The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn

The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn

Eastside Halloween roundup

Family-friendly seasonal events throughout the Eastside.

  • Friday, October 25, 2019 8:30am
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Issaquah

• Halloween Trolley & Hands-on History Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 26, Issaquah Depot Museum

Kids will have an opportunity to celebrate an old Halloween tradition — decorating their own masks. The admission fee of $6 per person includes a trolley ride and participation in the Hands-on History activity in the Depot, plus admission to the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children under three and members of the Issaquah History Museums enter free.

• Zombie Walk, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Front Street

Unleash zombie chaos on Front Street at the Zombie Walk. Hoards of undead are known to tap on cars, shops and restaurants windows frightening the occupants – all in the name of ghoulish fun.

Join us for this Downtown Issaquah Association (DIA) event as the undead make their way down Front Street to a flash mob dance to “Thriller” at the City Hall steps.

The event is free and open to all ages; no zombie experience necessary. Show up in your best zombie threads and you could win a prize.

Snoqualmie Valley

• Spooky Farm Tour, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 26, Carnation Farms

Are you curious about the ghost history of Carnation Farms and want to learn more about those who maybe have never left the farm? They invite you to join us for a spooky walking tour where you will learn interesting facts and hear ghost stories about this unique and mysterious farm.

The tour ends with hot chocolate and hot cider at the fire pit. Bring a ghost story to share if you dare.

• Halloween Storytelling Train, Oct. 26-27, Snoqualmie Depot

Halloween Storytelling Train is a two-hour event. You begin your adventure with a train excursion to North Bend, and then the museum’s history center. Detraining, you will enter the Train Shed exhibit building where you will hear child-friendly storytelling, see cider press demonstrations, have an opportunity to operate a small cider press, and enjoy some warm apple cider. While in the Train Shed, you can also see a variety of museum exhibits including Wellington Remembered, Chapel Car Messenger of Peace, or even play at the train tables with the wooden railway system. Reboarding the train, you will resume your journey to a scenic outlook near Snoqualmie Falls, and then return to the Snoqualmie Depot.

• Halloween in Downtown Snoqualmie, noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 31, Downtown Snoqualmie

Wear your costume and stroll along Railroad and Falls Avenues in Historic Snoqualmie. Look for the orange balloons to collect treats at participating businesses.

• Trunk-or-Treat Along the Boardwalk, 3-6 p.m., Oct. 31, Snoqualmie Boardwalk

Walk along the Snoqualmie boardwalk across the street from the shops in downtown Snoqualmie. Hosts will park their vehicles with their open and decorated trunks while kids walk along from car to car trick-or-treating. Enjoy free hot chili, candy, crafts and games.

Kirkland

• Pee Wee Monster Bash, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 25, North Kirkland Community Center

Gather up your ghastly ghouls, miniature monsters and caped crusaders for the Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department’s annual costumed Pee Wee Monster Bash.

The 2019 Pee Wee Monster Bash is for preschoolers ages 1 through 5. Your tiny tykes will love our clever collection of kooky Halloween-themed carnival activities, including a cookie walk, swamp fishing for tasty treats, crafts, a monster movement maze, story time and more. Admission to this open house-style event is $15 and kooky costumes are welcome. Please leave your strollers at home so there’s more room for exploration and fun.

• Kirkland Zombie Wine Walk, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 25, Downtown Kirkland

October brings Kirkland’s famous Zombie Wine Walk. Brought to you by the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, the Kirkland Downtown Association and Seattle Uncorked, this 21-and-over event will take you on a mouth-watering adventure with tasty highlights sips from local wineries and breweries, hosted by downtown Kirkland businesses. Start at the Heathman Hotel and make your way throughout Kirkland’s gorgeous downtown core while enjoying this vibrant wine tasting experience at numerous downtown shops, galleries and boutiques.

• Pumpkins in the Park, noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 26 — 25 Lakeshore Plaza

Come join the Kirkland Downtown Association’s festivities at Kirkland’s Marina Park. This fall harvest festival offers a pumpkin patch, hay maze, a pop-up farmers market, carnival games, goats, food and a costume contest. This free event is fun for the whole family. Trick or treating begins throughout downtown Kirkland after the event.

