Somehow we’ve made it through another full month. April is almost over, but before we usher in summer, you should definitely get out there and enjoy what spring in the city has to offer. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Seattle Black Film Festival

The 18th edition of the Seattle Black Film Festival kicks off this weekend and you can see over 70 films. If you haven’t checked out the festival before, this year is a great year to do so. Plus you’ll have 10 days to watch all of the movies from home.

When: Until April 26th
Where: Online
Cost: $65

2021 King County Master Gardener Online Plant Sale

Green thumbs, this one is for you. If you’re ready to have the best garden this spring and summer then you need to check out the King County Master Gardener Plant Sale. You’ll be able to shop for herbs, heirloom vegetables, and much more.

When: Until April 27th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

10th Annual Stand Against Racism

The Annual Stand Against Racism happens yearly at Town Hall and discusses the “negative impacts of institutional and structural racism”. This year you’ll be able to hear from Ijeoma Oluo, author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, So You Want to Talk About Race. Not only is this event important for our local community but for the nation as a whole, so we highly recommend that you check it out.

When: April 30th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Seattle Restaurant Week

Seattle restaurant week is actually a whole entire month which makes it that much better. You can grab meals from so many Seattle restaurants starting as low as $20. It’s an excellent opportunity to eat at places that otherwise might not. Be sure to check out the list of who’s participating!

When: Until April 30th
Where: Varies
Cost: $20-$50

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

This festival only runs until the end of the month so we highly recommend that you check it out. And you can choose from visiting either Tulip Town or RoozenGaarde. Or if you’re really feeling it you can visit both! But make sure to buy your tickets online before you go.

When: Until April 30th
Where: Skagit Valley, WA
Cost: $10+

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Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival

Sure, this festival is definitely niche but it’s also pretty dang interesting. The Gray Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival celebrates the natural world and the spring shorebird migration. So if you happen to have gotten into bird watching during the pandemic, it’s time to head to the coast to check out some birds. You can find maps, videos and more on the festival’s website.

When: Until April 30th/When the birds leave
Where: Grays Harbor, WA
Cost: Free

Momentum 2021

This arts festival focuses on art and the natural world and is put on by the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. You can participate in engaging online events including artist talks, book talks, workshops, and more. We can guarantee that there is something for everyone and also a lot to see on the museum’s social media pages.

When:  Until May 1st
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

Independent Bookstore Day

Every local literary nerd’s favorite day is here! Except this year the “day” is actually 10 days. So you’ll have extra time to hit all 21 of the included bookstores but you only need to make 10 purchases from participating bookstores to snag your free tote. It’s a super fun tradition and we highly recommend that you give it a go.

When: Until May 3rd
Where: 21 participating bookstores
Cost: Make 10 purchases from participating bookstores

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

The Seattle Art Museum is back this March and starting with a bang. This show focuses on Lawrence’s Migration Series which depicts the exodus of African American’s from the South. You can’t miss this show and we have to say it’s the most excited we’ve been to see a show at the SAM in a while.

When: Until May 23rd
Where: 1300 1st Avenue
Cost: $19.99

Drie Chapek: Churning

If you’re ready to take a look at some local art you can head to Greg Kucera Gallery to see a new show by artist Drie Chapak. Her work explores life and death as well as connection through the human experience on Earth making her works truly larger than life. Who knows, you might just come home with a new painting.

When: Until May 29th
Where: 212 3rd Ave S
Cost: Free

See, lots to do in Seattle. There nature, art and more to be seen. So get out there, have some fun and please remember to be safe while you do so. And if you haven’t already, consider getting yourself signed up for a COVID-19 vaccine. Have a great week folks!