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Greeting card companies and our favourite romantic comedies never fail to create unrealistic expectations and pressure to keep up with the Joneses around Valentine's Day. We're bombarded with imagery urging us to have the perfect flowers, the perfect holiday card, and the perfect gift for the perfect date. It's no wonder Valentine's Day doesn't seem so romantic after all!
This year, why not celebrate without the drama and just sit back and have a laugh with your loved ones. Embrace the imperfection of life and relationships with these three upcoming comedy events in Seattle!
Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre
From February 12-16, Seattle is going to get a whole lot funnier. Presented by the Jet City Improv company, the Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre (SFIT) is producing the 18th edition of this comedy showcase. This year, 26 improv groups, featuring over 108 performers from cities all around the world will perform 12 shows over 5 nights in 3 venues around the city. Enjoy the spontaneity and hilarious absurdity of improvisational performance and feel free to laugh out loud with your friends or partner. Check out this year's lineup and book your tickets in advance.
Middleditch and Schwartz
Those are names, not magic spells—we promise! The Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Emmy-winning performer Ben Schwartz (Parks & Rec and House of Lies), combine their brilliant comedic minds for one spectacular night of improv.
On Sunday, February 16th this two-person long-form showcase will be completely improvised, guaranteeing the audience will be engaged, stimulated, and walking away with a tremendous smile. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for two acclaimed comedic performers to fill your evening with laughter and good times. Purchase your tickets today!
Cody Ko & Noel Miller: Tiny Meat Gang - Bigger and Better
Your favourite Youtube duo Cody Ko and Noel Miller take their show from the computer screen to the stage. They've amassed over 120M+ views for their Youtube series, That's Cringe, created out of the Tiny Meat Gang podcast. This comedy team, hailed as rising stars, continues to produce, write, and tour across the continent. Catch their Tiny Meat Gang production this February at the Moore Theatre and get your tickets today! Uproarious laughter and heckling are encouraged.
After celebrating Valentine's Day in Seattle with comedy, make your way to a beautiful beachfront getaway and book your stay at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Wake up and relax before the sight of magnificent oceanside views in fabulously comfortable and spacious accommodations. Deluxe hotel amenities such as a large indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, waterfront patio, and a beach front martini lounge will provide the perfect set up for a memorable Valentine's Day. Make your reservations today!
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When a new year comes along, let alone a new decade, a new energy sets in and we find ourselves looking to make the most of the days ahead. Set yourself up for an exciting 2020 and make your journey to Seattle for a music-filled getaway. Whether you're a fan of classical music, RnB, or pop, you can always find upcoming concerts for many of your favourite genres. Celebrate and ring in the new decade with friends and great musical performances.
The Seattle Symphony offers a wealth of underrated talent and fantastic performances. For the upcoming season, you'll listen to and experience the iconic sounds of Beethoven and Franck, an orchestral tribute to National Geographic and much more. The Seattle Symphony showcases amazing musicianship and brings the music of legendary composers to life. There are special guest performances scheduled in January, such as a recital by world renowned violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. On January 17, Rick Steves, the foremost authority on European travel, teams up with the Seattle Symphony to present an evening of timeless musical masterpieces accompanied by vivid video journeys through the US and seven European countries. Experience an evening like no other and purchase a ticket today!
The Grammy Award-Winning American male R&B and pop group All-4-One returns to the stage to perform their greatest hits. This iconic group brings us back to the good old 1990s at the Taper Auditorium in Seattle on Sunday, January 5. Buy your tickets now to sing along to fan favourites like "I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That."
Bowie's Birthday Bash
On Saturday, January 11, pay tribute to one of the most influential artists of the century and celebrate David Bowie's birthday by joining the fourth annual Bowie's Birthday Bash, presented by Bowievision & SOS - A Tribute to The Police. Dance to classics like Ziggy Stardust, Life on Mars, Suffragette City, Golden Years, Ashes to Ashes, Let’s Dance, Heroes, Under Pressure, and so many more. Get your tickets and put your dancing shoes on!
Do you want to be in the know about all the special events in Seattle and Silverdale Beach this year? Make sure to check out the full list of upcoming concerts.
After an evening of tributes, music, and dance with friends or family, find yourself luxuriously comfortable accommodations at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Escape to the oceanside and relax in attractively furnished rooms with spectacular views and wonderful features such as plush bedding, 42-inch LCD TVs, free high-speed Wi-Fi, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Also enjoy impressive hotel amenities including a large indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, waterfront patio, a beachfront martini lounge and much more. Book your stay today!
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 LIVE
Back when Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit public access television on KTMA Minneapolis in 1988, nobody knew what a cult hit it would eventually become. Host Joel Hodgson just knew that he loved “so bad they’re good” movies and the creature features of his youth, and that these pieces of trash cinema worked best when they were being made fun of. This hit a nerve, and soon MSTies everywhere were sharing tapes and forming fanclubs, making MST3K into a bonafide cult phenomenon.
Today, MST3K has returned on Netflix, and has spawned an entire culture of movie “riffing” – but there’s nothing like seeing a riffed movie live, especially when Joel Hodgson himself is at the helm. This January 15-16, catch Joel and his robots Tom Servo and Crow T Robot on the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington. Hoot and holler at great jokes and terrible movies!
Mavis Staples is a true American original. Her incredible voice has been a mainstay of American culture since the 1960s, when she was the principle member of the Staples Singers. She’s defined the sound of gospel music, protest music, R&B, soul, funk, and even rock and roll for years, and the Admiral Theater is excited to have her grace the stage on January 17 and 18. She’s touring in support of her new album We Get By, featuring songs written by the one and only Ben Harper, but she’ll also be performing hits old and new, proving why she is one of the undisputed queens of soul. Don’t miss this legendary performer!
Kitsap County has an abundance of things to see and do at any time of year, including spectacular concerts and unique theatre experiences. If you’re looking for superbly comfortable accommodations in the Bremerton area, find your way to the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. Featuring unrivaled views of the area, beachfront martini lounge, luxurious indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, a waterfront patio and more, we’ll help you make the most of your visit to Kitsap!
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Travelling during the holidays can be a spectacular time, especially when travelling to a destination with picturesque, snowy streets, offering the ultimate winter scenery. Seattle becomes a frosty wonderland during the winter months, a beautiful sight—particularly for those who have never experienced snow-bound scenes.
Get the full holiday experience by checking out any or all of the events below!
Get Lost in Lights
Attend the launch of a brand new indoor light festival in Seattle! The Lumaze light festival is a magical festival for the entire family. Full of twinkling lights, the festival features an interactive light garden, illuminated structures, market vendors, food and beverages, drinks for adults, and live entertainment. Check out one of the most highly anticipated new holiday events in Seattle!
A Holiday Overseas
The Christmas Ship Festival is a truly unique way to enjoy the festive season. Since 1949, Christmas ships have floated through the waterfront neighbourhoods of Lake Washington and Pudget Sound. Watch the hundreds of illuminated ships from shore or hop aboard a boat and enjoy a sing-along choir performance and numerous prizes. Ships run from November to the end of December—learn more!
An Enchanting Maze
Find yourself enchanted while weaving through a majestic maze at the annual Enchant, Christmas light maze and market—the world's largest maze. From November 22-December 29, T-Mobile Park transforms into a luminescent land featuring a transcendent, illuminated maze, a classic Christmas market, an ice skating trail, and of course—Santa's landing.
This year's maze is littered with gifts, hidden by Eddie the mischevious elf. See if you can find these presents while walking through a maze surrounded by larger-than-life light sculptures and a 100 foot lighted pine tree. Grab your tickets today for a memorable evening for the entire family.
You'll be glowing after checking out these captivating winter festivities! Find your way to a comfortable bed at the Silverdale Beach Hotel for an even more luxurious experience this holiday season. Go to bed to twinkling lights and wake up to a beautiful beach view. Book your stay today!
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One of the best things about the holidays are the time honoured festive traditions. The annual Christmas tree shopping day, taking photos with Santa, Christmas dinner with family, or whatever it may be, the season is ripe for celebrating beloved traditions and customs. You can always add new traditions by spicing up your winter to-do list with these fresh, off-beat and unique activities.
Ho, ho, hold on
You've seen this spectacle all over the news and on television, and now it's time to experience it personally. Santa Con is coming to Seattle and it's taking over the streets! Dress up as Santa and join over 2,000 other Santas parading the streets on December 14. Much more than a typical pub crawl, the 14-hour parade includes live entertainment, free admission to multiple venues, drink specials, costume contests, photo-ops and more. Get merry and buy your ticket now!
Experience a SHIFT
TED talks have become iconic places for thought, creativity, and innovative ideas. On November 23, attend the community-organized TEDxSeattle to hear from speakers from the fields of medicine, technology, art and philanthropy who have experienced the power of a minor shift in mindset and have gone on to effect major changes to their environment. While not a typical holiday activity, this experience will be a memorable one as you steep in newfound wonder and knowledge. These talks are so stimulating and inspiring you'll want to attend every year. Grab a ticket while they're still available!
Meet "Uncle Doug"
Country folk/Americana tribute artist known as "Uncle Doug" Cooper hits the stage at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel on December 13. Reminisce and listen to 70's classic rock hits with song selections from Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Charlie Daniels, Pure Prairie League, and much more. Rock out to your favourite tunes and get your tickets today!
