Trolloween 2023 @ The Fremont Troll

A birthday bash under the bridge 👻

📸: Courtesy Trolloween – Fremont Arts Council

📅 Tuesday, October 31st
⏰ Meet at 7 pm sharp
📍 Fremont Troll: North 36th St, Troll Ave N, Seattle

In case you missed it: The Fremont Troll, a local Seattle fixture and a tourist hotspot for over 30 years, is about to have a birthday!

The mammoth sculpture is 18 feet tall, weighs around 13,000 lbs, and is constructed from steel, wire, and concrete. Recently voted as “Best Weird Wonder” in a recent poll by King 5, the public art installation was the brainchild of The Fremont Arts Council. In 1990, the council held a competition to fill the space below the Aurora Bridge. Created by a collective of artists and installed on Halloween, residents choose the ugly creature clutching a Volkswagon Beetle with California plates—a nod to the counterculture vibe of the neighborhood known as “The Center of the Universe.”  

Trolloween is the troll’s birthday bash, which takes place on October 31st at 7 pm. There’ll be live music performances, a costume pageant, and plenty of revelers this year. After the show, an annual procession known as the Haunt Of Fremont begins, where locals march the party en masse through the streets. Of course, that all happens after everyone sings the Happy Birthday Song to one of Seattle’s favorite sculptures. Welcome to 33. 


Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.