30+ Hand-Picked April Events

1: Seattle Fringe Festival

Small Capitol Hill Theaters feature uncensored and unpredictable shows and plays.

1: Literary Festival

‘APRIL’ (or Authors, Publishers & Readers of Independent Literature) is free and supposedly their last year where you can hear funny, provocative, etc readings by independent writers.

1: UFO Festival

This year’s Burien UFO Festival has been cancelled but they say it’ll be back next year.

1-2: Seattle Festival Orchestra

Classical Concerts in Kent & Seattle performing works by Barber & Mahler.

1-2: Vegfest

Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall hosts this festival where you can taste samples, see cooking demonstrations, and browse cookbooks.

1-8: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Head down to Tacoma’s Musical Playhouse to see this outrageous musical parody.

1-9: Moisture Festival

This festival is the world’s largest Comedy and variety festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle.

1-16: Whirligig

Seattle Center Armory is transformed into a world of super-sized inflatable rides, face painters, balloon artists, caricaturists and Student Showcases.

2-6 & 9-13: Seattle Restaurant Week

More than 165 local restaurants serve up 3-course dinners for $32, and some offer three-course lunches for only $18.

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2-16: Romantic Comedy

12th Ave Arts hosts ‘Sex with Strangers’ which had been reviewed as “smart and riveting”  by the Chicago Tribune. It’s a story about a female author and a male blogger whose private lives become public.

6: Peppa Pig Live

Your favorite characters come to the stage with an action-packed show at The Paramount Theatre.

7-8: LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair

Come to Marymount Event Center for vintage cars and chocolate & wine from over 70 vendors.

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7-9: Rebirth Brass Band

See the Grammy-Winning, New Orleans Institution in Seattle.

8: Seattle Beer Festival Fundraiser

Early Life Speech & Language hosts their 5th annual Beer Fest at the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Entry fee includes 7 tastes, a full bratwurst lunch, and commemorative event glass.

8: Daffodil Parade

The theme for this year’s parade is “Daffodil Paradise.” The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.

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8: Anacortes Spring Wine Festival

The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island for an afternoon of wine tasting, food pairings, and an in-house wine shop. Go out afterwards and spend the weekend enjoying live music, art, shopping, and blooming tulip fields.

13-16: Norwescon

The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Science-Fiction and Fantasy Convention.

14-15: Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

Enjoy over 50 seasonal and unique craft beers from the region’s top brewers, and more.

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14-16: Sakura-Con

Annual anime convention in Seattle. Formerly known as Baka!-con prior to 2000.

15: Easter Egg Hunts

Kids can enjoy Easter Egg Hunts all around Greater Seattle.

15: Free State Parks

Get out an enjoy any of the WA State parks for free today.

15: Bunny Party

Ugly Baby and La Ru (located in the historic Pike Place Market at 1430 Western Ave) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Bunny Party!

15: Hawaiian Festival

10th Annual Festival at Seattle Center celebrating Hawaiian culture.

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15-16: Crab Races & Crab Feed

Over in Westport you can watch crabs race and eat crab at the World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed.

15-16: Free National Parks

Free entry at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks.

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16: Easter Restaurants

View a list of local restaurants offering special Easter menus.

20: To Kill a Mockingbird

Renton Civic Theatre presents this classic story on stage.

20-23: Spring Fair

Annual fair in Puyallup features baby animals, pig races, fair food, rides, a garden show, and a demolition derby.

21-23: Cherry Blossom Festival

The trees are in bloom already but enjoy Japanese art, dance, music, and food at Seattle Center this weekend.

21-23: Showcase

Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound hosts a ‘Showcase’ of live reenactments, guest stars, discussions, and more in Bellevue.

22 BunnyCon

Starting near Pike Place Market, this bunny themed bar crawl is free to join but bring cash for the drinks.

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22: Earth Day Events

Enjoy ‘State Parks Free Days’, ‘Earth Day Run’, ‘Earth Day Storytelling’ or clean up Washington Park Arboretum to celebrate Earth Day.

22: Seattle Urban Trek

For those 18 and up, go to Safeco Field for this team adventure race that includes 7 miles of mental and physical challenges.

29: Seattle Modern Home Tour

Modern Architecture + Design Society opens the doors to the 2017 Seattle MA+DS Modern Home Tour. This is a chance to tour the properties, meet the architects, and talk to the homeowners of some of Seattle’s most modern home designs.

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29-30: NW Green Home Tour

The Northwest Green Home Tour is a free public tour of green new Seattle homes and remodels in the Seattle area from 11-5pm.

29-20: Printing Festival

Free festival to meet printers, make paper creations, and watch steamrollers print art at Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza down in Tacoma.

30+ Hand-Picked March Events

1-11: Opera

Enjoy ‘Katya Kabanova’ Opera at the McCaw Hall presented by Seattle Opera.

Discount tickets here.

2: Cookies & Cocktails Gala

This event at Metropolist is for those 21+ with a sweet tooth. It includes a s’mores pit, cookie-inspired cocktails, beer and wine pairings, treats made with Girl Scout cookies and music.

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2-5: Emerald City Comicon

Pop-culture event with comic books, costumes, games and more at the convention center.

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2-5: Enchanted April

Italian Romance play in Edmonds.

Discount tickets here.

4: Whisky Rocks NW  

The Terrace Club in Safeco hosts this event where a ticket will get you tastings of whisky, appetizers and dessert, while you enjoy live music.

4: Cabernet Classic

On the eastside at Porsche Bellevue, you can taste Cabs from dozens of producers and enjoy appetizers.

4-5: Seattle Bike Show

Vendors with items to fulfill all your bicycle needs. Children under 17 are free.

4-5: Golf & Travel Show

Over 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Event Center for golf & travel lovers.

4-5: MusselFest

Whidbey Island hosts ‘Penn Cover MusselFest’ where you can go on a boat tour, taste chowder, participate in a mussel-eating competition and more.

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5-23: Dine Around Seattle

Three-course meals at special prices around Seattle & the Eastside.

10-12: Birding Festival

Celebrate and learn about birds at ‘Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival’

11: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Enjoy this large parade heading North on 4th Avenue of dancers, marchers, Irish bands and pipers.

11: Seattle Web Fest

Head to NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill to see the best shows on the Internet and join in the panel discussions.

11: Bourbon & Bacon

Ages 21+ can drink and eat at Bourbon & Bacon Fest at the Seattle Design Center.

11: Color Festival

Over at Crossroads Park, celebrate ‘Holi’ with live music, Indian food and powdered color flying everywhere.

11: St. Paddy’s Day Run

Tacoma has a morning of various runs for different abilities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

11: Irish Festival

Free event in the Seattle Center Armory with music, films, vendors, dancing and singing. Bring the kids for the special activities for them too.

11-12: Bacon Eggs & Kegs

Boozy brunch event at CenturyLink for those 21+.

11-12: Dog Show

Over 11,000 people come to watch 2,000 dogs compete at the ‘Settle Kennel Club Dog Show’ at CenturyLink Event Center.

11-12: Dino Weekend

UW Burke Museum hosts a dinosaur weekend where you can talk to paleontologists and even touch some fossils.

12: St. Patrick’s Day Dash

This 5k in Seattle includes many wearing green or a costume and has a giant beer garden at the end to celebrate.

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15: Fashion Show

Seattle Art Institute students host their annual show at the Canvas Event Space.

17: Chris Botti

Head down to the Tacoma Dome to enjoy a live performance by this Grammy award winning musician.

17-19: Spring Book Sale

Thousands and thousands of books for sale, starting at just one dollar in the Exhibition Hall of Seattle Center.

17-19: Coin Show

The largest and oldest coin show in Washington is held at the annual convention of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association in Tukwila.

19: State Parks Free Day

Enjoy getting outside at one of the 140 state parks for free.

19: French Fest

Free celebration of French culture. Enjoy live music, wine tasting, French food and more at the Armory.

23: Red & White Party

Aqua on Pier 70 hosts this party where you can taste from 90 of Washington’s best wines and enjoy delicious appetizers.

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24: Arcade Lights

Large festival with over 70 artisan drink and food vendors for you to enjoy.

24-25: Citizen University

Learn about how to become a more powerful citizen and get inspired by some great leaders at this one-day conference.

24-26: Firebird

Head to Meydenbauer Center to enjoy this City Opera Ballet.

Discount tickets here.

