Seattle events calendar for February 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine's Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Seattle, Washington.

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Enjoy the best Seattle events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Distance is from Westlake Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

The King and I

February 1 - 3, 2017 (begins Jan. 24)

0.3 miles NE

The King and I is a “breathtaking and exquisite” [NY Times] musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein set in 19th-century Bangkok, winning Best Musical Revival, at The Paramount Theatre. Discount tickets (Monday to Friday) $34 to $99.

Boat show

February 1 - 4, 2017 (begins Jan. 27)

1.5 miles south

Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars, is at CenturyLink Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union.

All-American musical

February 1 - 5, 2017 (also Jan.)

29 miles north

Singin’ in the Rain is a song and dance classic about actors in the early days of Hollywood at Everett Performing Arts Center. Discount tickets $44 to $59.

Children’s Film Festival

February 1 - 11, 2017 (begins Jan. 26)

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.


February 1 - 28, 2017 (also Jan.)

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Free museums

February 2, 2017

Seattle locations

Visit these free on the first Thursday of the month.

Improvised Music Festival

February 2 - 4, 2017

4.4 miles north

Seattle Improvised Music Festival [scroll down] features musicians dedicated to playing free-form music on the 4th floor of Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Donation.

Wine & chocolate

February 2 - March 31, 2017 (also Jan.)

15 miles SE

Taste 4 premium wines and 4 artisan chocolates at Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Sweet Decadence Wine and Chocolate Bar in Renton. Discount tickets $18.

Wine & chocolate - Enumclaw

February 3 - 4, 2017

45 miles SE

Sample chocolate, taste wine (with ID), hear music, and watch demonstrations at Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival at Enumclaw Expo Center.

Charming French comedy

February 3 - 19, 2017

5.3 miles north

Performed in English, The Liar is full of witty rhymes, wild misassumptions, mistaken identities, and tangled truths at The Bathhouse Theater. Discount tickets $17.

Family theater

February 3 - 26, 2017 (also Jan.)

1 mile NW

The Snowy Day and Other Stories is a humorous play that uses innovative shadow puppets and live action to bring characters from children’s books to life at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Discount tickets $11 to $20.

Local piano music

February 4, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.5 miles south

Acclaimed pianist Angelo Rondello performs works by five Seattle composers at Benaroya Hall before taking the show around the world. Discount tickets $21.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

February 4, 2017 (11 a.m.)

10.1 miles east

The Lunar New Year celebration at Bellevue Square includes music, dance, crafts, martial arts, and a lion and dragon parade 2 to 3 p.m. Free.

Eagle Festival

February 4, 2017 (some events Feb. 3)

47 miles north

The Eagle Festival includes guided tours, speakers, demonstrations, an art and photography show, live music, and horse-drawn wagon rides in Arlington.

Antique and collectibles show

February 4 - 5, 2017

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 Nov.


February 4 - 12, 2017

1 mile NW

Cendrillon, a Cinderella Love Story puts a new spin on a familiar fairy tale by including Cinderella’s parents at McCaw Hall. Discount tickets $35.

Dinner social in the dark

February 9 - 11, 2017

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.

Recreational vehicles

February 9 - 12, 2017

1.5 miles south

See new RVs and accessories at the Seattle RV Show, which also offers seminars, stadium tours, and a beer & wine area at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Wine & jazz

February 10, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles south

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

Kirkland wine tasting

February 10, 2017 (6 p.m., VIP 5)

11 miles NE

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

Valentine’s Day symphony

February 10, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

11 miles south

Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert of romantic music includes a piano concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony #4 at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Tickets.

Eastside beer tasting

February 10, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

16.7 miles east

Samples beer in the shops at Gilman Village and hear live music during Hops & Shops Beer Fest (formerly Beat the Winter Brews) in Issaquah.

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 10, 2017 (5:30 to 7 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+. Buy tickets in advance in person or call 253-591-5330.

UW cultural festival

February 10 & 25, 2017

5 miles NE

FIUTS CulturalFest is an international expo Feb. 10 plus a music and dance show Feb. 25, produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.

Musical comedy

February 10 - March 5, 2017

0.3 miles SE

The Pajama Game is about a workplace romance between a management boss and a union leader as a strike looms at Sleep-Tite pajama factory, a battle of the sexes with a swinging score and seductive dance numbers at The 5th Avenue. Discount tickets $22.

Run in your underwear

February 11, 2017

1.2 miles north

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run through the streets and a party at Art Marble 21 for charity.

Valentine’s Day burlesque show

February 11, 2017 (7 and 10 p.m.)

5 miles SE

Hard Love is a sultry and comedic burlesque show on Valentine’s weekend at Columbia City Theater for age 21+.

Gig Harbor wine walk

February 11, 2017 (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 & chocolate - Mt. Vernon

February 11 - 12, 2017

60 miles north

Taste reserve red wines paired with local chocolates at Red Wine and Chocolate Festival in Mount Vernon.

