Seattle events February 2020. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events February 2020

Boat show

February 1, 2020
1.5 miles south
Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 230 boating seminars, is at CenturyLink Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Children age 17 and younger are free. Dogs on Deck is Thursday.

Trapeze show

February 1, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles south
The Student Show at Emerald City Trapeze features students performing a diverse array of aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts, with snacks for sale. Free if it does not sell out.

Lunar New Year at U.W.

February 1, 2020 (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
4.9 miles NE
The public is invited to celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year with students at the Lunar New Year Gala, which has food for sale, activities, prizes, and performances beginning at 7 p.m. (including a lion dance, wushu, and Chinese yoyo) at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

Lunar New Year - Bellevue

February 1, 2020
10.1 miles east
The Lunar New Year celebration includes music, dance, crafts, martial arts, and food sampling in the Center Court at Bellevue Square. Schedule. Free.

Nerd convention

February 1, 2020
16 miles north
NerdFaire “is a mini con for all things nerdy and geeky” including board games, heroes from comics, cosplay, art, entertainment, and workshops at Lynnwood Convention Center. Children age 12 and younger are free with an adult.

Family entertainment in Edmonds

February 1, 2020 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
18.2 miles north
Kidstock offers musical performances, theater, arts education workshops, and activities for kids at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Free.

Renton wine tasting

February 1, 2020 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)
21.6 miles SE
Taste wine and eat “sumptuous appetizers and desserts” at Hope for Housing, with live music and a silent auction for charity at St. Stephen the Martyr.

Eagle Festival

February 1, 2020
47 miles north
Celebrate the eagles that return in winter to the Stillaguamish River at the Eagle Festival, which offers guided tours, speakers, demonstrations, live music, an art and photography show, and horse-drawn wagon rides in Arlington.

Antique and collectibles show

February 1 - 2, 2020
37 miles south
Billed as America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, 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 in Nov.

UW cultural festival

February 6 & 8, 2020
5 miles NE
FIUTS CulturalFest has two events produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.
  • Feb. 6 (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) - The international expo includes activities, arts and crafts, and games at HUB Ballrooms. Free.
  • Feb. 8 (5:30 to 10 p.m.) - The performance showcase has cultural booths and a 7 p.m. international music and dance show at Meany Hall. Children age 10 and younger are free.

RV show

February 6 - 9, 2020
1.5 miles south
See hundreds of new recreational vehicles and accessories at the Seattle RV Show, which also has seminars, a children’s treasure hunt, and a beer & wine area at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Kirkland wine tasting

February 7, 2020 (6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)
11 miles NE
Drink local wine in shops during Kirkland Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+. This event repeats on multiple months.

Valentine’s concert in Burien

February 7, 2020 (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
11 miles south
Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs three works (Symphonic Dances by local composer Bruce Stark, a piano concerto by Beethoven, and Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff) during its Valentine’s Concert at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Women’s tennis

February 7 - 8, 2020
28.6 miles north
Watch top U.S. players compete with Latvia in a “best-of-five match series played over two days, with each country bringing a team of four or five players” during Fed Cup in the Everett arena.

Wine & chocolate in Enumclaw

February 7 - 8, 2020
45 miles SE
Sample chocolate from a dozen chocolatiers, taste wine from 25 wineries, hear music, buy food, and watch demonstrations at Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival at Enumclaw Expo Center for age 21+.

Chinese New Year

February 8, 2020 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
1.5 miles SE
Join the Lunar New Year Celebration in the International District, which includes lion and dragon dances, drumming, Hawaiian & Hmong dancing, a small parade, arts & crafts, and food vendors. Free.

Run in your underwear

February 8, 2020 (12 to 4 p.m.)
3.4 miles north
Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, with a party before and after at Ballroom in Fremont for age 21+.

Short films in Shoreline

February 8, 2020 (7 p.m.)
12 miles north
Shoreline Short Short Film Festival screens a juried selection of films that are 3 to 13 minutes long and made by local emerging and developing filmmakers, with concessions for sale and free parking at Shoreline Community College Theater. Vote for your favorite film to determine who gets a golden Sasquatch statue.

Taste food and/or wine

February 8, 2020 (5 to 9 p.m.)
16.6 miles north
“Taste regional wines and savor exquisitely prepared gourmet food” with live music and art at Art of Food & Wine Lynnwood at Lynnwood Convention Center for age 21+. Ticket options for food or wine or both.

