Looking for fun things to do in Seattle this February?
Luckily for you, this month is packed with a wide range of things to do in the Emerald City and we gathered them all in one place for your convenience. From live shows and sports games to immersive exhibitions and film festivals, there’s something here for everyone. The best part is that lots of these Seattle events and activities are cheap or even free! We’ll be adding new events to this list regularly throughout the month, so be sure to check back!
Here are the top things to do in Seattle this February:
1. Get nostalgic at The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in Seattle
If you love the iconic TV show FRIENDS™ then you won’t want to miss out on this immersive exhibit that’s opening in Seattle on February 1, 2023. You can get tickets now for The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in Seattle.
2. Catch the last of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations
On Saturday, February 11 there will be a Lunar New Year Night Market for ages 21 and up at Magnuson Hangar 30. Get your ticket for the night market here.
There will also be four more events around Seattle in February celebrating the Lunar New Year. Check out all the details via our guide to this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations in Seattle.
3. Attend a romantic Candlelight Concert
Need an idea for a fresh date night? Seattle has a Candlelight Concert series that take place in various stunning venues around the city. Here are a few of the Candlelight Concerts you can attend this February in Seattle:
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at the Lotte Hotel
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele at Lotte Hotel
- Candlelight: Skrillex to Zedd – Electric Legends on Strings
- Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More
Want to gift someone a Candlelight Concert ticket of their choice? Candlelight Concert gift cards are available!
4. Take advantage of free museum admission days in February
Planning on exploring a few Seattle museums in February? See our guide to discounted and free museum admission in Seattle.
5. Be wowed at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
This immersive exhibition will let you experience Van Gogh’s artwork and life like never before. Tickets are still available now for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience for select dates in February.
6. Honor Black History Month in Seattle
February is Black History Month! Keep an eye out for this year’s guide to Black History Month events in Seattle. In the meantime, we recommend making a date to visit the Northwest African American Museum that just reopened this January in Seattle’s Central District.
Also be sure to make an extra effort to support Seattle’s Black-owned businesses all throughout February.
7. Go to Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience
This family-friendly exhibition is a blast for dinosaur lovers. You get to walk among life-size, moving dinosaurs at this real-life Jurassic Park. Tickets to Dinos Alive are available now for select dates in February.
8. Watch the Super Bowl at a Seattle sports bar
The 2023 Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 12. You’ll want to head to one of Seattle’s sports bars to watch the big game in a fun environment. Our personal favorite is Rough & Tumble Pub in Ballard!
9. Celebrate Valentine’s Day your way
Whether you’re single, taken, or simply someone who hates Valentine’s Day, we have something fun for you to do in Seattle during the week of February 14. Check out our Valentine’s Day guides below:
- 30 things to do this Valentine’s Day in Seattle
- The top 10 places for a special Valentine’s Day dinner in Seattle
- 10 unique activities for a fun anti-Valentine’s Day
10. See a discounted movie with an AMC Black Ticket
Planning to head to the movies this February? Make sure to get yourself a discount before you go with the AMC Black Ticket.
11. Browse a Seattle bike swap
In the market to buy or sell a bike (or bike-related gear)? Head to Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on February 11 from 9:00 to 2:00 for the Seattle Bike Swap!
12. Attend a Seattle film festival
Love film? There are a few film festivals happening in Seattle this February:
- Children’s Film Festival Seattle from February 3 to 12 in Capitol Hill
- Grave Plot Film Fest on February 4 in Columbia City
- Seattle Asian American Film Festival from February 23 to March 5 in Capitol Hill
13. Catch a Seattle hockey game
If you love hockey, you have a few opportunities to catch a game in Seattle this month. The Seattle Kraken are playing several home games at Climate Pledge Arena this February:
- February 16: Philadelphia Flyers
- February 18: Detroit Red Wings
- February 23: Boston Bruins
- February 26: Toronto Maple Leafs
Get tickets on the Kraken website!
14. Go to a Beatles tribute concert
On February 18, The Fab Four will be playing songs from every era of The Beatles’ career at Seattle’s Moore Theatre in Belltown.
15. Eat dinner while watching an acrobatic show
Enjoy dinner and a fabulous acrobatic show on February 20 at The Triple Door. This is a fundraising gala to support Seattle’s School of Acrobatics and New Circus Acts, or SANCA. Get tickets on the SANCA website.
16. Celebrate Twin Peaks Day with a local getaway
Did you know that the show Twin Peaks was filmed just 30 miles from Seattle in Snoqualmie, WA? Friday, February 24 is Twin Peaks Day which makes it the perfect time to go on a little day trip or weekend getaway at the Salish Lodge & Spa and see the famous Snoqualmie Falls.