25: Cask Beer Festival

If you love beer, you’ll love this ‘Washington Cask Beer Festival’ where you can taste from 85 local cask beers at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

25: Georgetown Bites

Tickets are $20 which includes 5 bites and beverages from your choice of dozens of great spots.

25-26: Grand Tasting

Sample 70 restaurants and 225 wineries at this huge food event in CenturyLink Field Event Center.

25-26: Best of NW Art Show

Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park hosts the Spring Best of the NW Art & Fine Craft Show.

26: Navruz

This Central Asian festival includes dance, music,  and food in the ballroom at Vasa Park in Bellevue.

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30+ Hand-Picked February Events

1-4: Boat Show

Hundreds of boating seminars and 1000 boats to view at Century Link. Also, offering a free shuttle to boats at South Lake Union.

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1-5: Singin’ in the Rain

This all-American musical is being presented by the Everett Performing Arts Center. You can find discount tickets here.

1-11: Children’s Film Festival

Head the the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle with your children ages 3-12 for this special Children’s Film Festival.

2: Free Museums

The Burke Museum, Seattle Art Museum (special exhibits half price) & MOHI are all free the first Thursday of the month.

3-4: Wine & Chocolate

If you’re on the south end you can visit the Enumclaw Expo Center for their Wine & Chocolate Festival and sample chocolate and wine while listing to music and watching demonstrations.

4: Lunar New Year

Bellevue Square celebrates Lunar New Year with dance, music, martial arts, and a parade from 2 to 3pm.

4-5: Antique & Collectibles

The Washington State Fair Events Center hosts over 400 vendors selling collectibles and antiques.

4-12: Cendrillon Ballet

PNB brings a new spin on an old classic with ‘Cendrillon: A Cinderella Love Story’ at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets here.

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9-11: Seattle Blind Cafe

Enjoy a vegetarian dinner with wine and dessert, served by blind professional waiters as you hear live music performed by a blind orchestra.

10: Wine & Jazz

The Foundry hosts live jazz, a wine auction and sampling of wine and food at ‘Hearts & Wine’.

10: Valentine’s Concert

NW Symphony Orchestra performs a ‘Valentine’s Concert’ at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

10-28: The Pajama Game

The 5th Avenue present this fun and sexy show. Get discount tickets by using the coupon code SID at checkout to unlock $29 tickets to performances February 10 – 16.

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The stunning 5th Ave Theatre

11: Cupid’s Undie Run

This half-naked short run through the streets for charity also includes a party at Art Marble 21.

12: Bike Swap

Come to Hangar 30 in Magnuson park to find vendors selling new and used bike equipment.

14: Valentine’s Dinner

Visit this link for a list of restaurants in greater Seattle that are having special Valentine’s Day menus.

14: Comedy of Love

Improvised comedy show at The Market Theater. Discount tickets here.

16-22: Noir Film Festival

SIFF Cinema Egyptian shows classic films that are cynical, stylish and melodramatic at Noir City.

17: Free Dessert & Show

We at the Dave Hanson Home Team want to treat you, our clients and loyal Facebook fans, to a night of dessert & entertainment at Taproot Theatre. View details & reserve your seats (limited number available) here: DaveHanson.EventBrite.com

17-20: Topgolf Crush

This golfing event at Safeco Field has music, food and 2 to 8 players hitting gold balls from the stands to targets on the outfield to score points.

17-28: Little Women

See this musical, based on the classic book, in Sand Point at Seattle Musical Theatre.

18: Harlem Globetrotters

On their 90th Anniversary World Tour, they visit the Key Arena and have shows at 2pm and 7pm.

18: Venetian Ball

Extravagant party with costumes, music, entertainment, dessert and bar at the Seattle Design Center.

18-19: Chop Shop

This modern dance festival takes place at the Meydenbauer Theatre in Bellevue.

18-19: Gold & Gem Show

Up at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, you can learn about, purchase and see rocks and gems.

18-19: Fly Fishing Show

Head to this show for classes, speakers, demonstrations, and more at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

18-26: Seattle Home Show

Need help with building, remodeling, landscaping or decorating? This event at Century Link can help you in all those areas.

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19: One Love

A free alternative wedding show for same-sex couples at the Fremont Foundry.

20: Free Park Days

Free entry at Mount Rainier and the Olympic National Parks.

22-26: Flower & Garden Show

Indoors the Washington State Convention Center, you will find 300 vendors and 6 acres of show gardens.

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23-26: Bluegrass Festival

‘Wintergrass’ in Bellevue features dozens of acts on multiple stages and even workshops.

24: Destination Delridge

Charity dinner with music, art, dinner, games and entertainment.

24-26: Wine & Food

The Seattle Wine & Food Experience has multiple events around town that you can buy together or individually.

25: Book Festival

The school of Theology & Ministry features over fifty authors in this ‘Search for Meaning Book Festival’

25: Wine Tasting

Phinney Center hosts ‘PNA Wine Taste’ with music, appetizers, wine and wine store for those 21 and up.

25: Vintage Glass

Head to the Kent Commons for the ‘Green River Glass Show & Sale’ with 35 vendors featuring vintage glass, jewelry and collectibles.

26: Bainbridge Bike Ride

‘Chilly Hilly’ on Bainbridge Island let’s you enjoy a scenic ferry ride, free food stop at Battle Point Park, supports local charities and finish line with a chili feed benefiting a nonprofit.

 

 

 

 

30+ Hand-Picked January Events

1: Free State Parks – Go enjoy any one of 140 Washington State Parks that are free this day.

1: Wild Lights – Last day of over half a million lights in animal figures, night animal viewing, reindeer and carolers at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.

1: New Years 5K & Polar Dive – Resolution Run 5K and optional dive take place at Magnusson Park with beer garden, snacks, and awards.

1: Polar Bear Plunge – Over 1000 head into Lake WA at Matthews Beach Park where costumes are encouraged at this annual tradition.

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1: Model Train Festival – Model Train lovers must visit this display at the WA State History Museum in Tacoma and visit Santa while there.

1-2: Willy Wonka with candy – Enjoy the classic film with a complementary bag of tasty treats at SIFF Film Center.

1-8: Smash Putt –  This is a unique and crazy mini golf course for those 21+ and is nearly sold out. Get tickets while you can.

5: Art Walk – Monthly ‘First Thursday’ art walk in Pioneer Square with many galleries and businesses open late.

5: Free Museums – The SAM, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and Museum of History & Industry are all free on the first Thursday of the month.

6-8: Home & Garden Show – This one takes place down south at the Puyallup Fairgrounds with lots of vendors, demonstrations and more for all your home needs.

7: Winter Run – ‘Worst day of the year run – 5k’ has a costume contest, food and beer garden and starts at McMenamins in Bothell.

12: MLK CelebrationFree celebration at the Paramount Theatre.

13-15: Remodeling Expo – Attend the NW Remodeling Expro at the Seattle Convention center for tips, ideas and advice from experts on home remodeling.

14-15: Wedding Show – Over 400 wedding vendors at the WA state convention center in Seattle to cover all your wedding needs.

14-15: Ice Festival – Head over to Leavenworth for ‘Bavarian Icefest’ with snowshoe racing, dog sledding, snow sculptures, smooshing contest and other winter fun.

14-16: Model Trains – This one takes place at the Pacific Science Center and you can enjoy dozens of model trains, activities, and kids can ride a small train.

15-16: Free State Parks – Go enjoy any one of 140 Washington State Parks that are free these days.

16: Free National Parks – In honor of MLK Jr day, entry is free at Olympic National Parks and Mount Rainier.

16: MLK Day Breakfast – Annual breakfast includes speaker, choir and food at Sheraton Hotel.

16: MLK Day March & Rally – The march and rally begins at 12:30 at the Henry Jackson Federal Building and beforehand you can enjoy hearing speakers at Garfield High School.

19-22: Tacoma RV Show – View 100s of RV’s under one roof at this show down at the Tacoma Dome.

20-29: Chamber Music – Seattle Chamber Music Society present their Winter Festival at Benaroya Hall.

21: Chinese New Year – The Lunar New Year Celebration takes place in the International District with parade, dancing, arts, music and $3 food items.

21: Free Trapeze Show – Join Emerald City Trapeze to view a free student show with trapeze and circus acts.

21: Ellensburg Beer Festival – If you’re looking to venture a little further, Ellensburg is hosting a WinterHop Brewfest where you can enjoy beer from microbreweries and live music.

