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Restaurant Week

April 1 - 9, 2020
CANCELED
Seattle locations
Get a special deal on a three-course meal at 165 restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week, which does not include Fridays and Saturdays. Restaurants all offer dinner and some offer lunch. Repeats in Oct.

Tulip festival

April 1 - 30, 2020
60 miles north
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival features spectacular fields of blooming tulips and daffodils. See the interactive or printable map. Most gardens are closed in 2020. The free Tulip Festival Street Fair is moved from April to June 26 to 28 in Mount Vernon.

Free films

April 3, 2020
CANCELED
4.4 miles NE
Short Film Showings features four-minute films and music videos from aspiring filmmakers competing in the U.W. Maker Summit at Madrona Hall. The public is welcome, and registration is not required. Free.

Student art show

April 3 - 16, 2020
CANCELED
0.5 miles north
Cornish College of the Arts showcases the work of its Bachelor of Fine Arts students at the BFA Exhibition. See art at 2000 Terry Avenue, design at 2014 9th Avenue, and film at 2015 Boren Avenue. The opening reception is April 3 (6 to 9 p.m.). Free.

Free museum day

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
Statewide
Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live.

Polish food & bazaar

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
1.7 miles east
Eat pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls, and desserts served by waiters in Polish folk costumes downstairs, and then browse Polish crafts, crystal, and Easter Eggs upstairs at the Spring Bazaar at the Polish Cultural Center. The choir sings at 2:30 p.m.

Trapeze show

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
2.5 miles south
The annual Protégé Show at Emerald City Trapeze features students performing a diverse array of aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts. Call to buy reserved tickets, or arrive early for free tickets if available. Held in April and September.

Beer tasting

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
10.4 miles north
Enjoy a bratwurst lunch, seven tastes of beer from local breweries, and DJ music at Early Life Speech & Language Beer Fest at Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Shoreline.

Antique toy show

April 4, 2020
RESCHEDULED
15.6 miles north
The Seattle Antique & Collectible Doll & Toy Club is holding a show and sale with 60 vendors at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood. Adults $8, children (age 2 to 11) $3, appraisals $5. This event was moved from April 4 to Sept. 12.

Doggie egg hunt in Snohomish

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
26.2 miles NE
Dogs romp and roam the fields for eggs stuffed with dog treats at Easter B’egg Hunt at Willis Tucker Park. Large dogs start at 11 a.m. and small dogs at 12:30 p.m. Donation.

Daffodil parade

April 4, 2020
CANCELED
33 miles south
The free Daffodil Parade includes daffodil-covered floats, marching bands, clowns, and pirates that travel through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. It’s the highlight of the Daffodil Festival.

International children’s festival

April 4 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
1 mile NW
Children from around the world dance, sing, play music, make origami, and get faces painted at the International Children’s Friendship Festival at Seattle Center in Fisher Pavilion. Free.

Edible books

April 4 - 5, 2020
15 miles NE
See edible exhibits plus the books that inspired them, and then vote for your favorites during the Edible Book Festival in Lake Forest Park. Free. See the entries online, and vote online.

Obstacle race

April 4 - 5, 2020
CANCELED
32.4 miles NE
Run and conquer obstacles in the Seattle North Super & Sprint at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish. No pets.

Cannabis comedy

April 9 - 12, 2020
RESCHEDULED
2.9 miles south
The Highlarious Comedy Festival has 14 shows with “stand up and sketch comedy from some of the best comedians across North America” about marijuana and taboo topics at The Factory Luxe (near Rainier Brewery) for age 21+. Moved from April to September 17 - 20.

Science fiction & fantasy convention

April 9 - 12, 2020
CANCELED
15 miles south
Norwescon features 200 panelists, vendors, events, and 24-hour game playing at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.

Beer and Scotch festival

April 10 - 11, 2020
RESCHEDULED
4 miles north
Taste 50 varieties of beer, Scotch whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest in Fremont Studios. Moved from April to November 27 - 28.

Everett Film Festival

April 10 - 11, 2020
CANCELED
29 miles north
Everett Film Festival focuses on films by or about women at Everett Performing Arts Center.

