The weekend is finally here! Ready to have some fun? We’re back as always to give you some ideas. Between getting outdoors, visiting fairs, and a Taylor Swift party, there’s plenty to do. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

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Live Lasers to the Music of Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department

Attention Taylor Swift fans! To celebrate Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Pacific Science Center’s laser artists are performing a special one-night only live laser show to The Tortured Poets Department.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Where:  200 2nd Ave N
Cost:  $15

Seattle Restaurant Week

For two weeks, you can check out Seattle Restaurant Week and explore the local food scene, through curated menus for $20, $35, $50, and $65 at restaurants, bars, cafes, food trucks, and pop-ups across the city.

When: April 14th to 27th, 2024
Where: Various
Cost: $20, $35, $50, and $65

Washington State Fair 2024

The Washington State Spring Fair will be taking over the grounds at Puyallup for another year, and visitors can enjoy all their fair favorites like live entertainment, delicious food, wild rides, adorable animals, and boozy pit stops.

When: April 18-21, 2024
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $11+

Tulip Festival Street Fair

The 40th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair takes place at the historic Downtown Mount Vernon, and it will be a long weekend of art, music, and festivities. There will also be 140+ artisan vendors!

When: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April, 21st, 2024t
Where:  223 S First Street, Mount Vernon
Cost: Free

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Love art and pancakes? Good news! The largest pop-up art movement to hit North America is coming to Seattle, and it also has a FREE pancake bar! Taking place in Seattle this weekend, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show will feature over 70 artists.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where:El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. East
Cost: $10

Spring Foodie Fest

The Spring Foodie Fest returns! According to organizers, it was created “to celebrate all the delicious food of Seattle. Our purpose is to create an event where pop-ups, small business owners, and the community can come together and celebrate food from all over Seattle.”

You can expect great food options, crafted retail items, DJ spinning, & drinks pouring.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where:  The Stone House Cafe, 9701 Rainier Ave S
Cost: Free to enter

Free Entrance Day in the National Parks

The National Park Services sites will have free admission on select days, including one this April. On April 20, you can visit National Parks for free for the “First day of National Park Week.”

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where:  National Parks
Cost: Free to enter

Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders are also back on the field this weekend. They have a home game against the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 20th.

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field
Cost: $29+

Ladybug Festival: An Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with these Seattle festivities by connecting community with nature! Ladybug Festival highlights “the importance of pollinators. You’ll see the annual release of ladybugs in the Garfield Community Center Garden and can participate in fun, educational, and hands-on activities.”

When: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
Where: Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St
Cost:  Free

Renegade Craft

Support local and shop from over 180 curated artists at Renegade Seattle, which will feature “the best craft designers, artists, and creatives from the PNW and beyond.”

When: Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st, 2024
Where:  Hangar 30 @ Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St.
Cost:  $5 suggested