For February 2018, we inspected the Greater Seattle on the Cheap calendar and website free events and cheap things to do that might be especially worthy of your consideration. Since we publish hundreds of events every month, we like to provide a summary every month that highlights some of our readers favorite things to do.
February unique free and cheap things to do
Here are some of the one-day and weekend events happening in February that you might not want to miss. There are many more on our event calendar every day of the week.
- Discount tickets day-of-show to see “Mama Mia!” at 5th Avenue Theater productions. February 2 – 25. The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.
- Celebrate Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year around Seattle February 10, 11, and 24. The first day of the Lunar Year is Friday, February 16, 2018. Many cultures begin with a festive meal the evening before. 2018 is the year of the Dog. Dog years (people born in): 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030.
- $3 Asian Food Walk during the Lunar New Year Celebration in Seattle’s Chinatown, February 11. This event takes place twice a year, during Lunar New Year and again in summer during DragonFest. It’s one of the best food festivals in the city. The $3 Food Walk takes place throughout the neighborhood at participating restaurants — you can enjoy a variety of affordable tastes from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and beyond.
- Free Author Talk “Chinese Soul Food” with Hsiao-Ching Chou in Fremont, February 12. In case you need inspiration for a special Lunar New Year meal.
- Signup for free walk training program for Adults 50+ in Seattle sign-up by February 14. This free training program is for older adults who want to begin (or continue) a walking program. Over a period of several weeks, you’ll follow a self-directed plan to increase your distance. There are also group walks, support, and camaraderie.
- Free Pacific NW Regional Yo-Yo Championships at Seattle Center February 24. Need we say more. This will be a lot of fun to watch.
More February events not to be missed
These are some of the key events and happenings occur throughout the month. There’s a slew of festivals. It’s Black History month. And, you may want to make plans for Valentine’s Day (February 14) soon. The Oscar Awards have been postponed to March 4, due to the Winter Olympics from South Korea February 9-25. But you can see all the Oscar Best Picture nominees at several theatres around the region. Oh, Mardi Gras is the day before Valentine’s, we’ll be pulling together a list of events for that, too, in the next few days.
- Free or cheap February festivals in Seattle and around Puget Sound. There are a surprising 16 festivals during February, highlights include the Eagle festival, Northwest Flower & Garden Show, RV Show, Lunar New Year celebrations, Fly Fishing Show, LGBTQ Wedding Show, and a Beer Open House, to name a few….
- During Black history month, explore African American culture in Seattle. Many people don’t know that Seattle has a racist past. This is a good month to educate yourself.
- Valentine’s Day dining via Seattle restaurants OpenTable reservations. Many people eschew Valentine’s Day as a strictly commercial, guilt-ridden ploy. But if you like to dine out, now’s the time to make a reservation, and OpenTable can help with that.
- 2018 Oscar film screenings and Oscar night parties. The Oscars Awards show isn’t until March 4. But if you want to see all nine Best Picture nominees, several theaters are showing them.
- There is a minor election coming up in February. If you aren’t familiar with the process, or aren’t registered, this is a good time to get on board.
- Rock the Vote is best resource for millennial and youth voting bloc
- Guide to Washington State voting and elections
Ongoing monthly free and cheap things to do
Here are a couple of events that will be going on for a few months.
- Free Ladies Classical Music concerts in Seattle and around Puget Sound multiple dates and locations.
- Free walking groups for adults 50+ in Seattle most days and multiple locations.
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