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St. Patrick’s Day events

Landing of St. Patrick

FRI St. Patrick was originally brought to Ireland by Irish pirates around 400 AD, re-enacted by pirates delivering St. Patrick back to the Emerald City, arriving 5:30 p.m. Friday, South Lake Union near MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; rides to Pioneer Square for the Green Stripe Laying available (

Green Stripe Laying on Fourth Avenue

FRI Mini-Parade to mark the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade; participants ride flatbed truck, children welcome, 7 p.m. Friday, from Fourth Avenue and Jefferson Street, Seattle (

Kells St. Patrick Day Festival

FRI-SUN Live Irish music, dancing, traditional foods available; festival tent in Post Alley (closed to through traffic); open 11:30 a.m. March 13-Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 1916 Post Alley, Seattle; $20/Saturday-Sunday; $10/Sunday only (

St. Patrick Day Across the Land, McMenamins

FRI-SUN Live music, food and drink specials, all ages welcome, 7-10 p.m. Friday, 1-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell (425-398-0122 or

St. Pittie’s Day

FRI-SUN In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, wear green for the chance to spin the wheel for a special adoption prize for everyone, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Humane, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue (425-274-1501 or

Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SAT 48th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade with dignitaries from Ireland, performing groups, individuals welcome to march behind their Provincial Banner of choice, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Fourth Avenue from James Street to Westlake Park, Seattle (

Kirkland Shamrock Run

SAT 5K, 10K and Kids Race to benefit local high school booster clubs; post-race party at Wilde Rover, 9 a.m. Saturday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; $15-$45 (

St. Paddy’s Day Run, Tacoma

SAT 1K, 5K, 10K, half marathon, relay, 815 Pacific Ave., 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Ruston Way, Tacoma; $55-$110, $5/Kids 1K (

Irish Festival

SAT-SUN Highlighting Irish heritage in the Northwest with traditional music, step dancing, art exhibits, genealogy workshops, Celtic crafts, vendors, cooking demonstrations, Irish Reels Film Festival, historic exhibits, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

St. Patrick’s Day Dash

SUN Nearly four-mile run, walk, jog on city streets, Post Dash Beer Garden with costume contest; Leprechaun Lap for ages 10 and younger, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, T.S. McHugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 21 Mercer St., Seattle; $15-$40, no day of event registration (

St. Patrick’s Day, Point Defiance Zoo

SUN Keeper talks, watch animals enjoy “lucky” treats in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $10-$20 (253-404-3800 or

Animal events

The Ghastly Gourmet

SAT Presentation on Turkey Vultures, including a vulture from Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, 1 p.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7 reservations required (425-316-8592 or

Woodland Park Zoo

THRU MARCH 31 Discounted winter/spring admission rates through March, Friday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50/ages 13-64; $10.50/ages 3-12; $13.50/ages 65+; ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or


Seattle Labor Chorus Singalong

SAT Community singing with house band, silent auction, homemade treats, nonalcoholic beverages, 7 p.m. Saturday, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; requested donation $15/adults, $5/children (206-524-7753 or

Debuts and Discoveries

SAT New releases from local favorites, debuts from the newest NW wineries, distilleries, cideries and breweries, food, music; proceeds benefit Outdoors for All outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities, 5 p.m. Saturday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle; $35-$40 (

Seattle Children’s Museum Birthday Celebration

MARCH 21 Live and silent auctions, performers, food, beer, wine; proceeds benefit museum programs, 6:30 p.m. March 21, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; $50 (

Auburn Valley Humane Society Gala & Auction

PLAN AHEAD “Mardi Gras for Paws” dinner, auction, games, to support homeless, lost and abandoned animals, 5 p.m. March 23, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn; $75-$100 (253-249-7849 or

Mercer Island Half Marathon

PLAN AHEAD Half marathon run/walk, 10K run, 5K run/walk, kids’ dash.; proceeds benefit colon cancer prevention and local and international Rotary charities, 7:30 a.m. March 24, Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island; $50-$90, $10/kids’ dash (


Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride

SAT Dress in classic tweed or any smart-looking outfit to recreate the spirit of yesteryear, proceeds benefit La Conner Library Foundation; casual pace, few mile scenic loop ride, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; picnic with tea and cookies, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; The Soiree after-ride social, 2-6 p.m.; Orange Rainbow Espresso, 604 S. First St., La Conner; $12-$15, $5/after ride social only (


