September
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus | Mark Watson, Nitro Circus

September

Friday - Sunday
Sep 15-17
Various locations
Catch the second half of Washington Cider Week at places like Seattle Cider Company for a slew of special events, including dinner pairings, trivia nights, and even a cider-inspired Taco Tuesday.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 15-23
Various locations
As the name implies. SketchFest is a sketch comedy festival featuring one night of hilarious films (9/16) and 13 other nights of live comedy in Greenwood and Downtown.
Friday - Sunday
Sep 15-24
Washington State Fair grounds
The Fair, as it's technically called now, features 20 days of concerts, wild carnival rides, a rodeo, and tons of amazing food. But you're really just going for the scones.
Friday - Sunday
Sep 15-Oct 1
The Can Can
Just in time for the end of summer, the Can Can is turning their tiny subterranean cabaret into a stylized mid-century ice cream shop for upbeat one hour brunches and evening shows inspired by summertime cult-classics like Grease, Cry Baby, Hairspray, and Beach Party.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 15-Nov 25
Various locations
Seriously, screw tailgating! Why not kick back on a boat with drinks/snacks before Husky home games, and arrive at the stadium in style?
Saturday
Sep 16
Altstadt
The second annual Brewer's Kickoff Party features eight local beer makers debuting their seasonal suds, including Black Raven, Diamond Knot, and more.
Saturday
Sep 16
Neumos
Seattle's "most explosive annual fusion of Art, Music, Dance, Entertainment and Fashion" (or AMDEF) is back for its 10th year with live music, DJs, fashion shows, break dancing, aerialists, and more. Way more.
Saturday
Sep 16
Safeco Field
At Nitro Circus Live, which will feature 30 freestyle athletes performing mind-blowing freestyle motocross jumps, BMX routines, and all kinds of other death-defying feats.
Saturday
Sep 16
Auburn
The Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival features craft beer (Airways, Iron Horse, Georgetown, etc.), live music, and food trucks (Hot Revolution Donuts!) at Mary Olson Farm.
Saturday
Sep 16
Snohomish
Beware! Zombies will start roaming the sidewalks of charming Historic Downtown Snohomish around 5:30pm. To get in on the action show up in costume an hour or so early.
Saturday - Sunday
Sep 16-17
Black Diamond
... by posting shots of yourself after running the Tough Mudder, a muddy annual 5-mile obstacle course complete with after-party.
Sunday
Sep 17
Seward Park
Four Korean community groups are hosting a competition to find the "Baddest Kalbi in the Northwest" and they want you to try, and vote on, all the entries. How can you say no?
Thursday - Saturday
Sep 21-23
Bellevue
Bellevue Fashion Week's putting on three different runway shows featuring professional models and the latest in clothing from both independent and premiere brands.
Thursday - Saturday
Sep 21-23
Vashon
Camp out at Cloneapalooza, a “green” camping festival featuring live rock and hip-hop shows, comedians, vendors, and, well,  passionate hobbyists at AYH Ranch on Vashon Island.
Friday - Sunday
Sep 22-24
Marina Park, Kirkland
Enjoy beer, sauerkraut, bratwurst, wiener dog races, costume contests, games, and live music at Kirkland's waterfront Oktoberfest celebration.
Friday - Sunday
Sep 22-24
Fremont
The 80 kinds of beer offered here is just the start: There are bands, a scavenger hunt, chainsaw pumpkin carving, indoor sports screens, and more. Oh, and dogs get in free.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 22-Nov 4
5000 E Marginal Way South
This intense tour of the fictional Georgetown Morgue might be the best (or worst?) haunted house in Seattle. Just don't say we didn't warn you.
Saturday - Sunday
Sep 23-24
Seattle Center
Vintage Ferrari's, a grape stomp, live music, bocce, and tons of pasta, pizza, and other Italian specialties... who wouldn't want to be from Italy?
Thursday - Saturday
Sep 28-30
Hale's Ales Palladium Theater
Hosted by a former finalist on The Voice, Misfit Cabaret promises a night of decadence, bawdiness, and damsels (not) in distress. Also some bad puns, maybe.
Friday
Sep 29
WaMu Theater
The New Orleans Food & Funk Festival is really just an excuse to stuff yourself with gumbo, crawfish, shrimp, grits, po-boys, beignets, hush puppies, etc. from a dozen different restaurants.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 29-30
Seattle Center
Going down at Seattle Center for the first time, the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF) is back with 80 pumpkin beers, a marching band, DJ, and food trucks, plus their traditional giant beer-filled pumpkin. Get tickets ASAP.
Friday - Saturday
Sep 29-Oct 14
Leavenworth
Washington's fake German town hosts a seriously authentic Oktoberfest celebration with free shuttles in town, live music, German food, arts and crafts, and beer. Lots of beer.
October
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market | f11photo/Shutterstock.com

