No fooling—the first full month of spring brings tons of entertainment options across genres to Seattle. Below, we've compiled the biggest art and theater shows, concerts, food events, and other great things to do, from Shania Twain to Billy Porter, and from Independent Bookstore Day to Record Store Day. You can also browse our April events calendar to see these events at a glance, or check out our spring guide for seasonal events like plant sales and things to do for Earth Day.
COMMUNITY & FESTIVALS
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023
After the long, hard winter, the best way to shock you out of seasonal depression is to stick your face in a ton of fresh flowers. You’re in luck, because Skagit Valley’s annual Tulip Festival is really something to behold as, quite literally, millions of pink, yellow, purple, orange, and red tulips shoot up from the ground and announce that winter is finally over. (Or at least, it’s over in the rest of the world. It’ll be chilly here through June.) While you could fly to Holland to get your fill of tulips, the trip up I-5 is quicker, safer, cheaper, and, with one mountain range to the east and another to your west, even more Instagrammable than Amsterdam.
Skagit Valley (April 1–30)