Seattle events February 2018. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events February 2018

Boat show

February 1 - 3, 2018

1.5 miles south

Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars, is at CenturyLink Field. You can visit boats in the water at Bell Harbor Marina & South Lake Union.

Wine & chocolate - Enumclaw

February 2 - 3, 2018

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+.

Eagle Festival

February 2 - 3, 2018

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.

Children’s Film Festival

February 2 - 10, 2018

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.

Free classical music

February 3, 2018 (2 p.m.)

6.4 miles north

Hear The Music of Maurice Ravel when musicians and a soprano from the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle perform in the auditorium at Frye Art Museum. Free.

Bike swap

February 3, 2018 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

7.2 miles NE

Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Bring a helmet to test ride.

Antique and collectibles show

February 3 - 4, 2018

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.

Wine & chocolate - Mt. Vernon

February 3 - 4, 2018

60 miles north

Taste red wines paired with local chocolates at six wineries during the Red Wine and Chocolate Festival in Mount Vernon.

Flower and garden show

February 7 - 11, 2018 (party Feb. 6)

0.5 mile east

February is a great time to be indoors at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Show gardens, seminars, and 300 vendors fill the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The opening-night party (Feb. 6) supports the Washington Park Arboretum.

Dinner in the dark

February 8 - 10, 2018 (6 & 9 p.m.)

3.3 miles north

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

UW cultural festival

February 8 & 10, 2018

5 miles NE

FIUTS CulturalFest has two events produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.
  • Feb. 8 - The free international expo includes activities, arts and crafts, and games.
  • Feb. 17 - The performance showcase has cultural booths and an international music and dance show.

RV show

February 8 - 11, 2018

1.5 miles south

See 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.

Beer tasting

February 9, 2018 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1 mile NW

Taste Seattle beer and learn from brewmasters how it was made at Brewology, including “hop filled demos and activities” at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Wine & jazz

February 9, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles south

Hearts & Wine is an elegant evening of sampling wine, appetizers, and desserts, with live jazz and an auction of wines and travel adventures at The Foundry.

Valentine’s concert in Burien

February 9, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)

11 miles south

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert features works by Berlioz, Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite,” and Northwest composer Sumi Tonooka’s “For Malala” at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 9, 2018 (6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)

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 for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 9 - 14, 2018

0.3 miles south

The Atomic Bombshells perform J’Adore, a burlesque, drag, and dance spectacular that celebrates romance with humor and style at The Triple Door for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day burlesque show

February 9 & 14, 2018

5 miles SE

Hard Love is a sultry and comedic burlesque show to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Columbia City Theater for age 21+. Your ticket includes a beverage and “a trio of locally handmade truffles.”

Oscar nominated short films

February 9 - 15, 2018

0.4 miles north

Watch the Oscar Nominated Shorts divided into two programs (five animated and five live-action) at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Previews.

Romantic concert

February 10, 2018 (8 p.m.)

0.5 mile south

In the House of Beauty features guitarist Andre Feriante, vocalists, a gypsy-jazz guitarist, and a South American dancer at Benaroya Hall.

Mardi Gras cruise

February 10, 2018 (9 p.m.)

4.4 miles NE

Your ticket to Mardi Gras Masquerade Party Cruise includes “Creole and New Orleans inspired appetizers and desserts,” a masquerade mask and beads, a drink ticket, and three hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington for age 21+.

Wine walk

February 10, 2018 (4 to 7 p.m.)

34 miles south

Enjoy wine, live music, and small-town shopping at the Sip & Stroll in Sumner.

Gig Harbor wine walk

February 10, 2018 (1 to 5 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+.

Wine tasting on Bainbridge Island

February 10 - 11, 2018 (12 to 5 p.m.)

10.3 miles west via ferry

Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate includes wine and chocolate at seven island wineries for age 21+.

Chocolate & drinks

February 11, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Wine, spirits, cider, and beer pair deliciously with chocolate, artisan cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company for age 21+.

Music of Asia

February 11, 2018

0.5 mile south

Celebrate Asia includes Chinese & Vietnamese dance in the lobby (3 p.m.), an auditorium concert (4 p.m.), and Japanese Taiko drumming and Indian Bollywood dancing (6:15 p.m.) in the lobby at Benaroya Hall.

Chinese New Year

February 11, 2018 (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 & Thai dancing, a children’s parade, a costume contest, arts & crafts, and $3 food items. Free.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2018

Greater Seattle area

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

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2018 (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, 2018 (5 to 8 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Valentine’s Eve at the Conservatory is a romantic wine and cocktail tasting with appetizers in the Volunteer Park Conservatory greenhouse for age 21+.

Folklife benefit

February 14, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)

5 miles NW

Hear local bands play at Show Your Love for Folklife, a benefit concert for your favorite spring festival at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day cruise

February 14 & 16, 2018 (6:30 p.m.)

