Seattle events March 2018. Things to do in Seattle.

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Seattle events March 2018

Cookies & cocktails

March 1, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
4.8 miles south
Cookies and Cocktails is an evening mixer that includes DJ dance music, sweet and savory bites made with Girl Scout cookies, and cookie-inspired cocktails and mocktails at Seattle Design Center for age 21+.

Swimming competition

March 1 - 3, 2018
26 miles south
Watch great athletes perform at Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championship in Federal Way at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.


March 1 - 4, 2018
0.5 mile east
Emerald City Comic Con is a large comic book, game, and popular-culture event at the convention center.
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Sewing fair

March 1 - 4, 2018
36 miles south
Browse 400 booths and attend seminars at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Game night

March 2, 2018
(6 p.m.)
0.7 miles south
A $69 ticket to Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World includes a buffet dinner, two $10 vouchers for the game store, and all of the games you can play, with views from the top floor of Columbia Tower to support charity.

Cultural arts dinner

March 2, 2018
(6 to 9 p.m.)
2.8 miles south
Destination Delridge is a $100 charity dinner with drinks, live entertainment, music, art, and interactive games at Metropolist.

Wine tasting - Des Moines

March 2 - 3, 2018
16 miles south
Enjoy live music, a magician, tastes of wine from 20 Washington wineries, and food to sample and buy at Poverty Bay Wine Festival in Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium for age 21+ to support charity.

Arctic science days

March 2 - 4, 2018
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. Brochure.

Masquerade party

March 3, 2018
(8 p.m.)
0.2 miles NW
A ticket to Carnaval for a Cause includes two drink tickets, appetizers, and dancing at 1927 Events for age 21+. Wear cocktail attire and a mask.

India color party

March 3, 2018
(9 p.m.)
0.5 miles NW
Wear white and get covered in glowing powdered color at outdoor stations during BollyGrooves Holi Bash, featuring DJ dance music (Bollywood, Bhangra, top 40) at the Crocodile for age 21+.

Color festival

March 3, 2018
(12 to 3 p.m.)
9.6 miles east
Celebrate Holi when colored powder flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold, all to support charity at Bellevue Downtown Park. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Wine tasting in Bellevue

March 3, 2018
(6 to 9 p.m.)
11.6 miles east
Taste Cabernet Sauvignon from 25 producers with appetizers at Cabernet Classic at Porsche Bellevue.

Color festival

March 3, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
13.7 miles west
Celebrate Holi when powdered color flies, a DJ plays dance music, and Indian food is sold at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. All tickets include a color packet. Children younger than 15 are free.

Wine tasting in Snohomish

March 3, 2018
(1 and 5 p.m.)
28 miles NE
Snohomish Wine Festival pours 70 wines and sells food truck fare at Crossroads in Snohomish for age 21+.

Bike show

March 3 - 4, 2018
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 12 and younger. [Ticket includes golf and outdoor gear shows at same location.]

Golf and travel show

March 3 - 4, 2018
1.5 miles south
Seattle Golf & Travel Show has more than 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Outdoor gear show

March 3 - 4, 2018
1.5 miles south
Outdoor Gear & Adventure Expo [formerly 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 12 and younger. [Ticket includes bike and golf shows at same location.]

India color party

March 3 - 4, 2018
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. (Saturday is age 21+ and Sunday is all ages.)

Dinosaur weekend

March 3 - 4, 2018
4 miles NE
Touch fossils and talk to paleontologists about dinosaurs during Dino Days at the UW Burke Museum. Buy tickets online to reserve an entry time.

Dollhouse & miniature show

March 3 - 4, 2018
13 mile south
Seattle Miniature Show has workshops, exhibits, and vendors at the DoubleTree Suites, Southcenter. Children under age 12 are free.

Mussel festival

March 3 - 4, 2018
103 miles north
Penn Cove MusselFest offers chowder tasting in shops, cooking demonstrations, mussel farm tours by boat, a beer & wine garden, mussel-eating competitions, and kids’ activities in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Free.

Hairstyle show

March 4, 2018
(5 p.m.)
1.3 miles NW
See hairstyles on display, watch live barber battles, attend classes, and shop from vendors at Reign of Style Hair Show & Competition in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.

