This week, we’re ringing in the first day of spring! Whether you’re up for exploring State Parks, catching late-night comedy sets, or taking part in local foodie festivals, there are plenty of fun ways to kick off the new season. Without further ado, here are some of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

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Spend the first day of spring in nature! This week, Washington State Parks has their second “free day” of the month. This Tuesday, the public can visit the parks for free, in celebration of the  State Parks’ 111th Birthday.

When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
Where: Washington State Parks
Cost: Free

Trevor Noah

South African Comedian, and previous host of “The Daily Show”, Trevor Noah, is coming to Seattle for not one, but four shows this week! Starting this Tuesday, you can head down to the Paramount Theatre to catch his stand-up set. And if you can’t make it on a weeknight, don’t worry — he’s got shows all weekend too!

When: Tuesday March 19th – Friday, March 22nd at 8:00pm 
Where: Paramount Theatre Seattle
Cost: $179+

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)

No Frills: Taste Washington

Get set to dive into a night of culinary coziness and chill vibes at No Frills! Swing by WithinSodo in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind experience where top chefs ditch their aprons for a turn in the spotlight, showcasing their favorite late-night munchies.

Taste Washington’s festivities will continue until the 24th, including their Dinner Series starting Thursday, March 21st, 2024.

When: Monday, March 18th, 2024 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: WithinSodo
Cost: $95

Workout Wednesdays

Fitness-focused Seattleites will be able to attend weekly Workout Wednesdays Winter Fitness Sessions presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health which are being hosted at Seattle Center.

These drop-in classes are great for last-minute plans, as there’s no need to book ahead. The classes being offered are yoga and Zumba both of which are open to all ages and experience levels.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm & 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Seattle Center Armory
Cost: Free

Volunteer Park Conservatory

March 19th is the first day of spring, so why not spend the start of a new season surrounded by the city’s natural beauty! The Volunteer Park Conservatory is open year-round and is full of beautiful tropical plants. It’s a great place to stroll with a date and enjoy a little peace and quiet in one of Seattle’s best parks.

When: Throughout March
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: $6

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or new to the wizarding world, this immersive experience guarantees an unforgettable adventure. Dive into Hogwarts classes, feel the excitement of Quidditch, and explore the Forbidden Forest—all at this family-friendly event 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

Make Believe Seattle

Make Believe Seattle is an “imagination-focused film festival celebrating the weird, wild, and wonderful,” featuring screenings at three locations: Northwest Film Forum, Erickson Theatre, and Grand Illusion Cinema.

When: Thursday, March 21st – Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
Where: Venues throughout Seattle
Cost: $25+

One Thousand Pieces Ballet

Ready to immerse yourself in the music and movement of the Pacific Northwest Ballet? Don’t miss “One Thousand Pieces,” the long-awaited performance choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo. This double bill promises to be unforgettable.

When: On Friday – Sunday, until March 24, 2024
Where: McCaw Hall
Cost: $30+

Somethings Afoot at 5th Avenue Theatre

Get ready for a night of side-splitting laughter at the 5th Avenue Theatre with this musical spoof. The show puts a twist on the classic ‘whodunit’ trope, featuring musical numbers rarely seen on stage!

When: On now until March 24th, 2024
Where: Fifth Avenue Theatre
Cost: $39+

Astra Lumina: A Night Walk Amongst Stars

Stroll among the stars at this immersive light show in the Seattle Chinese Garden. Explore nine thematic areas and wander through a celestial pathway of radiant light for an unforgettable experience.

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

Enjoy the week!