Spooky Halloween events kick off in Bothell and Kenmore | UPDATED

Halloween events are occurring throughout Bothell and Kenmore this month, including the return of Bastyr University’s famous Haunted Trails.

Correction: The Kenmore Self Storage event will take place on Oct. 25, not a previously reported in this story.

Halloween events are occurring throughout Bothell and Kenmore this month, including the return of Bastyr University’s famous Haunted Trails.

The annual event is returning for another year of spooky fun. Rain or shine, the event will take place in the forest behind Bastyr University’s Kenmore campus from Oct. 24-25. The event, now in its 16th year, is one of the Eastside’s longest-running and biggest fright fests. It includes enjoyable activities for teenagers and adults, as well as trick-or-treating for children ages 7 and younger. All proceeds benefit student study-abroad programs.

A few featured trails are back this year. Haunted Woods is filled with ghosts, ghouls and goblins, frights and delights around every corner. The trail is set up this year with brand-new twists and turns and a terror lurking behind every tree. Hades Labyrinth has ghouls and monsters haunting all who enter;participants must find their way through a maze of misty tunnels. Cemetery Hill is an event taking place at a foggy cemetery that features scary surprises for attendees. There is also the Mummies Tomb featuring mummies of the past, until the embalmed arise.

Children under eight are not allowed into these events.

Cost is $20 per person for all five events. Major credit cards are accepted. Tickets are available for purchase online and at the event starting at 6:30 p.m.

Children under 8 years old have options at the event as well. There is the Great Pumpkin’s Trick-or-Treating Adventure, which takes place at Bastyr University’s garden. Take pictures of the little ones as they get treats from and do activities with some of their favorite characters. Cost is $5 per child. The event runs 5-6:45 p.m.

There is a Children’s Carnival with various games. Cost is dependent on activities and only cash is accepted. This event runs from 5:30-9 p.m.

A Mad Hatter’s Shop is available for people to buy glow sticks, glow wands, light-up helicopters, shirts, hoodies, hats, ponchos and more at this spook-and-scare store. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Free event parking is available on the Bastyr University campus, located at 14500 Juanita Dr NE in Kenmore.

Check-in and ticket sales begin at 6:30 p.m. each night. Anyone interested can purchase tickets online at $25 per person for Fast Pass with a reserved time slot but there is a limited quantity available.

A limited number of tickets are sold each night. Visitors are advised to come the first weekend, Oct. 17-18, when lines are shorter. The second weekend, Oct. 24-25, can sell out as early as 8:45 p.m. Haunted Trails is rain or shine; refunds are not available.

For more information, contact the Bastyr University Haunted Trails Hotline at 425-602-3303 or visit www.hauntedtrailsbu.org.

Kenmore Self Storage Fall Festival

The Kenmore Self Storage Fall Festival will take place at 8 p.m., Oct. 25 at 18716 68th Ave N.E. in Kenmore near City Hall.

The storage facility will be dressed up for halloween and the event is free. Donations of pet food for PAWS and canned food for Hopelink are encouraged.

Take a guided tour through The Haunted Halls, sample the Witches Brew, have your fortune told, trick or treat and visit with live turtles and other creepy guests. Costumes are optional.

For more information email Christina Parish at kenmore@urbanstorage.com.


The city of Bothell will host a Safe Halloween trick-or-treating event from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Bothell on Main Street. Go door-to-door to the local shops for treats and surprises.

Country Village, which is located at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway in Bothell, will do the same from 4-6 p.m.

Halloween Karaoke Bingo

The Northshore Senior Center will hold a Halloween Karaoke Bingo event from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 25.

The event will feature food, music and a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for bingo and costume winners.

Food will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo 7-9 p.m. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members and a $5 gambling fee at the door. All proceeds benefit the Northshore Senior Center.

The event is co-sponsored by Chateau at Bothell Landing and the Bothell Lions Club.

To register visit www.northshoreseniorcenter.org or call 425-487-2441.

The Northshore Senior Center is located at 10201 East Riverside Dr. in Bothell.