Harvest Fest at STAR

STAR Center

October 29: 2 - 5 pm

Bring the family for harvest-themed fun featuring games and activities, inflatable slides, arts & crafts, live animal encounters, a costume contest and giveaways!

*Activities and giveaways provided while supplies last.

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Harvest Fest at Norpoint

Center at Norpoint

October 29

Bring the family for harvest-themed fun featuring crafts, treats, carnival games, dancing, a costume contest, and end the evening with Trunk or Treat!

  • 1-3 pm Halloween fun in the pool
  • 4-7 pm Carnival games, arts and crafts, selfie station, apple cider bar, candy apple making station, family holiday dance, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, popcorn, dance games, costume contest.
  • 7-8 pm Trunk or Treat

Costume Contest Categories

  • Best costume overall
  • Best superhero
  • Best character from a book
  • Scariest
  • Best Disney character

Costume contest winner will be announced at 6:30 pm; must be present to win.

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Dia de Los Muertos

October 29: 11:30 am - 7 pm

You're invited to Día de los Muertos hosted by the Calavera Collective! This traditional event honors and celebrates the loved ones who are no longer with us and will be held in Spanish with interpretation in English. The event will feature local artists and Mexican food in addition to the traditional procession and community altar.

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Pumpkin Chomp 'n' Stomp

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

October 29-30: 9:30 am - 3 pm

Watch our animals eat, play, stomp and chomp with pumpkins.

Free with admission and membership.

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Harvest Fest at People's Center

People's Community Center

October 31: 4 - 6 pm

Bring the family for safe holiday fun! Activities include Trunk or Treat, arts & crafts, inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, and a visit from the Flight Club Foundation with their exotic birds.

Ghost Gala at People's Center

October 31: 8 - 11 pm

High schoolers! Wear ALL WHITE and join us at the Ghost Gala. We’ll have a DJ, food, a digital photo booth and Positive Rap Battle with prizes presented by Big Homies! 1st place: $250 plus 1 hour of studio recording time; 2nd place: $100; 3rd place: $50

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October 30: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm


Join the Grit City Gherkins for Pickle-Boo, a Halloween-themed doubles tournament.

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November 8 election ballot includes Tacoma park and recreation maintenance levy

There's a proposition coming on the November 8 ballot - the Park and Recreation Maintenance and Operations Levy. 


Prop. 1 asks Tacoma voters to restore the regular property tax levy that funds nearly a third of Metro Parks Tacoma operations to its usual rate. The current rate has dropped to the 2009 level due to a funding formula set by the state. If approved, restoring the levy rate would provide funding to address the Park District’s increasing maintenance, operations, and security costs. 


Ballots will be mailed to voters on Oct. 21, and must be postmarked for return by Nov. 8.


Metro Parks Prop. 1 is the last item in the voter guide (page 31 of a 32-page guide) and the last item on the ballot. Don't forget to vote!

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