Holi Hai Party

SAT Bollywood dance lesson, DJ dance party and performance, holi color throw available, colors included; all ages show, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; ages 21 and older only, 9 p.m. Saturday, Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $10-$30 (

Northwest Dance

SAT Dance lesson, 7 p.m., dance to blues, Latin, swing, with Pearl Django, 8 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-781-1238 or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT International folk dancing; 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $8 (949-646-7082 or

Clan Gordon Pipe Band Tartan Ball

PLAN AHEAD Pipes and drums performances, dancing, 7 p.m. March 23, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $26.25 (


Victorian Heritage Festival

PLAN AHEAD Friday evening reception, Saturday Victorian fashion show and Victorian ball, weekend teas and tours of historic buildings, March 22-24, Port Townsend; prices vary (

Holi celebration

PLAN AHEAD Festival of Colors ancient Hindu spring festival, Bollywood DJ, traditional music and dance; colorful paint powder and vegetarian Indian food available for purchase; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; Discover Pass required for parking (

Center for Wooden Boats Grand Opening Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Grand opening of new, 9,200-foot Wagner Education Center exhibits and space for programs; ribbon cutting ceremony, free boat rides, Classic Yacht Exposition, canoe carving demonstration, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23-24, Center for Wooden Boats, 1002 Valley St., Seattle (

Food events

Community breakfast, Monroe

SAT Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, ham; proceeds benefit Senior Center programs, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Monroe Community Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe; $6, free for ages 10 and younger (360-794-6359 or

Ivar’s 114th Birthday Deal

TUE In celebration of what would be restaurant “flounder” Ivar Haglund’s 114th birthday, Ivar’s Seafood Bars and restaurants offer fans who purchase one regularly-priced entree and wish Ivar “Happy Birthday” receive a second entree of their choice from a special birthday menu for just $1.14, free birthday Pineapple Coconut Cupcake for first 114 guests, 10 a.m. Tuesday, all Ivar’s locations (


PLAN AHEAD Taste craft brews, and learn how they were made from the brewmasters while exploring Pacific Science Center, 7 p.m. March 22, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $50 (

Washington Cask Beer Festival

PLAN AHEAD Handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from over 40 Washington breweries, two sessions, noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 23, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle; $40, $5/designated driver, at the door (


Leprechaun Hunt

FRI-SUN Look for signs of spring on family-friendly scavenger hunt in four-acre botanical garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave. N.W., Shoreline; free (206-546-1281 or

Christianson’s Nursery

SAT Designing a four-season hummingbird garden, 11 a.m. Saturday, Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon; $8 by reservation (360-466-3821 or

Hardy Plant Society

MON Learn about Rainwise, benefits to having a system installed, benefits, guidelines for eligibility for installation and rebates for installing a rain garden or cisterns, 7 p.m. Monday, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle (

La Conner Daffodil Festival

THRU MARCH 450+ acres of daffodils in bloom, dates vary, La Conner area (360-466-4778 or


Emerald City Comic Con

FRI-SUN Destination comic and pop culture show for the Pacific Northwest, events for fans, vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 14-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle; $30-$45, may be sold out (

Quilters Anonymous Quilt Show, Color Dance With Fabric & Thread

FRI-SUN More than 500 quilts made by members displayed in Western Washington’s largest quilt show, 25 vendors offer fabric, thread, quilts and other items; demonstrations, a raffle quilt and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $9 (

Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show

SAT-SUN Antiques, dolls, teddy bears, miniatures, supplies, furniture and accessories vendors; expert appraisal of up to two dolls and teddy bears; early bird admission 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, $10; regular admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8, $4/ages 11 and younger, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup (

Sunrise Yoga Flow

SUN Vinyasa yoga for all levels followed by mimosa, juice or coffee, 8 a.m. Sunday, Sky View Observatory, 700 Fourth Ave., Floor 73, Seattle; $25, preregister (206-386-6654 or

March Madness

PLAN AHEAD Basketball games on the big screen, food, prizes, for all ages, 5 p.m. March 22, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle; donations welcome (206-386-1921).

