Welcome to the Sounds Fun Mom Halloween Event list! Updated for 2018
Kid Friendly Halloween Events around Tacoma, Auburn, Sumner, Federal Way, Orting, Dupont, Fife, and your South Sound home!
Reminder: These are carnivals and similar events. For those happening on Halloween, head towards the bottom of the list. If you’re looking specifically for trick or treating spots, we have a link to That list at the bottom of the post, too!
Disclaimer alert: Please note that we put together this, “Treat,” for you, but we are not the event organizers. We’ve provided links and ask YOU to confirm the details as mistakes can happen in round ups of this size. Thanks for doing that!
Games, a bouncy house, activities for kids, Act 1 Theatre productions, Point Defiance pirates, and a kids’ parade.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Fright Fest includes amusement park rides, two haunted houses, a scare free area for kids under 12, and live entertainment. Booville is a scare-free zone for kids under 12 that includes a giant inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, Monster Music Factory, stand-in spooktacular photo opportunities, creepy crafts, Halloween-themed face painting, and more. Be sure to check the website for the varying times. Note from SFM: Readers are mixed on whether this event is worth the cost for young children, with some thinking not. Let us know what you think if you go.
Dates: Weekends through October 28.
The fall is a fantastic time to ride the train. Join Snoopy and Charlie Brown aboard The Great Pumpkin Patch Express. Passengers will ride the train and read the book It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on their journey to the Pumpkin Patch. Every child gets to choose their very own pumpkin to take home, play PEANUTS™ themed games and activities, and meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy. These are spendy tickets, but it’s a super fun ride for a train fan. Check out the website for the various times over the weekends in October.
Dates: October 13 and 14, and 20 and 21
Bring your costumed canine pal for a fun walk around Spanaway Park. Seriously, I LOVE a dog in a costume! Who doesn’t?! Join the Pierce County K-9 Unit for a 1.5 or 3 mile walk along paved trails, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Glowing pumpkins. Treats and games. $10/$12 online (thru Oct. 14); $16 at gate.
Bring the whole family and take a starlit tram ride through the Free-Roaming Area. Wander our lit paths and admire glowing carved pumpkins. Come in costume and play games, visit treat stations for candy, and more. We’ve done this before. Honestly? The boys loved it, but I thought it was a little pricey. I do see that they’re offering a discount for advance purchase online. The tram ride is pretty cool, just do keep in mind that you’re not going to see a lot of creatures because, well, it’s Dark!
Date: October 19 – 20, 20185:00PM – 9:00PM
Goosebumps Spooktacular at the Key Center Library
Date: Monday, October 22: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Paint a Pumpkin at the DuPont Library
Pumpkins on Parade at the Kobetich Library
Decorate your own book-inspired pumpkin and bring it to the library for an evening of pumpkin fun. Have a snack and vote on your favorite. Individuals and groups of all ages are welcome to submit entries.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Spooky walk at Gilmur Park where you will see spooky and kooky things! Not recommended for kiddos under 6. Admission is $3 by donation.
Date: October 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reflecting the legendary story of Vlad the Impaler, the Transylvanian Count Dracula, Tacoma City Ballet’s Dracula, an original ballet fashioned from this classic tale, will premier this October featuring fabulous dancers, a brilliant musical score, opulent scenery, and luxurious costumes. Dracula is suitable for audiences of all ages, and the perfect addition to your celebration of Halloween.
Friday, October 26, 7:30PM
Saturday, October 27, 2:00PM
Sunday, October 28, 2:00PM
Join Sunrise Village and the YMCA at our Halloween-inspired event “No TRICKS, just TREATS”! BOTH EVENINGS: A giant maze, activity booths and candy inside the vacant space next to Waxing the CIty. Plus trick-or-treating for candy from participating Sunrise Village businesses along 156th St E.
THURSDAY: Wagon rides – the horse will pick riders up on the end by Salon Escape
FRIDAY: Mini trunk-or-treat in the parking lot in front of MOD Pizza. Bring a donation to the Pierce County Santa Cops and you’ll be entered to win a prize. Costumes encouraged!
Date: Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26 Fri 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The nationally known Murder Mystery Company will be performing and it is up to you to solve the crime. Call 253-548-3306 to register. For ages 9 and up. Link has all the details.
Date: Friday, October 26: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Free community festival with crafts, bounce houses, games, and more!
Date: Friday, October 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Free community festival with crafts, bounce houses, games, and more!
Date: Friday, October 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The classic Halloween film Hocus Pocus (PG) is 25 years old! All ages are invited to join us for a special screening where attendees will feel like they are a part of the action by waving glow sticks, eating candy, and acting along with the movie.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Harvest Party at the Orting Library
Date: Friday, October 26: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Bring your family and friends to run or walk a glowing Point Defiance Five Mile Drive in the dark! Wear your favorite costume while you run or walk along the lighted roadway. The fun begins in the zoo parking lot which will be lit with festive lights and pumped up with music for pre and post-race celebrating!
Date: Saturday, October 27, 7:00PM
Scary Stories Around a Campfire at the Tillicum Library
Date: Saturday, October 27: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Magician Jeff Evans – Secrets of Wizards at the Milton/Edgewood Library
Date: Saturday, October 27: 11:30am – 12:30pm
at Highline MAST aquarium at Redondo
Come help us put together marine mammal skeletons and learn how we prepare them! Take a close look at some of our creepiest specimens, brought out only for this spooky occasion! Watch divers compete to carve the best pumpkin underwater, hosted by Underwater Sports Federal Way starting at 1 PM! Admission is free and costumes are encouraged! See you there!
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Note from SFM: This is an annual event, but it’s always one of the last to be updated. You may want to give the center a call. We’ll also work on confirming details for you.
