Spring is in full swing this weekend in Seattle! You can enjoy a whole host of fun events both at home and in person and no matter what you’re feeling, there’s something for you to check out. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Hugo Literary Series: Jeff VanderMeer, Lacy M. Johnson, and Juan Carlos Reyes

This unique series allows guest writers to come up with works on the spot under a theme. And this year’s theme is apocalypse after the dumpster fire that was 2020. At the edition of the series, you’ll be able to hear from award-winning novelist and editor Jeff VanderMeer and professor, curator, activist, and author Lacy M. Johnson. And also author Juan Carlos Reyes and radio/tv host Eva Walker who also happens to be the co-founder of The Black Tones.

When: May 7th
Where: Online
Cost: $15

Crosscut Festival

For those of you that are news-focused, you’ll want to take a look at this festival. The Crosscut festival features journalists, politicians, authors, creators, and more from around the nation. They’ll come together for this festival to take a hard look at the people and events that shape our lives.

When: Until May 8th
Where: Online
Cost: By donation, $0-$150

“Scenes from the Middle Class” by Dana Robinson

This weekend you can see a brand new show by Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Dana Robinson at Specialist Gallery. Robinson’s work touches on themes like youth, Black feminine identity, ownership, and nostalgia. The show is definitely worth checking out but be sure to make an appointment ahead of time.

When: May 8th-June 19th
Where: 300 South Washington Street
Cost: Free

Seattle Transgender Film Festival

This film festival is one of the only transgender film festivals in the world and was launched in 2006. This year you can check out 14 different films of different lengths. And beyond films, you can also participate in panels and more. If you haven’t checked out the festival before, this is a great year to do so.

When: Until May 9th
Where: Online
Cost: $5+

Baby Animals and Blooms Days

Still trying to get in the spring mood? Well, you can head to Maris Farms to check out some blooms and super cute fluffy baby animals. If you ask us, that’s a sure way to have a great weekend. But this is your last weekend to check it out so don’t miss it!

When: May 8th & 9th
Where: 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy E
Cost: $16

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Pike Place Market Flower Festival

Need some spring blooms in your life? Be sure to head to Pike Place Market this weekend because you’ll be able to shop spring flowers from over 40 tents! All flowers come from King, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties and this is a great way to support local flower farmers and the market. Check it out!

When: May 8th & 9th
Where: 1501 Pike Pl
Cost: Varies

The Virtual Best of the Northwest Spring Market

This unique show features work from over 90 talented artists. It’s a great way to find a unique piece of art and help artists as well as the Northwest Art Alliance. We’re sure you’ll find something perfect for yourself or even as a gift for a friend. Be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until May 10th
Where: Online
Cost: Free/Varies

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

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: Until May 31st
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $5

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: Until May 31st
Where: Varies
Cost: $60+

We hope that the weather shapes up this weekend so that we can all get out there and enjoy some much-needed sun. With that, have a great weekend and we’ll catch you back here next week!