A flower vendor puts together bouquets at the Tacoma Farmers Market

May preview: Take transit to these events around the Sound

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Welcome back to our monthly events preview, where we highlight activities within a one-mile radius of Sound Transit stations. Are we missing something? Let us know at lifestyle@soundtransit.org or by tagging @SoundTransit on social media. 

May 2 – 5

Don’t miss out on the Puyallup RV Show at the Washington State Fairgrounds! It’ll be the go-to destination to explore and compare top RVs, discover the latest RV accessories, enjoy food, and much more. 

May 4

Join in the celebration of Seattle's Opening Day of Boating Season and the 36th annual Windermere Cup by the University of Washington. Watch over 800 rowers compete in this exciting annual event, which is completely free to attend!

May 9 – 19

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is celebrating 50 years of spectacular cinema, and everyone’s invited to the party! The 2024 Seattle International Film Festival will kick off in theaters on May 9. 

A theater full of patrons screens a Seattle International Film Festival feature.

May 11 – 12

The 16th annual Flower Festival at Pike Place Market is a celebration of local farmers and the wonderful bouquets they put together each and every day. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of flowers in the Pacific Northwest.

May 14

Catch the Korean music group Tomorrow x Together live at the Tacoma Dome as they embark on their world tour! 

May 15

Rock on as the Rolling Stones celebrate their latest album Hackney Diamonds in an all-ages performance at Lumen Field.

May 17

Get ready for an unforgettable night as hip-hop icon Lil Wayne takes the stage at the Tacoma Dome!

Aerial view of Tacoma Dome.

May 17 – 24

Get ready for a week packed with fun as Seattle Beer Week brings together bars, breweries, and endless excitement with dozens of beer tastings and food pairing events across the city!

May 18

Edmonds Jazz Connection Music Festival is a local festival showcasing some of the best high school jazz performances in the Pacific Northwest. Feeling jazzy? Be sure to check out this event!

May 18

Get ready for a day of family fun at the Edmond’s Watershed Fun Fair! With a variety of exhibits, games, crafts, and kid friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

May 18

Watch teams compete head-to-head in the annual 300-meter race at the Rainer Dragon Boat Festival in Tacoma. 

May 18 – 19

The U District Street Fair returns for its 53rd year! The two-day event will transform University Way (“The Ave”) into a vibrant arts and crafts fair spanning 10 blocks. 

May 24

Music sensation Billy Joel is coming back to T-Mobile Park! 

May 31 – June 2

Experience the flavors of Greece at the Bite of Greece Seattle, a three-day festival in Capitol Hill! Enjoy traditional street-style lunches and dinners, handmade Greek pastries, crafts, and more!