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

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.

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

Auld Lang Sigh

Some Final 2020 Things to Do This New Year’s Eve in Seattle

No, you will not be “partying,” but have you considered crocheting a white flag of surrender?

12/29/2020 By Stefan Milne

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

AT YOUR SERVICE

These Seattle-Area Businesses Offer Meals and Deals for Veterans Day

From free fish and chips to a complimentary car wash, here's how local businesses thank vets and military members for their service.

11/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Strange Bird

A Seattle Guide to 2020’s Weird Thanksgiving

How to cook for a small group, argue with your relatives, and give back.

10/30/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Masks on Masks on Masks

How to Halloween During Covid-19

The answers to your pressing questions.

10/09/2020 By Stefan Milne with Carli Ricker

Fairly Forever

This Year, Visit the Washington State Fair in Photos

The fair, like so many other major events, is canceled this summer. So celebrate its 120th anniversary in sight.

07/15/2020 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Stefan Milne

Independent Action

Where to Protest on 4th of July in Seattle

Yes, the national holiday is different this year. Here's how to embrace change.

07/02/2020 By Stefan Milne

MORE THAN A PARADE

A Guide to Seattle's (Mostly) Online Pride 2020

Seattle Pride is postponed, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate.

06/17/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Streaming Alert

Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, and Other Seattle Marquee Musicians Will Lead a Streaming Benefit

Sir Mix-a-Lot, Ben Gibbard, Macklemore, Dave Matthews, the Black Tones....

05/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

The Isolation Artists

As Summer Approaches, Can Streaming Festivals Fill the Arts Void?

Two ambitious events kick off in the next week.

04/22/2020 By Stefan Milne