Seattle Kids Weekend Events: Oct. 22-24

It’s hard to believe that October is almost over. But don’t worry, there’s still time for Seattle families to make the most of this spooky season with frighteningly fun family events all over the city. Seattle is all about celebrating this weekend—whether it’s Dia de Muertos or the opening of Climate Pledge Arena. We’re also eyeing: all things spooky, ooky and scientifically kooky. Here’s where it’s all happening!

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Dia De Muertos Celebration
Learn, celebrate and experience Dia de Muertos through music, dance and art at Pier 62. Be moved by local groups Joyas Mestizas and Bailadores de Bronce, presenting the beauty and richness of traditional Mexican dance and music. Starting at 12:30 p.m. families can watch Aztec, Folk and Youth Folk dance groups perform, followed by a Pre-Columbian Music group. Sat. Event details.

Heron’s Nest Halloween Celebration
Whether you live in West Seattle or are heading over for the day, you won’t want to miss The Heron’s Nest Outdoor Education Camp’s all-ages Halloween event. The doors open at noon and they’ll have fun activities planned all day long including pumpkin carving, art projects, games and music. Then at 6:30 p.m. it’s time for the outdoor movie: Beetlejuice. Come for a few hours or stay for the whole day at this free, family-friendly event. Donations accepted. Sat. Event details.

Climate Pledge Arena Open House
If you’ve ever wondered where the Kraken live (or at least play), now’s your chance to find out! It’s opening weekend for the Climate Pledge Arena and a great time to head to Seattle Center to celebrate. Come experience Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle’s new home for hockey, basketball, music, family events and so much more. It’s a chance to preview the concourses and bowl. Then stop by the Harvest Market and stage to keep the party going. Tickets are required, as is proof of vaccination. Sun. Event details.



Spooky Kooky Concoctions
Join the folks at KidsQuest Museum in Bellevue for some weird and wacky chemistry in the laboratory. Kids will become mad scientists as they experiment with things that glow, stretch and float. Find out the science behind all things spooky and kooky. Please note: Families can also purchase a box with enough materials for two kids, including access to a pre-recorded video if they prefer to participate virtually on their own schedule. Reservations required. Fri. Event details.

The Addams Family—School Edition
Just in time for Halloween this mysterious and spooky, not to mention ooky, family favorite is being staged. A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, the play features an original story that’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met! Tickets required. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 21-31. Event details.

Who’s Chicken
Kids ages 4-7 (and their grown-ups) are welcome to come make a chicken friend at Kelsey Creek Farm. Plan to meet the chickens, gather eggs and learn how to take care of chickens. Adult/child teams will also meet one of the farm’s ducks and compare the differences between ducks and chickens. Your child will get to create a chicken themed craft to take home. Come dressed for the weather. Registration required. Sun. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe

Looking for more things to do? Check out our full events calendar and our Guide to Seattle’s Fall Festivals for more ideas.