America’s largest celebration of national heritage is all about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, and enhancing the country’s best idea—national parks. Groups can visit three just a short drive from Seattle Southside: Mt. Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks.
When you plan to bring your group to Seattle Southside in April, get ready to experience the beauty of Mother Nature’s handiwork at the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. It’s an easy day trip to see thousands of bright, blooming tulips of all colors, all April long.
Backyard Wildlife Festival
Celebrate the beauty of nature in the Pacific Northwest with your group. Taking place in May each year, this free event at the Tukwila Community Center features local nature enthusiasts, a guided bird tour, native plant sales and much more.
Concerts in the Park
All Summer Long
Seattle Southside’s three cities—Tukwila, SeaTac, and Des Moines—host family-friendly concerts in their local parks. Bring the kids, enjoy the sunshine and listen to a free concert.
There are all sorts of things to do at this premier festival in Des Moines, including a 5K walk/run, parade, children’s carnival, farmers market, and classic car and wooden boat shows.
Nothing beats singing the blues with an ice-cold brew at Des Moines Beach Park. This outdoor festival features some of the finest local brews and the best blues music of the Pacific Northwest—and all for a good cause.
Jazz on the Lawn
The popular concert takes place on the picturesque lawn of Cedarbrook Lodge and features an evening of performances from local jazz musicians, accompanied by a selection of small plates from Cedarbrook’s award-winning restaurant, Copperleaf.
Heirloom Tomato Festival
Celebrate Pacific Northwest–grown heirloom tomatoes at the Cedarbrook Lodge. Sample tomato-inspired dishes from local celebrity chefs and wash them down with local microbrews and wines.
Argosy Christmas Ship to Des Moines
A Pacific Northwest tradition more than 60 years in the making, the Argosy Christmas ship, adorned with holiday lights, departs the Des Moines Marina with Christmas carolers in tow. Hop aboard or enjoy the show from the beach with a cup of hot cocoa around the bonfire.