6 festivals to check out around Seattle February 2020

Jan 16 2020, 8:10 pm

Man, we Seattlites sure love our festivals. There seems to be a new one popping up every weekend.

From bluegrass concerts to cake-making concerts, here are six festivals taking place around the city that you won’t want to miss:

Seattle Boat Show 2020


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What: Meet other sailing enthusiasts while enjoying over 400 exhibitors and 230+ boating and fishing seminars at the West Coast’s largest boat show. The seminars cover everything from key practices and understanding diesel engines to successful Puget Sound shrimping and Winter Blackmouth fishing.

When: January 24 to February 1, 2020
Time: 11 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday; 10 am to 8 pm Saturday; 10 am to 6 pm Sunday
Where: Centurylink Field Event Center and Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union
Admission: $17; kids 17 and under are free
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Northwest Flower and Garden Festival


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What: For those who love plants and flowers, the Northwest Garden Festival is the spot for you. The annual event features over 30 display gardens, a garden market, and over 100 free seminars and workshops.

When: February 26 to March 1, 2020
Time: Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Washington State Convention Center — 705 Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: $10+; tickets are available online and in-person
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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival


What: Watch twelve local artists join a handful of esteemed artists from all over the US as they improvise pieces in front of an audience. You’ll essentially be sitting in on a perfectly timed jam session with an array of talented musicians spanning several generations and genres.

When: February 6 to 10, 2020
Time: Timings vary based on the day; a full schedule can be found online
Where: Locations vary based on the day; a full schedule can be found online
Admission: shows are by donation; suggested donation of $5 to $20

Seattle Cake Con


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What: If you’re really keen on improving your craft or simply love checking out cakes, come out to the second annual Seattle Cake Con held during President’s Day Weekend. With guest pastry chefs conducting live demos and classes, you’re sure to walk out of there with more knowledge than you had walking in.

When: February 16 and 17, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 115 Bell Street, Seattle
Admission: 12 and under, free; general admission, $25; tickets are available online
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Wintergrass Music Festival


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What: Enjoy over 25 bluegrass artists all in one place: the Hyatt Regency hotel. Over four days, guests of all ages can watch concerts at four different stages, join in on a music education program or workshop, and attend impromptu jams and dances.

When: February 20 to 23, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 5:45 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Seattle — 808 Howell Street, Seattle
Admission: $15+; tickets are available online
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Seattle Museum Month


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What: This February, stay in a downtown Seattle hotel and receive 50% off admission to select Seattle museums. When checking in, be sure to ask the hotel staff for a Seattle Museum Month packet. The packet will contain a map of the participating museums and a guest pass valid for up to four guests from February 1 to 29, 2020.

Where: Seattle Museums
When: February 1 to 29
Admission: Half-price admission with a stay at a participating downtown Seattle hotel
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