Get ready for a busy April! There are several Queen Anne events in and around the neighborhood to mark on your calendar to keep the month full of fun and interesting experiences.
April 5-8: Cues and Tattoos Tribal Belly Dance
All Day | Seattle Center
Join Hipnotic Productions for their 11th annual workshop event that celebrates Tribal Belly Dance, Cues and Tattoos, with 28 workshops, two intensive trainings, and five performances. Watch up-and-coming performers and learn how to master this evocative form of dance. After a Friday Night Opening Party ($20), most workshops and events cost $45/each, and the intensives are $225.
April 6: ABBA Night
8pm – 12am | Swedish Club NW
Dance and enjoy music from the ‘70s for the Swedish Club NW’s ABBA night on April 6th! There will be a costume contest and food for attendees (meal is an additional fee). The cost for the main event is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Get your tickets before they sell out!
April 7 & 8: VegFest
10am – 6pm | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Enjoy a healthy vegetarian food festival at the Seattle Center this month! VegFest is April 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and features over 500 tasty food samples, cooking demonstrations, informational sessions about nutrition, a huge selection of books, a kids section and activity area and more. Tickets are $9 at the door (cash or checks only), and kids 12 and under enter for free.
April 8: Scandinavian Pancake Breakfast
8am – 1pm | Swedish Club NW
The Swedish Club NW’s monthly pancake breakfast features an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. This month, it will take place on April 8th (delayed one week due to Easter), with live music. The price is $11 for adults, $9 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12.
April 9-13: Spring Camp
9am – 4pm | Seattle Children’s Museum
Discovery Day Spring Camp is starting this month at the Seattle Children’s Museum! Each day, kids ages 4-10 can enjoy educational programming and activities centered on a daily theme. Mix and match schedules, enjoy discounts for multiple siblings, and more. The cost is $80 per child for a full day, or $40 for a half day (morning or afternoon options available).
April 12: Monthly Uptown Art Walk
6pm – 9pm | Uptown/Lower Queen Anne
Visit Uptown businesses to experience new art placements at the April Uptown Art Walk. This event takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Click here to view the participating establishments.
April 14 & 15: Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival
11am – 5pm | Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
The Seattle International Children’s Friendship Festival is an event designed to bring together children from all over the Seattle area to experience, enjoy and engage with children from other cultures. There will be stage performances, exhibitions to showcase different cultural items and visual arts, and more. Admission is free.
April 20-22: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
11am – 5pm | Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion & Armory
The latest event for Seattle Center Festál (and the oldest in the series) is the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, coming up on April 20th through 22nd. Explore Japan’s contemporary influences and cultural roots with live performances, visual arts, food, games, hands-on activities and more. There will be Taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. This festival was founded 40 years ago and was the first to be hosted at the Seattle Center, in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees that were gifted to the city on behalf of the government of Japan to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial.