Looking for fun things to do in Seattle this March?
You’ll want to bookmark this list. March 2023 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. Get nostalgic at The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in Seattle
Want a chance to feel like you’re on the set of the iconic TV show FRIENDS™? Now you can with this immersive experience that’s in Seattle for a short time. Tickets are still available in limited quantities for The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in Seattle for select dates in March!
2. Take advantage of Seattle’s free museum days in March
Did you know that you can visit many Seattle museums for free? Read all about the free museum days in Seattle this March.
3. Go to happy hour at Pacific Science Center
Experience Seattle’s Pacific Science Center in a more grown-up way with this adults-only happy hour event. It takes place on March 1 at your choice of 5:30 or 8:30 p.m. Your ticket (which ranges from $16-$25) will get you access to shows in the Laser Dome and Planetarium as well as the Tropical Butterfly House. You’ll also be able to purchase food, cocktails, wine, and beer at the event.
Get tickets and more info on the PacSci website.
4. Experience an immersive Van Gogh exhibition
Experience Van Gogh’s masterpieces in a whole new way with this exhibition that features a 360-degree digital show and a one-of-a-kind VR experience. You can still get tickets to Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience for select dates in March.
You can also still get tickets for Yoga at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience this March. It’s a whole new way to experience art and yoga.
5. Discover the next big thing in PNW music at MoPOP
With performances starting on February 25 and continuing on March 4 and March 11, MoPOP’s Sound Off! Music Showcase will put the spotlight on up-and-coming musical artists under the age of 21. You can see all three nights’ lineups and get tickets for the shows on the MoPOP website.
6. See a 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. Here are this month’s upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Seattle:
- Candlelight: Tribute to Taylor Swift at Town Hall on March 1
- Candlelight: Favorite Anime Themes at Town Hall on March 2
- Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More at Sparkman Cellars on March 7
- Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer at Sparkman Cellars on March 8
- Candlelight Jazz: 20th Century Women – Nina Simone, Billie Holiday on March 15
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Radiohead on March 22
- Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi at The Museum of Flight on March 23
Finally, 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.
7. Browse the Seattle Home Show
If you’re currently focused on home improvement of any kind, indoors or outdoors, then you won’t want to miss the Seattle Home & Garden Show. It takes place between February 25 and March 5 at Lumen Field. There will be hundreds of exhibits and vendors plus seminars and even wine tastings.
8. See a discounted movie with the AMC Black Ticket
Here’s a hot tip if you’re planning to go to the movies this month: the AMC black ticket lets you see any 2D movie, on any day, at any time at participating AMC Theatres® at a discounted price. Save some money by getting your AMC Black Ticket for March now!
9. Get spooked at The Haunted Tavern
The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience is a four-part interactive cocktail experience that takes place in one of Seattle’s most haunted places. You can still get tickets to visit The Haunted Tavern for select dates in March!
9. Get dressed up for Emerald City Comic Con
Fans of comics, anime, gaming, and pop culture will dress in their best cosplay and gather at Washington State Convention Center from March 2 to March 5 for Emerald City Comic Con 2023. This year’s celebrity guests include Mark Ruffalo, David Tennant, Rhys Darby, Neve Campbell, and Mara Wilson—and more! Read more about this year’s Emerald City Comic Con.
10. Visit an immersive Jurassic venue at Dinos Alive
We have good news if you’ve been meaning to check out Dinos Alive in Seattle: the immersive exhibition has been extended due to popular demand. You can still get tickets to Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience for select dates in March.
11. Catch a live show
Whether you’re in the mood to watch ballet, a murder mystery, a musical, or something else, there’s a live show coming up in Seattle for you. Here are the top five live shows happening in Seattle this month:
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Book-It Repertory Theatre at the Seattle Center Armory through March 5
- Into the Woods at The Fifth Avenue Theatre through March 5
- Corteo by Cirque du Soleil at Climate Pledge Arena from March 2 to March 5
- Boundless by Pacific Northwest Ballet at McHaw Hall from March 17 to March 26
- Circus by Misfit Cabaret at The Triple Door from March 23 to March 25
12. Attend a rock music festival
If you love rock music and live shows, don’t miss Freakout Weekender. This two-day music festival at feature over 20 bands performing at The Crocodile in Belltown on March 4-5. Get tickets and more info on the Freakout website.
13. Go to a wine tasting (or several)
Who knew March was such a big month for wine in Seattle? Check out these upcoming tastings and festivals that celebrate wine as well as other beverages and food:
- The Annual PNA Wine Taste at Phinney Center on Saturday, March 4
- Snohomish Wine Festival at Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish on Saturday, March 4
- Taste Washington at Lumen Field and other Seattle venues from March 6 to 13
- The New Vintage soirée at Block 41 in Belltown on March 10
- The Big Taste at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park on March 25
Also if wine isn’t your thing, you can get tickets for the Bellevue Bourbon Bash at Daniel’s Broiler on March 4 instead.
