Seattle, WA Events Calendar - things to watch when moving to Seattle

Event Calendar

Thinking about moving to Seattle, WA?  Here are some of the events coming up in the area - before you move stop by to take in some of these exciting activities.
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October 10 - November 11, 2014
Seattle
2014 Earshot Jazz Festival
50+ distinctive concerts, events, and jazz greats in venues all around the city.
October 22-26, 2014
Tacoma
Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival
One of the largest holiday shows in the west. Gifts, unique handcrafted items, entertainment, culinary demonstrations by local chefs, special foods, Santa and more.
October 24-25, 2014
La Conner
Boneshaker Bicycle Festival
This scenic cycling event has everything a rider could want as you tour the boo-tiful Skagit Valley. Fun rest stops, post-ride entertainment, discounts around town and at several lodging establishments, and a great staff to help.
October 24-26, 2014
Port Gamble
Port Gamble Ghost Conference 2014
Award winning paranormal conference for dedicated experts, the curious novice, the uncertain skeptic and the lover of ghost stories- anyone with an interest in paranormal phenomena.
October 24-25, 2014
Eatonville
Annual Hoot & Howl Celebration
tours, crafts, games, animal encounters, trick-or-treat, prizes
October 25-26, 2014
Elbe
Pumpkin Express
Ride the train to a pumpkin patch where kids find a pumpkin to take home. Don't forget your costume & camera!
October 26
Bellevue
BAM-O-WEEN
Halloween and autumn-themed art and activities, face painting and artist demos! Costumes are encouraged. Ages 4 ‐ 12. Free.
November 1-2, 2014
Seattle
Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar
Three floors of Scandinavian crafts, gifts, baked goods, music, entertainment, and fun! Smörgås, pea soup, waffles and meatballs on Saturday, Swedish pancakes on Sunday
November 1-2, 2014
Port Townsend, WA
Holiday Fair
Arts, Crafts, Gifts. Wide variety of hand crafted and commerical gifts. Pictures with Santa (noon-4pm), raffles, fair restaurant open. Free Admission.
November 1
Shoreline
Canterbury Fair Holiday Bazaar
Arts & crafts, collectibles, handcrafted items, home made edibles, cookie/coffee bar, hot lunch served, music, books, “flea market” finds.
November 1-2, 2014
Seattle
Dia de Muertos
A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed. Live performances, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead.
November 6
Seattle
Cheap Wine & Poetry
Reading with local poets, Free event, $1 wine & beer.
November 8
Bellevue
Holiday Bazaar at the Bellevue Club
Some of the region’s best artists and craftpeople. From accessories, art, clothing and toys to delicious, local confections you are sure to find something that is right for you. Free, open to the public
November 8
Auburn
49th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance
One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the nation. 200 units and over 5,500 parade participants, including over 25 marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more.
November 22 - December 2, 2014
Seattle
37th Annual Festival of Trees
Beautifully decorated trees displayed at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Each tree is available for sponsorship or purchase. Money raised will be used for the Seattle Children's Autism Center and Uncompensated care at Seattle Children's. Free event. Gala Dinner on 22nd requires tickets.
November 22
Arlington
Holiday Garden Art & Craft Show
Hand crafted art and gifts for sale by local artisans. Fresh wreaths, garden art, and more.
November 22
Seattle
Yulefest
A taste of a traditional Nordic Christmas. 40 merchants, Nordic inspired wares, raffle, food, music, performances, and more.
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Tacoma
Zoolights
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel, or take a spin on the antique carousel.

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