6 Things To Do This May in Seattle
May has all sorts of fun with Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day to celebrate. But that’s not where the festivities end. Check out our list of 6 things to do this May in Seattle!
Drive-in Movies at Marymoor - All Month
The days are getting a little longer, so why not take in a drive-in movie at Marymoor Park in Redmond. The drive-in features an eclectic mix of old favorites, like E.T. The Extraterrestrial, and newer films, such as Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tickets are only $30 per carload. Parking opens 90 minutes before scheduled showings. Enjoy cuisine and desserts from food trucks or bring your own snacks. Audio is easy peasy – just use your FM radio to listen to the movie. These events don’t accept walk-ups, so make sure to get your ticket.
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Much Ado About Nothing - May 1st - 22nd
Seattle Shakespeare brings Much Ado About Nothing to the stage at The Center Theatre. Sit back and appreciate one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays in brand new seats at the recently renovated theater. This wonderfully comedic work about Hero Claudio, Beatrice, and Benedick focuses on dastardly plots, trickery, pride, and love. While the production began at the end of April, it’s running through May 22nd. The theatre is located at Seattle Center on the first floor of the Armory. Purchase your tickets here.
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Mom's Market Day and 14th Annual Flower Festival at Pike Place Market - May 7th - 8th
Buy your mom (or yourself) some flowers! Mom’s Market Day is Saturday, May 7th from 11am – 4pm. It’s taking place during the 14th Annual Flower Festival. The festival is Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 8am until 5pm. Saturday has live music, a scavenger hunt, an opportunity to become part of art, and more. Both days will see over 40 tents featuring flowers from local farmers. Treat your mom to lunch at a Market restaurant or buy her something special from one of the many vendors. Make sure to keep your receipts! Get a free custom tote when you spend $75+ at Market businesses while supplies last on Saturday. Totes can be redeemed by bringing receipts to the Information Tent.
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Seattle Beer Week - May 13th - 21st
Since 2009, Seattle Beer Week has featured the best beers in the greater Seattle Area. The festivities last from May 13th – May 21st, with lots of events all over the area for every kind of beer drinker. Beveridge Place Pub is hosting Barleywood Squares!, a play on the game show Hollywood Squares. Figurehead Brewing Company partnered with the Seattle Humane Society for Brews N’ Bones, a dog adoption and fundraiser, on Saturday, May 20th. Stoutfest, Beer Can Derby, and Beer Education Night are just a few of the other planned events. Enjoy it all while drinking beer!
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Bainbridge Island Wine on the Rock- May 20th - 22nd
Wine on the Rock is a wine and cheese pairing event that can be spread out over all three days or fit into one. A Tasting Pass is just $75 per person. Add a Designated Driver for just $25! Each pass also allows you a wine flight, wine glass, and wine tote from all seven participating wineries. You’re able to build an itinerary so you don’t miss out on sampling new wines or savoring old favorites once tickets have been purchased.
Bainbridge Island has more to offer than just wine and cheese! Visit here to see some of the other spectacular things The Rock has to see, do, taste, and drink.
Photo via Bainbridge Wineries
Northwest Folklife Festival - May 27th - 30th
This year is the 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center during Memorial Day weekend. The theme is Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New. The theme celebrates the resilience of humans. The Northwest Folklife website states, “A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution.”
As usual, there will be over 200 local vendors offering food, crafts, and more. Live music, dancing, and no shortage of art will also be enjoyed. Come celebrate the art, culture, and heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Folklife is an arts organization that depends on community, donations, and volunteers. Click here to contribute financially.
Photo via Northwest Folklife