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Trick-or-Treat In Fremont, Plus…!

by Kirby Lindsay, posted 22 October 2014

 

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont returns for 2014 with nearly 150 businesses handing out treats to kids in costume.  Photo by K. Lindsay, at Fremont Cigar, in 2011

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont returns for 2014 with nearly 150 businesses handing out treats to kids in costume. Photo by K. Lindsay, at Fremont Cigar, in 2011

The Fremont community holds events year ‘round, from festivals to Feast, parades, processions and parties, meetings and meet-ups, and gatherings galore.  Few Fremont events, however, link to main stream, traditional holidays, with the exception of Halloween.

We enjoy Halloween at the Center of the Universe, and this year the entire neighborhood can join in the diverse fun – and celebrate October 31st in any style.

For The Adults

Most of the celebrations, as with a majority of Fremont’s festivities, are aimed at an over 21-year-old audience.

On Thursday, October 30th, the Fremont Foundry, our newest party venue, will host The FrankenParty, with live music (by Rattletrap Ruckus,) dancing (with Bamboo Beats,) and eats and treats (by Ravishing Radish and Subzero Ice Cream,) and entertainment by the Seattle Sugarplum Elves and Mystic Mimi.  Produced by Blue Danube Productions, this pre-Halloween party (tickets cost $20) will be a spectacle to savor!

Also on Thursday, Nectar Lounge will host a Steam Funk Halloween Party featuring music by Chicago Afrobeat Project, Cascadia ’10, and The Braxmatics.

The Fremont bars have organized a community-wide costume contest for Oct 31, 2014.

The Fremont bars have organized a community-wide costume contest for Oct 31, 2014.

On Friday, Halloween Day, six Fremont bars (Red Door, The Ballroom, 9 Million In Unmarked Bills, LTD Bar + Grill, Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse, and Red Star Taco Bar) plus the Fremont Arts Council (FAC) will hold a community wide costume contest – with the winners at each location going to the Red Door at 1a to compete for $500 for best costume overall.  With parties going on at all six bars, plus the FAC Troll-A-Go-Go starting at 8:30p at the Doric Lodge #92 (free entry,) it promises to be a night of celebrations.

For costumes, and celebrating, done seriously, and a party of larger dimensions, check out the very sophisticated Bonza Bash Masquerade happening at Fremont Studios.  This elegant event will sell out.  Purchase tickets, for $25 each, on-line through Shindigg.

On Saturday, November 1st, the gatherings continue – and start with a community wide clean-up at 10a that begins at the Fremont Troll.  That night, enjoy a Bollywood Dreams party at Nectar Lounge, with a Thriller dance party (a dance lesson take place at 10p,) costume contest and DJ Prashant and DJ UV.  Tickets cost $15 at the doors (which open at 8p,) with the first 100 ladies getting in for free (before 10p,) and advance tickets only $10, through Eventbrite.

The Bonza Bash Masquerade requires all attendees to be dressed in costume or, at least, a mask.  Photo provided by Bonza Bash, 2013

The Bonza Bash Masquerade requires all attendees to be dressed in costume or, at least, a mask. Photo provided by Bonza Bash, 2013

For All Ages

Of course, Halloween also marks the Fremont Troll’s birthday, and for his 24th, the Fremont Arts Council has planned a creative performance of ‘The ODDyssey’ by Homer.  Troll-o-Ween will start, at 7p, at the Troll, and after a performance, attendees will haunt Fremont, encountering surprises along their way.  This free, all-ages event can be enjoyed by all with a strong spirit of fun – and costumes not made of sugar.  Rain is always a possibility.

For The Kids

Kids will get the greatest of all treats - trolling the businesses of Fremont on Halloween!  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '11

Kids will get the greatest of all treats – trolling the businesses of Fremont on Halloween! Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’11

Halloween offers adults some great escapes, but this holiday still reaps the grandest rewards for the chronologically immature among us.  Particularly with the 17th (or so) Annual Trick-or-Treat In Fremont from 3p – 6p.

All the kids need is:

  • to be a kid
  • to be accompanied by an adult
  • to be in costume (no masks, please)
  • to say ‘Trick-or-Treat’ at businesses that have posted one of the official-ish Trick-or-Treat In Fremont posters

For 2014, nearly 150 Fremont area businesses have joined in this annual treat give-away.  The generosity of restaurants, retailers, specialty service providers, assorted other for-profit and non-profit organizations is overwhelming impressive.

