Halloween in Gig Harbor, Washington, doesn’t just mean candy for the kids; it means a beach party for all.
Photographer Thayer Gowdy
Here, kids and parents―everybody dressed in costume―trick-or-treat from house to house using the beach that is everyone’s backyard. String lights and jarred candles mark the way, and families follow back walkways until they find bowls of candy at the end. Afterwards, neighbors gather to enjoy a simple dinner of chili and cornbread and watch kids delight in their loot.