SEATTLE EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2018
PINTS & PUMPKINS
THURS – Join the glass pumpkin party of the year! Watch glassblowing demonstrations, browse the glass pumpkin patch’ while enjoying food and drink vendors, and browse the Schack art Center.
GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL
THROUGH SEPT 23 – DjangoFest Northwest incorporates the top showcase of Gypsy Jazz music in North America, with workshops, performances and jam sessions.
GRILLED THINGS & CHICKEN WINGS
FRI – Enjoy the last bit of summer with refreshments and deep fried everything on this food tour.
FRI-SUN – Head to Freemont for over 80 kinds of beer with live music, pumpkin craving artists, and great food. Kirkland is also hosting an Oktoberfest with wiener dog races, costume contests, bratwurst and more!
THROUGH SEPT 29 – Laugh with the World’s original sketch comedy festival, watch talented local comedians bring Seattle to life with roaring laughter.
THROUGH NOV 3 – Kick-off Halloween early with popular haunted house at Georgetown Morgue.
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
SAT – Bring the family for a celebration of the dynamic arts, cultures and traditions of the Pacific Northwest with live music, workshops, discovery zones and more!
SAT – Emerald City Trapeze displays a must-see performance of aerial arts, circus acts and a trapeze show.
INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Watch 85 viral cat videos and compete in a cat costume contest and meet special guests. This is an event fundraising for PAWS – performing animal welfare society.
SAT-SUN – Sign up to run in this annual muddy obstacle course with 10-mile, 5-mile and 5K options, don’t miss the after party.
SAT – The summer days have shortened, watch the celebration of the equinox with glowing lanterns, Luminata parade and beautiful costumes.
SAT – Learn about sustainability while enjoying live music, a tea garden, a food truck and workshops at Ballard Commons Park.
FREE NATIONAL PARK DAY
SAT – Head to any National Park for waived entrance fees! Checkout their website to find the nearest parks.
THROUGH SEPT 30 – Get your tickets to The Foreigner, a slapstick comedy and award-winning play about secrets, language barriers and misunderstandings.
THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
THROUGH OCT 21 – This musical comedy production features an average guy who discovers his life has become a musical.
CIRQUE DU SOLEI VOLTA
THROUGH NOV 4 – Watch the majestic story about the freedom of choice and blazing trails.
THROUGH SEPT 30 – Explore this show of dance, comedy, music and history at the Pike Place Market Can Can theatre.
THROUGH SEPT 23 – Head to the Washington State Fair where you’ll experience carnival rides, view farm animals and enjoy live entertainment from music to the rodeo.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK EXHIBIT
THROUGH SEPT 30 – Woodland Park Zoo hosts the traveling National Geographic exhibition, committed to documenting every species in zoos, aquariums and animal rescues with the intention of inspiring viewers to protect these animals and future generations.
SEATTLE FARMERS MARKETS
ALL MONTH – Visit neighborhood farmers markets selling produce exclusively from Washington state farmers. Check out what’s going on at the Ballard, Madrona & Wallingford’s Farmer’s Markets.
TOURS & ACTIVITIES
ALL MONTH – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center: Through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, parents and children dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss.
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
- The House With A Clock In Its Walls
- Fahrenheit 11/9
- Life Itself
- American Dresser
- The Great Battle
- Love, Glida
- The Sisters Brothers
- Tea With The Dames
- The Pagan King
- Assassination Nation
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