How’s May treating you so far? From concerts to eats, opportunities to get outdoors, and more. Get ready to have some fun because this weekend is packed. Here are 11 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend!

Molchat Doma

Molchat Doma is a Belarusian post-punk band that has gained a global following partially thanks to TikTok and also due to the band’s moody and atmospheric sound. With a distinctive mix of driving basslines, icy synths, and brooding vocals, Molchat Doma creates music that evokes a sense of nostalgia and longing while also feeling unmistakably modern.

When: May 12th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $46+

Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Bonnie “Prince” Billy aka Will Oldham has a career spanning over two decades. He’s established himself as a master of alt-country, folk, and Americana music. His music often deals with themes of love, loss, and spirituality, delivered with a distinctive voice and an intimate, stripped-down sound.

When: May 13th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $35+

Baby Animals and Blooms at Maris Farms

This event is centered around a blooming tulip field and a barn full of the cutest and cuddliest baby animals. From fluffy bunnies to playful piglets, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with these adorable creatures. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to take one home!

When: May 13th & 14th
Where: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley, WA
Cost: $18

Head to a farmer’s market

Beyond the normal all-season markets, you can now also check out the Columbia City Market which is the newest addition to the year-round crew. During both winter and spring, you’ll be able to find it every second Saturday before it returns to weekly hours during the summer and fall.

Attend the Artist of Colour Expo

The Artist of Colour Expo returns for its fifth annual event this May. You can immerse yourself in a two-day, jam-packed expo that dives into the world of creativity and colour. Explore art exhibits, live performances, workshops, film screenings, artist talks and even an art market by BIPOC individuals in the community. Head on down and immerse yourself in the world of creativity, community and culture.

When: Saturday, May 20th –  Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 & Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98144
Cost: Recommended $10 donation

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Watch the Seattle Kraken game

The Kraken are still in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and need all the home support they can get. Our team plays at home, at Climate Pledge Arena this Saturday so be sure to watch. Or if you don’t want to head to the arena you can always head to a local sports bar.

When: May 13th
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $180+

Marsden Hartley: An American Nature

One of Seattle’s best museums just so happens to be free! Head to the Frye to see works from American modernist artist Marsden Hartley. His works responded to the “Depression-era cultural and commercial desire for all things homegrown”

When: Until May 21st
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

SIFF 2023

The festival takes place over several weeks, during which audiences have the chance to attend film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops. Special events are also a highlight of the festival, such as the opening and closing night galas, which bring together filmmakers, actors, and audiences for a night of celebration and fun.

When: Until May 21st
Where: Online & In person
Cost: Varies by pass

Stroll through a local garden

Seattle and the surrounding area are full of amazing, accessible gardens that you can enjoy. Some are free to visit and some require admission. Whether you’re looking for spring blooms, local history or unique landscapes, these gardens have you covered.

Go whale watching

Elevate your spring weekend adventure by trying to spot a whale or two. Washington happens to have a whole bunch of amazing places to catch glimpses of orca whales and other local sea life.

Go for a spring hike

Now that spring is officially here, there’s no better time to hit the trails. Of course, we went ahead and created a list of some of the best hikes that you can check out both near and far from the city.

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great weekend!