Whether you're from the Pacific Northwest or you're just passing through, if there's one thing you'll notice about Emerald City it is that the outdoors are beloved and revered. Meaning, we like to go outside. So it's safe to say that the calendar for Seattle events 2020 is going to be nothing short of epic.  

From star-studded Comic Cons to massive food, beer and weed festivals (yes, it's a thing), we're sharing some of the things we're adding to our bucket lists this year in order of their occurrence. 

Let's see about that list now, shall we? 

Emerald City Comic-Con

Price: Tickets start at $30

When: March 12 to 15, 2020

Address: Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: If you're a pop culture junkie, this is already your jam. But this year, the guest list of attendees has only gotten bigger. Not only are the Back to The Future stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd going to have a reunion at this spot, but Mark Ruffalo aka The Hulk is coming too! 


Seattle Cocktail District 

Price: Tickets start at $45.99 and up (includes 12 tasting tokens)

When: March 7, 2020

Address: Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: This cocktail carnival is your weekend location for pop-up bars, tastings, food, and take-home spirits. It's going to have everything from a tiki village to whiskey woods, an agave area, vodka village, and a gin garden. 


Cherry Blossom Festival 

Price: Free

When: April 24 to 26, 2020

Address: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can stroll through pathways of sakura trees while Taiko drums play on in the background, taste Japanese culinary fare, and revel in martial arts at this annual fest. 


Bacon & Beer Classic

Price: Tickets start at $65 and up 

When: April 25, 2020, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: There'll be over 100 beers plus countless pork-inspired dishes from cupcakes and ramen to sliders at this bacon fiesta


Seattle Restaurant Week Spring 2020

Price: $35 for a three-course meal at participating restaurants

When: March 29 to April 9, 2020

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Have you ever wanted to try a great restaurant, but realized it was just too damn expensive? Over upscale 165 restaurants throughout the city take part to give foodies a chance to tuck into envious pre-fixed menus for cheap. 



Price: On sale for $65 right now; $85 at the door

When: April 10 to 12, 2020

Address: Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: This anime convention will see everything from cosplay chess and masquerade balls to Manga library and gaming.  


Seattle Pride Parade

Price: Free

When: June 28, 2020

Address: Downtown Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: This colorful procession celebrates equality. It's the largest free pride festival in the U.S. featuring 4 stages of entertainment and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.


Ballard Seafood Festival

Price: Free

When: July 10 to 12, 2020

Address: Ballard, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Emerald City loves its seafood and this is a celebration of it (since 1974). You can expect a beer and cocktail garden buzzing with live music, crab shacks, and salmon barbeques all in one sunny neighborhood! 


Capitol Hill Block Party

Price: Several free events/ tickets to concerts start at $125 

When: July 17 to 19, 2020

Address: 925 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: This 3-day palooza celebrates one of Seattle's vibrant neighborhoods with the best local bars, restaurants, art shows, and a stellar music lineup (Lizzo was here last year). It's a city tradition!


All You Can Eat Ice Cream Festival

Price: $16 to $30 per person 

When: August 22 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 23 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: You can eat 60 flavors of unlimited ice cream at this two-day dessert palooza. 

Seattle Hempfest

Price: Free (suggested donation of $10)

When: August 14 to 16, 2020

Address: Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, WA

Why You Need To Go: Reportedly the largest cannabis convention in the world, this event will see pot lovers from everywhere come together for live music, panel discussions about legalization, and other entertainment.


With this roundup (and many more to come), we think it's safe to say that there's a lot going on in Seattle! 

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