There is always something to do when the flowers start to bloom. Spring events and festivals in the Seattle area start in March with more events and festivals arriving in March, April and May. Some have been around for decades and others are new additions. Either way there is something for everyone.
The Moisture Festival features a Comedy/Varietè. It's an assortment of entertainment with highly skilled performances, bizarre talents and of course all with a humorous twist. It’s presented as a variety show with routines ranging from three to 15 minutes. The Moisture Festival includes a live show band, aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope and bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can-can girls, strong men and women, tap dancers and drill teams.
Whirligig! is offered at Seattle Center and it’s a carnival for kids. Your kids can bounce, slide, glide and ride on super-sized inflatable rides. There is a special Toddler Zone too. Primary colors are the theme of the décor; includes roaming clowns and face painters.
The Seattle Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America. They celebrate what’s working in communities—for people, businesses and the environment. The event draws 125 renowned authors, leaders & educators. Along with 350 eco-friendly businesses, workshops, green films, kids’ activities, live music and delicious, organic, vegetarian cuisine.
Head to Seattle Center at Fisher Pavilion and taste more than 60 beers from Washington breweries. Each beer is handcrafted and served without carbon dioxide (from a cask). Experts are on hand to answer your questions too.
For 25 years and counting now Mount Vernon, WA has celebrated the sprouting of their colorful tulip fields. The tulips are available for viewing every April in Skagit county. Be sure to take your camera and wear your rain boots as the fields can be muddy.
The Daffodil Festival is celebrating its 76th year. This annual event in Pierce County includes a parade through the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting; all in one day. There are activities for the whole family too.
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural FestivalThis is a free event for the senses. The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival celebrates Japanese culture and America’s relationship with Japan. The three day event includes arts and crafts booths, traditional cuisine, exhibits and special performances. Enjoy the booms of taiko drums, discover ikebana flowers, taste delicious Japanese food, experience tea ceremony demonstrations. The event commemorates Japan’s gift of 1,000 blossoming cherry trees to Seattle in 1976. The trees were planted along Lake Washington Boulevard, in Seward Park and other places around the city.
The Passport to Woodinville is for wine enthusiasts. They start selling tickets in February each year for their popular wine country tour season. This special event happens every April and is very popular with Seattle area locals. It's one of the only days in the year that all participating wineries in Woodinville are open at the same time.
The Seattle Maritime Festival takes place each May on the Seattle waterfront. Check out the world’s biggest tugboat races, experience the Waterfront Chowder Cook-Off, go on free harbor tours, see a boat building competition, watch a sea-air rescue demonstration. There are kid’s events featuring Stories of the Sea, survival suit races and a container ship full of family fun.
The Seattle International Children's Festival is a performing arts festival for all ages and is hosted each year the week after Mother's Day at Seattle Center. The festival features professional adult companies from around the world performing "globalicious" music, circus, theater, puppetry and more.