It’s officially March, and there are plenty of things to do in Seattle. That being said sometimes you want to keep things on a budget and we get it. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best free and “cheap” things to do in Seattle this March.

Seattle Arts & Lectures Presents: Mira Jacob

Listen to Mira Jacob in conversation with SAL as she talks about her graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. The book features Jacob’s response to timely and pointed questions raised by her six-year-old son, Zakir.

When: March 8th
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

Enjoy pastries from Seattle’s newest bakeries

In need of a sweet treat? You’re in luck because Seattle actually has a ton of new bakeries. From full menus to specialized pastries and cakes these new spots have you covered. Here are the best new bakeries to check out in Seattle this March.

Virtual Silent Reading Party

For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$20

Take in the last days of winter

We know that most of you are probably very ready for winter to be over. The good news is that winter ends in just a bit over a month. Now that being said, it also means that some of the best winter activities you can partake in will be a thing of the past until next year. From hiking to exploring towns there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on until next season.

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.

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Visit Seattle’s NFT Museum

Seattle is now home to the world’s very first NFT Museum which opened earlier this year. Right now you have the opportunity to check out the museum’s very first show so why not enjoy a slice of art history?

Where: 2125 1st Ave
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12 pm- 5 pm
Cost: $15

Holi Festival of Colors 2022

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Phinney Center through India’s Holi festival. You’ll get to run around and throw colored powder at your family, friends, and strangers. It’s sure to be one of the most fun and unique ways in which you’ve celebrated spring.

When: March 26th
Where: 6615 Dayton Ave N
Cost: $12

Visit a frozen waterfall

Spring is just a month away so it’s prime time to enjoy the winter hiking in Washington. One of the coolest natural wonders you can see this time of year is frozen waterfalls. That means you don’t have to chase these waterfalls (get off our back, TLC) since they’re already frozen in time, waiting for you to explore.

Buy some seeds and start a garden

Spring is almost here and if you happen to have a green thumb, chances are that you’re looking forward to planting your spring garden. Whether you need planting containers, tools, seeds, or more, there are several great places worth visiting around the city. We’ve compiled a list of spots for you that are sure to have plenty of seeds to keep your garden costs low.

Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell

The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright bright, happy, and fun pieces.

When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

See, lots of free and cheap things to do in Seattle this March. Get out there and have some fun, we’ll catch you back here in April.