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Halloween happenings in Federal Way | Freaky 5K Fun Run

The mall: A Halloween festival with trick-or-treating will run 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Commons Mall at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South.

FrightFest: Wild Waves’ annual FrightFest has begun. The Halloween celebration runs 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October (5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 and 31). The theme park will offer a haunted house, weekly Reunion of Souls: Rock the Dead dances, a special trick-or-treat town for youngsters, a Bob the Builder meet and greet and over 20 rides and attractions. Visit

Haunted Pool Party: Event will run 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive. Activities include costume contest, apple bobbing, coin dive, canoe rides, haunted tunnel, giant spider and more. Call (253) 927-5173.

Dog party: Park Pals and French Lake Off Leash Dog Park will host a "Howl-O-Ween Dog Party" from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the park, 31531 1st Ave. S. Costume contest, bone hunt, prizes and more. Park Pals is selling sweatshirts to raise money. To learn more, e-mail or visit

Funfest: The Federal Way Community Center will hold a Tricks N' Treats Funfest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30. The event will include s'mores, games, a costume contest, inflatable slide, prizes, candy and much more. Kids ages 2 to 12 are welcome to participate. Pre-registered attendees will be charged $6 per child. Registration at the door costs $8 per kid. To register, call the Community Center at (253) 835-6900. The registration ID number is 28756. For more information, visit or call (253) 835-6900.

Freaky 5K Fun Run: The city’s first Freaky 5K Fun Run takes place at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. Participants in the 3.1-mile race are encouraged to wear a costume during the run. The price to participate is $30 ($5 for kids ages 10 and under). Participants, with the exception of children, will receive a shirt. Money generated through the event will be available in the form of a scholarship to low-income families who wish to participate in recreation and other community center programs. Register at the Federal Way Community Center or online at

Light the Night Carnival: Games, booths, candy, activities, prizes, coffee and more from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Church Gym, 3807 Reith Road South, Kent. Costumes optional. Call (253) 266-7924.

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