Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
April 1-30 The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30, celebrating millions of tulips bursting into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival.
Best of the Northwest Spring Market
Thru May 10 The virtual Spring Market is great way to connect with over 90 talented artists in a wide variety of mediums. The art and fine craft show will offer hundreds of items for you to browse online and shop with an easy central check out.
Baby Animals & Blooms
Weekends thru May 9 Knock out a bundle of springtime activities in one weekend by visiting Maris Farms for its tulip field, its close-up animal encounters with fluffy farm babies, and its farmers market and beer garden at Maris Farms in Buckley.
Seattle Restaurant Week
April 1-30 Diners tuck into prix-fixe menus at more than 165 different restaurants hoping to lure new customers with singularly slashed prices. In the wake of COVID-19's devastating impact on the restaurant industry, this year's proceedings are going to be a bit different: Businesses will not have to pay a fee to participate, food trucks and pop-ups can join in on the fun, and restaurants can sign up whenever they'd like during April.
Savor Seattle Chocolate Indulgence Tour
April 1-30 On this Seattle chocolate tour, you will learn about why this city has such deep chocolate roots, where chocolate comes from and how it is made, and the best ways to savor this crave-worthy confection at Pike Place Market.
FRI-SUN The Museum of Pop Culture reopens this weekend from 10am-6pm. The Sound Lab, Minecraft: The Exhibition, Nirvana and more!
ONGOING Explore the rugged terrain of the Northern Trail featuring the animals that make this area their home including brown bears, Roosevelt elk, river otters, snowy owls, mountain goats, and Steller’s sea eagles at Woodland Park Zoo.
Ballard Farmers Market
SUN Shop online on weekdays for things like apples from Collins Family Orchard, raspberries from Hayton Farms, chicken and duck eggs from Left Foot Farms, and bagels from the Shambala Ancient Grain Bakery, then pick up your bounty on Sundays.
Fremont Sunday Market
SUN Every Sunday year round, Fremont hosts their weekly market, featuring food, crafts, gifts, antiques, and more. It's been a Seattle tradition since 1990.
Windows on Washington Waters
ONGOING This 120,000-gallon exhibit greets you as you take your first steps into the Seattle Aquarium. Filled with hundreds of fish and invertebrates indigenous to the Pacific Northwest’s local waters.