May 12-14, 2017

Mother’s Day
SUN Honoring Moms everywhere

Mother’s Day Events
SAT-SUN
o Mother’s Day Social presented by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Map
o Mother’s Day Cooking Class with Cucina Casalinga Map
o Mom & Me at the Zoo Map
o Mother’s Day Half Marathon Map
o Free Train Ride for Mothers Directions
o Where to take Mom on Mother’s Day
More Mother’s Day Events

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 14 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.com)

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 14 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)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
THRU MAY 14 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Northwest Paddling Festival
FRI-SAT Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear. At Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Map
(northwestpaddlingfestival.com)

May 5-7, 2017

Lakewold Gardens Mayfest
THRU MAY 14 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)

Seattle Beer Week
THRU MAY 14 Events at 22, bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries celebrating craft beer. Events Locations
(seattlebeerweek.com)

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)

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/)

Master Gardener Plant Sale & Learning Fair
FRI-SAT Plant marketplace, veggies, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees plus seminars, garden art and more at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Map
(www.mgfkc.org)

Sequim Irrigation Festival
FRI-MAY 14 Craft fair, car show and events for the entire family in historic Sequim. Oldest continuously running festival in Washington State. Map
(irrigationfestival.com)

Seattle Taco Truck Challenge
SAT Live music, street tacos, beer garden and more at Volunteer Park in Seattle. Map
(www.1077theend.com)

Opening Day of Boating Season
SAT Crew races, decorated boat parade, Navy Band concert on the Montlake Cut in Seattle. Map
(www.seattleyachtclub.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)

Taco Libre Truck Showdown
SUN Over 45 food trucks competing for Seattle’s best taco. In Fremont. Map
(www.mobilefoodrodeo.com)

April 28-30, 2017

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

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)

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)

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/)

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)

April 21-23, 2017

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

Washington State Spring Fair
THU-SUN From garden displays, to racing pigs, to dogs performing amazing water tricks, Spring Fair offers tons of free attractions that the whole family will enjoy. At the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Map
(www.thefair.com)

Curiosity Days: Dig In!
FRI-SUN Demonstrations, conversations, and a rich variety of hands-on interactive experiences about the earth, the environment, archaeology, and paleontology. At the Pacific Science Center. Map
(www.pacificsciencecenter.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)

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

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

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)

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)

April 14-16, 2017

Kid’s Easter Activities
SAT-SUN o SAT Redmond Town Center Spring Eggstravaganza Bunny petting zoo, bouncy house, crafts and more. Map
o SAT Gillman Village Issaquah 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 Community 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 Village. Map
o SAT & 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

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 16 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)

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)

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

Easter Sunday
SUN Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

April 7-9, 2017

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 09 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

Whirligig
THRU APR 16 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)

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)

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
FRI-SUN Hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations devoted to marine mammals. At the Seattle Aquarium. Map
(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)

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

March 31 – April 2, 2017

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

Moisture Festival
THRU APR 09 The Moisture Festival is the world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival, running for four weeks every spring in Seattle. Venues
(www.moisturefestival.com)

Whirligig
FRI-APR 16 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)

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

Port Townsend Victorian Festival
SAT-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)

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