foundry and features a costume contest with a $500 cash prize, food trucks, performances including dancers and circus-type performances, an all-night dance floor, and more. Last year’s event was so popular that it sold out, so be sure to get your ticket to this year’s enchanting Fremonster Spectacular soon.
Looking for a good scare? Head outside the city for a night full of fright at Stalker Farms, rated the top haunted house and farm in Washington state. The property hosts a variety of haunted attractions reputed to be so intense, children under 12 are advised not to go. The farm hosts two large haunted attractions. Enter into the world of a demented society and meet the infected members, with their ghoulish qualities at “Blood Rot”. Or, check out the macabre magic tricks of Pogo in “Abra-Kadaver.” If you scare easily, check out the “no-scare” zones where you can find your way through a corn maze, use the paintball course, or enjoy one of the many other activities. But beware! Ghouls and zombies may want to join in on the fun.
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