Seattle events calendar - April 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend shows, discount tickets, Easter egg hunts, and kids’ free events in Seattle, Washington.

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April 2015

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.

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UFO festival

April 1, 2015

11 miles south

Burien UFO Festival features flying saucers, alien costume contests, kids’ activities, films, and live music in and near the Tin Room Bar. Free.

Comedy and variety acts

April 1 - 12, 2015 (begins March 19)

Seattle locations

Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 50 shows at Hale’s Palladium, Broadway Performance Hall, and Teatro ZinZanni at 3 & 7:30 p.m. for all ages; burlesque & late-night 18+.

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 in Mt. Vernon is April 17 to 19.

Easter egg hunts

April 2 - 5, 2015

Please confirm date and time.

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.

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.

Anime festival

April 3 - 5, 2015

0.5 miles east

Anime is a style of Japanese film and TV animation that you will find at Sakura-Con, plus gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, exhibits, and industry guests in the Seattle convention center.

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).

Carnival for kids

April 4 - 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.

Easter restaurants

April 5, 2015

Greater Seattle area

OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Free electronics recycling

April 11, 2015

1.2 miles south

Get rid of TVs, computers, monitors, printers, and more at the annual eCycle Event in the north parking lot of CenturyLink Field. No boxes or packaging.

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.

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

81 miles north

Your ticket to Anacortes Spring Wine Festival includes tastes from 32 wineries, food from 7 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 165 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, rides, 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.

Old-time radio shows

April 17 - 19, 2015

11 miles east

Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound (REPS) invites you to a Showcase of live reenactments, guest stars, panel discussions, and a banquet in Bellevue.
April 2015

Crab races and crab feed

April 18, 2015

124 miles SW

Watch crabs race and eat crab at the World Class Crab Races and Crab Feed in Westport at the Pacific Ocean.

Free national park day

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 & 25, 2015

Cannabis comedy

April 20, 2015 (8 p.m.)

3.3 miles north

Marijuana is legal in Seattle and the butt of jokes at The Green Show comedy improv at Atlas Theater in Fremont, ages 18+.

Serial-killer musical comedy

April 21 - 26, 2015

17 miles east

Despite the ghastly theme, audiences love No Way to Treat a Lady. It’s a detective thriller with comedy, an upbeat score, and even romance at Village Theatre in Issaquah.

Discount tickets.

European music of Jacques Brel

April 21 - May 17, 2015

0.3 miles SE

Experience the life and music of the poetic pop artist who sang about love, life, joy, heartbreak, and loss in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at ACT Theatre.

Discount tickets for May.

Prize-winning drama

April 21 - 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.

Political thriller onstage

April 22 - May 17, 2015

1 mile NW

Little Bee is a best-selling book about an English woman and a Nigerian refuge girl, soon to be a film starring Nicole Kidman. See the play now at Center Theatre, for mature audiences.

Discount tickets.

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 (5:30 to 10 p.m.)

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 show

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

Seattle locations

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) showcases the best young directors age 24 and younger from around the world at the Cinerama and SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Funny musical

April 23 - 26, 2015

7.2 miles NE

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is Stephen Sondeheim’s slapstick musical about life in ancient Rome onstage at Seattle Musical Theatre in Warren G. Magnuson Park.

Discount tickets.

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

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 (4 to 9 p.m.)

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 at 9:30 p.m. Watch people parade as animals in the Procession of the Species Saturday at 4:30 p.m. 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.

Clean comedy

April 24 - 26, 2015

3.3 miles north

ComedySportz is two teams of comedians acting out humorous situations based on audience suggestions at The Atlas Theater in Fremont. (Sunday shows are lower on their page.)

Discount tickets.

Alice in Wonderland

April 24 - May 3, 2015

3.4 miles north

Stone Soup Theatre performs the classic fantasy Alice in Wonderland with a few plot twists that will delight both adults and children.

Discount tickets.

Comedy about family

April 24 - May 3, 2015

15 miles north

Italian grandparents conspire to keep their grandson from moving to Seattle in madcap Over the River and Through the Woods in Edmonds.

Discount tickets for April 26.

Evita in Tacoma

April 24 - May 3, 2015

39 miles south

Evita is a musical that tells the story of Argentina’s former first lady, with a stunning score by Andrew Lloyd Webber including Don't Cry for Me Argentina, at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Discount tickets.

Irish theater

April 24 - May 17, 2015

1.4 miles NW

Outside Mullingar is a romantic comedy about two misfits on neighboring Irish farms finding happiness, live at Bagley Wright Theatre. Discount tickets.

Adventure race

April 25, 2015 (morning)

1.7 miles south

Seattle Urban Trek is a team adventure race that includes seven miles of mental and physical challenges, beginning at Safeco Field. Age 18+.

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.

Family obstacle challenge

April 25, 2015

11 miles east

Teams compete in physical feats, mind tasks, and creativity at the Great Challenge at South Bellevue Community Center. Register for families age 6+ at 9 a.m. or teen/young adult 16-30 at 1:30 p.m.

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, and the Eastside.

Family musical

April 25 - 26, 2015

1 mile NW

The classic children’s book Goodnight Moon comes to life onstage at Seattle Center.

Discount tickets.

Spring Carnival

April 25 - 26, 2015 (April 24 evening)

32 miles NE

Evergreen State Spring Carnival has carnival rides, animals, kids’ activities, a quilt show, and a root beer garden at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Free admission. Parking $5.

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.

Family show

April 25 - May 30, 2015

1.6 miles NW

Dream On is cirque with a rock ‘n roll twist, which is performed around you and fine for all ages, at Teatro ZinZanni north of Seattle Center.

Discount tickets for Saturday May 2.

Cruise & salmon bake

April 25 - Sept. 27, 2015

0.7 miles SW

Tillicum Village Salmon Bake and Cruise includes a 45-minute boat ride to Blake Island, a salmon buffet, and Indian dancing. Departs from near the aquarium due to construction. Discount adult tickets $71.

Pops concert

April 26, 2015 (3 p.m.)

38 miles south

The annual Sounds of Brass Pops Concert is held at Tacoma Community College. This event repeats with classical music in January. Donation.

Shakespeare tragedy

April 29 - May 17, 2015

1.5 miles NW

Othello is the story of a general in the Venetian army, his new wife, and a manipulative man trying to drive them apart, at Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Discount tickets.

Pop/rock musical

April 30 - May 24, 2015

0.3 miles SE

Jasper faces gods and monsters of the underworld in a quest to save his love in Jasper in Deadland at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Discount tickets for May.

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April 2015 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.