Seattle events April 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events April 2019

Variety show

April 1 - 7, 2019
Seattle locations
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 40 shows at Hale’s Palladium & Broadway Performance Hall at 3 & 7:30 p.m. for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows for age 18+.

Free films

April 5, 2019 (7 p.m.)
4.4 miles NE
Short Film Showings features four-minute films from aspiring filmmakers who are competing in the U.W. Maker Summit at Alder Auditorium in Alder Hall. Free.

Student acrobats

April 5 - 7, 2019
0.9 miles NE
Watch young acrobats skilled in the unicycle, tight wire, acrobatics, duo static trapeze, contortion, juggling, Chinese pole, lyra and cyr wheel, aerial straps, hoop diving, and aerial sling at Cirrus Circus Annual Show by the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts at Broadway Performance Hall.

Puget Sound plunge

April 6, 2019 (9 a.m.)
7.8 miles NW
Register to run into frigid Puget Sound in the Northwest Brain Freeze at Golden Gardens Bathhouse.

Short films in Shoreline

April 6, 2019 (7 p.m.)
12 miles north
Shoreline Short Short Film Festival screens a juried selection of films that are 3 to 10 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.

Edible books

April 6, 2019
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.

Daffodil parade

April 6, 2019
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.

Gig Harbor wine walk

April 6, 2019 (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+.

Jewish film festival

April 6 - 7, 2019
Seattle & Issaquah & Mercer Island
Seattle Jewish Film Festival celebrates Jewish and Israeli life, culture, history, and filmmaking. Opening night begins with a no-host happy hour and ends with a dessert party. Guest speakers some evenings.

International children’s festival

April 6 - 7, 2019
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.

International festival

April 6 - 12, 2019
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. Donation.

Spring Fair

April 11 - 14, 2019
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.

Polish food & bazaar

April 13, 2019 (12 to 6 p.m.)
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.

Chocolate fair

April 13, 2019 (2 to 4:30 p.m.)
4.1 miles SE
Taste and buy chocolates from local producers, and visit the all-you-can drink hot cocoa bar and chocolate ice cream tasting station at the Great Vegan Chocolate Meltdown at Mount Baker Community Club.

Beer tasting

April 13, 2019 (12 to 5 p.m.)
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.

Hawaiian festival in Puyallup

April 13, 2019
35.2 miles south
Aha Mele Hawaiian Festival has music, hula, vendors, a lunch, and workshops at Chief Leschi Schools. Bring cash.

Tacoma kids’ parade

April 13, 2019 (10 a.m.)
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. Route map. Free.

Anacortes wine festival

April 13, 2019
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+.

Beer tasting in Leavenworth

April 13, 2019 (6:30 p.m., VIP 5:30 p.m.)
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+.

Restaurant Week

April 18, 2019
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.

Science fiction & fantasy convention

April 18 - 21, 2019
15 miles south
Norwescon features 200 panelists, vendors, events, and 24-hour game playing at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.

Smart comedy

April 18 - 28, 2019
1.4 miles NW
Winning rave reviews for its humor, A Doll’s House: Part 2 shows what happens when Nora returns to visit the husband she left 15 years ago to pursue the life of an author, at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Ticket deal $20 to $34

Adult science night

April 19, 2019 (6 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Play games, try hands-on activities, watch a laser show, see live science, hang out with smart people, and buy a drink at the bar during PacSci Happy Hour at the Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Beer and Scotch festival

April 19 - 20, 2019
4 miles north
Taste 50 varieties of beer, Scotch whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest in Fremont Studios.

Anime festival

April 19 - 21, 2019
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.

Shakespeare comedy

April 19 - 21, 2019
1.3 miles NW
Full of romance, mischief, and whimsy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the comical story of four young lovers caught up in a quarrel between the king & queen of the fairies, performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet in a Northwest-inspired fairy kingdom at McCaw Hall.

Ticket deal $36 to $63

Cabaret in outer space

April 19 - 27, 2019 (8 p.m.)
4.2 miles NW
Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits “take on your favorite science fiction movies and TV shows” in A Space Oddity, a blend of musical theater, rock ‘n’ roll and vaudeville at Hale’s Ales Palladium Theater.

Ticket deal $10 to $25

Bunny bar crawl

April 20, 2019 (noon)
Downtown Seattle
Wear bunny ears or a costume, and bring cash, to hop from bar to bar during BunnyCon. See the schedule.

Tasting event

April 20, 2019
0.5 mile 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 Block 41 for age 21+.

World Rhythm Festival

April 20, 2019
1 mile NW
Immerse yourself in more than 100 drum and dance workshops and performances at the World Rhythm Festival at Seattle Center. Free.