Short animated films

March 9 - 15, 2018
1.7 miles NW
Animation Show of Shows screens 16 international short films for all ages at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Young professionals party

March 10, 2018
(8 p.m. to midnight)
0.4 miles south
Dress up for the Anniversary Party, which promises a photo booth, DJ, dancing, dessert bar, happy hour, fashion sketch artist, late night treats, and a digital swag bag at W Seattle.

Whiskey tasting

March 10, 2018
(6 p.m., VIP 5 p.m.)
1.6 miles south
A ticket to WhiskeyRocks NW includes 10 tastings of whiskey, with Live performances by Spike and the Impalers and the Groove Surfers at Safeco Field in the Terrace Club for age 21+. Food for sale. Free parking.

Bourbon & bacon

March 10, 2018
4.8 miles south
Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon & Bacon Fest at Seattle Design Center for age 21+.

Math festival

March 10, 2018
(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).

Color festival

March 10, 2018
(1 to 3 p.m.)
5.5 miles north
Your ticket to Holi Festival of Colors includes two packets of powdered color to throw in the lower parking lot of Phinney Center. Food trucks onsite.

Wine tasting - Bothell

March 10, 2018
(5 to 8 p.m.)
17 miles NE
A ticket to Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk includes 10 tastes from Washington wineries & breweries in the shops at Country Village in Bothell. Wear some green, and bring a glass plus age 21 ID.

Kids’ art day

March 10, 2018
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.

Dog show

March 10 - 11, 2018
1.5 miles south
The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show attracts 11,000 spectators and 2,000 dogs competing at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Jewish film festival

March 10 - 18, 2018
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 April 14 & 15.)

Women’s Day concert

March 11, 2018
(7 p.m.)
0.5 mile south
Women’s Day is March 8. Celebrate by hearing “some of music history’s most prolific, influential, yet silenced female composers” at HerStory in Benaroya Hall.

Science night in Everett

March 14, 2018
(5:30 to 8 p.m.)
24.1 miles north
See science exhibits (mostly about aviation and space) and visit the Aerospace Gallery during Family STEAM night at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. Snacks for sale. Free registration is required online.

Tech party

March 15, 2018
(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, 2018
(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.

Variety show

March 15 - April 8, 2018
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+.

More Music

March 16, 2018
(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.

St. Patrick arrives

March 16, 2018
1.2 miles north
Watch the Landing of St. Patrick by boat at 5:30 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 web page to see details.] Free.

Coin show

March 16 - 18, 2018
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.

Quilt show

March 16 - 18, 2018
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.

Birding festival

March 16 - 18, 2018
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 17, 2018
(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 17, 2018
(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.

St. Patrick’s run - Seattle

March 17, 2018
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 on 4th Ave., and then head to the giant beer garden at Fisher Pavilion for age 21+. The Leprechaun Lap is a 1K dash for kids age 10 and younger.

St. Patrick’s Day cruise

March 17, 2018
(8:30 to 11:30 p.m.)
4.4 miles NE
Your ticket to St. Paddy’s Day Party Cruise includes your first drink, an appetizer and dessert buffet, food for sale, and three hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington for age 21+.

Tasting event

March 17, 2018
(5 p.m.)
8 miles NE
Taste beer, wine, and spirits at Debuts and Discoveries, which promises “an evening of food, music, and celebration” that also supports charity in Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park for age 21+. Bring cash for the food trucks.

St. Patrick’s run - Kirkland

March 17, 2018
(9 a.m.)
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.

St. Patrick’s run - Tacoma

March 17, 2018
37 miles south
St. Paddy’s Day Run is a morning 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids’ 1K along Commencement Bay.

Book sale

March 17 - 18, 2018
(members March 16)
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.

Irish Festival

March 17 - 18, 2018
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 17 - 18, 2018
1.2 miles south
A ticket to Bacon Eggs & Kegs includes beverage tickets (beer, cider, mimosas, Bloody Marys, Irish coffee, root beer), with $5 brunch bites for sale, DJ music, dueling pianos, and lawn games at CenturyLink Field for age 21+. Held in March and September.

Doll and teddy bear show

March 17 - 18, 2018
36 miles south
Shop for dolls, bears, and miniatures at Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Repeats in June and Oct.

Mercer Island race

March 18, 2018
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 18, 2018
(10 a.m. to noon)
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.

Wine gala

March 22, 2018
(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 for age 21+.

