April 28 – May 1, 2016

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
SUN Over 25 food trucks competing for Seattle’s best taco. In Fremont. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.com)

Northwest Green Homes Tour
SAT-SUN Register online for the self-guided Northwest Green Home Tour to see solar-powered, energy-efficient, and sustainably built homes. Locations include Seattle, Shoreline, Bothell, and Carnation. Free. Tour Map
(http://www.nwgreenhometour.org/)

Festival for May at Camlann Medieval Villiage
SAT-SUN Medieval maypole dancing, longbow archery, games, minstrels, blacksmithing, candlemaking, Maypole dance and May Queen at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation. Directions
(www.camlann.org)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
FRI-SUN Lakewold’s MayFest is a great time to enjoy the beauty of the gardens in bloom and also enjoy great displays, exhibits and activities for kids and toddlers. In Lake City just south of Tacoma. Map
(http://www.lakewoldgardens.org)

Sheep Shearing at Kelsy Creek Farm Park
SAT Watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats. Enjoy spinning demonstrations, children’s crafts, tractor/wagon rides, pony rides, food, animal viewing areas and more. At Kelsy Creek Farm Park in Bellevue. Map
(www.farmerjayne.com)

Everett Rock and Gem Show
SAT-SUN Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show sponsored by the Everett Rock & Gem Club. At the Everett Community College. Map
(www.everettrockclub.com)

April 22-24, 2016

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

National Parks Free Entrance Days
THRU APR 24 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)

Evergreen Spring Carnival
FRI-SUN Carnival, food, bbq championships, flower and garden displays, home show and swap meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Directions
(www.evergreenfair.org)

Earth Day Events
FRI Earth Day is a worldwide annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
(www.earthday.org)

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
FRI-SUN Live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and marketplace. Map More Festál
(www.seattlecenter.com)

Bothell Country Villiage Fuchsia and Dahlia Tuber Sale
SAT Hosted by the Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Seattle Dahlia Society in perfect time to get those fuchsia baskets started and dahlias planted for summer color! Call 425-483-2250 for information. Map
(www.countryvillagebothell.com)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

April 15-17, 2016

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 17 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)

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)

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)

Mount Vernon Street Fair
FRI-SUN Live music stages, children’s activities, food & crafts in downtown Mount Vernon. Map
(www.mountvernondowntown.org)

National Parks Free Entrance Days
SAT-APR 24 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)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

Spring Safari at Woodland Park Zoo
SAT Celebrate the African Savanna and the amazing animals that live there, At the Woodland Park Zoo. Map
(www.zoo.org)

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-THU More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $30, and many also offer two-course lunches for $15. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

April 8-10, 2016

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

Seattle Restaurant Week
SUN-THU More than 165 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $30, and many also offer two-course lunches for $15. Map
(srw.seattletimes.com)

Whirligig
THRU APR 17 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)

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 13 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

World Rythm Festival
FRI-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)

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)

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)

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

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

Fred Meyer Fuchsia Saturday
SAT Special price on fuchsia starts with free potting at Fred Meyer stores. Bring your own pots.
(www.fredmeyer.com)

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
SAT Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries, six restaurants and live music to pier one overlooking the scenic Guemes Channel, Map
(www.anacortes.org)

Marine Mammal Mania
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

April 1-3, 2016

SR 520 Bridge Grand Opening
SAT Celebrate the grand opening of the longest floating bridge in the world! Free, fun, and accessible activities for all ages. On the new 520 bridge. How to get there
(520golong.com)

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

Whirligig
FRI-APR 17 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
SAT-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

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

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

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 13 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

March 25-27, 2016

Easter Sunday
SUN Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

Kid’s Easter Activities
o SAT Gillman Village Issaquah Easter Eggstravaganza Treats for kids and photos with Easter Bunny. Map
o SAT Bunny Bounce and Easter Baskets for the Animals @ Woodland Park Zoo! Hop, skip or jump to Bunny Bounce for Easter Egg hunts, Easter baskets for the animals and more. Map
o SAT Kent Station Egg Hunt Hunt eggs filled with candy and prizes from local merchants. At the Kent Station mall. Map
o SAT The Great Egg Hunt of 2016 Community Easter egg hunt for everyone. At Edmonds Lutheran Church Map
o SAT Meet the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny will be on the main stage from noon to 3 pm to teach everyone the chicken dance and the bunny hop. At Bothell Country VillageMap
o FRI-SUN Spring Egg Hunt Egg hunt, kids crafts. At the Seattle Children’s Museum Map
o SAT Snohomish Easter Parade Easter bonnet contest, kids’ egg hunt and the only major Easter parade in the state. Map
More Easter Fun

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 13 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

Sakura-Con
FRI-SUN The 7th largest North American anime convention with merchants and cultural exhibitors. At the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.sakuracon.org)

Rodarama
SAT-SUN Hot rods, customs and vintage cars at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. Map
(www.nwrodarama.com)

March 18-20, 2016

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 13 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

Puget Sound Boat Show
THU-SUN See what’s new in boat lines, technology and accessories. At the Tacoma Dome Map
(pugetsoundboatshow.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)

Washington Cask Beer Festival
SAT Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from innovative regional breweries, admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and tastes at the Seattle Center Exibition Hall. Location
(http://www.washingtonbrewersguild.org/)

Taste of Norway Heritage Festival
SAT Traditional Norwegian food, crafts, music, dance, genealogy, children’s activities, vendors in Ballard. Map
(http://www.leiferiksonlodge.com/)

Polish Spring Bazaar
SAT enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. At the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle. Map
(www.polishhome.org)