Boy oh boy is this weekend shaping out to be a fun one! Several major art shows are packing up, two film festivals are on and you still have plenty of time to get scared at a haunted attraction. Ready to have some fun? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Seattle Queer Film Festival

The Seattle Queer Film Festival kicks off this weekend with 30 feature films, 11 short films, and 11 workshops. Films come from near and far with both American and International films being shown. You can find all sorts of film topics like trans, QTBIPOC, lesbian, and more.

When: Until October 24th
Where: In-person or virtual
Cost: $15+

Visit a major piece of land art

Robert Morris’ Johnson Pit #30 was just included in the National Register of Historic Places which is a huge deal. It’s a first for a contemporary land art piece so you might as well give it a visit this weekend and show it some love. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite piece of art.

Where: 21610 37th Place S, SeaTac, WA

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

Scare yourself silly at a haunted attraction

It’s October and that means it’s officially spooky season. There’s pretty much no better way to celebrate than by attending a haunted attraction. Luckily for you, there’s a bunch to check out in and around Seattle. You can pick from haunted houses to forests to cornfields and more!

Where: Click above to see our picks

Seattle Latino Film Festival

The 13th annual Seattle Latino Film Festival is back for an in-person festival! You can see films from almost 20 countries and you can also opt for online screenings if you’re more comfortable with that. Consider diversifying your movie watching this weekend and watch something new!

When: Until October 17th
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA
Cost: $10-$80

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Northwest Record Show

Have an ever growing vinyl collection? Why not help it grow some more by attending the Northwest Record Show this weekend. It’s going to transform Seattle Center’s Armory with over 50 tables of vendors selling their CDs, LPs, vinyls and more.

When: October 17th
Where: Seattle Center Armory Food Court, 305 Harrison St
Cost: $2-$3 GA, $15 8 am admission

Among Forests and Lakes: Landscape Masterpieces from the Finnish National Gallery

The National Nordic Museum might not be on your top list of local museums to visit but it should be. Right now you can check out a visual history of how “Finnish artists have depicted the landscape of their native country from the 1850s to the present day”. You can view 50 paintings and prints borrowed from the Ateneum Art Museum and we highly recommend checking it out.

When: Until October 17th
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Cost: $20

Monet at Étretat

Seattle Art Museum is coming back with a bang! We’ve already seen several great shows this year and if you happen to be a fan of impressionism then you’ll want to see this. You can see SAM’s very own Monet and some work by Monet’s contemporaries.

When: Until October 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $29.99

Come on In by Faye Driscoll

If you want to see art meant to be experienced then you need to check out Faye Driscoll’s Come on In. It’s an “experiential exhibition” in which you’ll listen to prompts led by Driscoll’s voice while you lay on a provided bed. You definitely need to check it out for yourself.

When: October 15th & 16th
Where: 100 W Roy St
Cost: $15 – $45

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

What are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun this weekend. We’ll catch you back here next weekend.