It’s the last weekend of April and the first of May. In with the new and out with the old we say! There’s plenty to do this weekend whether it’s an event or planning ahead this month. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this weekend.

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

International Jazz Day with Ahamefule Oluo

Want to get those jazz hands shaking on Friday? You can do just that with Seattle jazz trumpeter Ahamefule Oluo and his new quartet. You’ll also be able to check out his concert film if you stick around afterward. So if you need some music this week, check it out.

When: April 30th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Seattle Arts & Lectures Presents: Natalie Diaz

What’s a better way to cap the month than with a Seattle Arts & Lectures event? This Friday you’ll be able to hear from Natalie Diaz, the author of the award-winning collection of poetry When My Brother Was an Aztec and Postcolonial Love Poem. It’s sure to be an engaging talk and it’s definitely worth checking out.

When: April 30th
Where: Online
Cost: $20+

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

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

Related posts:
24 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this May
12 great Seattle shops to check out for Mother’s Day gifts

Seattle Bike-n-Brews

Like beer and biking? Well, there’s an event just for you this month. Seattle Bike-n-Brews is a DIY event where you can pedal a 32-mile route and visit participating breweries along the way. Your ticket includes a beer ticket for the mid-point rest stop, Airways Brewing Company, a beer ticket for the final stop, Two Beers Brewing Company and a ticket for one Bike-n-Brews growler koozie and one empty growler from Georgetown Brewing.

When: May 1st-31st
Where: Varies
Cost: $60+

Dinosaur Discovery

Want to experience what it’s like to have dinosaurs walk the earth? Well, you can do just that this month at the Woodland Park Zoo. You’ll be able to see twenty life-sized dino animatronics that are sure to have you doing double-takes. And this one will definitely be fun for the whole family.

When: May 1st-31st
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $5

2021 Peony Festival

In April we had both the daffodil and tulip festival and in May we get the peony festival. However, this festival is much shorter so be sure to check it out while you can. You’ll be able to see beautiful peony blooms and also a traditional Chinese painting presentation, a Qigong demonstration, and live guzheng music.

When: May 1st-2nd
Where: 6000 16th Ave SW
Cost: Free

Independent Bookstore Day

Every local literary nerd’s favorite day is here! Except for 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

Order Mother’s Day takeout

Just a heads up, Mother’s Day is next weekend! And if you don’t have plans, we’ve got you covered. Because many local restaurants have amazing Mother’s Day menus perfect for brunch. So be sure to check them out and pre-order by this weekend so you don’t end up empty-handed on the big day.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you choose to do in Seattle. Remember to be safe, wear your mask and keep up on the social distancing. We’ll catch you back here next week!