These November festivals in the greater Seattle metropolitan region have free or cheap admission ($15 or less). We include higher priced festivals if there is an available discount (such as online or coupon purchase) reducing the price to $15 or less for general admission. Discounts are also typically available for other groups, such as children, students, seniors, and military–though we don’t claim to list every type of discount. Click on their website for these and other details or to purchase advance tickets.
November 1 – 12, 2017 (begins Oct. 8). Earshot Jazz Festival is a 3-week long festival featuring more than 50 concerts by local and worldwide jazz greats at venues in the greater Seattle metropolitan region. Single tickets are $15-$50. Save 10%/20% when you buy tickets to five/eight or more separate concerts. Discounts available to Earshot Members, students, seniors (60+), active military, and veterans. For more information about Earshot, see:
November 2, 2017. Seattle Winter Ciderfest: Hard Cider Tastings & More at the WithinSodo event space south of downtown Seattle. Sample many fall and winter hard ciders from the Northwest’s best producers. Flavors like pumpkin spice, special winter blend and even barrel-aged ciders are just a few of the choices available to sip. In addition, you’ll get to try local beers, wines and sodas. You can also check out lifestyle exhibits, such as ski resorts, crossfit, yoga, pilates, movie theaters, music festivals, auto dealers, resorts, and spas. Tickets: $25. Our discount price: $0-$12.50. (When you make a purchase through our Ciderfest links, we earn a commission that supports the maintenance of this website at no cost to you.)
November 2 – 5, 2017. Seattle Turkish Film Festival is a non-profit, volunteer-driven event, committed to bringing the best of feature-length and short Turkish films to Seattle and provide an international platform for these talented filmmakers to showcase their work. Tickets are $12 per screening. Discount available to SIFF members.
November 4, 2017. Short Run Comix & Arts Festival at Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion and Vera Project features book artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world who make indie commix, self-published, small press, and handmade books of all kinds. FREE admission; donations gratefully accepted.
November 4, 2017: Hmong New Year Celebration at Seattle Center. Experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The Lunar New Year is a time for the Hmong people to reflect on the past year and seek out new beginnings.
November 4-5, 2017. Handmade Tile & Art Festival in south Seattle. Artisan Tile NW is a non-profit group dedicated to the creation, promotion, and preservation of the art and craft of handmade tiles. The annual festival showcases the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest. FREE admission.
November 4-5, 2017. Celluloid Film Festival on Bainbridge Island showcases films and filmmakers from Bainbridge Island and the greater Pacific Northwest at the historic Lynwood Theatre. Two-day general admission $15; Sunday only admission $10.
November 9 – 16, 2017. SIFF Cinema Italian Style Film Festival returns to Seattle for the ninth year featuring the best in current Italian films. More info:
November 16 – 18, 2017. Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival in Puyallup. A wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art, and Craft supply exhibits. See and buy the latest supplies, fabrics, notions, patterns, and tools under one roof. Early buying privileges on Thursday. Free demos. Daily door prize drawings. HOURS: Thursday & Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM. ADMISSION: $10 for 3 Days. Discount $1 OFF with coupon. Free parking.
November 17-19, 2017. Romanian Film Festival in Seattle at SIFF Cinema Uptown explores the ways in which Romania’s most recent films enrich the old art of storytelling. General Admission $14. Discount tickets $9 for students, SIFF members, seniors. Opening Night Gala $ 20 (Film + gala included). Festival pass: $75 (general admission); SIFF Members ($55). Day pass:$35.
November 18-19, 2017. Yulefest in Seattle is a 40-year-strong Christmas celebration at the Nordic Heritage Museum in the Ballard neighborhood. You’ll find handcrafted Nordic wares, Scandinavian food and drink, music and dancing, kid’s activities, a visit from Santa, a prize raffle, and a silent Auction. Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5. Kids 12 and under are free. More details:
November 18-29, 2017. Festival of Christmas Trees at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. The annual fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital features professionally decorated trees in the Fairmont lobby. FREE. More information about Festival of Trees:
November 21, 2017 – January 1, 2018. Free Gingerbread Village at City Center. Larger than life cookie creations with donations going to Juvenile Diabetes Research. More info:
November 24 – December 23, 2017. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Christmas Ship and Follow Boats are decorated with hundreds of lights and sail to different waterfront communities each night. Choirs perform to guests aboard the Boats, as well as to communities who have gathered to watch the flotilla from shore. General admission boat ride tickets are $34-$62. But, there are several ways to enjoy Christmas Ships for free: watch the spectacle at a shore viewing party, join the flotilla in your own boat, or head to the Fremont Cut on December 15 for the Parade of Boats. For more information:
November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018. Winterfest at Seattle Center is five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances, including free ice sculpting, free lively weekend performances and student showcases, Winterfest Ice Rink (admission and rental fees), Winter Train & Village (suggested donation). For more information:
Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University Street, Seattle WA