Seattle events calendar for April 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Seattle, Washington.

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Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do in April 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

UFO festival

April 1, 2015

11 miles south

Burien UFO Festival features flying saucers, alien costume contests, a Flash Mob dance, and live music in and near the Tin Room Bar. Free.

Comedy and variety acts

April 1 - 12, 2015 (begins March 19)

Seattle locations

The Moisture Festival is billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival. Most of the 50 shows are at Hale’s Palladium and Broadway Performance Hall. The 3 p.m. and most 7:30 p.m. shows are OK for kids.

Tulip festival

April 1 - 30, 2015

60 miles north

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features spectacular fields of blooming tulips and daffodils (field map). The free Tulip Festival Street Fair is April 17 - 19 in Mt. Vernon.

Dramatic comedy

April 2 - 4, 2015 (begins March 5)

1 mile east

A crew of misfits running a small-town movie theater grapples with life’s complexities in the hilarious and heartbreaking The Flick on Capitol Hill.

Discount tickets for March.

Science fiction & fantasy convention

April 2 - 5, 2015

15 miles south

Norwescon features 200 panelists, vendors, events, and 24-hour gaming at DoubleTree Hotel in SeaTac.

Classic play

April 2 - 12, 2015 (begins March 17)

1 mile NW

Tartuffe is Moliere’s comic masterpiece about a charming imposter who nearly defrauds a wealthy family at the Center Theatre.

Discount tickets.

Beer and Scotch festival

April 3 - 4, 2015

4 miles north

Taste 80 varieties of beer, Scotch whisky, wine, and spirits at the annual Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival in Fremont Studios.

Romantic play

April 3 - 4, 2015 (begins March 20)

5.2 miles NW

The Rainmaker is a classic Broadway production filled with romance, drama, and humor about a farm girl and a con man at Ballard Underground.

Discount tix.

Carnival for kids

April 3 - 19, 2015

1 mile NW

Whirligig entertains children with inflatable water rides, juggling, storytelling, and live music in the Armory at Seattle Center. Thursdays are free.

Math festival

April 4, 2015

4 miles NE

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival encourages 4th to 12th grade students to approach mathematical activities, games, and puzzles with creativity and persistence at the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB).

Easter egg hunts

April 4 - 5, 2015

multiple locations

Easter restaurants

April 5, 2015

Greater Seattle area

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Burlesque fantasy

April 8 - 11, 2015

0.3 miles south

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland adds bawdy beauty, a whirlwind of whimsy, and a melange of music to Lewis Carroll’s classic tale at The Triple Door.

Discount tickets.

International tasting

April 9, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)

1 mile SE

Taste ethnic dishes from different countries with unlimited wine and beer at Flavors of the International Rescue Committee at Impact Hub.

Romantic opera

April 10 & 12, 2015

34 miles south

Roméo et Juliette is the classic love story about two star-crossed lovers, performed in French with English subtitles at Pantages Theater, Tacoma.

Discount tix.

Daffodil parade

April 11, 2015

33 miles south

The free Daffodil Parade includes daffodil-covered floats, marching bands, clowns, and pirates that travel through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. It’s the highlight of the Daffodil Festival.
April 2015

Blues music

April 11, 2015

33 miles south

The Gray Sky Blues Music Festival begins after the Daffodil Parade at multiple Tacoma venues.

Wine festival

April 11, 2015 (12 to 4:30 p.m.)

81 miles north

Your ticket to Anacortes Spring Wine Festival includes tastes from 32 wineries, food from 6 restaurants, and entertainment on the waterfront.

International children’s festival

April 11 - 12, 2015

1 mile NW

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.

Film festival

April 11 - 19, 2015

1.7 miles SE

The African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) shows positive, provocative, and penetrating independent films at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

Restaurant Week

April 12 - 16 and 19 - 23, 2015

Seattle locations

Get a special deal on a three-course meal at 150 restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week, which excludes Friday and Saturday. Repeats in Oct.

Spring Fair

April 16 - 19, 2015

37 miles south

Spring Fair features baby animals, pig races, fair food, a garden show, and a demolition derby at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center.

World Rhythm Festival

April 17 - 19, 2015

1 mile NW

Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.

Prize-winning drama

April 17 - May 17, 2015

0.3 miles SE

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is Tennessee Williams’ classic play about family expectations, deception, and sexual desire at ACT Theatre.

Discount tickets in May.

Poetry competition

April 18, 2015 (uncertain)

0.5 mile SE

Poets have three minutes each to compete for audience applause or boos at the Seattle Poetry Grand Slam at Town Hall Seattle to determine who will go to nationals.

Crab races and crab feed

April 18, 2015

124 miles SW

Race, eat, and enjoy crab at the World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed in Westport.

Free park days

April 18 - 19, 2015

All national parks

Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Earth Day events

April 18 - 22, 2015

Wine tasting

April 23, 2015 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1 mile NW

Taste unlimited samples of Washington wine paired with appetizers and hear wine experts at Science Uncorked for ages 21+ at Pacific Science Center.

Wild & scenic films

April 23, 2015

1.5 miles NW

Attend a happy hour and then see eight inspiring films about nature and the environment at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Erotic art festival

April 23 - 25, 2015

1.2 miles NW

Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an uncensored collection of art, films, and live performances at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Bring ID and be 18 for daytime events and 21 for evening events.

Films by young directors

April 23 - 26, 2015

0.2 miles NW

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) showcases the best young directors age 22 and younger from around the world at the Cinerama.

Apple Blossom Festival

April 23 - May 3, 2015

148 miles east

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee offers apple pie, arts and crafts, golf, a car show, carnival, parade, and run.

Taste of Pike Place Market

April 24, 2015 (7 to 10 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Arcade Lights is an artisan food, craft beer, and wine festival featuring more than 70 local artisan food and drink purveyors for ages 21+ to benefit the market.

Scrapbook Expo

April 24 - 25, 2015

36 miles south

Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at Scrapbook Expo at Puyallup fairgrounds.

Wine & chocolate in Tacoma

April 24 - 25, 2015

44 miles south

Taste wine & chocolate and see vintage cars at LeMay Wine & Chocolate Affair at Marymount Event Center.

Olympia arts weekend

April 24 - 25, 2015

62 miles south

Admire art Friday evening and Saturday at Arts Walk. Join a luminary procession Friday night. Watch people parade as animals in the Procession of the Species Saturday evening. Free.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 24 - 26, 2015

1 mile NW

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. Free.

Irish play

April 24 - May 17, 2015

1.4 miles NW

Outside Mullingar is a romantic comedy about Irish farmers at Bagley Wright Theatre.

Pet expo

April 25, 2015

1 mile NW

Bring your pet (see rules) to Seattle Pet Expo, which offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions in Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Free.

Beer tasting

April 25, 2015 (noon)

10 miles north

Enjoy music, a bratwurst lunch, and tastes of beer from 15 local breweries at Beer Fest in Shoreline.

Green home tour

April 25 - 26, 2015

multiple locations

Take the free Northwest Green Home Tour to see the latest in solar-powered, energy efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations include Seattle, Edmonds, Issaquah, and Bothell.

Spring Carnival

April 24 - 26, 2015

32 miles NE

Evergreen State Spring Carnival has carnival rides, live music, beer and root beer gardens, quilt and science shows, and animals at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Free except parking.

Printing festival

April 25 - 26, 2015 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

34 miles south

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

Dutch festival

April 25 - 26, 2015

92 miles north

Holland Happening is a family carnival, street fair, and parade in Oak Harbor. Limited events on Friday.
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April 2015 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.