Healing weekend

March 22 - 25, 2018
42.7 miles SE
Samsarafest is a new “yoga, music, meditation, and healing arts festival” at Enumclaw Expo Center that offers “yoga huts, meditation, sound bath, nature hikes, live-music, dancing, farm food, photography, painting, mindfulness talks, and tiny home living.”

Taste of Pike Place Market

March 23, 2018
(7 p.m., VIP earlier)
0.3 miles SW
Arcade Lights is a food, craft beer, and wine festival featuring 70 “top food & drink artisans” plus craft makers for age 21+.

Wine soirée

March 23, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile NW
Taste wine, eat gourmet appetizers, meet winemakers, and dance at The New Vintage at Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center for age 21+.

Country party

March 23, 2018
(6:30 to 10:30 p.m.)
16 miles east
A ticket to Boots, Barrels and Brews gets you six beer or wine tasting tickets, appetizers, a live country band, and a line-dancing lessons in Pickering Barn, age 21+.

Victorian festival in Port Townsend

March 23 - 25, 2018
56 miles NW via ferry
Victorian Heritage Festival has a Friday evening pub crawl, a Saturday Victorian fashion show (4 p.m.) and Victorian ball (7 p.m.), and weekend teas plus weekend tours of historic buildings in Port Townsend.

Cask beer festival

March 24, 2018
1 mile NW
A ticket to Washington Cask Beer Festival gets you 15 tastes of cask-conditioned beers (conditioned naturally without artificially introducing carbon dioxide) from 40 Washington breweries, with food for sale at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for age 21+.

Polish food & bazaar

March 24, 2018
(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.

Black marketplace

March 24, 2018
(12 to 5 p.m.)
3.6 miles SE
Black Arts Love Spring Mixer & Marketplace is a “community celebration of African American culture” featuring artists and vendors, entertainment, a live DJ, and a kids’ paint party at Franklin High School. Free.

Central Asian festival

March 24, 2018
(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.

Tacoma mud run

March 24, 2018
32 miles south
Combine mud, trail running, obstacles, and adventure at the 2-mile Mud Run in Tacoma’s Swan Creek Park for ages 4+.

Scottish bagpipes & dance

March 24, 2018
(7 p.m.)
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 Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Taste Washington

March 24 - 25, 2018
(2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
1.5 miles south
Taste samples from 230 wineries and 65 restaurants at the weekend Grand Tasting in CenturyLink Field Event Center for age 21+.

French festival

March 25, 2018
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.

Washington wine tasting

March 26, 2018
(4:30 to 7 p.m.)
0.8 miles west
Taste wines from Washington’s largest producers with light appetizers at Rising Stars: Supernovas at the World Trade Center Seattle.

Beer tasting

March 29, 2018
(6 to 9 p.m.)
3 miles south
Seattle IPA Fest promises two-ounce samples of “IPAs and other hoppy favorites” with snacks at WithinSodo for age 21+. Food trucks available at additional cost.

Science fiction & fantasy convention

March 29 - April 1, 2018
15 miles south
Norwescon features 200 panelists, vendors, events, and 24-hour game playing at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.

Jazz bands

March 30, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
0.3 mile NE
Top bands from five local high schools wow the audience in Paramount Theatre at Hot Java Cool Jazz.

Beer and Scotch festival

March 30 - 31, 2018
4 miles north
Taste 50 varieties of beer, Scotch whiskey, wine, and spirits at the annual Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest in Fremont Studios.

Grilled cheese festival

March 30 - 31, 2018
8 miles NE
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix features samples of beer, wine, spirits, and cider (included with all tickets) and cheesy food (included with some tickets) at Magnuson Park Hangar 30, for age 21+.

Anime festival

March 30 - April 1, 2018
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.

Bunny bar crawl

March 31, 2018
(noon until closing)
Downtown Seattle
Wear bunny ears or a costume, and bring cash, to hop from bar to bar during BunnyCon. See the schedule.

Taste of Georgetown

March 31, 2018
(11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
4.7 miles south
Buy $5 tickets for Georgetown Bites at Georgetown Trailer Park Mall (5805 Airport Way South) and then exchange the tickets for bites and beverages at dozens of participating businesses.

Family festival at Redmond mall

March 31, 2018
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

March 31, 2018
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.

Small-town Easter parade

March 31, 2018
(11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
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.