February 24-26, 2017

Seattle Home Show
THRU FEB 26 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 Events Center. Map
(http://seattlehomeshow.com/)

Octopus Week at the Aquarium
THRU FEB 26 Hands-on activities for kids, Octopus feedings, special talks and demonstrations. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(http://www.seattleaquarium.org)

Northwest Flower & Garden Show
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
(www.gardenshow.com)

Chocolate on the Beach Festival
THU-SUN Five miles of chocolate at various venues from Copalis Beach to Moclips, with chocolate themed events. Map
(www.chocolateonthebeachfestival.com)

Seattle Food and Wine Experience
FRI-SUN A new showcase for food and wine in the Northwest with wine from more than 10 countries as well as artisan breweries and culinary exhibitors plus live music at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Map
(seattlewineandfoodexperience.com)

LaConner Smelt Derby
SAT Smelt Fishing, pancake breakfast, art & antique shopping, family fun in scenic LaConner. Map
(www.laconnerrotary.org/)

Pacific Northwest Yo-Yo Championships
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. Directions
(pnwr.yoyocontest.com)

NW Model Railroad Show
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)

MOHAI Maker Day: Plant-Based Art and Chemistry
SAT Learn to make non-toxic inks and paints from plants found throughout the city with the makers at ARTLAB. At the Museum of History and Industry at south Lake Union. Map
(www.mohai.org)

I Dig Dinos at Burke Museum
SUN Demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages at Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture at UW. Map
(www.burkemuseum.org)

February 17-19, 2017

Seattle Home Show
FRI-FEB 26 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 Events Center. Map
(http://seattlehomeshow.com/)

Noir City Film Festival
THU-WED Noir City: The Big Knockover – Heists, Holdups, and Schemes Gone Awry. Featuring a collection of classic and contemporary heist films. At the Egyptian Theater. Map
(www.siff.net)

Everett Film Festival
FRI-SAT Highlighting the strength, humor and creativity of women through provocative and entertaining films. At Everett Performing Arts Center. Map
(www.everettfilmfest.org)

Kids free at Northwest Trek
SAT-MON Up to four 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, and other herd animals roaming freely through a 435-acre natural habitat. At Northwest Trek near Eatonville. Map
(www.nwtrek.org)

Octopus Week at the Aquarium
SAT-FEB 26 Hands-on activities for kids, Octopus feedings, special talks and demonstrations. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(http://www.seattleaquarium.org)

February 10-12, 2017

The Art of Rube Goldberg
SAT From the artist whose name has entered the language as a term for complicated and humorous contraptions. This uniqe collection is on display for the first time. At Seattle’s MoPop Map
(www.mopop.org)

Children’s Film Festival Seattle
THRU FEB 11 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Corvette and High Performance Meet
FRI-SAT Display of Corvettes and muscle cars, swap meet of parts and accessories at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.corvettehp.com/)

Comet 45P closest approach
SAT Comet 45P passes within 7.4 million miles of earth.This will be the closest approach of a comet in more than 30 years,

Red wine and Chocolate Festival
SAT-SUN A full weekend of sumptuous chocolates and tasty red wines. At Carpenter Creek Winery in south Mount Vernon. Map
(www.carpentercreek.com)

Pike Chocofest
SUN A romantic food and drink lovers delight. $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)

Seattle Bike Swap
SUN Garage sale with deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes. At Magnuson Park, Hangar 30. Map
(www.cascade.org)

February 3-5, 2017

Seattle Boat Show
THRU FEB 04 Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Map
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival
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)

Children’s Film Festival Seattle
THRU FEB 11 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

National Wear Red Day
FRI The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day invites participants to raise awareness for the No. 1 health concern for women. Map

PSEC Engineering Fair
SAT Display booths staffed by practicing engineers featuring demonstrations and hands on activities. At the Museum of Flight. Map

Bellevue Collection Lunar New Year Celebration
SAT Celebration features Asian culture including martial arts, dragon dance, Chinese opera, brush painting and calligraphy. In conjuction with the Seattle Chapter of the Taiwan Benevolent Association of America. At Bellevue Square Mall. Map
(www.bellevuecollection.com)

January 27-29, 2017

Seattle Boat Show
FRI-FEB 04 Display and sale of all kinds of watercraft and seminars at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Map
(www.seattleboatshow.com)

Mariners FanFest
SAT-SUN Q&A sessions with Mariner players and coaches, interactive baseball experiences, club and field access, Mariner Hall of Fame and History of Baseball in The Northwest exhibit, meet the Mariner Moose and other kids’ activities at Safeco Field. Map
(www.mariners.com)

MOHAI Maker Day: Learn to Extract Strawberry DNA
SAT Learn about strawberry DNA and how to extract it using common household items, and discover the fun of do-it-yourself bioscience. At the Museum of History and Industry at south Lake Union. Map
(www.mohai.org)

Children’s Film Festival Seattle
THRU FEB 11 The best and brightest in international children’s cinema with live performances, animation, features, and hands-on workshops for the filmmakers of tomorrow. At NW Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Map
(www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org)

Belgianfest
SAT breweries pouring more than 50 Belgian-style beers in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Map
(www.washingtonbeer.com)

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

Washington Sportsman’s Show
WED-SUN Fishing, hunting, camping equipment and vendors plus kids’ activities and seminars at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center. Map
(www.otshows.com)

Tacoma Home & Garden Show
THU-SUN Display gardens, home decorating and improvement exhibits, vendors and seminars and more at the Tacoma Dome. Map
(www.otshows.com)

Ursulmas Medieval Faire
FRI-SUN A full weekend of events including fighting, crafts, Bards, archery, youth activities and merchants at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe Map
(www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 4
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

January 20-22, 2017

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 3
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.com)

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)

Everett Wedding Expo
SAT-SUN Everything you need to plan the perfect wedding under one roof plus fashion shows and samples at Xfinity Arena Everett. Map
(www.bridesclub.com)

January 13-16, 2017

Bavarian Ice Festival in Leavenworth
SAT-SUN A weekend grab bag of invigorating outdoor events includes snow sculpture, tug o’ war, an ice cube scramble for kids six and under, the great Frisbee sweep, and Leavenworth’s famous Smooshing Contest. Map
(www.leavenworth.org)

Skagit Eagle Festival Week 2
SAT-SUN Guided walks, photography workshops, arts & crafts sales, tours, raft trips, dance performance and music. About 2 hrs north of Seattle in Concrete, WA. Map
(http://concrete-wa.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. Directions and Parking
(www.homeshowcenter.com)

Model Train Show
SAT-MON A Northwest family tradition for over 30 years, the Model Railroad Show brings many creative layouts and different scales of models for you to enjoy at the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.org)

Seattle Wedding Show
SAT-SUN Wedding vendors including florists, bakeries, ministers, musicians, gowns and more at the Washington State Convention Center. Map
(www.weddingshow.com)

Winter Friends Children’s Story Program at UW
SAT 10:30AM – For those who wonder where animals go when the weather gets frosty, these stories offer factual information as well as imaginative fun. After the stories, make a winter habitat tree. All ages are welcome. At the Elisabeth C. Miller Library on the UW Campus. Map
(depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml)

Hawaii In Your Own Backyard at the Seattle Aquarium
SAT-MON Featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hands-on activities and special diver shows. Dress in your best Aloha wear and come enjoy Aloha spirit at the Aquarium. Map
(www.seattleaquarium.org)

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