Last week’s rain had us all looking forward to warm, sunny days ahead. Thankfully, in just one week, the sun will be setting an hour later, and in two weeks, it will officially be spring!
Not to mention, entertainment and events are back and better than ever. This may be the best spring season we’ve seen in a while!
Seize the spring and get the most out of the season with some of these ideas!
Seattle Irish Festival – Need St. Patrick’s Day plans? Look no further than the Seattle Irish Festival. This event has been around since 1982, and festivities include a parade, a 5k, music and dance performances, and more. Get all the info you need about the festival here. Fun fact: Seattle and Galway, Ireland are actually sister cities!
Visit a winery – There are tons of wineries in the state and PNW region, and many will be celebrating new spring releases with tastings and special events. Some even have outdoor entertainment spaces for getting the most out of warm days. Get dressed up and go treat yourself!
Hike (duh!) – Hiking is always a good idea around here. Spring temperatures and views make for a uniquely beautiful time of year to hit the trail. Check out the Washington Trails Association’s list of 12 hikes featuring beautiful wildflowers around the state! Although maybe be proactive and pack some decongestants (hello, pollen).
Washington Spring Fair – Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun this April! The spring fair features rides, activities for kids, shows, and delicious food. Calories don’t count at the fair, right?! Tip: kids’ admission and parking are free on Thursdays! Check out more info here.
Brewery crawl – The warmer the weather, the more appealing cold beer is. Take a week to visit a few local microbreweries and try their unique spring flavors. Plus, you can kick back on an outdoor patio and get some fresh air.
Visit Tulip Town – This Skagit Valley gem features sprawling acres of walkable tulip fields that you can frolic through to your heart’s desire. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the feeling and color of spring! Click here to visit their website and schedule your visit.