Summer in Seattle = gorgeous. Fall in Seattle = gorgeous. There’s no reason to mourn the magnificent summer that 2017 gave us! Fall is still a beautiful and exciting time in Seattle. Aside from the stunning landscapes created by the changing leaves, fall brings several awesome events for experiencing the City in all its glory. Because we at Cyrene care so much about the wellbeing of your social life, we have compiled a list of the top fall time activities you should definitely check out!

The Fall Foliage

The Fall Foliage

Remember when we mentioned the stunning landscapes? Well, there are some spots that take fall in Seattle to the next level:

Discovery Park

Discovery Park makes it possible to spend an entire day admiring the changing leaves. With nearly 540 acres and over 11 miles of trails, there’s no shortage of reds, yellows, and greens to perfectly complement the dazzling forest, beach, bluff, and prairie pictures that you’ll get.

Woodland Park

Woodland Park has more than an incredible zoo. You can also do some, picnicking, horseshoeing, miniature golfing, and light hiking among all the beautiful scenery that fall in Seattle creates.


If you’re looking for a unique way to experience fall, Leavenworth is it. Against gorgeous mountain and forest backdrops, you can explore a town modeled after a traditional Bavarian village. From shopping to river rafting, there’s something for just about everyone.



It’s fall. It’s Seattle. It’s time for Oktoberfest! Several celebrations are happening this year, and here are our favorites:

Ballard (September 16)

Ballard has become quite well known for its craft breweries. So, what better way to celebrate fall in Seattle than drinking scrumptious local beers? Ballard will be showcasing brews from Reuben’s, Populuxe, Lucky Envelope, and Stoup Brewing.

Leavenworth (September 29 – October 14)

Leavenworth makes the list again! It’s probably no surprise to hear that Oktoberfest in a Bavarian Village is a big deal. For three weeks, the town becomes packed with food, drink, activities, and live music.

Kirkland (September 22 – 24)

During the Kirkland Oktoberfest, Marine Park Pavilion turns into an action-packed festival with beer, food, games, multiple music stages, homebrew competitions, costume contests, and wiener dog races.

Fremont (September 22 – 24)

Fremont (aka The Center of the Universe) will be home to an Oktoberfest serving up entertainment and over 100 beers to taste. Fall in Seattle goes well with drinks, food, live music, and chainsaw pumpkin carving!

Oktoberfest Northwest (October 6 – 8)

In addition to the beer and traditional German fare, Oktoberfest Northwest offers a 5k race, wiener dog races, bar games, dancing, and seeing who can hammer a nail into wood the fastest (seriously).

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches

One of the quintessential fall time activities! Washington boasts many farms that celebrate pumpkin season with some pumpkin picking fun. We recommend these patches for a good time:

Pumpkin Beer

Fall in Seattle is an amazing time for beer lovers! It’s pumpkin beer time, and the best of it will be flowing from taps all around Washington:  

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (September 29 and 30)

Elysian Brewing is a famous Seattle brewery. For over a decade, they’ve been putting on one of the City’s best pumpkin beer festivals. This year, they’ll be taking over Seattle Center and sampling over 80 pumpkin beers.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival (September 30)

Just a few hours southeast of Seattle in Yakima is the Fresh Hop Ale Festival. This 21+ event will feature more than 100 beers as well as wines, ciders, food, and entertainment. Sometimes, enjoying fall in Seattle requires taking a little road trip!

Inland NW Craft Beer Festival (September 22 and 23)

To get your hands on 150 types of beer from 40 craft breweries, make your way to Avista Stadium in Spokane. This may be the only baseball-themed beer festival that you’ll experience this year. (Quick note: Saturday is 21+ only.)

South Sound Craft Beer Festival (October 28)

The South Sound Craft Beer Festival at the Tacoma Dome is the place for Washington beer fans. Here, 35 breweries will be pouring more than 150 craft beers. It’s a great way to support some of our fantastic local brewers!

Seattle Restaurant Week (October 15 to November 2)

Seattle Restaurant Week

*image from Seattle Restaurant week’s website

Fall in Seattle means that it’s time for Restaurant Week! More than 165 restaurants will be offering special three-course dinners for $33. Plus, some spots will also be serving up three-course lunches for $18. It’s a phenomenal way to experience the best dishes from some of the best restaurants in Seattle!

Hang at the Zoo

Hang at the Zoo

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On any normal day, the zoos are loads of fun. As you can imagine, this means that their special fall events are pretty spectacular!

Woodland Park Zoo

On October 5, Brew at the Zoo will be offering attendees brews and ciders from 56 breweries. Also, on October 29 and 30, Zoo Boo allows the whole family can appreciate fall in Seattle by trick-or-treating while watching animals devour full pumpkin treats.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium   

On October 14 and 15, take the family to the Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating at Point Defiance Zoo. Droves of Seattleites will be dressing up in costume to watch the animals gobble up their pumpkin goodies!

Fall is marvelous in Seattle! Don’t miss out on all the fun!

How do we know so much about fall time activities? At Cyrene, we kind of fancy ourselves experts on what Seattleites love! Our spacious apartment homes showcase walk-in closets, recessed light fixtures, dimmer switches, scraped plank laminate flooring, and gorgeous kitchens with quartz backsplashes and custom cabinetry. Also, we make sure our residents have access to features they really want and need like bike and gear storage, private fitness center, rooftop terrace with lounging areas and dog run, and a rooftop clubroom with theater, games, and chef’s kitchen.

You know what? You should experience fall in Seattle with us! Contact Cyrene Apartments today!