Mercer Island Halloween events and activities for all ages

Updated on October 18, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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Halloween wouldn’t be quite complete without carving pumpkins, and this year you can show off your jack-o’-lantern design at the Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk! Mark your calendar for this event and more spooktacular upcoming Halloween events on Mercer Island. Each promises frightfully fantastic fun for all ages!

The Night of a Thousand Scares

October 25th and 26th at Youth Theatre Northwest

A trio of Short Horror Films directed by Kim Douthit, including:

  • Where’s Zeke – A group of lost teens discuss the merits of cannibalism.
  • Phantasmal – A sleepover turns creepy when one girl encounters shadowy figures in her friend’s suddenly empty home.
  • See Me – After a nasty incident with a bully, new girl Charlie befriends Ellie. Will Ellie stand up for Charlie before something truly bad happens?

Plus, an original Radio Drama IN THE DARK! written by Gillian Jorgensen and directed by Rachel Carlson, and cursed improv with Chaos Theory!

Learn more and buy tickets


Pumpkin Carving with MIPA

Saturday, October 26th, 10 am to Noon, at the Mercerwood Shore Club

Join the Mercer Island Preschool Association for a pumpkin carving event! Bring the entire family to carve pumpkins for the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Pumpkin Walk!

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Parents’ Night Out & Kids’ Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26th, 5 to 9 pm, at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center

Need a date night or some free time without the kids? Drop them by the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for a fun Halloween party that will include games, arts and crafts, pizza, and a movie. 

Call 206-275-7609 to register today!


Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk

Sunday, October 27th, 5 to 8 pm, at Luther Burbank Park

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun, festive, non-spooky walk along the Meadow Loop Trail. The path will be lined with a glowing display of carved pumpkins.

Carvers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the display. Carved pumpkins can be dropped off from 9 am to 3 pm on the day of the event at Luther Burbank in the North parking lot.

Pumpkins can be retrieved outside the Administration Building anytime from 9 am to 5 pm the following day.

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Halloween Spooktacular Senior Lunch

Thursday, October 31st, Noon to 1:30 pm, at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center

Come dressed up for the costume contest! Enjoy a lunch among friends, and a presentation by special guest John Jensen on What was the First Rock ‘N Roll Record. Lots of goodies and raffle prizes!

Register online or by phone at 206-275-7609.


Chamber of Commerce Annual Trick or Treating Event at Local Businesses

Thursday, October 31st, 3 to 5:30 pm, at Mercer Island businesses located in Town Center and the South End Shopping Center

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to trick or treat at local businesses for this annual event, organized by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce. Island businesses downtown and on the south end of Mercer Island will be giving out treats on Halloween from 3 to 5:30 pm. Look for posters in the windows of participating businesses.

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