It’s March and that means it’s time to get out there and see what’s happening around the city. Before we know it the time will change, and the days will get longer. And with the arrival of spring, Seattle has plenty to do this month between live music, performances, and food & drink festivities.. Without further ado, here are the best things to do in and around Seattle this March.

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Emerald City Comic Con

Emerald City Comic Con is just around the corner for four days of comics, anime, gaming, entertainment, pop culture, and a star studded lineup that includes Chris Evans.

Comic Con lands at the Seattle Convention Center starting on February 29th until March 3rd.

When: February 29th until March 3rd, 2024
Where: 900 Pine St
Cost: $43+

Fall Out Boy & Jimmy Eat World

Due to overwhelming demand, GRAMMY Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide So Much For (Tour) Dust tour continues this year, with over 20 dates around the US. Lucky for us, Seattle is one of those dates! Jimmy Eat World is also on this bill.

When: Friday, March 1st, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Resale starts at $70

Winthrop Balloon Roundup

The Winthrop Balloon Roundup is scheduled to take place during the last few weeks of winter.

It’s important to note that all events are weather permitting. Balloons fly each morning at 6:45 AM, based on weather conditions. These conditions cannot be predicted in advance and Winthrop has its own micro-climate due to its location at the base of the Cascades. Balloons will stay in the air until about 9 AM each day, so this is an event worth staying in Winthrop for.

When: March 1st-3rd, 2024
Where: Winthrop, WA
Cost: Free, register here

The Seattle Japanese Garden

It’s time to celebrate the 2024 Garden opening! The Seattle Japanese Garden will have a Bamboo Flute Performance, as well as guided tours to kick off the season.

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Where: 1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East
Cost: $10

Real Estate

Having been a band for over 15 years, Real Estate as over a half-dozen records, so you never know what kind of set list you may get! They are on their Infinite Jangle Tour with Florry.

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Where:The Showbox, 1426 1st Avenue
Cost: $30+

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

Seattle Kraken

Cheer on the home team at Climate Pledge Area this March! The Kraken are home for 10 home games this month, playing teams like the Edmonton Oilers, The Winnipeg Jets, and Dallas Stars . Go, Kraken, Go!

When: Games throughout March
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Tickets starting at $70

Freakout Weekender

Looking for a full music weekend to kick off March? Freakout is bringing the Freakout Weekender with a stacked two-day lineup. Saturday’s includes Fuzz, Sgt. Papers, Plague Vendor, Niis, Jarv Dee, Strawberry Fuzz, Slaughterhouse, Dark Chisme, Emi Pop, Derv Gordon, So What, and Clean Lines.

On Sunday, you can check out Dehd, Boogarins, Nick Waterhouse, Levitation Room, Elis Paprika, Sistemas Inestables, Nada Rosa, Brent Amaker & The Rodeo, Midnight High, Rose Haze, and Shimmertraps.

When:  Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Where:  The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave
Cost:  $57.50+

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


Destroyer’s Dan Bejar is kicking off a 2024 solo tour in Seattle. Destroyer will be in town with Lightning Dust.

When: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Where: Tractor, 5213 Ballard Avenue NW
Cost: $54

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

Bad Bunny

Global recording artists Bad Bunny will be embarking on a 2024 Most Wanted Tour, and will be stopping in Seattle in March.

“Promising to bring fans an unparalleled spectacle in 2024, the Most Wanted Tour will give attendees a more intimate experience than his previous tour and give life to his latest studio production with the legendary and high-energy stage presence he’s known for,” states Climate Pledge’s website.

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $212+

The Paper Kites

Aussie indie band The Paper Kites formed back in 2009, and have released five studio albums and two EPs. They are touring their latest album, At the Roadhouse.

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
Where: The Neptune Theatre, 1303 Northeast 45th Street
Cost: $117

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

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is back! The rapper announced the Pink Friday 2 World Tour in support of her latest album Pink Friday 2.

When: Sunday, March 10th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $108+


LA’s pop rock band LANY is back in Seattle for their a beautiful blur: the world tour 2024. The best part, they’re not here for just one but two nights at the Paramount Theatre.

When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 & Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street

Cat Power

American singer-songwriter who gave us “Sea of Love” is bringing her enigmatic voice and sounds to The Moore Theatre this month.

When: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
Where: The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue
Cost: $46+

Taste Washington

Taste Washington 2024 returns in March, bringing together over 200 winemakers and 70 restaurants. The signature festival event, The Grand Tasting, takes place this year on March 16th and 17th at the Lumen Field Event Center.

Taste Washington’s festivities kick off on March 14th and will continue until the 24th, and visitors can choose from a variety of events showcasing the best in food and wine experiences.

When: March 14th to 24th, 2024
Where: Varies by event

Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift may not be coming back to Seattle for a concert soon, but there’s one way to sing along to her songs live. Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift has several upcoming concerts in the city, and one is in March.

If you haven’t heard of them before, Candlelight concerts “bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Seattle.”

When: Friday, March 15th, 2024
Where: Arctic Club Hotel, 700 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Cost: $40+

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

NEON HOLI Festival of Colors

For one night only, El Corazon, Seattle will be transformed into a glow-in-the-dark party full of vibrant colors and amazing music from across India and beyond.

When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
Where: El Corazón, 109 Eastlake Avenue East
Cost: $12.50+

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

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is brining his 2024 Standing Room Only Tour to Seattle!

Get ready to catch McGraw and Grammy® Award winning singer-songwriter Carly Pearce, who will join the Standing Room Only Tour on all dates as direct support.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $86+

Loud Luxury

Get ready to dance at the end of March as Canadian music production and DJ duo Loud Luxury take the stage at Showbox SoDo with GUDFELLA.

When: Friday, March 29th, 2024
Where: Showbox SoDo,1700 1st Avenue South
Cost: $40+


Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. You can expect gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, art contests, AMV’s, industry guests

When: Friday, March 29th, to Sunday, March 31st, 2024
Where: Seattle Convention Centre
Cost: $110 for membership

Have a great month!