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Seattle events March 2020

The science of climate change

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 28)
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.

Hairstyle show

March 1, 2020
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.

Nordic film festival

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 28)
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.

Gold & gem show

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 29)
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

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 29)
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.

Sewing fair

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

Wine tasting in Snohomish

March 7, 2020
28 miles NE
Snohomish Wine Festival pours 70 wines and sells food truck fare at Crossroads in Snohomish for age 21+.

Bike show

March 7 - 8, 2020
1.5 miles south
Check out vendors of bikes, bike gear, travel accessories, and fitness equipment at the Seattle Bike & Outdoor Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Golf show

March 7 - 8, 2020
1.5 miles south
Seattle Golf Show has more than 200 exhibitors at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Dollhouse & miniature show

March 7 - 8, 2020
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 7 - 8, 2020
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.

Spirits tasting

March 8, 2020
0.7 miles west
The highlight of Seattle Cocktail Week is Cocktail District, where you can try 100 brands of “vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, and everything in between,” watch cocktail demonstrations, and shop from food trucks at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Comicon

March 12 - 15, 2020
0.5 mile east
Emerald City Comic Con is a large comic book, game, and popular-culture event at the convention center.

Variety show

March 12 - April 5, 2020
Seattle locations
Billed as the world’s largest comedy/variety festival, Moisture Festival has 40 shows at Hale’s Palladium & Broadway Performance Hall at 3 & 7:30 p.m. for all ages; burlesque and late-night shows for age 18+.

More Music

March 13, 2020
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 13, 2020
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.

Knitting show

March 13 - 15, 2020
10 miles east
Vogue Knitting Live features knitting classes, fashion shows, and vendors at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

Quilt show

March 13 - 15, 2020
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.

Irish ceremony

March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020
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.

Math festival

March 14, 2020
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).

St. Patrick’s run - Kirkland

March 14, 2020
11 miles NE
Wear green to the Kirkland Shamrock Run 10K, 5K, and kids’ race, which begins at Kirkland Marina Park and ends with a party at Wilde Rover. Walkers are welcome.

Kids’ art day

March 14, 2020
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 14, 2020
37 miles south
St. Paddy’s Day Run is a morning 5K, 10K, half marathon, and kids’ 1K along Commencement Bay.

Book sale

March 14 - 15, 2020
1 mile NW
Browse 100,000 books and movies 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 14 - 15, 2020
1 mile NW
Irish music, singing, dancing, films, vendors, and children’s activities await you at the Irish Festival in Seattle Center Armory. Free.

Wine gala

March 19, 2020
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+.

Wine soirée

March 20, 2020
multiple locations
Taste wine, eat gourmet appetizers, and meet winemakers at The New Vintage for age 21+.

Design festival

March 20 - 22, 2020
1 mile east
Focusing on design and architecture, ByDesign Festival offers short and feature films, performances, hands-on generative workshops, and a pop-up market featuring local makers, mostly at Northwest Film Forum.

Coin show

March 20 - 22, 2020
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.

Healing weekend

March 20 - 22, 2020
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.”

Victorian festival in Port Townsend

March 20 - 22, 2020
56 miles NW via ferry
Victorian Heritage Festival has a Friday evening reception, a Saturday Victorian fashion show (4:30 p.m.) and Victorian ball (7 p.m.), plus weekend teas and tours of historic buildings in Port Townsend.

Birding festival

March 20 - 22, 2020
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.

Taste Washington

March 21 - 22, 2020
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+.

Jewish film festival

March 21 - 29 & April 4 - 5, 2020
Seattle & Issaquah & Mercer Island
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.

French festival

March 22, 2020
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 22, 2020
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.

Bike swap

March 22, 2020
7.2 miles NE
Vendors sell new and used mountain, road, and track bike equipment at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap at Magnuson Park Hangar 30. Bring a helmet to test ride.

Jazz bands

March 27, 2020
0.3 mile NE
Top bands from five local high schools wow the audience in Paramount Theatre at Hot Java Cool Jazz.

Taste of Georgetown

March 28, 2020
4.7 miles south
Buy $5 tickets for Georgetown Bites at Georgetown Trailer Park Mall (5805 Airport Way South) by 4 p.m., and then exchange the tickets for bites and beverages at dozens of participating businesses until 5 p.m.

Color festival

March 28, 2020
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.

Restaurant Week

March 29 - April 9, 2020
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.

Statewide beer events

March 2020
(undated)
Washington state locations
Get special tastings and tours at 60 craft breweries in Seattle and around the state during Washington Beer Open House.

