How’s April treating you so far, Seattle? The month is almost over (yes, it’s true) and there’s plenty to do and see. From candlelight performances to concerts, and Disney’s Aladdin, it’s a busy one in the city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

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Discover Pass Free Days

Washington State Parks typically has several “free days” each year, and 2024 is no exception. On these select days, visitors can access state parks without requiring a Discover Pass, which is usually required for vehicle access to state recreation lands. This allows visitors to explore the natural beauty of the parks at no cost! One of those days is in April, celebrating Earth Day this week.

When: Monday, April 22nd, 2024
Where:  Washington State Parks
Cost: Free

The Strumbellas

Canadian rock band The Strumbellas will be in Seattle on a Tuesday night as part of their Part Time Believer Tour.

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
Where: The Crocodile, 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $25

Sponsored Pick: Starbucks Reserve

Starbucks Reserve Roasteries is rolling out some brand new beverages, and they’ll add a little spice to your regular coffee fix. Try the new sweet and spicy Hot Honey Affogato and Hot Honey Espresso Martini. It’s a little spicy, a little sweet, and 100% indulgent. Try it at Starbucks Reserve Roastery or Starbucks Reserve SoDo Store in Seattle.

Great Good Fine Ok

Brooklyn’s Great Good Fine Ok are in town this week. You can expect their energetic tunes to keep you moving on a Tuesday.

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
Where: Barboza, 925 East Pike Street
Cost: $22+

Disney’s ALADDIN

Get ready to discover a whole new world as the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s ALADDIN, is coming to Seattle this week! From the producer of the Lion King, ALADDIN is a timeless story and thrilling new production for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Wednesday, April 24th to Sunday, April 28th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $72+

Candlelight: Tribute to Nirvana

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to different locations in Seattle. This week, you can listen to Nirvana songs at Sparkman Cellars. There are two shows: a 6:30 pm and a 9 pm.

When: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
Where:  Sparkman Cellars, 14300 Northeast 145th Street #102, Woodinville
Cost: $45+

The 21st annual Seattle Black Film Festival

The 21st annual Seattle Black Film Festival takes place in April, and will be at two locations this year: the historic Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute and Washington Hall in the Central District.

When: Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, April 28th, 2024
Where:  Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute and Washington Hall in the Central District
Cost: $67.50+

After Hours: Pride Celebration

It’s time to party ‘under the sea’! Celebrate Pride in LGBTQIA+ communities at the Seattle Aquarium. There will be live music, opportunities to experience the habitats at night, a variety of animal-themed experiences throughout the Aquarium, a no-host bar, food available for purchase and more.

When: Thursday, April 25th, 2024
Where:  1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59

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. There’s still time to check it out before it wraps up later this weekend.

When: On now until April 27th, 2024
Where: Various
Cost: $20, $35, $50, and $65

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival runs from April 25th through May 5th, and historically has celebrated Wenatchee’s legacy as one of the nation’s premier apple-growing regions.

One of the main draws about the festival is the fact that it actually has the seventh largest carnival in the nation. Yep, that’s right! There are approximately 25 rides and games for all age groups, plus lots of food. Beyond the carnival, there’s a food fair, a grand parade, youth parade, and the Blossoms and Brews Beer Garden.

When: April 25th to May 5th
Where: Wenatchee
Cost: Varies


Not a duo, but brothers for this show! Founded by brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met, AJR is an American indie pop band who are touring their last album, The Maybe Man. They’ll play the Climate Pledge Arena with Dean Lewis.

When: Friday, April 26th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $88+