Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treats, and Fright-tastic Fun on Mercer Island

October 22, 2018 | by Erin Sirianni

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Mercer Island has lots of Halloween fun in store for kids and families! We’ve compiled a list of the upcoming events ahead, and many of them are free and almost all are non-scary (though you may not want to miss the tales of terror from Youth Theatre Northwest)! So gather your ghouls and goblins, and don’t forget to wear your costume!

Trunk or Treat at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 24, 6 – 8 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 SE 40th Street

Join Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun! There will be a costume parade, crafts, games, snacks, and of course, trunk or treating! Bring a pumpkin to carve – we have all the tools. Please also bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to MIYFS and invite your friends and neighbors!

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Youth Theatre Northwest presents A Night of a Thousand Scares

Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 7 pm

YTN Parish Hall Theatre, 4400 86th Ave SE

Get into the Halloween spirit with two tales of terror. Join Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem and her faithful feline sidekick, Satan, for a spooky story presented in vintage radio style—complete with live sound effects! Then be among the first to see the world premiere of YTN’s original horror film, Midsummer Madness. It promises to be a fright-tastic evening of fun.

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21st Annual Halloween Party & Food Drive

Saturday, October 27, Noon to 4 pm

Mercer Island Martial Arts, 2630 77th Ave SE

Mercer Island Martial Arts invites you to an open-house style Halloween Party; come for an hour, or stay the entire time. Our goal is to fill up the Mercer Island Youth and Family’s Food Bank.  Admission to the party is 10 items for the food bank. Activities include a bouncy house, games, candy, martial arts demo, costume contest, and so much more!

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Emmanuel Church Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28, 9:30 am

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave SE

Come celebrate Fall with Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Join in for trunk or treating, games and activities, chili cook off, costume contest and fun for all ages. Church begins at 9:30AM, festivities to follow.

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Mercer Island Saddle Club Fall Festival & Fundraiser

Sunday, October 28, Noon – 3 pm

Mercer Island Saddle Club, 8635 SE 68th St

The Mercer Island Saddle Club would like to invite you to our Fall Festival fundraiser. We will have bouncy houses, food, games, hayrides, a horsey halloween pageant, crafts, and, most importantly, a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will go to the historical school teacher’s cottage that recently had a fire and needs to be rebuilt. It will be fun for the whole family!

Mercer Island Saddle Club website >>

MIPC Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28, 3 – 5 pm

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE

MIPC Children’s Ministries and Pebble Preschool invites you to join their annual Fall Festival and two hours of family fun, including Trunk n’ Treat, crafts, activities, and of course, a costume parade! The east parking lot will be lined with cars, trunks open, decorated, and ready to welcome our youngest ghosts and goblins (and pirates and witches and everyone!). It’s a safe way for our “littles” to participate in a fun tradition on a scale that will not overwhelm. In the event of rain, “Trunk n’ Treat” will move indoors to the Sunday School hallway. From there, kids are invited to create delightful autumn crafts, jump in the bouncy house, wrap a mummy, and finally join in the costume parade. All in the gym, rain or shine!

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Trunk or Treat at St. Monica Catholic School

Sunday, October 28, 5 – 6 pm

St. Monica’s Catholic School, 4320 87th Ave SE

Join St. Monica Catholic School for a fun Trunk or Treat event. Participants decorate their cars and trunks, which will be located in the upper parking lot. Children are invited to walk from trunk to trunk to look at the decorations and to receive candy and treats. This event provides a controlled and safe family environment for trick-or-treaters for all ages.

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9th Annual Halloween Trick or Treat at Local Businesses

Tuesday, October 31, 3 – 5:30 pm

Mercer Island Town Center, South End shopping center

Cost: Free!

For the 10th year, Mercer Island businesses in the Town Center and South Mercer Shopping Center are inviting ghosts, goblins, firefighters, princesses, devils, zombies and other characters to trick or treat at their businesses. They’ll be handing out treats from 3 to 5:30 PM. Business participants will have a flyer in their window, so trick or treaters will recognize participating businesses.

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