Top 5 things to do in Seattle this September

Seattle in September means we’re back to rain, but don’t start hibernating yet! There are plenty of great options for fun both outside and in. If it rains, take the opportunity to watch some great films directed by women. And it looks like we’re all in luck and the sun will make its way back just in time for Art Walk, Night Market, and a whole slew of festivals

Personally, I’ve got my eye out for great events to bring a baby to (I should have a new little person to entertain any day now!), and music‘s a perfect choice. Here are all of my top picks for the best things to do in Seattle this month:

1. Celebrate Women in Film!


September is a worldwide celebration of film directed by women. Locally, you can see some great films and directors that aren’t to be missed, such as It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, All Eyes and Ears, and The Babushkas of Chernobyl.

2. Ethiopian New Year

Enkutatash! Happy Ethiopian New Year, which is on Sept 11 (the first of Meskerem). Here’s a great way to celebrate:

You can also celebrate Ethiopian New Year on Saturday, Sept 12 with entertainment from Abby Lakew and Tsehaye Yohannes.

3. The Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival facebook_event_948363045194306

The Autumn Moon Festival is an outdoor international market with local wares, dance and offering up a wealth of food from both restaurants in the International District and 30 participating food trucks. The Night Market goes until midnight!

4. Fiestas Patrias and more!

September has some great options: Fiestas Patrias, Live Aloha and Festa Italiana. Fiestas Patrias is a celebration of Latino heritage at Seattle Center and in the (historically Latino) South Park neighborhood. Live Aloha is a family-friendly Hawaiian party. Festa Italiana has music food, and even a grape stomp! You don’t even have to choose between celebrating Latino, Hawaiian or Italian. You can hit all of them!

5. Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

Music!: There’s a lot of great music from around the world in Seattle this month. Make sure to get your kids into it by taking them to see Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Kids should get started with good music early, and the Early Music Guild is a great way to do it! Where else do you get to see a band from Cuernavaca give you their take on Baroque music?

Extra, Extra! Don’t forget the Globie Awards!
How about an event celebrating the best in local international work? Don’t pass up the Globies!
You’ll find even more things to do this month on the Seattle Globalist events calendar! Have an event to share? Are we missing something dazzling near you? It’s easy to submit your own Globalist event online. We’ll see you around town, as we share the best of the world, right here at home!