Guide to Spring in Seattle

We want you to be prepped for cherry blossom photo opportunities, the best festivals and events in the greater Seattle area this spring! Browse some of the many options in the and make sure to check back because we will be updating this Seattle guide all season long. Happy Spring Seattle!

UW Cherry Blossoms in Bloom


Photo by Matt McDonald

You will need to check often to make sure you don't miss that magic that are the Cherry Blossoms at UW. If you want to find parking and get the quad kind of to yourself go early in the morning. During the day the quad will be packed with students, tourists and people exploring the UW campus. Also, for updates on the Cherry Blossoms blooming make sure to follow the Twitter account or our Instagram account. Word on the street is the Cherry Blossoms should be in bloom around March 26th!

BeatMatch


BeatMatch is an all-ages, producer beat battle for producers from the greater Seattle area taking place Friday, April 13th at The Crocodile.


16 producers will compete head-to-head in 4 rounds of competition, playing their beats for judges and a live audience, and competing to win a cash prize, a performance at Upstream Music Fest + Summit in Pioneer Square, and the title of BeatMatch 2019 Champion!


The goal is to bring out the best producers in Seattle and inspire collaboration across communities of artists.


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Washington State Spring Fair 


Photo courtesy of the Washington State Spring Fair

Spend your sunny spring days in the Pacific Northwest at the Washington State Spring Fair, Washington's biggest celebration of spring, with live music and comedy, animal cuddling and races, carnival rides and more.


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Celebrate Spring With A Date Night


Photo by Matt McDonald

Spring is here and love is in the air! Find new ways to swoon your partner or sweep that first date of their feet. Find unique activities like hot air balloon rides, unique dinners, shows, long walks and more by browsing our Guide To Date Night in Seattle.


Guide To Date Night

Wanderlust Festival


For the first time, Wanderlust is bringing their destination festivals to select US cities. Join us on May 18 + 19 at Marymoor Park to experience the leading teachers in yoga and meditation, a wide variety of expert fitness instructors and activities, and a full lineup of inspirational speakers, all in a premium festival setting featuring local foods, craft vendors, healers, live music and more. Choose from 50+ classes per day, both outdoors and within their beautiful tented venues. Step into new practices and new ideas—you’ll discover that a healthy and inspired life is just around the corner.


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Tulip festival


Photo by Matt McDonald

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has been known to create traffic jams on I-5 during the peak season and for good reason. If you plan ahead and set aside a day during the week the experience will be just that much more enjoyable thanks to the lack of crowds. The Tulips are now in bloom, so don't miss out!


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Visit All The Farmer's Markets


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Visiting a farmer's market in the Seattle area is a great way to get outside, buy fresh produce and support local businesses. We created a list featuring some of our favorite farmers markets and options for each day of the week!

 

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Bonbon: Can Can Culinary's Sweet Treat


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Celebrate the season of love with Bonbon, Can Can Culinary's latest cabaret treat, starring an oh-so-sweet cast of sultry singers and dancers. Your hunky and hilarious host Jonny Boy will guide you through a multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance and music against a backdrop of high-definition visual technology installations, with performers so close you can almost taste the glitter. Treat yourself and those you love to Bonbon while enjoying craft cocktails and other items purchased from a specially curated, Pike Place Market-fresh menu.


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Fisherman's Village Festival


Photo by Nate Watters

It's happening again. For the sixth year, households across the pacific northwest will empty their inhabitants into the downtown core of Everett, Washington for this three-day music festival on May 16-18. Each year, Fisherman's Village Music Festival features new venues, new bands and new experiences for thousands of attendees. Don't miss out on Wolf Parade, Travis Thompson, The Coathangers, Pickwick, Geographer and more!


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Go Whale Watching


Photo courtesy of Clipper Vacations

Going whale watching is something everyone should do at least once if you live in Seattle. Clipper Vacations offers the only whale watching trip departing from Seattle and their day trip options San Juans is great. See orca, minke and humpback whales as well as Dall’s porpoise, seals, otters and bald eagles, 96% sighting rate! There’s also a expert naturalist onboard to help guide tour and educate. The best time of the year for whale watching starts in spring, so don’t miss out!


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Visit The Hidden Waterfall Park

Photo by Matt McDonald

The Waterfall Garden Park, located at 219 2nd Ave S, is a hidden gem in Pioneer Square. The park is a great place to escape the urban chaos, enjoy a cup of coffee or a meal from one of the local restaurants while enjoying the sights and sounds of the 22-foot artificial waterfall. For the history buffs out there, this park is located on the site where the first United Parcel Service headquarters opened in 1907. But note: the Park is only open Monday - Friday from 8am - 3:45pm.

TAKE A LONG WALK AROUND LAKE WASHINGTON

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The walk around Lake Washington and Seward Park offers stunning views and an abundance of nature to take in this spring. We have a list of other great walks around Seattle you can take by clicking the link below!


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Rainy Day Activities

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Although we like to think spring is warm and sunny it actually rains A LOT. That's why we put together a full guide of rainy day activities!


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Can't Miss Shows This Spring Around Seattle

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So many shows are happening this spring and we listed out some of favorites you might want to get tickets to now!


Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival


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Over the years, the award winning non-profit Festival remains a free, life-enriching experience. It is dedicated to increasing the understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. As a public service, the Festival presents culturally educational programs, arts, technologies, and the rich heritage of Japan. Join us in celebrating the beautiful sakura, cherry tree, and the culturally entertaining and education blossom it inspires each year: the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival. Long may it blossom in your heart!


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A Stroll Through Washington Park Arboretum


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The largest park in the Seattle Area that offers an amazing place to wander and watch spring in bloom. Walk the waterline trail, enjoy the plant life and make sure to stop by the Japanese Garden.


Visit Kubota Gardens


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Hidden in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a stunning 20 acre landscape that blends Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. Once the rain disappears it is worth stopping by and enjoying the nature in the city.


Daffodil Day at Pike Place Market


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Pike Place Market volunteers and community members will brighten up corners of downtown Seattle with the distribution of 10,000 locally grown daffodils from four Pike Place Market farmers to passerby at 15 central downtown locations.


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Go Wine Tasting



Photo by Matt McDonald

Go on a wine tour, tasting or find an event in the Seattle are that features delicious local grapes! We have a full list of wine-friendly events you can view by clicking HERE.



Northwest FolkLife Festival



Photo courtesy of Northwest Folklife

For over 47 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation's largest community-powered arts festival. Join us May 24-27, 2019 for the 48th Annual Festival!


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Test Your Knowledge At A Local Trivia Night



Photo by Matt McDonald

Test your knowledge at one of the weekly trivia nights in Seattle. We have a full list we update weekly you can view RIGHT HERE!



We hope you enjoyed our Spring Guide to Seattle. If you have anything you think we should add to the list feel free to send over an email to [email protected]