5 Things To Do This September in Seattle

Summer is coming to an end. Soon there will be crisper weather, shorter days, and beautiful fall foliage. Check out our list of festive activities to do this September in Seattle.

The Evergreen State Fair - September 1st - 5th

Thousands of people attend The Evergreen State Fair every year in Monroe, and there is something there for everyone. This incredible event has everything from live concerts to rodeos, monster trucks, a fun carnival with rides, and more! Who can resist fair food? Be sure to get all the tasty treats at the concession stands. Additionally, there are other vendors selling a wide assortment of items. Check out the grandstands selling jewelry, honey, books, art, skincare products, plus other wares. Tickets start at $16 for adult General Admission. You won’t want to miss out on this annual fair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo via: Evergreen State Fair

Apple Picking at Bellewood Farms - September 3rd - All Month Long

Bellewood Farms is a 31-acre high-density orchard located in Lynden, about an hour and a half north of Seattle. With around 25,000 apple trees it is the largest apple orchard in western Washington! Bellewood is a family-operated business and they support sustainable agriculture. Join in the fun with UPICK, their designated apple orchard for the public. The farm provides an eco-friendly re-usable bag included with the price of apple picking (5lb bag for $15, 25lb bag for $65). You can walk out to the orchard, or take a fun ride on the Bin Train there. U-pick starts at 9am and the last train out is 3:45pm. They have plenty to choose from with 21 different varieties of apples, including their premier Honeycrisp.                                                                                                                                                       September also showcases Gala, Fuji, and Jonagold.

                                                                                                                                                 Photo Via: Tiny Beans

Fremont Oktoberfest - September 16th-18th

Oktoberfest is a fall festival that originated in Germany over 200 years ago highlighting the drinking of beer. Hailed as one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate, Fremont Oktoberfest is Seattle’s biggest fall beer festival. You can enjoy 100 beer taps of craft beers, German beer, cider and seltzer, big steins and boots. This event requires tickets. General Admission starts at $25 and includes 10 tasting tokens plus 5oz commemorative tasting mug. Note that you must be 21+ to enter, so no babies or kids are allowed. Dogs are welcome (and encouraged) on Sunday only. Cheers!

Photo via: Fremont Oktoberfest

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias - September 17th-18th

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias is a festival celebrating Latino culture and commemorating many countries’ independence from Spain. Join in the festivities at the Seattle Center Festal for their 25th year anniversary. There will be mariachi music, dancing, an art show, games, and crafts. Delicious and authentic Latin cuisine will be available as well.

Photo via: Seattle’s Child

Seattle Japanese Gardens - All Month

Take in the view of nature’s display of autumn leaves changing color at the Seattle Japanese Gardens. This 3.5 acre sanctuary has many outstandingly beautiful Japanese Maples, as well as other plants. The landscaping is immaculate and the gardens serene. There is a small pond with Koi fish to enjoy, and several sculptures throughout. They also have events here, so don’t miss checking out the events calendar to participate in activities such as a tea ceremony or calligraphy.