21-22: Russian Classical Music – Performances in both Kent (21st) and Seattle(22nd) the ‘Seattle Festival Orchestra’ plays music by Tchaikovsky and other Russian classical favorites.

24-27: The King & I – Enjoy this classic musical at ‘The Paramount Theatre’, only available a few dates.

25-29: Sportsmen Show – Fishing, camping and hunting vendors and speakers at the ‘WA Sportsmen’s Show’ at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.

26: Free Symphony – Free tickets online for ‘Side by Side’ at the Meany Theater featuring the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

26-29: Tacoma Home Show – Seminars, home vendors, 1000s of plants all under the Tacoma Dome.

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26-2/11: Children’s Film Festival – Visit Seattle’s NW Film Forum for this festival geared to ages 3 to 12.

27-28: Strange Beer Festival – Odd flavored beers from local breweries and live music at the ‘Strange Brewfest’ in Port Townsend.

27-28: Leavenworth Music Concert – Most events and music acts are 21+ at the ‘Timbrrr! Winter Festival’ in Leavenworth.

27-2/4: Boat Show – The Seattle Boat Show takes place at Century Link Field but you can get a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union too.

28: Belgian Beer Festival – ‘Belgianfest’ is at Seattle Center Pavilion for ages 21+ and includes tasting of 10 WA beers with your ticket.

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28: Orphic – ‘Exploration of light and sound’ at the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

30+ Hand-Picked December Events in Greater Seattle

1-31: ‘The Little Mermaid’

See the Broadway show live at beautiful 5th Avenue Theatre.

1-4: Victorian Christmas

Over 500 vendors with Victorian themed shows, costumes, carolers, etc.

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1-23: Christmas Ships Parade

Ride onboard or listen to the choir from shore and watch the Christmas ships pass

1-24: Christmas Plays

‘Mr. Scrooge’, ‘Chistmastown’, ‘Christmas Spirit’ & ‘Ham for the Holidays’ playing around the greater Seattle area

1-24: Reindeer Festival

Free to see live reindeer and model trains at Swanson’s Nursery.

1-24: Snowflake Lane

This Bellevue street show is 20 minutes long with lots of holiday magic and is free.

1-28: A Christmas Carol

Classic Christmas play about Scrooge at ACT Theatre in Seattle.

1-28: Nutcracker Ballet

PNB presents this holiday tradition at McCaw hall. Visit Goldstar.com for discount tickets to select performances.

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1-31: Winterfest

Visit Seattle Center for skating, holiday lights, trains, dancers, and more at Winterfest.

 

1-31: WildLights

Over half a million lights in animal figures, night animal viewing, reindeer and carolers at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.

1-31: Garden d’Lights

On the eastside, you can visit Bellevue’s Botanical Garden for an incredible light display at Garden d’Lights.

1-31: Zoolights

Tacoma also hosts holiday lights and displays at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo through the 1st of January.

1-31: Gingerbread Village

Free viewing, all hours, of impressive works of art made of gingerbread and candy at the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel.

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1-31: Wonderland

Holiday cabaret and burlesque show at the Can Can in Seattle.

2-3: Winter Beer Fest

Magnuson Park’s ‘Hangar 30’ hosts this beer festival with over 50 Washington breweries and food trucks.

2-18: Leavenworth Christmas Lighting

Lighting ceremony starts at 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays but enjoy the caroling, sleigh rides, lights and more holiday cheer throughout the day.

3: Ugly Sweater Run

Head to Marymoor Park for this 5k and fun party after.

3-4: Urban Craft Show

Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show is taking place in the Exhibition Hall of Seattle Center and features handmade toys, jewelry, clothing, art, food, candles and more.

3-17: Santa Train

Ride from North Bend to Snoqualmie to visit Santa and enjoy cookies.

6: Deck the Hall Ball

Annual collective rock concert that’s put on by 107.7 ‘The End’

9-31: Holiday with Lights

Visit Santa at Wild Waves and enjoy lights, rides, crafts and holiday fun.

9-31: Willy Wonka with Candy

Enjoy the classic film with a complementary bag of tasty treats at SIFF Film Center.

10: CookieFest

Shop treats at The Armory Loft from 10-1pm.

11: Jingle Bell Run/Walk

This fun 5k for Arthritis starts at Westlake Center and costumes are encouraged.

11: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Listen to the score of this Christmas classic and enjoy cocktails at Cornish Playhouse.

11: Food Truck Festival

Winter Feast, featuring 20 food trucks can be enjoyed at the Fremont Sunday Market.

17: Holiday Salsa Celebration

Learn some basic salsa moves and enjoy dancing at Artspace Hiawatha Lofts.

17-18: Native Craft Fair

Free fair at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park to shop art, jewelry, clothing and woodworking.

17-31: Model Train Festival

Model Train lovers must visit this display at the WA State History Museum in Tacoma and visit Santa while there.

21-24: White Christmas

SIFF Film Center presents this Christmas favorite and includes free jingle bells and sing along before the show.

26-31: Celebration Lane USA

Head to Bellevue Way for a free 20-minute street show with drummers, lights and music.

31: New Year’s Eve Restaurants

Visit OpenTable.com for a list of restaurants with special menus and celebrations.

31: NYE at Columbia Center

Prime viewing of the Space Needle’s fireworks from Seattle’s tallest building at the Sky View Observatory. No reservations and limited room available.

31: NYE at Chihuly

Get your tickets early if you want to attend and watch the fireworks from this New Year’s Eve event as it does sell out. The party includes apps, dessert, music, dancing, the exhibits and champagne toast.

31: NYE at EMP

This is Seattle’s largest NYE party with over 3,000 guests. Enjoy comedy, live music, dancing and more for ages 21 and up.

30+ Hand-Picked November Events in Greater Seattle

1: ‘People>Passion>Purpose’ –

Visit the Seattle Art Museum to see interesting speakers from the Smithson.

2-27: Comedy Competition –

The ‘Seattle International Comedy Competition’ is held in many areas around Greater Seattle and is a fun competition where comedians do their best acts for prizes.

3-7: Swing Dance Convention –

Head to ‘Sea to Sky’ at the DoubleTree in SeaTac for workshops and DJ dancing.

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3-26: Wine & Chocolate Pairing –

Visit ‘Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar’ down in Renton to taste premium wine and chocolate pairings.

4: Green Building Slam –

The Kane Hall at University of Washington hosts ‘Green Building Slam’ with drinks, food, dessert and lectures by top creative architects and builders.

4-6: Dracula –

Tacoma Little Theatre presents Bram Stoker’s classic novel come to life. The show wraps up on November 6th, see if while you can.

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5: Oyster New Year –

This event is for those 21+ and is held at Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56. Come enjoy 30 types of oysters, a seafood buffet, live music, 60 wineries and microbrews.

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5: Short Run –

This free small publisher festival at Seattle Center has book, comic, animation and zine makers for you to enjoy.

5: Veterans Day Parade –

Auburn hosts one of America’s largest Veterans Day Parades with floats, veterans’ units, military vehicles, drill teams, 25 marching bands, military fly-over and antique cars.

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.

5-6: Tile Festival –

Head to the UW Center for Urban Horticulture for ‘Tile Festival’ with workshops, appraisals, antique tiles, garden art and meet the artists.

5-6: Orchid Show –

Swanson’s Nursery hosts ‘NW Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale’ where you can enjoy beautiful orchids and visit vendors of flowers and supplies to have your own at home.

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5-6: Antique & Collectibles Show –

Over 400 vendors gather at the Puyallup Fairgrounds to make one of America’s largest Antique & Collectible Shows where you can buy everything from furniture to glassware to paintings and toys.

6-23: Dine Around Seattle –

Select Seattle and Eastside restaurants participate in ‘Dine Around Seattle’ which offers special pricing on 3-course meals.

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10: Get Hitched, Give Hope –

This wedding gala at the Four Seasons in Seattle has an upscale bridal auction and show including refreshments.

11: Free State Parks –

Go enjoy any one of 140 Washington State Parks that are free this day.

 

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11: Whisky Extravaganza –

Enjoy Whisky Tasting at the Rainier Club with unlimited tastes.

11-12: Scrapbook Convention –

Down in Tacoma you can attend ‘Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention’ where you can find vendors, crop parties and classes for all your scrapbook needs.

11-13: Shorts Film Festival –

30+ short films and an award ceremony in the ‘Seattle Shorts Film Festival’ at Seattle Center.

