Welcome to Downtown!

Attention all tiny ghouls, witches, princesses, and superheroes of Renton! We’re summoning you to downtown for an enchanting olde-fashioned Halloween scavenger hunt during the spooktacular Halloween week. Keep your eyes peeled for mysterious clues adorning storefront windows throughout the district. Unravel the riddles, complete your game card, and embark on a bewitching adventure.

But wait, there’s more! Prepare your most magical costumes – it’s time for a contest that welcomes both two and four-legged participants. And that’s not all! Get ready for a delectable selection of sweet treats available for purchase, live music to set the eerie ambiance, and countless photo opportunities to capture your haunting memories.

Stay tuned, because the treasure map will be revealed for downtown exploration during the week of October 23, 2023. Make sure to bookmark this page and return for the thrilling release of the first clue. Get ready to immerse yourself in a Halloween experience like no other! 

Grab your Spooky Decal Hunt Gamecard, mark it as you discover the decals, and bring it to the activity center at 510 S 3rd St on Saturday, October 28, between 1 pm and 4 pm to claim your prize! 

Get ready for a spooktacular showdown in our downtown scarecrow contest! 

Calling all scarecrow creators, imagination enthusiasts, and Halloween aficionados! We’re thrilled to announce our annual Scarecrow Contest, and we want YOU to join in the fun!

Unleash your creativity and bring our downtown streets to life with your one-of-a-kind scarecrow masterpiece. Whether it’s funny, spooky, or downright charming, we want to see your unique spin on this timeless autumn tradition.

📆 Saturday, October 28
⏰ Time: 1pm to 4pm (scarecrows must be set up by 12pm)
📍 Location: Downtown Renton

🏆 Prizes await the most outstanding scarecrows, so put on your thinking caps and start brainstorming! Don’t miss the chance to showcase your talent and contribute to the festive spirit of our community. Categories include most creative, spookiest and People’s Choice.

Here’s how to participate:
1️⃣ Gather your team or go solo – the more, the merrier!
2️⃣ Register your scarecrow by sending an email to [email protected]
3️⃣ Set up your scarecrow in front of your storefront, or if you need a location assigned, one will be provided.
4️⃣ Encourage friends, family, and neighbors to visit, vote, and spread the scarecrow joy!

Email [email protected] with your questions. 

🐾 Pet Halloween Costume Contest: Dog Dress Up Contest 🐾

Get ready for a howling good time at our Pet Halloween Costume Contest! If you and your furry friend love all things spooky and stylish, this event is tailor-made for you. Here’s what you need to know:

Event Timeline:

  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Enter your furry friend in the competition at Gateway Park during the Olde Fashioned Halloween Party and Trick or Treat event.

  • Judges’ Delight: Volunteers will snap photos of each contestant to assist our judges in choosing the best small, medium, and large dog costumes.

  • 3:30 PM: Return to Gateway Park for the thrilling announcement of the winners. Judges will have reached their verdict!

  • A Paw-sitive Outcome: Prizes will be awarded for “Best in Show” in the large, medium, and small dog categories.


Peaceful Pups Only: Aggressive pets are kindly requested to sit this one out.
Leash It Up: Keep your doggos on a leash at all times.
Fur Parent Responsibility: Owners are responsible for their pets’ behavior; negative behavior may result in being asked to leave.
Health Matters: Dogs should have up-to-date vaccinations and be in good health.
Party-Ready Pups: Dogs should be comfortable in a lively and festive atmosphere; please be mindful of their stress levels.
Age-Appropriate: Dogs should be at least 4 months old for their safety.
Scoop That Poop: Remember to clean up after your pup.