Where to Trick or Treat in Tacoma and the South Puget Sound 2018

Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 PM by Matt Wakefield

Kid Friendly Halloween in Pierce County - 2018

While Halloween for adults might boil down to pumpkin-spiced lattes and craft beer (and here in Pierce County, we do enjoy both), for kids and families, it revolves around one night of intense, costumed and sometimes frenzied trick-or-treating.

It used to be that the only option was to go door-to-door around your neighborhood, or in the wealthier neighborhood where some houses – we all knew which ones – gave out full-sized candy bars. But now safety-conscious parents can find family-friendly options for their kids in almost every city in Pierce County. Here are a few of the big ones:

Tacoma

Proctor Treats

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2016; 4-6 p.m.
  • Proctor District, around 26th & Proctor

Join Proctor District merchants in celebrating Halloween by bringing the young ones out to this safe and family-friendly event. They can trick-or-treat among the participating businesses, rain or shine!

Tacoma Mall

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2016; 5-7 p.m.
  • Tacoma Mall, participating stores only

Guarantee a rain-free Halloween at the Tacoma Mall, which invites kids 12 and under to put on their costumes and roam the mall in search of sugary treats, while their parents keep an eye out of sales and styles.

Trunk or Treat

  • Saturday, October 27 , 1 pm
  • Marymount Event Center (325 152nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445)

Although not technically on Halloween night, this is a fantastic opportunity for children to get some extra “mileage” out of that costume they’ve spent so long waiting to wear. As part of a new trend toward events where cars park in a line and decorate their trunks for the holiday, Trunk or Treat will offer some scary haunted trunks and decorations for kids to enjoy as they go car-hopping to fill their treat bags.

Also check out Trunk of Treat at America's Car Museum

 

Sumner

Street of Treats

  • Wednesday , October 31, 4-7
  • Historic Business District (Main Street)

The merchants of downtown Sumner have banded together in this free annual tradition to close off the streets, and open their doors to costumed children craving candy and treats. 

 

Buckley

You won’t find candy handed out at Maris Farms’ Corn Maze, but you will find an aMAZEing design that represents the best of the Pacific Northwest:  tributes to firefighters, the farm life, the state quarter, the Seahawks and their 12th Man, Huskies vs Cougars, and Mount Rainier. Daylight makes it beautiful, nighttime makes it more challenging.

Puyallup

Boo-Allup in Puyallup

  • Wednesday, October 31,; 3-6 p.m.
  • Downtown Puyallup/Rotary Stage in Pioneer Park

Loads of downtown Puyallup businesses will be handing out candy and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls, and the Rotary Stage in Pioneer Park will host some spooktacular fun and a performance of Thriller as well!

 

Bonus: Spooner Farms Corn Maze

It’s not the hunt for candy, but the hunt for a good time that’ll have you putting on your costume and joining the crowds at the Spooner Farms Corn Maze in Puyallup. A five-acre maze with three miles of paths, it’s an annual favorite in Pierce County! http://www.spoonerberries.com/harvest-festival/puyallup-corn-maze/

Fife

Annual Halloween Carnival

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2016; 5-7 p.m.
  • Columbia Junior High School (2901 54th Ave. E., Fife, WA)

Tons of fun games, candy, prizes, free flashlights, goody bags and much more await costumed kids at this. As for safety, that’s not a problem, since the entire event is sponsored by the Fife Police Department. Suggested donation of one nonperishable food item per person.

Gig Harbor

Trick or Treat in the Harbor

  • Wednesday, October 31, 3-6 p.m.
  • Downtown Gig Harbor/Harborview Drive

Trick or Treat throughout the downtown waterfront, watch Harbor dance performances or document those photogenic costumes for posterity at a spooky setting provided by Rotary Club of North Gig Harbor. Harborview Drive will be closed for the safety of all the young ghosts and goblins.

 

Trick or Treat at Ocean5

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3-8 PM

Boo Bowling all day in the Harbor Suite: Knock down as many pins as you can to earn more candy! 

 

More of thrill seeker? Check out Fall and Halloween thrills in Pierce County

Author: Matt Wakefield

Matt is Travel Tacoma + Pierce County's communications manager. He's a Pacific Northwest native and outdoor enthusiast. He's also a minimalist, so we'll stop here.