Hello friends! I’m wiping off the dust on my blog and getting back to focusing on posting content. I’ve been doing a lot of work on boosting social and working on the back end of the blog so you haven’t seen many posts recently. But GOOD NEWS … I’m back! I wanted to share with you all some great Spring activities that are happening in Seattle now through May. These events are the perfect way to welcome the warm weather and say farewell to your rainy day blues. If there are any Seattle Spring activities that I am missing, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment for us all to see! I plan on going to quite a few of these events and would love to have some awesome additions if you know of any. So friends, read on if you need 20 (or more) Spring activities to do in and around Seattle. XO
There are so many amazing wineries in Washington, especially right around Seattle! Check out the events going on at the wineries in Woodinville and make a whole day out of it. In June, Chateau Ste. Michelle starts their summer concerts series, so make sure to check in on that calendar if you like wine, music and the outdoors.
This is always a fun one, and a great place to get some good photos in! Don’t wait to go here though because the tulips don’t stay long. Tulip Town is only about an hour and a half away and there’s a sweet town – La Conner – on the water where you can get a bite to eat before heading back home.
Here’s what their Facebook event says: “Indulge in unlimited food and drink at Safeco Field! On Saturday, April 29th, sample 100+ craft beers from regional breweries, eat 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, play giant Jenga, battle it out on the bungee run, compete in a bacon eating contest, and more.”
Grab your friends and rent the Cycle Saloon for a few hours to check out all of the awesome breweries around Ballard and Fremont! The also have a boat option for Lake Union that is pretty sweet. I’ve done both for friends’ birthdays and they are seriously so much fun – especially on a sunny day!
Activities on Lake Union/Greenlake
Agua Verde on Lake Union is an awesome place to rent kayaks and paddle boards at an hourly rate. We do it every summer and always have a blast. Lake Union is extra scenic, so another great option is renting an Electric Boat to see all the sites. Maybe bring brunch on board and make it an extra special morning/day! You can also rent paddle boats and boards on Greenlake here.
Yearning for summer, but bummed that it’s still super cold out? Lake Union’s Hot Tub Boat company is seriously the coolest! I originally saw this on the Bachelorette (yes, guilty, I watch), but have really been wanting to go lately! Basically it’s exactly what it sounds like … a floating hot tub on Lake Union … uhhhhmazing.
Opening Day – Boating
This is a big deal in Seattle … decorated boats everywhere, a parade, and the Windermere Cup. The festivities start at noon and run all day. Be sure to check out the website for more information.
Here’s what their Facebook event says: “TACOPALOOZA is back! Seattle’s largest taco competition festival returns to Fremont spreading over two blocks for Cinco De Mayo on Sunday, May 7th! Hosted as part of the 7th Annual Mobile Food Rodeo, Seattle’s original food truck festival in Fremont which plays host to our 5th annual Taco Libre Truck Showdown competition. Last year’s event Rodeo hosted over 40 food trucks and booths over two blocks along the Fremont Canal. Plus shop with over 110 booths curated by the Fremont Sunday Market!”
West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day
I’m obsessed with garage sales … so this is my heaven. When I was growing up, my aunt would ALWAYS take us to garage sales and I thought it was the coolest thing. There are so many stories in these treasures. You can find more information about this day here.
Take a half day from work and head to the cascades for a quick hike. Better yet … take the weekend to get some longer hikes in. There are so many different hikes so close to Seattle, so take advantage! Here’s a list of hike just 30 minutes from Seattle. Most on this list are quick and easy hikes, so make sure to check local blogs or the Washington Trails Association for a larger list.
The Color Run is always fun to get out and have fun! Bring your mommas out and get a good run in. Check out all the details here.
I had a love/hate with this fair when I lived in the U District because I always knew I wouldn’t be able to park at my house … meh. But otherwise, it’s a really great street fair! Vendors line the blocks for the weekend with awesome food and crafts.
I grew up going to Folklife with my parents and have loved it ever since! Grab a blanket and head down for some really, really good food and people watching.
Here’s what their Facebook event says: “Seattle’s original Flea market returns to its roots with a fun new monthly pop-up treasure hunt that brings a curbside bazaar with the coolest antique, vintage, collectible and awesomely cool junk curbside every 1st Sunday of the month in Fremont Sunday Market and third Saturdays at the South Lake Union Saturday Market starting May 20th.”
Get yourself to a game this summer! They are so much fun to go to with your friends or family. There are also so many awesome nights to attend including Bark at the Park, Half Price night and college night. Check out both of their websites for schedules and pricing.
Bring the family to this one! Here’s what their Facebook event says “The 8th annual Top Pot to support Childhaven! FREE doughnuts & coffee for all registered participants. FREE show by Caspar Babypants and Seattle’s biggest kids dash!”
The 9th Annual Beer week is May 4th-14th, and pretty much all breweries throughout Seattle are having some sort of event! Make sure to check out the Facebook page for more happenings.
Love music? Head to the Jazz Festival in Ballard for an awesome weekend of music, food and good vibes.
Here’s what their website says: “More than 400 films from 80 countries. 25 days. 155,000 attendees. Be part of the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 43rd year.”
Last but not least! Sunday markets are one of my absolute favorite things about Seattle. Take some time to stroll around and get some locally sourced groceries for your week. Check out this website to see all the neighborhoods with Sunday Markets. The Ballard Market is my favorite, but I might just be partial because that’s where I live :).
What Seattle Spring activities did I miss? Let me know in the comments below!