Dear Lea,
Are there any costume contests, drink specials, or parties happening this Halloween in Downtown Bellevue? I’d love a list of things to get people in the spirit of fun!
– Jack-o-lantern Jake

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I have to say that Downtown Bellevue was a little slow jumping on the Halloween bandwagon this year. That being said, however, there is A LOT going on around here on Halloween! For those of you who have lost track, Halloween is on Saturday this year – Oct. 31. Here’s a list of the cool stuff being offered for the Halloween-spirited, from young to old!

Bellevue Collection Halloween Family Fun Fest
Location: Bellevue Square & Lincoln Square
When: Oct. 31, 4:30pm-7:30pm
– Trick or treating and activities for kids

4th Halloween Dance Party
Location: 520 Bar & Grill
When: Oct. 31, 9pm-midnight
–  Live DJ and dancing
*Costume Contest: Best Costume, Most Outrageous, Best Duo!

“Costumes & Cocktails” Halloween Party
Location: STIR Martini + Raw Barimage
When: Oct. 31, 8pm-2am
– Food and drink specials, live DJ, and Tarot Card readings
*Costume Contest!

Free Family Day: BAM-O-WEEN!
Location:  Bellevue Arts Museum
When: Oct. 31, 1pm-4pm
– Free admission and Halloween-themed art activities for kids

Halloween Costume Party
Location: The Spot Off Main
When: Oct. 31, time TBD
– Specials and prizes
*Costume Contest!

Brad Upton Live Comedy/ Costume Contest
Location: Parlor Live Comedy Club & Ultralounge @ The Parlor
When: 7:30pm – Comedy Show, 9:30pm – Dance Party
– Hilarious comedy, live DJ, and cash prizesIBTweb09_HomePhoto820px
* Costume Contest: Best Costume, Scariest, Funniest, Scariest!

International Ballet Theater’s Dracula & After-Party
Location: Meydenbauer Center

When: Oct. 31, 7:30pm – midnight
– Ballet performance, food, dancing, and drinks

Location: Any Chipotle Mexican Grill (DTB – on 4th Street)
When: Oct.31, 6pm – close
–  Dress up as your favorite burrito, or other menu item, and get a free burrito!

So as you can tell there are great opportunities for fun for all ages this Halloween in Downtown Bellevue. What do you plan to do? Leave a comment, and let us know!

Costume Ready,


  1. Forgive me for saying so, but it seems like there is a lot of tired, half-way parties that aren’t the real deal. Seems a little boring and stuck on the past, but I hope everyone has a good time!

  2. Way to be supportive jk lol!!

  3. Joe, perhaps pioneer square is more your speed…..

  4. Joe – Look at your hair, I think it is you that is stuck in the past.