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Amazing May 2024 Events In Seattle


As the warmer weather rolls around, you must make the most of the season. That means filling up your calendar with outdoor events. 

As locals, we can’t wait to take advantage of all the fun May events in Seattle we’ve been patiently waiting for. From gazing at gorgeous florals to cruising through Seattle’s streets, there are so many opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun.

Below, check out our picks for the best fun May 2024 events in Seattle, including ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day.


7 Amazing May 2024 Events in Seattle


1. Indulge in Bloody Mary Magnificence  

A bloody mary cocktail


What: The Bloody Mary Festival

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (10:30am - 6pm)

Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109


If your ideal brunch involves a bloody mary, you must check out this festival. Your ticket includes unlimited bloody marys, food and beverage samples from local eateries, and tons of photo opportunities. Since you have superior taste buds, you also get to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for the boldest recipe at the festival. 

We’re excited to see which creation will take home the crown

Buy your one-way ticket to tomato-juice heaven.


2. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on The Water

What: Cinco de Mayo Party Cruise

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (8:30pm - 11pm)

Where: Waterways, 901 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109


Set sail with a margarita or cerveza to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This fun cruise includes a stunning two-and-a-half tour of Lake Union and Lake Washington. Upon arrival, you’ll get a festive welcome drink, and then you can head to the expansive taco bar or dance to a live DJ. There will also be a chance to win cool giveaways and prizes.

Book your spot.


3. Take a Scenic Seattle Bike Ride

What: Emerald City Ride

When: Sunday, May 5th, 20224 (7am - 10am)

Where: Occidental Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98134


The best part about taking a bike ride? The views. This challenging, yet rewarding 20-mile trail with gentle hills offers spectacular sights throughout the city, including the best lookout points from the skyline and Puget Sound's islands. To stay cool, we recommend sticking to breathable, moisture-wicking layers, like this agile men’s pullover or this comfortable women’s hoodie.

Register to ride.


4. See an Iconic Romance in Action 

What: Romeo and Juliet

When: May 1 - May 12, 2024 

Where: Center Theatre at Seattle Center


One of the most classic love stories is making its way to the stage in Seattle. If you’ve never seen this timeless play, now’s your chance to watch the romantic tragedy unfold. For a bit of background, it’s a story about a young couple, Romeo and Juliet, who were taught to hate each other’s family growing up. But when their paths cross, they try to prove that love can conquer all. 

Will they make it happily ever after?

Buy your ticket to find out.  


5. Explore Pike Place Market in Full Bloom


a bouquet of peonies


What: Pike Place Flower Festival

When: Saturday May 11 - Sunday May 12, 2024 (11am - 4pm)

Where: Pike Place Market


Back for a 16th year, The Flower Festival in Pike Place Market has quickly become a must-go Mother’s Day weekend tradition. Throughout the market, both inside and outside, you’ll be able to gaze at bouquets from more than 30 local flower farms from King, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. 

No matter your favorite flower, we guarantee you’ll be able to find something that catches your eye. Personally, we’re looking out for peonies! 

Explore the floral festivities. 


6. Go to a Huge Garage Sale

What: PhinneyWood Garage Sale

When: May 18th, 2024 (9am - 1pm)

Where: 6532 Phinney Avenue N.


We consider this event to be the Olympics of spring cleaning. Whether you’re looking to clean out your closet, or are on the hunt for something new, you must stop by this garage sale extravaganza. This event is also environmentally friendly, as it provides an opportunity to safely recycle or dispose of items such as batteries, paper, and small electronics. 

And if you want to start your next DIY project, you can head to the on-site Tool Library to buy tools at a reasonable rate.

Go on a sustainable shopping spree.


7. Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend


a sunset on a beach at Alki Beach

What: Memorial Day

When: May 24th - 27th, 2024

Where: Alki Beach


There are so many ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in Seattle. As this time is typically viewed as the unofficial start of summer, if you’re staying in town, we recommend packing a picnic and heading to Alki Beach Park. Depending on seasonal regulations, beach fires are typically allowed starting Memorial Day, so you can bring your s’mores supplies too.

Aside from sitting by the fire, you can take a long walk, and explore sweeping views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Of course, if you’re spending time outside, we encourage you to wear sunscreen and UV-ray protective gear, like this smooth men’s polo. And if conditions are windy by the water, we love this women’s all-season adaptable jacket.

Plan your picnic.

See All Our Spring Outdoor Outfits

As we embrace spring in full swing, you’ll likely be heading outside more often. And while we can generally can count on warmer temperatures, we can’t predict the rain showers, or cooler conditions at night. To ensure you’re equipped, head to our extensive collection of outdoor apparel styles. Have a great May! 

Topics: Seattle,Spring