After a day of engaging in new and old traditions, look no further for a wonderful home away from home at the Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel. You'll find relaxing, comfortable, and quiet accommodations minutes away from local attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, nightclubs and shops and boutiques. There's no better place to be that provides outstanding quality service at affordable rates. Book your stay with us today!
While it's always important to give thanks, Thanksgiving is a nationwide reminder to stop and reflect on all the good things that have happened throughout the year.
If you're in Seattle during Thanksgiving, check out a few activities you can enjoy with the whole family. Or, if you're a lone traveller, enjoy a wonderful feast at several restaurants open on Thanksgiving evening.
The third annual Gobble Up Seattle 2019 returns on Saturday, November 23 at the Magnuson Park Hanger. This specialty food show caters to everyday customers, chefs, restaurants and restauranteurs. Find specialty products and ingredients for your kitchen, holiday gifts for food enthusiasts, and discover over 100 new and beloved food and beverage vendors. Admission is free.
Sweat off that Turkey!
Bring your family and friends to the Tacky Turkey Sweater 5K on Sunday, November 24 at Green Lake Park. Get in some cardiovascular exercise before your Thanksgiving feast while wearing your tackiest sweater.
You can also join the 13th annual Seattle Turkey Trot, taking place on Thanksgiving day! Take the whole family with you on a scenic 5K holiday run from Sunset Hill to Golden Gardens Park. Proceeds from this trot will support the Ballard Food Bank, to help provide for those in need during the cold, winter season.
Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal without hours of cooking and cleanup. Reserve a table at any one of the several restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day, such as Frolik, Agrodolce Family Style Thanksgiving, Outlier Friendsgiving Feast and much more. Check out the full list.
Whether your Thanksgiving celebrations are traditional or not, it's guaranteed that there will be no shortage of restaurants, activities, and events to attend throughout the city to get you and your family into the thankful spirit. After stuffing yourself silly, be sure to choose Silverdale Beach Hotel for a peaceful getaway from the city. Enjoy oceanside views, luxury service, and quality accommodations. Book your stay today!
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Who doesn't love a good deal, especially while travelling? When you're spending big bucks on airfare, it will feel like a win saving a few dollars during your stay. You'll be surprised by how many things you can do without stretching your wallet.
Check out all of these deals, steals and great meals for your next trip to Silverdale!
What to Eat
Seattle Restaurant Week
From October 27-November 7, eat your way throughout Seattle during Seattle Restaurant Week, a delightful excuse to dine out for a deal. Over 135 restaurants in the Seattle area are offering a $35 three-course dinner menu and a two-course lunch menu for only $20. Visit award-winning restaurants and revisit beloved establishments while keeping within your budget. Hurry and make your reservations ASAP, you won't want to miss this!
What to Do
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
On Veterans Day, November 11, all national parks will have free admission! Take a veteran, a family member, or friend to the stunning Mount Rainier or Olympic National Park. Plan to get there early so you can camp, hike, and explore in peace. You won't be the only one chasing after the free entrance fee.
Dia De Muertos
The Seattle City Centre Festál presents, Dia De Muertos, a Mexican celebration to remember the dead. From Nov 2-3, celebrate with colour, smells, and sounds that pay homage to our dearly departed. These free festivals are a part of an initiative to introduce and celebrate the city's multicultural communities. Mark your calendar!
Silent Reading Party
Every Wednesday evening, join Seattle's quietest party at the Sorrento Hotel, a beautiful Italian renaissance hotel on First Hill. The free Silent Reading Party takes place in the Fireside Room, where strangers congregate to curl up on couches and read in silence. The event has gotten so popular in recent years, party-goers are encouraged to attend early so you can snag a seat.
All of these events are just a stone's throw away from the town of Silverdale, a quaint and tranquil contrast to the bustling and lively Seattle centre. Save even more on your stay and book a room at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Find a beautiful oceanside view, white sandy beaches, clean rooms, and quality service all at an affordable rate. Book your stay today!
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You can't run and you can't hide, fall is here and there's a pumpkin spice latte with your name spelt wrong on it! What's not to love about the autumnal equinox? You can get cozy under layers of cardigans, gaze upon beautiful orange leaves, and prepare for the occasional scare, or two.
Set yourself up for an exciting and spooky visit to Silverdale with these upcoming events!
Ready for a deadly night?
From every weekend from October 4-31, get your fill of frights at the annual Kitsap County Haunted Fairgrounds. Visitors from all over the Washington region make the trip for an epic annual scare. Guests can find several activities throughout the fairground. This year, zombies have taken over the 22,000 square feet indoor space! Herds of the undead are roaming on the grounds and at every corner. Make your way through the buildings and see if you can escape this horrid hell!
For those brave enough to face these zombies head-on, participate in the Zombie Paintball Game where this time you'll do the hunting.