Trick-or-Treat In Fremont pairs two of Fremont's greatest assets - it's people and it's businesses!  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '12

Trick-or-Treat In Fremont pairs two of Fremont’s greatest assets – it’s people and it’s businesses! Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’12

As of October 22nd, these are the businesses participating – organized (more or less) by geographical location (see the alphabetical list – and map – on-line):

Top Of The Universe/Upper Fremont

Naturopathic Family Medicine, 4411 Fremont Ave N

Video Isle, 4459 Fremont Ave N

Fremont Avenue Holistic Center, 4459 Fremont Ave N, Suite 2

Helio Hair Studio, 4464 Fremont Ave N #101

Fremont Family Practice, 4464 Fremont Ave N #103

American Music, 4450 Fremont Ave N

Marketime Foods, 4416 Fremont Ave N

Vif Wine/Coffee, 4401 Fremont Ave N

Best of Trick-or-Treat In Fremont is the way the adults get in to the fun.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '13

Best of Trick-or-Treat In Fremont is the way the adults get in to the fun. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’13

Uneeda Burger, 4302 Fremont Ave N

Rockcreek Seafood & Spirits, 4300 Fremont Ave N

Pecado Bueno, 4307 Fremont Ave N

Caffe Vita, 4301 Fremont Ave N

ten 22 home, 4258 Fremont Ave N

Ha!, 4256 Fremont Ave N

Eyes On Fremont, 4254 Fremont Ave N

Adele Salon, 4224 Fremont Ave N

Swingside Café, 4212 Fremont Ave N

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant, 4225 Fremont Ave N

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont has become an awaited distraction for shop owners, who look forward to the tots seeking treats.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '09

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont has become an awaited distraction for shop owners, who look forward to the tots seeking treats. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’09

West Fremont

Fremont Mischief Distillery, 132 N Canal St

Chillie’s Paste Thai Cuisine, 119 N 36th

West of Lenin, 123 N 36th St

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 123 NW 36th St #100

Cristy Carner Salon, 100 NW 36th St

Ancient Arts Veterinary Acupuncture, 110 N 36th St

Petapoluza Pet Supply, 114 N 36th St

Wright Bros. Cycle Works, 219 N 36th St

Brown Paper Tickets Community Room, 309 N 36th St (upstairs)

Jogs For Dogs, 315 N 36th St

FreeRange Cycles, 3501 Phinney Ave N

Cascade Bicycle Studio, 180 N Canal St

Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave N

Whizz Education, 600 N 34th St, Suite 600, Burke Building

Art F/X, 420 N 35th St

Kaosamai Restaurant, 404 N 36th St

M & S Deli, 418 N 36th St

Caffe Ladro, 452 N 36th St

The Ballroom, 456 N 36th St

Proudly showing off their haul after a successful Trick-or-Treat In Fremont, two of Fremont's kids.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '10

Proudly showing off their haul after a successful Trick-or-Treat In Fremont, two of Fremont’s kids. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’10

Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse, 460 N 36th St

Roxy’s Diner, 462 N 36th St

Fremont Coffee, 459 N 36th St

Wish boutique, 465 N 36th St #A

Kwanjai Thai, 469 N 36th St

Qazis, 473 N 36th St

Rudy’s Barbershop, 475 N 36th St

Fremont 1AM, 501 N 36th St

Edward Jones Investors, 503 N 36th St

Clear Cut Plastics, 507 N 36th St

Hub And Bespoke, 513 N 36th St

Habitude Fremont, 513 N 36th St

District Fabric, 513 N 36th St #A

Dave Page Cobbler, 3509 Evanston Ave N

The adorability quotient does rise dangerously high in Fremont during Trick-or-Treat each year.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '12

The adorability quotient does rise dangerously high in Fremont during Trick-or-Treat each year. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’12

The Sweet Spot Sugaring Studio, 3507 Evanston Ave N

The Barrel Thief, 3517 Evanston Ave N

Law Office of Stephanie Haslam, P.S., 3417 Evanston Ave N #419

Bloom Massage, 3417 Evanston Ave N #415

Sanachi Massage, 3417 Evanston Ave N #319

Sibel A. Golden, PhD, LMHC, 3417 Evanston Ave N #231

Leaf and Water Holistic Skincare, 3417 Evanston Ave N, #211

Salon Cool, 3417 Evanston Ave N #208

Rare Earth Music Studio, 3417 Evanston Ave N #203

HomeStreet Bank, 3417 Evanston Ave N

Red Door, 3401 Evanston Ave N

Custom Smoothie & Sports Nutrition, 462 N 34th St

Central Fremont

FedEx Office, 600 N 36th St

Kristina Taylor Counseling, 600 N 36th #215

Fieldwork Communications, 600 N 36th St #204

Fremont Health Club, 3601 Fremont Ave N

Wax On Spa, 3516 Fremont Pl N

Treats can mean anything - Brown Paper Tickets gave out candy, stickers and information.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '12

