Welcome to November, Seattle! Fall is well underway 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 socials, and holiday festivities. Without further ado, here are 53 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this November.



Serpentwithfeet, is a genre-defying artist, who conjures ethereal soundscapes and poetic narratives that transcend conventional boundaries. His music is both haunting and angelic, with blends of R&B, gospel, and plenty of experimentation.

When: Wednesday, November 1st
Where: 1932 2nd Ave
Cost: $22.50

Faye Webster

Faye Webster’s indie folk sounds paint a sonic landscape with lyrical authenticity and vulnerability. Her soulful vocals and candid songwriting blend folk, alt-country and R&B for a unique and unforgettable sound.

When: Thursday, November 2nd
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $133+

Freakout Festival

Freakout Festival takes place Thursday, November 2nd until Sunday, November 5th. Some of this year’s artists include The Gories, The Spits, and Acid Tongue. That being said, you’ll have no shortage of new bands to discover.

When: Thursday, November 2nd-Sunday, November 5th
Where: Multiple venues around Seattle
Cost: $45+

Burna Boy

Nigerian afro-fusion artist Burna Boy is headed to Climate Pledge Arena. Get ready for an evening of melded sounds and upbeat lyricism, all culminating for an energetic evening of listening and dancing.

When: Sunday, November 5th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $69.50+


Iconic rock legends KISS are known for their flaming (literally) sets paired explosive performances and iconic makeup. With over four decades of rock ‘n’ roll, they remain one of the genre’s most identifiable bands.

When: Monday, November 6th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $54+

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is known for his introspective lyricism and storytelling through the genre of hip-hop. His evolution from the Odd Future collective to solo prominence has solidified him as an influential force in the rap sphere.

When: Monday, November 6th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $55+

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils dream-pop melodies create hazy soundscapes that wash over listeners like ocean waves, hence the name… Their music embodies nostalgia and contemplation, for a perfectly chill evening of listening. They will also be joined by Turnover.

When: Wednesday, November 8th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $51+

Travis Scott

Travis Scott is well known for many reasons at this point. He is of course, a well known rapper and his show at Climate Pledge Arena is in support of his latest album.

When: Wednesday, November 8th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $77+

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Fugees: Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniv. Tour

Lauryn Hill needs no introduction as an iconic trailblazer in the music world. Her tales of love, empowerment, and social commentary have capitivated listeners for decades. What’s more, tickets are still available and not yet at resale prices.

When: Thursday, November 9th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $69.50+


No it’s not 2008, it is in fact 2023 and the Jonas Brothers are touring. The brothers will be at Climate Pledge Arena, so if you’re up for some dancing, you can check it out and enjoy singing all of your favorite boy bands catchy tunes.

When: Friday, November 10th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $59.95+

Nessa Barrett

TikTok’s Nessa Barrett blends easy going melodies with pop-rock sounds for catchy music that’s understandably popular. Her tickets are currently resale, however, said resale prices remain relatively low.

When: Wednesday, November 15th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $61+


Seattleites have a rare chance this month to hear one of the PNW’s most iconic and influential grunge rock bands. Mudhoney’s Saturday show on November 18th is sold out, however, there are still tickets for the Sunday show. The band will be joined by Hooveriii and dare we say this is one of the most iconic concerts in Seattle this November.

When: Sunday, November 19th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $30

Built To Spill

Built to Spill are without a doubt pioneers of indie rock. Their music is loved by many with relatable lyricism supported by melody and distortion that creates an unforgettable sound.

When: Friday, November 24th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $54+

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series, there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, Hans Zimmer, and even Bad Bunny.

When: Thursday, October 12th-Thursday, December 21st
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $40+


Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays is comprised of five events this year including Shop Small Saturday, Glorious Lights of West Seattle Festival (GLOWS), Cocoa and Coat Drive, Holiday Art Walk and Selfies with Santa in the Holiday Spirit Room.

When: Select dates, November 25th-December 16th
Where: The Junction, West Seattle
Cost: Free/Varies

Village of Lights Christmastown

Village of Lights Christmastown comes to life on Friday, November 24th, and runs until Sunday, December 24th. So visitors can expect to see Leavenworth lit up nightly for a total of 30 days.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th
Where: Leavenworth, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

The Polar Express

It’s family-friendly fun for everyone as you listen to The Polar Express, sip cocoa, and have a visit with Santa aboard the Chehalis Centralia Railroad. You’ll experience the magic of the story for yourself as you are gifted a bell and the characters from the story come to life.

