April 18-20, 2014

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

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Whirligig
THRU APR 20 Super-Size inflatable rides that allow kids ages 12 and under to jump, slide and bounce their way into spring. In the Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Map
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Marine Mammal Mania: Sea Otters
FRI-SUN Learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium. Special talks and demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on activities. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

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

Kid’s Easter Activities
o SAT Gillman Village Issaquah Easter Eggstravaganza Treats for kids and photos with Easter Bunny. Map
o SAT Sammamish YMCA Eggstravaganza Egg hunt, Easter Bunny and games. Map
o SUN Easter Egg Hunt @ Crossroads Park Easter Egg Hunt for all ages beginning at noon Map
o SAT Bunny Bounce @ Woodland Park Zoo! Hop, skip or jump to Bunny Bounce for Easter Egg hunts, Easter baskets for the animals and more. Map
o SAT Meet the Easter Bunny at Bothell Country Village The Easter Bunny will be on the main stage from noon to 3 pm to teach everyone the chicken dance and the bunny hop. Map
o More Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Sunday
SUN Christians celebrate the ressurection of Jesus

April 11-13, 2014

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

Whirligig
THRU APR 20 Super-Size inflatable rides that allow kids ages 12 and under to jump, slide and bounce their way into spring. In the Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Map
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Party For The Planet at Woodland Park Zoo
THRU APR 13 Earth Day celebration with tours, crafts, penguin feeding, raptor flight demos and more at Woodland Park Zoo. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Puyallup Spring Fair
THU-SUN Rides, entertainment, animal exhibits, food, rodeo, Monster Truck show, garden show and more at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Marine Mammal Mania: Harbor Seals
FRI-SUN Learn about the furry inhabitants of the Aquarium. Special talks and demonstrations, guest speakers and hands-on activities. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Fred Meyer Fucsia Saturday
SAT Special price on fuchsia starts with free potting at Fred Meyer.
(www.fredmeyer.com)

Polish Bazaar
SAT Sale of Polish crystal, jewelry, and crafts. traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc.served by waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. At the Polish Home in Seattle Map
(www.polishhome.org)

April 4-6, 2014

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
THRU APR 30 Tulip and Daffodil fields in bloom around Mt. Vernon and LaConner. Directions and parking
(www.tulipfestival.org)

Whirligig
FRI-APR 20 Super-Size inflatable rides that allow kids ages 12 and under to jump, slide and bounce their way into spring. In the Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Map
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Enjoy music, art and wines from local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street, Issaquah. Map
(http://www.downtownissaquah.com/)

Marine Mammal Mania – Wild Orcas
FRI-SUN Hands-on activities for kids, special talks and demonstrations. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(http://www.seattleaquarium.org)

Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade
SAT Floats adorned with thousands of daffodils on parade through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. Parade Start 10:15 AM
(www.daffodilfestival.net)

World Rythm Festival
SAT-SUN Drum, dance, listen and learn in more than 100 performances and workshops with music of Africa, Asia, Cuba, Brazil, India, America, Middle East and more for youth and adults at Seattle Center. Map
(www.swps.org)

March 29-30, 2014

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

Taste Washington
SAT-SUN Wine tasting from from more than 200 local wineries plus food from local restaurants at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Map
(tastewashington.org)


Emerald City COMICON

FRI-SUN The Premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific NW since 2003. Artists, celebrities and hundreds of booths at the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.emeraldcitycomicon.com)

Vegfest
SAT-SUN Vegetarian food festival with cooking demos, samples, book sale and kids’ activities at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Directions
(www.vegofwa.org)

Racing Season Opener at Evergreen Speedway
SAT Fireworks, Demolition Derby, Mr. Dizzy. Map
(www.evergreenspeedway.com)

March 21-23, 2014

Spring Blooms
Springtime in the Northwest brings flowers! Take your camera.
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o University of Washington Cherry Blossoms
o Washington Park Arboretum
o Seattle Japanese Garden
o Kubota Garden
o Woodland Park
o Rhodedendron Species Botanical Garden – Federal Way

Northwest Women’s Show
FRI-SUN Over 600 booths with everything from cosmetics to books plus firefighters, fashion shows, wine-tasting, seminars, celebrities, food and more at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Directions
(www.nwwomenshow.com)

Port Townsend Victorian Festival
FRI-SUN Victorian Grand Ball, historical theatrics, living history re-enactments, historic home tour, sponsored by the Victorian Society in America-Northwest. Downtown Port Townsend. Map
(www.victorianfestival.org)

Tacoma RV Show
THU-SUN If you love RV’s, then you cannot afford to miss the Tacoma RV Show, the first RV event of the year at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.otshows.com)

March 14-16, 2014

Kruckeberg Leprechaun Hunt
THRU MAR 30 Leprechaun scavenger hunt at the Garden, every day in March. At the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline. Map
(kruckeberg.org)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
SAT The Parade travels north on 4th Ave to the Reviewing Stand at Westlake Park and ends at the Seattle Center. Map
(www.irishclub.org)

Irish Festival
SAT-SUN Irish & Celtic products, singing, dancing, childrens activities and more at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Map
(http://irishclub.org)

Doll, Teddy Bear & Antique Show
SAT-SUN Commercial exhibit and sale of antique to modern dolls, bears, supplies, clothing, jewelry at Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.dolls4all.com)

March 7-9, 2014

Dinosaur Day at Burke Museum
SAT See the newly discovered mammoth tusk from South Lake Union! Dinosaur experts, fossils, hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

Issaquah Wine Walk
FRI Enjoy music, art and wines from local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Front Street, Issaquah. Map
(http://www.downtownissaquah.com/)

Polar Science Weekend
FRI-SUN Presented in partnership with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, students, families and guests of all ages will enjoy three action-packed days of hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and more – all transporting you into the extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Everett Home and Garden Show
FRI-SUN Home building and remodeling ideas, vendors and information for your home, garden and yard at Comcast Arena. Map
(www.everetthomegardenshow.com)

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
(homeshowcenter.com)

International Gem & Jewelry Show
FRI-SUN Diamonds, silver, gold, necklaces, estate jewelry, watches and more at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Map
(www.intergem.com)

Children’s Story Program at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library
SAT Programs are presented one Saturday a month for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome. 10:30 AM at the UW Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Northwest Perennial Alliance March Mania Plant Sale
SAT March Mania is one of the first big plant sales of the year in the Seattle area. It features spring ephemerals, which are plants that are unique to early spring. At the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Map
(www.northwestperennialalliance.org)

Daylight Savings Time begins
SUN Set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday.