5 Events in April You Won't Want to Miss
Here in the Seattle, Washington, area, there are a variety of events, festivals, and other activities held throughout the year. This April, check out these can’t-miss happenings.
If you eat a meat-free diet, you’ll enjoy visiting the Vegfest 2017, held on April 1 to 2 at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall on Mercer Street and 3rd Avenue North. It’s open on both days from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and tickets are $9 for those ages 13 and up. Admission for children ages 12 and under is free.
Your ticket gets you access to a variety of cooking demonstrations by chefs from around the country, along with a free deluxe tote bag that contains food coupons and a cookbook, a children’s section, nutrition and health information, and more than 500 free food samples.
Restaurant Week is a great way to try new eateries in the Seattle area. It takes place on April 2 to 6 and 9 to 13 at 165 different restaurants throughout Seattle. Each location offers a three-course meal for a discounted price, with specialty items that are only available during the event. Restaurant Week only takes place on weeknights, and options include spots that serve all kinds of fare, such as American, Italian, Mediterranean, seafood, Asian, Mexican, French, and steaks.
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
You don’t have to travel to Japan to experience the gorgeous cherry blossoms. This festival takes place on April 21 to 23 at the Fisher Pavilion. The 2017 festival will mark the 41st anniversary of the event, which celebrates the cultural influence of Japan through music, arts, crafts, dance, games, and food. It was founded to show appreciation for 1,000 cherry trees that the Prime Minister Takeo Miki gifted to the city of Seattle in 1976. It’s the oldest event in the Seattle Center Festal series and one of the first ethnic festivals to be held annually in the city.
National Park Week
In mid-April, National Park Week is an event that takes place across the country. Here in the Seattle area, you can visit several areas and take part in this national celebration of heritage while you explore the gorgeous natural surroundings. Some of the spots include Klondike Gold Rush – Seattle Unit, Wing Luke Museum, and places along the National Historic Trail. Admission is free to these parks and sites during the week of April 15 to 23.
World Rhythm Festival
If you love music and rhythm, make a plan to attend the 24th annual World Rhythm Festival on April 28 to 30. Admission is free for all ages and includes access to workshops, performances, and showcases put on by the Seattle World Percussion Society. Friday, April 28 is the best day to bring your family, while Saturday and Sunday include more workshops to learn more about making your own music. On Saturday night, join the crowd for a dance party.
With so much to do and see in Seattle in April, you can skip the typical dinner and a movie and enjoy something different at one of these fun and exciting events.
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