A week of Capitol Hilloween celebrations begins this weekend with a
furry flurry of costumed good times for trick or treaters of all types.
Before you put that costume on, however, plan to make a stop or three at the third annual Seattle Lit Crawl. The Lit Crawl will bring some 64 writers and artists out for 21 readings at venues across First Hill and Capitol Hill, along with a over a dozen more folks acting as hosts. The full schedule is here.
Also Thursday, you can do your civic duty by attending the monthly EastPAC community crime meeting at Seattle U.
The centerpiece on an only kinda drizzly Saturday will be the return of the annual Hilloween carnival in Cal Anderson:
Hilloween, Capitol Hill’s favorite kid-friendly Halloween event returns Saturday, October 25thand it’s sure to delight kids of all ages. From 12:00pm to 3:30pm mini-firefighters, tiny princesses, and itty-bitty zombies alike will be tricked and treated to music, candy, prizes and plenty of fun age-appropriate activities. The carnival begins at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill (1635 11th Ave) and include musical performances by The Not-its! and Eli Rosenblatt. Families will enjoy carnival games, a magic show, jugglers, balloon twisters, face painters, stiltwalkers, a couple bouncy houses and Fonzie the Performing Dog all underneath a big top tent. At 3:30 the Chaotic Noise Marching Band will once again lead a costume parade around the park and onto Broadway for trick-or-treating with participating merchants. And to top the day off, kids in costume can get a free slice of pizza at Pagliacci’s. For more information and event schedule visit www.caphilloween.com.
During Hilloween, make sure to stop by Umpqua Broadway for a “haunted bank laboratory.” And trick or treating.
More grown-up Halloween fun follows Saturday night with a costume pub crawl on 15th Ave E.
Also Saturday, E Madison’s Bottleneck Lounge celebrates its annual Teeny Tiny Pumpkin Brew Festival when all of its taps are dedicated to to pumpkin brew — and, this year, even a pumpkin cider.
More Halloween fun? 19th Ave E’s Cone & Steiner hosts a Sunday pumpkin carving party.