Category Archives: Weekend Picks

March 6-8, 2020

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Wine Tasting
SAT Enjoy live musical entertainment and the historic setting while tasting wines from over twenty Washington State Wineries and sampling delicacies from local food merchants. Hosted by the The Rotary Club of Des Moines at the Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. Map
(http://www.dmnprotary.org/)

Seattle Bike Expo
SAT-SUN The best of biking – with 70+ exhibitors, test ride track, speakers & presenters. At the CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map

Holi Colors of India – Bellevue All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT
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.

Cabernet Classic Wine Tasting
SAT
$50 ticket for tastes of Cabernet Sauvignon from 25 producers with appetizers at Cabernet Classic at Porsche Bellevue. Proceeds benefit local charities. Map

Tacoma Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Explore hundreds of exhibits on remodeling kitchens, baths, outdoor spaces and more at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Directions & Parking
(www.homeshowcenter.com)

Snohomish Wine Festival Wine Tasting
SAT Showcasing wineries from Oregon and Washington, appetizers from local area restaurants and caterers, and entertainment. At the Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish. Map
(http://snohomishcoc.com)

Carnival of Cocktails Liquor Tasting
SAT $60 ticket includes 12 tastings at the 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. Map

Holi Hai Dance Party All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT
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+.)
Map
(dreamsperfected.com)

Seattle Golf Show
SAT-SUN Over 160 exhibitors, contests, lessons and instructions. At CenturyLink Field Event Center Map Directions

Children’s Film Festival Seattle All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
THRU MAR 08 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Daylight Savings Time Begins
SUN Set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
WED-SUN The first herald of springtime in the Northwest with spectacular indoor show gardens, shopping, seminars, live music and more. In the Washington State Convention Center. Map

Northwest Women’s Show Wine Tasting
SAT-SUN Over 600 booths with everything from cosmetics to books plus fashion shows, wine-tasting, seminars, celebrities, food and more at Tacoma Dome Map
(www.nwwomenshow.com)

Chocolate on the Beach Festival All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
THU-SUN Five miles of chocolate at various venues from Copalis Beach to Moclips, with chocolate themed events. $5 for all 3 days, kids free. Map

PNA Wine Taste Wine Tasting
SAT A $30 ticket to Phinney Neighborhood Association Wine Taste includes 10 tastes of wine, appetizers, live music, and a wine store at Phinney Neighborhood Center for age 21+. Map

Dance Festival
FRI-SAT The Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) Winter Mini-Fest features works by both Khambatta Dance Company of Seattle and Unplugged Bodies of South Korea at Erickson Theatre. Map

Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Championship level yo-yo players come to Seattle Center to compete for the title of Pacific Northwest Regional Champion in the seventh annual Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships. At the Seattle Center Armory. Map
(pnwr.yoyocontest.com)

Children’s Film Festival Seattle All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
THU-MAR 08 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Mardi Gras Trapeze Show
SAT Adults-only Mardi Gras experience including wicked Flying Trapeze, Variety Acts, and Aerial Arts. At Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle. Map
(https://emeraldcitytrapeze.com/)

Sewing & Stitchery Expo
THU-SUN The largest expo of its kind for sewers, quilters and embroidery enthusiasts from around the globe. At the Washington State Fair and Events Center. Map

Green River Glass Show & Sale
SAT 35 Vendors will fill 200 sale tables with glass, jewelry, china, pottery & collectibles from early to mid-20th Century. At Kent Commons Community Center. Map
(www.facebook.com/Green-River-Depression-Era-Glass-Club)

Maker Day: Making Macramé All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Learn how to make macramé knots and create keychains, jewelry, and more with Maxx Follis-Goodkind of Push/Pull. Included with admission at the Museum of History and Industry and Industry at south Lake Union. Map
(www.mohai.org)

February 21-23, 2020

Seattle Home Show Wine Tasting All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
THRU FEB 23 The Seattle Home Show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show with everything for the home – indoors and out – with hundreds of exhibits including builders, remodelers, the latest appliances and fixtures, seminars, Kid’s Zone and wine tasting. At CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map

Salute to Black Comedy
FRI Celebrate Black History Month at Through the Eyes of Art, which offers comedy, spoken word, visual art, and access to galleries in the Museum of Pop Culture. Map

