A die-hard local news supporter reads the Federal Way Mirror in October 2019. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

A die-hard local news supporter reads the Federal Way Mirror in October 2019. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Upcoming Halloween, community events in Federal Way

This year’s lineup includes underwater pumpkin carving, a haunted trail walk, costume contests and more.

Leaves are changing colors and fall is in the air. Here is a list of Federal Way’s upcoming Halloween-themed and autumn activities.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Party: 10 a.m. at Dash Point State Park. Eight, a Des Moines-based scuba diving center, is hosting an underwater pumpkin carving contest. To watch, participate or find out more information, visit the Eight Diving Facebook page.

Oct. 5-25

FUSION Halloween Costume Drive: Through Oct. 25, donate new or gently used costumes at the FUSION Decor Boutique for the families in FUSION’s emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. All sizes welcomed; costumes should be family friendly (no weapons). Other acceptable donations include Halloween masks, new or unused Halloween makeup and costume accessories. The FUSION Decor Boutique is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 1108 S. 322nd Place.

Looking to volunteer?: FUSION is seeking volunteers to help with their Trunk-or-Treat event for families served by FUSION. This is a private event and not open to the public. For more information about volunteering, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/CL522XB or call Alana Young at 206-919-0745.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Free Community Game Swap: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free community event. Join the South King Tool Library for a game swap. Donate your old working video game systems, complete board games, card decks or other games, then take home some “new to you” games. Donations are not required to shop. The South King Tool Library is located at 1700 S. 340th Street in Federal Way. To register or for more information, email info@southkingtools.org.

Halloween Fun at the Federal Way Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free for the community. Dress up in your best costume and enjoy music, food trucks, a costume contest, a photo booth and other attractions at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Free treat bags are available for kids age 12 and under while supplies lasts and be sure to stick around for the community organized “Thriller” performance. The market is located behind The Commons mall along S. 324th Street.

Tricks & Treats at the Federal Way Community Center: 4-6 p.m. outside in the community center’s lower parking lot (876 S. 333rd Street); $5 per child, adults are free; ages 2-10. Enjoy a haunted walking trail, vendors and candy galore. Picture opportunities are provided from the City of Light Church. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2YVCCMD.

Lights Out! Black Light Show & Candy Maze: Attend any of the three identical black light shows at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Each show includes high-energy songs in black light, puppets, dance, and a great message for the family. Wear your costumes, walk through the Candy Maze and sip on hot cider or hot chocolate. Christ’s Church is located at 941 S. Dash Point Road. For details and to register for a show time, visit www.ccfw.org/calendar/2021/10/30/lights-out.

Sunday, Oct. 31

South King Fire & Rescue Candy Chute: 4-8 p.m. at Station 63 (33414 21st Avenue SW). Driver Engineer Ann Hoag designed the candy chute in 2020 and it’s back again to help the community safely trick-or-treat on Halloween. Post a picture of your candy chute experience on social media, tag South King Fire & Rescue and one lucky winner will get a special prize from the department.

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A couple celebrates after winning a first place prize at the 2020 Federal Way Farmers Market costume contest. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

A couple celebrates after winning a first place prize at the 2020 Federal Way Farmers Market costume contest. Olivia Sullivan/The Mirror

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