Spring is well underway here in Washington and if you’re still trying to fill your calendar with fun and unique events, we have you covered. From festivals to outdoor exploration, movies, eats and more, here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this spring .

Camlann May Festival

At Camlann’s festival, you’ll be able to see crafters demonstrate garland weaving, textiles, blacksmithing, basket making, leatherworking, and pottery. It’s a rare opportunity to witness these ancient crafts in action, and you’ll come away with a new appreciation for the skill and dedication of these craftsmen.

When: May 6th & 7th, 2023
Where: 10320 Kelly Rd NE, Carnation, WA
Cost: $10

Pike Place Flower Market Festival 2023

The festival features over 35 local flower farmers from King, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. You can expect to find bouquets bursting with seasonal favorites like tulips, daffodils, irises, and peonies! In addition to the floral offerings, you’ll also be able to shop from the variety of other vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, and other artisanal goods.

When: May 13th & 14th
Where: Pike Place Market
Cost: Free/Varies

Booze and Lasers Book Club

This bookclub focuses on all things sci fi and fantasy. Right now the club is reading The Bird King and you can also check out all of the past reads as well.

When: Third Monday of the month
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Baby Animals & Blooms Days

This event features a local Artisan Market, baby and big animal cuteness, beauty and adventure. Centered around a blooming tulip field and a barn full of fluffy, feathered and woolly cuteness, you will take home a day of memories.

When: April 29th-May 14th
Where: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA
Cost: $18+

Go on some spring hikes

Now that warmer temperatures, longer days, and more sun are on the way, why not treat yourself to some outdoor time? There’s plenty of hiking to be done in the PNW and lots of spring hikes well worth doing. Of course, we compiled a list of our favorites for you.

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SIFF 2023

The festival takes place over several weeks, during which audiences have the chance to attend film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops. Special events are also a highlight of the festival, such as the opening and closing night galas, which bring together filmmakers, actors, and audiences for a night of celebration and fun.

When: May 11th-21st
Where: Online & In person
Cost: Varies by pass

Take a unique day trip

Warmer days mean it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy our beautiful state. While hikes and camping are always great, why not check out Washington’s unique side? We’ve created a whole list of unique day trips that you can enjoy around Seattle and the greater state.

Northwest Folklife Festival

The 52nd annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place this May and this year has the Cultural Focus, Lagom: Not too much, not too little, but just right. Enjoy vendors, music, live performance, food and much more at this classically Seattle event.

When: May 26th-29th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free/Varies

Seattle Beer Week

A 10-day celebration of beer featuring over 200 events, including tastings, pairings, and brewery tours. This year the festival has teamed up with Stoup Brewing for the official 2023 beer. Overall this year’s event has 18 sponsors featuring breweries like Georgetown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pike Brewing, and more.

When: May 19th-26th
Where: Various locations in Seattle
Cost: Varies

Washington State Parks Free Days

There are several Washington State Parks Free Days happening this June making it the perfect time to get outdoors. Washington has 124 state parks with some of the most popular being Deception Pass, Cape Disappointment, and Larrabee.

When: June 10th, 11th, 19th
Where: Washington State Park
Cost: Free

Happy spring!