This Week in Fun - October 9-15

Two weeks into October and fall fever is still hitting us hard, and the fun things to do this season are in full-swing. No need to wonder what to put on your itinerary this week – we’ve got you covered. Between three (yes three) fall-themed food festivals, an epic adventure with friends, a haunted house, and an early 2000s dance party, we think we’ve got you covered.

Pick of the Week: Seattle Restaurant Week


3 weeks and 3 course meals for $33 (and even 3 course lunches for $18). If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try out that delicious restaurant in your neighborhood, we’ve found you the perfect opportunity!

Monday, October 9

  • Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration – Seattle – Start off the week with a celebration of Native American cultures and peoples! There will be guest speakers, cultural performances, round dances and more at this event.

  • Maple Viewing Festival – Seattle – One of our favorite things about Seattle in the fall is the beauty of the leaves changing. If all that beauty is entrancing you too, then you’ll want to take some time to get down to the garden this week.

Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, October 11

Thursday, October 12

  • Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival – Seattle – Today is the first day of the Queer Film Festival and there will be more than enough films to satisfy any cinema fan’s movie cravings. (Runs through October 22)

  • Dracula – Edmonds – It’s the season for monsters of all sorts. Vampire fans will certainly want to see this classic monster story brought to life on stage. (Runs through October 22)

  • Disney’s Aladdin – Seattle – You don’t have to be embarrassed to know all the words to “A Whole New World” – we’re sure you won’t be the only one lip syncing along in the theater. You don’t want to miss this hit Broadway musical! (Runs through October 29)

  • Maple Viewing Festival – Seattle

Friday, October 13

  • Oktoberquest – Seattle – Want to spend 24 hours with your friends going on adventures throughout the city and checking a number of experiences off your bucket list? Then you’ll just love this pick.

  • Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, Vol. 13 – Seattle – Never had a chance to see some quality adult puppetry? Then tonight should be a treat. There are promises of a spooky twist for this show.

  • Campout Cinema: The Dark Crystal – Seattle – Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean all the summer movie experiences are. Head over to the MoPOP for an outdoor movie experience…indoors!

  • Cowabunga Beef Festival – Seattle – Love meat? Then we’ve got two words for you: beef festival.

  • Olympic Peninsula Apple and Cider Festival – East Jefferson County – Are you the type who craves apples over pumpkins this season? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

  • Ragtime at The 5th Avenue Theater – Seattle – This musical is regarded as a masterpiece guaranteed to inspire and move those who watch it. Pro tip: While ticket prices can be quite high, you can score cheaper tickets by going during one of the preview nights. (Runs through November 5)

  • Fright House Station – Tacoma – It’s Friday the 13th , so of course we had to include a spooky option for the bravest of the bunch. Do you dare venture into this haunted house? (Runs through October 31 )

  • Pop2k Dance Party at Tractor Tavern – Seattle – Do you dream of early 2000s music like some people dream of the 90s? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Bust a move out on the dancefloor to all your favorite pop2k hits!

  • Fossils, Minerals, and Wine – Woodinville – Sip some wine, and admire (and purchase!) some fossils.

  • Maple Viewing Festival – Seattle

Saturday, October 14

Sunday, October 15

-Mariah Acuff -  The World is Fun PR Coordinator and Local Expert