4 miles north

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

Improvisational theater

February 14 - 18, 2018

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.

Kirkland wine tasting

February 16, 2018 (6 to 9 p.m.)

11 miles NE

Drink local wine in shops during I Love Kirkland Wine Walk, beginning at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+.

Everett Film Festival

February 16 - 17, 2018

29 miles north

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

Cowboy gathering

February 16 - 18, 2018

108 miles east

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

Noir film festival

February 16 - 22, 2018

0.8 miles east

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

Brazilian show

February 17, 2018 (8 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.

Modern dance

February 17 - 18, 2018

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 17 - 18, 2018

16 miles north

The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, seminars, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center. Fly Fishing Film Festival Sat. evening requires a separate ticket.

Gold & gem show

February 17 - 18, 2018

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.

Naked bungee jump

February 17 - 18, 2018

186 miles NW via ferry

Are you willing to bare it all for charity at Naked Bungy Jump 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). Canada requires a special driver’s license or passport.

Kids weekend at Northwest Trek

February 17 - 19, 2018

55 miles south

Up to four children 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.

Wine and chocolate in Yakima

February 17 - 19, 2018

143 miles east

Bring a glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at dozens of wineries in the Yakima Valley at Red Wine & Chocolate. Pay at each winery or buy a Premier Pass.

Alternative wedding show

February 18, 2018 (12 to 4 p.m.)

0.1 miles SE

One Love is a wedding-planning event that features LGBTQ businesses and welcomes all couples at Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Free.

Gourmet food

February 23 - 24, 2018

1 mile NW

Seattle Wine and Food Experience includes three events you can buy separately or as a package.
  • Feb. 22 - Comfort food & beverages at Sodo Park
  • Feb. 23 - Seafood & wine at McCaw Hall
  • Feb. 24 - Grand tasting at Bell Harbor

Asian American Film Festival

February 23 - 25, 2018

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.

Home show

February 23 - 25, 2018

1.5 miles south

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

February 23 - 25, 2018

5.3 miles north

Vanishing Point is “a musical comedy-fantasy” about Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie, and Aimee McPherson who solve the mysteries of their strange real-life disappearances at The Bathhouse Theater.

Discount tickets $10 to $17.

Bluegrass festival

February 23 - 25, 2018

11 miles east

Wintergrass has dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Children’s theater

February 23 - March 4, 2018

1 mile NW

A pilot stranded in the desert encounters The Little Prince, an interplanetary traveler on a dreamlike journey who “reminds us of the power of innocence and boundless love” at Seattle Children’s Theatre for age 6+.

Discount tickets $11 to $20.

Jazz musical

February 23 - March 4, 2018

7.3 miles NE

Hear rowdy, humorous songs by Fats Waller from the early days of jazz in Tony Award winning Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Seattle Musical Theatre at Sand Point.

Discount tickets $20.

Witty comedy

February 23 - March 11, 2018

1 mile NW

You Can’t Take It With You is a fast-paced comedy about two families (conservative and eccentric) who meet and discover their shocking differences when their children marry, at Center Theatre.

Discount tickets $7 to $13.

Statewide beer events

February 24, 2018

Washington state locations

Get special tastings and tours at 60 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Book festival

February 24, 2018

1 mile east

The Search For Meaning Festival at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry features 50+ authors who write about “the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life.”

Erotic art party

February 24, 2018 (7 to 11 p.m.)

1 mile east

Dress up for an evening of burlesque, live music, fancy appetizers, wine, and a silent art auction to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (which will be April 27-29) at A Black Tie Affair in a Capitol Hill home for age 21+.

Yo-yo contest

February 24, 2018 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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, with qualifying events on the upper floor. Free.

Wine tasting

February 24, 2018 (7:30 to 10:30 p.m.)

5.1 miles north

PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, appetizers, live music, and a wine store at Phinney Center for age 21+.

Beer at Museum of Flight

February 24, 2018 (SOLD OUT)

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.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

February 24, 2018 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

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. Free.

Vintage glass

February 24, 2018

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.

Women’s show

February 24 - 25, 2018

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.

Love in the modern age

February 24 - March 11, 2018

3 miles SE

Sex with Strangers is a “smart and riveting” [Chicago Tribune] story about a female author and a male blogger whose private lives become public domain at 12th Ave Arts.

Discount tickets $9.

Cabaret brunch

February 24 - April 28, 2018 (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Magnificent Matinee is a one-hour show of dance, comedy, acrobatics, music, theater, and history at small Can Can theater in Pike Place Market for all ages. Brunch food is optional and not included.

Discount tickets $9.50.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 25, 2018

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 buy a hot meal at the finish line.

Comic opera

February 28 - March 10, 2018

1.3 miles NW

Based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and filled with witty banter and songs in English, Beatrice & Benedict is a sparkling comedy about a sparring couple set up by their scheming friends at McCaw Hall.

Discount tickets $45 to $99.