Gig Harbor wine walk

February 8, 2020 (12 to 4 p.m.)
44.3 miles SW
Visit 15 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+.

Popular tasting event

February 9, 2020 (6 to 9 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Wine, spirits, cider, and beer pair deliciously with chocolate, cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company for age 21+. The $60 ticket includes food and 10 drink tickets.

Improvisational theater

February 12 - 16, 2020
5 miles north
Enjoy live entertainment by 100 performers during the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT) in three University District locations. Some shows are not suitable for children.

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

February 13 - 15, 2020
4 miles north
Enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner Cruise on the lakes, departing from the north end of Lake Union.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 13 - 16, 2020
0.3 miles south
The Atomic Bombshells perform J’Adore, “a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with good humor, style, and a healthy dose of dazzle” at The Triple Door for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2020
Greater Seattle area
OpenTable lists restaurants in the Puget Sound area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day. Yelp and TripAdvisor recommend romantic restaurants.

Valentine’s Day at Volunteer Park

February 14, 2020 (7 to 10 p.m.)
2 miles NE
Buy a ticket online for Valentine’s Concert at the Conservatory, which features Sub Rosa playing “an intimate concert” in the greenhouse among tropical plants plus finger foods and a cash bar for age 21+.

Couple plays American music

February 14, 2020 (8 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Featuring violins, vocals, and guitar, Mark & Maggie O’Connor present a concert of popular, spiritual, and patriotic music in Meany Hall at the University of Washington.

Dinner in the dark

February 14 - 15, 2020
5.3 miles south
Eat a vegetarian dinner family style, with wine and dessert at Seattle Blind Cafe, plus a talk by a blind guest and music performed by a blind orchestra at “Base: Experimental Arts + Space” in Georgetown

Cowboy gathering

February 14 - 16, 2020
108 miles east
The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering celebrates traditional cowboy music, poetry, art, gear, and chow in Ellensburg.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 15, 2020 (8:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Comedy of Love is an improvised show based on audience suggestions that deals with lust, passion, and heartbreak at Market Theater.

Asian food fair

February 15, 2020 (12 to 9 p.m.)
7.3 miles NE
Shop from 100 booths, food trucks, and a cocktail bar at Seattle Night Market: Lunar New Year indoors at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Admission is $1.

How to prune plants

February 15, 2020
12.3 miles north
Get ready for spring pruning season at Prune-a-Thon, which offers seminars, consultation with experts from Plant Amnesty, and hand-pruner sharpening (two maximum) at Sky Nursery in Shoreline. Free.

Family Science Days

February 15 - 16, 2020
0.2 miles SE
Family Science Days offers interactive science booths for children from kindergarten to grade 12, a live stage show, and the opportunity to talk with scientists at Sheraton Grand Seattle. Free.

Wine tasting on Bainbridge Island

February 15 - 16, 2020
10.3 miles west via ferry
Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate includes wine and chocolate at five island wineries for age 21+. Optional childcare for age 4.5+.

Contemporary dance

February 15 - 16, 2020
11 miles east
Chop Shop is a contemporary dance festival with leading national and international award-winning dancers at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Fly Fishing Show

February 15 - 16, 2020
16 miles north
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, seminars, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Saturday evening requires a separate ticket.

Wine & chocolate in Lake Chelan

February 15 - 16, 2020
177 miles NE
Taste pairings of wine and chocolate at a dozen small wineries during Red Wine & Chocolate.

Wine & chocolate in Yakima

February 15 - 17, 2020
143 miles east
Bring your own glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at 40 participating wineries in the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate. Buy a $37.50 Premier Pass or pay at each winery.

Cake convention

February 16 - 17, 2020
0.5 miles NW
Seattle Cake Con is a new event featuring Seattle’s “best and most unique dessert makers for a day of fun, food, and education” with classes, competitions, and samples at Block 41. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Noir film festival

February 18 - 20, 2020
0.8 miles east
Noir City screens classic films that are stylish, cynical, and melodramatic at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

International festival

February 18 - 21, 2020 (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Movin’ Around the World promises family-friendly “music, dance, and hands on activities” from cultures around the world at Seattle Center Armory. Held in February and April. Donation.

Seattle Home Show

February 18 - 23, 2020
1.5 miles south
Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Held in Feb. & Oct.