Young children can enjoy the event during a lights-on time where the fair becomes a scare-free zone. However, minors are still allowed during normal hours with parental discretion. Up for the challenge? See what you're made of and grab your ticket today!
Look no further for a wholesome harvest
The 11th annual Kitsap Grown Harvest Dinner returns on October 6th at the Bremer Student Center, Olympic College. Attend Kitsap county's best farm-to-table event of the year and hear from a fantastic keynote speaker.
The dinner offers a delicious and diverse menu with ingredients grown and harvested from Kitsap County Farms. The dinner is prepared by Chef Chris Plemmons, director of Olympic Colleges Culinary Arts program along with other top chefs from the area. Hungry? Save your spot now!
Choose Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel after a day of exhilarating autumnal activities and stay in a comfortable clean room overlooking the water, at a rate that won't give you a scare. Book your stay today!
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Food connects people, soothes the soul, and offers a new way to travel through a city. If you're visiting Seattle this fall, explore the city through a culinary lens and create a memory that hones all your senses. Check out these upcoming events that will feed your hunger and make your visit to Seattle a memorable one.
Seattle Made Good Food
The 5th annual Taste of Seattle Made returns on October 6th at Axis Venue in Pioneer Square. Each year this popular event, presented by Central Co-op, sees growing interest and hungrier crowds. Festival-goers can sample over 40 unique treats from Seattle Made producers. Find delicious tasters and funky mash-ups like spicy sausage pasta, ice cream sandwiches, and boozy appetizers.
The event is 21+ and each ticket includes five sample pours and mini bites from participating vendors. Celebrate the best eats in Seattle and grab a ticket today!
Fill that beer belly for a good cause
On October 3rd, the Woodland Park Zoo is letting you Brew at the Zoo! This annual fundraiser is a toast to animals and conservation efforts. Over 60+ Seattle breweries are offering sample ciders, microbrews, imports, and domestic beers.
All ticket proceeds, fundraising games or raffles, and extra tasting tickets go towards benefitting Woodland Park Zoo. Support the cause and buy your brew!
Take it curbside and hit up Seattle’s favourite curbside brew fest on October 5th. Try food from over 30 breweries and 25 food trucks from Seattle, all featuring a Bavarian-inspired dish.
Find live music, lawn games, food pairings, and numerous local and Bavarian beers at every corner. Kids can also partake in the fun at the free-admission family-friendly food court. Mark your calendar!
You’ll need to take a rest after gallivanting and eating your way through the city. Make sure you choose the beautiful beachfront Silverdale Beach Hotel as your accommodation for this upcoming Seattle visit. Wake up to a scenic view, snooze in a comfortable bed, and experience quality service. Book your stay now!
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September bridges between the hot summer season and the cool fall period. What perfect way to shed your summer skin and welcome the cozy upcoming months than to get nourished with grilled cheese and tasty pasta?
Check out these three upcoming festivals that will make you want to box up your summer clothes and cuddle by the fire.
Seattle Nourished Festival
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could enjoy the same hearty meals we love, but without all of the harmful and unhealthy substances it usually comes with? Some people have dietary restrictions that don't allow them to enjoy the foods that we often take for granted, like pizza or cheese!
The Seattle Nourished Festival is a gluten-free, allergy-free and special diet foodie festival offering food alternatives to with certain restrictions or preferences. Notably, the festival offers five food zones to visit: Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Keto, and Plant-based. The festival takes place on September 21-22 at the Exhibition Hall in the Seattle Centre. Festival-goers can find over 100 exhibiting brands, free samples, discounted products, and a plethora of coupons. Get nourished and grab a ticket today!
Grilled Cheese Grand Prix
You heard that right... there's a grilled cheese festival. On Saturday, September 14 the third annual Grilled Cheese Grand Prix returns to Seattle at the South Lake Union Discovery Centre. The emerging food festival celebrates all things bread and cheese. Festival-goers can purchase an all-inclusive 21+ ticket which offers access to a beer garden and unlocks samplings from all participating food trucks and drinks vendors. For those looking for a big bite, attendees can also purchase full sandwiches of any grilled cheese or half-sized signature sandwiches from participating food trucks outside the 21+ area. Get your ticket now and crown Seattle's best grilled cheese!
Festa Italiana Seattle
On September 29-30, the Seattle Center Festál presents The Italian Festival at the Seattle Centre. Explore Italian heritage through food, games, activities, live performances, visual arts, and a bustling marketplace. Now in its 32nd year, celebrate the "old country" with authentic eats and a lively celebration. Don't miss out!
After eating and drinking your way through Seattle, rest easy at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Only a quick drive from all of these fantastic events - get a beautiful beachfront view and comfortable rooms. Book your stay today!