Black History Celebration Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
FRI Celebrate the richness of African-American culture, achievements, and contributions at Black History Celebration with spoken word, dancing, singing, painting, and dinner at People’s Community Center in Tacoma. Free admission. Map

Dance Festival
FRI-SAT The Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) Winter Mini-Fest features works by both Khambatta Dance Company of Seattle and Unplugged Bodies of South Korea at Erickson Theatre. Map

Science of Spirits Distillery Tasting Liquor Tasting
FRI A $45 ticket to Science of Spirits includes 8 tasting tickets for half-ounce samples, a chance to meet the makers, and access to the planetarium and tropical butterfly house at Pacific Science Center for age 21+. Map

Alki Winter Beer & Food Truck Festival Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside
SAT Gathering of food trucks to benefit Special Olympics Washington. At Alki Beach in West Seattle. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.com)

CatVideoFest
SAT An 80-minute compilation of “the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses” at SIFF Cinema Uptown near Seattle Center. Map.

NW Model Railroad Show Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT-SUN Model Railroad Show and swap meet to benefit Snohomish County 4-H Clubs. At the Evergreen State Fairground in Monroe. Map
(www.unwclub.org)

Octopus week at the Seattle Aquarium All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
THRU FEB 23 Hands-on activities for kids, octopus feedings and talks. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

I Dig Dinos at the Burke Museum All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for budding paleontologists of all ages. Included with admission to the Burke Museum at UW. Map

I Love Forests Story Time Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Three stories that show how a walk in the forest makes room in our heads for relaxation, imagination, and learning. After the stories, take time to do puzzles and play with tree blocks in the program room.. All ages are welcome. 10:30am – 11:30am at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

February 14-17, 2020

Valentine’s Day at Volunteer Park
FRI Buy a ticket online for Valentine’s Concert at the Conservatory, which features Sub Rosa playing “an intimate concert” in the greenhouse among tropical plants plus finger foods and a cash bar for age 21+.
At the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Map
(www.subrosaseries.com)

Spirit of the West in Ellensburg Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
FRI-SUN Relive the sights and sounds of the old west with poetry, art, gear, and chow. Ticketed western music concerts on Sat and Sun. in Ellensburg.
Map

Wine tasting on Bainbridge Island Wine Tasting
SAT-SUN $40 for 20 tastings at 5 island wineries, chocolate, souvenir glass, 4 bottle tote. for age 21+. Wine on the Rock: Wine & Chocolate Tickets. Optional childcare for age 4.5+. On Bainbridge Island. Ferry Schedule
(Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island)

Wine & chocolate in Yakima Wine Tasting
SAT-MON Bring your own glass to taste wine & chocolate pairings at 40 participating wineries in the Yakima Valley during Buy a $37.50 Premier Pass or pay at each winery.
About 2 hrs east of Seattle in Yakima. Map
(wineyakimavalley.org)

Seattle Cake Con All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SUN-MON Featuring Seattle’s best and most unique dessert makers for a day of fun, food, and education with classes, competitions, and samples. Children age 12 and younger are free.
Block 41. Map

Seattle Home Show Wine Tasting
SAT-MAR 23 The Seattle Home Show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show with everything for the home – indoors and out – with hundreds of exhibits including builders, remodelers, the latest appliances and fixtures, seminars and wine tasting. At CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map

Noir City Film Festival
FRI-THU Journey through the shadowy streets of Film Noir—full of dames, gangsters, ne’er do wells, and stiffs.
Featuring a collection of classic and contemporary heist films. At the Egyptian Theater. Map
(www.siff.net)

NorthWest Scale Modelers Show All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT-SUN {DOW} See hundreds of detailed scale models of all types at the largest model show in the Northwest. Featuring special displays, and modeling seminars for families. At the Museum of Flight. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org)

Northwest Bridal Showcase
SAT-SUN Bridal suite open house, professional displays, fashion shows and gown sale at Tulalip Resort. Map

Octopus week at the Seattle Aquarium All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT-FEB 23 Hands-on activities for kids, octopus feedings and talks. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

President’s Day
MON United States federal holiday in honor of past US Presidents.