Museum events

Detective Day

SAT Up-close look at the tools of aircraft accident reconstruction, problem-solving and clue-finding to conduct your own investigation, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $16-$25 (206-764-5700 or

Spun and Twisted: 2019 Henry Gala and Dance Party

SAT Textile-themed fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday, separately ticketed dance party, 9 p.m. Saturday, Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $50-$500 (206-543-2280 or

Global Artists Collecture

SAT Performance for all ages celebrates and explore the Black roots of hip-hop through fusion music, break dancing, and educational interludes between pieces, 1 p.m. Saturday, Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton (425-255-2330 or

History Cafe

WED Untold Stories from the Chinese Exclusion Act Files, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or /

Museum of Glass Third Thursday

MARCH 21 Exhibitions and Permanent Collections that feature twentieth and twenty-first century glass, free admission 5-8 p.m. March 21, Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4719 or

Washington State History Museum Third Thursday

MARCH 21 Free admission 3-8 p.m. March 21; Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (888-238-4373 or

Princess Angeline Spring Tea

PLAN AHEAD English tea time, spring flowers, finger sandwiches, desserts, with hostess Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman and Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, noon March 23, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; $10/suggested minimum donation, preregister (

Teen Action Fair

PLAN AHEAD Music and dance performances, youth open mic, art showcase, activities, 30 youth-driven and youth-focused organizations; open to all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 23, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free (

Park events

Green Day Walk

SAT Walk to learn about the urban forest, for ages 8 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 preregister (206-684-7434 or

Watershed Winter Discover Walk

SUN Join a naturalist for one-mile walk with activities for all ages, look at nature using microscopes, for all ages, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; free, preregister (206-733-9421 or

State Parks Free Days

TUE Free day use at all state parks, no Discover Pass required; State Parks’ 106th Birthday March 19 (

Bird tour

PLAN AHEAD Guided exploration to see migrant and year-around birds, for ages 8 and older, 8 a.m. March 23, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; $5, preregister (206-386-4236 or


Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Gerry Green’s Crescent City Jazzers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or

Bach in the Subways

PLAN AHEAD Musicians around the world celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach’s 334th birthday with performances in subways and public spaces; numerous performers play Bach’s music, 1 p.m. March 23, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or


Friends of Seattle Public Library Book Sale

FRI-SUN Huge sale of books for all ages, DVDs, CDs, records, $1-$3; open to Friends of Seattle Public Library members only, membership $25 in advance or $40 at the door, 6-9 p.m. Friday; open to all 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle (

A Very Vintage Market

SAT Antiques, vintage linens, fabric, furniture, housewares and more by 28 vendors, tarot and numerology reader, readings $20; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $3 (

Lakeside School Rummage Sale

SAT-SUN 70th annual event, big selection of gently used clothing, furniture, sporting goods, housewares, home and garden items, books, artwork and more; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Sunday bag day and discounts, 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Lakeside School, 14050 First Ave. N.E., Seattle (

Snow sports

Snowshoe Walks, Mount Rainier

SAT-SUN Ranger-guided, 1.8 mile snowshoe walks for ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting; sign up opens an hour before each walk, limited to 25 people, Jackson Visitor Center, Rainier National Park, 39000 State Route 706 E., Ashford; $30/vehicle park admission; snowshoe rental available, suggested $5 donation (360-569-2211 or

Special interest

Seattle Center Winter Fitness

WED Open to all; gentle yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, bring a mat; Zumba dance party, 6-7 p.m.; Mediation and Relaxation class, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (

History-Reimagining Freeways in a Connected Seattle

MARCH 21 Friends of Waterfront Seattle and HistoryLink host panel discussion on Seattle freeways and they connect and disconnect us from our city and each other, 5:30 p.m. March 21, Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave., Seattle; free (

Travel events

Travel seminars

SAT Explore Jordan and Egypt, 10 a.m., Exploring Mongolian Landscape and Culture, 1 p.m. Saturday, Savvy Traveler, 112 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-744-6076 or

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Classes

SAT Croatia and Slovenia, 10 a.m. March 16, Edmonds Theater; Switzerland, 6 p.m. March 21; Rick Steves Travel Center, 130 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; free, preregistration required (


Luck of the Evergreen

SAT Daffodil Valley Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 4K walk on newly paved trail section through farmlands with view of Mount Rainier, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, South Prairie Community Center, 360 SR162 East, South Prairie; free (