PHOTOS: Hundreds Join Boo Bash for Halloween Fun

Stories and Photos by Susan Fried

Hundreds of costume-clad children and adults showed up at the fifth annual Boo Bash in Rainier Beach to celebrate Halloween at what the organizers describe as “The biggest free Halloween event in the entire region.” There was lots of activities for the families to participate in and a ton of candy to be had at the 82 different trick ot treat stations located throughout the Rainier Beach Safeway parking lot. In addition to the many opportunities for children to fill their bags with candy and treats, they could also take a brief ride on a horse provided by the 10th Cavalry Division Buffalo Soldiers, learn about birds of prey from Jon the Falconer, watch magician Ruben Barron perform tricks, sing Karaoke, listen to stories, or play on three inflatable games provided by Amusements on Demand.

Mia, 1, dressed as Minnie Mouse for her first Boo Bash.
Rainier Beach High school students pass out free bags during Boo Bash.
Rafa, 1, seems overwhelmed by all the Halloween festivities happening around him during Boo Bash 2018.
People weren’t the only ones dressed in costumes at Boo Bash 2018. Many forced their dogs to dress up as another kind of animal, like this puppy who came wearing a lion’s mane.
Mina, 7, dressed up as a doctor for Boo Bash this Halloween.
A person dressed as Bill Clinton drew a crowd of curious kids when he showed up at the end of Boo Bash this year.
A little lion gets a ride on a horse provided by the 10th Cavalry Division, Buffalo Soldiers at this year’s Boo Bash.
A little pirate shows off the bag of booty he scored at Boo Bash 2018.
The Johnson Family meets a Saker falcon John The Falconer brought to Boo Bash 2018. John, a Rainier Beach resident, brought five birds of prey to the event.
Two super heroes goof off during Boo Bash in Rainier Beach.
Master of Ceremonies and singer Michael Cagle entertains people in the main performance tent at Boo Bash 2018.
Trey Rabun and his son Reggie enjoy Halloween at Boo Bash 2018.
Barber Joseph Irving gives Jamaal Jr., 4, a free haircut during Boo Bash. Mr. Joseph of Joseph’s Elite Image have been offering free haircuts at Boo Bash since the event started five years ago.
The Matagi family dressed up as the Incredibles for the fifth annual Boo Bash in Rainier Beach.
Brian Thomas, dressed as a wolf, passes out candy to a little tiger at the end of Boo Bash 2018.