MAR 2022

The Emerald City is a sight to behold and an experience to be had in March!

Thinking what there is to do in Seattle in March?

Looking for awesome events and activities taking place in the Emerald City this month?

With spring heralding its arrival and the winter cold beating a retreat, March is a great time to visit Seattle and have a day out around here. To help you plan, here are the…

10 BEST things to do in Seattle in March

  • Join St. Patrick’s Day parades

  • Attend the Tartan Ball

  • Attend a thrilling theatrical performance at A Contemporary Theatre

  • Be reduced to tears at the Moisture Festival…

  • Attend the opera

  • Go on a luxury cruise

  • Test how good you are at finding and using escape room clues at Seattle’s best escape room

  • Attend a Sherlock Holmes play at Wade James Theatre in Edmonds

  • Enjoy the city skyline from the Space Needle

  • Visit Pike Place Market

Join St. Patrick’s Day parades


St. Patty’s day this year is on a Thursday (March 17th). And if you’re in Seattle, you should absolutely join in the celebration of the Patron Saint of the Irish.

  • The St. Patrick’s Pirates Landing event - a reenactment of the kidnapping of St. Patrick by pirates - on Saturday, March 12th at 5:00pm in Lake Union Park.

  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Sunday, March 13th, 1pm onwards. It starts at 4th and James and proceeds towards Westlake Park and the Seattle Center.

  • The Irish Festival at the Seattle Center, on the weekend before St. Paddy’s (that is Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th) from 12pm to 6pm.

    • The event will include dance performances, Irish language lessons, ‘genealogy sessions’ (tracing any Irish ancestry you have), and a whole lot more!

And those are just the parades.

A lot of restaurants, bars and other establishments in Seattle hold their own events for St. Paddy’s Day.

Attend the Tartan Ball


It’s only fair that attendance at an Irish event should be balanced out by attendance at a Scottish event.

From its humble beginnings as an informal gathering of members of the St. Andrews Society (a society or fraternity of Americans of Scottish descent), theTartan Ball has grown into a grand Seattle event.

From just Scottish country music and dancing, its programs have grown to include ballroom dancing and drinks (plus Bring Your Own Snacks…but not Alcohol, to remain in line with local regulations).

Takes place in the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup.

Dates: 7pm to 12am on Saturday, March 19th.

Website: Go to webpage

Attend a thrilling theatrical performance at A Contemporary Theatre


Written by Obie Award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath and directed by Brandon J Simmons, The Thin Place is based on the relationship between two ladies - one is a medium who can communicate with the dead, and the other has suffered a great personal loss.

As the theatre puts it,

This mesmerizing new play by Obie Award-winner Lucas Hnath takes you to the thin place, the fragile boundary between our world and the next. Perhaps it’s merely a cunning illusion that awakens our deepest desires, but then again so is this spine-tingling show.

Dates: Friday March 18th to Sunday April 10th.

Website: Go to webpage

Be reduced to tears at the Moisture Festival…


…you should note that these are tears of joy. Accompanied by peals of laughter.

The Moisture Festival is the largest comedy/varieté show in the world. It takes place in Seattle every year, in the spring.

What is comedy/varieté?

Each artist does their skit within a small (3 to 15 minute) time slot, accompanied by a live band. And while you may know many of the performing artists, you won’t be informed of their acts in advance, making everything you see here completely unexpected, and drawing a heartfelt, spontaneous response.

And the performers can be anyone from aerialists to strongmen/women, magicians to comedians, and even tap dancers to drill teams.

They also have a burlesque show (by the Libertease Cabaret) presented at a separate location.

Dates: Thursday March 17th to Sunday April 10th.

Website: Go to webpage

Attend the opera

If operatic performances are to your taste, the onset of spring is a great time to attend one!

Seattle Opera in particular has a great slate of performances in March. Plus, if you’re into radio, you can tune in to King FM 98.1 at 10am on Saturdays for broadcasts of previous performances.

You can visit their website for a list of their March programs.

The Youth Symphony Orchestra also has a great lineup scheduled for March.

Go on a luxury cruise


Take in the wondrous sights across the city skyline and Lake Union and Lake Washington as you settle into your private table and enjoy your meal, listen to the captain’s captivating commentary on the sights, and look into wine and appetizer  menus to see whether you fancy perking up your experience!

From lunch cruise to dining cruise and even Sunday supper cruise - there are a lot of options for you to choose from!

A great experience that the entire family will enjoy!

Note: As of now, there is a limit of ten guests per private table, due to the COVID situation.

Website: Go to webpage

Test how good you are at finding and using escape room clues at Seattle’s best escape room

Looking for something to do in Seattle on a weekend night, with family and friends?

A thrilling experience in which everyone can actively take part?

Then team up, and head down to our 1st Avenue location where you can…

  • Break into a top secret bunker on a highly classified military mission to stop a lethal missile strike.

  • Find a way out of a maximum security prison and break out, while you still can.

  • Match wits with a dangerous criminal mastermind as you seek a way out of his lair.

Do you have what it takes to solve puzzles, uncover and understand clues and beat the game?

Haven’t done any escape rooms before, and want some escape room clue examples to see how tough they are?

Rather than see a few examples here, book a game with Seattle’s best loved escape room - Fox in a Box - and find out for yourself!

Attend a Sherlock Holmes play at Wade James Theatre in Edmonds


If you like escape rooms, you’re going to love this.

A play based on the stories of Sherlock Holmes, as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Only, the play takes the spotlight off of Holmes, and makes Watson the main character.

It takes off right after the events at Reichenbach Falls, where Holmes and his nemesis Professor M were thought to have fallen to their deaths.

Since then, Dr. Watson has been busy disproving the claims of various imposters all claiming to be his late friend, the great detective.

However, one day he received a telegram informing him that three men, all claiming to be Holmes, have been admitted to an asylum in remote Scotland. Can he investigate and find out if one of the trio really IS Sherlock?

Dates: Friday March 4th to Sunday March 27th, on various dates and times.

Website: Go to webpage

Enjoy the city skyline from the Space Needle


One of our city’s defining landmarks, the Space Needle is a must-visit in Seattle.

Even if you’ve been there before, the spectacular view of Seattle’s skyline you can enjoy from atop it makes a repeat visit totally worthwhile. Especially if you want awesome content for your social media…

There’s a gift shop if you want mementos or gifts for your loved ones…and the Seattle Center is right next door, if you’re looking for dining and shopping options afterwards!

Visit Pike Place Market


Pike Place Market is one of the oldest farmers’ in the United States, and possibly Seattle’s most famous farmers’ market.

It’s home to the very first Starbucks outlet in the world.

March is a great time to visit and check out the various items on sale, including several indigenous preparations that may not be available any other time.

Dates: Throughout March, 9am to 6pm.

Website: Go to webpage

Visiting Seattle in March