What’s Happening Oct. 28-Nov. 3

West Seattle Harvest Fest returns to the streets of the West Seattle Junction to celebrate the season Oct. 30.

“Harvest Fest initially grew out of this desire to bring people together around the harvest time of Halloween,” said Chris Mackay, the executive director of West Seattle Junction Association.

Harvest Fest has always been a festival that focuses on the kids, too, Mackay said.

Like in years past, “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of kids, all in a line and running around in their little costumes,” will kick off this year’s festival with a costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band at 11 a.m. (starting from Junction Plaza Park), Mackay said.

Booths will line California Avenue Southwest with kids activities provided by local businesses, nonprofits and neighborhood groups. Candy will be provided at merchants displaying orange and black balloons.

For those who are hungry during the event, make sure to check out the chili cook-off noon-2 p.m., hosted by and benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank. Local favorites Husky Deli, Shadowland, Pecos Pit BBQ, The Westy, Baker’s Dozen Catering, Margie’s Café and NW Texas BBQ will compete. There will also be a pie-eating contest hosted by A la Mode Pies at 1 p.m. (registration is full, so this one will be for hungry eyes only).


Music by 8-Bit Brass Band, Heebie Jeebies and Potholes will fill the air throughout the day on the main stage.

The festival also includes a cornhole tournament, unveiling of a new mural, square dancing and storytelling.

“The whole idea is to once again have a really fun reason for the community to come on down, hang out together and celebrate in the Junction,” Mackay said.

Harvest Fest takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the West Seattle Junction. Find more information at wsjunction.org/harvest-festival-oct-30.

What else is happening

Here are some other events happening Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in the Puget Sound area, including Halloween festivities. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please email your event details to weekend@seattletimes.com.

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ — Oct. 27

Experience a rare Halloween screening of the “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923) with a live score provided by Dangerknife at 7 p.m. This event will feature selected shorts and the feature projected on 16mm film. $10. 5919 Airport Way S., Seattle; foghi.org


Seattle Weavers’ Guild Show and Sale — Oct. 27-29

Enjoy one of the Northwest’s largest selections of handcrafted and handwoven items, including apparel, accessories, linens, jewelry and more 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29. Attendees can also talk to the artists, enjoy demonstrations of weaving and spinning and enjoy a market of hand-dyed and handspun yarn. 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle; seattleweaversguild.com/annual-sale

Not-so-family-friendly spooktacular events

Halloween on the Hill — Oct. 29

Enjoy pumpkin races, carnival, mystery theater, a magic show and more 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue; 425-452-4240; bellevuewa.gov

BAM-O-WEEN — Oct. 29

Bellevue Arts Museum hosts a spooktacular spread of activities for the whole family to enjoy while exploring art exhibits 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; 425-519-0770; bellevuearts.org

Eastside Día de los Muertos — Oct. 29

The Calavera Collective partners with Metro Parks to bring a unique Día de los Muertos to Tacoma’s Eastside. This Día de los Muertos will bring communities together for a daylong festival of music, dance, food, traditions and remembrance beginning at 11:30 a.m. Free. 2106 E. 44th St., Tacoma; facebook.com/calaveracollectivetacoma

Pumpkin patches, family-friendly fall fun

Grit City Costume Paddle — Oct. 29

Enjoy this fun and quirky community event that invites participants to dress up in costume, get out and paddle or just watch from the esplanade of the Foss Waterway Seaport noon-2 p.m. Plus, the museum is free from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with treats, crafts, spooky science and more, and there is also a trash-for-treat raffle noon-2 p.m. Free. 705 Dock St., Tacoma; tacomaoceanfest.org

REI Founders Market — Oct. 29

REI Co-op hosts its first-ever Founders Market to celebrate an inclusive future in the outdoor industry noon-3 p.m. This event honors the leaders of color at outdoor companies in all stages of business, and connects community who support an inclusive future in this space. Free. 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle; rei.com


Street of Treats — Oct. 29

Join the Kent Downtown Partnership in celebrating the harvest season with activities for all ages, a costume contest, photo ops and treats from participating merchants 2-5 p.m. RSVP online; free. 224 W. Meeker St., Kent; 253-813-6976; downtownkentwa.com

Treat Street @ Kirkland Urban — Oct. 29

Kid-friendly games and treats provided by local Kirkland businesses, live pumpkin carving, classic Halloween tunes, fun kids activities and more 3-7 p.m. Free. 425 Urban Plaza, Kirkland; kirklandurban.com

Halloween Party Cruise — Oct. 29

Enjoy a two-and-a-half hour cruise with live entertainment, a costume contest and prizes, a menu featuring slithering sliders, wicked waffle fries, bloodshot deviled eyeballs and more at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online; $95/ages over 21, $85/military and ages over 65. 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; 206-223-­2060; waterwayscruises.com

Diwaloween — Oct. 29

Enjoy a Bollywood, Diwali and Halloween event at 10 p.m. where East Indian attire and/or Halloween costumes are encouraged. Purchase tickets online; $16. 2505 First Ave., Seattle; instagram.com/bollygrooves

‘Josephine’ — Oct. 30

Music of Remembrance returns to Benaroya Hall and launches its milestone 25th season with a new production of “Josephine” at 5 p.m. The one-act monodrama by composer Tom Cipullo is based on the life of the legendary singer and dancer Josephine Baker. The concert also highlights the world premiere of the MOR-commissioned “Wertheim Park,” a setting of the poetry of Susan de Sola by composer Lori Laitman. Purchase tickets online; $50-$65. 200 University St., Seattle; 206-365-7770; musicofremembrance.org

Haunted Alley — Oct. 30-31

Members of the Wallingford community and Lincoln High School students present the second annual Haunted Alley, a fully immersive decorated street, complete with carnival-style games, a haunted tent, a scavenger hunt and lots of candy 5-8 p.m. Free. Enter on 52nd Street between Kirkwood Place and Kensington; instagram.com/seattlehalloweenalley

Tea Noir — Nov. 3

In conjunction with its corporate tea partner Lot 35, Fairmont Olympic hotel hosts a glamorous evening soiree with a playfully dark twist on high tea featuring an eight-course menu, tea-infused cocktails and music and dance performances 7-10 p.m. Purchase tickets online; $130-$185. 411 University St., Seattle; fairmontolympichotel.com