Spring is arguably the best season in Seattle. The emerald city begins to bloom to life as the rain starts to finally break and events start to kickoff. At Cardinal Heating & A/C, we’re committed to your comfort and part of that means getting out there and being social. We know that people tend to hibernate during the rainy winter in Seattle, so that’s why we put together a list of can’t miss spring events in Seattle to help break locals out of their winter shells.
Celebrate Earth Day
Seattle is a mecca for green living and eco-friendly practices. This is why there is so much to do for Earth Day. First, you can connect with nature with free entry into Washington’s 5 national and 281 State parks. Next, you can give back by joining the Student Conservation Association at the Washington Park Arboretum to help revitalize the park. For a bit of storytelling, come to the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center for both Native and non-Native stories and music from world class storytellers. Lastly, don’t forget to break a sweat at Seattle’s Earth Day Run with a 5k, 10k or 15k run.
Bang on some drums at the World Rhythm Festival
Stop by the World Rhythm Festival at the Seattle Events Center on April, 28th through the 30th. You get to experience a whole world of music and participate in drum and dance workshops. Friday is family day, Saturday night is a dance party and Saturday and Sunday will feature performances and workshops all day.
Watch the whales
You haven’t had the true Seattle experience until you’ve been misted by an orca. The Puget Sound is the perfect place spot whales. While you’re island hopping, don’t forget to look out for our national bird, as bald eagles are also a common site in the springtime.
You don’t have to go to Napa Valley to quench your thirst with a number of wine tastings and events taking place in Seattle throughout the spring. Discover the hidden gem that is wine grown locally in the Pacific Northwest.
Catch a flick
Seattle hosts three major film festivals in the spring, all perfect for both the casual and avid moviegoer. The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Seattle International Film Festival and Rainier Independent Film Festival, all take place in the spring for those days where the rain just won’t let up.
Honor Cinco De Mayo (the right way)
Dubbed, “Tacopalooza”, Seattle’s largest taco competition takes place on May, 7th and consists of 40 food trucks that all specializes in delicious tacos. Whether you’re looking for traditional mexican fare or unique eats, Taco Libre Truck Showdown is an event you can’t miss.
Whether you’re visiting Seattle for the weekend, or you’re a local looking to make the most of your spring, these activities can help you get the most out of your spring season. For more local news or for tips on maximizing your home’s energy efficiency, indoor air quality or comfort, follow Cardinal Heating & A/C on facebook and Twitter.