11-20: Sweeney Todd –

Seattle Musical Theatre hosts this tony award winning musical through the 20th.

12-13: Family Dinner Show –

Get discount tickets to Teatro ZinZanni’s “Super Fun Party Time”

12-13: Great Train Show –

Puyallup’s WA State Fair Showplex hosts this model train show with 100s of train vendors and model train layouts.

18-30: Twilight Zone Theater –

Live in Belltown, enjoy 3 ‘episodes’ onstage.

19: TEDxSeattle –

Head to McCaw Hall for this ideas conference with short but incredible speeches about design, technology and entertainment.

19-20: Yulefest –

This Nordic Holiday tradition takes place in Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum with Scandinavian themed food, fiddlers, craft booths, folk dancers and more.

19-20: Weird Holiday Bazaar –

Not your average holiday bazaar. This ‘Oddmall Emporium of the Weird’ in Everett highlights the unusual creations of over 100 artists and crafters for the person who has everything on your list.

19-30: Festival of Trees –

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel hosts this annual event with 21 designer trees in the lobby for holiday cheer and charity.

20: Pre-Thanksgiving Run/Walk –

5k & 10k with other fun activities all at ‘Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Much Off’

22-30: Gingerbread Village –

Come see the annual and impressive gingerbread houses at the Sheraton Hotel.

24: Thanksgiving Dinner –

If you want to go out to dinner, see Open Table’s recommended restaurants.

25: Macy’s Holiday Parade –

See this annual tradition with floats, bands, characters, and Santa down Pine Street.

25: Tree & Star Lighting –

Music, entertainment, tree lighting and weather permitting fireworks down at Westlake Center starting at 4pm.

25-Dec: Christmas Ships –

Watch from shore or ride aboard with the choir on the Christmas decorated chips on Lake Washington and the Puget Sound.

25-Dec: The Nutcracker –

PNB is back with George Balanchine’s Nutcracker at McCaw hall.

25-Dec: Winterfest –

Head to Seattle Center for Ice Skating, carolers, holiday lights and more!

25-Dec: WildLights –

Woodland Park Zoo has ½ a million holiday lights in fun animal shapes. You can also view night animals and real reindeer!

26-Dec: Santa Train –

Get your tickets early for this train from North Bend to Snoqualmie with cookies and a Santa visit.

30+ Hand-Picked October Events in Greater Seattle 

1: Octoberfest at Pike Brewing – 

Visit Piketoberfest where a ticket will get you 10 drink tokens, live music and unlimited tastes of local meats, sauerkraut and cheese.

1: Robot Expo – 

Located in the Seattle Center Armory, this free event, ‘Robothon’, is for amateur enthusiastics to share ideas, show off creations, exhibit new technologies and compete.

1: Film Festival – 

Northwest Film Forum hosts ‘Local Sightings Film Festival’ with parties, new films, awards and more on Capitol Hill.

1-2: Trucktoberfest – 

Food trucks, beer tastings, handcraft vendors, sampling booth and more in Seattle.

1-2: LEGO Convention – 

Visit BrickCon Public Exhibition at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

1-2: Tea Festival – 

Tea, tea supplies, authors and industry experts at the Northwest Tea Festival at Seattle Center.

1-2: Issaquah Salmon Days – 

Huge Salmon festival with arts, kids activities, food, parade and entertainment.

1-15: Leavenworth Oktoberfest – 

Free shuttles in town, live music, German food, family activities, arts and beer!

1-30: Fright Fest – 

Halloween at Wild Waves with entertainment, rides in the dark, Booville and haunted houses.

1-31: Halloween on farms – 

Multiple locations with Halloween fun and festivities, including pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes. See here for some around King County.

1:31 Adult Halloween Show – 

Cocktails and a gruesome theatrical production of horro at the Seattle Immersive Theatre ‘Harvest’ for ages 21+

1-31: Lake Stevens Haunted Farm – 

Visit Carleton Farm for Zombie themed fun, a haunted swamp and dark maze.

4: Feast at the Market – 

Wine reception and tastes of 20 market restaurants with your ticket at Pike Place.

4-5: GeekWire Summit – 

High-tech conference with industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

6: Beer Tasting at the zoo – 

Woodland park zoo host ‘Brew at the Zoo’

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6-10: Ghost Stories –

Check out a show at Pike Place Market with a spooky theme: ‘Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories’

7-8: Halloween Trapeze Show – 

‘Fall Festival of Flight’ is a performance with a macabre theme at the School of Acrobatics.

7-9: Puyallup Oktoberfest – 

Discount tickets here, to a festival with beer, brats, live music, and a root-beer garden indoors.

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7-30: Haunted Golf Course – 

Head to Nile Shrine Golf center for ‘Haunted Nightmare’: an outdoor walk with indoor mazes

8: Great Pumpkin Beer Fest – 

80+ Pumpkin beers, DJ, food trucks and even a marching band at this festival in the north parking lot of CenturyLink.

8-9: Rare Book Sale – 

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair located in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

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8-9 Cranberry Festivals – 

Looking for a day or weekend trip? Visit Cranberry Harvest Festival in Grayland or Cranberry Fair in Ilwaco.

9-20: Seattle Restaurant Week – 

Enjoy special deals at participating restaurants around Seattle. Find more details here.

13: Love Circus – A Capitol Hill Art Show Experience – 

Free event with food, drink, interactive experiences, other fun surprises and featuring work from 24 local artists. A raffle with great door prizes will also benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Get a free raffle ticket and RSVP here.

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14: Taste of Seattle Made Party – 

Central-Coop presents this party with food from 45 Seattle-based food and beverage makers, a DJ, food trucks and bar. Ticket gets you unlimited food samples and 7 alcohol pours.

15-16: Tacoma Zoo Boo – 

Wear a costume for a discount to Zoo Boo and enjoy treats and watching the animals play with pumpkins.

22: Halloween Party at EMP – 

Celebrate a little early with the ‘Fashionable Undead Prom: Under the Sea’ party, which includes: costume contests, drink specials, pizza, dance party, ghostly photo booth, horror-film props and more.

22: Bird Ball – 

This party takes place at the Museum of History & Industry and guests are to wear nature-inspired masquerade attire to support Seattle Audubon.

22-23 & 29-30: Halloween Train – 

Ride the train in between Snoqualmie and North Bend and drink apple cider and see it being pressed.

29: Giant Halloween Party – 

EMP hosts ‘Pulse’ with 2000 guests at this huge Halloween party.

29: Halloween 5k & Dance – 

Fun run/walk at Green Lake Park for ages 21+ and then stay for a costume dance party at the center.

29-30: Halloween at the zoo – 

Woodland Park Zoo presents ‘Pumpkin Bash’ with treats for the kids and pumpkins for the animals to play with.

31: Kids’ Costume Party – 

Kids can enjoy ‘Costume Carnival’ at Seattle Children’s Museum for free. For ages 10 and under. Event will have a scavenger hunt, games, haunted mountain and more.

31: Trick-or-Treating for kids – 

Click here to find the sweetest (and safest) trick-or-treating spots around Seattle.

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September Events in Greater Seattle 

1: Duran Duran Concert – Greater Seattle Events

English band made popular in the 80s, playing in Everett

1-5: SkiBonkers – Greater Seattle Events

Huge sale of new ski and snowboard equipment in Bellevue.

2-4: Bumbershoot – Greater Seattle Events

Gigantic festival at the Seattle Center, featuring music, comedy, film and arts

2-4: Films at Bumbershoot – Greater Seattle Events

Watch documentaries and short films at 1 Reel Film Festival

2-5: Ellensburg Rodeo – Greater Seattle Events

The biggest rodeo in WA, with music and the Kittitas Country Fair.

2-25: Puyallup Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy all the best fair fun: rides, fair food, animals, rodeo, games and entertainment. Find Deals & Discounts here.

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3-4: Vintage Aircraft Weekend –

Head to Everett for vintage aircraft, cars, bike and food, music and rides at Paine Field.

3-17: Concerts at the locks

Annual Free public summer concert series goes through the 17th at the Ballard Locks. Show times are Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

9: Bob’s Bowl-o-rama – Greater Seattle Events

Bowling event at West Seattle Bowl for charity.

9-10: Cider Summit Seattle – Greater Seattle Events

Taste from 100 local NW ciders and from around the world, eat great food and enjoy live music at this event going on at South Lake Union Discovery Center. 21+

9-11: Italian Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Visit San Gennaro Festival in Georgetown for Italian food, beer/wine garden and live music.

