Spring is just around the corner and March is already looking like a great month. If you’re trying to stay conscious of spending there’s still plenty of fun to be had around the city. Here are 12 of the best free & cheap things to do in Seattle this March.

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Sound Off! 2024 Showcase #3

MoPOP’s Sound Off! Showcase is a chance to check out “the next big thing in NW music as young artists from around the region take to the Sky Church stage for three nights of heart, guts, and glory.”

Artists on March 2nd include Rae, miacompactdisk, and King Zaae.

When:  Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Where:  Sky Church at MoPOP
Cost:  $5- $15

Northwest Record Show

If you love records, or collect them, there’s a show happening in March that you won’t want to miss. The Northwest Record Show is back in Seattle, bringing a lot of music-related collectibles to you!

When: Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
Where: Seattle Center Armory Food Court, 305 Harrison St
Cost: $2-$3 GA, $15 8 am admission

International Women’s Day

Head to the Discovery Center for a free, inspiring event in celebration of International Women’s Day featuring a powerful keynote address, networking, and creative exploration. Be sure to RSVP in advance.

When:  Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Where:  440 Fifth Ave. N.
Cost: Free

Free 1st Thursday Public Tour

The Washington Park Arboretum hosts free public tours on the first Thursday of each month. So kick off your March walking through seasonal themes, collections plants, and learn about the history of the organization.

When: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Where: The Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East
Cost: Free

Workout Wednesdays

Fitness-focused Seattleites will be able to attend weekly Workout Wednesdays Winter Fitness Sessions presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health which are being hosted at Seattle Center.

Best of all, the classes are drop in so there’s no need to book ahead. The classes being offered are yoga and Zumba both of which are open to all ages and experience levels.

When: Wednesdays now until April 3rd, from 6 PM-7 PM & 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Seattle Center Armory
Cost: Free

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Get some spring feels before spring! 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.

Besides its usual $6 entrance, there are free days at the Park and they are on the 1st Thursdays and 1st Saturdays of each month.

When: Throughout March, free days on March 7th and 9th
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: $6

The 2024 Seattle Golf Show 

The Seattle Golf Show is the can’t-miss event of the year for golfers! It is your first chance to see and swing clubs that will be big in 2024! You can also compete in skills contests, and there will be prizes. The family-friendly event will also have special areas for kids.

When: Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where:  Seattle Convention Center
Cost:  $17

Discover Pass Free Days

Washington State Parks typically has several “free days” each year, and 2024 is no exception. There will be two free days in March: March 9th for Billy Frank Junior’s Birthday, and March 19th for State Parks’ 111th Birthday.

When: March 9th and 19th, 2024
Where:  Washington State Parks
Cost:  Free

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day parade returns on March 16th, and it is intended as a tribute to St. Patrick and as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American tradition and heritage. It is is a family-friendly event.

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Where: Jefferson St & 4th Ave, Seattle
Cost:  Free

Irish Festival Seattle

Besides the parade, you can also check out the Irish Festival Seattle on the weekend of March 16th. Expect two-days of traditional music, step-dancing, lectures, genealogy workshops, Irish films, exhibits, displays, and more.

When: Saturday, March 16th, and Sunday, March 17th, 2024
Where:  Armory Food & Event Hall, 305 Harrison St
Cost:  Free

Seattle’s French Fest

This March, the Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle’s French Fest: A Celebration of French Speaking Cultures in partnership with France Education Northwest (FEN). The festival will have music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, film screenings, wine tastings, baguette tasting contest, and more.

You can also check out live performances on the main stage featuring traditional dance and music from French-speaking countries or in the French language.

When: Sunday, March 24th, 2024
Where:  Armory Food & Event Hall, 305 Harrison St
Cost:  Free

Fremont Sunday Market

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!