It’s (almost) May and that means it’s time to get out there and see what’s happening around the city this spring! Seattle has plenty to do this month between live music, performances, comedy shows, food & drink experiences… But did we mention all the concerts?! Without further ado, here are 30 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this May.

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Seattle Mariners

It’s MLB season and the Mariners have several home games this May. Kicking off the month with the Atlanta Braves, then will also be facing the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, then end the month with the L.A. Angels. Be sure to check out all the new food while there! There are also several Mariners Value Games with $10 tickets.

When: Games throughout May
Where:  T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave S.
Cost: $10+

Justin Timberlake

He’s bringing sexy back! Justin Timberlake is embarking on a ‘The Forget Tomorrow World Tour’, and will have two concert dates in Seattle this May.

When: Thursday, May 2nd, and Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $70.50+

Sponsored Pick: Salish Lodge & Spa

Make free time your new flex. Salish Lodge & Spa is a stunning boutique lodge and spa located just outside of Seattle and surrounded by stunning wilderness. Listen to the sound of rushing water while you get a massage, or eat freshly made dishes complemented by natural honey produced by onsite honeybees – we’re not kidding! The Salish Lodge & Spa is proudly owned by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and perched atop the sacred Snoqualmie Falls. It’s a natural paradise with everything you need to forget your worries and be fully present.

When: Open daily
Where: 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, Washington
Cost: Price varies by room and time of booking

Machos, Tacos & Tequila

Calling all taco & Tequila lovers! Check out this Seattle Cinco De Mayo celebration: Machos, Tacos & Tequila. You can expect an exciting Mexican wrestling extravaganza in the Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.

When: Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Where:  Snoqualmie Casino,, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie
Cost: $49.99+

The Bloody Mary Festival

Calling all Bloody Mary enthusiasts! Get ready to sip, savor, and snack your way through Seattle’s Bloody Mary Festival this spring.

On Saturday, May 4th, the Seattle Centre Exhibition Hall will transform into a paradise for lovers of this beloved tomato cocktail.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street
Cost: $60.73+

Sponsored Pick: Mother’s Day Brunch

Mom deserves the best. So take her out for an unforgettable brunch buffet with fantastic food, live classical music, and some seriously swanky ambiance. The Westin Bellevue is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch buffet truly worthy of the guests of honour. There will be specialty cocktails, food for feasting, a floral wall photo booth, and classical musicians prepared to dazzle. There are two seatings to choose from, but tickets will sell out fast, so don’t wait if this sounds like something your mom would love!

When: Sunday, May 12th, 10 AM-12 PM or 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: The Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way Northeast Bellevue
Cost: $109 per adult ticket

Circus Escape Room

This May, you can check out an interactive circus escape room, as well as a chance to try out flying trapeze yourself! Carnival Umbra says it breaks the mold of traditional escape rooms, and it’s in town for one day only.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Emerald City Trapeze Arts, 2702 6th Ave S
Cost:  $75

Bombay Bicycle Club

The British indie rock band known for their eclectic sound, Bombay Bicycle Club are back on tour. Their North America Headline Tour is coming to the Showbox SoDo, with support from Gengahr.

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Where: Showbox SoDo, 1426 1st Avenue
Cost: $40+

Belltown Bloom

Belltown Bloom is bringing two days of music to Seattle in May. This awesome lineup includes Aluna and TOKiMONSTA. Not a bad way to spend a spring weekend.

When: Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $65+

Ben Schwartz & Friends

Ben Schwartz has published four books and written television shows and movies for many major studios, including the recent Universal Pictures’ horror comedy RENFIELD. And you can catch him in Seattle this May.

When: Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $45+

Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders are also back on the field this month! They have several home games including against LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Real Salt Lake.

When: May 5th, 18th, and 29th
Where: Lumen Field
Cost: $18.75+

Seattle Storm

Another sports team, WNBA’s Seattle Storm are in the city this month! They will wrap preseason games on May 7th, and have regular season games on May 14th, 22nd, and 25th.
When: May 7th, 14th, 22nd, and 25th
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $25+

Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark is back and you can enjoy eating with heightened senses of taste and smell because you will be blindfolded! This dinner includes a secret three-course menu.

When: Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Where: 701 5th Avenue 75th floor
Cost: $72

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

It is SIFF season! The Seattle International Film Festival is celebrating 50 years, so get ready to celebrate “SIFFTY Years of Surprising Cinema” at theatres and venues across the city.

When: Thursday, May 9th to 19th, 2024
Where: Varies
Cost: $17.50+

Matt Rife

Matt Rife is one of the fastest growing comedians through his viral content and remarkable engagement on TikTok. He is known to sell-out comedy clubs and theatres around the country, and now the Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour, is making its way to Seattle for four shows over two days.

When: Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $49.50+

Melanie Martinez

Multi-Platinum alternative-pop phenom Melanie Martinez is taking off on The Trilogy Tour in 2024. The tour will include hits from all three of her groundbreaking albums: Cry Baby, K-12, and Portals.

