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.