When: Wednesday, November 11th-Saturday, December 23rd
Where: 1101 SW Sylvenus St, Chehalis, WA 98532
Cost: $60+ per person

Holiday Magic at The Fair

This enchanting “Holiday Magic at the Fair” takes place at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Guests are invited to take a “wonder-filled stroll through magical lights, festive displays, and holiday joy.”

When: Begins Friday, December 1st until 23rd, 2023
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: TBA,

Lights of Christmas

The Lights of Christmas is a dazzling holiday world that you are invited to enjoy both from your car and on the ground. Your journey can take about 30 minutes up to 1-1.5 hours, depending on if you choose to visit any of the activity stops.

When: November 24th-26th & 30th, December 1st-3rd, 7th-10th, 14th-17th, 20th-23rd, 26th-30th, 2023
Where: 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA
Cost: $32-$60

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park

“Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park is the largest holiday drive-through display in the Northwest,” according to Pierce County. The experience features “nearly 300 elaborate displays and thousands of sparkling lights” on a two-mile drive along Spanaway Lake.

When: Friday, November 17th-Sunday, November 19th & Friday, November 24th-Monday, January 1st 2024
Where: 14905 Bresemann Boulevard South, Spanaway, WA
Cost: $15+


This year is the 46th Annual Julefest where you can partake in and enjoy an authentic Nordic holiday experience. It takes place in the heart of Ballard and is modeled after traditional outdoor Christmas markets that are found in Nordic countries.

When: Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th
Where: 2655 NW Market Street
Cost: $10 for general

Snowflake Lane

Beginning on Friday, November 24th, onlookers can experience the wonder of Snowflake Lane through an array of dazzling lights, and festive music in Bellevue’s complimentary nightly parade of holiday floats. You’re invited to line the sidewalks between Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square from NE 4th to NE 8th Streets every night at 7 PM.

When: Friday, November 24th-Sunday, December 24th
Where: Bellevue Way between NE 4th Street and NE 8th Streets
Cost: Free/Varies


Starting Friday, November 10th you can explore the zoo like never before. WildLanterns is a lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest due to its specific focus on nature and animals. No matter how old you are, you’re sure to be wowed by the size and diversity of the hand-crafted displays.

When: Friday, November 10th-Sunday, January 14th, 2024
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $29.95-$36.95+

Magic in the Market

This year’s Magic in the Market at Pike Place takes place on Saturday, November 25th. There’s a wide range of activities and festive attractions for people of all ages to enjoy. You can check out classic events like photos with Santa, cookie decorating, and live holiday music. From 5 PM-6 PM, you can also watch the annual tree lighting ceremony and see the Market transform into a holiday wonderland.

When: Saturday, November 25th
Where: Pike Place Market
Cost: Free/Varies

Arts & Culture

Hmong New Year

Seattle Hmong New Year is presented in partnership with the Hmong Association of Washington (HAW). The festival “celebrates the end of the harvest season with intricate clothing, dance, food, and more.”

When: Saturday, November 4th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free/Varies

The Moth StorySLAM

On the first Thursday of each month, Seattleites can check out the Moth StorySLAM. Each month has a different story theme so you’ll experience something new and truly unique each time.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N
Cost: $15

Teatro ZinZanni at Lotte Hotel

Teatro ZinZanni works with artists from around the globe to create dinner shows that are a “unique celebration of cirque, comedy, and cabaret.” ZinZanni’s original brand of “love, chaos, and dinner” will be evident in their limited-time residence at the Lotte Hotel.

When: Thursday, October 12th-Sunday, March 31st
Where: 809 5th Ave
Cost: $119+

Capitol Hill Art Walk

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: Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: Free

Diwali at Seattle Center

If you’re unfamiliar, Diwali is a traditional cultural celebration that is practiced throughout India each fall. According to the Seattle Center, “It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.”

When: Saturday, November 11th, 12 PM-6 PM
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free

Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

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
Cost: Free

Silent Reading Party: In-Person

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
Cost: $8-$40

Food & Drink

Seattle Restaurant Week

Seattle Restaurant Week invites diners to explore a diverse selection of local foods over the course of two weeks. Participating restaurants, bars, cafes, food trucks, and pop-ups are offering curated menus for $20, $35, $50, and $65 across the city.