• Halloween Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26, Bridle Trails State Park

Join the Bridle Trails Park Foundation for its third annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt. This fun, free adventure features a one-mile scavenger hunt and Halloween hike, Halloween treats for all and a photo booth with a miniature horse. Come and meet our state parks interpretive specialist, who will be on hand to reveal some “creepy” animal specimens. This is a free community event. A Washington State Discover Pass is required to park in the main Bridle Trails State Park parking lot.

• Pumpkin Spice and Pampering is Nice, 4-6 p.m., Oct. 29, Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa

Pumpkin Spice and Pampering is Nice is a Passport Event. Take a trip around the luxurious Still Spa while enjoying express treatments, a specialty cocktail, appetizers, champagne, expert skincare and beauty advice from Still Spa partners and exclusive retail discounts. Once your passport is filled with stamps, turn it in for the chance to win a special prize. Treatments include massages, facials and nail treatments.

• Halloween Boo’s Cruise by the Kirkland Downtown Association, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 31, 1 Kirkland Avenue

Join the Kirkland Downtown Association for its inaugural Boo’s Cruise, a Spooktacular Halloween cruise on Lake Washington. Food, drinks, costume contest and music. This is a 21-and-over event.

Bellevue

• Haunted Halloween on the Hill, Oct. 26, South Bellevue Community Center

The South Bellevue Community Center will host its eighth annual Halloween on the Hill with a nocturnal zipline for four nights and multiple events on Oct. 26.

The extravaganza at 14509 SE Newport Way includes: Zip Scare, Carnival on the Hill, Pumpkin Races, Dessert Theatre on the Hill and Haunted Movie on the Hill.

Zip Scare: Thrill seekers can experience one suspension bridge and three zip lines in the dark as the Bellevue Zip Tour goes nocturnal on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. Tours start at 6 p.m. Cost: $35/youth 8-17; $50/ages 18 and up. Register at bellevueziptour.com or by calling 206-295-5494.

Carnival on the Hill: The carnival, a combination of free and paid activities, offers fun for the whole family with games, food, a rock wall, inflatables and entertainment by Alex Zerbe the Zaniac from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26.

Pumpkin Races: Decorate a pumpkin with wheels and get in on the fun on Oct. 26. There is a race at 10 a.m. and one at noon. Ages 6 and up. Free; Registration required at register.bellevuewa.gov or by calling 425-452-4240. Register and receive instructions on how to prepare for race day. Buy ($25) pumpkin racer supplies kit if needed.

Dessert Theatre on the Hill: The Bellevue Youth Theatre presents “Nevermore” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Community Room A and B. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $10/person. Register at register.bellevuewa.gov or by calling 425-452-4240.

Haunted Movie on the Hill: Enjoy a free movie and popcorn. “Coco” (PG) plays on a 17-foot inflatable screen in the gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.

For more information about Halloween on the Hill, call 425-452-4240 or email sbcc@bellevuewa.gov.

Redmond

• Thrill the World Redmond, noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 26, Redmond Town Center

The world’s largest “Thriller” flash mob. Hundreds of zombies and thousands of spectators join in “Thrill the World” — a worldwide phenomenon — a simultaneous dance across 30 countries and 150 cities. Fun for all the family with costume contests, zombie makeup, live music, and of course the “Thriller” dance at 3 p.m.

• Haunted Academy, 7 p.m., Oct. 25, 26, 30, 31, The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts

The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts presents: “Haunted Academy.”

This is a volunteer-driven event trying to raise funds for youth theater education. The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts is Haunted this October. Former students have come back to haunt its hallowed halls. Come and experience our completely indoor “Haunted Academy” this fall.

Spirits may follow you as you wander through “Haunted Academy,” since it’s located next to Redmond’s oldest cemetery.

For more information, and volunteer opportunities, visit: https://www.redmondacademy.org/haunted-academy.html

The Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk is partnering with the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn

The Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk is partnering with the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation. Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn

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