Fun Fall Activities in and around Kent, Washington

This fall there are tons of fun things to do in and around Kent, Washington! Here are a few festive highlights for our 2017 Fall Roundup!

SEPT 29-OCT 29, 2017 Weekends

Wild Waves Fright Fest

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park

36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, Washington 98003

Wild Waves Theme & Water Park gets a SPOOKTACULAR makeover and re-opens it’s theme park doors for thrillseekers who can navigate through the park with more than 25 rides in the DARK. PLUS, nightmares come to life in two bone-chilling haunted houses and one haunted trail through the woods.

Little goblins head to Booville, a scare-free zone for children ages 12 and under, featuring spooky crafts and games.

SEPT 30- OCT 31

Carpinito Bros, 9AM-7PM

(Note: Both the Farm Fun Yard and Hayride are located across the street from the pumpkin patch)

Carpinito Brothers U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is the perfect place for a fun and festive fall outing! Pick a pumpkin, get lost in acres of corn- this year’s designs are the Shark and Seahorse mazes. The Farm Fun Yard activities include: Farm Animals, Hay Maze, Corn Pen, Duck Races, Rodeo Ropin’ Cows, Goat Walk and much more. There is also hayrides, a produce stand and a concession stand.

OCT 1-30

Mosby Farms, 10AM-Dusk

12754 SE Green Valley Rd, Auburn, WA 98092

It’s their 25th annual pumpkin patch, corn maze (and hay rides on weekends).

A family oriented, simple, harvest-style pumpkin patch. Pick pumpkins from their pumpkin patch fields and take part in supporting local agriculture.

OCT 13

Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Covington library

All ages welcome.

Drop in to enjoy free, fun activities like button making and Loteria as well as live music in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Chilean musician and story teller Marco Cortes will be performing in English and Spanish.

OCT 13

Owl Prowl, 9PM – 11PM

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, Washington 98058

Ticket Information ($10 suggested donation):

Join local birding-enthusiast Joe Miles, to learn about owls, their biology, and how to make an owl call! Then, join SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve staff and birding experts for a night-time tour of the Preserve. Practice your owl calls and see if we can entice an owl to respond!

OCT 13

Exhibit Opening “Stranger Things: Kent”, 12PM-4PM

Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum

855 E Smith St, Kent, Washington 98030

“Stranger Things: Bizarre and Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this October. This exhibit will focus on some of the lesser known stories in the city’s historic past and some of the intriguing characters that helped make Kent what it is today. For this exhibit we’re opening our archives and our ears to some of the more obscure narratives of the Valley and invite you to come learn some small town secrets from the past!

OCT 14

Festive Fall Bazaar, 12PM

Green River College

12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092

Shop with local, small businesses for products and wares to get you and your household ready for fall or even start some pre-holiday shopping! 15 vendors.

OCT 14

Sweeter Than Honey, 1 PM-4PM

20829 72nd Ave S Suite 800 Kent, WA 98032

Ticket Information, $40:

A fundraiser to provide a sweet educational experience to help our community understand the complexities of the honeybee problems. Raise funds for the Green River College Honeybee Project; Hear from the local beekeepers; Taste the sweet success of raw honey from Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley, Enumclaw and nearby cities, (they are aiming for 20 different locations); and Danny Najera, PhD will discuss the reality of the problems honeybees face and tell what you can do to help save the honeybees.

OCT 16

Sugar Skulls (Calaveritas De Azúcar) Art Workshop, 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Renton Highlands library

2801 NE 10th St, Renton, WA 98056

Learn the significance of sugar skulls placed at the Altars to commemorate the “loved departed ones” as part of Dia de Muertos. Decorate a pre-made sugar skull using glitter paint, sequins, assorted paper and more. All supplies provided. Grades 4-12. Presented by Amaranta Sandys,

OCT 19

Spooky Moon Paint & Sip with Elizabeth

Create, 6:30 PM

216 W Gowe St #300, Kent, WA 98032

Elizabeth leads artists through creating their own masterpiece of a spooky moon scene in acrylic paint.

