Spring Events in Northeast Seattle

Fill the rest of your March agenda with these Northeast Seattle event picks, then ring in April with even more fun outings!

March 17: St. Paddy’s Day Party Cruise
8:30pm | Lake Union and Lake Washington

Revelers 21 and over will love this opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day aboard a party cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington. The 3-hour cruise returns to port just before midnight after an evening filled with Irish specialty cocktails, beers, and whiskey (you’ll even get one complimentary drink included with your ticket!). Nibble on a themed appetizer and dessert buffet with several vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Make sure to wear green and prepare to show your moves to whatever the DJ is spinning on the dance floor. 10% off for group bookings of six or more!

March 17: Debuts and Discoveries
5pm | Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

Join University Sunrise Rotary this St. Patrick’s Saturday as you taste your way through local artisanal eats and drinks. The 11th annual installment of Debuts and Discoveries will feature classic favorite Washington-produced beers, wines, and spirits, plus plenty of up-and-coming creations. A variety of food trucks and booths will be on site to provide perfect pairings. Plus, you can boogie the night away set to live music and additional entertainment. Proceeds benefit Friends of Children, so get your tickets now! 21 and up only.

March 24-25: Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm | Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

The spring edition of this popular Northwest Art Alliance event will take place at Magnuson Park for its 30th year. More than 100 local artists and artisans will be pedaling their creations, and food trucks will rally at Hangar 30 with plenty of eats and beverages to choose from. Bring the whole family, because kids 12 and under get in free! General entry costs $8.

March 30-31: Grilled Cheese Grand Prix
Times vary | Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

On the heels of the popular inaugural event, Seattle’s own Grilled Cheese Grand Prix is back for a second year! Mobile Food Rodeo is once again rounding up local purveyors offering more than 30 grilled cheese renditions, more than 50 beers on tap, and even a Tomato Soup Dipping Station! Graze among the sampling booths or order your favorite whole sandwiches fresh, hot, and melty. Choose from three sessions spread across two days. You’ll even find a kid-friendly session this year on Saturday afternoon, and entry is free for kids under 12! Grilled cheese lovers should rally up and purchase tickets online now.

April 7: Edible Book Festival
11am – 2pm | Lake Forest Park Town Center

Don’t miss this unique event at Third Place Commons inside Lake Forest Park Town Center! Whether you’re a bookworm or a sweet tooth, there’s something for everyone at the Edible Book Festival. Participants create “books” made of food and inspired by their favorite titles and themes, and each masterpiece is put on display and judged before attendees dig in for a taste. Judging categories include “Most PUNderful,” “Looks and/or Functions Like a Real Book,” “Most Delectably Appetizing,” and more, and winners receive prizes donated by Third Place Books. The festival is also free and open to the public!

April 7: Brunch Run
9am – noon | Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

What’s even more rewarding than completing a typical 5k? Completing a 5k with brunch treats at the finish line! The Brunch Run course winds through Magnuson Park along Lake Washington toward more than 15 local brunch booths serving up mid-morning favorites. To further sweeten the deal, you’ll also find a boozy brunch garden at the race’s end, with Bloody Marys, a mimosa bar, and more. At sign up, participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and two tickets to chow down post-race. Registration for this 21-and-over event begins at 7:30am on race day.

Featured image courtesy of Brunch Run 2018

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