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Halloween events in Federal Way

What are you doing for Halloween in Federal Way? - File photo
What are you doing for Halloween in Federal Way?
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Fright Fest at Wild Waves: Held on weekends in October, Fright Fest includes a haunted house, live entertainment and a special scare-free area called Booville for kids under 12. Guests can ride their favorite rides and roller coasters in the dark. Disney star Bridgit Mendler of “Good Luck Charlie” will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Wild Waves is located at 36201 Enchanted Parkway S. in Federal Way. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Visit

Pumpkin patch: Light of Christ Community Garden, 34249 21st Ave. SW, is holding a pumpkin patch fundraiser with proceeds going to the community garden. There will be lots of pumpkins to choose from, art projects, games, story times, photos and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (noon to 5 p.m. Sundays) through Oct. 31. Contact:

Tricks N’ Treats Funfest: Halloween activities, candy, games and more will run 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. For ages 2-12. Cost is $6 per child or $8 at the door. Admission for accompanying adults and children under 2 is free. Call (253) 835-6926.

Breakfast at Applebee’s: Event runs 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27. Cost is $10 per person. Applebee’s will give the St. Francis Auxiliary $5 for every ticket sold. The event includes face painting and treats for children, who are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Call Donna at (253) 838-1473.

Freaky 5k Fun Run: Event begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Federal Way Community Center. Costumes are encouraged. Cost is $25 to register ($30 on day of event). All ages welcome. Contact or (253) 835-6932.

Howl-O-Ween: Park Pals and the Federal Way Farmers Market present Howl-o-Ween from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the farmer’s market, at The Commons mall parking lot near Sears. Event features pet vendors and different contests. There is a $5 pet contest fee. Proceeds benefit the French Lake off-leash dog park in Federal Way. Contact

Halloween at the mall: The Commons Halloween Festival runs 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the mall. Photos, games, prizes, trick-or-treating and more. Children under 12 are allowed to wear masks and face paint. Visit

The Turn of the Screw: Centerstage Theatre presents “The Turn of the Screw” by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the classic novella by Henry James. The show runs through Oct. 31, with a special performance on Halloween at Knutzen Family Theatre. A haunted house starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Patrons will receive free hors d'oeuvres and a scary hour before showtime. Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume, and everyone who does so will receive a $5 credit voucher to another Centerstage show. Tickets are available at (253) 661-1444 or Cost is $28 for adults, $24 for seniors and military, $10 for ages 25 and younger.


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