Kids HalloweenCarved pumpkins, costumes, and trick-or-treating are traditional Halloween events, and there are plenty of ways to do all three safely with the family in and around Bellevue.

6 Ideas to Celebrate a Safe, Family-Friendly Halloween

Here are six ideas to get you started.

1. Fall Festival at Remlinger Farms

If you don’t mind a short, 30-minute drive, we highly recommend purchasing tickets and heading out to Remlinger Farms for their annual Fall Festival. It’s the perfect spot to bring all the kids as there’s a little something for everyone, including delicious food, abundant fall fare, animals, scarecrows, pumpkins, and lots of fun rides.

2. Costume Party at My Gym

If you don’t have My Gym on your radar, now’s the time to bookmark their site. They host frequent “Kids Night’s In,” offering parents a chance to have a date night out while children are thoroughly entertained in a safe and fun environment (this year, they’re offering one on New Year’s Eve, so plan ahead)!

In the meantime, they’re hosting Spooktacular Costume Parties. Contact them to sign up for their costume party scheduled for 10/29.

3. Treats & Tails

Are your pets a part of the family? Then we recommend calendaring the Treats & Tails event at Issaquah Highlands. This early Trick-or-Treat style event takes place on the 29th, from 1:00 to 3:00 on the Village Green in Issaquah. So don those costumes and bring your pets for an event people and animals will love.

Please note the event is largely geared toward the younger child crowd (0 – 8ish), but well-behaved older kids are welcome as long as their costumes aren’t too scary!

4. Spooktacular Potions, Poisons & Pumpkins at KidsQuest

Once again, Kids Quest Museum is hosting its annual Spooktacular event. This year, Try making your own swirly potion, learn about poisonous plants and venomous snakes and their medicinal properties, or smash a pumpkin with a hammer! This event is Halloween fun for the whole family! $15 per child; $8 per non-members; Member adults FREE. The event is geared toward children between the ages of 3 and 10.

5. Trunk-or-Treat

Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so many area organizations are hosting Trunk-or-Treat events on Saturday and Sunday. If your family are hard-core Halloweeners who want to Trunk-or-Treat on the actual holiday, we recommend attending the Mill Creek Trunk or Treat on October 31st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Venture Church parking lot in Mill Creek.

They’ll have dozens of themed cars to trick or treat from, carnival games, a photo booth, and A LOT of candy! This is a FREE event that kids of all ages will enjoy. Parking will be available at Mill Creek Elementary (3400 148th St SE). From there, walk the path along 35th Avenue to the Venture Church parking lot.

6. Dia De Los Muertos

Kirkland Parks and Community Services is hosting a Dia de Los Muertos to remember our loved ones, and enjoy traditional activities, food, music, and more. It is a free event for all ages, located at the Peter Kirk Community Center. For more information, call 425-587-3336.

In addition to honoring a new tradition, this offers children and families a way to celebrate the season without all the sugar-laden candy and sweets.

Happy Halloween From Overlake OB/GYN

The physicians and staff at Overlake OB/GYN wish you and your family a safe and fun Halloween. Trick or Treat!