Welcome to the first full weekend of October folks! It’s the start of a new month and it’s chock full of super fun things. So whether you want to get outdoors, enjoy some drinks or even see some art, you can do it all this weekend. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Fall Lantern Festival

Celebrate the community and change of seasons through color, light, food, and music. View an installation of hand-painted lanterns, created during the summer in Freeway Park by community members. Oh and be sure to bring donations like winter clothing, underwear, socks, closed-toed shoes, feminine hygiene products, etc…

When: October 1st
Where: Freeway Park, Sixth Ave and Seneca St
Cost: Free/Bring donations

The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

Love beer and pumpkins? Well, Elysian has the perfect festival for you. You’ll get to enjoy a giant, several-hundred-pound pumpkin that is scooped, scorched, filled with pumpkin beer, sealed, conditioned, and then tapped at the fest for all to taste. You can also sip on over 80 pumpkin beers, including around 20 from Elysian. And all proceeds benefit the Vera Project.

When: October 1st & 2nd
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $5 – $50

Pick a pumpkin

Or three, whatever floats your boat. October is officially here and that means it’s time to get in the spooky season mood by picking yourself some pumpkins. Washington has tons of great u-pick farms with all sorts of pumpkin varieties for you to choose from.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Lovers and Friends – A Dance Party of Early 2000s

Dance the night away to your favorite early 2000’s hits at the ultimate Neumos dance party. Keep in mind that if you want to attend you’ll need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 48 hours of the event date. So get out there and dance!

When: October 2nd
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $5

Visit a haunted corn maze

Corn mazes are cute and all but why not experience a scary one? Stalker Farms has Washington’s favorite haunted corn mazer and this year they have 8 different experiences for you to enjoy. Get seriously spooked or slightly less spooked as you try to survive a night in the corn, the choice is up to you.

When: October 2nd-17th
Where: 8705 Marsh Rd Snohomish, WA
Cost: Double Dare $17.95 or $26.95, Double Dare VIP $37.95 or $48.95, No Scare Night $17.95 or $26.95

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Get spooked at the Georgetown Morgue

Seattle’s favorite haunted house is back for another year of terrifying in-person scares. Best of all? It starts this weekend! So get out there and get spooked or plan ahead and purchase your tickets for a date later on.

When: Weekends and select additional days until November 6th
Where: 5000 East Marginal Way South
Cost: $30 GA, $30 Self Guided Tour

Visit a ghost town

Why not start off spooky season by visiting some ghosts? Well, ghost towns that is. Washington happens to have a lot of them and they’re not too far from the city. So get ready to adventure and get a little spooked because we’ve compiled a list of the best of the best.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Go for an autumn hike

Looking to get outdoors? Consider taking a hike near Seattle this weekend. We compiled a list of some of our favorite spots to hike and take in stunning autumn views. Best of all, the spots are within an hour or two of Seattle.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Compline Choir

If you’ve ever wanted to lay on the floor and listen to choral music, this is your chance to do just that. The Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s happens every Sunday and has been a Seattle tradition since 1956. So if you haven’t been before, consider checking it out.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 1245 10th Ave E
Cost: Free

Studio Ghibli Fest

Join GKIDS and Fathom Events for the annual Studio Ghibli Fest to experience the wonder of some of the world’s most beloved animated films. You’ll be able to watch Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, and My Neighbor Totoro. Don’t miss out!

When: Multiple dates October 3rd-December 9th
Where: Participating theaters around Seattle
Cost: $13.13

See? No boredom in sight. Get out there and have some fun folks. We’ll catch you back here next week.