Get ready to make the most of your upcoming weekend as we dive into all of the exciting events happening in both the Seattle and Portland areas. From food festivals to Oktoberfests to cultural celebrations, this weekend offers an array of events for all tastes and interests!
Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series – Held annually for the last 15 years, this music festival features both national and local artists to celebrate music and the culture of the music. October 4th – 8th.
Taste of Iceland – Celebrating Seattle’s sister city of Reykjavik, this festival celebrates everything Icelandic from food, culture, music, design, and more! October 5th – 7th.
Leavenworth Oktoberfest Head to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth to enjoy German-inspired dancing, beverages, schnitzel, and other events all weekend long. October 6th – 7th.
Oktoberfest Northwest – Join Washington’s largest Munich-inspired Oktoberfest featuring traditional beer, food, performances, music, and more! October 6th – 8th.
Cascadia Poetry Festival – Showcasing poetry from the region, this festival features artist workshops, poetry readings, panel discussions, and celebration of the Cascadia region. October 6th – 8th.
Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival – Take the trip to Port Angeles to taste delicious seafood as well as learn from local environmental organizations about natural seafood resources. October 6th – 8th.
Northwest Chocolate Festival – Called North America’s top show for chocolate, this weekend-long festival features sweet treats from some of the best chocolatiers in the world as well as education on how chocolate is sourced and made. October 7th – 8th.
OysterFest – Washington’s largest seafood festival offers not only an abundance of tasty oysters and hands-on exhibits, but also is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships! October 7th – 8th.
FashioNXT – Voted #1 US City Fashion Week by Forbes, this fashion weekend showcases collections from both international and local designers, as well as the winners of Project Runway. October 5th – 7th.
First Friday Art Walk – Located in the Arts District on the East Side, this monthly exhibit features more than 20 independent galleries and studios. October 6th.
Portland Night Market – The monthly night market welcomes over 175 local food, drink, retail, and music vendors with a fun atmosphere. October 6th – 7th.
PDX POP NOW – Aiming to increase audience and artist connection in the Portland music scene, this weekend-long festival features local performers of all genres. October 6th – 8th.
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival – Head over to the Hollywood Theater this weekend to catch independent feature films, all fitting the theme of H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic sci-fi and cosmic horror theme. October 6th – 8th.
Portland Greek Festival – Celebrate Greek faith and culture with traditional food, events, and activities all weekend long. October 6th – 8th.
Kennedy School Oktoberfest – Join the McMenamins fun with the 7th annual Oktoberfest held at Kennedy School. Enjoy 14 German ales as well as other local brews, food and live music. October 7th.
Portland Argentinian Festival – Celebrate Argentinian culture with traditional food, live music and performance, art exhibits, and activities for kids. October 7th.