Family festival at Redmond mall

April 20, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
15 miles NE
Spring Eggstravaganza includes a kids’ scavenger hunt with prizes, a petting farm (bunnies, chicks, and goats), a bounce house, trampolines, games, and activities at Redmond Town Center. Free.

Doggie egg hunt in Duvall

April 20, 2019
26.2 miles NE
Dogs romp and roam the fields for eggs stuffed with dog treats at Easter B’egg Hunt at Camp Charlie’s private off-leash dog park in Duvall. Large dogs start at 11 a.m. and small dogs at 12:30 p.m. Donation.

North Bend Jazz Walk

April 20, 2019 (6 p.m. to midnight)
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.

Small-town Easter parade

April 20, 2019
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.

Free national park day

April 20, 2019
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.

Easter restaurants

April 21, 2019
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.

Afternoon cabaret

April 21, 2019 (2:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
Bonbon Brunch is a a multimedia spectacle with upbeat dance numbers, plenty of glitz, and high kicks at small Can Can theater in the Pike Place Market for all ages. Food is available for sale.

Ticket deal $14

Easter on Blake Island

April 21, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
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.

Easter brunch cruise

April 21, 2019 (boarding 10 a.m.)
4 miles north
Enjoy a two-hour Easter Brunch Cruise, departing from either Kirkland or north Lake Union. Families are welcome.

Brunch run/walk

April 21, 2019 (9:30 a.m.)
7.5 miles NE
The Brunch Run is a scenic 5K at Magnuson Park, which is followed by brunch food from restaurants with bloody marys, a mimosa bar, and beer for age 21+.

Mythological rock musical

April 23 - 25, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SE
“An action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties” [New York Post], The Lightning Thief features a hero who “has newly discovered powers he can’t control, has monsters on his trail and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods” at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

Ticket deal $45 to $74

Food trucks in Olympia

April 24, 2019 (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
61.2 miles south
Shop from 18 food trucks during Food Truck Lobby Day on the state capitol campus.

Wine tasting

April 25, 2019
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.

Apple Blossom Festival

April 25 - May 5, 2019
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.

Kirkland wine tasting

April 26, 2019 (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 is held on multiple months.

Body-building expo

April 26 - 27, 2019
11 miles east
Emerald Cup is a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, and physique championship with health-industry vendors at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Quilt show in Everett

April 26 - 27, 2019
28.3 miles north
Admire quilts, watch demonstrations, attend classes, and shop from vendors at The Everett Quilt Show in the conference center at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Olympia arts weekend

April 26 - 27, 2019
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 26 - 28, 2019
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 26 - 28, 2019
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.).

New-age weekend at Lake Chelan

April 26 - 28, 2019
180 miles NE
Sign up for new-age services at two dozen locations in downtown Lake Chelan during Unwind + Explore Weekend Retreat, including acupuncture, massage, facials, sound therapy, yoga, oracle readings, meditation, reflexology, and even pendulum therapy.

Murder mystery in Tacoma

April 26 - May 12, 2019
34.8 miles south
Based on the classic film noir, Laura is a play that follows a NYPD detective who is obsessed with solving the murder of a mysterious woman at Tacoma Little Theatre for age 12+.

Ticket deal $13

Portrait of an activist

April 26 - June 2, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
1.4 miles NW
Nina Simone: Four Women tells the story of an American singer, songwriter, and Civil Rights activist, and features her music (classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop) at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Ticket deal $13 to $28

Tour modern homes

April 27, 2019
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.

Trapeze show

April 27, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
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.

Distillery tasting

April 27, 2019
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.

Modern dance

April 27 - 28, 2019
0.3 miles NE
The legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem puts soul-infused poetry in motion when it performs at The Paramount Theatre.

Guitar festival

April 27 - 28, 2019
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.

Printing festival

April 27 - 28, 2019
34 miles south
Meet printers, make paper creations, and watch steamrollers print art at Tacoma Wayzgoose. Free.

Wine & chocolate in Tacoma

April 27 - 28, 2019
44 miles south
Taste wine and chocolate from 50 vendors, and see three rooms of vintage cars at Wine, Spirits & Chocolate at Marymount Event Center for age 21+.

Student art show

April 27 - May 10, 2019 (reception April 26)
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. Free.

Issaquah dog walk

April 28, 2019
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.

Pops concert

April 28, 2019
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.

Doggie happy hour

April 30, 2019 (4 to 6 p.m.)
11.5 miles east
Bring your dog on a leash to Yappy Hour on The Porch, which features drink specials for you, pet treats to buy your dog, and adoptable pets at W Bellevue. The porch is open air but has a roof and heaters. Free.

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