Seattle events calendar for March 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend fairs, shows, St. Patrick’s Day parade, free kids’ activities 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.

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.

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 at CenturyLink Field Event 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.

Travel & adventure fair

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

1.5 miles south

Travel Trips and Adventures 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 dozens of acts on four stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Eastside film festival

March 1, 2015 (begins Feb. 28)

16 miles east

See top art-house films at the Issaquah International Film Festival at Cinebarre Issaquah 8. Free.

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.

Restaurant discounts

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

Seattle & Eastside locations

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

Wine festival

March 6 - 7, 2015

16 miles south

Enjoy live music, taste wines from 25 Washington wineries, and sample local food at Poverty Bay Wine Festival in Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

Dinosaur day

March 7, 2015

4 miles NE

Touch fossils and talk to paleontologists about dinosaurs at Dino Day at the UW Burke Museum.

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 after 1 p.m.

Color festival

March 7, 2015

14 miles east

Celebrate Holi - Festival of Colors when powdered color flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold to support charity at Crossroads Park. Video.

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.

Wine tasting

March 7, 2015

28 miles NE

Snohomish Wine Festival pours 70 wines and serves appetizers at the Snohomish Event Center.

Dog show

March 7 - 8, 2015

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Kennel Club All Breed Show, Obedience, Rally and Agility Trials attract 11,000 spectators and 2,000 dogs competing at CenturyLink Event Center.

Dollhouse & miniature show

March 7 - 8, 2015

13 mile south

Seattle Miniature Show has workshops, exhibits, and vendors at the DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter.

Mussel festival

March 7 - 8, 2015

103 miles north

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

St. Patrick arrives

March 13, 2015

1.2 miles north

Watch as Pirates of the Emerald Isle land St. Patrick at South Lake Union at 6 p.m. See him again at the Green Stripe Laying at 7 p.m. when the route for Saturday’s parade is marked on 4th Avenue. Free.

Quilt show

March 13 - 15, 2015

33 miles NE

More than 4,000 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 and has expert speakers, exhibits, and kids’ activities. Free except field trips.
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Saint Patrick’s parade

March 14, 2015

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

Irish ceremony

March 14, 2015

0.7 miles SE

Join the mayor of Seattle and parade dignitaries at the Irish Flag-Raising, followed by the playing of the Irish and U.S. national anthems, in front of the King County Administration Building. Free.

Erotic art party

March 14, 2015 (8 p.m.)

Dress up for an evening of burlesque, live music, fancy appetizers, and a silent art auction to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (listed under April 23) at A Black Tie Affair in a Capitol Hill home for ages 18+.

St. Patrick’s run - Kirkland

March 14, 2015

11 miles NE

The 5K Kirkland Shamrock Run begins at Kirkland Marina Park and ends with a party at Wilde Rover. (Walkers, dogs, and strollers start behind runners.)

St. Patrick’s run - Tacoma

March 14, 2015

37 miles south

St. Paddy’s Day Run is a morning 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids’ 1K along Commencement Bay.

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 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Repeats in June and Oct.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 14 & 17, 2015

Seattle locations

These events offer drink specials at paricipating bars.

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 includes a no-host happy hour.

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 downtown and back, and then head to the giant beer garden. Leprechaun Lap is a 1K dash for kids under 10.

Fashion show

March 19, 2015

1 mile south

See the collections of students from the Art Institute of Seattle at Runway District at Axis Pioneer Square.

Comedy and variety acts

March 19 - April 12, 2015

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+.

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.

Free trapeze show

March 20, 2015

2.5 miles south

The Spring Student Show at Emerald City Trapeze features students performing a diverse array of aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts. Free.

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.

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.

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.

Easter egg hunts

March 21 - April 5, 2015

Please confirm date and time.

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.

Mercer Island race

March 22, 2015

6.4 miles east

Mercer Island Half Marathon also includes a 10K run, a 5K run/walk, and a half-mile kids’ dash, which all begin at Mercer Island Community & Event Center.

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, and provocative readings by independent writers on Capitol Hill. Free.

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 gala

March 26, 2015

1 miles NW

Taste 90 of Washington’s best wines with appetizers at the $175 Red & White Party at Aqua on Pier 70.

Wine party

March 27, 2015

0.4 miles south

Taste wine, eat appetizers, meet winemakers, and dance at The New Vintage in the Four Seasons Hotel.

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 handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Polish food & bazaar

March 28, 2015

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.

Taste of Georgetown

March 28, 2015

5 miles south

Your ticket to Georgetown Bites gets you bites and beverages at 28 locations near Airport Way South.

Arts center bash

March 28, 2015

6 miles SW

Youngstown Thrive has family-friendly activities, kids’ music, food, drinks, and a beer garden for adults at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle.

Taste Washington

March 28 - 29, 2015

1.5 miles south

Sample from 225 wineries and 70 restaurants at the Grand Tasting in CenturyLink Field Event Center. Optional seminars both days at Four Seasons Hotel.

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