It’s April and that means it’s time to get out there and see what’s happening around the city. Seattle has plenty to do this month between live music, performances, food & drink events, and more. Without further ado, here are 29 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this April.
If you’re on TikTok it’s almost guaranteed that you know who Yeat is. The artist who is one of the app’s biggest musical stars is headed to Seattle this month for a show at WAMU Theater.
When: April 4th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
American singer, DJ, and producer Yaeji is headed to Seattle to play her blended style of house music and hip hop. Right now, it looks like most tickets are resale so you may have to pay a pretty penny to see her live.
When: April 8th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
It’s been a while since 100 Gecs has been making waves on the music scene, that being said they are coming to town. They have support from Machine Girl who is worth going to see in their own right.
When: April 10th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
John Mayer is in the rainy city playing all by his lonesome. The soft rock artist will be playing a mix of old hits as well as some new and unheard tunes.
When: April 11th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Tei Shi and Loyal Lobos will take over the Sunset Tavern this April with down-tempo music, a focus on vocals, and an overall chill evening.
When: April 19th
Where: 5433 Ballard Ave NW
Indie pop April? Say no more, Tennis is playing a night of relaxing and catchy tunes at the Paramount. There’s a decent amount of tickets left so you can choose to be above or closer to the stage.
When: April 21st
Where: 911 Pine St
Okay Kaya is another great concert option if you’re looking for something chill and relaxed. Her vocals and soft R&B-inspired tunes are sure to have you swaying in the venue.
When: April 25th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
This is obviously a big deal concert and as such it sold out quickly. That means you’re dealing with resale prices that are truly astronomical. Although, it may just be worth it to pay the $200+ if you’re a big fan.
When: April 29th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Arts & Culture
The Moisture Festival is back in a big way this year! With a new home at the Broadway Performance Hall, guests will get to enjoy an all-new experience. Watch varieté, cabaret, and more. It’s certainly one of the most unique things to do in Seattle when it comes to performance.
When: Until April 16th
Where: 1625 Broadway
While summer fairs may steal the show, The Spring Fair is absolutely worth checking out. It takes place at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and is full of cute baby animals, rides, eats and so much more. Don’t miss it as it’s only happening for a few weekends!
When: April 13th-16th & 20th-23rd
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
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: March 9th/Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
The Green Book Tour is a new self-guided history tour created by the soon-to-open Black & Tan Hall. It’s available both online and as an app depending on your needs. When taking the tour you’ll be transported back in time to the 1920s and 30s as you learn all about the Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses that operated along Seattle’s Jackson Street.
The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.
When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
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
Every other Saturday you can enjoy a 45-minute sound bath meditation at the Thompson Seattle led by Eric Isaac of Studio Evolve. Your class includes a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, and eye mask for your comfort. Loose-fitting, comfortable attire is encouraged. You may also bring your own mat, blanket, or pillow if preferred.
When: Until May 20th
Where: 110 Stewart St
Cost: $50 per person
Food & Drink
Celebrate the bounty of Spring in the iconic Garden Room at the Fairmont Olympic. This lavish brunch includes a Raw Bar, Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, Carving Stations, Salad Bar, Eggs Benny Station, and much more. Enjoy soulful sounds by a live Gospel music ensemble, and even photos with the Easter Bunny.
When: April 9th
Where: 411 University St
Cost: $95 per person
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
As we face colder temperatures, it’s time to head indoors and start your weekends off right with a tasty brunch. From classic offerings to experimental fusion dishes, these spots are worth a try. We’ve compiled a list of the best brunch spots to check out in Seattle this winter.
If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks in Seattle this weekend, heading to a local hotel is a great choice. Many of our city’s hotels have beautiful bars that also happen to be available to the public. Here are 5 of the swankiest hotel bars you can grab a drink at in Seattle.
Local natural wine shop and bar La Dive actually offers a monthly wine subscription! When you sign up you can choose between three different subscription options. The first option is two bottles a month for $42, then four bottles a month for $84, or six bottles a month for $120.
Comfort food is an easy choice when you’re hungry and looking for something to eat. It just so happens that Seattle has a ton of options scattered around the city with most of them being pretty affordable. From sweet to savory, we have some spots for you.
Outdoors & Adventure
Seattleites can enjoy the festival until April 2nd at various locations in the area. All in all, 70 U District businesses have come together to present special menus featuring a variety of cherry and blossom-themed food, drink, and even retail specials.
When: Until April 2nd
Where: University District
Treat yourself to a true culinary adventure this April as you explore a truffle patch with an expert and see the fascinating world of truffle hunting. After the hunt, you will get to return to Thompson Seattle to indulge in a decadent four-course truffle dinner, crafted by Chef Chris, accompanied by Washington wine pairings.
When: April 15th, 22nd & 29th
Where: 110 Stewart St
Cost: $450 per person
If you’ve ever wondered what the best hikes in Washington are, we have your answer. We took a look at AllTrails rankings and have compiled 10 of the state’s most popular hikes for you to enjoy.
Walking tours are cool and all but why not experience Seattle from a birds-eye view? Don’t worry, you don’t have to have a pilot’s license, instead, you can choose from one of several plane tours offered in and around the Seattle area.
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
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 other Wednesday
Need to take some time to get back in touch with yourself? You’re in luck because The Frye has a free, mindfulness meditation that you can attend on the first Wednesday of the month. It’s one of the most relaxing things to do in Seattle for sure.
Next, a trio of some “regular”, but still fun, options around the city. If working from home is getting a little old, then maybe check out our roundup of some of the best cafes in the city to get some work done.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
See? Look at all the things to do in Seattle! Have a great April.