Welcome to the Sounds Fun Mom Halloween Event list!-2018 update is in progress
Here’s our guide to family friendly Halloween events and Halloween alternatives around Tacoma, Pierce and South King County, and your South Sound home! This list is organized by date.
These events are carnivals and Halloween events. Most are before Halloween.
We also have a guide just for trick or treating events at the bottom of this post.
We do suggest you confirm details before you head out. We strive for 100% accuracy, but in lists of this size, mistakes can happen, and we use information submitted to us by organizations. On to the list!
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
Tinker Thursdays – Pumpkin Volcano at the South Hill Library
Metro Parks Harvest Fests
Fall foiliage festival
Confuscious Institute Day
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
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
Free community festival with crafts, bounce houses, games, and more!
Date: Friday, October 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Hocus Pocus: An Interactive Experience at the Puyallup Public Library
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
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
at Highline MAST aquarium at Redondo
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.
Date: October 27 5-9PM
Scary stories will be read at this spooky story time along with a pretend fire. Children are encouraged to bring pillows and blankets to sit around the fire.
Event Audience: Family
Location: Tillicum Library
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2:00PM
It’s the Mash! Bring the family and costumes! There will be games, free food, music, prizes for best costumes, and raffles. Please leave the scary costumes at home!
Raffle Prizes (Raffle is free): XBOX One S, Bluetooth Headphones, Kindle, Amazon Echo
Plus great prizes for best costumes and best dancer!
Location: Emerald Ridge High School, 12405 184th St E, Puyallup, WA 98374
Date: Saturday, October 28, 5:00PM-8:00PM
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
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
Note from SFM: The info below is from 2016 so it may be similar for 2017; it will be updated when the new info is released.
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.
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! Admission is free and costumes are encouraged! See you there!
Date: Saturday, October 28, From 10:00AM-2:00PM
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
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: OCT26 Fri 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Teen Halloween Extravaganza at the South Hill Library
Magician Jeff Evans – Secrets of Wizards at the Sumner Library
Harvest Party at the Graham Library
Halloween Family Movie: Hocus Pocus
Location: Kentlake H.S. Performing Arts Center
Spooky Swims at the Covington Aquatic Center
Enjoy a swim with the lights out and a glowing pool! Pick from one of two spooky sessions and be prepared to have some gouhlishly good fun
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
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!
Doors open at 6:00pm for a variety of family activities including bouncy houses, carnival games, and free fair snacks. Maker Fun Fest is the main event where every kid walks away with a box full of inventions that they create.
Our indoor venue means you won’t be cold or wet, and our carnival games ensure a payload of candy. See you there!
Date: Tuesday, 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: Tuesday, 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: Tuesday, October 31, 4:00PM-7:00PM
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!
Location: DuPont Library
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 3:30PM-5:00PM
Games galore, candy, prizes, free flashlights, goody bags and much, much more. Held at Columbia Junior High. Free with donation of nonperishable food item.
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm
It’s time for some spooky fun! Join us on October 31st from 6-8 PM for fun, food, games, a trunk or treating! We will have hot dogs and a chili cook-off, indoor games, a “spooky” barn, and lots and lots of candy!! Wear your best costume and invite your friends for this free family event!
1709 112th St S, Tacoma, Washington 98444
Date: Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8PM
Northwest Church hosts their annual harvest festival! Free concert, tons of candy, lots of activities, bouncy houses, dunk tank, crafts, and games!
Date: Tuesday, October 31, From 6:00PM-9:00PM
Baby Story Time: Halloween Edition – Come play and learn! at the Sumner Library
Check back here for more happenings on Halloween that are specifically trick or treating events.
If your group has a fun Halloween event open to the public, just drop me a line at email@example.com I’d be glad to list it!
Are you looking for indoor trick or treating or community trick or treating events? Check out the South Sound Trick or Treating post!