Oct. 2016: Things To Do in Kent, Washington

Kent Events: Things to Do in Kent, Washington, Oct. 2016

What’s going on in Kent, Washington in October? You can expect pumpkin patches, pet adoptions, plays, fright fests, Seattle Thunderbirds hockey, Tacoma Stars soccer and much more! Here are a few events in and around Kent for the month of October. Know of a family-friendly event we missed? Please email us. We’ll be happy to add it! [Updated 10/21/16, 9:16 AM]

Weekends in October

Fright Fest
Wild Waves, Federal Way
See website for dates, times, pricing

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Carpinito Brothers, Kent
See website for dates and times

Friday, Sept. 30

Renton Multicultural Festival — FREE
Carco Theatre, Renton
6 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, Oct. 1

Green Kent Planting Party at the Park — FREE
Morrill Meadows Park
9 AM – Noon

Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness
Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland
Registration: 9 AM

Free Kids’ Art Project — FREE
Rusty Raven Studio
10 AM – 1 PM

Fun with Bricks — FREE
Kent Library
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Friends of the Covington Library Book Sale
Covington Library
10 AM – 5 PM

Issaquah Salmon Days
10 AM – 6 PM

Walk for the Babies Fundraiser
Benefiting Pediatric Interim Care Center
Kent Station
Registration: 9 AM
Walk Start: 10:30 AM

Renton Multicultural Festival — FREE
Renton Events Center and Piazza Park, Renton
11 AM – 3 PM

RASKC Cat and Dog Adoption Event – Statewide Event
Get half off adoption fees during this event!
RASKC Shelter, 21615 64th Ave. S, Kent
Noon to 5 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winterhawks
ShoWare Center
7:05 PM

Live Music: Ian Skavdahl
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Oct. 2

Green Kent Planting Party — FREE
North Meridian Park
9 AM – Noon

Issaquah Salmon Days
10 AM – 6 PM

CROP Hunger Walk Fundraiser
Kent Lutheran Church
Registration: 12:30 PM
Walk Start: 1:00 PM

Friends of the Covington Library Book Sale
Covington Library
1 PM – 5 PM

Native American Genealogy — FREE
Kent Library
2 PM – 3 PM

Monday, Oct. 3

Girl Scout Information Meeting — FREE
Kent Library
7 PM – 8 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 4

King County Repair Time — FREE
with Tom Watson & Fixers
Kent Senior Center
3 PM – 6 PM

Teen Zone — FREE
Kent Library
3:30 PM – 5 PM

Family Pajama Story Time — FREE
Kent Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Toddler Story Time (Ages 2-3) – FREE
Kent Library
10:15 AM – 11 AM

Preschool Story Time (Ages 3-5) – FREE
Kent Library
11 AM – 11:45 AM

Free Immunization Clinic for KSD Students — FREE
MultiCare Clinic – Kent (222 State Ave. N., Kent, WA)
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Thursday, Oct. 6

Naustadalen Spelemannslag Performance — FREE
Kent Senior Center
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Gracia Christmas Cantata — FREE
ShoWare Center
7 PM – 9 PM

Friday, Oct. 7

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Victoria Royals
ShoWare Center
7:35 PM

Saturday, Oct. 8

Releaf at Clark Lake Park — FREE
Clark Lake Park (park at Martin Sortun)
9 AM – Noon

Superheroes vs. Villains 5K Run-Walk
Magnuson Park, Seattle
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Greater Kent Historical Society Annual Gala
Kent Senior Activity Center
5:30 PM – 9 PM

Live Music: Danny Godinez
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Monday, Oct. 10

Columbus Day

Scotch & Vine at Riverbend
Grand Opening Celebration
11 AM – 9 PM

Corks and Canvas
Reds Wine Bar
6 PM – 8 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Wash. Attorney General Bob Ferguson
to speak at Rotary Club of Kent
ShoWare Center
12:30 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Spokane Chiefs
ShoWare Center
7:05 PM

Thursday, Oct. 13

Kelly’s Gift Boutique – Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
Kelly’s Gift Boutique (23812 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
10 AM – 5 PM

GLOW Open House — FREE
Breast Center at Covington Clinic North
5 PM – 7 PM

Friday, Oct. 14

16th Annual Kent Food Bank Fundraising Breakfast – FREE
Kent Covenant Church
7 AM – 9 AM
(Donations appreciated.)

