And just like that, it’s the first weekend of February! From concerts, to Swan Lake, and a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration, there are several experiences to check out in the city over the coming days. Here are the best things to do in and around Seattle this weekend.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Winter might be here for a while but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little heat. 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.

Besides its usual $6 entrance, there are free days at the Park and they are on the 1st Thursdays and 1st Saturdays of each month.

When: Throughout February, free days on February 1st and 3rd
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: $6

Nora En Pure

South African-born, Switzerland-based Queen of deep house, Nora En Pure, is in Seattle soon and you can get lost in her immaculate beats and sounds.

Globally renowned and adored for her cinematic soundscapes and ethereal performances, so be sure not to miss this one. Syd Gris, Chris Tower, and Johnny Monsoon are also on the bill.

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where: Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Avenue South
Cost: $35+

Sponsored Pick: Sound Waves Concert Series

Live music with a scenic backdrop of Elliot Bay? Count us in! The Edgewater Hotel is kicking off Sound Waves, an all-new concert series hosted at Six Seven Restaurant. The show opens with Certainly So, a new indie-rock band touring all the way from Nashville on Friday, February 2nd. Get your tickets online and prepare for an epic night of music, cocktails, and scenic bay views.

When: Friday, February 2. Doors open at 5:30 PM, show starts at 7 PM.
Where: Six Seven at The Edgewater, 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Cost: Tickets start at $25, standing room only.

Swan Lake

Sit back and let the Pacific Northwest Ballet transport you to the wondrous world of Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake.

“This ballet classic is carefully crafted to keep you on the edge of your seat, from the epic dancing, to the stunning scenery and costumes, to the iconic score (perfectly played by the PNB Orchestra),” states the event website.

And it’s on for a few days this February.

When: Friday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 11th, 2024
Where: McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St
Cost: $50+

The Seattle Boat Show

Looking for boats or yachts? Perhaps something in between? The Seattle Boat Show is almost here, and will be about all things nautical.

Besides Seattle Boat Show exhibitors, you can also attend free one-hour seminars during the show!

When: Friday, February 2nd to Saturday February 10th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field Event Center and Bell Harbor Marina
Cost: $20+

Tết in Seattle – Year of the Dragon

Seattle Center Festál presents Tết in Seattle – a Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration, on February 3rd and 4th, 2024. According to organizers, this is Seattle’s “largest annual Tết festival.”

This year, you can expect live performances, Lion Dances, local food vendors, art exhibits, a fashion show, hands-on activities for the kids, and family-oriented events for all to enjoy.

When: February 3rd and 4th
Where: Armory and Fisher Pavilion
Cost: Free

Lunar New Year Fair

The Wing Luke Museum is kicking off the Year of the Dragon with a celebration for the whole family. This year, you can enjoy a lion dance, festive art activities, music and much more. Parade admission is free, and be sure to secure your tickets to extend your celebrations within the museum!

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 | 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King Street
Cost: $5-$17

The Seattle Bike Swap 

Looking for a bike? The Seattle Bike Swap will have everything from new bikes and gear, to classics straight from personal collections. You will find established bike shops and independent sellers present.

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street
Cost:  $8+

Cold War Kids

If you know Cold War Kids, you won’t be surprised that this is their “20 Years Tour.”

The California band formed back in 2004, and after releasing their latest single, “Another Name,” they’re back on tour.

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue
Cost: $39.50+

2024 Grave Plot Film Fest

The Grave Plot Film Fest is back for its sixth installment. Check it out for an evening of frights & fun, as they screen short horror films from all over the world.

When: Saturday, February 3rd
Where: Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave S
Cost:  $12

Have a great weekend!