SpotHero Spring Picks:  Our top 6 things to Do in Seattle this Spring

Spring is finally here! We compiled a list of all our favorite things to do this time of year, just for you. Here are SpotHero’s top six things to do in Seattle in springtime.

Moisture Festival

Dates: March 21 – April 14

Location: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway.

Price: Varies. View a full schedule and purchase here.

Details: This annual spring festival is the largest comedy/varietè festival in the world! Enjoy four weeks of live short performances by comedians, acrobats, musicians, and more. Learn more about the festival and performances here.

Visit the Cherry Blossoms

Dates: Varies, this year peak bloom is expected in mid-to-late March.

Location: Various locations across Seattle, the most popular is The Quad at University of Washington, Pierce Lane.

Price: Free!

Details: Spend some time celebrating spring with the Seattle cherry blossoms! Peak bloom, meaning the period when 70% of the trees’ buds are blossoming, varies year to year, but typically happens in late March-early April. You can track the blossoms’ progress and learn more about the University of Washington trees here.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Dates: April 1 – 30

Location: Various locations throughout Skagit Valley.

Price: Varies depending on activities. Find a full list of events here.

Details: Spend the month of April enjoying the blooms at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, as well as exploring the many events on offer! In addition to the spectacular tulip fields, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, explore local museums and farms, and visit street fairs all month long. Learn more here.

Seattle International Film Festival

Dates: May 9 – 19

Location: Various theaters and venues throughout Seattle.

Price: Varies depending on event, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Each year, SIFF offers a slew of special screenings, talks and events, and looks to build community and connection between filmmakers and those who love film. You can learn more here.

Cheer on the Mariners

Dates: The Mariners home opener is Thursday, March 28. You can check out the full schedule here.

Location: T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Avenue S.

Price: Varies based on opponent. Learn more here

Details: When the weather is nice, grab your friends and head over to T-Mobile Park to cheer on the home team. We can’t think of a better way to spend a spring day!

Jet off on Spring Break

If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Transportation Tips and Tricks

Street parking and metered parking is available throughout Seattle. Metered parking is free on Sundays. Pay close attention to any posted signs; parking in a restricted spot could result in a ticket or even a tow or a boot. Click here for more information.

If you are planning on parking on the street, we would recommend downloading the PayByPhone app, which allows drivers to pay for parking and extend their time at a meter directly from their mobile device!

Seattle also has many garages and lots that are available for a fee. You can use SpotHero to reserve a spot in advance and park with ease!

Public Transportation

Seattle is served by the Sound transit system, which is available for a fee. If you’re going to a large event, consider parking further away in a less busy area and taking public transit to save time and money. You can learn more and view schedules here.

Happy Spring, Seattle!