Pig day at Pike Place

March 2020
(undated)
0.3 miles SW
Celebrate the Chinese year of the pig with pig races, live music, and a “pig pen” beer & wine garden on Pig Day Out at the Pike Place Market. See schedule. Free.

Cask beer festival

March 2020
(undated)
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 dozens of Washington breweries, with food for sale at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall for age 21+.

Young professionals party

March 2020
(undated)
1 mile 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 Embassy Suites in Pioneer Square.

Contemporary ballet

March 2020
(undated)
1.3 miles NW
Director’s Choice features contemporary ballet from “dancemakers who are evolving the art form” performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall.

Chinese New Year

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Dog show

March 2020
(undated)
1.5 miles south
The Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show attracts 11,000 spectators and has 2,000 dogs competing at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Motocross racing

March 2020
(undated)
1.5 miles south
Watch off-road motorcycles race on dirt tracks with steep jumps and obstacles at AMA Supercross at CenturyLink Field.

Whiskey tasting

March 2020
(undated)
1.6 miles south
A ticket to WhiskeyRocks NW includes 10 tastings of whiskey, with live performances by Rockfish and Friends, The Groove Surfers, and Bent at T-Mobile Park in the Terrace Club for age 21+. Food for sale. Free parking.

Dinner gala

March 2020
(undated)
2.8 miles south
Destination Delridge is a $125 charity dinner with drinks, live entertainment, music, art, and interactive games at Metropolist. Doors at 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m.

India color party

March 2020
(undated)
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. (The 1 p.m. show is for all ages; 9 p.m. show is for age 21+.)

Mardi Gras cruise

March 2020
(undated)
4.4 miles NE
Your ticket to Mardi Gras Masquerade Party Cruise includes “Creole and New Orleans inspired appetizers and desserts,” a masquerade mask and beads, a drink ticket, and 2.5 hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington for age 21+.

Norwegian festival

March 2020
(undated)
5.6 miles NW
Norwegian Cultural and Heritage Day features Norwegian food, music, crafts, traditional demonstrations, and even a 12:30 p.m. parade in folk costumes at Leif Erikson Hall in Ballard. Free.

Tasting event

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Color festival in Bellevue #1

March 2020
(undated)
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 age 12 and younger are free.

Chinese New Year - Bellevue

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Wine tasting in Bellevue

March 2020
(undated)
11.6 miles east
Taste Cabernet Sauvignon from 25 producers with appetizers at Cabernet Classic at Porsche Bellevue.

Science and engineering fair

March 2020
(undated)
12 miles east
View high school science projects and watch scientists award prizes at the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair in the cafeteria at Bellevue College. Free to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Central Asian festival

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Color festival in Bellevue #2

March 2020
(undated)
13.7 miles west
Welcome spring at the colorful Indian festival of Holi, with DJ dance music, Indian food for sale, and colored powder you can buy and throw at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Children younger than age 15 are free.

Country party

March 2020
(undated)
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 lesson in Pickering Barn, age 21+.

Cowboy show

March 2020
(undated)
33 miles south
Professional Bull Riders compete to see who can last the longest atop a bucking bull in the Tacoma Dome.

Tacoma fashion show

March 2020
(undated)
33 miles south
Fashion is Art includes “red-carpet photos,” DJ music, garments from local designers and artists, and an after-party at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Wine walk

March 2020
(undated)
34 miles south
Enjoy wine in small-town shops with a ticket to Sip & Stroll in Sumner for age 21+.

Doll & teddy bear show

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Scottish bagpipes & dance

March 2020
(undated)
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.

Kids weekend at Northwest Trek

March 2020
(undated)
55 miles south
Up to four children 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.

Irish music on the coast

March 2020
(undated)
180 miles SW
Hear 10 bands play in 4 venues over 3 days at the Coastal Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Park.

Naked bungee jump

March 2020
(undated)
186 miles NW via ferry
Are you willing to bare it all for charity at Naked Bungy Jump for the B.C. Schizophrenia Society? Make a reservation to plunge 150 feet toward Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island if you are 95 to 400 pounds, and age 19+ (or 18 with a legal guardian). You need a passport or enhanced driver’s license to enter Canada.

St Patrick’s Day bar crawl

March 2020
(undated)
location uncertain
Wear a costume or at least wear green to LepreCon St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl for age 21+, which visits seven bars and four photo spots as it moves from downtown to Pioneer Square.

St. Patrick’s run - Seattle

March 2020
(undated)
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 Avenue. Afterward, 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 2020
(undated)
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 2.5 hours of views on Lake Union and Lake Washington for age 21+.

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