Seattle events calendar for March 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, St. Patrick’s Day parade, wine tasting, theater, discount tickets, free events 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.

Cookies & cocktails

March 2, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

2.8 miles south

Cookies & Cocktails Gala is an evening mixer with music, an outdoor s’mores pit, sweet and savory bites made with Girl Scout cookies, and cookie-inspired cocktails and mocktails, plus woman-made beer and wine pairings at Metropolist for age 21+.

Comicon (pop-culture convention)

March 2 - 5, 2017 (sold out Fri., Sat., Sun.)

0.5 mile east

Emerald City Comicon is a large comic book, game, and popular-culture event at the convention center.

Sewing fair

March 2 - 5, 2017

36 miles south

Shop 400 booths or attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the fairgrounds in Puyallup.

Wine festival

March 3 - 4, 2017

16 miles south

Enjoy live music, taste wines from 25 Washington wineries, and sample local food at Poverty Bay Wine Festival in Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

Arctic science days

March 3 - 5, 2017

1 mile NW

Learn about the Arctic and Antarctic from scientists at Polar Science Weekend, which has activities, exhibits, and demonstrations at Pacific Science Center.

Brazilian show

March 4, 2017 (8 p.m.)

0.5 miles NW

Brazilian Carnaval dancers wear outrageous costumes, and the band plays music of Brazil at the Crocodile. Video.

Whiskey tasting

March 4, 2017 (6 p.m., VIP 5)

1.6 miles south

A ticket to WhiskeyRocks NW includes 10 tastings of whiskey, appetizers, desserts, and live music at Safeco Field in the Terrace Club for age 21+. Free parking.

Wine tasting

March 4, 2017 (6 p.m., VIP 5)

11.6 miles east

Taste Cabernet Sauvignon from 25 producers with appetizers at Cabernet Classic at Porsche Bellevue.

Wine tasting

March 4, 2017 (1 and 5:30 p.m.)

28 miles NE

Snohomish Wine Festival pours 70 wines and serves appetizers at the Snohomish Event Center.

Bike show

March 4 - 5, 2017

1.5 miles south

Check out vendors of bikes, bike gear, travel accessories, and fitness equipment at the Seattle Bike Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 17 and younger.

Golf and travel show

March 4 - 5, 2017

1.5 miles south

Seattle Golf & Travel Show has more than 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 17 and younger.

Travel & adventure fair

March 4 - 5, 2017

1.5 miles south

Travel, Adventure & Gear Expo is for outdoor enthusiasts and features a zip line, rock climbing wall, demo pool for kayaks, and tons of outdoor gear at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 17 and younger.

Dollhouse & miniature show

March 4 - 5, 2017

13 mile south

Seattle Miniature Show has workshops, exhibits, and vendors at the DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter.

Mussel festival

March 4 - 5, 2017

103 miles north

Penn Cove MusselFest offers chowder tasting, boat tours, mussel-eating competitions, and children’s activities in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Free.

Funny Hitchcock play

March 25, 2017 (8 p.m.)

29 miles north

Based on the classic film about a wrongly accused man racing to clear his name while evading the law, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced comedy spoof at Everett Performing Arts Center.

Restaurant discounts

March 5 - 23, 2017

Seattle & Eastside locations

Local restaurants offer special deals on three-course meals during Dine Around Seattle. Lunch (if offered) is $18, dinner is $22 or $33 or $44, plus beverages and tip. Not available Friday or Saturday. Repeats in Nov.

St. Patrick arrives

March 10, 2017

1.2 miles north

Watch the Landing of St. Patrick by boat at 6 p.m. at South Lake Union. See St. Patrick again at the Green Stripe Laying at 7 p.m. when the route for Saturday’s parade is marked on 4th Avenue. [Scroll down their page to see both events.]

Birding festival

March 10 - 12, 2017

110 miles north

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates migratory birds that flock to the pristine coastal area near Blaine and has expert speakers, exhibits, and kids’ activities. Free except field trips.

