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The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue · SeattleWashington98101 · United States  • Phone: 206-728-1000 · Hotel Reservations: 866-716-8108
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Things to Do in Seattle

Seattle, Washington, one of the Northwest's most vibrant and eclectic destinations, is known for its spectacular scenery, emerging businesses and innovative cultural landscape. Year-round adventures await as seasonal festivities and events provide endless entertainment in this waterfront city.

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, The Westin Seattle is your gateway to all of the things to do in Seattle that make this Northwest city famous - The Space Needle, the original Starbucks, Pike Place Market, the flagship Nordstrom, the Experience Music Project and the bustling waterfront - to name a few.

Weekends last longer at Westin with great local attractions to discover. Find and experience the best-kept secrets near your hotel with a collection of local experiences curated especially for Westin guests.

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Below, you'll find a description of things to do in Seattle. Simply ask our Concierge for additional information or help with reserving tickets.

Ballard Farmers Market, Happening Now

Every Sunday, at the picturesque year-round Ballard Avenue location, you'll find a thriving market that has won acclaim as one of the best local markets because of a constantly expanding variety of ingenious offerings and specialties from local farmers, culinary artists and craftsman designers.

Things to Do in Seattle - Ballard Market
Woodinville Wineries, Events Year Round

Check out the Woodinville Winery events happening during your visit. They offer an impressive summer concert series, remarkable restaurants, or experience the daily wine tastings.

Things to Do in Seattle - Winery
Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April

La Conner is a beautiful area between the mountains, the river, the farmlands and the salt water. La Conner is Tulip Central and home to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Parade, the Tulip Pedal, Tulip Art Shows, and Tulip Flightseeing Excursions taking off on the Swinomish Channel. La Conner offers the only waterfront lodging, shopping, and dining in Skagit Valley.

Things to Do in Seattle - Tulip Festival

Seattle International Film Festival, May - June
The 40th Annual Seattle Film Festival promises to be an exciting Viewing Event. Experience 25 Days of intense film viewing, where you can indulge in every type of cinema from the US & around the globe. From `famous` Directors to Independent Filmmakers, more than 300 Works will be showcased during this popular event.

Things to Do in Seattle - SIFF

Northwest Folklife Festival, May

This is the largest Folk Festival in the Country, drawing thousands of people from all over the world, to come and enjoy the multitude of Ethnic Traditions showcased here.  Participate in one of the most cultural things to do in Seattle and enjoy food, dance, art and crafts. 

Things to Do in Seattle - Folklife
Fremont Fair, June

Every year at the summer solstice, thousands of fairgoers get together and enjoy Seattle's Best Annual Street Event, the ever-evolving and ever-eclectic Fremont Fair. The Fair is a benefit for the anti-poverty programs of Fremont Public Association.
Things to Do in Seattle - Fremont Fair
Bite of Seattle, July

Plan to attend the Bite of Seattle, one of the most delicious things to do in Seattle! The Bite is filled with over 60 great restaurants, fantastic national and local entertainment on seven stages, sizzlin' cooking demonstrations and a whole lot more! Entertainment is an essential part of the Bite of Seattle. With over 150 acts in all, there is always something for everyone's listening pleasure. There are entertainment stages featuring all genres of music with local and national entertainment located all over the Bite grounds.

Things to Do in Seattle - Bite Of Seattle
Chevrolet Cup and Key Bank Air Show at Seafair, August

The Chevrolet Cup at Seafair is the culmination of the month-long Seafair Festival and is undoubtedly the Seafair weekend that thousands look forward to each summer. The action-packed weekend includes the fastest powerboats in the world, the Unlimited Hydroplanes and the Lights class with its high-intensity, deck-to-deck racing, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, fabulous Northwest food and a spectacular Saturday evening fireworks show.

Things to Do in Seattle - Seafair

Bumbershoot International Music & Arts Festival, September

Offering a variety of today’s most popular acts in music, comedy, film, art and literature, Bumbershoot is the perfect event to fill an afternoon or weekend. Enjoy the outdoor music and arts festival every Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center. 

Things to Do in Seattle - Bumbershoot

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker, November – December

Featuring beautiful costumes, action, adventure and a classic tale, the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker is a decades-long Seattle holiday tradition that offers entertainment for the whole family. Running regularly through the holiday season.

Things to Do in Seattle - The Nutcracker

Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo, November – December

Stroll through the western section of Woodland Park Zoo after dark to experience the Emerald City's newest holiday attraction. Decorated with LED lights, live reindeer and carolers, the holiday season is in full swing at Wildlights.

Things to Do in Seattle - Woodland Park Zoolights

Seattle Seahawks, August – December

Fun for the whole family – root for our Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field!

Things to Do in Seattle - Seahawks Football

Seattle Mariners, March – October

Cheer on the Seattle Mariners or take a tour of Safeco Field, one of the premier baseball facilities ever built!

Things to Do in Seattle - Mariners Baseball

Seattle Sounders, February - October  

Watch our very own Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field!  

Things to Do in Seattle - Sounders Soccer

Need additional ideas and inspiration? Get a glimpse of Seattle’s beauty, vibrancy, warmth and energy by watching the Seattle destination video on We look forward to sharing our city with you!