October

Tuesday
Oct 3
Pike Place Market
The annual Feast starts with wine reception, then gives you a chance to try dishes from 20 different restaurants and vendors in America's premier farmers market.
Thursday
Oct 5
Woodland Park Zoo
Brew at the Zoo returns with beer from 30 breweries, plus food, music, and animal encounters in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion and Zoomazium, which sounds like something they named after a few too many of said beers.
Saturday
Oct 7
Hale's Palladium
Drink over 20 newly released beers (Fremont, Diamond Knot, Pike, etc.) made with freshly picked hops from the Yakima Valley at Uncorked's second annual Fresh Hops Festival.
Saturday - Sunday
Oct 7-8
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Hit BrickCon to check out thousands of models, including sculptures, pop-art, massive cityscapes, and more, all created by Lego enthusiasts from around the world.
Sunday - Thursday
Oct 15-Nov 2
Various locations
At 165 of Seattle's best restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week... which sadly does not include Fridays and Saturdays, but sometimes does include lunch for even less dough.
Monday - Tuesday
Oct 16-31
Tarsan i Jane
The first Rain City Chefs Alliance Dinner will feature a seven-course tasting menu, made by seven different chefs that you won't want to miss. That is, if you can afford it. (It’s at least $200 per person.)
Saturday
Oct 21
Downtown
Put on a costume, grab some cash, and spend all day drinking with hundreds of fellow revelers at Seattle's massive annual Halloween Pub Crawl.
Thursday - Thursday
Oct 26-Nov 2
On the Boards
Dan Savage's touring erotic film festival -- HUMP -- kicks off in Seattle with a collection of explicit five-minute films by amateurs of all persuasions, as well as prizes based on audience votes. It will sell out.
Friday
Oct 27
WaMu Theater
Well, it’s more of a concert. Welcome to FreakNight, an annual carnival-themed electronic dance music show with rides, midway-style games, flame throwers, aerialists, a costume contest, and more.
Saturday
Oct 28
Museum of Pop Culture
Join 2,000 of your closest costumed friends at the former EMP for Haunt: The Ultimate Halloween Bash featuring live music, a DJ, and more.
Saturday
Oct 28
Green Lake Community Center
The Boogie Nights 5K & Dance Party starts with a 5K run/walk around Green Lake Park and ends with a costume dance party at the community center.
Saturday
Oct 28
Redmond Town Center
Join (or watch) zombies staggering into Redmond Town Center where there will be a costume contest, photo booth, live music, and a massive “Thriller” dance performance at Thrill the World Redmond.
November
'The Nutcracker'
'The Nutcracker' | Angela Sterling

November

Thursday
Nov 2
SoDo
Seattle Winter Ciderfest promises “fall and winter ciders from the Northwest's best producers” plus local beer, wine, soda, and more.
Thursday
Nov 9
Jewelbox Theater
Inspired by 19th-century bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, The Poetry Brothel presents love poetry in an immersive speak-easy-style environment with a bar and cabaret-style entertainment.
Friday
Nov 10
The Rainier Club
The Whisky Extravaganza includes unlimited tastes of more than 100 whiskeys, food pairings, and master classes in this most delicious of spirits. Jackets required.
Saturday
Nov 11
Elliott's Oyster House
One of Seattle's most popular food events, Elliott's Oyster New Year, is back again with 30 varieties of oysters, a seafood buffet, 60 wineries, microbrews, and live music on Pier 56.
Saturday
Nov 11
Phinney Neighborhood Center
It's basically like every other beer event -- there are local brews, food, etc. -- but this time it's winter beer from 35 different brewers, plus sliders and commemorative glasses.
Saturday
Nov 18
El Corazon
Yes, you can do all those things at the same time at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show, which will feature 70+ emerging artist, live body painting, live DJ sets, and a FREE pancake bar.
Saturday - Sunday
Nov 18-19
TBD
Trucktoberfest means 30 food trucks, and 30 breweries pouring fall beers, all posted up in the same place.
Sunday
Nov 19
Green Lake
... and then eat mashed potatoes at the Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off. It's a 5K and 10K run/walk with post-race beer garden and mashed potato-eating contest.
Friday - Thursday
Nov 24-Dec 28
McCaw Hall
Seattle's renowned Pacific Northwest Ballet brings the The Nutcracker by George Balanchine back again with a live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and a huge cast, just in time for the holidays.