Seattle events calendar for March 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 March 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.

Musical theater

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 5)

0.3 miles SE

Carousel features the beautiful songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 5th Avenue. Discount tickets.

Arctic science days

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 27)

1 mile NW

Learn about the Arctic and Antarctic from scientists at Polar Science Weekend, which features activities, demonstrations and exhibits at Pacific Science Center.

Golf and travel show

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 27)

1.5 miles south

Seattle Golf & Travel Show has more than 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Bike show

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

1.5 miles south

Check out the vendors of bikes, bike gear, travel accessories, and fitness equipment at the Seattle Bike Show (formerly Seattle Bike Expo) at CenturyLink Field Event Center. New management in 2015.

NW Outdoor Adventure Expo

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

1.5 miles south

Northwest Outdoor Adventure Expo is for outdoor enthusiasts and features a zip line, rock climbing wall, demo pool for kayaks, and tons of outdoor gear at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Bluegrass festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 26)

11 miles east

Wintergrass includes 30 acts on four stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Sewing fair

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 26)

36 miles south

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

Amazing acrobatics

March 1 - 22, 2015 (begins Jan. 29)

15 miles east

Cirque du Soleil performs its colorful acrobatic show Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities at Marymoor Park.

Restaurant discounts

March 1 - 31, 2015 (except Fri. & Sat.)

Seattle & Eastside locations

Local restaurants offers special deals on three-course meals during Dine Around Seattle. Repeats in Nov.

Opera

March 4 - 7, 2015 (begins Feb. 21)

1 mile NW

Seattle Opera performs Handel’s Semele about an unsophisticated but ambitious maiden who journeys outside her comfort zone to the rarified realm of the “beautiful people” in McCaw Hall. Discount tickets.

Wine festival

March 6 - 7, 2015

19 miles south

Enjoy live music, taste wines from 25 state wineries, and sample local food at Poverty Bay Wine Festival in the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines.

Dinosaur day

March 7, 2015

4 miles NE

Talk to paleontologists about dinosaurs and fossils at the annual Dino Day at the UW Burke Museum.

Arts center bash

March 7, 2015

6 miles SW

Youngstown Thrive has family-friendly activities, kids’ music, aerial performances, and snacks from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by an adult dance party with DJs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Science and engineering fair

March 7, 2015

12 miles east

View high school science projects and watch scientists award prizes at the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Bellevue College Gymnasium. Free to watch.

Kids’ art day

March 7, 2015

19 miles south

Kids create hands-on art projects for one flat fee at Kent Kids’ Arts Day in Kent Commons.

Dog show

March 7 - 8, 2015

1.5 miles south

The 75th annual Seattle Kennel Club All Breed Show, Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials attract 13,000 spectators and 2,000 dogs competing for awards at CenturyLink Events Center.

Dollhouse & miniature show

March 7 - 8, 2015

13 mile south

Seattle Miniature Show has 45 vendors at the DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter.
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Mussel festival

March 7 - 8, 2015

103 miles north

Penn Cove MusselFest has chowder tasting, boat tours, mussel-eating competitions, and children’s activities in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Free.

Quilt show

March 13 - 15, 2015

33 miles NE

More than 4000 visitors will admire 500 quilts and shop at the Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

Birding festival

March 13 - 15, 2015

110 miles north

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates migratory birds that flock to the pristine coastal area near Blaine. Free expert speakers, exhibits, and kids’ activities. Guided field trip is $5.

Saint Patrick’s parade

March 14, 2015

0 miles

St. Patrick’s Day Parade goes north on 4th Avenue from Jefferson Street to the Seattle Center.

St. Patrick’s run - Kirkland

March 14, 2015

11 miles NE

The 5K Kirkland Shamrock Run begins at Kirkland Marina Park with special groups for dogs, strollers, and walkers, and ends with a party at Wilde Rover.

Irish Festival

March 14 - 15, 2015

1 mile NW

Irish music, singing, dancing, films, vendors, and children’s activities await you at the Irish Festival in Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Doll and teddy bear show

March 14 - 15, 2015

36 miles south

Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in the Pavilion Building at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Repeats in June & Oct.

