Seattle May 2024

Seattle May 2024 Events

Seattle May 2024 Events

Find Something to Smile About This Month in Seattle

Average temperature low and high: 50°-63°
May offers plenty of reasons to smile in the Pacific Northwest. From national musical acts to rip-roaring standup, Seattle is kicking things into high gear this month. As the weather starts to clear up, there will be plenty of opportunities to book bicycle tours along the water and take selfies at the Space Needle or just enjoy a boozy Cinco de Mayo brunch. Cap off the month by celebrating Memorial Day in style at any number of restaurants before experiencing all that Seattle has to offer after dark.

May Event Calendar

Vegfest

Vegfest

Learn about plant-based diets at Vegfest, hosted at the Washington State Fair Events Center Pavilion. Try delicious meat-free dishes and pick up some new recipes to make at home, then learn about how to improve your diet during lectures from medical doctors. Even people who consider bacon to be a food group will enjoy the array of options at the festival.

Seattle International Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

One of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival, features hundreds of new films across various genres, such as independent, documentary, and feature films. Past movies have included Trainspotting, Whale Rider, and other hit debuts. There are also usually panel discussions, parties, and special events to celebrate the craft of cinema. Film buffs will want to attend this audience-focused event. Get more information from their official website.

Spirit of Africa Festival

Spirit of Africa Festival

The Spirit of Africa Festival, held at Seattle Center, is an annual event celebrating Africa's diverse heritage through music, dance, art, fashion, and cuisine. This cultural experience promotes unity and understanding among Pacific Northwest communities. Enjoy performances by talented musicians and dancers, interactive workshops, and a marketplace featuring authentic African arts and crafts. The family-friendly festival provides an opportunity to appreciate Africa's rich culture and make long-lasting connections.

Fisherman's Village Music Festival

Fisherman\'s Village Music Festival

The Fisherman's Village Music Festival is back for its 11th year, taking place from May 16th to 18th. This year's festival will feature a variety of musical acts from different genres, such as Allen Stone, Drive-By Truckers, SOL, Shovels & Rope and many more. Additionally, there will be an array of food and drink vendors, art installations, and other attractions. Weekend wristbands and VIP tickets are available. Prices range from $24.72 to $163.77.

U District StreetFair

U District StreetFair

The U District StreetFair is a weekend full of the best food trucks, like the Alaska Weathervane Scallop Food Truck, ice-cold beers in the beer garden, and crafts from local artisans. The two stages will host live performances from local musicians. The line-up for the 2024 will be announced soon. Kids won't want to miss the Kid Zone, created with fun games and activities to keep them entertained and ensure the festival is fun for the whole family.

Northwest Folklife Festival

Northwest Folklife Festival

Delve into Pacific Northwest culture at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Visit the Seattle Center to see live music and dance performances, as well as browse stunning craftwork by local artisans. Everything centers around showcasing the area's culture - its Native American roots and fishing culture evolution to modern-day Seattle's indie vibe.  

Hood Canal Fjord Fest

Hood Canal Fjord Fest

Hood Canal Fjord Fest is a Memorial Day weekend event celebrating local seafood, especially Hood Canal Spot Shrimp. The family can enjoy rides, crafts, food booths, and a beer and wine garden. The entertainment lineup features diverse bands like Chocolate George, Philthy, El Steiner, Locust Street Taxi, Jack Dwyer and Jack Tierney, Black Diamond Junction, and many more. Visitors can also harvest clams and oysters on nearby public beaches. Gate fees are $10 per day, with free entry for kids under 12, active military, and veterans.

Seattle Events in May

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 02 at Trinity WRG Presents Nitti
Fri, May 03 at Trinity Fridays at Trinity
Fri, May 03 at Q Nightclub NOCHES LUCIDAS: SAINTE VIE
Sat, May 04 at Trinity Reload Saturdays at Trinity
Sun, May 05 at Trinity WRG Presents Soundwavs w/ Snbrn
Thu, May 09 at Trinity WRG Presents The Widdler
Fri, May 10 at Trinity Fridays at Trinity
Sat, May 11 at Trinity WRG Presents SOUNDWAVS w/ Westend
Sat, May 11 at Trinity Reload Saturdays at Trinity
Sat, May 11 at Q Nightclub ANYTHING GOES
Fri, May 17 at Trinity Fridays at Trinity
Fri, May 17 at Q Nightclub KYLE WALKER
Things to do in Seattle

Things to Do in Seattle in May

Visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum
Take in some culture at any of the eight galleries, the sculpture garden, or the famous Glasshouse that make up this Seattle must-see. Be sure to check out their series of workshops and concerts too for something a little extra!

Grab a Drink at the Rabbit Hole

Grab a Drink at the Rabbit Hole
Trust us when we say you’ll want to spend an evening or two down this particular Rabbit Hole. Enjoy what’s on tap at this local favorite and challenge your friends or a friendly stranger to some skeeball while you’re at it!