Sentimental comedy

February 19 - 23, 2020
17 miles east
In the musical comedy She Loves Me, two feuding store clerks unknowingly write each other secret love notes through a “lonely hearts” service at the Village Theatre in Issaquah.

Discount tickets $33.50+

Frozen: The musical

February 19 - March 1, 2020
0.3 miles NE
Based on the film, but with additional new songs, special effects, and spectacular costumes, Frozen tells the story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together at The Paramount Theatre for age 8+.

Discount tickets $64.25+

Gothic ghost thriller

February 19 - March 8, 2020
1 mile NW
Based on the novel by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is part ghost story and part psychological thriller at Center Theatre.

Discount tickets $22

Dreaming of America

February 20 - 22, 2020
0.5 miles west
The New Colossus weaves the intimate and inspiring stories of a dozen refugees who make the arduous journey to America after fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands at the Moore Theatre.

Discount tickets $15

Gourmet food

February 20 - 22, 2020
1 mile NW
Seattle Wine and Food Experience includes three events you can buy separately for age 21+.
  • Feb. 20 - Comfort food & beverages at Sodo Park
  • Feb. 21 - Seafood & wine at Union Station
  • Feb. 22 - Grand tasting at Bell Harbor

Fairy tale musical

February 20 - 23, 2020
0.3 miles SE
“Four wildly distinctive royal sisters sneak out of their castle and discover an intoxicating world of fancy balls and dreamy princes” in Bliss “an electrifying new musical that tears up the rules on happy endings” at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

Discount tickets $35

Asian American Film Festival

February 20 - 23, 2020
1.1 miles east
Seattle Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media, with most screenings at Broadway Performance Hall and Northwest Film Forum.

Bluegrass festival

February 20 - 23, 2020
11 miles east
Wintergrass has dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Distillery tasting

February 21, 2020 (7 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
A ticket to Science of Spirits includes 8 tasting tickets for half-ounce samples, a chance to meet the makers, and access to the planetarium and tropical butterfly house at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Black art celebration

February 21, 2020 (7 to 11 p.m.)
1.1 miles NW
Celebrate Black History Month at Through the Eyes of Art, which offers comedy, spoken word, visual art, and access to galleries in the Museum of Pop Culture.

Black celebration in Tacoma

February 21, 2020 (6 to 8 p.m.)
35.4 miles south
“Celebrate the richness of African-American culture, achievements, and contributions” at Black History Celebration with spoken word, dancing, singing, painting, and dinner at People’s Community Center. Free.

A play about privilege

February 21 - 22, 2020 (7:30 p.m.)
5.4 miles north
Admissions is s bold comedy “of the left, by the left, for the left, for today” [NY Times] about a couple whose personal ambitions and progressive values collide when their son’s Ivy League application is at stake, in Seattle Public Theater at Green Lake.

Discount tickets $17

Ecological thriller

February 21 - March 15, 2020
1.4 miles NW
In the wake of a devastating nuclear accident, two retired physicists must come to terms with their shared guilt in The Children, a suspenseful drama about responsibility and guilt, reparation and redemption, at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets $19.20+

Brazilian show

February 22, 2020 (8:30 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, the band plays music of Brazil, you get a dance lesson, and the most festive costume wins a prize at the Crocodile for age 21+. Video (1 minute).

Beer at Alki

February 22, 2020 (11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
7.1 miles SW
Alki Winter Beer Festival has samples of craft beer, music, and food vendors in a tent at the Alki Beachhouse in West Seattle. At 1 p.m., watch 500 people who raised $50 for charity take a Polar Plunge.

Cute cats

February 22 - 23, 2020
1.6 miles NW
Join cat lovers watching a 80-minute compilation of “the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses” during CatVideoFest [formerly Internet Cat Video Festival] at SIFF Cinema Uptown near Seattle Center.

Kids free at Northwest Trek

February 22 - 29, 2020
55 miles south
Each paying adult can bring two children for free (age 12 or younger) during Wild Child Weekends at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville on Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29.

Brunch cabaret

February 22 - March 31, 2020
0.3 miles SW
The Brunch Show is a one-hour show with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can Theater in Pike Place Market for all ages. Food and drinks are optional. Age 5 and younger free.

Discount tickets $10

Mardi Gras parade

February 23, 2020 (noon)
4 miles north
The “tiny” Petit Troll Parade is a flash-mob-style procession of mini-glittery floats pulled through the Fremont Sunday Market. Free.