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge
Cost: $120+

16th Annual Flower Festival

If you love flowers, this annual festival is one you won’t want to miss this spring. The 16th Annual Flower Festival is returning to Pike Place Market in May.

Each year, the annual Flower Festival takes place over Mother’s Day weekend, and features the beauty and diversity of flowers in the Pacific Northwest.

When: Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where: Pike Place Market, 85 Pike Street
Cost: Free to attend

Northwest Railway Museum- Train Excursions

What’s nicer than a little spring train excursion? This May, you can enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot. The scenic train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley aboard historic rail equipment kick off at the end of April, and is a great Mother’s Day afternoon. You can choose between two different train options.

When: Saturday and Sundays
Where: North Bend Depot: 205 E McClellan Street, North Bend, WA and Snoqualmie Depot: 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie WA
Cost: $14-$28


Bonsai-fans and bonsai-curious, listen up! The Pacific Bonsai Museum’s fifth BonsaiFEST! is happening this May. Check out hundreds of beautiful bonsai in an enchanting, woodsy setting. Taking place during Mother’s Day weekend, there will be pop-up shopping, kids activities, food trucks, and more!

When: Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where: Pacific Bonsai Museum, 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way
Cost: Admission is free, with a $12 suggested donation

Art Battle Seattle

At Art Battle, you can watch talented artists battle it out in three rounds of 20-minute masterpieces, all created with open materials. Pieces get auctioned off, and one winner gets crowned at the end of the night.

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 Northwest 57th Street, Seattle
Cost: $15+

Rolling Stones

If you love The Rolling Stones and have always wanted to see them perform live, the iconic rock band is back on the road in 2024 with a new North American tour celebrating the release of their newest album, Hackney Diamonds.

Released in October of 2023, the album marks the 24th British and 26th American studio album by the famed English band.

On the tour, The Rolling Stones will also perform all of their most popular hits, from “Start Me Up” and “Gimme Shelter” to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” This is probably one of the biggest concerts in Seattle this spring!

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field
Cost: $94.50+

LCD Soundsystem

Earlier this year, the legendary LCD Soundsystem announced their “Kinda Tour 2024”, which has not one, or two, but four nights in Seattle this May!

When: Thursday, May 15th, to May 19th 2024
Where: Paramount Theatre
Cost: $150

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival

Looking for live music and a night market in Everett this spring? Look no further than the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, which is now in its 11th year! It brings together the best in original music, local food, and handmade wares. The Night Market is free to attend.

When: Friday, May 16th to May 18th, 2024
Where:  Kings Hall at APEX Art and Culture Center
Cost: $24.72

Seattle Beer Week

Love beers? Well, May is bringing “the greatest celebration of all things BEER in the greater Seattle Area.” Expect a Pilsner Party and a Brew-wing Competition throughout this week.

When: Friday, May 16th, to Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day

If you’re looking to clear out some clutter, or replace your old gear with some one-of-a-kind treasure, you’ll want to mark May 18th on your calendar, Seattle! Because that’s when the PhinneyWood Garage Sale Day, Flea Market & Recycling Event returns.

When: May 18th, 2024
Where: Phinney Center: Lower Parking Lot, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Cost: Free to attend

U District Street Fair

The U District Street Fair returns for its 53rd year, and it’s a celebration of local art, music, and culture that brings together artists, performers, and vendors from all over the region.

The Fair takes place over two days on University Way aka “The Ave.” The fair takes over 10 blocks-with arts and crafts, live music, and over 40 food trucks and booths.

When: Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Where: University Way
Cost: Free

Belle and Sebastian

This May, you can listen to the sweet sounds of Belle and Sebastian. The North American Tour, Spring 2024, wraps in Seattle with The Weather Station.

When: Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Where: Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue
Cost: $39.50

Billy Joel

For the first time in Seattle in 8 years, the legend Billy Joel is coming back for a huge show at T-Mobile Park. Get ready for one loud sing-a-long here!

When: Friday, May 24th, 2024
Where: T-Mobile Park
Cost: $105+

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam announced the Dark Matter World Tour earlier this year, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Known for global hits like “Black,” “Jeremy,” “Alive,” and “Just Breathe,” Pearl Jam has over 30 years of live performances under their belt, after forming right here in Seattle in 1990. Since then, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have put out 12 studio albums and countless live concert bootlegs, with their newest album “Dark Matter” was released on April 19th. Also one of the biggest concerts coming to Seattle in May!

When: Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $182+

Russ, 6LACK, and Melii

Multi-platinum artist Russ announced his 2024 ‘It was you all along’ tour across North America, featuring 6LACK and Melii on all dates. The tour tour kicks off on Friday, May 31 right here in Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena.

When: Friday, May 31st, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost:  $34+

Have a great May, Seattle!