Tag Archives: Seattle Weekend

December 14-16, 2018

Christmas Lights Festival in Leavenworth
FRI-SUN Musical performances, strolling carolers, costumed Christmas characters, Bavarian themed dining and shopping. In Leavenworh. Map
(www.leavenworth.org)

Christmas Ship onshore viewing
See the lighted and decorated Christmas ship and listen to the live choir. Several shore viewing sites will have bonfires(*).
FRI: Parade of Boats night
o 7:20 Lake Union Parade of Boats Show (center of Lake Union)
o 8:10* Fremont Cut
SAT:
o 3:10 Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks)
o 3:50* Golden Gardens Park
o 7:30* Carkeek Park
o 8:40 Shilshole Bay
SUN:
o 2:10* Kirkland Marina Park
o 7:50 Meydenbauer Bay
o 8:35* Madison Beach Park
(www.argosycruises.com)

Santa’s Landing Party at the Museum of Flight
SAT A day of holiday events lands at the Museum with the airplane arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus! The jolly couple will hear children’s’ wishes in the Museum, with music from The Boeing Concert Orchestra, the Boeing Band, and special guests Caspar Babypants. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Native American Art Market
SAT-SUN Native American clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art, crafts and foods. At the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park Map
(www.unitedindians.org)

Renegade Holiday Craft Sale
SAT-SUN Browse local artists and finish up your holiday shopping at this one-stop crafts and vintage goods extravaganza. Workshops, food trucks and entertainment. At Magnuson Park. Map
(http://www.renegadecraft.com/)

Winter Feast
SUN Mobile Food Rodeo celebrating world cuisine throughout the Northwest. At the Fremont Sunday Market. Map
(http://www.mobilefoodrodeo.com/)

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
THU-FRI Strong annual meteor shower centered on the constellation Gemini. Look to the southwestern sky to the left and above Orion.

November 22-25, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday
THU-FRI An American tradition of giving thanks.

Holiday Festivals Opening
FRI-SAT
Opening Friday
o Enchanted Christmas at Safeco Field [Map]
o Bellevue Magic Season [Map]
o Seattle Center Winterfest [Map]
o Woodland Park Zoo Wildlights [Map]
o Christmas Ship Festival
o Point Defiance Zoolights [Map]
Opening Saturday
o Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights [Map]

Macy’s Holiday Parade
FRI Come celebrate the holiday season with the annual Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting Ceremony. The parade includes festive floats, costumed characters and local community groups, all followed by Santa, who will arrive at Macy’s where he’ll officialy open Santaland for the season.

Black Friday Shopping
FRI Another American tradition of helping retail businesses get “in the black” before year’s end. (a reference to an even older accounting tradition of using black ink to record profits)

Greet the Season at Lake Union Park
SAT Festive music and family-friendly crafts and activities all day followed by the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival! – at Lake Union Park, the Center for Wooden Boats, and MOHAI. Map
(http://www.mohai.org/)

Small Business Saturday
SAT A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

Magic in the Market
SAT Entertainment, food and a holiday concert & Santa followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at Pike Place Market. Map
(www.pikeplacemarket.org)

Seattle Children’s Festival of Trees
SAT-DEC 02 Decorated, themed trees on display at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Tree sales benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Map
(www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com)

November 9-11, 2018

Veteran’s Day
SUN Celebrated around the world as the end of WWI, and in the US in honor of veterans of all wars.

Glitter Sale at Seattle Goodwill
SAT-SUN An annual celebration of all that is glitzy and glamorous! Shop the Seattle store for formal dresses, fancy gowns, cocktail dresses and designer wear, and choose from our amazing selection of accessories and fabulous jewelry. At the Seattle Goodwill Store. Map
(www.seattlegoodwill.org)

Seattle International Auto Show
FRI-MON See and compare hundreds of new 2014’s including new electrics & hybrids, exotics and classic muscle cars. At Centurylink Field Events Center. Directions
(www.seattleautoshow.com)

Northwest Chocolate Festival
SAT-SUN The Northwest Chocolate Festival is proud to be the largest gathering of true Bean-To-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. We are delighted and tastefully surprised to be the largest dessert showcase in the city of Seattle.
Video At the Pier 91 Smith Cove Cruise Terminal. Map
(www.nwchocolate.com)

Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade
SAT One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi with honor guards, veteran units and military fly-over starting at 9am in downtown Auburn. Map
(www.auburnwa.gov)

Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
FRI-SUN Annual Art & Fine Craft show featuring local artisans at Magnuson Park. Map
(www.nwartalliance.com)

National Parks Free Entrance Days
SUN Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of Veterans Day. Find a Park
(http://www.nps.gov/index.htm)

November 2-4, 2018

Daylight Savings Ends
SUN Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-NOV 08 Participating local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for a bargain price, and many also offer two-course lunches as well. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

Fall Polish Bazaar
FRI-SUN Celebrating Polish cultural traditions with traditional food, crafts and more. At the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.polishhome.org)

Kenmore Camera Digital Photo Expo
SAT-SUN Photography exhibit, seminars, manufacturers representatives. At the Lynnwood Convention Center. Map
(www.kenmorecamera.com)

Museum of Flight Space Expo
FRI-SAT Top names in the arts and sciences of space, Mars VR exploration. At the Museum of Flight. Map
(www.museumofflight.org)

Hmong New Year Celebration
SAT Live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace representing the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand. At the Pacific Science Center. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

