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Each year Zumiez hosts a giant costume party called Rocktober which is the climax to a daylong training event. The costume party always takes place the last week of September (named Rocktember) or more often than not the first week of October appropriately named Rocktober. The party is typically open bar and hosted at an undisclosed bowling alley that also has roller-skating and karaoke. If any of the brands that Zumiez carries participates in the training exercises then they also attend. In the past industry pros and vendors have attend like Danny Kass. This year’s theme is Headbangers Ball; so expect to see your favorite 1990’s MTV personalities and big hair bands present. The event is invitation only and is mostly reserved for Zumiez employees only. If you can get your hands on a VIP wristband or a media pass you’ll be sure to have fun. Check out photos from past Rocktober parties.


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Hotel Motel dance night at Havana social club located in Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington is now a hump day party where the leisure is paramount. Hotel Motel was originally every Tuesday night and if you had a Hotel Motel key then you had a standing reservation. Although the evening has changed rumor has it if you still have a key you have been grandfathered in and your reservation still is valid. It’s time to dance the night away so break the Seattle Freeze and meet some locals that have a key. Check out some of the past party photos.
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