Green Halloween, an outdoor, family-friendly festival is an autumn tradition in Issaquah and will take place in and around Blakely Hall and Village Green Park (2550 NE Park Drive), in the heart of the Issaquah Highlands urban village.
The 12th Annual Green Halloween Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 27 from noon until 4pm and features Reptile Man, carnival rides and games, pony rides, inflatables, great food, music, and lots of giveaways! Tickets will be $1.00 each or purchase a $20 bracelet and enjoy 4 hours of unlimited festivity (concessions not included). Visa and Mastercard will be accepted for ticket purchases over $10.00. Plan to come in costume (adults too!) and bring a trick or treat bag for all the giveaway goodies.
Green Halloween founder and local resident, Corey Colwell-Lipson adds, "We hope that Green Halloween will inspire YOU to think outside the candy-box. We are dedicated to offering fun, healthy, affordable, not-too-time consuming ideas that will support your goal of creating a Halloween that is happy and healthy for your families and the planet we all share."
Canned Food Drive to Benefit the Issaquah Food Bank
Festival attendees will be given one activity ticket for every two canned food items exchanged at the festival. People and pet food donations are encouraged.
NEW THIS YEAR: Trick or Trot Fun Run 5K
Join Highlands Physical Therapy for a bewitching morning run through the Issaquah Highlands. This exciting pre-Green Halloween Festival event for runners and families features a mild to moderate running course for anyone from the beginner to the experienced runner. Runners are encouraged to join in the spookiness by wearing their costumes. This is NOT a timed race, but there will be a prize for best costume, first male and female finishers. All finishers will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Registration packets will be available online and in person at Blakely Hall and at Highlands Physical Therapy.
Thrill the World! ZOMBIE CALL for Thriller Dancers!
Heard about hordes of zombies heading to Issaquah Highlands? They are going to THRILL THE WORLD at NOON as many thousands of the semi-dead, undead, and partly alive gather all over the world to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest simultaneous dance, to Michael Jackson's THRILLER! Zombies will dance exactly the same choreography, at exactly the same time around the planet! Festival attendees are invited to spontaneously join in the dancing fun if they haven't been able to attend practice sessions. Enjoy the festival, have lunch at one of the great Issaquah Highlands restaurant concessions (Agave tacos, Sip sliders, Zeek's pizza and Ben & Jerry's ice cream) and then dance off the calories with your closest zombie friends one more time at 4pm.
NEW THIS YEAR: MINI MONSTER MASH MOB
This year the festival will open with a mini-flash-mob just for our littlest ghouls and goblins! Let your little spooks do the MONSTER MASH led by certified personal trainer, Katie Wygant from Sound Body Fitness immediately following the Thriller Flash Mob performance. Gather outside Blakely Hall promptly at NOON!
Ghoulunteers are needed to help manage this spooktacular afternoon.
Sign up, wear your costume (not too scary), and volunteer. Volunteers must be age 14 or older. This is a great way to earn community service hours for school! Over 100 volunteers are needed to make this day a success. Highlands Council is grateful to the many Issaquah Highlands residents who participate in the festival planning for their countless hours in preparing for and working through the festival day.
Highlands Council is Grateful for Local Sponsor Support
Highlands Council is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build community in the Issaquah Highlands and the greater eastside. The event is financed through generous local business sponsors and ticket sales. Highlands Council wishes to thank: Safeway, Highlands Dentistry, and of course, Corey Colwell-Lipson, founder of Green Halloween.org.
Don't be scared! Join the fun!
For more information or to get involved contact Christy Garrard at email@example.com or 425-507-1107 ext. 1107
--Information from the Issaquah Highlands Council