Well Seattle we’ve arrived at yet another weekend. Luckily for all of us, there’s plenty to check out. From art to film to the great outdoors, you definitely won’t be bored. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Enter a documentary film festival

The Stranger has a brand new documentary film festival this year called SCOOP! They want you to tell your story, your truth, whatever fits into a documentary that’s 15 minutes or less. You can win cold hard cash as well as a few categories.

When: Submit by October 8th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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: October 8th-17th
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA
Cost: $10-$80

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.

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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: Multiple dates October 8th-November 6th
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

Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing

This show is a unique one for PNW art as it’s showcasing prolific painter Alden Mason’s work. Mason’s artworks helped shape the future of Northwest art through his work and also through his teaching. So if you’ve been curious about local masters, this is a great show to check out.

When: Until October 10th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

Princess Nokia

If you need some pick-me-up music this month why not check out Princess Nokia. The experimental rapper will perform her tunes at the Showbox and it’s going to be a great time. Just make sure you can provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours.

When: October 10th
Where: 1700 1st Avenue S
Cost: $35-$40

Tacoma Film Festival 2021

This year’s festival has 17 feature documentary and fictional films, and over 150 short fictional works by filmmakers from over 20 countries. You’ll be able to see 44 PNW titles, including five features, and short film packages including documentary, fiction, comedy, and late-night films, during this festival. Don’t miss it!

When: Until October 14th
Where: 606 South Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA
Cost: $9-$150

Some movie watching is clearly in order this weekend with all of those amazing festivals. Or not, you do you. Whatever you end up doing, enjoy it, have a great weekend and we’ll catch you back here next week.