Puget Sound Area Weekend Planner: April 7-9, 2023

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TULIP FESTIVAL
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held during the month of April, celebrating millions of tulips bursting into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture. 

ANIME FESTIVAL
Anime is a style of Japanese film and TV animation featured at Sakura-Con, plus gaming, cosplay, cultural panels, dances, concerts, exhibits, and industry guests at the Washington State Convention Center.

EASTER PARADE
Billed as the state’s only Easter parade, Snohomish Easter Parade includes floats, bands, kids, and farm animals moving down First Street in Snohomish, followed by an Easter bonnet contest

HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL
ʻAha Mele began in 2010 as an annual ‘enjoyment of song and music’ at Chief Leschi Schools on Puyallup tribal lands on the 2nd Saturday in April.  It celebrates the re-awakening of spring and invites the community to gather with friends and family around Hawaiian and Polynesian music and dance, shop the food and craft vendors, attend a cultural workshop, and try your luck with the raffle drawing. 

ROMANTIC COMEDY
Sense & Sensibility is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the two Dashwood sisters (reserved and practical Elinor & passionate and romantic Marianne) who approach love differently, “underscored by a contemporary mix of your favorite pop songs” at Everett Performing Arts Center.

EASTER EGG HUNT
Grab the kiddos, and join the Easter Egg Hunt fun!

SCI-FI CONVENTION
Norwescon features 200 panelists, vendors, events, and 24-hour game-playing at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle.

SEATTLE KRAKEN
Watch the Seattle Kraken play a home game on the ice at Climate Pledge Arena.  

EASTER BRUNCH CRUISE
Hop on board for an extraordinary Easter Brunch Cruise aboard a Waterways yacht, complete with breakfast favorites! This two-hour cruise features shoreline views of the brilliant colors of spring, waterfront estates, and local landmarks, highlighted by your Captain’s narration.

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MURDER MYSTERY 2
Now private detectives launching their own agency, Nick and Audrey Spitz land at the center of an international investigation when a friend is abducted. (Netflix)

UP HERE
Set in New York City in 1999, Lindsay and Miguel fall in love and discover that the single greatest obstacle to finding happiness together might just be themselves — and the memories, obsessions, fears, and fantasies that live inside their heads. (Hulu) 

FREE GUY
When a bank teller discovers he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world where there are no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late, and maybe find a little romance with the coder who conceived him. (Disney+)  

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