What to Do in Seattle this Fall

Mid day on a fall day at Green Lake the trees are in full color change
Fall Color at Green Lake

Fall is one of the prettiest times of the year to visit Seattle. The afternoons are typically dry and warm and sunny even if the mornings and evenings are cooler. It’s the perfect time to be outside before the winter rainy season begins. Here at Green Lake, the Maple trees across the street along Green Lake Drive put on a spectacular show of color with vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. It’s a beautiful sight see. Enjoy the changing season with some fun, fall-themed events around the area. Here are some of our recommendations:

Seattle Cider Summit September 6 -7

Washington State is famous for its apples, and is becoming known for its craft cideries as well. This event features over 200 ciders, cider cocktails, and apple spirits. The Cider Summit takes place on September 6 and 7 at nearby Lake Union Park. Blayne attended this event last year and really enjoyed it!

Green Lake Oktoberfest September 14- 15

people celebrating OktoberFest, drinking beer

Prost! This  brand new Oktoberfest celebration in the Green Lake neighborhood will include live music, dancing, German-style food, costumes, games, and local craft beers and ciders. Sponsored by the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce. Since we are members, we definitely plan to attend.

Fremont Oktoberfest September 20-22

Fremont calls itself the “Center of the Universe” and is located just a few minutes south of Green Lake. Celebrate the fall with a traditional German Oktoberfest with beer, food, music, and games September 20-22. We are told that the Fremont Oktoberfest is considered one of the top 10 places in the world to celebrate Oktoberfest.

St. Demetrios Greek Festival September 20-22

Enjoy homemade Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, Greek wine tasting, and church tours in Seattle’s nearby Montlake neighborhood on September 20-22. A Seattle tradition since 1960! It’s been a few years since we attended this event, but it is a Seattle classic.

Fall Festival at Craven Farm September 21-October 31

Craven Farm’s Fall Festival is now in its 37th year, with a pumpkin patch, corn mazes, food, farm animals, and hayrides happening September 21-October 31. Located in Snohomish, a 30-minute drive from Greenlake Guest House.

In closing, we encourage you to visit Seattle and Washington State in the fall! It’s a nice time to visit because the summer crowds have died down a bit, the weather is still warm and pleasant, and there are so many festivals and beautiful fall colors to enjoy.