Wonderful Things to Do in Seattle this Weekend That Will Mesmerize and Inspire You
Community Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. January 17, 2020, 12-1:30 pm. Mount Zion Baptist Church. Featuring live gospel sounds and stirring speakers.
MLK Weekend Run. January 18, 2020, 10 am. Magnuson Park. Run for social justice by hitting your 5K, 10K, or 15K stride.
Womxn's March on Seattle. January 18, 2020, 1-4 pm. Featuring a rally at Cal Anderson Park with a march downtown. Free.
Tet in Seattle. January 18 & 19, 2020. Seattle Center Armory. Take your time, get ready, and get Tet to celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year in style with a marketplace, live entertainment, food, fashion, martial arts, and activities. Free.
Seattle Wine & Film Festival. January 18 & 19, 2020. The Old Rainier Brewery. This film fest gives guests access to wine tasting, chocolate, cheese, a vintner's talk, great guitar music, and the opportunity to view 15 films in the art gallery. Actually, they had us at the wine, and the rest is pretty perfect, too.
Iconic Pleasures and Cool Seattle Treasures
Pike Place Market. 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101. Savored by foodies since 1907, this market with a view to the Elliot Bay waterfront is one of the oldest continuously operated farmers' markets in the US. Free.
Chihuly Garden and Glass. 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109. Set like a jewel in the Seattle Center, this museum lets viewers see the epic, ethereally beautiful and visually stunning glass studio and artwork of artist Dale Chihuly.
Waterfall Garden. 219 2nd Ave S. Pioneer Square. A serene oasis of tranquility in the heart of a busy city. A venue to relax and reflect. Free.
The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Explore contemporary popular culture in an art venue set in the Seattle Center, and opened by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Tickets: $23-28.
Ocean Greens. 9724 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. This Marijuana Shop inspires Yelpers to share the love and claim it as one of their favorites in the city, citing a friendly ambiance, good deals, they raise money for individuals receiving treatment at Fred Hutch, and there is the occasional treat of live music.
Market Theater Gum Wall. 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101. Yes, it is a brick wall festooned in pre-chewed chewing gum. You'll find the alley close-by the Pike Place Market. A thought-provoking tribute to gum and to humankind's desire to leave a mark on their environment. Why should you go? Why wouldn't you want to? Dude, it's a gum alley! Free.
Space Needle. 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109. Erected in Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle has become a Seattle icon, photo op, and city landmark.
Enjoy all the cultural treasures, occasions for pleasure, indie bands, and paradises of delights that Seattle has to offer to the intrepid visitor and locals who have the privilege to explore and experience this great gray pearl of a city.