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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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, 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+.

Serial-killer musical comedy

April 1 - 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.

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.

Van tours from Seattle offer discount tickets.

European music of Jacques Brel

April 1 - 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 2.

Dramatic comedy

April 2 - 4, 2015

1 mile east

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

Discount tickets.

Into the Woods

April 2 - 4, 2015

18 miles NE

Young actors at Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts perform Into the Woods, an epic story that combines characters from familiar fairy tales.

Discount tickets.

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.

Classic play

April 2 - 12, 2015

1 mile NW

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

Family musical

April 2 - 26, 2015

1 mile NW

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

Discount tickets for April 2.

Chopin concert

April 3, 2015 (7 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Hear four works by Chopin, including a piano concerto, at Symphony Untuxed at Benaroya Hall.

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.

Prairie romance

April 3 - 4, 2015

5.2 miles NW

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

Discount tickets.

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.

Romantic British play

April 3 - 18, 2015

13 miles SW

Arcadia is a series of love stories set on an English country estate, exploring the nature of truth and time as it switches between 1809 and today, at Renton Civic Theatre.

Discount tickets.

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.

Clean comedy

April 3 - 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 $4.50.

Chocolate tour

April 3 - Dec. 26, 2015

0.2 miles SW

Your reward for walking the downtown Chocolate Indulgence Tour is 15+ decadent tastings and fun stories about chocolate in Seattle.

Discount tickets.

Taste of Capitol Hill

April 3 - Dec. 28, 2015

1.2 miles east

The Capitol Hill Food Tour begins at Cupcake Royale on East Pike Street and includes 14 delectable bites and beverages at nearby shop.

Discount tickets $42.

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 restaurants

April 5, 2015

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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 for April 8.

Alice in Wonderland

April 8 - 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.

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 tickets for April 10.

Funny musical

April 10 - 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.

Evita in Tacoma

April 10 - 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.

Free electronics recycling

April 11, 2015 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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 (12 to 4:30 p.m.)

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.

Cooking Japanese

April 11- 12, 2015

3.4 miles north

Learn how to make five different sushi rolls from an expert chef, and then enjoy them with three different sakes at Sushi Making + Saki Tasting at Chiso.

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.

French ballet

April 16 - 18, 2015 (8 p.m.)

3.8 miles NE

Lyon Opera Ballet is an innovate troupe full of surprises at UW Meany Theater.

Discount tickets.

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.

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.

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.

Free 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

Family show

April 18 - 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.

Cannabis comedy

April 20, 2015 (8 p.m.)

3.3 miles north

Marijuana is legal in Seattle, and now you can laugh about it during The Green Show comedy improv at Atlas Theater in Fremont, ages 18+.

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 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

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.

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.

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, and the Eastside.

Spring Carnival

April 25 - 26, 2015 (partial April 24)

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.

Adventure race

April 25, 2015

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+.

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.

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.

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.

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April 2015 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.     steve.fox@events12.com