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5 Fun Festivals & Events in Seattle WA in March

It’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for the clocks to spring forward, welcoming the expanding hours of sunlight and mild Seattle temps. This is also the time to make Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast your home base as you experience Seattle and all the fun cultural events it has …

2020 New Year Celebrations in Seattle!

With the chaos of Christmas, the new year celebrations might seem far off, but as of today there are only twelve days until the end of the decade! The new year offers us time to reflect on the year previous, to realign our vision and goals, and to get ready for a great 2020. Take …

Best 2019 Art Activities in Seattle!

Just because we’re leaving summer behind, doesn’t mean the fun ends in Seattle! Quite the opposite in fact, with cooler days ahead more and more people are getting out and about and exploring all the best art that Seattle has to offer. We’ve collected a list of all the best 2019 Seattle art activities and …

Shafer Baillie Celebrates Free Museum Day!

Brought to you by the Smithsonian Magazine, National Free Museum Day is back on September 21, 2019! This annual tradition invites everyone to spend the day exploring a museum, and asks the question: where will your curiosity take you? This year’s theme celebrates the “Smithsonian Year of Music”. Throughout 365 days, the Smithsonian Museum in …

Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle!

It’s here! The 48th Annual Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival is in Seattle from 8/30 to 9/1! Come celebrate all things musical and creative with an amazing lineup of bands and live entertainment, as well as art exhibits and booths, and food vendors. Put on by both One Reel, a non-profit arts organization that strives for …

Seattle’s 70th Celebration of Seafair!

Truly a harbinger of summer in Seattle, the Seafair is back again for it’s 70th year, a magnificent ten weeks of family fun and showing off all Seattle has to offer! Hosted by The Seafair Foundation, the festival spans all the way back to 1950 when business leaders designed Seafair as an event that would …

Celebrate Spring in Washington During the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!

Spring is in full bloom here in Washington State and the much-anticipated annual Tulip Festival is just around the corner! Running from the first to last day of April, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a miraculous sight to behold, and you surely won’t want to miss out on Mother Nature’s beauty! The Festival is …

Taste Washington: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise in Seattle, WA

Oenophile: The Merriam-Webster dictionary simply defines this word as “a lover or connoisseur of wine”. Do you consider yourself much of a wine lover? Someone who enjoys touring beautiful countryside wineries and attending taste testings with good company? In recent years, the state of Washington has discovered and tested varying ways of producing some of …

The 2019 Northwest Flower and Garden Show Plants Down in Seattle this Coming February!

Everyone enjoys the sweet scent of a lovely bouquet of flowers no matter the time of year. Lush pink peonies, vibrant yellow sunflowers, or fragrant lilacs can bring much joy and light to any environment. Here in Seattle, Washington we take our flowers and gardening quite seriously and have annually hosted the second largest Flower …

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