5 Things To Do This April in Seattle

Flowers are blooming and the sun is making more frequent appearances. Here is our list of 5 things to do this April in Seattle.

Tulip Festival: April 1st – 30th

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is upon us once again! The grounds are curated with several varieties of tulips, allowing guests to take in the beautiful colors and shapes. Keep in mind that the festival suggests a driving tour of the area, as miles separate the gardens, attractions, and events. There’s plenty of shopping, restaurants, museums, wineries, breweries, as well as casinos close by. Check out the progress in tulip growth at Bloom Status. The Skagit Valley Tulip festival is ticket free. However, there are four unique tulip gardens that have ticket prices. The tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the garden entrance.

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Dining in the Dark: April 12th & 26th

Columbia Tower ClubThis Columbia Tower event promises a unique dining experience – eating while blindfolded. Guests are served a three-course menu while their senses are heightened. Meat, seafood, and vegan menu options are provided, but are kept secret in order to enhance the diner’s sense of taste. This is a 12+ event, and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $72 per person, but please note that service charge and beverages are not included in the ticket price.  

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Seattle Restaurant Week: April 14th – 27th

Seattle Restaurant Week

This bi-annual promotion is the perfect opportunity to check out new restaurants, food trucks, as well as cafes and more. Over 400 restaurants are taking part, so there’s something for everyone in a neighborhood near you. Eat your way from Lynnwood to West Seattle to SoDo. Certain establishments are a part of the Give a Meal initiative, which aims to give high quality food to those in need. Check here to see which restaurants are participating and how you can give a free meal to community members. Restaurants and neighborhood information can be found here.

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Drum Tao: April 22nd

Drum Tao

Celebrate 30 years of Drum Tao at the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. Touring North America from Oita, Japan, this dynamic group offers plenty of entertainment. The drums blend beautifully with the flute and harp, as well as other instruments. Their custom costumes, choreography, and acrobatics do not disappoint, and are frequently described as captivating. Get tickets to this one night only event here.

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Vino in the Village: April 27th

Vino In the Village

This year’s Magnolia wine walk, Vino in the Village, will offer tastings from 20 wineries. Participating wineries include Aluel Cellars, Lagana Cellers, and Truthteller. A chocolate and artisan cheese tasting will also be offered, a first for this event. The walk begins at Modeles Home Furnishings, where eco friendly r-Cups will be distributed. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and will be used to enhance relationships between businesses and the community. Tickets are $40 per person.

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