Just 2 weekends left of October already, crazy! Got a few good events going on. Hope everyone finds something to do and that you have a fantastic weekend. Don’t forget to check out the link before for our list of Pacific Northwest Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches.
Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest:
- Pacific Northwest Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches 2019
- Northwest Fall Consignment Sale Roundup – 2019
- Portland Staycation Ideas
- Seattle Staycation Ideas
- NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly)
And if you find a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.
Cheap Event Tickets for Seattle Area
Head to Goldstar and select Family events to easily find these. Some of the tickets sell out fast, so it’s a good idea to buy ahead if you see an event your family would want to attend!
- Seattle Festival Orchestra: The Fruits of Summer – Seattle; $9 (reg. $18)
- Evan’s Family Variety Show – Seattle; Free
- Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical – Tacoma; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Beauty & the Beast – Seattle or Renton; $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Frighthouse Station – Tacoma; $10 (reg. $17.56)
- AMC – Multiple Locations; $9 (reg. $13.50)
- Comedy Sportz – Seattle; $7.75 (reg. $15.50)
- Find more Cheap Event Tickets for Seattle area on Goldstar HERE.
Cheap Event Tickets for Portland Area
Head to Goldstar and select Family events to easily find these.
- Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion – Gresham; $6 (reg. $14)
- World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Myrtle Creek; $10-$15 (reg. $20-$30)
- Matilda the Musical – Portland; $9.50-$11.50 (reg. $19-$23)
- Find more Cheap Event Tickets for Portland area on Goldstar HERE.
Things To Do in Seattle Area
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Imagine Children’s Museum – Everett; 5:30pm – 9pm; Free; Enjoy free admission.
Fall Fun Fest – Seattle; 6pm – 8pm; $5 prepay, $7 day of; Apple pressing, make your own scarecrow (bring old clothes) and play games.
Goat & Float – Everett; 5:30pm – 8:30pm; $2 for youth, $3 for adults; Enjoy some trick-or-treating at Forest Animal Farm with friendly goats before going to the swim center to float in the pool. Candy at the farm, root beer floats, and the pool.
Hoot ‘n’ Howl – Eatonville; 5pm – 9pm; $12 in advance, $16 day of; Take a starlit tram ride through the free-roaming area. Go in costume and play games, visit treat stations for candy.
Funky Family Fall Festival – Seattle; 5:30pm – 7:30pm; $5 per person or family of 4+ $20; Go in costume and have fun with games, crafts, haunted mini-golf, and more.
Diwali Festival – Seattle; 5pm – 7:30pm; Free; Hindu festival of lights. Storytime, crafts, games, music, and food.
Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour – Seattle; 5pm – 9pm; $12 adult, $9 children ages 8 to 12; Halloween event for the entire family. Help repair damage to the factory.
Mommy Matinees at the Movies – Seattle; 9:30am; Children 5 and Under Free, Adult tickets are Matinee Pricing; Every Friday you can show up with your young children and don’t have to worry about interrupting anyone with a crying or antsy little one. Actually, enjoy yourself, worry-free.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
October Harvest Festival – Stanwood; 11am – 3pm; Free; Pumpkins for decorating, fall leaves, mugs of apple cider, candy, and many different activities.
Harvest Fest – Carnation; 10am – 4pm; Free Admission; Pick pumpkins, climb on tractors, tour the garden, have lunch, and enjoy many other fun activities with the family. This weekend they’ll have an axe throwing activity for $10 for 10 throws.
Trick or Treat on the Ridge – Snoqualmie; 10am – 1pm; Free; Wear costumes and make your way along Center Blvd. Carnival games, decorating pumpkins, playing in a bounce house, and trick or treat.
Fall Foliage Festival – Federal Way; 10am – 4pm; Free; Festival that features plant sales, tours, plant talks, food and coffee trucks. Fall photo backdrop and activities for kids and families.
Festival of Lights at Bellevue Square – Bellevue; 11am – 6pm; Free; Performances, cultural displays, henna, and Diwali crafts.
Halloween Family Magic Show – Seattle; 1pm – 1:45pm; Free; Enjoy a Halloween themed magic show with the family. Comedy magic, stage illusions, mind reading, and more.
Kids’ Club: Glitter Mini Pumpkins – Seattle; 10am – 2pm; $5; Pick a mini pumpkin and decorate it with colorful glitter.
Free Family Flick – Tacoma; 10am – Noon; Free; Enjoy a family-friendly movie for free. Seating is first-come, first-served. They’ll be playing Corpse Bride.
Repair Cafe – Everett; 10am – 2pm; Free; Bring your broken items for fixing. (Limit 2 items per visit) Enjoy a cup of coffee and tour the garden while you wait. They also have a Creation Station for kids and adults to create art from recycled materials.