Valentine’s Day cruise

February 11, 12, 14, 2017

4 miles north

Enjoy a Valentine’s Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the lakes, departing from either Kirkland or Seattle. The brunch cruise is only on the weekend.

Chocolate & drinks

February 12, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

0.3 miles SW

Wine, spirits, cider, and mead pair deliciously with chocolate, artisan cheese, savory food, dessert, and music at Pike Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company.

Bike swap

February 12, 2017 (9 a.m., VIP 8)

7.2 miles NE

Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap in Magnuson Park, Hangar 30.

Dinner dance in Everett

February 12, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

31 miles north

A Night To Remember Valentine’s Special is a semi-formal buffet dinner and dance with vocalists singing hits from the past at Everett Yacht Club.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2017

Greater Seattle area

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

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2017 (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, 2017 (5 and 6 and 7 p.m.)

2 miles NE

Valentine’s Day Wine & Cocktail Hour is a romantic wine and cocktail tasting with appetizers in the Volunteer Park Conservatory greenhouse for age 21+.

Improvisational theater

February 15 - 19, 2017

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.

Noir film festival

February 16 - 22, 2017

0.8 miles east

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

Everett Film Festival

February 17 - 18, 2017

29 miles north

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

Cowboy gathering

February 17 - 19, 2017

108 miles east

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

Golfing event

February 17 - 20, 2017

1.7 miles south

Two to eight players hit golf balls from the stands into targets on the outfield to score points at Topgolf Crush, with music and food for sale at Safeco Field.

Little Women musical

February 17 - March 12, 2017

7.3 miles NE

Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women is about four sisters growing up in Civil War America, at Seattle Musical Theatre at Sand Point. Discount tickets $25.

Basketball show

February 18, 2017 (2 and 7 p.m.)

1.3 miles NW

The Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and comedy at KeyArena. Discount tickets $32.

Venetian ball

February 18, 2017 (8 p.m.)

5 miles south

Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball features music, entertainers, classic costumes, dessert, and a no-host bar at Seattle Design Center. Discount tickets $94 including fees.

Modern dance

February 18 - 19, 2017

11 miles east

Chop Shop is a contemporary dance festival with leading national and international award-winning dancers at The Theatre at Meydenbauer in Bellevue.

Fly Fishing Show

February 18 - 19, 2017

16 miles north

The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, classes, 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 18 - 19, 2017

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 18 - 19, 2017

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).

Kids weekend at Northwest Trek

February 18 - 20, 2017

55 miles south

Up to 4 kids 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 18 - 20, 2017

143 miles east

Bring a glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at 40 wineries in the Yakima Valley at Red Wine & Chocolate. Pay at each winery or buy a Premier Pass.

Home show

February 18 - 26, 2017

1.5 miles south

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

Alternative wedding show

February 19, 2017

3.4 miles north

One Love is a wedding-planning event for same-sex couples at the Fremont Foundry. Free.

Free park days

February 20, 2017

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.

Flower and garden show

February 22 - 26, 2017 (party Feb. 21)

0.5 mile east

February is a great time to be indoors at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Six acres of show gardens and 300 vendors fill the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The opening-night party on Feb. 21 benefits the arboretum.

Bluegrass festival

February 23 - 26, 2017

11 miles east

Wintergrass includes dozens of acts on four stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Cultural arts dinner

February 24, 2017

2.8 miles south

Destination Delridge is a $100 charity dinner with drinks, live entertainment, music, art, and interactive games at Metropolist.

Wine and food

February 24 - 26, 2017

1 mile NW

Seattle Wine and Food Experience includes three events you can buy separately or as a package.
  • Feb. 24 (6 - 9 p.m.) Seafood & wine at McCaw Hall
  • Feb. 25 (5 - 8 p.m.) Comfort food with beer, cider, and Bloody Marys at Fremont Foundry
  • Feb. 26 (1 - 5 p.m.) Grand tasting, Seattle Center

Statewide beer events

February 25, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Washington state locations

Get special tastings and tours at 50 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Book festival

February 25, 2017

1 mile east

The Search For Meaning Book Festival at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry features 50+ authors who write about spirituality, faith, and social justice.

Erotic art party

February 25, 2017 (8 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 (April 28-30) at A Black Tie Affair in a Capitol Hill home for age 21+.

Yo-yo contest

February 25, 2017

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. Free.

Math festival

February 25, 2017 (12:30 to 4 p.m.)

4.9 miles NE

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival encourages 4th to 12th grade students to approach mathematical activities, games, and puzzles with creativity and persistence at the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB).

Wine tasting

February 25, 2017 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

5 miles north

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

Dinner cruise

February 26, 2017 (boarding 4:30 p.m.)

4 miles north

Sunday Supper Cruise includes a buffet, a narrated tour, and two hours of views as you cruise Lake Union & Lake Washington. Discount tickets $45.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 26, 2017

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.
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