Anime festival

April 10 - 12, 2020
CANCELED
0.5 miles east
Anime is a style of Japanese film and TV animation featured at Sakura-Con, plus gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, exhibits, and industry guests at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Bunny bar crawl

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
Downtown Seattle
Wear bunny ears or a costume, and bring cash, to hop from bar to bar during BunnyCon. See the schedule.

World Rhythm Festival

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
1 mile NW
Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.

Ideas conference

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
4 miles NE
Hear speakers give short talks about a variety of subjects, and watch videos at TedxUofW in Kane Hall at the University of Washington.

Small-town Easter parade

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
30 miles NE
Billed as the state’s only Easter parade, Snohomish Easter Parade includes floats, bands, kids, and farm animals moving down First Street in Snohomish, followed by an Easter bonnet contest. Free.

Hawaiian festival in Puyallup

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
35.2 miles south
Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival has music, hula, vendors, a lunch, and workshops at Chief Leschi Schools. Bring cash.

Anacortes wine festival

April 11, 2020
CANCELED
81 miles north
Your ticket to Anacortes Spring Wine Festival includes tastes from 30 wineries, food from local restaurants, and entertainment on the waterfront for age 21+.

Easter restaurants

April 12, 2020
Greater Seattle area
OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter. Select a morning hour to see brunch availability, or select an evening hour for dinner. Also see recommendations by Seattle Met or The Stranger.

Easter on Blake Island

April 12, 2020
CANCELED
0.7 miles SW
Easter Brunch on Blake Island includes a cruise from Pier 54 to Blake Island, a brunch buffet, and kids’ egg hunts (ages 0 to 5, 6+), with time to walk the beach. Bring Easter baskets for your children.

International festival

April 13 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
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.

Julia Child show + cake

April 13 & 20, 2020
(7:30 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Hear stories and anecdotes about famous chef Julia Child, watch the operetta “Bon Appétit” in which she makes cake, and then eat a slice of cake during Bon Appétit: The Julia Child Show at Jewelbox Theater.

Goldstar tickets

Spring Fair

April 16 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
36 miles south
Spring Fair features baby animals, pig races, fair food, rides, a garden show, and a demolition derby at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Beer tasting

April 17, 2020
UNCERTAIN
1 mile NW
Enjoy unlimited tastes of Seattle beer, and learn from brewmasters how it was made at Brewology, which includes “hop-filled demos,” activities, and exhibits to explore at Pacific Science Center for age 21+. You may need to use the entrance on Denny Way.

Coin show

April 17 - 19, 2020
CANCELED
10 miles south
The state’s oldest and largest public coin show is at the annual convention of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association, Tukwila Community Center.

Tasting event

April 18, 2020
RESCHEDULED
8 miles NE
Taste beer, wine, and spirits at Big Taste Event [formerly Debuts and Discoveries], which promises “an evening of food, music, and celebration” that also supports charity in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park for age 21+. Bring cash for the food trucks. Moved from April 18 to August 7.

Tacoma kids’ parade

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
37 miles south
Billed as the largest children’s parade in the state, the Junior Daffodil Parade is four blocks long, beginning at N. Proctor Street & N. 28th Street. Free.

Free national park day

April 18, 2020
some parks closed
All national parks
Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

Beer tasting in Leavenworth

April 18, 2020
CANCELED
117 miles east
Head to the sunny side of the state to taste 40 beers & ciders at Leavenworth Ale-Fest, with live music and food for sale in Leavenworth Festhalle for age 21+.

Seattle bike ride

April 19, 2020
CANCELED
1.6 miles south
The 12-mile Emerald City Ride begins near Pyramid Alehouse and goes north in the new SR 99 tunnel (car-free), through Fremont and past Gas Works Park, south on the I-5 express lanes, and through the International Distrct to the starting point.

Wine tasting

April 23, 2020
RESCHEDULED
5.5 miles SW
Taste Syrah wine (known for its bold spices, rich fruit, and silky texture) from 30 Washington wineries with appetizers and views at Sexy Syrah at Salty’s. Moved from April 23 to June 25.

Apple Blossom Festival

April 23 - May 3, 2020
CANCELED
148 miles east
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee has food vendors, carnival rides, a car show, arts and crafts, a run, and a grand parade. See schedule.

Plant sale

April 24 - 25, 2020
CANCELED
5.3 miles NE
“Find a huge selection of plants: veggie starts, herbs & tomatoes, perennials & grasses, natives & ornamental shrubs and trees” at the Master Gardener Plant Sale, with experts to answer plant questions at UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Free including parking.

