LOCAL EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
October 5-8, 2017
SEATTLE HOME SHOW
FRI-SUN – Hundreds of displays of home and garden products, daily “Meet the Experts” seminars, the newest in building products and materials, landscape displays, living green, wine tasting, arts & crafts and home decorating.
ISSAQUAH SALMON DAYS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Something for everyone—carnival, parade, live music, arts and crafts and much more.
FRESH HOPS FESTIVAL
SAT – 20+ breweries will sample just released fresh hops beers. Food and sliders will be available from Hale’s.
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
SUN – Bringing together local communities to showcase and celebrate families of the Northwest, introducing children in attendance to new cultures and traditions through a variety of educational and hands-on programs. This multi-cultural, inter-generational festival includes live performances and interactive workshops that are geared toward families and children of all ages.
BRICKCON PUBLIC EXHIBITION
SAT-SUN – View thousands of models created by adult LEGO® Hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO® parts at our Building Zone! Purchase current, past and custom LEGO® sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar!
TACOMA FALL RV SHOW
THURS-SUN – See hundreds of the latest makes and models. RV enthusiasts of all stripes come to this event to shop for closeouts, pre-owned, and to get their first look at the new models, buy accessories and scout out resorts and campgrounds.
EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Through Nov 12 – More than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city. Bringing jazz greats from around the world into creative collaboration with area audiences and artists. Earshot celebrates Seattle’s place in the world of jazz with mainstage concerts by our award-winning student ensembles and a strong representation by our renowned resident artists.
FRI-SUN – Washington’s largest Munich-style Festhalle Biergarten and is the Northwest’s exclusive home of Hammerschlagen®. Enjoy authentic food, bier and entertainment.
FRI-SAT through Oct 14 – The next best thing to being in Munich! Four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer!
INTO THE WOODS
Through Oct 22 – “Happily ever after” is just the beginning in this musical collision of the original Grimm fairy tales. Featuring one of Sondheim’s most celebrated scores of music, this Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical will take you “into the woods, to get the thing, that makes it worth the journeying.”
NIGHTMARE AT BEAVER LAKE
Through October 31 – The Seattle area’s largest indoor/outdoor haunted house. Fear follows as you wind through a trail of terror nearly a mile long that leads you to a dreadful haunted house.
Through October 31 – Face your worst nightmares in these various themed horror attractions. As you make your way through the Nile grounds, beware of the evils that lurk in the shadows. Survivors can catch their breath in our Food and Fear Garden featuring award-winning guest food trucks and classic treats, as well as frothy evil elixirs.
CARLETONS FARM FRIGHTS
Through October 31 – Enjoy shooting zombies from the paintball wagon ride then leave the paintball guns behind and navigate a dark cornfield infested with Zombies. Haunted Swamp (cornfield) with sounds, lights, props, etc.
THOMAS FAMILY FARM
Through October 31 – Have a seat on a custom hayride and arm yourselves with one of our paintball guns. Save Snohomish from being overrun by Zombies! Also enjoy a flashlight corn maze and haunted house!
CAMPFIRE: IMPROVED GHOST STORIES
THURSDAYS through October 26 – Take a trip back to the campfires of our childhood when talented storytellers spin spooky stories around the fire. Our improvisers gather true-life events from YOU and turn them into improvised campfire stories and hilarious scenes. http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/show/campfire
Through November 4 – The morgue holds what is considered to be the most horrifying unsolved crime in Seattle history. Venture through the halls and experience one of Seattle’s scariest haunted houses. Not suitable for kids under 12.
FRIGHT HOUSE STATION
Through October 31 – Presenting two updated and exciting haunted attractions. Begin your journey at THE REDEMPTION, Haunted Hollow’s spooky walk through the afterlife. If you survive, dare the nearly 15,000 square feet of SHADOWS through multiple themes designed to test your courage and sanity!
Weekends through October 29 – Thrill seekers will navigate through the park with more than 25 rides in the dark. Nightmares come to life in two bone-chilling haunted houses and one haunted trail through the woods. Little goblins head to Booville, a scare-free zone for children ages 12 and under, featuring spooky crafts and games.
Through October 29 – A 35-minute creepy quest through the corn with around-the-corner, emotional roller coaster thrills through the forest.
FREE WEEKEND WALKS
Through November – Tours are tailored for an adult audience, and the topic changes monthly. See the calendar below for details. Tour groups gather in front of the Graham Visitors Center.
MONA LISA HEIST
All Month – 165th Ave, Redmond: Take part in the most famous heist of the 20th century! An amazing adventure in the Louvre. Go through the security room, deactivating clever alarms and security systems. Get to the exhibit hall filled with ancient artifacts and paintings. Finally, steal the main exhibit piece, The Mona Lisa! Can you complete this mission in less than 60 minutes?
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
EVERY THURS, FRI, SAT – Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar: This fun, casual and educational experience will help novice wine drinkers develop a new appreciation for different wines while more experienced wine drinkers can get a “grape” experience as well.
LASER LIGHT SHOWS
ALL MONTH – Experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world.
SEATTLE SMASH PUTT
All Month (FRI-SUN) – Putt-putt like you’ve never played it, going out with a bang in a funky new pop-up space in Downtown Seattle. Experience brand new crazy contraptions presented with a collection of your favorites from our nostalgic past! Pacific Science Center.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
· The Mountain Between Us
· A Journey Through Pines
· My Little Pony
· Alex & Eve
· The Stray
· 2307: Winter’s Dream
· Earth: One Amazing Day
· The Crucifixion
· The Osiris Child
· Brawl in Cell Block 99