February 7-9, 2020

Seattle International District Lunar New Year Celebration Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children Beer and wine available for purchase
SAT Celebrate the Year of the Rat with dragon dance, food walk, children’s costume parade and live reptile show in the Seattle International District at Hing Hay Park Map
(www.cidbia.org)

CulturalFest Performance Showcase All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT This annual FIUTS community event welcomes thousands of globally-minded visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the University of Washington for cultural exploration and learning. At UW Meany Hall. Map
(www.fiuts.org)

Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival Wine Tasting
FRI-SAT With 20+ wineries, over a dozen chocolatiers, many fine gift and specialties items. Two days of wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, shopping and more. At Enumclaw Expo Center. Map
(www.enumclawchocolatefestival.com)

PSEC Engineering Fair Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Hands-on activities and demos by professionals in local engineering societies, colleges and businesses. At the Museum of Flight. Map

Pike Chocofest Beer and wine available for purchase
SUN $60 ticket includes 10 drink tokens, unlimited food tastes, souvenir glass and live music. At the Pike Brewing Company – 1415 1st Avenue (Between Pike & Union). Map
(pikebrewing.com)

Valentine’s Day at the Woodland Park Zoo All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SUN Celebrate Cupid’s holiday the wild way with heart-shaped ice pops made of fruit juice, honey, strawberries and cranberries, herbal bouquets, heart-shaped steaks and more sweet treats for the animals., At the Woodland Park Zoo. Map

Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020

Seattle Boat Show
Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at the CenturyLink Field Event Center (Map) with a free shuttle to a second location at Chandler’s Cove
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Kidstock! Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
Kidstock! is the FREE, annual family event at ECA that features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, and activities for kids. At the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Map
(www.edmondscenterforthearts.org)

Arlington Eagle Festival
SAT Guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities. In Arlington.
Map Eagle viewing map
(www.arlingtonwa.gov/)

Red wine and Chocolate Festival
SUN A full weekend of sumptuous chocolates and tasty red wines. At Carpenter Creek Winery in south Mount Vernon. Map

Kids free at Northwest Trek All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
Up to two children, ages 12 and younger, will receive FREE admission with every full-paying adult or senior. Join a kid-friendly, 30-minute Discovery Tram Tour to spy on moose, bison, elk. At Northwest Trek near Eatonville. Map
(www.nwtrek.org)

Groundhog Day
SUN According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow there will be an early spring.

January 24-26, 2020

Chinese New Year
SAT Chinese cultural celebration of the year of the Rat. Find Celebrations

Seattle Boat Show
FRI-FEB 01 Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at the CenturyLink Field Event Center (Map) with a free shuttle to a second location at Chandler’s Cove
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Northwest Remodeling Expo
FRI-SUN Experts showcase everything for the home including cabinetry, flooring, additions, basements, energy efficiency and more at the Washington State Convention Center Map Directions and Parking
(www.homeshowcenter.com)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 4 Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. At the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center in Concrete, WA about 2 hrs north of Seattle. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

Northwest Model Hobby Expo
SUN-MON Hobby swap meet, vendors and judged model competition at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA Map Directions
(www.nwmhe.com)

Washington Sportsman’s Show All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
WED-SUN Fishing, hunting, camping equipment and vendors plus kids’ activities and seminars at the Washington State Fair and Events Center in Puyallup Map
(www.otshows.com)

Belgian Fest Beer Tasting Beer and wine available for purchase
SAT Washington breweries pouring 100+ Belgian-style beers in the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion Map
(www.washingtonbeer.com)

I Dig Dinos at Burke Museum All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for budding paleontologists of all ages. Included with admission to the Burke Museum at UW. Map

Maker Day: Making Train Cars All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT Learn how to assemble, paint, and weather unique model railway components with local artist and model train builder Thomas Stephenson. Included with admission to the Museum of History and Industry at South Lake Union. Map
(www.mohai.org)

Stormy Weather Story Time Gate admission is free, additional items may be available for purchase inside All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT When storms come, how do animals and plants react? Hear a fable and two science-based tales of stormy weather. After the stories, kids can make a winter branch art project. All ages are welcome. 10:30am – 11:30am at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library on the UW Campus. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Ursulmas Medieval Faire All ages welcome, with features appealing to younger children
SAT-SUN A full weekend of events including combat exhibitions, crafts, Bards, archery, youth activities and merchants at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe Map
(www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org)