The Most Fun And Freaky Halloween Parties Happening This Month in Seattle
This year Halloween doesn't fall on a weekend, but that's not gonna stop your friends, the Geto Boys (RIP Bushwick Bill!), and pretty much everyone else from going out on Halloween (or some other time in October fully costumed), which is why we've rounded up all the best -- and scariest and most fun -- holiday parties and events going down this month. Stay spooky, Seattle.
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Through Sunday, October 27 (Weekends)
In the wilds of rural Pierce County you'll find Maris Farms, where you can take a 35-minute trip through a corn maze populated by frightening freaks and monsters. If you dare. Muahaha.
Through November 2
5000 E Marginal Way S
This intense 15-minute tour of the fictional Georgetown Morgue -- complete with an extensive "history" -- might be the best (or worst?) haunted house in Seattle. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
Cost: Tickets start at $15
October, 18th -- October 26th (Friday & Saturday)
Hale's Ales Palladium
The Misfit Cabaret crew is bringing you Night Terrors, an ‘80s slumber party-themed Musical Variety act of the… um, adult variety, performed by a rotating cast of "eccentric" characters from this Bay Area based troop.
October 18 - 31, 2019
The Triple Door
Just in time for Halloween, Seattle's famed Can Can is producing a burlesque show inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas called “This is Halloween.” It’ll feature cabaret dancers, live orchestral music, vocal performances, and video projections inspired by the classic movie.
Cost: Starting at $39
October 19 & October 26
Two Saturdays in a row, more than 1,500 people will spend all day -- or, let's be more realistic here, at least part of the day -- drinking at a range of Downtown/Pioneer Square bars, and posting costume pics on social media in order to win prizes.
Cost: $5-$30 (plus booze!)
The annual carnival-themed electronic dance music show is one of the biggest in Seattle, and features big name artists (Porter Robinson, YG, Wilkinson, etc.), along with rides, midway-style games, flame throwers, aerialists, a costume contest, and more.
Cost: Tickets start at $95
Emerald City Trapeze Arts
At Obscura, costumed trapeze artists -- and other aerialists -- will put on a show high above the dance floor while below you’ll sip specialty cocktails and sample seasonal dishes… and try not to think about how you can't even move like that on the ground.
The Fremonster Spectacular is a grown-up affair featuring multiple DJs, sultry gogo dancers and ariel performers, a costume contest, and more, including a food truck in the courtyard.
Cost: Tickets start at $49
To be fair, it's Seattle's ONLY hip hop Halloween boat party, but that doesn't make this three hour cruise from Lake Union featuring some of the city's best DJs, a full bar, and more, any less extravagant.
The Hot Stove Society has enlisted an acclaimed bartender to not only host a grown-up cocktail party featuring a handful of All Hallows Eve-appropriate beverages (the Night of the Vampire with Rye, Ruby Port, Black Peppercorn Syrup, Strong Black Tea), but also teach you how to make 'em at home.
The First Hill hotel puts a darker twist on its usual high tea with one designed for witches -- seasonal teas, savory sandwiches, Halloween-inspired petit fours, and broody harp music. Costumes ARE encouraged.
North Lake Union
Take a two and a half hour ride around Lake Washington/Lake Union with a ton of people wearing leg warmers, or just one glove. Why? 'Cause in addition to pouring cocktails, and stocking a taco bar(!) the people behind this cruise will be pumping the biggest hits of the '80s all night.
First Pick Design
This decidedly adult event features fetish-themed cabaret and ariel performances and live Japanese bondage -- and that's just the start. There will also be a pop-up sex shop...err, sex boutique, appearences by at least one legendary pornstar, a champagne toast, and more.
October 26 & October 31
Spend the Saturday before Halloween, and the day itself, with hundreds of new costumed friends enjoying drink specials ($3 beers, $5 shots, etc.), at some of Seattle's most iconic bars, including Kells, The Crocodile, and more.
Cost: $15-$45 plus booze
A gorgeous, traffic-free, jog along the shores of Lake Washington; a candy corn tasting bar; fresh pumpkin bread at the finish line; AND it's for charity? This is a no-brainer.
Museum of Pop Culture
MoPOP's Fashionably Undead is basically an epic costume contest (prizes include Comic Con passes, Escape Room tickets, and more!), that also features DJs, drinks, access to exhibits and more. It all goes down at 8pm.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Collide-O-Scope’s annual Halloween party combines "outrageous oddball video" on the big screen, a live drag show, costume contest, and snacks into a unique cinematic experience.
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