Halloween is coming soon to Bellevue, WA, which means spooktacular events are in the making! If you’re looking for fun things to do during your upcoming visit to Bellevue, you’ve come to the right place. Our Weekly Round-Up highlights all the top events coming up in and around Bellevue over the next week so you can quickly and easily make plans for you and your family during your visit. Don’t miss out on these fun things to do in Bellevue this weekend and into next week:
1.) SpookFest Zip Tour
Starting this weekend, come out to the South Bellevue Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to experience the SpookFest Zip Tour, which includes a suspension bridge and three zip lines in the dark! Imagine stepping off a platform and zipping to the other end that you cannot see. Riders and platforms will be brightened with glow sticks for this exhilarating experience. This experience is for ages 12 and older. One adult will need to accompany youth ages 12 and 13. One adult can accompany up to two youth. The SpookFest runs Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26 and again Halloween night Friday, Oct. 31. To register, visit www.MyParksandRecreation.com and enter “ZIP” in the SEARCH field or call (425)-452-4240. Zip tours leave every half hour. Click here for more information or visit the Bellevue Zip Tour website here.
2.) SpookFest Pumpkin Festival
This Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., come out to the South Bellevue Community Center for an all-new, family-friendly Halloween event. This event is part of SBCC’s SpookFest weekend and will feature carnival games, arts and crafts to make and buy, treats and a marketplace to buy Halloween goodies! Loads of Halloween fun for all ages! Admission is free, but costs will vary for some activities. Pre-registration is not required.
Fourth Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race
From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the SBCC will host the Great SBCC Pumpkin Race, a SpookFest event the whole family can enjoy. Those who registered to compete in the pumpkin race will bring their decorated pumpkins complete with wheels to compete in the Fourth Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race, a part of the City of Bellevue’s SpookFest events line-up. Upon registration, you’ll receive basic directions to prepare your pumpkin for race day. The city encourages individuals, families and groups to register! An $18 fee for supplies is required if you need wheels. To register, visit www.MyParksandRecreation.com or call (425)-452-4240, using the activity code 87027.
3.) The 17th Annual Black Cat Ball
Attention all cat lovers! This Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meydenbauer Center welcomes Purrfect Pals for their 17th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, a festive Halloween-themed event supporting the Puget Sound’s first no-kill cat shelter dedicated to placing homeless cats in loving homes. The evening will feature more than 500 items for sale in a silent and live auction, a champagne reception, and a delicious, gourmet, three-course vegetarian or vegan dinner including wine. This year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet, with more space, more auction items and of course, more cat lovers. Visit the event page for tickets and more information.
4.) Seattle Restaurant Week
Numerous Bellevue restaurants participate each year in Seattle Restaurant Week, a 10-day dining celebration running Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30 where local restaurants offer three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15. Participating Bellevue restaurants include Firenze Ristorante, Lot No. 3, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant-Bellevue, Melting Pot Bellevue, Purple Café and Wine Bar, and more. Chefs will prepare seasonal favorites with fall ingredients like pumpkin, apples, squash and foraged mushrooms. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants in Seattle and throughout King County.
5.) Nightmare at Beaver Lake
Looking for a creepy good time? Come out to Beaver Lake Park in nearby Sammamish, WA, now through the end of October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to enjoy a haunted park experience staffed by a group of volunteers. Fear follows you as you wind through a mile-long trail of terror ending in a spooky haunted house. The family-friendly hour runs from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., while adults can enjoy the full fright experience from 8 p.m. to close. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
6.) Bellevue Youth Theatre Presents: The Phantom Tollbooth
This weekend and next weekend, Bellevue Youth Theatre presents multiple performances of the Phantom Tollbooth, a family-friendly production featuring local children. Laugh at the clever puns brought to you by Norton Juster’s wonderful characters as they try to restore Right and Reason to the land. This show is suitable for people of all ages who enjoy a simple message hidden in a silly story. To buy tickets, call (425)-452-7155. Click here for more information or visit the City of Bellevue’s Recreation and Events page.
