7 festivals to check out around Seattle March 2020

Feb 28 2020, 11:33 am

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

From ComiCon to Festal, here are seven festivals taking place around the city that you won’t want to miss.

Emerald City ComiCon

 

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What: Come in cosplay and meet some of your favorite creators and superfans. The ComicCon is a celebration of fandom and will include appearances by Mark Ruffalo, Michael J. Fox, Levar Burton, and more. The main features of the festival include Artist Alley, Cosplay Central, Family HQ, Star Wars, Gaming, Pop Asia, Writer’s Block, and Homegrown.

When: March 12 to 15, 2020
Time: Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations; map available online
Admission: $25+; available online

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Seattle’s French Fest

 

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What: Although France comes to mind when you think “French Fest,” the festival is for way more than a single country. Seattle’s French Fest is a celebration of all French-speaking cultures through music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, film screenings, wine tastings, a baguette tasting festival, and more.

When: March 22, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Armory Food and Event Hall — Seattle Center, Seattle
Admission: Free

Seattle’s Irish Festival

 

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What: Come together to enjoy a festival full of Irish heritage, culture, and arts with two days of traditional music, step-dancing, lectures, genealogy workshops, Irish films, exhibits, displays, and more. The festival is organized by the Irish Heritage Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Irish cultural activities in Western Washington.

When: March 14 to 15, 2020
Time:
All-day
Where: Armory Food and Event Hall — Seattle Center, Seattle
Admission: Free

Moisture Festival

 

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What: Don’t let the word moist keep you away from this weeks-long comedy festival taking place this March. The festival features high energy comedy/varietè shows which will make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads, and appreciate live entertainment. The festival will present both burlesque shows and varitè shows.

When: March 12 to April 15, 2020
Time: Timings vary based on the day; a full schedule can be found online
Where: Hale’s Palladium — 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle
Admission: Available online

Seattle Improvised Music Festival

 

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What: Watch four visiting artists join a handful of esteemed Seattle artists 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: March 11 to 15, 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: By donation; suggested donation of $5 to $20

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

 

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What: Show your appreciation for Jewish filmmakers at the 25th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival. The festival aims to depict the global and Jewish Israeli experience.

When: March 19 to 20, 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: Available online

Taste Washington

 

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What: Enjoy a variety of all-inclusive foodie events scattered around the city. Taste Washington events include panels with renowned chefs, dinner series’, discussions, tastings, and more.

When: March 19 to 22, 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: Available online