Treats can mean anything – Brown Paper Tickets gave out candy, stickers and information. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’12

B. Fullers Mortar & Pestle, 617 N 36th St

Fremont Cigar, 3526 Fremont Pl N

Cherry On Top, 3526 Fremont Pl N, Suite A (upstairs)

Pel’meni Dumpling Tzar, 3516 Fremont Pl N

Hidden Hand, 3516 Fremont Pl N

Fremont Jewelry Design, 3510 Fremont Pl N

Bellefleur, 3504 Fremont Pl N

Silence-Heart-Nest, 3508 Fremont Pl N

Bliss boutique, 3501 Fremont Ave N

Atlas Clothing, 3509 Fremont Ave N #200

Frame Up Studios, 3515 Fremont Ave N

Pie, 3515 Fremont Ave N

Bluebird Microcreamery, 3515 Fremont Ave N

The UPS Store, 3518 Fremont Ave N

Fremont Spine & Wellness, 3514 Fremont Ave N

Trick-or-Treat In Fremont entertains everyone each year.  Photo by K. Lindsay, at Rudy's, Oct '13

Trick-or-Treat In Fremont entertains everyone each year. Photo by K. Lindsay, at Rudy’s, Oct ’13

Flying Apron Organic Bakery, 3510 Fremont Ave N

Jive Time Records, 3506 Fremont Ave N

Ophelia’s Books, 3504 Fremont Ave N

Show Pony, 702 N 35th St

Lola Pop, 711 N 35th St

Ooh La’s In Fremont, 711 N 35th St

Simply Desserts, 3421 Fremont Ave N

Jai Thai, 3423 Fremont Ave N

Dream boutique, 3427 Fremont Pl N

Portage Bay Goods, 621 N 35th St

Essenza, 615 N 35th St

Pipe + Row, 611 N 35th St

9 Million In Unmarked Bills, 3507 Fremont Pl N

Gold Dogs, 3519B Fremont Pl N

Only at Trick-or-Treat do cats, white whitches, and beautiful butterflies come together to laugh!  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '09

Only at Trick-or-Treat do cats, white whitches, and beautiful butterflies come together to laugh! Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’09

Google, 601 N 34th St (enter on Burke Mill Road)

Key Bank Fremont, 601 N 34th St #A

PCC Natural Markets, 600 N 34th St

Epi Apartments, 620 N 34th St

Zoom Care, 624 N 34th St

Pho Than, 626 N 34th St

Starbucks Fremont, 3401 Fremont Ave N

Blue C Sushi, 3411 Fremont Ave N

Sirena Gelato, 3415 Fremont Ave N

Fremont Vintage Mall, 3419 Fremont Ave N

Urban Float, 3420 Fremont Ave N

Homegrown, 3416 Fremont Ave N

Make Trick-or-Treat In Fremont a family affair!  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '09

Make Trick-or-Treat In Fremont a family affair! Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’09

ZapVeer, 3410 Fremont Ave N

Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N

Chase Bank, 3400 Fremont Ave N

Schilling & Co. Cider, 708 N 34th St

Carquest of Fremont, 744 N 34th St

Bikram Yoga College of India, 748 N 34th St

Salsa Con Todo, 750 N 34th

Café Turko at Istanbul Imports, 754 N 34th St

Milstead & Co, 770 N 34th St

History House, 770 N 34th St

Anytime Fitness, 837 N 34th St

Blue Moon Burgers, 703 N 34th St

Yellow Dot Café, 701 N 34th St

Stone Way Area

Fremont Brewing Company, 3409 Woodland Park Ave N

Solstico, 1100 N Northlake Way

Brooks Sports, 3400 Stone Way N

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont welcomes costumed urchins of all stripes.  Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct '13

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont welcomes costumed urchins of all stripes. Photo by K. Lindsay, Oct ’13

Daly’s, 3525 Stone Way N

NalandaWest, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N

Dance Fremont, 4015 Stone Way N

Fremont has built, through hard work and the sweat equity of possibly a million volunteers, a reputation as a place for fun, particularly for witches, goblins, zombies, super heroes, and the random bumblebee.

Have a great Halloween this year, whatever entertainment you choose, as you spend it at the Center of the Universe!

 

 


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