9-11: Wooden Boat Festival – Greater Seattle Events

View 300+ boats and demonstrations, meet craftsman and enthusiasts at the festival in Port Townsend.

10-11: Design Block Party – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy exhibits, tours and fun activities at the Seattle Design Festival Block Party in Occidental Square Park.

10-11: Odd Book Fair – Greater Seattle Events

‘Esoteric Book Conference’ features art, interesting books and author presentations at the University of Washington.

11: Hawaiian Festival – Greater Seattle Events

‘Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival’ includes traditional art, food, exhibits, performances, films and more.

11: Retro Variety Show – Greater Seattle Events

High Dive in Fremont hosts ‘Pin-Ups on Tour’ that includes dancing, variety acts, comedy and music.

15-24: SketchFest Seattle – Greater Seattle Events

Live comedy and comedy films at ‘SketchFest Seattle’ on multiple dates.

17: Ride Around the Sound – Greater Seattle Events

Puget Sound bike ride to Bremerton with multiple starting points around the area.

17-18: Edmonds Art Tour – Greater Seattle Events

2 Galleries and 19 private studios are open for self-guided, free tours.

17-18: Rainier Mtn Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy BBQ, music, beer and shopping used equipment for sale at this ‘Rainier Mountain Festival’ in Ashford.

21-25: Fashion Week in Bellevue – Greater Seattle Events

Free and ticketed fashion events during Bellevue’s Fashion Week.

22: Luminata – Greater Seattle Events

Come out to Green Lake and celebrate the equinox with this parade of lights.

22-30: Film Festival – Greater Seattle Events

‘Local Sightings Film Festival’ at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill.

23-25: Fremont Oktoberfest – Greater Seattle Events

Taste from 80 types of beer. Sunday features a 5k, family events and pumpkin carving.

23-25: Steampunk Festival – Greater Seattle Events

‘Steamposium’ includes artists, vendors, a burlesque show, nerf battle and special guests centered around a ‘Steampunk’ theme.

23-25: Kirkland Oktoberfest – Greater Seattle Events

All the great Oktoberfest favorites: beer, brats, live music, games, costume contests and even weiner dog races. Discount tickets here.

23-30: PNW Ballet – Greater Seattle Events

The talented PNB is back with its season opener ‘Tricolore’

Discount tickets here.

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23-10/16: Addams Family Musical – Greater Seattle Events

Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents a ‘lost’ episode of the Addams Family TV Show.

Discount tickets here.

23-10/31: KUBE Haunted House – Greater Seattle Events

Not for children under 12, this hunted house is great for a good scare and to get you in the mood for Halloween festivities.

24: Free Museum Day – Greater Seattle Events

You can get a free ticket for 2 to one of 28 museums around WA on Museum Day Live.

24: Free State Parks – Greater Seattle Events

Visit one of the 140 WA state parks for free on this day.

24: Artisan Cheese Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Ages 21+, ‘Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival’ is hosted at the Seattle Design Center to taste cheese, meet cheesemakers and try other great food.

24: Fishermen’s Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Head to the Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard for seafood, live music, contests, canal tours, and a beer garden.

30-10/15: Leavenworth Oktoberfest – Greater Seattle Events

Live music, German food and beer, arts and crafts, free shuttles in town, family activities and more at Oktoberfest in Leavenworth.

30-10/30: Halloween at WildWaves – Greater Seattle Events

Visit ‘Fright Fest’ for rides in the dark, haunted houses, entertainment and ‘Booville’ for kids. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

30-10/31: Lake Stevens Haunted Farm – Greater Seattle Events

Carleton Farm features Zombie Paintball, Zombie Farm, Haunted Swamp, a Dark Maze and more.

 

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August Events in Greater Seattle

2-7: Seafair Fleet Week – Greater Seattle Events

Starts @1pm on Tuesday with a Elliott Bay ship parade. Also, head down to the waterfront to enjoy free ship tours Wednesday-Sunday (ages 8+ & wear flat-heeled shoes).

2-24: ZooTunes – Greater Seattle Events

Woodland Park Zoo hosts concerts on their lawn from some world-class artists. Paying adults get one child (12 & under) in free.

4-25: Burlesque – Greater Seattle Events

Visit Julia’s on Broadway for a cabaret-style variety show.

More details and discount tickets here.

4-27: Wine & Chocolate – Greater Seattle Events

Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar in Renton hosts premium wine and artisan chocolate tastings. More details and discount tickets here.

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4-31: Teatro Dinner Show – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy a 5-course dinner and cirque style show at “Hotel L’Amour.”

More details and discount tickets here.

5-7: Seattle Art Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Paul Allen co-sponsored event – The Seattle Art Fair brings 80 top galleries from around the world together under one roof.

5-7: Seafair Air show & Races – Greater Seattle Events

Blue Angels air show over Lake Washington, Hydroplane races in the Albert Lee Cup – all your favorite Seafair events. Makes sure to plan around the I-90 bridge closures.

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5-7: SalmonFest – Greater Seattle Events

Located in Lake City, this festival features a daily salmon bake, beer garden, car show, art fair and more.

5-26: Concerts at the Mural – Greater Seattle Events

KEXP and Seattle Center present free concerts at the mural amphitheater with wine and beer garden. Four free all-ages shoes.

6-31: Concerts at the locks – Greater Seattle Events

Ballard Locks host concerts on the lawn throughout the summer and early fall.

12: SLU Block Party – Greater Seattle Events

Music, steamroller printing, beer garden, food trucks and children’s area – all at the South Lake Union Block Party.

12-13: Kirkland Summerfest – Greater Seattle Events

Festival with music, art, beer, food and more on the Kirkland waterfront.

13: 4-Corners Brewfest – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy 10 tastes of beer, food and live music in Shoreline with admission.

13-14: Polo Party – Greater Seattle Events

Taking place in Enumclaw, the Seattle Polo & Equestrian Club puts on their annual Polo party to watch matches and socialize.

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13-14: Festival & Pow Wow – Greater Seattle Events

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow features a salmon bake, dancing, live music, vendors, 5k, and more in Arlington.

14: Capitol Hill Garage Sale – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Cal Anderson Park for sales and dozens around the neighborhood also participate.

14: Color Run 5K – Greater Seattle Events

Starts at the Tacoma Dome, wear white to this 5k and get colored cornstarch thrown at you all in fun.

15-21: Kite Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Take a trip out to Long Beach to view kite fliers compete.

16: Jazz Walk – Greater Seattle Events

Shoreline hosts North City Jazz Walk along 15th Ave NE over 10 venues.

18-20: Auction of Wines – Greater Seattle Events

Sample wines, fine food, attend a wine auction, meet winemakers all at the ‘Auction of Washington Wines’ around Seattle.

20: Central District Festival – Greater Seattle Events

‘Central Area Community Festival’ at the Garfield Community Playfield includes art, games, cultural events, live music and food.

19-21: Tattoo Expo – Greater Seattle Events

Seattle Tattoo Expo features seminars, exhibitions, competitions, vendors and a place to admire art on skin.

19-21: Hempfest – Greater Seattle Events

Seattle Hempfest celebrates with music, speakers and vendors at Myrtle Edwards Park.

19-21: Chief Seattle Days – Greater Seattle Events

Take the ferry to Suquamish to celebrate with salmon bake, canoe races, 5k, drumming, dancing and more.

20: Taste of Main – Greater Seattle Events

Food festival in Bellevue on Main Street for charity.

20: Woodinville Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Festival includes a parade, pancakes at the fire station, farmer’s market, arts and craft fair, wine & beer garden and more at the Wilmot Gateway Park.

20-21: Street Food Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy 50 food trucks, beer garden, music and more in South Lake Union along 9th Ave.

20-21: Viking Days – Greater Seattle Events

Out in Ballard, enjoy this event with a salmon BBQ, pancake breakfast, beer garden, craft and food vendors, Viking reenactment and music at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

20-21: Arts in Nature Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Music, dancing, trails to wander, visit cabin at Camp Long, art exhibits and more at this family-friendly festival.

21: BrasilFest – Greater Seattle Events

Taking place at Seattle Center, enjoy the samba, traditional music, and entertainment.

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25: Free State Parks – Greater Seattle Events

Get out and enjoy one of the 140 Washington State Parks for free.

25-31: Evergreen State Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Head up to Monroe for fair fun: animals, fair food, shows, pig races, games and more.