14. Cheer on the Sounders at a home game
Get in the spirit for a new season of Ted Lasso by going to a
football soccer match. The Seattle Sounders are playing two exciting home games at Lumen Field this month:
- Sounders vs. Salt Lake on March 4
- Sounders vs. LAFC on March 18
15. 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 5.
16. Meet Buoy the Kraken mascot at a hockey game
Watch the Seattle Kraken play a home game this month at Climate Pledge Arena:
- Anaheim Ducks on March 7 and March 30
- Ottawa Senators on March 9
- Dallas Stars March 11 and March 13
- Edmonton Oilers on March 18
17. 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’ 110th Birthday.
Not sure where to go? Check out our guide to the best Washington state parks.
18. Check out the Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival starts on March 9 with an opening night at AMC Pacific Place 11 and runs through March 26. You can choose to watch the films in-person or virtually.
19. 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 2023 St. Patrick’s Day events in Seattle, including a parade:
- The Irish Tenors will perform songs of Ireland at Benaroya Hall in Seattle on March 3
- Irish soda bread contest at T.S. McHugh’s in Queen Anne on March 4
- St. Patrick’s Landing at 5:00 p.m. at Lake Union Park in South Lake Union on March 10
- Seattle Irish Festival at Seattle Center on March 11 and March 12
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 1:00 p.m. at Jefferson St & 4th Ave on March 11
- St. Patrick’s Day Dash at Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne on March 12
- St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Hotel Andra in Belltown on March 17
- St. Patrick’s Dinner Cruise departing from Waterways Cruises in South Lake Union on March 17
20. Celebrate Holi at a neon dance party
Neon Holi is an annual Festival of Colors Bollywood dance party at Nectar Lounge in Fremont on March 11 and March 12. It’s a fun way to celebrate the famous Hindu festival Holi right here in Seattle.
21. Learn about the Tyrannosaurus rex
If Dinos Alive wasn’t enough for you, this month’s National Geographic Live at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall will cover the T. rex on March 12-14. A professional paleontologist will put on an informative show with National Geographic footage and images.
22. Attend a live show of interesting talks
This hour-and-a-half live show is much better than whatever’s on Netflix. Ten speakers will take turns delivering brief talks at Ignite Seattle at Town Hall Seattle in First Hill on March 16. Topics will range from masculinity culture to understanding patents using Frisbees.
Tickets start at $10 but you can also watch it virtually from home.
23. Go to a Seattle design festival
Learn about design, film, and architecture at ByDesign Festival at Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill on March 17-19. There will be films, performances, interactive activities, and more.
24. Celebrate the spring holiday of Navruz
Join other Seattleites in celebrating the Uzbekistan holiday Navruz (also known as Nowruz) at Shoreline Community College on March 18. This event promises “Central Asian food, fun, and entertainment through a festive meal (including fresh Uzbek plov and samsa), dance performances, a fashion show, a children’s corner, and more!” Children age 5 and under have free admission.
25. Go to a French festival in Seattle
Celebrate French-speaking cultures at Seattle’s French Fest on March 19 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.
26. 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 23 and continuing into April, this festival will put on 40 comedy, vaudeville, and burlesque shows at Broadway Performance Hall in Capitol Hill.
27. Catch a live show by talented young musicians
If you loved MoPOP’s Sound Off! Music Showcase you won’t want to miss this. The future of Seattle music will be on display at More Music at the Moore Theatre on March 24. The lineup features “exceptional young musicians mixing up diverse music styles.”
28. Watch a thrilling motorcross race
Off-road motorcycles will take over Seattle’s Lumen Field for AMA Supercross on March 25.
29. Eat and drink your way around Georgetown
For only $5 you can enjoy tasty food and drinks from over a dozen local businesses during Georgetown Bites at Georgetown Trailer Park Mall on March 25.
30. Celebrate Norwegian culture in Ballard
Head to Leif Erikson Hall in Ballard on March 25 for the annual Norwegian Heritage Day celebration. This is a free, family-friendly event that will have food, music, a parade, and more.
31. Get a Seattle dog at a baseball game
Baseball season returns at the end of the month! The Seattle Mariners will be playing a home game against the Cleveland Guardians at T-Mobile Park on March 30 and March 31.
32. 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
33. 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!
34. 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.
35. 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!).
36. 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.
37. 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.
38. Join a free writing circle
If you’re working on a writing project of any sort, join the Hugo House drop-in writing circle at the Seattle Public Library Fremont branch. It’s free and is a great way to connect with other writers. The next writing circle is on Tuesday, March 14.
39. 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.
40. 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:
- The 17 Most Beautiful Restaurants In Seattle
- New Seattle Restaurant Street Eats Is Destined For Lunch Greatness In SLU
- Sugo Hand Roll Bar Has Opened Shio, Its New Bar And Lounge
- The Best Cheap Eats In Seattle For Under $15, According To Locals
- The 10 Most Essential Burgers In Seattle
- The 46 Best Bars In Seattle, According to Seattleites Themselves
- Enjoy Vegan Burgers And Shakes At Next Level Burger In Ballard
- The 9 Most Well-Hidden Secret Bars In Seattle