February is yet another month of expenses for many, between buying presents and dinners, it’s easy to spend quite a bit. If you’re looking to reign in on the spending but still have some fun, we have you covered. Here are 10 of the best free & cheap things to do in Seattle this February.
Snow and freezing temperatures are coming to our state’s wilderness. While winter might seem like the best time to stay indoors, it’s also the only time that you can see one of our state’s coolest natural wonders. Many of Washington’s waterfalls are frozen in time, waiting for you to explore.
Not everyone has the luxury of having a hot tub or access to local services like hot tub boats. But if you’re looking for a similar experience in Washington nature, that can be arranged. You can visit many of our state’s local hot springs for $10 or under with some even being free!
The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.
When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
SIFF’s Radical Film series returns this year with 5 weeks of incredibly films to enjoy. In February, guests can enjoy screenings and talks of Delving into Z (1969), Enter the Dragon (1973), Sholay (1975), Looking at My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), Once Were Warriors (1994), La Haine (1995), Wrapping up with City of God (2002), Under the Skin (2013), and Atlantics (2019).
When: Until February 15th
Where: 305 Harrison St
This local pop-up restaurant features a menu largely based on vegetables and grains. Every two weeks you can try an original menu with organic produce grown on the pop-up’s farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Other ingredients not grown on the farm are always sourced from farms across Washington and Oregon.
When: Every two weeks
Where: Varies by pick-up date
Cost: Varies by dish
If you’d like to try learning something new this month and have a library card, you’re in luck. The Seattle Public Library offers thousands of free courses that are accessible with your library card. From animation to business skills, they have it all.
A digital map allows you to pick and choose where you stop on the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Stop by small galleries, local businesses, and more on this monthly art walk.
When: January 12th/Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Compline Choir has been sung every Sunday since 1956 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Open to all, the evening choir is a great way to relax and unwind before the start of another week. It’s also a great excuse to have a look inside one of the hill’s most unique buildings.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 1245 10th Ave E
Winter might be here for a while but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little heat. The Volunteer Park Conservatory is open year-round and is full of beautiful tropical plants. It’s a great place to stroll with a date and enjoy a little peace and quiet in one of Seattle’s best parks.
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
The Fremont Market is truly a classic Seattle shopping experience and it happens year-round, rain or shine. It’s a great place to find antiques, vintage clothing, and much more.
When: Every Sunday
Where: Evanston Ave N & 34th St
Have a great month, and enjoy all of the free & cheap things to do in Seattle!