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.

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. Online tickets are gone, but they will have tickets at the door for people who arrive early. 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.

Dr. Seuss in Tacoma

March 1, 2015 (also Feb.)

38 miles south

Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents a family-friendly version of the smash hit musical Seussical, featuring the Cat in the Hat and the Grinch.

Funny road-trip play

March 1 - 8, 2015 (begins Feb. 11)

1 mile NW

The Dog of the South is a comic road-trip adventure by the author of True Grit, performed by Book-It Repertory at The Center Theatre.

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.

Basketball

March 5, 2015 (6 p.m.)

4.5 miles NE

Watch a Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball Game with Colorado at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Discount tickets are $16.

Dramatic comedy

March 5 - April 4, 2015

1 mile east

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

Discount tix.

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.

Dark comedy about women

March 6 - 29, 2015

1.3 miles

The Comparables takes a biting look at competition among women in the workplace (real estate agency) at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets.

1940s musical revue

March 7, 2015 (7 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

In the Mood is a stage show with big band, costumed singers, and dancers at Benaroya Hall.

Discount tix.

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 (12 to 4 p.m.)

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.

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.
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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.

1960s British pop

March 9, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

The British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour features British music artists performing their original Top 40 hits at Benaroya Hall.

Discount tickets.

Privacy talk

March 11, 2015 (7 p.m.)

0.6 miles SE

Hear how drones, cellphone trackers, and license plate scanners affect your freedom at Reining in the Surveillance Society at Town Hall Seattle. Free.

Wine-tasting cruise

March 13, 2015

4.5 miles north

Taste four wines from Waterbrook Winery of Walla Walla, paired with plated tapas, as you take a 2.5 hour narrated cruise of Lake Washington & Lake Union on a Wine Tasting Cruise.

Discount tickets.

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.

Ballet

March 13 - 22, 2015

1.3 miles NW

Pacific Northwest Ballet performs three pieces by choreographer William Forsythe in The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe at McCaw Hall.

Discount tickets.

African concert

March 13 & 30, 2015

Downtown & University District

Beyond Ebola is a benefit concert featuring authentic music and dance of Guineau at ECC in University District March 13, and Jazz Alley downtown March 30.

Saint Patrick’s parade

March 14, 2015 (12:30 p.m.)

0 miles

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

Erotic art party

March 14, 2015 (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 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.)

Country rock and blues

March 14, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

34 miles south

Southern Troubadours in the Round is a mix of rock, blues, soul and alternative country music by 3 artists at Pantages Theater in Tacoma.

Discount tickets.

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 and 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 includes a no-host happy hour.

Family musical

March 14 - 22, 2015

38 miles south

Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents the hilarious musical Pippi Longstocking, based on children’s books about a high-spirited girl.

Discount tickets.

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.

Classic play

March 17 - April 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.

Discount tickets.

Fashion show

March 19, 2015 (5 and 8 p.m.)

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

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. and most 7:30 p.m. shows are OK for kids.

Jazz bands

March 20, 2015 (7 p.m.)

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.

Bizarre miniature golf

March 20 - 29, 2015

2 miles east

Smash Putt is weird & wacky mechanized miniature golf with interactive art, robots, golf-ball cannons, and a bar at 1110 23rd Avenue. Requires age 21 ID.

Romantic play

March 20 - April 4, 2015

5.2 miles NW

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

Discount tix.

Distillery tasting

March 21, 2015 (2 or 6 p.m.)

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 (9 a.m.)

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 (8 p.m.)

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.

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.

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 (7 to 10 p.m.)

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 (7 to 10 p.m.)

0.4 miles south

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

Cowboy show

March 27 - 28, 2015

1.3 miles NW

Professional Bull Riders take on the fiercest bucking bulls in KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Discount tickets.

Magic show

March 27 - 29, 2015

0.2 miles north

Ivan Amodei involves the audience in his entertaining 90-minute magic show Intimate Illusions, with live music by a concert cellist, at the Westin. Discount tickets are available at Goldstar and Groupon.

Comic book convention

March 27 - 29, 2015 (Sat. & Sun. sold out)

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 (12 or 6 p.m.)

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.

Arts center bash

March 28, 2015 (5 to 9 p.m.)

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.

Edmonds ballet

March 28, 2015

17 miles north

Olympic Ballet Theatre performs both a traditional and a contemporary ballet in its Spring Program at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Discount tickets.

Taste Washington

March 28 - 29, 2015

1.5 miles south

Sample from 225 wineries and 50 restaurants at Taste Washington in the 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.
Next month:April 2015

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