Seattle festivals are full of fun and frivolity worthy of adding to your calendar this fall. Here are a few ideas to get you started enjoying the best things to do in Seattle this weekend. Grab your favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte and leave it to us to set up your Seattle fall to-dos.
Take a hike! The fall foliage is spectacular right now, so strap on your boots and hit Discovery Park for a stroll through its 534 acres of natural wonder. It’s the largest park in Seattle, and you’ll find protected tidal beaches, open meadowlands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, sand dunes and streams.
For even more amazing leaves, visit the Seattle Japanese Garden to see the Japanese maples ablaze in color. Located in the Washington Park Arboretum, this 3.5 acre formal garden is a Seattle treasure. Get there before it closes for the season on November 30.
Jam out at the annual Earshot Jazz Festival now through November 11 with more than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city. Musicians from around the world will celebrate Seattle’s contribution to the world of jazz with main-stage concerts from renowned artists as well as the award-winning student ensembles. Now in its 28th year, the festival works to include emerging and lesser-known musicians, jazz students and today’s top stars.
Get your funny bone tickled at the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition November 2-27. It’s the longest-running comedy festival in the United States, bringing top comedians from around the country, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. It kicks off with an Opening Night Gala at Pike Place Market Theatre with Unexpected Productions, the Northwest’s top improv comedy troupe.