When: Sunday, October 22nd-Saturday, November 4th
Where: Participating restaurants across Seattle
Cost: $20-$65+

Black Lagoon at Rob Roy

Rob Roy describes their new bar pop-up as “a dark celebration for those who revel in the mysterious and bizarre” a place “where guests can transport themselves to a world that blurs that line between reality and the supernatural.”

When: Tuesday, September 26th-Saturday, November 4th
Where: 2332 2nd Ave
Cost: Varies

Three Sacks Full Dinner Pop-Up

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

Enjoy some comfort food

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.

Head to your local farmer’s market

Fall is prime time for making all sorts of cozy meals. There aren’t many places better than your local farmers market to pick up fresh produce, dairy, meat, and other locally made products.

When: Weekly and on weekends
Where: Locations across the city
Cost: Varies

Outdoors & Adventure

Head to a local garden

Seattle is lucky to have tons of beautiful gardens located across the city that you can visit for free or very affordably. Whether you’re looking to see rare plants, native plant displays, or fall colors, these gardens have something for you.

Check out Washington’s best places for fall views

Looking for stunning fall colors and beautiful places to welcome the new season? We have you covered with a list of the best places to see fall colors and views in Washington.

Visit one of the nation’s largest public telescopes

If you’re into stargazing then get excited because one of the nation’s largest public telescopes is right here in Washington. Goldendale Observatory is worth the trip to the Columbia River Gorge, and it just so happens to be free to visit. Just make sure you make your reservations in advance.

Where: 1602 Observatory Drive, Goldendale, WA
Hours: October-March, Friday-Sunday 2 PM-4 PM & 7 PM-10 PM

Soak in a hot tub boat

Looking to stay warm this fall? Seattle’s Lake Union has two different hot tub boat rental companies. You can’t go wrong with either and they both have their own unique offerings.

Free entrance day at National Parks

On Saturday, November 11th, adventurous individuals can visit any of the nation’s National Parks for free in honor of Veterans Day. According to the National Park Service, there are over 400 National Parks in the US and 3 are in Washington including Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier.

When: Saturday, November 11th

Walk up the Volunteer Park Watertower

If you’re heading to Capitol Hill, you can check out the Volunteer Park Watertower. Two interior stairways spiral up opposite sides of the standpipe and lead to an observation deck. From the deck you can see parts of Capitol Hill, downtown, the Space Needle, Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Where: 1247 15th Ave E
Hours: Park hours: 6 AM-10 PM, Water tower hours: 10 AM-Dusk

Head to a hot spring

Looking to warm up this fall? You might as well try heading to a local hot spring. You can choose between hiking in or heading to already set-up pools and tubs. Of course, we have the best options covered for you.

Try one of Washington’s best hikes

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. If you’re curious, we’ve also detailed Washington’s favorite hike – also from AllTrails users.

Take a tour over the city

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.


Go ice skating

There are several places to go ice skating in and around Seattle this November. Prices vary by rink and skate time. You can also choose between renting skates or bringing your own. Of course, we’ve created a list of some of the best spots to check out.

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

Autumn Movie Nights

The Freeway Park Association is calling all movie lovers to enjoy The Goonies on the big screen right in the heart of Seattle. The movie starts at 7 PM and takes place at Seneca Plaza. Even better, free popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

When: Friday, November 10th
Where: 600 Seneca Street
Cost: Free

Visit a museum for free

You may or may not know but Seattle actually has 5 museums that you can always visit for free. We’ve listed them out and given you some details so you can take yourself on the perfect adventure. Psst, your library card can also get you access to tons of local museums for free. And several museums have free days every single month.

Check out Washington State Parks

You can literally check Washington State Parks out of the Seattle Public Library. Well almost, you can check out a Discover Pass which allows you to visit Washington State Parks for free. Keep in mind if you plan on camping you will still have to pay for your spot.

Mindfulness Meditation at the Frye

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.

Treat yourself to a spa day

As we move towards colder and shorter days, you might need a breather and a reason to treat yourself. So why not treat yourself to some TLC this fall?

Get some work done in a new space

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

Look at all the things to do in Seattle! Have a great, November!