Kelly’s Gift Boutique – Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
Kelly’s Gift Boutique (23812 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
10 AM – 5 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Prince George Cougars
ShoWare Center
7:35 PM

Saturday, Oct. 15

Green Kent Planting Party — FREE
Lake Fenwick Park
9 AM – Noon

Kent’s Fall Recycling Event — FREE
Hogan Park (24400 Russell Rd., Kent, WA)
9 AM to 3 PM

Kelly’s Gift Boutique – Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
Kelly’s Gift Boutique (23812 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
10 AM – 3 PM

Arts of Love Craft Fair
Hillside International Church (formerly Kent Nazarene)
930 E. James St., Kent, WA
10 AM – 4 PM

The One Thing Experience – KYFS Fundraiser
Renton Pavilion Event Center
6 PM

The Complete History of America (Abridged): Election Edition
Reduced Shakespeare Company
Kent Spotlight Series 2016-17
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Live Music: Steve Olson
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Oct. 16

Green Kent Planting Work Party — FREE
Park Orchard Park
9 AM – Noon

Kamishibai Program – The Minidoka Story — FREE
White River Museum (918 H St. SE, Auburn, WA)
1 PM to 2 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Kent Business Expo featuring Taste of Kent — FREE
Sponsored by the Kent Chamber
ShoWare Center
3 PM – 7 PM

King County Voter Ballots mailed!

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Kent Drug Free Coalition Hosts Town Hall Meeting — FREE
Mill Creek Middle School (620 Central Ave. N.)
6 PM – 8 PM

Thursday, Oct. 20

Third Thursday Art Night — FREE
Sponsored by Kent Downtown Partnership
Hosted by Rusty Raven Studio
4 PM – 7 PM

Third Thursday Adventure Run — FREE
Road Runner Sports, Kent Station
5 PM – 8 PM

Friday, Oct. 21

Audition Deadline for Kent Has Talent — FREE
ALL DAY

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Portland Winterhawks
Pink the Rink Night for Breast Cancer Awareness

ShoWare Center
7:35 PM

Saturday, Oct. 22

Medicine Take Back Day — FREE
Kent Police Dept. (220 4th Ave. S., Kent, WA)
10 AM – 2 PM

“Tip-a-Cop”
Kent East Hill Red Robin (25207 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
11 AM – 8 PM
All proceeds go towards the Special Olympics

Mimosa Mornings: Corks and Canvas
Reds Wine Bar
11 AM – 2 PM

Halloween Costume Ball and Silent Auction
Auburn Community and Events Center
6 to 11 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Kelowna Rockets
ShoWare Center
7:05 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Oct. 23

Seattle Symphony Community Concert — FREE
Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium
Noon to 1 PM

Monday, Oct. 24

Fundraiser for Kent Schools Foundation
The Habit Burger Grill (12900 SE Kent-Kangley Rd., Kent, WA)
4 PM – 10 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Communities in Schools Kent Hosts Screening of
‘Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict’ — FREE

Kent-Meridian East Wing Auditorium
7:30 PM – 8 PM
(not appropriate for students under high school age)

Thursday, Oct. 27

Kent International Festival 2016 World Dance Party — FREE
Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
7 PM to 9 PM

Friday, Oct. 28

Mother Africa Hosts Annual Cultural and Resource Night — FREE
Kent Senior Activity Center
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 29

Diwali

Green Kent Work Party — FREE
Springwood Park
9 AM – Noon

Saturday Spooktacular at Target — FREE
Kent Target (26301 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
10 AM – 1 PM

Howl & Prowl Family Event & Costume Parade — FREE
Reber Ranch (28606 132nd Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
10 AM – 2 PM

Pumpkin Plunge
Mount Rainier Pool
2 sessions: 1 PM & 3 PM

Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Trunk-or-Treat — FREE
Les Gove Park (910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn, WA)
2 PM – 5 PM

Tacoma Stars vs. Soles De Sonora – Home Opener
ShoWare Center
6 PM – 9 PM

Live Music
Reds Wine Bar
8 PM – 11 PM

Sunday, Oct. 30

Green Kent Planting Party — FREE
Green River Natural Resources Area
9 AM – Noon

Monday, Oct. 31

Halloween Trick-or-Treating and Costume Contest — FREE
Kent Station
4 PM – 6:30 PM