North Pole at the Fair
SAT-SUN Opening weekend. Santa’s house with office, library full of children’s books, Mrs. Claus Candy Store, kids crafts, holiday movies and Santa photos through December at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Map
( www.northpoleatthefair.com)

October 26-28, 2018

Seattle Restaurant Week
THRU NOV 08 Participating local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for a bargain price, and many also offer two-course lunches as well. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

Tacoma Bourbon & Bacon Fest
SAT Tasting event with Distilleries from all over the US, and treats from restaurants from the Puget Sound area and beyond. At the Tacoma Armory.
(bourbonandbaconfest.com/)

Mexican Dia de Muertos
SAT-SUN A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed featuring live performances, spectacular sand paintings, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.
Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Remodeled Home Tour
SAT-SUN Homeowners throughout the greater Seattle area are opening their doors to showcase their professionally remodeled homes, including whole-house remodels, master bedroom suites, kitchen transformations and more!
(remodeltour.com)

Woodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating
SAT-SUN Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts. Map
(www.zoo.org)

The Museum of Fright!
SUN Treats, spooky aviation-themed ghost stories, kids crafts and games at the Museum of Flight. Map
(http://www.museumofflight.org)

Kirkland Wine Walk
FRI A 21+ event of local wineries offered at downtown Kirkland businesses and commences at The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. Map
(kirklandchamber.org)

October 5-7, 2018

Fall Festivites – through Oct 31
Haunted Houses
o Wild Waves Fright Fest – 2 Haunted Houses, rides, entertainment
o Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
o Nightmare on 9
o Nile Nightmares
o Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary
o Find More Haunted Houses

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
o Remlinger Farms
o Maris Farms
o Stocker Farms
o Carpinto Bros Farms
o Carleton Farm
o The Farm at Swan’s Trail in Snohomish
o Craven Farm
o Fosters Corn Maze
o Fairbank Farm
o Jubilee Farm
o Thomasson Family Farm

Fall Color
o Washington Park Arboretum
o University of Washington Campus
o Snoqualmie Falls
o Leavenworth
o More Fall Color

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
SAT-SUN Arts & crafts, food, entertainment, salmon exhibits and more in downtown Issaquah. Kids love watching the salmon jumping in the stream near the hatchery. Map
(www.salmondays.org)

Leavenworth Oktoberfest 1st Weekend
FRI-SAT Free transportation in Leavenworth, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich!
Map
(www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com)

Oktoberfest Northwest
FRI-SUN The Annual Oktoberfest Northwest will serve up beer, brats, & authentic entertainment. At the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.oktoberfestnw.com)

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
FRI-SUN Crab, chowder cook-off, arts, crafts and more. In Port Angeles. Map
(www.crabfestival.org)

Robothon
SAT Free events including Combat Robots, Robo-Magellan, Line Following, Maze, and Minisumo at Seattle Center. Map
(www.robothon.org)

OysterFest
SAT-SUN Seafood cook-off and Iron Chef competitions, entertainment, wine tasting, oyster-shucking competition and more at the Port of Shelton. Map
(www.oysterfest.org)

Croatia Fest
SUN Continuous live music and dance performances, food demonstrations and vendors of Croatian merchandise.
At the Seattle Center Armory. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair
SAT Entertainment, heritage demonstrations and activities, farm animals, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food vendors, Kid’s Corral activities, pumpkin patch and decorating at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. Map
(www.myparksandrecreation.com)

FHCAM Monster Bash
SAT Get scary close to a collection of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s fourth annual MONSTER BASH event! Map
(flyingheritage.com)

September 21-23, 2018

Washington State Fair in Puyallup
THRU SEP 23 Opening weekend of the biggest fair on the West Coast. Carnival fairway with games and rides, Kid’s stage, petting barn, product vendors, agricultural displays and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Try a famous fair scone or onion burger. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Fremont Oktoberfest
FRI-SUN Oktoberfest celebration with beer tasting, live entertainment, and more in the self proclaimed “Center of the Universe”. Map
(www.fremontoktoberfest.com)

Wallingford Wurst Festival
FRI-SAT An “Octoberfest” style end-of-summer celebration featuring rides, an array of delicious foods, games for kids of all ages, craft booths, homemade sweets, a book sale, a Biergarten, a raffle, plus live entertainment on an outdoor stage. At the St. Benedict School in Seattle. Map
(www.stbens.net)

National Parks Free Entrance Day
SAT Free admission at Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and all other National parks. In celebration of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(http://www.nps.gov/index.htm)

Free Museum Day
SAT Free admission to many museums including EMP, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight.
(www.smithsonianmag.com)

State Parks Free Day
SAT Saturday is a State Park “free day” and the Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. In honor of National Public Lands Day. Find a Park
(www.parks.wa.gov)

Fall Equinox
SUN Official start of Fall. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.

Bellingham SeaFest
FRI-SAT Celebrate maritime and fishing heritage with seafood, arts, live demonstrations and entertainment. At the Bellingham waterfront. Directions and Parking
(www.bellinghamseafeast.com)

Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair
SUN Music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, display vegetable garden, 4-H petting zoo, sheep shearing, apple cider pressing (bring your own apples), wagon rides, pie contest, scarecrow contest, farming exhibits at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. Map Ferry Schedule
(friendsofthefarms.org/)

Seattle Design Festival
THRU SEP 21 Exhibits and Art installations across Seattle to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Various locations. Festival Calendar
(designinpublic.org)

Seattle Park(ing) Day
FRI Over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, with art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! See web site for map showing where the parks will be in the Seattle area. Map
(www.seattle.gov)