Spring is all about new beginnings! Maybe now is the time to begin getting out there and enjoying some of the great activities that the Seattle area has to offer.
Ah, but where to start? I’ve got some great news: There is plenty going on in Seattle in the spring. Here’s a look at just 15 of the events and activities that will be going on in our area soon. It’s probably a safe bet to say that Seattle has something for everybody!
Below you’ll find just a smattering of the events that are coming up in April alone! It’s really a wonderful mash-up of a wide variety of activities. Some are right in your neighborhood and others are a short drive away. Many of these events are FREE! Springtime is a great time to explore all the fun things to do in the Seattle area. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
Fringe Theater festival
April 1, 2017 (begins March 23)
See unpredictable and uncensored plays and shows in small Capitol Hill theaters and the basement of the Armory at Seattle Center during Seattle Fringe Festival.
April 1 - 30, 2017
Wine & Chocolate in Tacoma
April 7 - 8, 2017 (4 to 9 p.m.)
Taste wine and chocolate from 70 vendors, and see vintage cars at LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair at Marymount Event Center for age 21+.
Blues Music in Tacoma
April 8, 2017
The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival begins after the Daffodil Parade at multiple Tacoma venues.
April 8, 2017
International Children’s Festival
April 15 - 16, 2017
Children from around the world dance, sing, play music, make origami, and get faces painted at the International Children’s Friendship Festival at Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion. Free.
April 16, 2017
Cherry Blossom Festival
April 21 - 23, 2017
The Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival celebrates Seattle’s friendship with Japan and Japan’s gift of 1000 cherry trees in 1976. Enjoy Japanese art, dance, music, and food at Seattle Center.
Apple Blossom Festival
April 27 - May 7, 2017
The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee offers apple pie, arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival, parade, and run.
Olympia Arts Weekend
April 28 - 29, 2017
World Rhythm Festival
April 28 - 30, 2017
Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.
Bacon and Beer
April 29, 2017 (1 to 10 p.m.)
Adults enjoy craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, live music, dancing, and interactive games at Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field.
Green Home Tour
April 29 - 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Tacoma City Marathon is one of the area’s best and includes running across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, or run the marathon relay, half marathon, or 5K.
April 30, 2017 (5 p.m.)
Cochon 555 is a culinary competition that features a stand-up tasting of dozens of chef-prepared dishes paired with wine, beer, and spirits at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for $125.