Seattle events calendar for February 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Seattle, Washington.

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

Mileage is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Boat show

February 1 - 6, 2016 (begins Jan. 29)

1.5 miles south

Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars, is at CenturyLink Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union.

Improvised Music Festival

February 4 - 6, 2016

4.4 miles north

Seattle Improvised Music Festival [scroll down] features musicians dedicated to playing free-form music on the 4th floor of Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Donation.

Wine & chocolate - Enumclaw

February 5 - 6, 2016

45 miles SE

Sample chocolate, taste wine (with ID), hear music, and watch demonstrations at Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival at Enumclaw Expo Center.

Eagle Festival

February 5 - 6, 2016

47 miles north

The Eagle Festival includes guided tours, speakers, demonstrations, an art and photography show, live music, and horse-drawn wagon rides in Arlington.

Battle of words

February 5 - 7, 2016

0.8 miles east

Medicine Ball: Playwrights vs. Poets is a literary boxing match of 8 playwrights and 8 poets performing plays and poems about Seattle on Capitol Hill to earn your votes.

Fantasy convention

February 5 - 7, 2016

15 miles south

MythicWorlds celebrates myth, legend, folklore, and traditional music at DoubleTree Seattle Airport.

Brazilian show

February 6, 2016 (9 p.m.)

0.5 miles NW

Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, and the band plays music of Brazil at the Crocodile. Video.

Wine tasting

February 6, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

11.6 miles east

Cabernet Classic is a $100 tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon with appetizers at Porsche Bellevue.

Wine, chocolate, and hydros

February 6, 2016 (6 to 10 p.m.)

15 miles south

Sample wine and food while hearing live music and seeing hydroplanes at the evening Winter Wine and Chocolate Tasting at the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum in Kent. RSVP at 206-764-9453.

Wine & chocolate - Mt. Vernon

February 6 - 7, 2016

60 miles north

Taste reserve red wines paired with local chocolates at Red Wine and Chocolate Festival at seven wineries in Mount Vernon.

Local film festival

February 8, 2016 (7 p.m.)

6.3 miles north

See 6 locally made films, cheer for favorites, and buy bites & brews at Cine-City: Community Film Exposé at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Greenwood.

Mardi Gras show

February 9, 2016 (8 p.m.)

5 miles SE

Mardi Gras Mayhem features Peculiar Pretzelmen Big Band of L.A. playing authentic swamp jazz and voodoo mayhem, plus some burlesque and variety acts at Columbia City Theater for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 11 - 14, 2016

0.3 miles south

The Atomic Bombshells perform J’Adore, a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with humor, style, and dazzle at The Triple Door for age 21+.

RV show

February 11 - 14, 2016

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Recreational Vehicle (RV) Show is an annual event of new vehicles, accessories, and daily seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Wine & jazz

February 12, 2016 (6 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles south

Hearts & Wine is an elegant evening of sampling wine, food, and chocolate desserts with jazz and a wine auction at The Foundry.

Valentine’s Day symphony

February 12, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

11 miles south

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert features romantic music, including Romeo and Juliet, at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. An optional pre-concert talk is 6:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 12, 2016 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

34 miles south

Stroll through a romantically lit conservatory, hear live music, see floral displays, and taste Wine & Chocolate at W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Buy tickets in advance in person or call.

Cowboy gathering

February 12 - 14, 2016

108 miles east

The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering celebrates traditional cowboy music, poetry, art, gear, and chow in Ellensburg.

UW cultural festival

February 12 & 20, 2016

5 miles NE

FIUTS CulturalFest is an international expo Feb. 12, and music & dance show Feb. 20, produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.

Valentine’s Day wine walk

February 13, 2016 (4 to 7 p.m.)

34 miles south

Enjoy wine, chocolate, music, and small-town shopping at the Sweetheart Wine Walk in Sumner.

Gig Harbor wine walk

February 13, 2016 (1 to 5 p.m.)

44.3 miles SW

Visit 13 shops on the waterfront pouring wine, craft beer, spirits, or cider on the Winter Sip & Stroll, with some serving appetizers, in Gig Harbor for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day at Chihuly

February 13 - 14, 2016

1 miles NW

Valentine’s Day includes valet parking, a visit to the glass museum, champagne and appetizers, a four-course dinner with wine, and live jazz at Chihuly Garden and Glass. [They deleted their ticket page so it may be sold out.]

Valentine’s Day cruise

February 13 - 14, 2016

4 miles north

Enjoy a Valentine’s Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the lakes, departing from either Kirkland or Seattle.

Modern dance

February 13 - 14, 2016

11 miles east

Chop Shop is a contemporary dance festival with leading national and international award-winning dancers at The Theatre at Meydenbauer in Bellevue.

Fly Fishing Show

February 13 - 14, 2016

16 miles north

The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center. Fly Fishing Film Festival Sat. evening requires a separate ticket.