26-28: Garlic Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Chehalis hosts Garlic Fest and Craft Show with garlic cuisines, wine and beer, art, music, antiques and fun for the kids.

27: Ballard Festival – Greater Seattle Events

This ‘Sustainable Ballard Festival’ offers exhibits, workshops, kids bike parade, food, music and beer.

27: LeMay Car Show – Greater Seattle Events

Down in Tacoma, visit the Marymount Event Center or LeMay home to view 1000+ vintage vehicles.

More details and discount tickets here.

27-28: Bacon Eggs & Kegs – Greater Seattle Events

This boozy brunch festival offers sampling of beer, cocktails, bacon brunch foods, lawn games and dueling pianos taking place at CenturyLink Field for 21+

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July Events in Greater Seattle

1: Food Truck Event – Greater Seattle Events

Head over to Kirkland to the Food Truck Extravaganza for a variety of great food trucks and live music.

1-3: Billy Elliot – Greater Seattle Events

The Village Theatre is wrapping up their run of the ‘Broadway musical of the decade’ that features songs by Elton John. Billy Elliot is a definite crowd pleaser. You can get discount tickets here.

1-20: Cruise & Salmon Bake – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy a 45 minute boat trip to Blake Island to see a show with Indian dancing and dine on a salmon feast.

2-4: Wooden Boat Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Come to the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival for free tours, boat rides, live music, food/beer vendors and activities for the kids.

2-31: Concerts at the Locks – Greater Seattle Events

Free daytime concerts on the lawn at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard.

4: 4th of July Firework shows – Greater Seattle Events

There are fireworks shows going on everywhere for the 4th of July. The best spot to watch the Seattle one is Gas Works Park. The show starts at 10:20. If you are on the east side head to Bellevue’s Downtown Park for their show at 10:05pm.

4: Seafair Summer Fourth – Greater Seattle Events

Check out ‘Seafair Summer Fourth’ for a 4th of July event at Gasworks Park with family fun and entertainment, food and drink. Free event unless you get reserved seats. Do not bring fireworks, glass bottles, pets or alcohol.

4: Freedom Fair & Airshow – Greater Seattle Events

Head down to Tacoma for the event featuring multiple live music stages, food vendors, beer gardens an air show and fireworks.

7-9: Air Show & Car Show – Greater Seattle Events

Taking place at the Arlington Municipal Airport, this event features 1,000 various airplanes, live music, beer garden and an area for kids.

7-11: Tango Festival – Greater Seattle Events

See ‘Tango Magic’ for details on this 5-day festival with various Tango classes for every skill level.

7-28: Free Shows – Greater Seattle Events

Free local dance, music and theater shows by local groups at ‘Nights at the Neptune’

7-31: Lunch Concert Series – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy free music Downtown at ‘Out to Lunch Concert Series’ from noon to 1:30.

8: Wine at the Zoo – Greater Seattle Events

Woodland Park Zoo hosts 40 wineries at ‘Tasting Flight.’ This event is now sold out.

8-10: Beer Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Over 200 beer varieties to choose from at the Seattle International Beerfest taking place at Seattle Center.

8-10: Redmond Art Fair – Greater Seattle Events

View art from 70 artists, enjoy live music and food trucks at the Redmond Arts Festival.

9: Queen Anne Festival – Greater Seattle Events

This event has it all: fun run, art walk, food trucks, beer garden, music, car show, dog parade and more at Queen Anne Days

9-10: Ballard Seafood Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Ballard for lots of seafood, music, art, beer garden and entertainment.

14-17: King County Fair – Greater Seattle Events

45 miles SE of Seattle, out in Enumclaw, you can visit the King County Fair with rides, games, music, entertainment, beer garden, animals and all the good fair food.

15-17: Bite of Seattle – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy tastes from 50 restaurants, cooking demos, wine tasting and live entertainment.

15-17: Lavender Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Sequim Lavender Festival has farm tours, a street fair, live music, food and drinks for you to enjoy.

16: Milk Carton Derby – Greater Seattle Events

Seafair Derby Day at Green Lake will feature about 100 boats made of milk cartons. Watch them race and show off their fun styles for prizes.

16-17: Dragon Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Chinatown International District Dragon Fest is a free street fair with martial arts, dancing, jazz and Asian cuisine.

16-17: Seattle to Portland – Greater Seattle Events

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is a non-competitive 200-mile journey and the 10k tickets sell out fast.

17-31: Zoo Concerts – Greater Seattle Events

Woodland Park Zoo hosts ‘ZooTunes’ concerts on their lawn with some world-class artists.

22-24: Capitol Hill Block Party – Greater Seattle Events

Three-day music festival with dozens of bands, djs, vendors and food trucks.

22-24: Renton River Days – Greater Seattle Events

This festival has a parade at 10am, food vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts and more.

22-28: Noir Film Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Head to SIFF Cinema Egyptian for ‘Noir City’ screening classic Noir films.

23: CitySolve Urban Race – Greater Seattle Events

Starting at 88 keys, teams solve puzzles and face challenges around the city. Discount tickets here.

23: Phinney Beer Tasting – Greater Seattle Events

‘Summer Beer Taste’ takes place at Phinney Neighborhood Center with micro brews, pub food, music and more. No pets or children allowed at the event.

23: Sand Castle Competition – Greater Seattle Events

Long Beach hosts ‘Sandsations’ with amazing sand sculptures built by various teams competing.

23-24: Renegade Craft Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Visit this free fair for indie crafts, music and food at Magnuson Park.

24: Chinatown Seafair Parade – Greater Seattle Events

Parade in the international district with lion and dragon dances, Chinese Girls Drill Team and martial arts.

29-31: Bellevue Art Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair is a big event located just west of Bellevue Square.

30: Torchlight Parade – Greater Seattle Events

Parade down 4th ave Downtown starting at 7:30pm with floats, drill teams, pirates and more.

31: Filipino Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Seward Park Amphitheater for ‘Pista sa Nayon’ for entertainment, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities.

 

 

 

June Events in Greater Seattle

1: Andrea Bocelli Concert – Greater Seattle Events

See the legendary Andrea Bocelli perform in Key Arena. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster.

1-12: Film Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Seattle International Film Festival is said to be the largest film festival in the United States. Join in one of the premier parties or screenings by getting a pass or ticket.

1-12: Motown the Musical – Greater Seattle Events

The Paramount Theatre hosts Motown the Musical from the 1st – 12th of June. This show features fun dance numbers and great music throughout.

2-11: Food Film Festival – Greater Seattle Events

This ‘Culinary Cinema’ is part of the Seattle International Film Festival and features ten full length films on the subject of food and cooking.

3-12: American Stories Ballet – Greater Seattle Events

Head to McCaw Hall and see the incredible PNB perform ballets by Balanchine, Tharp, and Robbins. Discount tickets here

4: Brewshed Beer Fest – Greater Seattle Events

Buy a ticket and visit Hale’s Ales for your 8 tasting tickets with 20 breweries to choose from at this festival.

4-5: Pet Expo – Greater Seattle Events

Looking for something to do where you can bring your pet/s? Take them to the Pet Expo at the Convention Center in Seattle. This free expo features vendors, adoptions, vaccinations, and entertainment.

4-5: Philippines Festival – Greater Seattle Events

This free festival, Pagdiriwang, takes place at the Seattle Center Armory. You can learn about and celebrate the Philippine culture through exhibits and performances.

4-5: ‘Weird’ Craft Show – Greater Seattle Events

Attend the free Oddmall Emporium of the Weird in Everett to see unique items by 100 crafters and artists, entertainment and even a fashion show.

4-5: Medieval Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Take the Bremerton Ferry for the ‘June Faire’ to enjoy archery, dancing, merchants, armored combat and more.

4-25: Garden Tours – Greater Seattle Events

From the 4-5th you can visit private gardens with music during the ‘Bainbridge in Bloom.’ On the 25th, choose between visiting the ‘Mill Creek Garden Tour’ and the ‘Edible Garden Tour’ in Ballard.

4 & 11: Free State Parks – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy the warmer days outside on these free state park days, choose from 140 WA state parks to play, relax, hike or picnic at.

6: Wine Tasting – Greater Seattle Events

Head to the WTC in Seattle for the Washington State AVA Wine Tasting to enjoy wines from the Tri Cities and light appetizers.

6-11: Made in Seattle Week – Greater Seattle Events

See speakers and panels about local industries including: design, music, tech, beer and food.

