Tacoma and the South Puget Sound are loaded with family-friendly Halloween events to keep kids safe and give parents a little bit of relaxation on Oct. 31. With closed streets, friendly neighborhood merchants and costumed kids enjoying their nights out, come check out one of these events – or try to hit them all!
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Proctor District, centered around North 26th & Proctor
The merchants of the charmed and charming neighborhood of Proctor close the streets to traffic and open their doors to kids at this annual Halloween event. The little ones can circle the neighborhood in a loop, picking up sugary loot.
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Stadium District, centered around Stadium Thriftway
Pack up the family and head down to the Stadium District for some trick-or-treating action for the kids, a Halloween set for photos and selfies for the grown-ups and families, and doggy treats at Rankos Pharmacy.
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wright Park – WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory
The Conservatory is open late for a haunting good time and sweet treats. Join us for a family-friendly night of spooky plants, goblin brew and cackling bingo. $3 suggested donation
5 p.m. – 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. Halloween photos are available in the JC Penney Court from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tacoma Community House (1314 S. L St., Tacoma)
A parking lot full of creatively-decorated cars, costumes, games, and lots and lots of candy greet families at this all-ages event in
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Historic Business District (Main Street)
Bring your children to Historic Downtown Sumner for a night of Trick or Treating. This annual event is sponsored by the downtown merchants and is open to all children. The City even closes the street for the safety of the kids who will be celebrating along the main street as they show off their costumes and receive treats from the merchants.
3 p.m. – 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 as well!
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Downtown DuPont and the Dupont Pierce County Library
Streets will close to traffic and little ghosts and goblins are invited to visit local businesses (and the local library) to collect sweets and treats.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Columbia Junior High School (2901 54th Ave. E., Fife, WA)
Tricks, treats and treasures await your whole family at the annual Fife Police Department Halloween Carnival. Free flashlights, goody bags and more for every little pumpkin. Please bring one non-perishable food item.
Gig Harbor
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Downtown Gig Harbor/Harborview Drive
The streets of Gig Harbor will be closed to make for a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treat experience for kids on Halloween. Harbor WildWatch will present Mad Scientist Laboratory at the Skansie House, Harbor Dance will have performances on Harborview Ave., The Kaleidoscope will host a Boo Bash and costume contest and Gig Harbor Church of the Nazarene invites kids to their Trunk or Treat Carnival in the parking lot and inside the church.
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Eatonville Pierce County Library
While not known as the spookiest of venues, children can stop by the Eatonville Pierce County Library in costume for their special candy treat, and maybe check out a book or two while they’re there.