Latin classical music

February 23, 2020 (2:30 p.m.)
10.8 miles north
Philharmonia Northwest performs works from Argentina and Spain, including a harp concerto, in its show Latin Flair at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.

Discount tickets $12.50

Bainbridge bike ride

February 23, 2020
11 miles west via ferry
Bicycling Magazine called the 33-mile Chilly Hilly one of four classic American rides. Take your bike on the ferry, hit the hills of Bainbridge Island, and then buy a hot meal at the finish line.

Free classical concert

February 25, 2020 (7 p.m.)
12.6 miles SE
Watch the Seattle Symphony play a Community Concert at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Free.

Flower and garden show

February 26 - March 1, 2020 (party Feb. 25)
0.5 mile east
February is a great time to be indoors at Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Garden displays, seminars, and hundreds of vendors fill the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The $250 Opening-Night Party & Auction on Feb. 25 supports the arboretum.


February 26 - April 30, 2020 (7 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Peacock is a famous Parisian nightclub of the 1920s recreated at intimate Can Can theater in Pike Place Market. Optional food and drink.

Discount tickets $35

Jane Austen romance

February 27, 2020 (8 p.m.)
16.9 miles north
Witty Elizabeth Bennet and haughty Mr. Darcy must overcome their Pride and Prejudice to find love and happiness in this new adaptation performed by Edmonds Driftwood Players, with plenty of audience interaction at The Wade James Theater.

Discount tickets $14

Sewing fair

February 27 - March 1, 2020
36 miles south
Browse 400 booths and attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Children’s Film Festival

February 27 - March 8, 2020
1 mile east
See the best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 3 to 14 at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum.

Wine & jazz

February 28, 2020 (6 to 9 p.m.)
4 miles south
Hearts & Wine is an elegant evening of wine tasting, appetizers, dinner, desserts, and a live auction of wine and travel adventures at The Foundry.

The science of climate change

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1 mile NW
Discover how climate change affects ecosystems at Curiosity Expo: Climate Change, with hands-on activities, live science shows, games, and local scientists answering questions at Pacific Science Center, plus a talk about “eco anxiety” on Feb. 28.

Nordic film festival

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1.6 miles NW
See contemporary films, both short and long, from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at Nordic Lights Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

A comedy with heart

February 28 - March 1, 2020
14.9 miles north
Claire leaves her husband and heads to Niagara Falls to check items off her bucket list in Wonder of the World, a madcap comedy The New York Times calls “exceedingly whimsical and playfully wicked” at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

Discount tickets $12.50

Jitney: The black experience

February 28 - March 29, 2020
1.4 miles NW
Set in a dilapidated taxi station in Pittsburgh, Jitney is August Wilson’s play “that makes lives perceived as marginal not only visible but monumental” [NY Times] at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Discount tickets $15.20+

Statewide beer events

February 29, 2020 (12 to 5 p.m.)
Washington state locations
Get special tastings and tours at 110 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Erotic art party

February 29, 2020
0.9 miles sout
Creative dress is welcome at A Black Tie Affair, which is an evening of burlesque, live music, “savory and sweet treats,” a cash bar, and a preview to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (held in April) at Gallery Erato in Pioneer Square for age 21+.

Family theater

February 29, 2020 (1 p.m.)
1 mile NW
“Actors morph into a multitude of characters including a princess, her evil queen, a magical mirror, a huntsman, and the beloved seven dwarfs” in the new version of Snow White at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

Discount tickets $17.50+

Yo-yo contest

February 29, 2020
1 mile NW
Watch some amazing yo-yo moves at the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championship on the Armory’s stage at the Seattle Center. In previous years, qualifying events and classes were held on the upper floor. Free to watch.

Wine tasting

February 29, 2020 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)
5.1 miles north
A ticket to PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, appetizers, live music, and a wine store at Phinney Center for age 21+.

Vintage glass

February 29, 2020
20 miles south
Browse 20th century glass, jewelry, china, pottery, and collectibles displayed on 200 tables at the Green River Glass Show & Sale at Kent Commons for $3.

Gold & gem show

February 29 - March 1, 2020
32 miles NE
Learn about prospecting, visit prospecting vendors, and see rocks and gems at the Gold, Gem and Mineral Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

Women’s show in Tacoma

February 29 - March 1, 2020
33 miles south
So Northwest Women’s Show features seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity hosts, and hundreds of vendors in the Tacoma Dome.

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