Irish ceremony

March 11, 2017 (12:20 p.m.)

0.7 miles south

Join the mayor of Seattle and parade dignitaries at the Irish Flag-Raising, followed by the playing of the Irish and U.S. national anthems, in front of the King County Administration Building. Free.

Saint Patrick’s parade

March 11, 2017 (12:30 p.m.)

0.7 miles south

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Irish bands, pipers, dancers, and 2,000 marchers going north on 4th Avenue from James Street to Westlake Park. Free.

Best shows on the Internet

March 11, 2017

1.1 miles east

Seattle Web Fest screens 50 web series, holds panel discussions, and gives awards at Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill. Free.

India color party

March 11, 2017 (8 p.m.)

3.5 miles north

Wear white and get covered in powdered color at outdoor stations at Holi Hai, which includes a dance performance, dance lesson, DJ dance music, and drink specials at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont for age 21+.

Bourbon & bacon

March 11, 2017 (1:30 & 7 p.m., VIP earlier)

4.4 miles south

Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon & Bacon Fest at Seattle Design Center for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s run - Kirkland

March 11, 2017

11 miles NE

Wear green to the Kirkland Shamrock Run 5K and kids’ race, which begins at Kirkland Marina Park and ends with a party at Wilde Rover. Walkers are welcome.

Science and engineering fair

March 11, 2017

12 miles east

View high school science projects and watch scientists award prizes at the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Bellevue College Gymnasium. Free to watch after 1 p.m.

Color festival

March 11, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)

14 miles east

Celebrate Holi when powdered color flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold, all to support charity at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Video.

Bothell wine tasting

March 11, 2017 (5 to 8 p.m.)

17 miles NE

Bring a glass, ID, and ticket to Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk for tastes from 17 Washington wineries & breweries in the shops at Country Village in Bothell.

Kids’ art day

March 11, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

19 miles south

Kids create hands-on art projects for one flat fee at Kent Kids’ Arts Day in Kent Commons. Lunch, snacks, and beverages for sale or bring your own.

St. Patrick’s run - Tacoma

March 11, 2017

37 miles south

St. Paddy’s Day Run is a morning 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids’ 1K along Commencement Bay.

Modern dance

March 11 - 12, 2017

0.3 miles NE

The legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem puts soul-infused poetry in motion when it performs four works at The Paramount Theatre.

Irish Festival

March 11 - 12, 2017

1 mile NW

Irish music, singing, dancing, films, vendors, and children’s activities await you at the Irish Festival in Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Brunchy booze festival

March 11 - 12, 2017

1.2 miles south

Bacon Eggs & Kegs features dozens of beers and ciders, wine, Bloody Marys, bacon brunch bites, lawn games, and dueling pianos at CenturyLink Field for age 21+. Repeats in Aug.

Dog show

March 11 - 12, 2017

1.5 miles south

The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show attracts 11,000 spectators and 2,000 dogs competing at CenturyLink Event Center.

Dinosaur weekend

March 11 - 12, 2017

4 miles NE

Touch fossils and talk to paleontologists about dinosaurs on Dino Weekend at the UW Burke Museum. Buy tickets online to reserve an entry time.

St. Patrick’s run - Seattle

March 12, 2017

1 mile NW

Wear green or a costume to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5K, which goes from Seattle Center to downtown and back, and then head to the giant beer garden. Leprechaun Lap is a 1K dash for kids 10 and younger.

Family theater

March 12, 2017 (11 a.m.)

16.2 miles SE

For age 3 to 10, The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a rollicking version of Aesop’s fable about a shepherd boy who creates excitement by reporting he’s seen a wolf, at Hale’s Ales Palladium Theater in Fremont.

Tech party

March 15, 2017 (3 to 9 p.m.)

1.5 miles south

Mix and mingle at GeekWire Bash, which includes food, drink, ping pong, foosball, and arcade games at CenturyLink Field Event Center for age 21+.

