Our Biggest Halloween Takeover of All Time Brought Huge Crowds to Downtown Skyway

  WHCA Event

By Devin Chicras

Our Halloween Takeover may have been Skyway’s BIGGEST EVENT EVER. Across two blocks of downtown Skyway, upwards of 1,000 guests enjoyed a block party, multiple activity zones and TWENTY storefront Treat Trail stops.

We had some special guests who definitely kept us entertained at the Halloween Takeover! A special thank you to:

  • DJ Clear (Jalen McGrew)
  • Neon Brass Party
  • Hatter Mike Balloons and “Rose” the Hearse
  • Kaitlyn Davey Productions
  • Emerald City Avenger (Spider-Man)
  • Talique Metz (Spider-Man)
  • BenVisual Photo Booth

Because we can’t live on candy alone (well, maybe?), we had some incredible food options. In addition to all of the great local restaurants participating in the event like Beach Comber Sports Bar & Grill, Angel City Deli, and My’s Vietnamese Sandwiches and Deli, we had Taqueria Dona Mari food truck, Funtastic Ice Cream’s special Halloween-themed truck, and even brought back the organic, fresh popcorn you know and love from Skyway Outdoor Cinema!

Thank you to all of our wonderful partners who joined us, including: King County Parks Mobile Engagement Team (special shout out to Annabelle for helping us set up!), The Silent Task Force, New Birth Center for Community Inclusion/The Petah Village, Skyway Strength, King County Local Services, Hopelink, and Bike Works Seattle.

Your creativity was on full display at our Halloween Takeover! We loved the painted pumpkins, friendship bracelets, and coloring pages you all brought to life. Special thanks to Seattle Paint Party for facilitating!

One of the fun zones listed on this year’s Halloween Takeover map was the incredible trunk-or-treat and kids’ Halloween Party at Skyway VFW Post #9430, which included monster cake walks, cookie decorating, and more. Thank you to the Post for making the day extra special!

Thank you to Teen & Adult Services Librarian Melissa Mather for helping transform Skyway Library into a very popular stop on the Halloween Takeover map! We loved seeing all of your creative q-tip skeletons. Also stationed at the library was the BenVisual photo booth and Spider-Man, Emerald City Avenger.

Those who made it to the northeastern-most part of the Halloween Takeover map were in for an absolute TREAT at King County Fire District 20! Guests got to hang out with Sparky, see the haunted am-BOO-lance, and meet our dedicated firefighters. And actual treats.

Congrats to The Tool Doctor for taking home the Treat Trail Champs trophy with their creative (and terrifying) haunted house.

Thank you to Caroline Walker Evans for capturing all of these incredible photos.

See ALL photos from the event, including all photo booth snaps, in one place.

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