Memorial Day Weekend will be filled with opportunities to get out and enjoy Downtown. Head to Safeco for a Mariners game, enjoy music and dancing in Seattle Center for Folklife Festival, catch a film at SIFF or participate in hands-on activities with marine life on the beach or at Seattle Aquarium.
Northwest Folklife Festival
The 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival is here! Dedicated to creating opportunities for all people to appreciate, share, and participate in the evolving folk and ethnic traditions of the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Folklife presents the festival every Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle Center. Join to celebrate the music, dance, art and stories of the Pacific Northwest, all weekend long!
When: Friday through Monday!
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.
Cost: FREE! See website for more info.
Seattle Internation Film Festival
America’s biggest film festival continues this weekend at theaters throughout Downtown. With dozens of films and short packages playing all weekend, the Seattle International Film Festival is headed strong into its third week already! Films from all over the world and across a wide span of genres, from gorgeous art films, documentaries based in the great Northwest and engaging dramas will be showing this weekend, so don’t miss out! The feature of the weekend is the premiere of “The Way, Way Back” starring Steve Carell with an after party reception for the film.
When: All weekend long!
Where: Theaters throughout Downtown, including Harvard Exit, Egyptian Theatre, AMC Pacific Place, SIFF Cinema Uptown and SIFF Film Center.
Cost: See SIFF’s website for details on tickets, showtimes and locations!
Seattle Aquarium Family Science Weekend
This weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring the family down to Seattle Aquarium to take part in the special activities taking place for Family Science Weekend. Participate in hands-on activities, special talks and demonstrations that will help the whole family discover the magic of marine sciences in a fun way. There will be mammal feedings, dive shows, sixgill shark research talk and octopus feedings!
When: Friday through Monday!
Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Cost: See website for ticketing and membership info.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers
Join the Mariners for a weekend of games against the Texas Rangers! Friday night’s game is College Night and Guys’ Night Out, use your college I.D. to get tickets for only $8 or buy the Guys’ Night Out tickets for a food stub, drink voucher and t-shirt. Saturday evening’s game is Felix Hernandez “Perfect Game” Bobblehead Night, the first 20,000 fans get a Felix bobblehead! Finally, Sunday’s game is the second Little League celebration of the season. All kids 14 and under take home a pair of Mariners sunglasses! Don’t forget, Little Leaguers can participate in a special pre-game parade on field. The parade starts at 11:30. Little Leaguers and their families can access the field at the Right Field ramp near Section 114.
When: Friday at 7:10 p.m., Saturday at 7:10 p.m. and Sunday’s parade at 11:30 a.m., game at 1:10 p.m.
Where: Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave. S.
Cost: See website for tickets.
Experience low tides with beach naturalists
Stroll along Downtown’s Olympic Sculpture Park Pocket Beach this weekend and not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists. Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists.
The best time to visit for low tides will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Seattle Aquarium’s website for more info!