How’s April treating you so far, Seattle? We still have half of a month ahead of us and there’s plenty to do and see. From live performances to concerts, eats, shopping, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Tour Seattle’s most “Instagrammable” chocolate shop

Theo’s Chocolate just ranked the second most Instagrammable chocolate shop in the nation. You can actually tour the factory and on your tour, you’ll discover the origins of cacao, see how they craft their chocolate from scratch in, and learn about their close partnerships with their farmers.

When: Tours daily
Where: 3400 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $14

Head to a local nursery and get your spring garden started

Chances are after the long winter, your garden is patiently waiting for a little TLC. The time is now to get out there and start getting your seeds and starts organized for a great season of gardening. To make things even better, Seattle and the surrounding area have tons of great gardening stores and we’ve listed them out for you.

Try a James Beard Award-nominated restaurant

The James Beard Award nominees were just announced and 5 local spots made the cut! If you’re looking to dine out this week you might as well get out there and see for yourself what makes these restaurants so good.

Dine at the next Lark alumni dinner

Lark’s next alumni dinner series takes place this week and features Wiley Frank and Poncharee Kounpungchart of Little Uncle, David Gurewitz and Kate Opatz of La Dive, and Rachel Marshall of Rachel’s Ginger Beer.

When: April 20th
Where: 952 E Seneca St
Cost: $120 per person

Go for a walk in the park

Not just any old park, but one of Seattle’s spectacularly scenic gardens. Our city has a ton of them scattered around the city and many happen to be free. Whether you want to go near or far we have plenty of options for you.

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Tei Shi & Loyal Lobos

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
Cost: $25

The Spring Fair

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 20th-23rd
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $12-$14


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
Cost: $28+

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 21
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Check out the cherry blossoms

The cherry blossoms only bloom once a year! Don’t take them for granted and treat yourself to a little post-work walk among the beautiful blooms. There are trees all across the city and we went ahead and made a list of all the spots worth visiting.

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