Looking for fun things to do in Seattle this March?
You’ll want to bookmark this list. March 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting time to be in Seattle. This month is packed with cultural festivals, wine tastings, conventions, markets, immersive exhibitions, live concerts, sporting events, and more! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there’s something on this list for you. The best part is that many of the things to do on this list are cheap or even free!
Read on for the top things to do in Seattle this March:
1. Astra Lumina: A Night Walk Amongst The Stars
Have you done the Astra Lumina Night Walk yet? This March is your last chance to see this incredible exhibition at the Seattle Chinese Garden. Get tickets here.
2. Take advantage of Seattle’s free museum days in March
Did you know that you can visit many Seattle museums for free on Thursday, March 7? Read all about the free museum days in Seattle this March.
3. Emerald City Comic Con
Fans of comics, anime, gaming, and pop culture will dress in their best cosplay and gather at Seattle Convention Center from February 29 to March 3 for Emerald City Comic Con 2024. This year’s celebrity guests include Chris Evans and more! Read more about this year’s Emerald City Comic Con.
4. Harry Potter™: Magic at Play
Step into the world of Harry Potter™ in this immersive, hands-on experience that is fun for all ages. Tickets are still available here.
5. Freakout Weekender
If you love rock music and live shows, don’t miss Freakout Weekender 2024. This two-day music festival at feature over 20 bands performing at The Crocodile in Belltown on March 2-3. Get tickets and more info on the Freakout website.
6. Run for hot chocolate
Warm up with a race and a hot beverage at the Hot Chocolate 5k. This family-friendly event takes place at Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne on March 3.
7. See a Concert Under the Stars
Take in incredible views while enjoying a full bar and talented musicians on these rooftop concerts. Here are two Concert Under the Stars coming up in Seattle this month:
- Sinatra Under The Stars at The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion on Thursday, March 14
- 90’s Unplugged featuring Nirvana at The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion on Thursday, March 28
8. Sip and eat at Carnival of Cocktails
Don’t miss the biggest event of Seattle Cocktail Week: Carnival of Cocktails on March 9 at Seattle Center. There will be tons of tastings available, food trucks, and even zero-proof cocktails. Get tickets here.
9. Catch a live show
Whether you’re in the mood for a concert, standup comedy, ballet, a musical, or something else, there’s a live show coming up in Seattle for you. Here are some exciting live shows happening in Seattle this month:
- Something’s Afoot at The Fifth Avenue Theatre during March 1-24
- Trevor Noah at The Paramount Theatre during March 19-24
- Climate Pledge Arena will be hosting Fall Out Boy, Bad Bunny, Nicki Minaj, and Tim McGraw this March
- Pacific Northwest Ballet will be performing Harold and the Purple Crayon as well as One Thousand Pieces this March
Also see our guide to the best live music venues in Seattle.
10. See a romantic Candlelight Concert
If you’re looking for a special night out, Candlelight Concerts feature talented musicians playing renditions of popular music while candlelight flickers at stunning venues around Seattle. See the upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Seattle this March. If you’d like to give someone the experience of a romantic live concert of their choice, the Candlelight Concert gift card makes it easy.
11. Go to a wine tasting (or several)
Did you know that March is Washington Wine Month? Check out these upcoming tastings and festivals that celebrate wine:
- The Annual PNA Wine Taste at Phinney Center on Saturday, March 2
- Snohomish Wine Festival at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish on Saturday, March 2
- Taste Washington at Lumen Field and other Seattle venues from March 14-24
- The Big Taste at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park on March 23
Also if wine isn’t your thing, you can get tickets for the annual Bellevue Bourbon Bash at Daniel’s Broiler on March 2 instead.
12. Cheer on the Sounders at a home game
Soccer season is back! The Seattle Sounders are playing two exciting home games at Lumen Field this month:
- Sounders vs. Austin on March 2
- Sounders vs. Colorado on March 16
Get tickets and more info on the Sounders website.
13. Experience a Kraken hockey game
Watch the Seattle Kraken play an exciting home game this month at Climate Pledge Arena on these dates:
- Saturday, March 2
- Friday, March 8
- Tuesday, March 12
- Thursday, March 14
- Saturday, March 16
- Monday, March 18
- Sunday, March 24
- Tuesday, March 26
- Thursday, March 28
- Saturday, March 30
Get tickets and more info on the NHL website.