Fashion Show

March 15, 2017 (5 and 8 p.m.)

3.8 miles south

See student collections when Art Institute of Seattle holds its annual Fashion Show at Canvas Event Space.

Comedy and variety acts

March 16 - April 9, 2017

Seattle locations

Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 50 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+.

Jazz bands

March 17, 2017 (7 p.m.)

0.3 mile NE

Top bands from five local high schools wow the audience in Paramount Theatre at Hot Java Cool Jazz.

Bach on a harp

March 17, 2017 (8 to 11 p.m.)

0.9 miles north

Harpist Bridget Kibbey performs nine works by Johann Sebastian Bach with an early music ensemble at 415 Westlake Avenue N. An open bar is included. Minors must be with an adult.

Coin show

March 17 - 19, 2017

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.

Fantasy convention

March 17 - 19, 2017

15 miles south

MythicWorlds celebrates myth, legend, folklore, and traditional music at DoubleTree Seattle Airport.

Quilt show

March 17 - 19, 2017

33 miles NE

Admire more than 500 quilts, see demos, and shop from vendors at Quilters Anonymous Annual Quilt Show at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.

St. Patrick’s Day for dogs

March 18, 2017 (3 to 5 p.m.)

3 miles south

Buy a ticket in advance and bring your dog (in costume or not) to St. Pawtrick’s Day Pawty at Seapine Brewing. Humans must be age 21+.

Tasting event

March 18, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)

8 miles NE

Your ticket to Debuts and Discoveries includes tastes of wine, liquor, cider, and beer, and it supports charity in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park for age 21+. Bring cash to shop at the food trucks.

Book sale

March 18 - 19, 2017 (members March 17)

1 mile NW

Browse 100,000 titles starting at $1 at the Spring Book Sale by Friends of The Seattle Public Library, in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Women’s show

March 18 - 19, 2017

1.5 miles south

The annual Northwest Women’s Show features seminars on health and finance, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and hundreds of vendors at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Doll and teddy bear show

March 18 - 19, 2017

36 miles south

Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Repeats in June and Oct.

Treasure-finding fair

March 18 - 19, 2017

36.7 miles south

Learn about gold panning and metal detecting at the Washington Gold & Treasure Show, which includes seminars and lots of vendors at Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Children 12 and younger are free.

Free state parks

March 19, 2017


On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of these 140 Washington State Parks for free.

French festival

March 19, 2017

1 mile NW

French Fest is a celebration of French-speaking cultures that includes live music, French food, a wine tasting, best baguette contest, and children’s activities in the Armory at Seattle Center. Free.

Mercer Island race

March 19, 2017

6.4 miles east

Mercer Island Half Marathon also includes a 10K run, a 5K run/walk, and a half-mile kids’ dash, which all begin at Mercer Island Community & Event Center.

Issaquah dog walk

March 19, 2017 (10 a.m. to noon)

15.4 miles east

Walk ‘n Wag includes 5K and 3K trails plus an agility course and vendor booths at Lake Sammamish State Park to raise funds for improving the park.

Wine tasting

March 20, 2017 (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

0.8 miles west

Taste wine from Washington’s small AVAs (American Viticultural Area) at Washington State AVA Wine Tasting at World Trade Center Seattle.

Wine gala

March 23, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1 miles NW

Taste dozens of Washington’s best wines with gourmet appetizers at the $175 Red & White Party at Aqua on Pier 70.

Fringe theater festival

March 23 - April 1, 2017

1 mile east

See unpredictable and uncensored plays and shows during Seattle Fringe Festival in small Capitol Hill theaters and the Armory basement at Seattle Center. To see a show’s dates, click it on the tickets page.

Taste of Pike Place Market

March 24, 2017

0.3 miles SW

Arcade Lights is an artisan food, craft beer, and wine festival featuring more than 70 local artisan food and drink purveyors for age 21+ to benefit the market.

Wine party

March 24, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

0.4 miles south

Taste wine, eat appetizers, meet winemakers, and dance at The New Vintage at the Four Seasons Hotel.

