The days and are getting longer, the sun is coming out from behind the clouds a little more frequently and spring in the PNW is just around the corner! As the first early blooming plants begin to poke up out of the ground, our concrete jungle bursts to life with exuberant commotion. If you’re hungry for exploration after a winter of hibernation, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to feed your soul. Plan a month’s worth of adventure with an array of drool-worthy things to do this March.
Emerald City Comicon – March 2-5
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Don your favorite comic book character outfit and transport yourself to another world at the 15th annual Comicon. Over the course of four days, close to 100,000 comic and pop culture enthusiasts flood the Washington State Convention Center in search of the latest in gaming, animation and cosplay. Special guests include actors from Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and actress Millie Bobby Brown, also known as “Eleven” in the hit TV series Stranger Things.
Dine Around Seattle – March 5-23
Are you continually adding to your list of “must-try” restaurants in Seattle? If you’re looking for a chance to try out that restaurant that’s just out of your price range, Dine Around Seattle might be your perfect chance. All over Seattle, local, independent restaurants are offering fixed prices for three course meals. Fill up on regional seafood at Coastal Kitchen, pork dishes at Le Petit Cochon or an authentic Indian dish at Nirmal’s.
Bacon Eggs & Kegs – March 11-12
If there is such a thing as Disneyland for adults, well, this is probably it. Bacon Eggs & Kegs is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: bacon donuts, bacon pancakes, Irish coffee, boozy root beer floats, two 30-foot-long bloody Mary bars, egg & spoon races, bacon bingo, over 30 local breweries, oversize beer pong and a giant inflatable version of Hungry, Hungry Hippos. You’ve never had a boozy brunch like this before!
St. Patrick’s Day – March 11-12, 17
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For a town bearing the nickname, Emerald City, it’s only fitting that come Saint Patty’s Day, Seattle shows its true Irish colors. Green is the name of the game at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting from 4th Ave and James St on Saturday, March 11. Right in the heart of downtown, this is a citywide celebration of all things Irish, from bagpipers to Irish dancers, clowns and themed floats filling the streets. The following day, slip on that green spandex bodysuit and hop over to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, a fun free-for-all inviting everyone from advanced runners to stroller-pushing parents to “run, walk, jog or crawl.”
Fill up on Irish food and libations at the weekend Irish Festival, a celebration of the Irish arts and culture held at the Seattle Center Armory March 11 & 12. And in between these events, Seattle’s Kells Irish Restaurant hosts night after lively night of live music and more traditional foods. On Saint Patrick’s morning, pop over to their prime Post Alley establishment for an Irish Breakfast, followed by an early headliner with music starting at noon and events throughout the day late into the night!
Taste Washington – March 25-26
Tickle your taste buds with an almost overwhelming lineup of more than 200 wineries and 70 restaurants at this year’s Taste Washington. The largest single region food and wine event in the nation, this culinary festival offers a smorgasbord of award-winning dishes crafted by renowned regional chefs over the course of four days. From farm table cookouts to Saturday’s “Grand Tasting,” it’s nearly impossible to sample everything, but it’s certain to be darn tasty.
If your mouth isn’t watering yet, just wait until the tantalizing scents at these events hit your nose! Tickets to all of these events sell out quickly, so be sure to get your paws on some sooner rather than later. If you’re feeling like you’ve just taken a three-month-long catnap, a vigorous day of feasting is the perfect pick-me-up.
- Didn’t get enough boozy brunch food at Bacon Eggs & Kegs? The Bourbon & Bacon Fest is held the same weekend, and promises more of that smoky, salty goodness paired with a smooth amber whiskey from more than 40 distilleries.
- In keeping with our foodie theme, Georgetown Bites is an absolute can’t-miss. Twenty bucks gets you five bites or beverages from one of the area’s burgeoning restaurants and cafes. Not to mention the event is a great excuse to explore one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods!