What's Next - Around the Sound: October 2015 Event Calendar

October is the month of Autumn festivals and Halloween, so don't forget to take advantage of the multitude of events taking place around the Puget Sound area! Whether you want to attend Leavenworth's Oktoberfest or learn about the best (and safest) places to take your children trick-or-treating, take a peek at upcoming events for the month of October!


October 1-4, 2015
Pacific Northwest Ballet Begins

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its season with See the Music, a trio of visually-striking pieces from American choreographers at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $25 to $168.

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October 1-31, 2015
Halloween on a Farm

Enjoy pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn mazes. LOCATIONS: King County - Seattle & Eastside; Pierce County - Tacoma & Puyallup; Snohomish County - Everett & Snohomish; Thurston County - Olympia & Lacey; Washington State - all counties

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October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2015
Leavenworth Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! Enjoy free shuttles in town, live music, German food, family activities, arts and crafts, and beer!

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October 3-4, 2015
Oyster & Seafood Festival

OysterFest offers oysters, shrimp, a food pavilion, wine, microbrews, live music, exhibits, a cook-off, and an oyster-shucking contest at the Port of Shelton.

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October 6, 2015
Fest at Pike Place Market

Begin your Feast at the Market at a wine reception, and then use your ticket book for tastes at 20 market restaurants before reuniting for dessert. Age 21+.

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October 8-15, 2015
Tacoma Film Festival

The Tacoma Film Festival showcases outstanding work by independent filmmakers, many from the Pacific Northwest. Most films show at Grand Cinema.

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October 17, 2015
Halloween Party at EMP

Enjoy costume contests, a ghostly photo booth, drink specials, a dance party, and horror-film props at Fashionably Undead Prom: ’90s Nightmare for age 21+ at Experience Music Project.

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October 17-18, 2015
Turkish Festival

Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Turkey through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, an authentic Turkish tea house, and a lively marketplace. Free. 

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October 18-22, 25-29, 2015
Seattle Restaurant Week

More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $30, and many also offer two-course lunches for $15. You've got to taste it to believe it! 

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October 24, 2015
Halloween Dance Party

The Black Cat Bash offers DJ music, a costume contest, and food trucks at Studio Seven to benefit the Humane Society. Dress to impress and you could go home with a prize from one of the amazing sponsors! Tickets cost $25.

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October 31, 2015
Trick-or-Treating for Kids

The Sweetest (and Safest) Trick-or-Treating Spots Around Seattle include downtown, the Eastside, Northgate, and Tacoma Mall.

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