Seattle events May 2024. Best things to do in Seattle.

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Student art show

May 1 - 5, 2024

Downtown (0.5 miles N)

Cornish College of the Arts showcases the work of its Bachelor of Fine Arts students at the Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture BFA Showcase [formerly BFA Exhibition] at 9th Avenue Gallery, 2014 9th Ave. in Seattle. In past years, hours were weekdays (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and weekends (noon to 4 p.m.). Evening reception April 26. FREE

Apple Blossom Festival

May 1 - 5, 2024

Wenatchee (148 miles E)

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in sunny Wenatchee has carnival rides, food vendors, a beer garden, a color run (April 29), an arts & crafts fair (May 5), a car parade (May 5 at 6 p.m.), a car show (May 6), a 2K/5K/10K (May 6), and a grand parade (May 6 at 11 a.m.) in and around Memorial Park, 2 S. Chelan Ave. in Wenatchee. See schedule.


May 1 - 19, 2024

Issaquah (17 miles E)

The Fantasticks features “breathtaking poetry, theatrical sophistication, and timeless songs” as it tells the story of a boy and girl who fall madly in love despite their fathers trying to keep them apart at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N in Issaquah.
  • March 12 to April 21 – Issaquah
  • April 27 to May 19 – Everett

Touch a Truck

May 11, 2024

University District (4.4 miles NE)

Children can touch and explore heavy machinery and emergency vehicles, talk to the drivers, and play games at Touch a Truck in Parking Lot E1, just west of University of Washington Golf Range. Children younger than age 2 are free. Food trucks available.

Uplifting musical

May 14 - Aug. 14, 2024

Issaquah (17 miles E)

“A bewitching musical that celebrates love, resilience, and the spirit of hope” [Daily News], Once On This Island is about a fearless peasant girl searching for her place in the world and ready to risk it all for love, at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N in Issaquah.
  • May 14 to June 16 – Issaquah
  • June 22 to July 14 – Everett

Armed Forces Day

May 18, 2024 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

McChord AFB (43 miles S)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord opens its gates to the public to celebrate Armed Forces Day, with historical reenactments, military vehicles, music, entertainers, food vendors, a beer garden, and carnival rides at Heritage Hill Airpark, McChord Air Force Base. Take exit 125 off I-5. Bring ID if age 16+. Prohibited items. FREE

University street fair

May 18 - 19, 2024

University District (4.6 miles NE)

Kick off street-fair season at the laid-back University District StreetFair, with arts & crafts booths on University Way NE (from NE 41st to NE 50th). Enjoy entertainment (bands, DJs, martial arts), beer gardens, a kids’ zone, food vendors at both 42nd St. & 47th St., and a farmers market at 50th St. (Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.). FREE

Concerts at a winery

May 25 - July 7, 2024

Woodinville (18 miles NE)

Summer Concerts feature “some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music” in the amphitheater at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St. in Woodinville. Bring a blanket or low-back chair unless you buy reserved seating. Children age 2 and younger are free.
  • May 25 & 26 – Sarah McLachlan
  • June 21 – Jordan Davis
  • July 7 – Tate McRae

Tickets StubHub

Mason County Festival

May 30 - June 2, 2024

Shelton (95 miles SW)

The Forest Festival lasts four days in Shelton. Saturday’s events include a pancake breakfast (7 to 11 a.m.), a pet parade (10:30 a.m.), a grand parade (11 a.m.), a logging show (12 to 5 p.m.), carnival rides (12 to 10 p.m.), music (5 to 9 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.). FREE
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