9-18: Star Trek Comedy – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy a parody of Star Trek by Theatre Off Jackson called ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’ – Discount tickets here.

10-12: PhotoFest – Greater Seattle Events

Enjoy a weekend of photography at PhotoFest that features free talks and workshops hosted by Glazer’s Camera.

10-25 International Dance Festival – Greater Seattle Events

See dance and art indoors and outdoors at the Seattle International Dance Festival. Discount tickets here.

11: Georgetown Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Head down to Georgetown Carnival featuring art, music, food trucks, carnival games and a beer garden.

11-12: Mountain Bike Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival takes place in Issaquah and is free to enter to ride trails, shop vendors, test your skills, and buy food or beer.

12: Wine Bike Ride – Greater Seattle Events

Woodinville Wine Ride is a 15 mile/each way trip to wine tasting and food at Magnusson park and back to Woodinville to party.

16-18: Health Expo & Marathon – Greater Seattle Events

Free expo on Thursday and Friday for health and fitness and Saturday, join the popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon starting at Seattle Center

17-19 Honk! Fest West – Greater Seattle Events

This free festival is a roaming performance with samba lines, maching banks, drum corps and anything else mobile.

17-19 Wooden Yacht Parade & tour – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Bell Harbor marina on Friday (2-4pm) to see a parade of classic boats and if you have soft-sole shoes you can tour the boats at Pier 66 on Saturday and Sunday.

17-19: Fremont Parade & Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Solstice Music Festival is on Fri-Sun (get tickets) and Saturday is the big, crazy Fremont Solstice Parade with painted nude bicyclists.  On Sat-Sun, you can also enjoy the Fremont Fair with art, activities, crafts, food, beer, etc.

17-19: Beer Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Redmond hosts the WA Brewers Festival with over 400 beers from local breweries. Also, enjoy live music, food trucks, and more at Marymoor Park.

17-19: Edmonds Art Fair – Greater Seattle Events

Discover and shop new paintings, photos, jewelry, sculptures and more. Takes place in a park at Edmonds Arts Festival.

18-19: Father’s Day Train Ride – Greater Seattle Events

Depart from either North Bend or Snoqualmie and dad’s enjoy a free 70 minute train ride with any paid child for Father’s Day Weekend.

18-19: Air Show – Greater Seattle Events

Take a drive down to Olympia Airport and watch aerobatic performances at the Olympic Air Show.

19: Father’s Day Car Show – Greater Seattle Events

Issaquah hosts ‘Fenders on Front Street’ with hundreds of classic and vintage cars

24-26: Taste of Tacoma – Greater Seattle Events

This event features a variety of restaurant food, live music, beer/wine, arts & crafts and more at the Point Defiance Park.

15: Greenwood Car Show – Greater Seattle Events

This huge, free, annual car show draws in big crowds with it’s over a mile and a half of classic cars, hot rods, live music, and other vendors.

25-26: Crafts Show – Greater Seattle Events

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show at Seattle Center is free to attend and offers a variety of shopping for handmade items like jewelry, clothing, art, toys, candles, and more.

25-26: Strawberry Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Bellevue hosts the annual Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival with strawberries, vendors, family fun and entertainment and a car show at Crossroads Park.

26: Pride Parade & Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Saturday is Capitol Hill Pride and Sunday, the Pride Parade begins at 11am and ends at Seattle Center, where ‘Seattle Pridefest’ event takes place

26: Scandinavian Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Celebrate Summer Solstice with music, dance, vendors and more in Kenmore at Skandia Midsommarfest

30-8/24: ZooTunes Concerts –  Greater Seattle Events

Woodland Park Zoo hosts concerts on their lawn with some world-class artists. See here for the lineup.

 

 

May Events in Greater Seattle 

1-8: Kinky Boots Musical – Greater Seattle Events

Popular Broadway Show musical, Kinky Boots, comes to the 5th Ave Theatre. Discount tickets here

1-8: Apple Blossom Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Over in Wenatchee, you can enjoy the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival with apple pie, a car show, arts & crafts, carnival, parade and more.

1-15: Art & Design Show – Greater Seattle Events

EXPO 16: Art & Design BFA Exhibition by Cornish College of the Arts.

1-22: Sherlock Holmes – Greater Seattle Events

Repertory Theatre presents Sherlock Homes & The American Problem. Discount tickets here

4-22: Romeo & Juliet – Greater Seattle Events

Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center performs Romeo & Juliet. Discount tickets here

5-28: Wine & Chocolate – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Renton’s Sweet Decadence Wine & Chocolate Bar for Wine & Chocolate Pairing event. Discount tickets here

6-7: NW Paddling Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Northwest Paddling Festival on Lake Sammamish State Park with canoeists, kayakers and paddleboarders – Demos, races, tours and exhibits

6-8: Spring Book Sale – Greater Seattle Events

Over 100,000 books starting at $1. Book sale put on by friends of the Seattle Public Library in the exhibition hall of Seattle Center

6-8, 14-15: Camano Island Studio Tour – Greater Seattle Events

Free self-guided visit to artists at 28 studios

7: Bacon & Beer Classic – Greater Seattle Events

Head to Safeco Field for this festival with craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes, live music, dancing and games. Discount tickets here

7: Opening Day Boat Parade – Greater Seattle Events

Races and boat parade by UW through the Montlake Cut.

8: Mother’s Day Restaurants – Greater Seattle Events

Seach OpenTable for special menus on Mothers Day.

8: Color Run Tropicolor – Greater Seattle Events

Sold Out.

11: Runway to Peru – Greater Seattle Events

Fashion show event at Metropolist to help support conservation, reforestation and sustainable agriculture in Peru.

11-14: Ballard Jazz Festival – Greater Seattle Events

Swedish pancake jazz brunch, classic car show and world class musicians.

12-22: Beer Week –

Dozens of beer-tasting and food-pairing events at Seattle Beer Week.

13-15: Bluegrass Festival –

Take a drive to Shelton High School and enjoy the Bluegrass from the Forest Festival.

14: Maritime Festival –

Free festival at Pier 66, the Seattle Maritime Festival Harbor Open House, with boat tours, a boat parade, walk-on tugboats, Coast Guard Demos, music, chowder cook off and more.

14: West Seattle Garage Sale –

Variety of garage sales all around West Seattle at their big West Seattle Garage sale.

17: Norwegian Day –

6pm parade and celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day at the 17th of May Festival in Ballard with activities and music.

21-22: U-District Street Fair –

This street fair has food vendors, arts and crafts, music, dance and comedy.

21-22 Mineral Show –

Lake city community center features 45 mineral dealers.

22: Ice cream Festival –

Sample and buy from a dozen Seattle ice cream makers at Chophouse Row on 11th Ave.

27-30: Sasquatch Music Festival –

Gorge Amphitheater hosts this annual music festival with some of the biggest names in music.

27-30: Folklife Festival –

Enjoy 100s of music and dance performances, traditional art and workshops from around the world at the annual NW Folklife Festival.

29-30: Everett Car Show – 

Cruizin’ to Colby is a car show put on by Seattle Rod-Tiques Car Club.

30: Memorial Day Mini Triathlon – 

‘Try-Athlon’ is 10 minutes each of Spin biking, swimming and treadmill running at the rec center in Seattle University to benefit Wounded Warriors. Ages 18+

30: Tankfest Northwest Show – 

Military show at Paine Field in Everett where you can see tanks, military vehicles, artillery weapons, firing demos and more.

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30+ April Events in Greater Seattle – 

1: Wine Party – enjoy wine, appetizers and dancing at ‘The New Vintage’ party

1: UFO Festival – This festival features UFO fun including alien costume contests, kids’ activities, films, flying saucers and live music at the Burien UFO Festival.

1-3: Moving Musical – ‘Violet’ is an award-winning musical about the story of a young woman with scars and the meaning of true beauty.

1-13: Comedy & Variety Acts – ‘Moisture Festival’ has 50 shows of comedy and variety natures at Teatro ZinZanni, Broadway Performance Hall and Hale’s Palladium. Late night shows are for age 18+.

1-17: Whirligig – Carnival for kids in the Armory at Seattle Center

1-30: Tulip Festival – Head up to ‘Skagit Valley Tulip Festival’ for beautiful fields of tulips, daffodils, street fair in Mt Vernon and art shows scattered about the country and in nearby La Conner.

