It’s officially March, Seattle! It also happens to be the weekend so why not celebrate the new month with some fun in the city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Emerald City Comic Con

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

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 this weekend.

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 weekend! The Kraken are home for 10 home games this month, playing teams like the Edmonton Oilers, who are also here on Saturday.

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Tickets starting at $125

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

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