Happy weekend, Seattle! We are in for a warm and sunny weekend, so let’s get out and enjoy this prime spring weather. It’s also perfect weather for a flower festival! Here are the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

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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 May 19th, 2024
Where: Varies
Cost: $17.50+

Northwest Terror Fest

The Northwest Terror Fest returns to Seattle, and you can expect Amenra, Forbidden, Primitive Man, Repulsion, Weekend Nachos, Giant Squid, Eternal Champion and more!

When: Thursday, May 9th to May 11th, 2024
Where: Neumos & Barboza, 925 East Pike Street
Cost: $75+

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

Seattle Mariners

It’s MLB season and the Mariners have several home games this May. They will be facing the Oakland Athletics this Friday. Be sure to check out all the new food while there!

When: Friday, May 10th to Sunday, May 12th
Where:  T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave S.
Cost: $15+

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. It stops in Seattle later this week.

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 this weekend.

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+