17. Experience an international cultural festival
On Saturday, February 25 you can head to Benaroya Hall for the annual FIUST CulturalFest. Produced by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students, this event will include an international expo with booths and a performance showcase, plus food! Get tickets on the FIUST website.
18. Go to Alki Beach for a winter food truck and beer festival
Head to Alki Beach in West Seattle on Saturday, February 25 for an all-day event that includes food trucks, live music, a polar plunge, and a beer garden. (The beer garden is for ages 21 and up only and requires a ticket purchase.)
19. Cheer on the Sounders at a home game
The Sounders are playing a home game on February 26 at Lumen Field. It’s always an exciting time thanks to Seattle’s enthusiastic Sounders fans! Get tickets on the Sounders website.
20. See Bruce Springsteen perform in Seattle
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be performing at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on February 27 for their first tour in six years. Get more info and tickets on the Climate Pledge website.
21. Join a Seattle art walk
Love art? On a budget? Several Seattle neighborhoods have free art walks that repeat every month. Read more about the various Seattle art walks.
22. Explore Capitol Hill
Looking to get to know Seattle better? Start in the lively Capitol Hill neighborhood, where there’s plenty of shopping, eating, drinking, and nightlife to enjoy. Check out our full guide to Capitol Hill.
23. Visit Washington’s state and national parks
If you want to have an outdoor adventure this February, Seattle is within driving distance to three national parks and over 100 state parks. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the best Washington state parks or read about more about Olympic National Park, one of our favorite nearby national parks.
24. Eat and shop at Seattle’s weekend markets
Seattle weekend markets are always a good time with food trucks, handmade crafts, vintage wares, and more. Here are the best reoccurring weekend markets in Seattle this February:
- Ballard Farmers Market: every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ballard
- Capitol Hill Farmers Market: every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Capitol Hill
- Fremont Sunday Market: every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. under the Fremont Bridge
- Georgetown Flea Market: the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Georgetown
- SODO Flea Market: the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in SODO
- University District Farmers Market: every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on University Way NE
- West Seattle Farmers Market: every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in West Seattle
25. Join a free writing circle
Have a writing project you’d like to work on? Join Seattle’s writing community at The Seattle Public Library Fremont Branch on February 14 for Write with Hugo House. There will be some silent writing time and then you can share your work with a small group. See the full calendar of events on the Hugo House website.
26. Go out dancing with friends
There’s no shortage of fun dance parties happening in Seattle this February. Check out the options below:
- Chop Suey in Capitol Hill has dance parties every Saturday and Monday night.
- Dragster in Fremont has DJs and dancing every Friday and Saturday starting at 10:00 p.m.
- Gold Bar in Capitol Hill has a dance party every Thursday from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Neumos in Capitol Hill has DJs and live music every month, plus an Emo Night dance party on February 4.
27. Go to a silent reading party
If a silent reading party is more your speed, there are a couple happening in Seattle this February:
- Silent Book Club in West Seattle gathers next on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at various locations.
- Silent Reading Party at Hotel Sorrento happens on February 1 and February 15 this month. Note that there is a reservation fee plus a $20 food/drink minimum.
28. Celebrate the end of Dry January at Seattle’s best bars
Looking to treat yourself to a special drink this February? We have several helpful guides to ensure you have a memorable experience at one of Seattle’s best bars:
- The coolest themed bars in Seattle
- The best bars in Seattle according to locals
- Seattle’s most well-hidden speakeasies
- The best places for a mocktail in Seattle
- New gay bar Dragster opened in Fremont
- ’70s-themed cafe and bar Gemini Room opened in Capitol Hill
- A new Pike Brewing Taproom opened in Ballard
- A long-awaited waterfront brewery is now open
29. Experience Seattle’s award-winning food scene
Looking for an amazing meal in Seattle this February? Check out these delicious options:
- New vegan joint Next Level Burger just opened in Ballard
- Sugo Hand Roll Bar set to unveil new addition
- Where to find the best cookie in Seattle
- Luke’s Lobster Roll Shop opened by Pike Place Market
- The top 10 burgers in Seattle
- Wayward Vegan Cafe has reopened
- This Italian restaurant in Seattle landed on a top 100 list
- The best Italian restaurants in Seattle
- The best breakfast spots in Seattle
30. Warm up in Seattle’s saunas and hot tubs
Feeling the February chill? Warm up with the help of our guide to Seattle’s best saunas and hot tubs (yes, including the hot tub boat pictured above!).