Looking for Halloween events and spooky things to do in this month in Seattle?
You’ve come to the right place. Seattle loves to go all-out for Halloween. We rounded up a wide range of Halloween events in Seattle, from spine-chilling live performances and haunted houses to costume contests and dance parties. There’s something here for every budget and every scare level.
Whatever you choose to do for Halloween in Seattle, be sure to make your plans now. Many events are already selling out.
Read on for our list of the top 30 Halloween events in Seattle this October!
This haunted cocktail soirée taking place in a Capitol Mansion is so popular that it keeps selling out. If you want to go you can check as additional tickets are added for House of Spirits: Casa Vega.
2. Enjoy a haunted musical evening at a Candlelight Concert
Experience Halloween in a memorable way at this haunting evening of music. A string quartet will perform classic spooky songs, from the Psycho theme to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Each concert takes place in a stunning Seattle venue lit up with hundreds of candles for a moody ambience.
Tickets for each show are going fast, so grab yours here:
- Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at The Museum of Flight
- Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at THE 101
- Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Where: Various locations
Excited to paint the town red on Halloween weekend? Get out there with your friends and see the best bars that Seattle has to offer with this Halloween bar crawl! Costumes aren’t required but highly encouraged. Get your tickets for this popular Halloween bar crawl now!
Where: Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar (and other locations)
4. Experience a true fright at the Georgetown Morgue
Did you know that the Georgetown Morgue is allegedly the site of one Seattle’s most disturbing unsolved crimes? This haunted experience was ranked as one of the country’s top 13 most haunted houses and we’re not surprised. Read all about how to visit Seattle’s Georgetown Morgue (if you’re feeling brave).
Location: 5000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle
5-6. Walk through a haunted house or maze
There are even more haunted experiences you can scare yourself and your friends with in and around Seattle, from creepy corn mazes to an unsettling orphanage. See our list of nine scary Halloween experiences around Seattle and check out even more options below:
- Laurelhurst Haunted House
- Laina’s Haunted Carnival & Ice Cream Shop
- The Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Experience
Where: Locations vary
7. Catch a scary movie
Several of our favorite Seattle movie theaters are showing spooky and downright scary Halloween movies all throughout October. Below are a few of the best options:
- The Cabin in the Woods, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Craft, and more at Central Cinema
- A White Haunting at 18th & Union
- All Monsters Attack 2022 horror series at Grand Illusion Cinema
- Universal Monsters series at SIFF Cinema
- A free showing of Beetlejuice at Supernova
8-12. See a spooky live performance
From spooky cabaret shows to witchy drag queen performances, Seattle has lots of festive live entertainment this October. Below are some of the best live shows in Seattle that you can enjoy for Halloween throughout this month:
- The Hitchcock Hotel at Can Can
- Carnevolar X | Folklore: a Halloween circus show and dance party at Emerald City Trapeze Arts
- “This is Halloween” cabaret show at The Triple Door
- Macbeth at Seattle Center
- 100% That Witch – Halloween Edition! at Neumos featuring performances by Seattle’s best drag queens
13. Browse a spooky art show
Every second Thursday of the month you can join the Capitol Hill Art Walk, but this October’s art walk is deliciously spooky. Witch Crafts: A Spooky Art Show takes place on Thursday, October 13 at Passable from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. See the event website for more info.
Where: 1005 E Union Street
14-18. Get dressed up for a Halloween dance party
Even harder than choosing your costume is deciding which Halloween dance party in Seattle to attend. Below are our top picks:
- Fashionably Undead Bash at Museum of Pop Culture on October 29 (there will be a $500 costume contest prize!)
- Zombie Disco at Monkey Loft on October 29
- THAWLLOWEEN: a QTBIPOC Halloween social at Cafe Racer on October 21
- Thank God It’s Halloween at Supernova on October 28
- Freak Floor at The Mountaineering Club on October 30
19. Attend a Halloween costume ball
If you’d prefer a more formal Halloween soirée, you should get dressed up to attend the Ghostly Gala at Hotel Sorrento on October 29. Hotel Sorrento is a historic Seattle hotel so you know it has plenty of ghosts lurking in each room.
20. Celebrate Halloween at the Seattle Aquarium
Don’t forget your costume for After Hours: Halloween at Seattle Aquarium on October 26. This spooky event at the Seattle aquarium will have DJs, drag queen performances, food, and a bar.
21-22. Compete in a dog costume contest
It wouldn’t be Seattle without a dog-centered event—or two. First is the Park Pups Spooktacular at Freeway Park on October 28, which will have live music and treats in addition to the canine costume contest.
Then there’s Downtown Dog Lounge’s Howl-O-Ween Barktoberfest on October 29 at the Dog Yard Bar (1546 NW Leary Way). In addition to the doggy costume contest, you’ll be able to enjoy treats for pups and humans, fall beers, and fun.
23-25. Do the zombie shuffle in a Halloween race
If you’d like to get active this Halloween, throw on your costume and join the hordes for a fun race. Below are three Halloween-themed runs in Seattle this month:
- Thursday Fright Night at Brooks Trailhead on October 27
- Trick or Treat 5k at Green Lake on October 30
- Run Scared 5k & 10k at Seward Park at Brooks Trailhead on October 30
26. Learn and perform the Thriller dance
Whether you know every dance move or want to learn, now is your chance to do the Thriller dance! All ages are welcome, and there will be a food truck and a costume contest. The event takes place on Saturday, October 29 at the Magnolia Community Center.
27. Attend a Halloween music festival
If you love live music, dancing, and Halloween you can’t miss out on the Boo! Seattle music festival at the WAMU Theater on October 28 and 29. In addition to the music there will be rides, art installations, and more spooky fun.
28. Celebrate Trolloween like a Seattle local
Every Halloween the Fremont Troll’s birthday is celebrated before the start of the annual Haunt of Fremont. Read all about Trolloween.
29. Get drinks at a wizard-themed bar
The Splintered Wand in Ballard is the perfect bar to visit in Seattle for Halloween vibes. Visit them for magical cocktails and wand-making, or check out one of these other themed bars in Seattle.
30. Visit the Practical Magic town
Did you know that the town from the movie Practical Magic is right by Seattle on Whidbey Island? The town of Coupeville hosts fun Halloween events all throughout October every year! See our guide to visiting the Practical Town for Halloween.
Trick or treat! And don’t forget to stock up on Washington’s favorite Halloween candy.