Planner

What to Do in Washington State in May

Spring brings us maypole dancing and the Pacific Coast Running Festival. Check out the best festivals and weekend events across the state.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

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What to Do in Washington State in April

From the visual feast of the Tulip Festival to the literal feast of the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, April has you covered on weekend plans.

04/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Flower Power

Guide to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The rural farmland north of Seattle erupts into a rainbow of color during the state's biggest flower fest, creating a prime spring road trip destination.

03/18/2022 By Allison Williams

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What to Do in Washington State in March

Beer, birds, and gray whale season in Puget Sound—it's almost spring and already time to get outside on Washington State Parks free days.

03/04/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

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

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Things to Do in Washington State in February

Join a carnival in Leavenworth, a treasure hunt on Camano Island, a wine weekend in Yakima, and more festival fun across the state.

02/04/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Shooting for the Stars

Bumbershoot Returns to Its Roots in an Effort to Grow

Seattle's iconic urban music festival, which has seen headliners from Tyler the Creator to Blondie, is reimagined with a focus on accessibility.

01/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Planner

Things to Do in Washington in January

A folk festival in Bellingham, ice sculptures at Lake Chelan Winterfest, and birdwatching with an expert on Marrowstone Island.

01/07/2022 By Allison Williams

Planner

What to Do in Washington in November

Late fall offers drink festivals, nights out at the theater, and a craft fair or two.

11/03/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Planner

What to Do in Washington in September

Scottish games, state fair scones, and a tour to watch elk get busy.

09/03/2021 By Allison Williams

Downtown Funk

Seattle’s All-BIPOC Burlesque Fest Shakes Up the Triple Door

Seattle's all-BIPOC festival comes to the city's most prominent burlesque venue.

08/13/2021 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

Sequel Season

Thing (STG’s Kinda Sasquatch! Replacement) Returns—With an Extra Day

The Port Townsend–based arts fest lands in August again.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Freakout Fest Returns With Some of the City’s Best Live Bands

The Naked Giants, Bear Axe, Actionesse, Tres Leches, and many more take over Ballard this weekend.

11/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 25–27

A roller rink disco night, Canadian comedy in the U District, and fall in Fauntleroy.

10/25/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 18–20

Glass art, a hippie meet-up, and music inspired by Stephen King.

10/18/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 14–17

A comedy quartet with a penchant for experimenting, Shakespeare's last masterpiece, and a Seattle brewery's 30th birthday.

10/14/2019 By Nicole Pasia and Courtney Cummings

Hear Here

Earshot Jazz Festival Is Stacked with Talent This Year

The annual month of jazz brings in local and national luminaries.

10/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Winter Town

This British Columbia Wonderland Belongs Inside a Snow Globe

Canadian snow playground Rossland channels old-school ski vibes.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 20–22

Chris Rock’s younger brother, a Burien rapper’s major label debut, and a cookbook blowout.

09/20/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings