The weekend has arrived! If you have no plans yet, listen up, Seattle. It is one busy weekend in the city. From comedy shows to cherry blossom and baseball, we got it all! Here are the best things to do in and around Seattle this weekend.

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Jim Gaffigan 

Get ready to giggle. Jim Gaffigan, a seven-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist, will be in Seattle for several shows this week.

When: April 11th to 14th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $39.50+

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, which is coming back this weekend!

Besides seeing the blooms, attendees can expect a vibrant and colorful celebration that features a range of activities and performances that showcase Japanese art, culture, and traditions.

When: Friday, April 12th to Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: Free

Sponsored Pick: Fat Ham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning hit play, Fat Ham, is coming to Seattle Rep! This sparkling new comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet tells the story of Juicy, a young queer Black man, who’s dealing with a lot. His mother just married his uncle after the sudden death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue to demand that Juicy avenge his murder. They’re anticipating sell-out performances, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!

When: Friday, April 12th until Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where: Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St

Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark is back and you can enjoy eating with heightened senses of taste and smell because you will be blindfolded! This dinner includes a secret three-course menu.

When: Friday, April 12th, 2024
Where:  Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Avenue 75th floor
Cost: $72

Washington State Fair 2024

The Washington State Spring Fair will be taking over the grounds at Puyallup for another year.

Get ready to soar to new heights, spin with excitement, and test your skills with a wide array of thrilling rides and classic games with activities for all ages.

When: April 11-14 and 18-21, 2024
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $11+

Seattle Mariners

It’s baseball season! This weekend, the Seattle Mariners are facing the Chicago Cubs at home. Be sure to check out all the new foods this season!

When: Friday, April 12th to Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Where: T-Mobile Park
Cost:  $30+

Seattle Public Library Book Sales

Attention, book lovers. If you’re looking for books to read or add to your collection, there are a couple of used book sales this April, with books at $4 or less. One takes place this Saturday!

When:Saturday, April 13th, 2024 and Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Where: 650 S. Orcas Street Ste 118
Cost: $2-$4

2024 Aha Mele

This weekend, you can celebrate the re-awakening of spring with Hawaiian, Arts, Culture and Food. There will be craft vendors and cultural workshops.

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
Where:  5625 52nd Street East Puyallup
Cost: $7-$10

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – “Restless Leg Tour”

Comedy fans in Seattle, listen up! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are bringing their “Restless Leg Tour” to Seattle in April. The comedy icons, writers, producers, actresses and Saturday Night Live alumni will stop in Seattle for two shows.

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
Where: WAMU Theater, 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $241.50+

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

Have a great weekend!