Friday, October 23rd

Metro Parks Tacoma Halloween Event Roundup

Who says there is nothing to do this Halloween?

Families looking for fun Halloween activities will find a variety of events in every corner of town. Most events cost less than $5 and many are free! For more information visit

Pumpkin Patch Photos
Date, Time: Oct. 20 – Nov. 1, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Description: Drop by the W.W. Seymour Conservatory with your little ghouls, goblins and
camera for the perfect Halloween photo opportunity. A little pumpkin patch complete with scarecrow will be set up for a festive backdrop. Pumpkins are not for sale but plants and gift items are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Location: W.W. Seymour Conservatory, Wright Park, 316 South G St.
Ages: All ages
Cost: $4 suggested donation
Phone: 253-591-5330
Web site:

Family Night Howlers Nite - FREE
Date, Time: October 23, 5 to 8 pm
Description: Kids of all ages will enjoy this safe Halloween fun with candy, games and prizes.
Location: Portland Avenue Neighborhood Resource Center, 3513 E. Portland Ave.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Phone: 253-591-5391
Web site:

Creatures of the Night
Date, Time: October 23, 5 to 7 pm
Description: An event just for preschoolers and their accompanying adults! Learn all about creatures of the night as you experience a short twilight hike, activities, crafts and a special snack. Visit with nocturnal creatures from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's collection during a fun program at 6 pm. Come early to experience everything.
Location: Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St.
Ages: Ages 3-6
Cost: $2-$5
Phone: 253-591-6439
Web site:

Monster Mash Bash
Date, Time: October 23, 6 to 8 pm
Description: At this annual Halloween party for kids participants can enjoy a trick-or-treat street, Halloween crafts and a variety of games.
Location: South Park Community Center, 4851 S. Tacoma Way
Ages: Ages 12 and younger
Cost: $3
Phone: 253-591-5299
Web site:

Hoot and Howl
Date, Time: October 23-24, 6 to 10 pm
Description: Explore the park and observe the animals at night on a special tram tour. Games, prizes and treats add to the party atmosphere.
Location: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E, Eatonville, WA 98328
Ages: All ages
Cost: $6-$12
Reservations are recommended. Call 360-832-7166 or reserve online.
Phone: 360-832-7166
Web site:

Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen
Date, Time: October 23-24, 7 pm
Description: Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries with ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire. The evening begins with “gentler” tales appropriate for all ages. After a break for complimentary cider & cookies, the stories get increasingly scarier.
Location: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl
Ages: All ages
Cost: $4 adults/$2 children
Phone: 253-591-5339
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Who Goes Bump in the Night?
Date, Time: October 24, 5 to 8 pm
Description: Fun for the whole family! Find out who goes bump in the night on a guided twilight hike and with have fun with some holiday activities and crafts. Visit with nocturnal critters from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s collection and learn all about creatures of the night. Come early to experience everything.
Location: Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St.
Ages: Ages 5 and up
Cost: $2.50
Phone: 253-591-6439
Web site:

Street of Screams - FREE
Date, Time: October 29, 6 to 8 pm
Description: Come in costume with the whole family and stroll down the trick-or-treat Street of Screams, enjoy live entertainment, play some spooky games and try out the rock climbing wall by the eerie glow of black lights and neon. All equipment for climbing will be provided and trained staff will be hand to supervise.
Location: Centre at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Phone: 253-591-5504
Web site:

Boo Bash - FREE
Date, Time: October 30, 6 to 8 pm
Description: Kindergarten through 6th-grade kids can enjoy a night of safe trick-or-treating, plus a cake walk, costume contest and more.
Location: South End Neighborhood Resource Center, 7802 South L St.
Ages: Grades K-6
Cost: Free
Phone: 253-591-5098
Web site:

Harvest Fest - FREE
Date, Time: October 31, 6 to 9 pm
Description: Celebrate with the community and enjoy family games, music and candy for all ages.
Location: People’s Neighborhood Resource Center, 1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Phone: 253-591-5321
Web site:

Cost / Admission
Free - $10

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