The weekend is finally here! There’s a lot to look forward to and even more to do and as always we’re here to help you with some ideas. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

girl in red

Intimate rock/pop sensation girl in red aka Marie Ulven is making the trek from Oslo to Seattle. Enjoy her tunes and get the chance to hear from Holly Humberstone as well.

When: April 8th
Where: 1700 1st Avenue South
Cost: $25


Want to hear the sounds of your 2014 Tumblr playlist again? Good news, Disclosure is coming to town accompanied by opener DJ Boring. Hopefully, that’s not a foreshadowing name.

When: April 9th
Where: 800 Occidental Avenue South
Cost: $39.50+

Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association Public Plant Sale

Why not celebrate 75 years of mum enthusiasm? Cultivars included in this sale are Incurves, Reflexes, Pompons, Spiders, Quills, Charms, Anemones, and Hardy Garden. Your garden is about to be popping!

When: April 9th
Where: 1402 E Galer St

Spring Plant Sale

At this plant sale you’ll be able to shop from several nurseries including Botanica, Courting Frogs Nursery, Fancy Fronds Nursery, and Tadpole Haven. While there, you can enjoy a native plant scavenger hunt of over 40 species found in the Seattle Audubon demonstration garden. Fun!

When: April 9th
Where: 8050 35th Ave NE

Enjoy one last brew at Hale’s Ales

One of Seattle’s OG independently owned breweries is closing early next month. If you’re looking to have a brew with some friends you might as well get out there and show them some love. Cheers to the weekend right?

Where: 4301 Leary Way NW
Hours: Monday-Friday 3 pm-9 pm and Saturdays 12 pm-9 pm, Closing April 9th

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Treat yourself to some sushi

Haven’t eaten out in a while? Why not treat yourself to some sushi? After all, it’s one of the foods the PNW does best. Not only that but we went ahead and created a list of spots that you should check out in Seattle.

Seattle Moisture Festival

This festival is actually the world’s largest Comedy/Varieté festival.  It centers around 3-15 minute acts performed by artists accompanied by a live show band. To make things even more interesting, you never know what you’ll see on stage. Generally, you can expect aerialists, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and more.

When: Until April 10th
Where: 4301 Leary Way NW
Cost: $14 – $28

U District Cherry Blossom Festival

The best way to celebrate Seattle’s cherry blossoms is, of course, by visiting them. But it doesn’t hurt to enjoy a little bit of extra celebration, especially when it’s a new festival. The first annual U District Cherry Blossom Festival is happening now complete with blooms, food & drink specials, and shopping.

When: Until April 10th
Where: University District
Cost: Free/Varies

Seattle Restaurant Week

This bi-annual prix fixe dining promotion gives you a unique chance to support the greater Seattle area’s culinary community. You’ll be able to choose from either a lunch or dinner menu from tons of great local restaurants. Be sure to check which restaurants are participating this year.

When: Until April 16th
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: $20-$65

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

As the La Conner Daffodil Festival wraps up, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is beginning. See all of your favorite blooms at your preferred festival farm and of course, grab some blooms to take home. Best of all, you have all month to check it out.

When: Throughout April
Where: Skagit Valley

Have a great weekend, Seattle!