2: New 520 Bridge Celebration – ‘Go Long’ celebration features a run/walk on the new 520 bridge, ribbon cutting, food trucks, exhibits and more.

2: Hawaiian Festival – Visit ‘Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival’ for Hawaiian music, vendors, hula and workshops.

7-10: Comicon –‘Emerald City Comicon’ is a big game, comic book and pop-culture event at the convention center.

7-10: Magic Show – See ‘Ivan Amodei’ amazing 90 minute magic show with live music at the Westin.

9-10: Arts & Crafts Show – Head to Magnuson Park for ‘Spring Best of the NW Art & Fine Craft Show’ with 100 artists and food trucks.

10-14 & 17-21: Restaurant Week – Special deals on 3 course meals at over 150+ participating restaurants in Seattle.

14-17: Spring Fair – Head to Puyallup Fair Grounds for the ‘Spring Fair’ with animals, fair food, rides, garden show and a demolition derby.

15: Music Video Festival – SIFF Cinema Uptown hosts the ‘Sync Music Video Festival’

15: Seahawks Pet Benefit – At the ‘Bark Benefit’ $100 to support animal rescue will also let you meet the Sea Gals, Blue Thunder drumline, Blitz, a Seahawk player and has food, wine and an auction.

15-17: Women’s Show – Seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demos, and 100s of vendors at the ‘NW Women’s Show’ taking place in CenturyLink Field Event Center.

15-17: ‘Showcase’ – Old-time radio show live reenactments, panel discussions, banquet and guest stars in Bellevue.

15-24: Coppelia Ballet – Comic ballet story by PNB in McCaw Hall, Choreography by Balanchine.

16-17: International Children’s Festival – Located in Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, the ‘International Children’s Friendship Festival’ is free to attend and kids can make origami, get their faces painted, see dancing, singing and live music by children from around the world.

16-17: Seattle Gold & Treasure Show – At this fair you can learn about metal detecting, gold panning and see other various seminars and vendors dealing with treasure in Monroe at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

16-17: Crab Races & Crab Feed – ‘World Class Crab Races & Crab Feed’ in Westport

16-23: Earth Day Events – ‘Earth Day Run’ in Magnuson Park, State Parks Free Day, Newcastle Earth Day events at Lake Boren Park, Planting Work Party in Renton, Earth Day Storytelling at Duwamish Longhouse.

17: Saturday Night Fever – Musical based on the 1970s film at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma.

20: Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Happy hour and film festival with inspiring films about nature and the environment at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

22: Arcade Lights Food Festival – Taste of Pike Place Market – food, craft beer and wine

22-23: Beer Festival – 40 beers from WA breweries and food trucks at WA Beer Collaboration Festival – on the lawn at South Lake Union Discovery Center.

22-24: Cherry Blossom Festival – Visit Seattle Center for ‘Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival’

22-24: Spring Carnival – ‘Celebrate Spring Weekend’ at Evergreen State Fairgrounds for rides, animals, a quilt show, root beer garden and more

16-24: Free National Park Day – Free entrance to all national parks

27-5/8: Kinky Boots Musical – Feel-good Broadway musical at the 5th Ave Theatre

29-8/15: Art & Design Show – ‘Expo 16: Art & Design BFA Exhibition’ hosted by Cornish College of the Arts

 

36 Great Seattle Events in March – (Plus free & discount tickets!)

1-5: Fringe Theater Festival – Smaller theaters on Capitol Hill and in the Seattle Center put on uncensored and unpredictable plays.

2-12: Opera – ‘Mary Stuart’ is sung in Italian (English subtitles) at McCaw Hall and is the story about Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I fighting for the throne.

4-5: Wine Festival – Poverty Bay Wine Festival takes place at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium and provides live music, tastings from 25 WA state wineries and you can also sample local food.

4-6: Artic Science Days – Pacific Science Center is having their Polar Science Weekend where you can learn about the Artic and Antarctic from scientists.

4-6: Golf & Travel Show – More than 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink. Get free tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/DHHomeTeam/posts/471420273054117 seattle golf

4-13: Musical ‘9-5’ – Seattle Musical Theatre is putting on this musical at Magnuson Park that’s based on the hit movie with music by Dolly Parton. Discount tickets here:  https://www.goldstar.com/events/seattle-wa/9-to-5-the-musical-tickets?aff_sub5=&modal_signup=&test_signup=

5: Bourbon & Bacon – Seattle Design Center hosts ‘Bourbon & Bacon Fest’ for ages 21+

5: Wine Tasting – Visit the Snohomish Event Center for their Snohomish Wine Festival, featuring 70 wines and appetizers.

5-6: Travel & Adventure Fair – Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Visit Travel Adventures Gear Expo at CenturyLink. Get free tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/DHHomeTeam/posts/471420273054117

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6-31: Dine Around Seattle – Enjoy special deals on 3-course meals on great local restaurants. Lunches (if offered) are $18 and dinner is $33 plus any beverages and tip.

12: Saint Patrick’s Parade – Head to South Lake Union to see the arrival of St. Patrick by boat at 6pm, hosted by the SLU Chamber.

12: Fashion Show – Students from the Art Institute show their collections at this annual event at Motif Seattle. Shows at 5 and 8pm.

12: Irish Ceremony – Irish Flag-raising ceremony  and playing of the Irish & US national anthems with the Mayor of Seattle at the King County Administration Building.

12: Best Shows on the Internet – Northwest Film Forum hosts ‘Seattle Web Fest’ showing 50 web series, panel discussions and giving out awards.

12: St Patrick’s Day Run – Kirkland and Tacoma host St Patrick’s Day Runs. Seattle hosts their St. Patrick’s Day Dash on the 13th of this month.

12-13: Irish Festival – Music, singing, films, vendors, dancing and activities for children at the Seattle Center Armory

12-13: Dog Show – 2,000 dogs competing, 11,000 attendees come to CenturyLink Event Center for this show put on by the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show.

15-20: Literary Festival – APRIL (Authors, Publishers & Readers of Independent Literature) takes place on Capitol Hill where you can hear funny, serious and some provocative readings by independent writers.

19: Free State Parks – 140 WA state parks are free this day. Enjoy a day outside!

19: Cask Beer Festival – Head to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for the WA Cask Beer Festival with 85 beers from 40 WA breweries.

19: Color Festival – Celebrate Holi at Crossroads Park on the eastside with flying powdered colors, DJ and Indian food.

19: Mud Run – Tacoma Mud Run at Swan Creek Park combines mud, trail running, obstacles and adventure on a 2 mile course.

19: Scottish Bagpipes & Dance – Tartan Ball at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Pavilion where you can hear Scottish music, wear the tartan of a Scottish clan, enjoy Scotch at the open bar or join in the dancing.

20: Lord of the Dance – ‘Dangerous Games’ is a new show that blends traditional and modern Celtic dance and music. Playing at the Paramount Theatre. Discount tickets here: https://www.goldstar.com/events/seattle-wa/broadway-spectacular-lord-of-the-dance-dangerous-games-tickets?aff_sub5=&modal_signup=&test_signup=

20: Film Festival – Sci Fi & Fantasy Short Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Uptown.

20: French Festival – French music, food, wine tasting, best baguette contest and childrens activities at the Seattle Center Armory.

20: Mercer Island Half Marathon – 5k run/walk, 10k run and a kid’s dash beginning at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

24-27: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention – ‘Norwescon’ at the Double Tree Airport Hotel features vendors, events, panelists and 24-hr gaming.

25: Jazz Bands – ‘Hot Java Cool Jazz’ at the Paramount Theatre by 5 top local high school bands.

25-26: Beer & Scotch Festival – Head to Fremont Studios ‘Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest’ to taste 80 varieties of beer, scotch, spirits and wine as this annual event.

26: Free State Parks – 140 WA state parks are free this day for all. Get out and enjoy!

26: Bunny Bar Crawl – ‘BunnyCon’ is a bar crawl around Seattle where participants are encouraged to wear a bunny costume or ears and hop from bar to bar.

26: Georgetown Bites – 5 bites and beverages of your choice from 28 locations in Georgetown for $20. Additional bites for $5 each.

27: Easter Restaurants – Find a great list of restaurants on OpenTable with special Easter menus.

30-4/3: Belly Dance Festival – Workshops and performances at ‘Cues and Tattoos’ at and near Seattle Center.

31: Wine Gala – ‘Red & White Party’ at Aqua on Pier 70 where you can taste 90 of WA best wines and appetizers.