More Music

March 24, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

0.5 mile west

Seattle Theatre Group presents young musicians with diverse musical styles at More Music at The Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle.

Protest art by women

March 24, 2017

1 mile east

Jazz Shout is “an evening of protest performance art by women” with an optional dinner at the Century Ballroom in honor of women’s history month.

Amazing woman

March 24, 2017 (7 to 9 p.m.)

2.1 miles south

Freya Hoffmeister is the first person to circumnavigate South America solo. She presents a slideshow of her sea kayak travels at Outdoor Research and talks about her upcoming attempt to circle North America, which begins the very next day at Golden Gardens Park!

Citizen University

March 24 - 25, 2017 (SOLD OUT)

1 mile NW

Join 500 people of all political persuasions at Citizen University, a one-day conference where you’ll learn the skills to become a more powerful citizen, and great leaders will inspire you to take action, in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center.

Eastside opera ballet

March 24 - 26, 2017

10.8 miles east

City Opera Ballet performs Firebird about a beautiful, mythical bird that comes to the aid of two lovers after a sorcerer casts a cruel spell, with live orchestra in The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

Cask beer festival

March 25, 2017

1 mile NW

The Washington Cask Beer Festival is a beer-tasting festival of 85 handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from 40 Washington breweries at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

Black marketplace

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

3.8 miles SE

Black Arts Love Mixer & Marketplace is a “community celebration of African American culture featuring more than 25 artists and vendors, entertainment, spoken word, a live DJ, kids’ activities, a paint party, fitness demos, and more” at Franklin High School. Free.

Taste of Georgetown

March 25, 2017 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

5 miles south

A $20 ticket to Georgetown Bites gets you 5 bites and beverages at your choice of 28 locations near Airport Way South, with additional bites $5.

Tacoma mud run

March 25, 2017 (10 and 11:30 a.m.)

32 miles south

Combine mud, trail running, obstacles, and adventure at the 2-mile Mud Run in Tacoma’s Swan Creek Park for ages 5+.

Blues in Tacoma

March 25, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

34 miles south

Blues quintet Davina and the Vagabonds performs what Blue Mondays calls “hot jazz-blues-cabaret-soul-lounge-rock that warms the soul and just plain makes you want to dance” at the Broadway Center.

Scottish bagpipes & dance

March 25, 2017

37 miles south

Listen to Scottish pipes and drums, wear the tartan of a Scottish clan, enjoy Scotch at the open bar, or join Scottish Highland dancing at the Tartan Ball at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Taste Washington

March 25 - 26, 2017 (2 p.m., VIP 1)

1.5 miles south

Taste samples from 235 wineries and 65 restaurants at the weekend Grand Tasting in CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Arts and crafts show

March 25 - 26, 2017

8 miles NE

Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show, Spring has 100 artists displaying jewelry, clothing, paintings, glass art, and sculptures plus food trucks at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Repeats in Nov.

Jewish film festival

March 25 - April 2, 2017

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. Many screenings have guest speakers.

Central Asian festival

March 26, 2017 (1 to 5:30 p.m.)

12.1 miles east

Celebrate the spring holiday of Navruz with food, dance, and musical performances of Uzbekistan and its neighbors in the ballroom at Vasa Park in Bellevue.

Nostalgic comedy

March 31, 2017 (8 p.m.)

16.6 miles north

Leaving Iowa is about a middle-aged man who returns to Iowa in search of a place to scatter his father’s ashes, recalling childhood memories of the Midwest along the way, in Edmonds.

Poetry reading

March 31 - April 1, 2017 (7 to 10 p.m.)

1.1 miles east

A Rainy Day In Seattle is an annual poetry reading at the Annex Theatre on Capitol Hill. Free.

Carnival for kids

March 31 - April 16, 2017

1 mile NW

Whirligig entertains children with inflatable rides, face painters, balloon artists, and a student show in the Armory at Seattle Center. Thursdays are free.
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