Washington Beer Fresh Hop Festival, haunted houses, more fun things to do this weekend in Seattle

Only in Seattle (yes, maybe even in Portland) will you find beer festivals, a cat video series, haunted houses, great Broadway productions and drag queens playing bingo all in one weekend.

But that’s not all. Keep reading to scoop on where to find weekend events, food and beverage parties and more.

Hauntings: They scare because they do not care

As if life was not scary enough, some people will go out of their way and pay to be scared. If you’re one of those people, there are several places around Puget Sound to shake your boots this weekend.

Near Tacoma Dome, The haunted house takes you to the dark underground where “spirits go, light fades and hope fades.” Here you will witness the aftermath 100 years after Handstitch Addy’s horrific experiments in resuscitation.

For a more “tasteful” adventure, visit Haunted Factory Tour and Seattle Chocolate. It’s a little scary, a little interactive, and you get samples of chocolate eventually, provided you survive.

Georgetown Morgue

Georgetown Morgue

Greetings from Georgetown Morgue

People just die after getting into Georgetown Morgue. Located at 5000 E. Marginal Way, this place boasts of itself as being “Seattle’s Premier Haunted House” – keeping the secrets of the most horrific unsolved crime in Seattle history in a crematorium chamber.

Every 40-minute tour of The Haunted Woods at Maris Farms in Buckley begins on the abandoned farm, which is now home to an insane circus of freaks and mutants. Don’t worry though. You can escape through the cornfields. What can go wrong?

In Snohomish, Stalker Farms, “The original haunted corn trails in Washington state“Offers a completely new experience this year. See what the scream is all about at Slasher Family Homestead, Pogo’s fun farm or the Scarecrow Challenge.


Scares the pants off people for 10 years now, it Nile nightmare haunted house and Mountlake Terrace (6601 244th St. SW) offers six haunted attractions, three getaway rooms and a carnival treat concession area if you are not too scared to snack.

Sure, Wild Waves Fright Fest is family-friendly throughout the day, but it’s one Fear at night offers “extreme screams” and certainly not meant for kids.

Movie: Artistic, latino and believe it or not, cats

Aficionados of cat videos will welcome the return of CatVideoFest held this weekend at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Every year, the very best in cat videos are carefully selected from hundreds of submissions of downloaded animations, music videos and internet sensations. The 70-minute presentation lets you track by helping cats in need through PAWS.

Held at Grand Cinema, the 16th Annual Tacoma Film Festival offers 17 feature and documentary films along with 150 short fictional works – 44 of which were made in the Pacific Northwest – from over 20 countries. Enjoy a selection of fiction, comedy and late films now through October 14th.

On the 13thth Annual edition of Seattle Latino Film Festival begins at the Seattle Asian Art Museum Friday at 6pm with the Northwest Coast premiere of “The Broken Glass Theory.” A wide range of films, including four short films created by filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest, will be screened daily through October 17 at The Beacon Cinema.

Oktoberfest NW

Oktoberfest NW

Greetings by Christopher Nelson / Oktoberfest NW

Festivals: Beer, Comics and LGBTQIA+ reunion

Puyallup’s Munich-inspired Oktoberfest Nordvest will celebrate with German beer, live music, games and more Friday through Sunday at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Enjoy live music ranging from traditional German music to the region’s 80s cover bands. Authentic German food will be served, Viennese dogs will run, and runners will gallop a 5K run with beer stones in their hands. Enjoy watching the Bavaria Beir-lympics and the exclusive Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions, and be sure to hit the root beer garden.

Things will jump by Washington Beer Fresh Hop Festival at Marymoor Park Friday and Saturday. This year’s event will feature 25 breweries in the Yakima Valley, food trucks including Woodshop BBQ, Where Ya At Matt? and Alaskan Dumplings and local musicians who played during the event.

That Grit City Comic Show kicks off at the Tacoma Convention Center on Saturday with guest comic artists Jeff Parker, Ibrahim Moustafa, Peter Bagge and Stefano Gaudiano. Unlike the “big” Seattle Comicon, Grit City is only a day, half the size and more affordable. Here you will find lots of comics, a chance to meet artists and writers and possibly dress up as Batman as you have always wanted.

Water Lantern Festival

Water Lantern Festival

Greetings from the Water Lantern Festival

Rapunzel should be so happy. Green Lake lights up this Saturday during the annual Water Lantern Festival. From kl. 15.30 you can enjoy a variety of food trucks and live music, design your own lantern and start it on the lake when the sun goes down. Each ticket contains a floating lantern set.

Seattle PridesEveryone now“The event is celebrated at Volunteer Park on Saturday from 15 to 19. The event features food, drink, fun and games along with performances by Chong the Nomad, DJ Dark Wiley, CarLarns, Cassandra Lewis and BeautyBoiz. Among the events will be the ever popular Drag Queen Bingo.

Music: “Jesus Christ Superstar”, Pier Sounds Concert Series, more

It’s not too late to get tickets for STG & Broadway’s presentation of “Jesus Christ Superstar“Plays at the Paramount Theater through Sunday. This is a celebration of the 50th of Andrew Lloyd Webber productionth anniversary. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theater and directed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie, this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle has brought the iconic Pier Sounds Concert Series back to Pier 62. The new free concerts are designed to revive the feeling of celebration and community on the waterfront. This Saturday you can enjoy the sound of D’Vonne Lewis and Friendz from 6 p.m. 13-16. Get your free tickets at here.

That 14th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series concludes this weekend with several free shows at various venues in downtown Bellevue. For $ 20, you can enjoy the sound of Lady “A” – known as the hardest working woman in blues, soul and funk – Friday night or the legendary trumpet duo Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott on Saturday night, both playing at the Meydenbauer Center Theater at 7:30 Check out the rest of the artists here.

Tickets: Upcoming events need to be planned now

Ann Wilson: 13.-16. October at the Neptune Theater

Hockey: Faster than ever Exhibition: 1 November 2021-Feb. 27, 2022 at Pacific Science Center

Coldplay: October 22 at Climate Pledge Arena

Disney on Ice: October 27-Nov. 1 in Kent; 4-7. November in Everett

Nancy Wilson: October 30 in Benaroya Hall

Christmas Ship Festival: November 26 – December 23 in Seattle

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: November 27 at Climate Pledge Arena

War 50th Anniversary Tour: January 29, 2022 at the Pantages Theater



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