The first day of spring was March 20th, but the real spring always seems to come at a different time in Seattle. Events like the Daylight Savings time change help us adjust to the warmer weather and the longer days, but sometimes we need a few ideas to truly take advantage of the spring in Seattle.
If you’re a new resident of the Seattle region, here are some of the fun activities you may wish to consider this year.
Attend the Sasquatch Music Festival
The large Sasquatch Music Festival in late may is an excellent way to say goodbye to spring and usher in the unofficial start of summer. Tickets at the Sasquatch Music Festival are $325 for three-day passes, $129 for single-day tickets, $899 for a 4-pack of three-day passes, and $387 for a 4-pack of single-day tickets.
According to Do206, the festival:
“…will again take place at the award-winning Gorge Amphitheatre on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018.”
Here are some of the performers, singers, and artists expected to attend the Sasquatch Music Festival:
- Bon Iver
- The National
- Modest Mouse
- David Byrne
- Ray Lamontagne,
- Tyler, the Creator
- Grizzly Bear
- Explosions in the Sky
- Neko Case
- Vice Staples
Some of the tickets usually sell out at the concert, so it’s a good idea to pick up tickets early if you want to attend the concert.
Go Watch Some Whales
There have already been some pretty famous movies made about the whales that swim in the waters around Seattle and the Sound, but there’s nothing quite like actually seeing killer whales in person rather than on a movie screen. There are several companies that offer tours of Seattle’s waters for whale watching, as well as companies that offer vacation packages for multiple outdoor adventures around Seattle.
Some of the companies that offer whale watching and sight-seeing tours in Seattle include:
- Clipper Vacations
- Puget Sound Express
- San Juan Safaris
You can even take any of the Washington State Ferries across the sound and keep an eye on the water while you float along to Bainbridge Island or consider the unique outing offered by Sea Quest Expeditions, which puts you in a kayak for your whale watching adventure:
“The San Juan Islands of Washington are famous as the top orca whale watching location in the United States. The first park in the world dedicated to whale watching was created here. Easily accessed from Seattle, the sheltered waters of the San Juans are the perfect place for beginners to kayak with killer whales.”
Have Fun at the SABROSO Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
If you’d like to enjoy an adventure that requires a little less exertion on your part, you can always plan to visit the SABROSO Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival. Local breweries show up at this festival and are paired with local taco makers for a pretty unique take on the food festival. The festival is slated to travel to a variety of cities around the United States and will make its stop in Portland in the middle of May on the 13th
Major music acts Pennywise and The Offspring are slated to appear, and the festival expects more than 100 different craft beers to be available for tasting by guests. According to the official site:
“Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, headlined by The Offspring is a day filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!
This Sabroso festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites. Festival hours will be 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP entry is noon).”
All tickets purchased for the festival include access to the music stage, as well as beer tasting for everyone aged 21 and up.
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