Reposted and updated from earlier this month: Halloween is next Monday, but the holiday celebrations start on Friday. Here is a list of what’s going on in and around Ballard.
The Whittier Heights Elementary Fall Carnival is Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a Pumpkin Patch, Carnival Games Galore, Two Cake Walks, The Amazing Wheel of Stuffies, and of course… the Truly Scary Haunted House!
Both our community centers are throwing Halloween events on Friday, October 28th. There will be a “Haunted Bounce” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) – they won’t be handing out candy but will have fun prizes.
The Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St) will have a Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. “Join us for a fright fest of activities, games and challenges. We will have an area for toddlers, refreshments and prizes. Do not forget to show us your very best costume and to bring a bag to collect your goodies,” the write-up in the catalog states.
Mars Hill Church in Ballard is hosting a Fall Family Festival. “We have done this over the last three years,” David Ginn emails us. “I want people to know that while this is at the church building it is NOT a church event. There is no singing or preaching. Just costumes, candy, carnival booths, a giant maze, and seven inflatables.” The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Mars Hill (1401 NW Leary Way.) “Because this is a family event, for safety, no adults will be admitted with out children,” Ginn says. Know of other community Halloween events? Let us know in comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, October 30th, Merchants of Carkeek Plaza are hosting Halloween on Holman from 1 to 4 p.m.
Businesses in the Carkeek Plaza (9999 Holman Road NW, where QFC is) and Holman Road Square (across the street from QFC) will be handing out treats to kids dressed up for the holiday. Costumed volunteers will help people cross Holman Road. “Many stores will be running specials or sales. We will have a photographer, face and nail painting by Karin’s Beauty Supplies, complimentary chair massage by Elements Therapeutic Massage, and a grand prize drawing at 4 p.m. for gift cards donated by many of the merchants,” Glenda Poletti, the owner of Elements Therapeutic Massage, emailed us.
As is tradition, the downtown Ballard core will hold its trick-or-treating event on Halloween, Monday October 31st from 4 to 6 p.m.
Be sure to include your block or address on the trick-or-treating map if you want kids and families to know where the hot spots for candy are on Halloween.