Seattle events February 2020. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events February 2020

Boat show

February 1, 2020
(begins Jan. 24)
1.5 miles south
Seattle Boat Show, which promises 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 250 boating seminars, is at CenturyLink Field, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at South Lake Union. Children age 17 and younger are free.

Free trapeze show

February 1, 2020
(7:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles south
The Student Show at Emerald City Trapeze features students performing a diverse array of aerial arts, high flying trapeze, and circus acts. Free if it does not sell out.

Lunar New Year at U.W.

February 1, 2020
4.9 miles NE
The public is invited to celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year with students at the Lunar New Year Gala, which has food for sale, activities, prizes, and performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. (including a lion dance, wushu, and Chinese yoyo) at Kane Hall on the University of Washington campus.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

February 1, 2020
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.

Nerd convention

February 1, 2020
16 miles north
NerdFaire “is a mini con for all things nerdy and geeky” including board games, heroes from comics, and movie princesses at Lynnwood Convention Center. Children age 15 and younger are free with an adult.

Free family entertainment

February 1, 2020
18.2 miles north
Kidstock offers musical performances, theater, arts education workshops, and activities for kids at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Free.

Renton wine tasting

February 1, 2020
(6 to 9:30 p.m.)
21.6 miles SE
Taste wine and eat “sumptuous appetizers and desserts” at Hope for Housing, with live music and a silent auction for charity at St. Stephen the Martyr.

Frog day

February 1, 2020
(12:30 to 2 p.m.)
35 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, see Princess Amphibiana and the mayor introduce a frog named Snohomish Slew, dance to music, play games, and meet firefighters at the GroundFrog Day Celebration in Snohomish. Free.

Eagle Festival

February 1, 2020
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.

Antique and collectibles show

February 1 - 2, 2020
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.

Cinderella ballet

February 1 - 9, 2020
(also Jan.)
1.3 miles NW
Cinderella is the magical and romantic fairy tale performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall.

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Fairy tale musical

February 1 - 23, 2020
0.3 miles SE
“Four wildly distinctive royal sisters sneak out of their castle and discover an intoxicating world of fancy balls and dreamy princes” in Bliss “an electrifying new musical that tears up the rules on happy endings” at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Dinner cirque show

February 5 - 16, 2020
14.6 miles NE
A Night Like This is an aerial and acrobatic show performed around you by Teatro ZinZanni as you eat a four-course meal at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Vegan options are available.

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Art walk

February 6, 2020
1 mile south
Head to historic Pioneer Square for the January First Thursday Art Walk, when art galleries open their doors to introduce new exhibitions and artists. Free.

UW cultural festival

February 6 & 8, 2020
5 miles NE
FIUTS CulturalFest has two events produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students on the University of Washington campus.
  • Feb. 6 (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) - The international expo includes activities, arts and crafts, and games at HUB Ballrooms. Free.
  • Feb. 8 (5:30 to 10 p.m.) - The performance showcase has cultural booths and an international music and dance show at Meany Hall. Children age 10 and younger are free.

RV show

February 6 - 9, 2020
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.

Kirkland wine tasting

February 7, 2020
(6 to 9 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 repeats on multiple months.

Valentine’s concert in Burien

February 7, 2020
(7:30 p.m.)
11 miles south
Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine’s Concert features romantic music by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Howard Hanson, and Lauren Wells at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Wine & chocolate - Enumclaw

February 7 - 8, 2020
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+.

Ecological thriller

February 21 - March 15, 2020
1.4 miles NW
In the wake of a devastating nuclear accident, two retired physicists must come to terms with their shared guilt in The Children, a suspenseful drama about responsibility and guilt, reparation and redemption, at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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Chinese New Year

February 8, 2020
(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.

Run in your underwear

February 8, 2020
(12 to 4 p.m.)
3.4 miles north
Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, with a party before and after at Ballroom in Fremont for age 21+.

Short films in Shoreline

February 8, 2020
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.

Magic show in Renton

February 8, 2020
(7 p.m.)
13.1 miles SE
That’s Impossible Presents is an all-ages magic and comedy show in a cabaret setting, with table-side magic (8 to 9 p.m.) and a stand-up show (9 to 10:30 p.m.) at DeLancey’s on 3rd. Optional food and drink.

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Chocolate & drinks

February 9, 2020
(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+.

Improvisational theater

February 12 - 16, 2020
5 miles north
Enjoy live entertainment during the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater (SFIT) in two University District locations. Some shows are not suitable for children.

Valentine’s Dinner Cruise

February 13 - 15, 2020
4 miles north
Enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner Cruise on the lakes, departing from either Kirkland or Seattle.

