Posted October 31st 2017 in Latest News, News and Updates,

Selection of Cultural Events February 2018 and beyond

Beginning in February 2018:

Seattle Museum Month, February 1st – 28th,
Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake, Pacific Northwest Ballet, February 2nd – 11th,
Mamma Mia!, The 5th Avenue Theatre, February 2nd – 25th,
Hamilton, The Paramount Theatre, February 6th – March 18th,
Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Washington State Convention Center, February 7th – 11th,
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, SAM, February 15th – May 13th,
Mark Morris Dance Group – Sgt. Pepper at 50: Pepperland, Moore Theatre, February 16th – 18th,
Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, opens February 17, MoPOP,
Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, February 22nd – 25th,
Beatrice & Benedict, Seattle Opera, February 24th – March 10th,

Further Out: March 2018 and beyond:

Moisture Festival, March 15th – April 9th,
Directors Choice, Pacific Northwest Ballet, March 16-25,
Taste Washington, March 22nd – 25th,
Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare, spring-summer 2018,
Emergence, Pacific Northwest Ballet, April 13th – 22nd,
Seattle International Film Festival, May 17th – June 10th,
Upstream Music + Summit, Pioneer Square, June 1st – 3rd,
Les Misérables, Paramount Theatre, June 6th – 17th,,
Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson,  SAM, June 14th – Sept 9th,

World Travel Market

Port of Seattle and Visit Seattle will lead a team of 8 Washington State representatives at this year’s World Travel Market in London 6th  – 8th November.  Come and meet the following:

  • Patti Denny, International Tourism Development  Manager – Port of Seattle
  • Ron Peck, Director of Tourism Development – Port of Seattle
  • Natalie Jushinski, Director International Tourism – Visit Seattle
  • Sarah Hanke, Sales DirectorPuget Sound Express
  • Leslie Womack, Director of SalesMayflower Park Hotel
  • Annette Pitts, Executive Director – Cascade Loop Scenic Highway
  • Ron Williams, Executive Director – Visit Walla Walla
  • Kristina Thorne, Sports Sales and Development – Seattle Southside RTA

New International Arrivals Facility

At Seattle -Tacoma International Airport work has been proceeding apace since August on the new International Arrivals Facility which will dramatically improve the experience for international travellers and better meet the region’s demand for business and tourism-related international service. The new facility will increase passenger capacity to 2,600 passengers per hour, while improving the customer experience by nearly doubling the number of gates capable of serving international wide-body aircraft and more than doubling the Passport Check positions and kiosks. This means passengers with checked luggage can use a single bag claim process, eliminating the need for international passengers to ride a train to baggage claim.

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Jun 20, 2018

Seattle’s growing popularity with the British and Irish markets, fuelled by fast growth in direct non-stop flights from the UK and Dublin, will see more people heading to the city this year either as a gateway to cruising to Alaska or for Pacific Northwest adventures. But before heading out of town, here are the best … Continue reading Top Urban Adventures in Seattle
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May 21, 2018

Seattle, known as the Emerald City for its vibrant natural forests and parks, has an exhibition of glass flowers and glass trees amongst its most celebrated gardens and is also developing a ‘sensory’ garden to open by the summer. Dale Chihuly’s world acclaimed art is not only one of the leading attractions of Seattle, his … Continue reading Seattle’s gardens – sensory to glass
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May 2, 2018

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race departed Seattle for the penultimate leg of its 40,000 nm circumnavigation of the planet, and it is engaging in pioneering scientific research. One of its racing yachts, Visit Seattle, has been fitted with a special sensor for monitoring the effects of ocean acidification around the US Coast. … Continue reading Global yacht race collaborates on pioneering US ocean research
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