We don’t know how it happened but it’s April! It feels good to say that spring is officially here and that we can all look forward to some much-needed, warmer weather. Until then, we’ll be getting out and about in the city and have some recommendations for you. Here are 25 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this April.

Gardening with the Seasons: Spring

Now that springs here there’s going to be a whole lot of gardening content coming your way. So if you happen to have a green thumb or garden that you’re working on, you might as well re-up your knowledge. This online class focuses on “seasonal growth patterns, and best tools and techniques”.

When: April 1st
Where: Online
Cost: $28

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: April 1st-31st
Where: Varies
Cost: $20-$50

Enjoy re-broadcasts of Seattle Symphony concerts

Sometimes we all get sick of the lo-fi hip hop beats playlist for our daily work-from-home grind. And that’s okay because Seattle Symphony re-broadcasts their amazing concerts for free. You can Shostakovich & Haydn in April and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in May.

When: April 2nd
Where: Online

French Macaron

Learning to make new food is always fun, especially when it’s something as unique as a macaron. So if you’ve been wanting to learn how to make pastries, this is a great place to start. Plus the class is in person and is COVID-19 safe thanks to mask-wearing, sanitizing, and social distancing.

When: April 3rd & 17th
Where: 10320 Kay Way, Mukilteo, WA
Cost: $65+

Watch something new on Netflix

With a new month comes new Netflix additions. So if you’re looking to watch something new you might as well see what’s coming to a computer screen near you soon. Who knows you might just find a new fave or spot an old classic.

When: Click above to see what’s coming to Netflix.

View a tour of the night sky

If you often find yourself pondering the night sky and solar system then you’ll probably enjoy this tour. It’s a free online Zoom presentation from Pacific Planetarium. You’ll get to fly around the night sky and you’ll get to learn all about the stars and planets.

When: First Friday of every month
Where: Online

Order Easter meals and more

If you’re celebrating Easter this year and don’t have a dinner planned you can always support a local restaurant by ordering from them. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites above and you can click here for spots offering treats. No matter which of these spots you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Visit the Museum of Museums

One of Seattle’s newest and also coolest museums just reopened. And right now they have some pretty cool shows on from local contemporary artists. So if you’re looking for a switch up from your regular museum trips definitely check out MoM.

Where: 900 Boylston Ave
Hours: Thursday & Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday 12 pm-10 pm, Sunday 12 pm-6 pm
Cost: $10


This online play from Act Theatre delves into the story of a true-crime obsessed high schooler. And things get a little more interesting as the main character exchanges letters with a man on death row. It’s a unique story and we think you’ll enjoy it.

When: Until April 4th
Where: Online
Cost: $38

Look for cherry blossoms

The time is getting near for cherry blossoms to start popping up across the city. And luckily, most neighborhoods have a few trees. But if you want to see concentrated blooms you can check out the list of spots we made. Plus some of them you can even view from home!

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Secret Admirer

This unique interactive play is one that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. And it’s premise revolves around friends reuniting digitally after 15 years through their favorite board game. So you can see how this whole story unfolds and also play along with the game.

When: Until April 4th
Where: Online
Cost: $25-$50

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Rep 4

If you haven’t watched the ballet in a while you should consider watching Rep 4. This mixed rep was choreographed for the screen and will be unlike anything you’ve seen from PNB before. So if you love the ballet, don’t is out because this is available for a limited time only.

When: April 1st-5th
Where: Online
Cost: $29-$39

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Seattle International Film Festival

The largest film festival in the country is back for its 47th year! It won’t quite be the same because it will be view from home but there’s still an amazing lineup as always and you won’t want to miss it. You can view 93 features and 126 shorts from 69 countries. Talk about options!

When: April 8th-18th
Where: Online
Cost: $75-$350

Art History Lecture Series with Rebecca Albiani

If you want to learn art history without breaking the bank on a college degree you can check out these lectures at the Frye Museum with Rebecca Albiani. This month you can check out class detailing Wine and Art
 as well as the WPA Murals
. Trust us, you’ll definitely learn a thing or two.

When: April 8th-22nd
Where: Online
Cost: $55

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

Bicycle Film Festival Seattle

Like bikes and film? If so, it turns out there’s a film festival just for you! The Bicycle Film Festival “has been celebrating bicycles through art, film, and music the last 20 years”. And this year you can catch tons of captivating shorts.  So be sure to check it out while you can.

When: April 9th-18th
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

Lumberton, Wash. at Greg Kucera Gallery

This show at Greg Kucera Gallery is by artist Joey Veltkamp and the show title makes reference to Lumberton, NC which is the setting of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. By that fact alone, you know that this show is interesting. And we highly recommend that you check it out as it also happens to be at one of the best galleries in the city.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 212 Third Ave S
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

National Park Week

If you live in the PNW chances are that you love the outdoors. And National Park Week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate just that. Plus you can gain free entrance to any National Park on April 17th! So be sure to plan ahead and take advantage of that amazing deal.

When: April 17th-25th, free park entrance on April 17th.

Fresh Mozzarella and Ricotta

If you like cheese, why not learn how to make your own? This in-person class will teach you how to make your very own delicious mozzarella and ricotta. And you don’t have to have any experience plus the ingredients are all provided. We think this is well worth checking out.

When: April 25th
Where: 1800 Yale Avenue
Cost: $46+

Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts

The Frye Art Museum is open again and you can check out Anastacia-Reneé’s exhibition. Her work is interdisciplinary and often focuses on poetry and performance. In this piece, you can see her work through gentrification and its effects on the body and home.

When: Until April 25th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
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: Until the end of April
Where: La Conner, Washington
Cost: Free/Varies

Visit a museum for free

If you have a Seattle Public Library card you can actually gain access to some of the city’s best museums for free! All you have to do is reserve your tickets ahead of time online and be sure to print them before you leave. Some of the museums you can visit include the Burke Museum, Nordic Heritage Museum, and Seattle Aquarium among others.

Plan a spring date

We recently made a list of some of our favorite spring date ideas and luckily for you, many of them are free! So whether you’re looking for a simple day date or a longer getaway, we have some ideas that you can definitely turn into free or cheap options.

Where: click above to see our picks.

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

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this April. as you can see there’s a lot to do from home and a lot of amazing art’s related events to check out. So get out there and see something new! Just please remember to wear your masks, social distance and of course wash your hands. We still need to do our part in keeping our community safe from COVID-19. With that, have a great April!