Red, White & Dead Returns

If you’re a zombie fan in or near Seattle, you owe it to yourself to free up next Saturday — it’s time for the annual Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk! This massive gathering of the undead is one of my favorite summer events. There’s live music, tasty beer, a costume contest, and oh yeah — thousands of people milling around in awesome zombie makeup!

This year’s event is particularly special. You see, last year’s walk made it into Guinness Book of World Records for the “Largest Gathering of Zombies”. Unfortunately, New Jersey yanked the title with a walk of their own, so the goal for this summer is to bring the zombie glory back to where it belongs — in Seattle.

If you’re thinking about joining our shambling horde, read on to see the full schedule of the day’s festivities.

These times are subject to change, so use this schedule as a general guideline. If you want to walk, showing up a little early is a good idea. Plus, the Thriller event is really cool.

  • 2:00 – Doors open! Grab some food or a beer in the Undead Labs Survivor Saloon.
  • 3:00 – Death Star Hip-Hop concert
  • 4:00 – Rushden and Diamonds concert
  • 5:00 – Spawn Atomic concert
  • 5:30 – The Seattle Thrillers lead a massive Thriller dance
  • 6:00 – The dead start walking!
  • 7:00 – Seattle’s Rat City Roller Girls judge an undead costume contest
  • 7:15 – THE STAXX BROTHERS concert
  • 9:00 – KULTUR SHOCK concert
  • 11:00 – Doors close. See you next year, zombies!

If you want to get a taste of what you’ll experience at the walk, check out last year’s photo pool. You may or may not spot me in there. ;)

Tickets for the event are $3 a piece or $5 for couples, so pick up yours today!

We’re proud to be a sponsor of this great local event, and hope to see some of you zed heads staggering around with us next weekend.

Viva la Zombie!


  1. Researcher: ChinoXL
    Date Recorded: June 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    that is going to be like an artist dream to go there – probably a massive visual inspiration for the entire dev team too.

    • Researcher: Pieter Kuperus
      Date Recorded: June 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      What if there are real zombies? You couldn’t tell the difference.

      Be carefull!

    • Researcher: Trentinator
      Date Recorded: June 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      Trent thinks that if there were real zombies trent would be there taking pictures with trent’s camera

    • Researcher: Nathaniel
      Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Nat agrees with Trent

    • Researcher: Emily
      Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

      The risk of real zombies is one I’ll take. The Zombie Squad guys and fellow ZRS members are there, so we should be OK :)

    • Researcher: Pieter Kuperus
      Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      Then it’s ok. Because I don’t want any of you to die so that you can’t finish Class 3 and 4.


  2. Researcher: Lucien
    Date Recorded: June 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Man i wish i lived in Seattle :D it sounds like uber fun hahaha

  3. Researcher: Pepe
    Date Recorded: June 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Awesome!! A horde of 8k freaking zombies!! Wish I could go there..

    • Researcher: Emily
      Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Yeah, I’m hoping we’ll have that many. Even a few hundred look impressive — when the numbers hit multiple thousands, it’s insane. Last year, the whole town was FILLED with zombies. It was great! :)

  4. Researcher: Yvo
    Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Damn, some hot zombie’s out their.

  5. Researcher: Keith Tallon
    Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Bummer! I’m actually flying in to look at apartments after the 4rth, but it looks like I’ll be missing yet another awesome event. :(

    • Researcher: Emily
      Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

      Don’t worry! Seattle is FILLED with cool events — especially in the summer. The hard part is figuring out what you want to do because it’s impossible to get to everything.

  6. Researcher: Suburban Freak
    Date Recorded: June 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Have a good time.
    Just remember that if you hit the record book, Jersey will get the title back.

  7. Researcher: Chris
    Date Recorded: June 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

    OMG!!!!!! *(-)* i have the best burnt zombie mask but I live far away! cry face!!!