Seattle events calendar for February 2017. 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 - 4, 2017 (begins Jan. 27)

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.

Children’s Film Festival

February 1 - 11, 2017 (begins Jan. 26)

1 mile east

See the best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 3 to 12 at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum.

Improvised Music Festival

February 2 - 4, 2017

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.

Frog day

February 4, 2017

35 miles north

Enjoy kids’ activities, see Princess Amphibiana and the mayor introduce a frog named Snohomish Slew, dance to music, and meet firefighters on Snohomish Ground Frog Day. Free.

Eagle Festival

February 4, 2017 (some events Feb. 3)

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.

Antique and collectibles show

February 4 - 5, 2017

37 miles south

Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show [sound], this event has 400 vendors selling furniture, glassware, slot machines, movie memorabilia, estate jewelry, paintings, mechanical banks, and toys at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Repeats Nov.

Dinner social in the dark

February 9 - 11, 2017

3.3 miles north

Blind professional waiters serve a vegetarian dinner family style with wine and dessert at Seattle Blind Cafe as you hear a set of live music performed by a blind orchestra at Nalanda West.

RV show

February 9 - 12, 2017

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 10, 2017 (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 10, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

11 miles south

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert of romantic music includes a piano concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony #4 at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 10, 2017

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.

Wine and chocolate

February 10 - 12, 2017

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.

UW cultural festival

February 10 & 25, 2017

5 miles NE

FIUTS CulturalFest is an international expo Feb. 10 plus a music and dance show Feb. 25, produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.

Run in your underwear

February 11, 2017

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.

Valentine’s Day wine walk

February 11, 2017

34 miles south

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

Gig Harbor wine walk

February 11, 2017

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+.

Chocolate & drinks

February 12, 2017

0.3 miles SW

Wine, spirits, cider, and mead pair deliciously with chocolate, artisan cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2017

Greater Seattle area

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

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2017 (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.

Valentine’s Day cocktails

February 14, 2017

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+.

Improvisational theater

February 15 - 19, 2017

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.

Everett Film Festival

February 17 - 18, 2017

29 miles north

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

Cowboy gathering

February 17 - 19, 2017

108 miles east

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

Modern dance

February 18 - 19, 2017

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 18 - 19, 2017

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 18 - 20, 2017

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.

Home show

February 18 - 26, 2017

1.5 miles south

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

Alternative wedding show

February 19, 2017

3.4 miles north

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

Flower and garden show

February 22 - 26, 2017

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 opening-night party benefits the arboretum.

Bluegrass festival

February 23 - 26, 2017

11 miles east

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

Wine and food

February 24 - 26, 2017

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.

Statewide beer events

February 25, 2017

Washington state locations

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

Book festival

February 25, 2017

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 25, 2017 (uncertain)

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.

Math festival

February 25, 2017 (12:30 to 4 p.m.)

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), in the North Ballroom on floor 2.

Wine tasting

February 25, 2017

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 25, 2017 (uncertain)

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.

Gold & gem show

February 25 - 26, 2017

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.

Battle of words

February 2017 (undated)

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.

Noir film festival

February 2017 (undated)

0.8 miles east

Noir City screens classic films that are stylish, cynical, and melodramatic at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Bike swap

February 2017 (undated)

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.

Erotic art party

February 2017 (undated)

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 2017 (undated)

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.

Asian American Film Festival

February 2017 (undated)

1.1 miles east

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

Cultural arts dinner

February 2017 (undated)

2.8 miles south

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

Mardi Gras show

February 2017 (undated)

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+.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

February 2017 (undated)

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.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 2017 (undated)

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.

Wine, chocolate, and hydros

February 2017 (undated)

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 - Enumclaw

February 2017 (undated)

45 miles SE

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

Wine & chocolate - Mt. Vernon

February 2017 (undated)

60 miles north

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

Naked bungee jump

February 2017 (undated)

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).

Valentine’s Day at Chihuly

February 2017 (undated)

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.

Valentine’s Day cruise

February 2017 (undated)

4 miles north

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

Valentine’s Day burlesque show

February 2017 (undated)

5 miles SE

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