Valentine’s Day burlesque

February 13 - 16, 2020
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 dinner

February 14, 2020
Greater Seattle area
OpenTable lists restaurants in the Puget Sound area that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day at Volunteer Park

February 14, 2020
2 miles NE
Buy a ticket online for Valentine’s Concert at the Conservatory, which includes romantic music, light hors d’oeuvres, and desserts in the greenhouse among tropical plants for age 21+. [They say details for 2020 will be on their website soon.]

Valentine’s Day in Tacoma

February 14, 2020
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 improv

February 14 - 15, 2020
(8:30 p.m.)
0.3 miles SW
The Comedy of Love is improvised based on audience suggestions and tells stories about lust, passion, and heartbreak at The Market Theater for age 12+.

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Dinner in the dark

February 14 - 15, 2020
0.5 miles NW
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 First & Bell.

Cowboy gathering

February 14 - 16, 2020
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 14 - 20, 2020
0.8 miles east
Noir City screens classic films that are stylish, cynical, and melodramatic at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Frozen: The musical

February 14 - March 1, 2020
0.3 miles NE
Based on the film, but with additional new songs, special effects, and spectacular costumes, Frozen tells the story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together at The Paramount Theatre for age 8+.

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Erotic art party

February 15, 2020
0.9 miles sout
Dress up for an evening of burlesque, live music, fancy appetizers, a complimentary glass of wine, a cash bar, a silent art auction, and a preview to benefit the Erotic Art Festival (held in April) at A Black Tie Affair at Gallery Erato in Pioneer Square for age 21+.

Wine tasting on Bainbridge Island

February 15 - 16, 2020
10.3 miles west via ferry
Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate includes wine and chocolate at five island wineries for age 21+.

Contemporary dance

February 15 - 16, 2020
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 15 - 16, 2020
16 miles north
The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, seminars, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels at Lynnwood Convention Center. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Saturday evening requires a separate ticket.

Wine and chocolate in Yakima

February 15 - 17, 2020
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.

International festival

February 15 - 21, 2020
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.

Seattle Home Show

February 15 - 23, 2020
1.5 miles south
Seattle Home Show has exhibits about building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping homes, at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Held in Feb. & Oct.

Cake convention

February 16 - 17, 2020
3.2 miles north
Seattle Cake Con is a new event featuring Seattle’s “best and most unique dessert makers for a day of fun, food, and education” with competitions and samples at Fremont Foundry. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Gourmet food

February 20 - 22, 2020
1 mile NW
Seattle Wine and Food Experience includes three events you can buy separately for age 21+.
  • Feb. 20 - Comfort food & beverages at Sodo Park
  • Feb. 21 - Seafood & wine at Union Station
  • Feb. 22 - Grand tasting at Bell Harbor

Asian American Film Festival

February 20 - 23, 2020
1.1 miles east
Seattle Asian American Film Festival features Asian American artists who create innovative media, with most screenings at Broadway Performance Hall and Northwest Film Forum.

Bluegrass festival

February 20 - 23, 2020
11 miles east
Wintergrass has dozens of acts on multiple stages, plus workshops and impromptu jams in Bellevue.

Brazilian show

February 22, 2020
(8:30 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Brazilian Carnaval
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 (1 minute).

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Cute cats

February 22 - 23, 2020
1.6 miles NW
Join cat lovers watching a 75-minute compilation of “the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses” during CatVideoFest [formerly Internet Cat Video Festival] at SIFF Cinema Uptown near Seattle Center.

Bainbridge bike ride

February 23, 2020
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.

Sewing fair

February 27 - March 1, 2020
36 miles south
Browse 400 booths and attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Children’s Film Festival

February 27 - March 8, 2020
1 mile east
See the best and brightest in international cinema for children ages 2 to 12 at the Children’s Film Festival Seattle at Northwest Film Forum.

Wine & jazz

February 28, 2020
(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.

The science of climate change

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1 mile NW
Discover how climate change affects ecosystems at Curiosity Expo: Climate Change, with hands-on activities, live science shows, and local scientists answering questions at Pacific Science Center.

Nordic film festival

February 28 - March 1, 2020
1.6 miles NW
See contemporary films, both short and long, from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden at Nordic Lights Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Yo-yo contest

February 29, 2020
1 mile NW
Watch some amazing yo-yo moves at the Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championship on the Armory’s stage at the Seattle Center, with qualifying events and classes on the upper floor. Free to watch.

Wine tasting

February 29, 2020
(7:30 to 10 p.m.)
5.1 miles north
PNA Wine Taste
PNA Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, appetizers, live music, and a wine store at Phinney Center for age 21+.

Vintage glass

February 29, 2020
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.

Gold & gem show

February 29 - March 1, 2020
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.

Women’s show

February 29 - March 1, 2020
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.

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