Edy Kizaki

March in Seattle 2013

March 1, 2013 in Seattle This Month

Crocus2Everybody keeps saying it’s already spring!  I know the little purple crocus blossoms are coming up on our lawn at the base of the huge maple tree with the swing in it.  And the sun is bright!  Looking out the window you’d think it was short-sleave weather but there’s still a chill bite when you go out.  That crocus1translates to 46 degrees for you numbers guys.  Down vest weather, I’d say, with a bright colored shirt!  (Wear bright pink or orange in Seattle and everyone will tell you how much they like your clothes… look at the street and practically everyone is wearing gray, black, or some subdued tone, it’s funny!)


Seattle Asian Art Museum Family Saturdays
March 2, SAAM in Volunteer Park (families are free, 10-5) craft activities, and Kidflicks 11-2

Rose Care from Seattle Rose Society
March 2, noon-3 in Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden

Kent Kids’ Art Day
March 2, 10-4 Kent Commons
Crafts and performance by Bill Harley, children’s entertainer

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration (*kids!)
March 3, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park (3:30 p.m)
also Pottery Barn at U Village (
also Parkplace Books in Kirkland (3 p.m., free)

Sewing & Stitchery Expo
March 1 – 3, Puyallup Fair & Events Center

Northwest Women’s Show
March 1 – 3, CenturyLink Field Event Center

Polar Science Weekend (*kids!)
March 1 – 3 Sat & Sun, Pacific Science Center

Penn Cove Mussel Festival
March 2 – 3, Downtown Coupeville

Winthrop Balloon Roundup
March 1 – 3, Downtown Winthrop & the Winthrop Inn

Seattle Dances
Saturday, March 2, Fremont Studios, Seattle

First Thursday Art in Occidental Park
Thursday March 7

RAGS Wearable Art Show and Sale
Thursday, March 7, Fife WA

Talk of the Town Dinner Parties to Benefit Town Hall
Thursday evening, March 7

Young Playwrights’ Festival at ACT
March 7 – 9
ACT – A Contemporary Theater, Seattle

SAM Remix event (tickets online sold out, limited number at door)
March 8

Seattle Spring International Gem and Jewelry Show
March 8 – 10, Seattle Center

Steampunk Exhibition Ball
March 9, 2013,

Dino Day (*kids!)
Sunday March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Burke Museum, Seattle

Early Masters Show at SAM (think Rembrant) ends!!!!! go now!!!!
Ends March 10

Spring Forward
March 10 (Sunday night) turn your clocks forward 1 hour
at midnight it becomes 1 a.m.

Spring Craft and Antique Show
March 14 – 16, Northwest WA Fair and Events Center, Lynden

Penumbra Beer Bash
March 16, 4 p.m. to midnight (Saturday at King’s Hall)

Driftwood Show and Glass Float Roundup
March 16 – 17, Gray’s Harbor at Grayland Community Hall

Irish Festival
March 16 – 17, Seattle Center
Don’t miss the annual St. Paddy’s Day parade!

American Girl Fashion Show 2013 (to benefit Children’s Hospital)
March 16 – 17, Bellevue Hilton (5 show choices)

aia Seattle Tour of Architects
March  23 -24

Spring Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
March 23 – 24, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, Seattle

Olympic BirdFest
March 30 – April 1, Sequim

Mount Baker Rock and Gem Club GEM & MINTERAL Show
March 30 – 31, Bloedel-Donovan Park, Bellingham

Sandhill Crane Festival
April 5-7, Othello

Note on Good Times:

The Washington Trails Association is dedicated to expanding and improving our state’s hiking and biking trails.  Every year volunteers execute hundreds of projects that make our state a better place to be.  Go meet some people worth knowing and enjoy yourself while making a difference!

The Nature Conservancy, active around the world, has Northwest trips.  These include one-day events which can be about managing various types of “invasive vegetation.”  Meet new people and get involved or bring some friends and make it a party…or both!

Edy Kizaki

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade

November 29, 2010 in Montlake, Museums, Seattle for Kids, Seattle This Month

Tonight was a wonderful treat as we went to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) right down by Lake Washington to  check out the historical exhibits, listen to the Seattle Girlchoir carol, be treated to cookies and hot chocolate, see Santa, and then at 5:30 go outside for the treat of being present at the start of the traditional Seattle Christmas Boat Parade, a very serene and almost breathless experience.  This will be the 61st year of the parade.  Luckily it didn’t seem too cold as we lined the walkway of the Arboretum Waterfront Trail and proceeded to be enchanted by the Skagit Choral performing for 20 minutes before the boats began their stately pass and parade which would eventually lead them on a loop to Lake Union.  It’s a bit late now so I’ll share a couple photos and update this blog more tomorrow…what a great beginning to the Christmas season!