Body-building expo

April 24 - 25, 2020
CANCELED
11 miles east
Emerald Cup is a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique championship with health-industry vendors at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Olympia arts weekend

April 24 - 25, 2020
CANCELED
62 miles south
Admire art Friday evening and Saturday at Arts Walk. Join a luminary procession Friday at 8:30 p.m.. Watch people parade in animal costumes in the Procession of the Species Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Free.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 24 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
1 mile NW
The Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival celebrates Seattle’s friendship with Japan and Japan’s gift of 1000 cherry trees in 1976. Enjoy Japanese art, dance, music, martial arts, and food at Seattle Center.

Erotic art show

April 24 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
1.2 miles NW
Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an uncensored collection of art, films, and live performances at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Bring ID and be age 18 to see the gallery (age 21+ after 6 p.m.).

Tour modern homes

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
multiple locations
Seattle Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit of five modern homes in Seattle plus two on the Eastside, often with a chance to meet the owners and architects.

Young professionals party

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
1 mile south
Dress up for the Anniversary Party, which promises a photo booth, DJ music, dancing, bars, and a digital swag bag at Sky View Observatory atop Columbia Center.

Tasting event

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
1.3 miles NW
Enjoy bite-size tastes of cheese and meat paired with wine, beer, and cider at the Cheese and Meat Festival, which also offers seminars as well as coffee and chocolate samples at McCaw Hall for age 21+. Moved from April 25 to October 10.

Goldstar tickets (October)

Whiskey tasting

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
1.3 miles south
A ticket to WhiskeyRocks NW includes 10 tastings of whiskey, with live performances by an AC/DC tribute band at CenturyLink Field for age 21+. Food for sale. Free parking. Moved from April 25 to June 20.

Bacon and beer

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
1.7 miles south
Enjoy craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, live music, dancing, and interactive games at Bacon and Beer Classic at T-Mobile Park for age 21+.

Smart talks

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
4.9 miles NE
A $159 ticket to One Day University includes three classes taught by expert professors from different schools in Kane Hall at the University of Washington. Moved from April 25 to June 20.
  • China, Russia, and the European Union
  • Understanding Memory
  • Celebrating Jazz

Family-friendly fun run

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
6.2 miles SE
Treat Yourself is an untimed 5K run/walk and a 1K fun run for kids, followed by treats in beautiful Seward Park.

Jazz walk in North Bend

April 25, 2020
CANCELED
30 miles east
Buy a ticket online and head to the mountains to hear live jazz at a dozen venues during North Bend Jazz Walk. Also hear school bands in the theater from 5 to 10 p.m.

Distillery tasting

April 25, 2020
RESCHEDULED
31 miles north
Meet local distillers, taste their products, sample food, hear music, and order cocktails at Snohomish on the Rocks at Thomas Family Farm. Moved from April 25 to November 21.

Groupon tickets (November)

Wine tasting on Bainbridge Island

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
10.3 miles west via ferry
Wine on the Rock: Wine & Cheese includes wine, appetizers, and live music at five wineries for age 21+.

Guitar festival

April 25 - 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED
33 miles south
Tacoma Guitar Festival features live performances, guitar workshops, and 150 vendors in a “festival atmosphere” at the Tacoma Dome. Children age 12 and younger are free. Moved from April 25 & 26 to August 15 & 16.

Printing festival

April 25 - 26, 2020
CANCELED
34 miles south
Meet printers, make paper creations, and watch steamrollers print art at Tacoma Wayzgoose. Free.

Issaquah dog walk

April 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED
15.4 miles east
Walk ‘n Wag includes a 3K trail plus an agility course, vendor booths, and a pet show at Lake Sammamish State Park to raise funds for improving the park. Parking is $10 unless you have a Discover Pass. Moved from April 26 to August 16.

Pops concert

April 26, 2020
CANCELED
38 miles south
The annual Sounds of Brass Pops Concert is held at Tacoma Community College. This event repeats with classical music in January. Donation.

Free classical concert

April 27, 2020
CANCELED
0.5 miles south
Watch the Seattle Symphony play “world premieres by teen composers” during a Community Concert at Benaroya Hall.

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