14. Get outside on free state parks days
Explore the great outdoors this month for State Parks Free Days on March 9 for activist Billy Frank Junior’s birthday and again on March 19 for the State Parks’ 111th Birthday.
Not sure where to go? Check out our guide to the best Washington state parks.
15. Attend the Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival starts on March 2 with an opening night at AMC Pacific Place 11 and runs through March 17. You can choose to watch the films in-person or virtually.
16. Experience a wine dinner with views at the Lotte Hotel
Take in panoramic city views on the 16th floor of the Lotte Hotel’s Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge while enjoying a five-course meal on the evening of Thursday, March 14. To celebrate Washington Wine Month, this dinner showcases exclusive Mark Ryan wine pairings. See the menu and book your experience on OpenTable.
17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle
If you’re feeling the luck of the Irish this March, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate in Seattle. Here are all the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day events in Seattle, including a parade:
- St. Patrick’s Irish Festival at Kells Irish Restaurant in Pike Place Market from March 8 to March 17
- St. Patrick’s Landing at 5:00 p.m. at Lake Union Park in South Lake Union on March 15
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Jefferson St & 4th Ave on March 16
- St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Hotel Andra in Belltown on March 16
- Seattle Irish Festival at Seattle Center on March 16-17
- St. Patrick’s Day Dash at Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne on March 17
18. Celebrate Holi
This March you can choose from two big events that are celebrating the famous Hindu festival Holi right here in Seattle:
19. Go to a French festival in Seattle
Celebrate French-speaking cultures at Seattle’s French Fest on March 24 at Seattle Center’s Armory Food & Event Hall. This free event will have live performances, cooking demonstrations, film screenings, wine tastings, a baguette tasting contest, music and dancing, and more.
20. See live comedy and vaudeville at the Moisture Festival
We admit that its name leaves something to be desired, but that won’t stop us from attending Moisture Festival. Starting on March 21 and continuing into April, this festival will put on 40 comedy, vaudeville, and burlesque shows at Broadway Performance Hall in Capitol Hill.
21. Celebrate Norwegian culture in Ballard
Head to Leif Erikson Hall in Ballard on March 23 for the annual Norwegian Heritage Day celebration. This is a free, family-friendly event that will have food, music, a parade, and more.
22. Drink beer after-hours at PacSci
On March 27, ages 21 and up can head to Pacific Science Center to explore “the art of brewing with tastings from a select few of Seattle’s top breweries and wineries.” You’ll also be able to enjoy the center’s exhibits such as the Planetarium and the Butterfly House after-hours. Get tickets here.
23. Get a Seattle dog at a baseball game
Baseball season returns at the end of March! The Seattle Mariners will be playing a series of exciting home games against the Red Sox at T-Mobile Park on March 28-31.
24. Check out Seattle’s weekend markets
Here are all the Seattle weekend markets this March:
- 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. Explore Seattle with our neighborhood guides
Want to get to know Seattle better this month? Check out these in-depth guides to Seattle neighborhoods:
- Things to do in Capitol Hill
- What to do in Pioneer Square
- The best things to do in West Seattle
- Fun things to do in Fremont
And more to come!
26. Join a Seattle art walk
Looking for a free way to meet new people, explore your city, and see some amazing art? Read more about the various Seattle art walks around the city every month.
27. Warm up in Seattle’s saunas and hot tubs
If you’re tired of Seattle’s winter chill, we feel you. Get warm and toasty with our guide to Seattle’s best saunas and hot tubs (and hot tub boats!).
28. Join a Seattle silent reading party
Twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays, Hotel Sorrento hosts a silent reading party in their cozy Fireside Room. Get your tickets and all the details on the silent reading party website.
29. Go out dancing
If you’d prefer a dance party over a silent reading party, check these out:
- Gold Bar in Capitol Hill has a weekly Don’t Think! dance party on every Thursday night.
- Dragster in Fremont has DJs and dancing every Friday and Saturday night starting at 10:00 p.m.
- Chop Suey in Capitol Hill has their weekly Dance Yourself Clean indie dance party on Saturdays for $5-$10 as well as their free House Party every Monday night.
- Neumos in Capitol Hill has Emo Nite on March 10 for $16.
30. Celebrate the start of cherry blossom season
Seattle’s cherry blossom trees typically start to bloom around mid-March. Read about the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seattle this spring.
31. Check out Seattle’s most exciting bars and restaurants
Seattle has an exciting culinary and bar scene. Make some time this March to check these out: