Another week has flown by, and March is moving swiftly along — but we have a whole list of things to keep you busy during the weekend ahead. From candlelight concerts to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city, there’s no shortage of events to fill up your calendar. Ready to dive in? Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this weekend.

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Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

If you didn’t catch Taylor Swift in concert last summer — or if you’re just itching to hear her hits live again — you’re in luck. You can sing along to her songs live during the Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift show at  the Arctic Club Hotel.

When: Friday, March 15th, 2024
Where: Arctic Club Hotel, 700 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Cost: $40+

Massive Opening Party

This Friday, you can celebrate with MoPOP as they open the doors of Massive for the very first time! “MoPOP’s latest flagship exhibition explores timeless pop culture moments and stories, iconic artifacts from our Permanent Collection, immersive interactives, and more,” it states. It’s going to be ‘massive’!

When: Friday, March 15th, 2024
Where: MoPOP, 325 5th Ave N
Cost: $38

Sponsored pick: Bite Of Burnaby

Looking for a road trip this spring? Prepare your favourite stretchy pants because Bite of Burnaby is back for its 4th year in BC! This month-long culinary extravaganza is a celebration of the diverse and global flavours that make up the city of Burnaby, BC. This festival has it all, from fine dining establishments to cozy eateries, you’ll get to try the best of the city’s culinary scene at a fraction of the price! Check out their website for the full list of participating restaurants and where you can find them.

When: March 1-31, 2024
Where: Across the city of Burnaby, BC, Canada
Cost: Varies by restaurant, $10 to $65 (CAD)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is taking to the streets to celebrate on March 16th! As a tribute to St. Patrick and in celebration of Irish and Irish-American tradition and heritage, you can expect fun for all ages.

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Where: Jefferson St & 4th Ave, Seattle
Cost: Free

Irish Festival Seattle

In addition to the parade, don’t miss the Irish Festival Seattle on the weekend of March 16th. Enjoy two days of traditional music, step-dancing, lectures, genealogy workshops, Irish films, exhibits, displays, and much more.

When: Saturday, March 16th, and Sunday, March 17th, 2024
Where: Armory Food & Event Hall, 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free

Seattle Kraken vs. Nashville Predators

Head to Climate Pledge this Saturday to watch the home team take on the Nashville Predators at 7:00pm sharp. Seats are selling out quickly!

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2024 at 7:00pm
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Tickets starting at $81

Astra Lumina

You can feel like you’re walking amongst the stars at this immersive light show at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Throughout your experience, you’ll get to discover nine different thematic areas and wander through a celestial pathway of lustrous light.

When: Thursdays-Sundays, 5 PM- 10 PM (Saturdays open until 11:00 PM)
Where: 6000 16th Ave SW
Cost: $29+

Taste Washington: The Grand Tasting

The annual Taste Washington celebration is off to a strong start with The Grand Tasting, where wine enthusiasts, foodies, and culinary adventurers unite for an unparalleled experience. Fill your cup with a glass from one of 200 wineries and savor a dish from one of the 75 esteemed restaurants participating in the event.

When: Saturday, March 16th and Sunday March 17th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $129 for Single Day GA

St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in style this year! You can take in the views of the Seattle skyline and Lake Washington while you celebrate the holiday with your friends head-to-toe in green! Enjoy the two hour cruise with drinks, food, live entertainment and more.

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
Where: Waterways Cruises at Lake Union Piers on South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Avenue North
Cost: $82

The St. Patrick’s Day Dash

Start a new family tradition at the 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash Participants can choose from the event’s traditional 5K distance, leprechaun lap, Post Dash Bash, and take part in costume contests, live music and much more!

When: Sunday, March 17th, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: $45

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

Whether you’re a Potterhead or a newcomer, this immersive experience promises an unforgettable adventure into the wizarding world. Participate in Hogwarts classes, experience the thrill of Quidditch and venture into the Forbidden Forest — all at this family-friendly experience in Bellevue.

When: On now until May 12th, 2024
Where: The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $29 for adults, $22.50 for children 9 and under

There you have it! We hope you have a great weekend, Seattle.