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A Guide to Seattle Record Store Day 2022

Stores like Light in the Attic Record Shop and Easy Street are providing special release titles and hosting live music for Record Store Day on April 23.

04/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Festival Planner

A Guide to Fairs, Fetes, and Fests

Which music festivals, neighborhood street fairs, and Pride celebrations are on this year in Seattle?

04/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Save the Date

Queer/Pride Festival and Cuff Festival Announce 2022 Lineup

Iggy Azalea, Kim Petras, and Princess Nokia will perform at one of Seattle's biggest summer Pride events this year.

03/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Brick Head

Tickets for Brick Fest Live On Sale Today

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations comes through Puyallup the first weekend of August and is a great summer activity for kids and families.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Fair Thee Well

Seafair 2022 Is On, and It’s Going to Be Bigger (and Louder) Than Ever

The iconic festival will return with its Lake Union fireworks display, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and the Torchlight Parade this July.

02/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Mark Your Calendar

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Seattle

From readings at Elliott Bay Book Company to exhibits at Seattle Center and Museum of History and Industry, these events cap a month of learning.

01/31/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Mighty Mesozoic

Dinos Alive Comes to Seattle This April

This interactive and immersive exhibit in SoDo, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs, provides a perfect weekend activity for kids and families.

01/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Big Top

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría Somersaults into Marymoor Park

The classic, internationally-renowned circus theater show is in Seattle through March 13, and would make a perfect family outing or date night.

01/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

New Moon, New Me

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Takeout dumplings are the makings of a Chinese New Year meal at home, while the Seattle Night Market and the Wing Luke Museum offer in-person events.

01/14/2022 By Malia Alexander

Snow Holds Barred

Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit (However Reluctantly)

What to do in Seattle this holiday season, from The Nutcracker to Christmas theater productions and Winterfest at Seattle Center.

12/13/2021 By Malia Alexander

Farewell to 2021

Events to Ring in the New Year

What to do on New Year's, from a 1920s-themed Gatsby party to MoPop's Indulgence or some relaxing yoga.

12/06/2021 By Malia Alexander

It's Lit

Where to See Holiday Lights in Seattle

Lights at Point Defiance and Woodland Park, elaborate displays in Redmond, Des Moines, and Leavenworth—bask in the Seattle area's Christmas glow.

11/29/2021 By Malia Alexander

Holiday Spirit

Christmas Tree Farms Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Pfaff's Old Time Farm in Auburn, there's no shortage of places to pick out a Christmas tree in Western Washington.

11/26/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Writ Large

Two New Van Gogh Shows Are a Strange Kind of Art

What happens when classic Impressionist paintings become an "experience"?

11/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Blowouts

What to Do In and Around Seattle for Fourth of July 2021

From fireworks to a local audio series about the first woman to run for president.

07/01/2021 By Stefan Milne

Longer Days

NAAM Is Putting on Its First Juneteenth Week

Across nine days, the museum presents 10 events to commemorate the holiday, both online and in person.

06/11/2021 By Stefan Milne

COME ON OUT

Seattle Pride Guide 2021

A guide to celebrating Pride in all the ways.

06/07/2021 Illustrations by Levi Hastings By Seattle Met Staff

Beyond the Parade

Ways to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Seattle

This year’s celebrations mix the virtual with the IRL.

06/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Festival Planner

Washington Festivals 2021: What's Happening and What's Not

Bumbershoot’s taking the year off, but Freakout should be back (along with Idaho's Treefort).

04/27/2021 By Stefan Milne