Come and ride the train through the spooky park! Thanks for supporting Kitsap kids in care!. We’ll also have a bunch of community partners to play games with your kiddos and trick or treating available in the park! Thanks for supporting Kitsap kids in care.
The train ride is about 10 to 15 minutes long. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to take a ride and experience the excitement of the train ride and displays along to track. Very young children need to ride in front of a responsible adult. Be sure and listen to the message that is given prior to departing the depot!
Date: October 27 5-9PM
This is a great all ages event, with trunk or treat for the littles and a Haunted Hallway for the big kiddos (It’s not super scary-probably PG ). “Trunks,” will be table stations inside so everyone stays warm and dry! Plus a balloon twister and a craft table! More on the fb event page. Date: Saturday, October 27 6-8PM
Bring your little ones dressed in their favorite costume for a safe and fun time trick ‘r treating along the trails.
Purchase your tickets online at https://squareup.com/store/haunted and pick them up at our Will Call.
Halloween Costume Carnival for the whole family. Costume contests, Haunted Hallway, Candy & Fun!
Pre-register $4, at the door $5, Adults free.
Join us at our FREE Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Truck-or-Treat for kids ages 2-10 and their families. There will be games, crafts, a photo booth, Trunk-or-Treating around Les Gove Park’s trail and lots more for your lil’ goblin to enjoy! Lots of fun for Auburn’s Trick-or-Treaters!
Date:October 27, 2018 Time:2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Splash in the spooky swim with treats and a spooky movie! You may want to call ahead to be sure the movie selection is appropriate for your kiddos’ ages. This is an annual event, but I don’t see a date on the calendar yet. You may want to call the pool.
Join us for the costume contest and parade, hay rides, photo booth, kids crafts, goodies for all and more!
The parade/contest will begin at 1 PM and although it is free, we do require registration if you plan to particpate! You can register here: https://conta.cc/2Oi9WpQ
ALL pets and people are invited to join and make sure to wear your best costume! NEW this year- instead of celebrity judges, we are giving YOU the chance to vote for the best costume!
Date: Saturday, October 27th from 10 AM – 3
Teen Halloween Extravaganza at the South Hill Library
Magician Jeff Evans – Secrets of Wizards at the Sumner Library
Harvest Party at the Graham Library
Catch the funny Halloween Movie Hocus Pocus with the family at the Kentlake High School PACT on Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m. This event is FREE, but we’d love it if you could bring any non-perishable items for the food drive that the Covington Youth Council will be hosting at the event.
Date: Saturday, October 27 1-3PM
Join us for our annual Spooky Swim! We are hosting two sessions: session one 5:00pm-6:30pm and session two 7:00pm-8:30pm. This is a pre-registration required event, just follow the link below:
Date: Saturday, October 27 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m.
Face painting, balloon animals, and popcorn!
Date: Sunday, October 28, From 4:00PM-5:30PM
Events on Halloween
Maker Fall Fun Fest is at 6:00pm-8:30pm on Wednesday, October 31. This fun, family event is free and open to all ages but geared to preschool through elementary ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are welcome but please no scary costumes or masks. Invite your friends and neighbors!
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Enjoy carnival games, prizes, bounce house and more! $1 donation for a goodie bag. This event is for children ages 10 and under.
Date: Wednesday, October 31, From 6:00PM-8:00PM
Bring the little ones to the Conservatory for some boo-tanical activities including crafts, games and treats! $3 suggested donation
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 4:00PM-7:00PM
Kid friendly activities are also advertised.
At F3, there are activities for children in Grades K-6th, with fun the whole family can enjoy! There will be games, crafts, fun, and of course, candy! Save the date – F3 is October 31st! Doors are open from 6-8 p.m. Game and skit rotations will be ongoing during those hours. This is a FREE event!
Indoor trick or treating and a light meal
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 5-7PM
Visit the Shops at Point Ruston for Halloween Treats!
Wednesday, October 31st, 4pm – 7pm
Family friendly all ages event!
No need to pay or validate parking between 4 – 7pm.
Parking is always free for customers at Point Ruston!
The Grand Loop will be closed for fun & safety between 4 – 7pm.
Trunk or Treat October 31st 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Summit Christian Center 2824 112th Street East Tacoma. Dress up the kiddos in their cute costumes and come enjoy a fun safe family atmosphere. Lots of candy and carnival type prizes! FREE
Stop by the library during the City of DuPont’s Downtown Trick or Treat event for treats and giveaways. Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to visit the local businesses to trick or treat. Remember parents, darkness comes early so be extra cautious when crossing streets. Don’t miss out!
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 3:30PM-5:00PM
Fife Halloween Carnival
Tricks, treats and treasures await your whole family at the annual Fife Police Department Halloween Carnival. Free flashlights, goody bags and more for every little pumpkin.
Free admission with one can of non-perishable food.
Date: Wednesday, October 31st
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Columbia Junior High (2901 54th Ave E)
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Northwest Church hosts their annual harvest festival! Free concert, tons of candy, lots of activities, bouncy houses, dunk tank, crafts, and games!
Date: Wednesday, October 31, From 6:00PM-9:00PM
Halloween Movies & Treats – No Trick! at the Fern Hill Library
Fern Hill Branch is hosting a day filled with Halloween themed movies and treats on this fun Fall day. Costumes encouraged but not required. Various movies will be shown throughout the day.
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (12:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Bring your little ghosts and ghouls to the library for our drop-in Halloween crafts program. Make a spooky spider hat and other Halloween crafts. We’ll provide the materials and the kids will supply the imagination!
Looking for trick or treating events on Halloween?
We have a whole separate list of those.
Head here for the South Sound Trick or Treating post!
If you know an event we should add, just get in touch! You can shout out to us over on the fb page, leave a comment, or email firstname.lastname@example.org