Do you enjoy a good drink? There are many strong options for local craft beverages in the area surrounding our hotel in Tukwila near the SeaTac Airport. To sample some of the best, head on up to Seattle to take advantage of one of the Local Craft Tours.
The Local Craft Tours come in several forms, including the Speakeasy Distillery Tour, the TGIF Happy Hour Tour, the Private Parlor Room Distillery Tour, and more. Each of these gives you the chance to experience the craft of the Emerald City’s most unique local brewers. To learn more about the various tours, or to book your own private tour, visit the official Local Craft website.
The Northwest Folklife Festival is one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the country. Every year since 1972, this four-day event has served as a celebration of the music, dance, storytelling, and arts of the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of artists will be present to show off their best crafts, foods, performances, and workshops. There is even a family-friendly “Discovery Zone” where kids and parents alike can learn more about the area’s art, and even try their hand at producing art of their own.
The cultural focus of the 2016 festival is “The Power of the Human Voice through Song”. Experience the power of a wide variety of regional singers, including choirs, doo-wop groups, barbershop quartets, and even children’s choruses.
You can find the 45th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle’s famous Seattle Center, up north from our hotel in Tukwila. This year’s event is scheduled from May 27th through May 30th. You can read more about the festival and view the full schedule by visiting the official Northwest Folklife website.
Are you interested in the many Scandinavian immigrants that helped to shape the Puget Sound region? Check out the Pacific Lutheran University’s Scandinavian Cultural Center, dedicated to sharing the rich culture of the Norse. Here, you will be greeted by a custom-carved Viking longship prow, after which you can explore Scandinavian culture in the form of artwork, literature, artifacts, and more. The facility also hosts numerous Scandinavian-themed events, including lectures, language instruction, films, musical concerts, and performances. There is even a demonstration kitchen and banquet room to showcase some of the culture’s edible delights. New exhibits and special events are being added all the time, so there’s no end to the many exciting things to see and do at the Scandinavian Cultural Center!
You can find the Scandinavian Cultural Center on the first floor of the Pacific Lutheran University’s University Center in Tacoma, just a short trip south from our hotel in Tukwila. You can learn more about the center and its exhibits by visiting 1.
There’s little quite like experiencing your favorite movies on a dynamic, theater-sized screen. With the help of the Experience Music Project in Seattle’s own Seattle Center, you can enjoy some of the classics of the big screen like you never had before. Lounge on the couch or in your own sleeping bag while watching your movie on the museum’s giant Sky Church screen, all while sipping on special, themed drinks. Along with photo ops, giveaways, and other surprises, Campout Cinema is a great way to combine the best aspects of your home theater with the best aspects of an outdoor cinema.
The EMP holds their Campout Cinema event about once a month. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, or $10 for youths and EMP members. Your ticket includes access to a thematically-appropriate exhibit in the museum.
Upcoming Campout Cinema screenings include Blade Runner, Purple Rain, Donnie Darko, Spaceballs, and more. You can read more about Camout Cinema, or buy your tickets for an upcoming event by visiting the official EMP website.
When you’re looking for a quality music performance experience in reach of our hotel in Tukwila, the Seattle Symphony is one of your best options. Internationally recognized as one of the leading symphony orchestras in the United States, this group has been providing the Emerald City with innovative concerts for many years. And, if you’re staying with us this January, you can catch one of these concerts in the form of their Celebrate Asia event.
Celebrate Asia is an annual concert designed to celebrate the many Asian influences that have helped to shape the Puget Sound region for many years. This year’s concert shall feature Xiaogang Ye’s Starry Sky for Piano and Orchestra, which premiered in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. You can also look forward to a number of community chorus performances, including popular Asian folk music like Jasmine Flower and Arirang.
Celebrate Asia is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st at 4:00 PM, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Doors will be open an hour and a half before the beginning of the concert, which shall last an hour and seventeen minutes. Go to the Seattle Symphony website to read more about the concert, or to purchase tickets online.
Back in 1888, Charles Frye moved to Seattle and established a successful business. Together with his wife, Emma, he turned his success into a large art collection that was well-recognized by the community. They put their collection of paintings on display in an exhibition space attached to their own homes. After Charles’s death in 1940, this exhibition space was turned into a museum, which has continued to stand to this day in the form of the Frye Art Museum.
In addition to many of the original paintings collected by the Fryes, you can see a rich collection of artwork on display. This includes a number of rotating exhibitions, which may consist of sculpture, pottery, and other objects from artists from throughout the Puget Sound region and beyond.
You can find the Frye Art Museum up north from our hotel in Tukwila, in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, with free tours available at 1 pm. Visit the official museum website to learn more about the museum and its current and upcoming exhibits.
Erected in 1833 by the Hudson’s Bay Company above the Nisqually River delta, Fort Nisqually was the very first non-Native settlement to be established in the Puget Sound area. In 1933, one hundred years after its initial construction, the Young Businessmen’s Club of Tacoma saved the remaining buildings and had them relocated to their current home in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park. Here they restored the buildings, created recreations of several others, and established the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum to preserve and share the culture of our forefathers.
Today, visitors can experience the fort the way it was back in the 1850’s. Volunteers and staff in period costume demonstrate the crafts and lifestyle of the 19th century. Explore award-winning restorations, partake of the games enjoyed by early settlers, and learn more about what life was like before the dawn of the electric age.
You can find the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma, to the southwest of our Tukwila Comfort Suites near SeaTac Airport. Visit the official museum website to learn more.
Are you looking for a happy hour during your stay in the Seattle area? If you’re around at the third Thursday of the month, consider joining in with the Best Damn Happy Hour in the Emerald City.
Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour is held every month in the Armory of famous Seattle Center, in the shadow of the iconic Space Needle. It is here that you can enjoy a series of beers, wines, and specialty cocktails. Pair these with the selections from the nearby eateries, including burgers, tacos, Mediterranean fare, barbecue, pizza, dessert items, and more. There is also music, karaoke, and a selection of giant games like giant Jenga and Scrabble. Enter in the monthly raffle to win tickets to concerts or similar valuable prizes.
You can find Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour up north of our hotel in Tukwila near SeaTac Airport. It runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Seattle Center Armory on the third Thursday of the month. Visit the official Seattle Center website for more information.
The Washington State Fair is the single largest annual event in the state, and this year’s is sure to bring the same fun and excitement that fairgoers have come to expect. Look forward to the fair food, the animals, the rides, the contests, and other favorites. Catch the concert series, including music stars like Duran Duran, Iggy Azalea, and Kool & the Gang. All of this and more is waiting for you at the fair!
This year’s Washington State Fair shall take place from September 11th to the 27th of 2015. It is held in the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, not far from our hotel in Tukwila near SeaTac Airport. Visit the official fair website to learn more about this year’s events.
The Rainier Symphony is a seventy-five member community orchestra consisting of students, amateurs, and well-established, internationally-renowned musicians. Their season consists of four sets of concerts and a holiday concert performed in various venues throughout Tukwila and the surrounding area. Most of the time, you can find them at Tukwila’s own Foster Performing Arts Center, within an easy trip from the airport.
If you are looking for a quality community orchestra experience during your stay at our hotel in Tukwila near SeaTac Airport, visit the Rainier Symphony website to learn more about their current season or to buy your tickets right away.