Kids weekend at Northwest Trek

February 13 - 15, 2016

55 miles south

Up to 4 kids age 0-12 are free with each paying adult during Kids ‘n’ Critters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, which includes activities and crafts in Eatonville.

Wine and chocolate

February 13 - 15, 2016

143 miles east

Bring a glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at 40 wineries in the Yakima Valley at Red Wine & Chocolate. Pay at each winery or buy a Premier Pass.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2016

Greater Seattle area

OpenTable lists restaurants in the Seattle area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2016 (8:30 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

The Comedy of Love is improvised based on audience suggestions and true stories about lust, passion, and heartbreak at The Market Theater.

Bike swap

February 14, 2016 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

1 mile NW

Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Valentine’s Day cocktails

February 14, 2016 (6 & 7 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Valentine’s Day Wine & Cocktail Hour is a romantic wine and cocktail tasting with appetizers in the Volunteer Park Conservatory greenhouse for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque show

February 14, 2016

5 miles SE

Hard Love is a sultry and comedic burlesque show on Valentine’s Day at Columbia City Theater for age 21+.

Flower and garden show

February 17 - 21, 2016

0.5 mile east

February is a great time to be indoors at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Six acres of show gardens and 300 vendors fill the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The preview party on Feb. 16 benefits the arboretum.

Improvisational theater

February 17 - 21, 2016

5 miles north

Enjoy a week of live entertainment at the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT) in two University District locations. May not be suitable for children.

Classical music

February 18, 2016 (7:30 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Seattle Symphony performs works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Fauré at Benaroya Hall.

Everett Film Festival

February 19 - 20, 2016

29 miles north

Everett Film Festival shows films by or about women at Everett Performing Arts Center.

Asian American Film Festival

February 19 - 21, 2016

1.1 miles east

Seattle Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media at Northwest Film Forum, with opening-night party at Velocity.

Statewide beer events

February 20, 2016 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Washington state locations

Get special tastings and tours at 50 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Erotic art party

February 20, 2016 (8 p.m.)

1 mile east

Dress up for an evening of burlesque, live music, fancy appetizers, and a silent art auction to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (listed in April) at A Black Tie Affair in a Capitol Hill home for age 21+.

Yo-yo contest

February 20, 2016

1 mile NW

Watch some amazing yo-yo moves at the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships on the Armory’s stage at the Seattle Center. Free.

Run in your underwear

February 20, 2016

1.2 miles north

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Art Marble 21 for charity.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

February 20, 2016 (11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

10.1 miles east

The Lunar New Year celebration at Bellevue Square includes music, dance, crafts, martial arts, and a lion and dragon parade 2 to 3:15 p.m. Free.

Wine and food

February 20 - 21, 2016

1 mile NW

Taste a world of wine, beer, coffee, and fine food at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience at McCaw Hall on Sat. and Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Sun. Bring age 21 ID.

Gold & gem show

February 20 - 21, 2016

32 miles NE

Learn about prospecting and see Melody Tallis from the Gold Rush TV show at the Gold, Gem and Mineral Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

Naked bungee jump

February 20 - 21, 2016

186 miles NW via ferry

Are you willing to bare it all for charity at Naked Bungy for the B.C. Schizophrenia Society? Plunge 150 feet toward Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island if you are 95 to 400 pounds and age 19+ (18 with guardian).

Home show

February 20 - 28, 2016

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Repeats in Oct.

Alternative wedding show

February 21, 2016 (12 to 5 p.m.)

3.4 miles north

One Love is a wedding-planning event for same-sex couples at the Fremont Foundry. Free.

Bluegrass festival

February 25 - 28, 2016

11 miles east

Wintergrass includes dozens of acts on four stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Sewing fair

February 25 - 28, 2016

36 miles south

Shop 400 booths or attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Fringe theater festival

February 25 - March 5, 2016

1 mile east

See unpredictable and uncensored plays in small Capitol Hill theaters and the basement of the Armory at Seattle Center during the Seattle Fringe Festival.

Cultural arts dinner

February 26, 2016 (6 p.m.)

2.8 miles south

Destination Delridge is a $100 charity dinner with drinks, performances, and a dance at Metropolist.

Book festival

February 27, 2016

1 mile east

The Search For Meaning Book Festival at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry features 50+ authors who write about spirituality, faith, and social justice.

Venetian ball

February 27, 2016

2.7 miles south

Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball features music, entertainers, and classic costumes, plus dessert and a no-host bar at Metropolist.

Wine tasting

February 27, 2016 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

5 miles north

PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, music, appetizers, and a wine store at Phinney Center for age 21+.

Beer at Museum of Flight

February 27, 2016

9 miles south

Enjoy the Northwest’s best craft brews, catered food, live music, and airplanes on display at Hops & Props in the Museum of Flight. Sells out early.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 28, 2016

11 miles west via ferry

Bicycling Magazine called Chilly Hilly one of four classic American rides. Take your bike on the ferry, hit the hills of Bainbridge Island, and then eat a warm meal.
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