Bennion & Deville’s Seattle Weekend Roundup: Getting into the Halloween Spirit

Bennion and Deville Luxury Homes, SeattleHalloween is always a very unique time of the year. While the leaves are changing and the cold air rushes into our neighborhoods, families and friends across Seattle are preparing their costumes and houses to celebrate this special holiday. Though we often consider Thanksgiving, Chanukah, or Christmas as more family-oriented holidays, Halloween has a special way of connecting communities throughout the city for one massive celebration. From children dressing up as superheroes, Disney Princesses or the latest pop culture inside joke to their parents escorting them about town, this fall season is ideal for spending time and having fun with family and friends alike. The Bennion & Deville team knows the importance of a holiday like Halloween. It’s more than just admiring great costumes, decorations, or collecting mountains of candy from around the city. It’s about interacting with the community and having the chance to appreciate the Bennion & Deville Luxuary Homes in your neighborhood.

Getting into the Halloween Spirit
The weekend before Halloween is always exciting. Final preparations are being made on costumes and houses around Seattle are putting the finishing touches on creating an authentic “haunted house” experience. Once the final steps have been taken to ensure a successful Halloween, take the time to check out these recommended Bennion & Deville events coming up this weekend.

Haunted Trails at Bastyr University 

Bennion & Deville Seattle Halloween Events
Haunted Trails at Bastyr University

Looking for an authentic, terrifying Halloween thrill? Haunted Trails at Bastyr University on Friday and Saturday (10/25 – 10/26) is the must-go event for anyone bold enough to venture through their shocking experience from 7pm – 11pm. Located on the Kenmore Campus of Bastyr, Haunted Trails has five main events including Haunted Woods, Hades Labyrinth, Circus of Horrors, Cemetery Hill, and Mummy’s Tomb. With tickets starting at $20 and all proceeds benefitting Bastyr’s study-away programs, Haunted Trails is certainly a can’t miss experience for those seeking out a real Halloween event, if you dare.

Pumpkin Push, Run Scared – Benefit Events

For those wondering what to do this Saturday and Sunday morning, there are two charity runs/walks that will surely help those who need it most this Halloween.

  • Pumpkin Push, a 5K run/2 mile walk, is in its 44th year and will take place on Saturday at 8am starting at Seward Park. The event’s proceeds will directly assist health care at Neighborcare Health for 8,000 homeless patients. Participants are not only allowed but encouraged to wear costumes during the walk or run to win a prize for the costume contest at the end of the race.
  • Seward Park will also host the Run Scared 5K, 4K walk, and free kid dash on Sunday at 9:30am. All proceeds of this run will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Run Scared will hold a costume contest (pets are welcome to dress up too) at the end of the race.

Stalker Farms 3 haunted attractions called plus a non-haunted corn maze.

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Seattle Fog

There’s two weeks left to truly get your scare on at Stalker Farms (Snohomish) popular haunted attractions: The Field of Screams, The Last Laugh and The Hunt for Zombies (think paint ball guns and a tractor ride).  For tinier tots, they also have family-friendly real corn maze lit only by the light of the moon.  With all the fog that has been rolling in over the last week or so, these wandering corn paths and creepy attractions are sure to be spookier than usual!  Open just Thursday through Saturday (October 24-26th, October 31st-Nov 2nd ) from 7-10pm, tickets are about $20 and can be purchased on their website.Stalker Farms, Bennion & Deville Fine Homes

Concerts

  • Friday – Okkervil River will serenading crowds with their Folk Rock sound at the Showbox at the Market.
  • Friday, Saturday FreakNight Electronic Music Festival will be taking place at Wamu Theater with headliners such as: Benny Bennasi, Baauer, and Datsik.

No matter what you end up doing this Halloween weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to have some great family fun. Whether it’s going out to Batyr University for Haunted Trails or taking the family to Seward Park for a charity run, there is no shortage of means to prepare you and yours for a memorable Halloween night.

 

Seattle Weekend Staycation Itinerary, July 26th-28th

This weekend’s schedule is so jam-packed with attractions and boasts such a stellar weather forecast that there is no reason to venture out of town if you’re seeking excitement in the greater Seattle area.  Whether you’re in the mood to get a good jog in, peruse a few arts and crafts stalls, wow crowds with your vocals, rock out with Capitol Hill‘s hipsters, bust out that Scottish jig you’ve been working on or come face to face with a 60ft inflatable Seafair pirate, this weekend’s roundup has something to offer everyone…

Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party, Bennion & Deville
Photo via www.nadamucho.com

(Fri-Sun) Music festival, food, art, vendors. Pike/Pine corridor.  Performing artists include: Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk and Hey Marseilles. www.capitolhillblockparty.com

Seafair Torchlight Run and Parade

Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com
Photo Via http://seattle.findwell.com

(Saturday) Run starts at 6:30 pm followed by Parade, and pirates! Parade kicks off a long list of Seafair festivities! www.seafair.com

 

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

(Fri-Sun) Outdoor arts and crafts fair, music, food.  www.bellevuefest.org

Photo via www.bellevuearts.org
Photo via www.bellevuearts.org

BAM Arts Fair

(Fri-Sun) One of the largest and most prestigious art festivals in the region.  Featuring over 300 juried artists booths, performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. www.bellevuearts.org

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering

(Fri-Sun) Athletics, instrumentals, national dancing, Scottish foods, pubs, Celtic Arts showcases, artisans musicians and performers. www.sshga.org

Photo via www.sshga.com
Photo via www.sshga.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Stevens Aquafest

(Fri-Sun) Featuring Aquafest Idol, AquaRun, boat parade, car show, sports tournaments, food, drink, and entertainment. www.aquafest.org

Renton River Days

(Fri-Sun) Family festival and celebration of community.  Art show, market, food, parade, stage entertainment, kid activities at Liberty Park and parade. www.rentonriverdays.org

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Organized overnight community fundraising walk to raise money for cancer. www.relayforlife.org

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A French Affair

“LET THEM EAT CAKE” – Marie Antoinette.

Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Musée Antoine Lécuyer
Portrait of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), Musée Antoine Lécuyer

F is for FUN, FOOD, and FETE, so we recommend donning your classic French flair (stripy shirt, mustache?) and celebrating La Fete National; the 1789 storming of the Bastille and the beginning of the end of the monarchy for France, this weekend at one of these pop-up neighborhood celebrations.

Madison Valley Bastille Day Bash
Madison Valley Bastille Day Bash

 

 

Madison Valley will be pulling out all the stops on Saturday for their second annual Bastille Bash Celebration and street festival with French inspired food and wine tastings,  live music, street performers, sidewalk sales and even a Marie Antoinette impersonator. Pro Tip: buy the wine passport for $20 and sip until you too have seen all heard all and forgotten all! 

Details: Saturday, July 13, on East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenue, from 3–8 p.m.

Post Alley’s famed Bastille Day 2013 Party For The Revolutionaries is bringing the heat for the 11th year running this Sunday with a Burlesque show, a performance from the Can Can girls, live music, a plentiful abundance of spirits and street food/French favorites including macarons, baguette sandwiches and an oyster shucking station.

Details: Sunday, July 14, Post Alley, Seattle 4-10 p.m.

Bastille Day Post Alley Bennion & Deville
Post Alley’s Bastille Day Fete

Other Seattle Bastille Day happenings via Seattle Met

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