Festive events are ramping up this weekend with everything from zombie themed obstacle courses to Halloween-inspired circus acts. If you're looking for a break from all the spooky-themed activities, head over to one of the many film festivals our local markets popping up this weekend!
Earshot Jazz Festival: Continuing through this weekend, this music festival features performances from local musicians to world-renowned Jazz artists. October 6 – November 5th.
Tasveer Film Festival: Boasted as “the only Oscar qualifying South Asian film festival in the world”, this festival features films, panel discussions, and workshops celebrating South Asia. October 19 – 22.
Survive Seattle Zombie Run: Participants will make their way through a themed obstacle course while trying to escape the zombies! This event also offers food vendors, a blood drive, and more! October 21 – 22.
Seattle Restaurant Week: Celebrate and support the Seattle culinary community by exploring the city’s diverse and innovative food scene. Begins October 22nd.
Women’s Outdoor Connection: Connect with women who love the outdoors, as well as nonprofits, clubs, and outfitters in the outdoor industry. October 22nd.
Seattle Queer Film Festival: Celebrate queer filmmakers, actors, and members of the film industry at the last weekend of this LGBTQ+-centered film festival. Through October 22nd.
Fright Night Circus: This theatrical aerial circus act pays homage to classic horror films, offering a unique Halloween celebration guaranteed to awe attendees. Beginning October 20 – 28.
Pumpkin Lane After Dark: Head out to Pomeroy Farm for a cozy, festive evening of wine and s’mores in the pumpkin patch and hayrides at this adult-only event. October 20th.
Portland Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2023: Back for its second weekend, this event is perfect for lovers of all things taboo. Wander through horror-inspired artwork, creepy antiques, and more! October 21-22.
Rose City Vintage Market: Browse selections from some of the best vintage pieces on the West Coast, with everything from fashion, decor, and unique collectables. October 21 – 22.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: Celebrating its 20th year, this pumpkin-themed weekend event has everything from pumpkin bowling, giant pumpkin weigh-offs, a 5K run, and the famous character pumpkin boat races! October 21-22.
Portland Indigenous Marketplace: Featuring locally-made creations by Indigenous and Black artisans, this market is home to a variety of different vendors. October 21-22.
Knock Out 2023: Celebrate plus-size beauty at this fashion and shopping-centered event featuring influential designers in the plus-size fashion industry. October 22nd.