7.) Thrill the World: Michael Jackson Tribute at Crossroads
This Saturday at 2 p.m., put on your best zombie costume and head out to Crossroads Bellevue’s Market Stage for the 9th Annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Thriller as a global tribute to Michael Jackson. $20 signup fee includes event participation, dance workshops, a free day pass at Crunch Fitness (including tanning and hydro-massage), zombie makeup by Bellevue Youth Theatre and an event t-shirt. The event will also feature the vocal band Restless performing live Michael Jackson medleys and covers. All proceeds for this event benefit the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Click here for more information or visit the event’s Facebook page.
8.) Live Comedy: Aida Rodriguez & Karlous Miller
The Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue welcomes comedians Aida Rodriguez and Karlous Miller on their Double Trouble Tour. You will recognize them as finalists on the 2014 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Karlous has also been seen on Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and Comic View. Aida appeared on Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam tour this year in Seattle and was a crowd favorite. This will be three nights of non-stop laughing you won’t want to miss! Click here for more information or purchase tickets here.
9.) Arthur Murray Halloween Bash
This coming Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., come out to Bellevue’s Arthur Murray Dance School for a spooktacular night of salsa, swing, tango, cha-cha and more! The evening includes appetizers, dancing, games and giveaways. Participants are welcome to come in costume or as they are. Show up and earn a free lesson on the dance of your choice! Even is for guests 21+. Click here for more information or visit the Bellevue Arthur Murray Dance Studio Facebook page for updates.
10.) Best of the Northwest Fall Art & Fine Craft Show
This weekend in Seattle, the Best of the Northwest Fall Art & Fine Craft Show takes places at Magnuson Park. This event is produced by the Northwest Art Alliance and features more than 200 of the region’s most talented artists. This is a great place to get your hands on some great local art for a truly unique holiday gift for family or friends. Event will also feature tasty local food, a free children’s art table and artist demonstrations.
Other Upcoming Bellevue Events
Click on the events below for more information.
- All Night Happy Hour at Blue Martini (Recurs weekly on Wednesdays); Thursday Night Football at Blue Martini Lounge (Recurs weekly on Thursdays); Ladies Night Out at Blue Martini (Recurs weekly on Fridays); Beauty and the Geek Trivia Night at Blue Martini (recurs weekly on Mondays); and Noches Azul (recurs weekly on Tuesdays)
- Professional Women in Building Conference (Oct. 23)
- Neiman Marcus in Bellevue: Kevin Garvin Personal Appearance (Oct. 24)
- Entrepreneur event: Startup Weekend Bellevue (Oct. 24)
- Halloween Howl Dance (for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities) (Oct. 24)
- Owl Prowl Nature Program and Night Hike (Oct. 24)
- Little Book Worms (Recurs weekly on Wednesdays)
- Bellevue Arts Museum Current Exhibits: Jason Walker: On the River, Down the Road (Through March 1); Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work—Sculptural Glass from a Master of Australian Craft (Through Feb. 1); Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works (through Feb. 1)
- Hall Spassov Gallery: Alicia Tormey: Indomitus: Untamed (Through Oct. 31)
- Bellevue Farmers Market: Saturday Market (Through Nov. 22)
- TNT: Thursday Night Tasting at Grand Cru Wine Shop (Recurs weekly on Thursdays)
- Aerial Arts Performances at Suite Restaurant / Lounge (Recurs Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays)
- Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours (Recurs weekly on Saturdays and Sundays)
(Images from top to bottom by BellevueZipTour.com; by James Barker via FreeDigitalPhotos.net; BellevueWA.gov; PurrfectPals.org; OpenTable.com; GetMyPerks.com; Thrill The World Facebook page; ParlorLive.com; ArthurMurray.com and NWArtAlliance.com)