Beer, wine, coffee, and soft drinks will be available, but are not required.

OCT 20

Sugar Skull Paint and Sip, 5:30PM-8PM

Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons

218 West Meeker Street, Kent, Washington 98032

Get into the Halloween spirit with this colorfully spooky paint and sip event! Susan will be your painting tour guide as you are lead step by step in paint mixing and brush stroke techniques to create your own unique sugar skull! This mysetrious creation has a completely different look when it lays under a blacklight, so it’s like you are painting two paintings in one! All supplies, the lesson, and even light munchies are included in the cost. Stencils will be available upon request, so no artistic experience is needed! This event is BYOB, so artists 21 and older only please unless accompanied by an adult. To RSVP for this event, please call 253-236-5005 or visit .

OCT 20

Evil Dead the Musical

Renton Civic Theatre, 8PM

507 S 3rd St, Renton, WA 98057

Last Chance Productions presents Evil Dead the Musical. You won’t want to miss this hilarious live stage show that takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them to create one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.

OCT 21

CAToberfest – A Celebration of Cats!, 11AM-3PM

Renton Technical College, Bldg H

3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056

A “Celebration of Cats” and 10th annual Fundraiser for South County Cats. Join us at this fun family event for Speakers, Raffle, Silent Auction, Vendors, Food, Kids’ Activities. Free Admission but

Donations of canned cat food or cash are appreciated.

OCT 27

Halloween Fright Night at the Celtic Club, 9PM-2AM

The Celtic Club Irish Pub

623 Central Ave S, Kent, Washington 98032

DJ Albdat will be spinning your Halloween favorites, costume contest with cash prizes and much more!

OCT 28

Trick or Treat Open House, 4PM-8PM


216 W Gowe St, Suite 300, Kent, Washington 98032

Go to Create! for a fun costumed evening of games. Door prizes and goodies will be provided. (Must be in costume for entry to door prizes.)

OCT 28

Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog, 2 PM

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

21656 184th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058

Bogs are full of all sorts of tricks and treats! Join us for Halloween crafts, games, treats, and a spooky celebration at SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve. Take haunted tours, play spider games, enjoy crafts and family friendly fun!

OCT 28

The Motors Rock Halloween at The Hangar 205, 9PM

Hangar 205

205 Airport Way, Renton, WA 98057

The Motors Rock The Halloween party at The Hangar 205! Drink specials, costume contest, prizes and The Motors Band!

OCT 28

Dogktoberfest, 1 PM – 6 PM

Save U More International Gourmet Market

23636 104th Ave SE, Kent, Washington 98031

Introducing the first ever, to Save U More, Dogktoberfest! There will be: Bratwurst, Dog-friendly hot dogs, Seasonal beers, Seasonal Dog Treats and toys, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting for kids and Dogs, Free Nail trims, Grooming Discounts, Pet adoptions, Pet and Kid costume contest with fun prizes.

OCT 28

Spooky Costume Ball, 6PM-11PM

REDS Wine Bar

321 Ramsay Way, Kent, Washington 98032

A spooky, scary and oh-so-fun costume ball at Reds! Dress up in your favorite costume and go boogy with them. Who says kids get all the fun? Live music starts at 8pm. NOT for the faint of heart..…

OCT 31

Halloween Swim, 7PM-9PM

Covington Aquatic Center

18230 SE 240th St, Covington, Washington 98042

Lights out, a glowing pool, and ghoulish fun await you! The Spooky Swim is an annual event held ON Halloween, where everyone gets to swim in the Pool with no lights on! Fees: $5.00 per participant ($4.00 for Covington Residents).

OCT 31

Kent Station Halloween, 4:30PM-7PM

Kent Station

417 Ramsay Way, Kent, Washington 98032

Bring your little pumpkins, princesses, super heroes and ninjas for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and a costume contest at Kent Station! Details at

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