Well, folks, it’s a new month and that means lots of new things to do. And if you’re not looking to break the bank on new experiences we have you covered. Here are 16 of the best free or cheap things to do in Seattle this March.

Plants on Islands: Insights Into Flora of the San Juan Islands

If you happen to be a fan of the San Juan Islands then you don’t want to miss out on this talk. You’ll get to hear from Peter Dunwiddie all about the species of flora that grow across the islands. And while it’s niche, we know that at least a few of you will be fascinated by the super unique talk.

When: March 4th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Jack Halberstam with Radhika Govindrajan, María Elena García, and Chadan Reddy

This all-star lineup of professors will be discussing Halberstam’s newest book Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. The talk will cover issues like the human condition, sexuality, wildness, and a whole lot more. This book has already received quite a bit of praise so we have a feeling it’ll be a great talk.

When: March 4th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Meaningful Movies Virtual Lunch Tuesdays

If you haven’t heard of the Meaningful Movies Project, it’s pretty cool. It focuses on “the power of social justice documentary film and conversation to build positive and meaningful community”. This virtual weekly lunchtime check-in is led by Dr. Kriss Kevorkian of Gig Harbor. So if you want to connect to a new community while learning this might just be for you.

When: Every Tuesday at 12 pm
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Virtual Opening Shinto Blessing at Seattle Japanese Garden

The Seattle Japanese Garden is reopening soon and you can partake in the virtual Shinto blessing of the garden from home. So whether you love this garden or have never been, this is a unique opportunity to view the garden’s yearly welcome back ceremony.

When: March 7th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Hit the road for some serious beauty

Washington has some pretty incredible landscapes, and heading for a drive doesn’t cost much other than gas! So, if you’re needing the simplest way to both explore AND save money, we’d have to say taking a scenic drive near Seattle should be at the top of your list. Pack some snacks and make it a picnic roadie for bonus points.

Virtual: bi-monthly BIMA videos showcase three-dimensional art books

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has a pretty cool online program discussing art books! So if that’s something you’re into we highly suggest that you check out their YouTube channel which releases new videos on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Plus you can watch all their old episodes as well!

When: Anytime/Until April 3rd
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Enjoy some winter activities

Winter will be over before you know it, so take the opportunity to check out some of the best winter-centric events and things to do around the city. Because we all want spring to be here but before you know it you’ll find yourself missing the cooler months.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Visit the Henry

We don’t know about you guys but the Henry is one of our favorite galleries in the city. And right now they have 6 different exhibitions for you to check out. So we highly recommend that you visit them as entry is free and the art is always excellent. But with that in mind, be sure to donate if you can.

When: Reopening March 6th
Where: 15th Avenue NE + NE 41st Street
Cost: Free, donations appreciated

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Visit the Price Sculpture Forest

If you’re planning on taking a drive up North then you should head to Coupeville to check out the Price Sculpture Forest. This relatively new public art sculpture park opened earlier in 2020 and is one family’s way to conserve land and share it with the public. So go see some art and a beautiful natural forest.

When: Anytime
Where: 678 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA
Cost: Free

See what’s new on Netflix

Sure this technically requires a subscription fee but chances are you already have it or you have a friend who is willing to give you their password. So with that in mind, treat yourself to a good streaming session this month. After all there a bunch of new additions to check out.

Where: Click above to see everything coming to Netflix.

40th Anniversary Exhibition at Linda Hodges Gallery

One of Seattle’s classic galleries is celebrating 40 years! So in honor of that, they’re featuring artists who have supported them over the years. It’s a great opportunity to see some amazing paintings and more for a limited time.

When: March 4th-27th
Where: 316 First Ave S
Cost: Free

La Conner Daffodil Festival

Spring is almost here and that means flower festivals will be happening very soon. One of the first that you can check out is the La Conner Daffodil Festival which takes place throughout the month of March. So take the time and drive through the area to see some of the beautiful fields. And of course, be sure to buy a few daffodil bundles!

When: Throughout March
Where: La Conner, Washington
Cost: Free/Varies

Frye Boren Banner Series

This is a new initiative from the Frye Art Museum to showcase artists from the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is displayed on a massive 16×20 banner on the East facade of the museum for all to see. So if you want to check out some art you can visit and see Marilyn Montufar’s piece Ronnie and Cleveland (2006).

When: Until April 11th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
Cost: Free

Compline Choir

This one might seem a little out there but it’s been a Seattle Sunday tradition since 1956. So if you want to listen to some beautiful live singing from the comfort of home, this is pretty much the way to do it. Plus you can hear podcasts with past concerts if you’re really feeling it.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Parable of Gravity

MadArt is back with another amazing show. This time its featuring work from Seattle-based artist Casey Curran. The show centers around large sculptures and the possible futures of Earth. Keep in mind it’s viewable by appointment only.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 325 Westlake Ave N
Cost: Free, by appointment only

Check out the cherry blossoms

With spring rolling in that means one pretty big thing here in Seattle, and that’s the arrival of stunning cherry blossoms in and around the city! This year is going to be different than most, with a variety of events and spots either altered or cancelled, but there are still a ton of amazing ways to see cherry blossoms for free in Seattle.

That’s what we have for you when it comes to the best free or cheap things to do in Seattle this March. As you can tell you have a lot of great opportunities to see art this month. So we hope you safely get out there and check out at least a few of the events on this list. Have a great month folks!JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=