Seattle events April 2019. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events April 2019

Variety show

April 1 - 7, 2019
(begins March 14)
Seattle locations
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 40 shows at Hale’s Palladium, Broadway Performance Hall, and Teatro ZinZanni at 3 & 7:30 p.m. for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows for age 18+.

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.
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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.

Jewish film festival

April 6 - 7, 2019
(begins March 23)
Seattle area
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. (Additional screenings in Issaquah.)

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.

Beer tasting in Leavenworth

April 12 - 13, 2019
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+.

Polish food & bazaar

April 13, 2019
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.

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.

Obstacle race

April 13 - 14, 2019
32.4 miles NE
Run 2 to 10 miles, and conquer 20 to 30 obstacles in the Spartan Super & Sprint Weekend at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish. No pets.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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 9:30 p.m. Watch people parade in animal costumes in the Procession of the Species Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Tour modern homes

April 27, 2019
multiple locations
Seattle Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit of four modern homes in Seattle plus two on the Eastside, often with a chance to meet the owners and architects.

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+.

Green home tour

April 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Donation.

Restaurant Week

April 2019
(undated)
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.

National Poetry Month

April 2019
(undated)
0.4 miles south
The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle plays music by local composers and reads poems by local poets to celebrate poetry month at Seattle Public Library. Free.

Pig feast

April 2019
(undated)
0.5 mile south
Cochon 555 is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for age 21+.

Student art show

April 2019
(undated)
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 1001 Lenora Street. Free.

Underground art show

April 2019
(undated)
0.8 miles NE
The Seattle Pancakes & Booze Art Show is a traveling exhibition by 70 artists, with free pancakes, DJ music, live body painting, and a bar at El Corazon for age 21+. Pay cash at the door or buy a line-jumper ticket online.

Adult night at the science center

April 2019
(undated)
1 mile NW
Watch a laser show, see our galaxy in the planetarium, immerse yourself in virtual reality, and walk through the butterfly house during Pacific Science Center After-Hours, “a night of cocktails, science experiments, and entertainment” at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Cherry Blossom Festival

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Tasting event

April 2019
(undated)
1 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 McCaw Hall for age 21+.

World Rhythm Festival

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

Erotic art show

April 2019
(undated)
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.).

Sumo wrestling

April 2019
(undated)
1.4 miles south
Save yourself a flight to Japan and watch three sumo stars wrestle in six live matches during Sumo + Sushi, with optional sushi, sake, and beer at WaMu Theater.

Motocross racing

April 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles south
Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps and obstacles at AMA Supercross at CenturyLink Field.

Bike the viaduct car-free

April 2019
(undated)
1.6 miles south
Take a 3-mile ride through Seattle and back atop the viaduct, or a 12-mile loop that continues over Aurora Bridge and returns on the I-5 express lanes during Emerald City Ride. Both begin near Pyramid Alehouse.

Wild & scenic films

April 2019
(undated)
1.6 miles NW
Attend a happy hour and then see a dozen inspiring films about nature and the environment at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Bacon and beer

April 2019
(undated)
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 Safeco Field for age 21+.

Free films

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Tasting event

April 2019
(undated)
4.8 miles south
Enjoy food, chocolate, and Washington wines during Neighborhood Nosh at Metropolist to support charity.

Tea at the Indian longhouse

April 2019
(undated)
4.9 miles SW
Princess Angeline Native Tea Party features indigenous teas, treats, and entertainment at the Duwamish Longhouse. All are welcome. Pay $15 at the door.

Wine tasting

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Brunch run/walk

April 2019
(undated)
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+.

Adventure race

April 2019
(undated)
8 miles NE
Questival is a 24-hour race that begins with a check-in party at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Your team of 2 to 6 people completes the challenges assigned by a smartphone app to win prizes. Video.

Holistic health convention

April 2019
(undated)
10.3 miles east
NW Mind Body Spirit Connection promises “thought-provoking speakers, lively demonstrations, and knowledgeable exhibitors” focused on improving your health and well being at the Hilton Bellevue.

Kirkland wine tasting

April 2019
(undated)
11 miles NE
Drink local wine in shops during Kirkland Spring Wine Walk, which begins at the Heathman Hotel for age 21+.

UFO festival

April 2019
(undated)
11 miles south
Burien UFO Festival features flying saucers, alien costume contests, guest speakers, kids’ activities, films, and DJ music in and near the Tin Room Bar. Free.

Color festival

April 2019
(undated)
11.4 miles north
Wear white and get covered in colored powder at family-friendly Holi Hai, which has music, Bollywood dancing, and food for sale at Cromwell Park in Shoreline. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Family festival at Redmond mall

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Quilt show in Everett

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Distillery tasting

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Cowboy show

April 2019
(undated)
33 miles south
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull in the Tacoma Dome.

Hawaiian festival in Puyallup

April 2019
(undated)
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 2019
(undated)
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.

Pops concert

April 2019
(undated)
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 national park day

April 2019
(undated)
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.

Anacortes wine festival

April 2019
(undated)
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+.

Bunny bar crawl

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

Easter restaurants

April 2019
(undated)
Greater Seattle area
OpenTable lists restaurants offering special menus for Easter, or see recommendations from Seattle Met or The Stranger.

Easter on Blake Island

April 2019
(undated)
0.7 miles SW
Easter Brunch at Tillicum includes a cruise from Pier 54 to Blake Island, a brunch buffet, and a kids’ egg hunt (bring a basket), with time to walk the beach.

Easter brunch cruise

April 2019
(undated)
4 miles north
Enjoy a two-hour Easter Brunch or Lunch Cruise, departing from north Lake Union and also cruising Lake Washington.