Jewish film festival

March 14 - 22, 2015

multiple locations

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish and Israeli life, culture, history, artists, and filmmaking. Opening night festivities.

St. Patrick’s run - Seattle

March 15, 2015

1 mile NW

Wear a zany costume for the 5K St. Patrick’s Day Dash that goes from Seattle Center to Aurora Bridge and back, and then head to the giant beer garden. Leprechaun Lap is a 1K dash for kids 10 and younger.

Comedy and variety acts

March 19 - April 12, 2015

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. shows are suitable for families.

Jazz bands

March 20, 2015

0.3 mile NE

Top bands from five local high schools wow the audience in Paramount Theatre at Hot Java Cool Jazz.

Citizen University

March 20 - 21, 2015

1 mile NW

Join 500 people of all political persuasions at Citizen University, a one-day conference where you’ll learn the skills to become a more powerful citizen, and great leaders will inspire you to take action, in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

Women’s show

March 20 - 22, 2015

1.5 miles south

The annual Northwest Women’s Show features seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and hundreds of vendors at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Distillery tasting

March 21, 2015

27 miles NE

Meet local distillers, taste their products, sample food, hear music, and order cocktails at Snohomish on the Rocks at Thomas Family Farm.

Tacoma mud run

March 21, 2015

32 miles south

Combine mud, trail running, obstacles, and adventure at the 3-mile Mud Run in Tacoma’s Swan Creek Park. (Website may say March 22 but date is March 21.)

Scottish bagpipes & dance

March 21, 2015

37 miles south

Listen to Scottish pipes and drums, wear the tartan of a Scottish clan, enjoy Scotch at the open bar, or join Scottish Highland dancing, at the Tartan Ball at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Mini maker fair

March 21 - 22, 2015

1 mile NW

Seattle Mini Maker Faire celebrates technology, innovation, creativity, and learning. Young children need supervision due to moving parts, electricity, and fire, at Experience Music Project (EMP).

Vegetarian food festival

March 21 - 22, 2015

1 mile NW

Taste samples; see cooking demonstrations, and browse cookbooks at Vegfest 2015 in Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

French festival

March 22, 2015

1 mile NW

French Fest is a celebration of French-speaking cultures that includes live music, theater and dance performances, food, games, and fun activities in the Armory at Seattle Center. Free.

Literary festival

March 24 - 29, 2015

1 mile east

The festival called Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) actually happens in March. Hear funny/serious/provocative readings by independent writers on Capitol Hill. Free.

Tribal belly dance festival

March 25 - 29, 2015

1 mile NW

Cues and Tattoos offers workshops and performances of tribal belly dance at and near Seattle Center.

Wine party

March 26, 2015 (7 p.m.)

1 miles NW

Taste 90 of Washington’s best wines with appetizers at the Red & White Party at Aqua on Pier 70.

Comic book convention

March 27 - 29, 2015

0.5 mile east

Emerald City Comicon is a large comic book, game, and pop culture event at the convention center.

Cask beer festival

March 28, 2015

1 mile NW

The Washington Cask Beer Festival is a beer-tasting festival of 85 beers from 36 Washington breweries that has afternoon and evening sessions at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Polish food & bazaar

March 28, 2015 (12 to 6 p.m.)

1.5 miles east

Eat pierogi, sausage, and cabbage rolls served by waiters in Polish folk costumes downstairs, and then browse Polish crafts, crystal, and jewelry upstairs at the Spring Bazaar at Polish Home Association. Free.

Beer tasting

March 28, 2015

10 miles north

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

Taste Washington

March 28 - 29, 2015

1.5 miles south

Sample from 225 wineries and 50 restaurants, and attend seminars, at Taste Washington in the CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Arts and crafts show

March 28 - 29, 2015

8 miles NE

Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in Oct. and Nov.

Fashion show

March 2015 (undated)

2 miles south

See the collections of students from the Art Institute of Seattle at Fashion League at the Showbox SoDo.
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March 2015 calendar of events in Seattle, WA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Seattle, Washington.     steve.cook@events12.com