Things To Do in Seattle 5/14 & 5/15

Seattle Space Needle pictureThings to do in Seattle and the northwest region for FREE  5/14 – 5/14. The events are free but, if you get hungry, you’re on your own.

Maifest, Leavenworth  5/14 – 5/15, FREE
Celebrate spring in traditional Bavarian fashion with the Grand March, including village folk and visitor alike dressed in traditional fare. Enjoy entertainment, dancing and more.

Backyard Wildlife Festival, Tukwila 5/14, 9-3 pm, FREE
Pancake breakfast, kids’ area with hands-on activities, marketplace, art shows, guided bird tour,  entertainment, storytime, Ciscoe Morris and more.

Seattle Cheese Festival, Pike Place Market 5/14, 10-5 pm and 5/15, 10-4 pm, FREE
The event features cheese tasting, cheese making and cooking demonstrations.

Seattle Maritime Festival, Pier 66/Bell Harbor Marina 5/14, 11 – 5 pm, FREE
This family fun day includes tugboat races, harbor tours, kids’ activities, workboat parade, chowder cook-off, boat building competition and more.

Penn Cove Water Festival, Coupeville 5/14, 11 – 6 pm, FREE
Tribal canoe races, storytelling, dance performances, Native arts and crafts, demonstrations, children’s activities and more.

Honk! Fest West, Gasworks Park 5/14, 12 – 6 pm, FREE
Hundreds of musicians from across the western U.S. and Canada including marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, street performers and more.

Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day), Japanese Cultural Center in Seattle, 5/15, 11 – 5 pm, FREE
Activities and games for kids, Japanese cultural performances and exhibitions, and 1 free food item for children under 15 years old (choose from yakisoba, spam musubi or musubi).