Open Play – Issaquah; 10am – Noon; Free; Enjoy free open play at Springfree Trampoline.
Redmond Saturday Market – Redmond; 9am – 3:30pm; Free; Farm-fresh family fun to be had at the market. They have local farmers, gardeners, artists, crafts, food, and more.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Hamlin Halloween Haunt – Shoreline; 6pm – 8:30pm; Free; Listen to not-so-spooky songs and stories. Toast marshmallows, ride the hay wagon, play Halloween games, and paint your face.
Turkfest – Seattle; 11am – 6pm; Free; Turkish culture with music and dance performances, hands-on activities, food, and a marketplace.
Halloween Pet Parade – Seattle; 11am – 2pm; Free; Dress up your animals for a fun parade. They’ll also have food trucks, prizes, and 20 vendor booths.
Sensory Friendly Time – Everett; 9am – 11am; Free; Children ages 1 to 12 with autism or sensory disorders are invited to the Imagine Children’s Museum for a more comfortable environment. Social stories, noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, and sensory balls available.
Fremont Sunday Market – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Fun European-style street market with food trucks, handcrafts, produce and more.
Sunday Public Sail – Seattle; 10am – 4pm; Free; Center for Wooden Boats offers 45-minute rides on Lake Union. Sign up for a slot in person. They have several trips throughout the day.
Ballard Farmers Market – Seattle; 10am – 3pm; Free; Do some shopping, get some fresh vegetables and fruits. Maybe even try some of the food!
Things to Do in the Portland Area
Friday, October 18th, 2019
SlumberTime Solutions Sleep Talk – Portland; 6pm – 7:30pm; $5 – $11; Marie-Eve Gagnon will be talking about all things sleep. Pizza and Beer/Wine available.
Portland Art Museum – Portland; 5pm – 8pm; $5; Enjoy admission to the museum for just $5 per person.
Toddler Time – Portland; 10am -11am; $5; Toddler morning time bring them in to craft a little something special.
KiLoFriDay Ft. Zazzy Zoe and Mr. Ben – Portland; 5pm – 6pm; $10 per family; Enjoy live children’s music.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
iSpark Toys’ Superhero Birthday Party – Hillsboro; 11am – 4pm; Free; Celebrate the anniversary with a party of superheroes. Meet Captain America and Spider-Man and take pictures. Face painting, make superhero masks, prize walk, cake, and more fun.
Cedar Hills Fall Festival – Portland; 11am – 3pm; $2 per person, $10 per family; Different fun activities to do in each room. Bounce house, carnival games, bingo, face painting, food, and refreshments. Tickets for activities are 25 cents each.
Pumpkin Bob – Beaverton; 3pm – 4:30pm; Free; $10 – $12.50; Floating pumpkin patch at Harman Swim Center. Everyone will get a pumpkin and goody bag. Registration required.
Hillsboro Airport’s 19th annual Air Fair – Hillsboro; 11am – 3pm; Free; Take a tour of the airfield, see aircraft up close, and more.
Bricks & Minifigs Fourth Year Anniversary Celebration – Portland; 10am – 6pm; Free; Play games, win stuff, nibble on snacks.
All About Fruit Fair – Canby; 10am – 4pm; $7 – $12; See and taste many different fruits such as apples, pears, plums, grapes to name a few. Fun activities to check out and do.
Glenhaven Park Play Date – Portland; 10am – Noon; Celebrate the reopening of the park with face painting, treats, and meet neighbors.
Creatures of the Night – Sherwood; 5pm – 8pm; Free; Learn about animals of the night. Cookie decorating, night walks, storytime, and more.
Family Resource Fair – Beaverton; 10am – 2pm; Free; Fair features engaging displays, activities for children and information for adults.
Spooky House/Fairy House Crafting – Portland; 9am – 1pm; $10; Create your own spooky house for a witch or fairy.
Pearson Education Center – Vancouver; 10am – 5pm; Free; Open Saturday is this weekend at the Pearson Field Education Center. The youth of all ages can experience STEM education through aviation.
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Not As Scary Day at Fearlandia – Portland; Noon – 4pm; $5 w/perishable donation; Family-friendly haunted house with fewer kid-friendly monsters and more light.
Me Myself and US – Portand; 4pm – 5pm; Free; 45-minute family-friendly show with magic, juggling, comedy and volunteer participation.
Barnes & Noble Saturday Storytime – Enter your zip code to see special storytime events at your local Barnes & Noble store.
Michaels’ Kids Club – every Saturday from 10am-noon; $2 for children ages 3 and up with all supplies included. There are also special projects for spring break. Check your local Michael’s store to see if they are participating in this weeks’ project.
Lakeshore Learning Stores– every Saturday from 11am-3pm there are fun free crafts at Lakeshore Learning Stores for ages 3 and up. Check with your local store to see if they are participating.