What's Next - Around the Sound: November 2015 Event Calendar

As the holidays approach in the month of November, don't forget to take advantage of the multitude of events taking place around the Puget Sound area! Whether you want to visit the Orchid Show at Swanson's Nursery or attend a showing of The Nutcracker at Seattle Center, take a peek at upcoming events for the month of November!


November 2-18, 2015
Earshot Jazz Festival

The Earshot Jazz Festival swings into its 27th edition on October 9 and includes more than 50 distinctive concerts and events in venues all around the city. 

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November 7, 2015
Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade & Observance in Auburn is one of America’s biggest, with veterans units, military vehicles, drill teams, 25 marching bands, floats, antique cars, and a military fly-over. Also see related events on their page. Free.

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November 7-8, 2015
Orchid Show

See blooming orchids and visit vendors of flowers and supplies at the Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale at Swanson’s Nursery. Free Admission.

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November 11, 2015
Free National Parks

Entry is free at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks on Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Expect more people and less parking than usual.

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November 14-15, 2015
Seattle Short Film Festival

Seattle Short Film Festival includes 31 short films and an awards ceremony at Seattle Center.

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November 20, 2015
French Wine Festival

Seattle’s 23rd Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate French culture and be an active supporter of the French-American business community of Seattle.

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November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Run/Walk

Bellevue 5K - Beat the Bird; Issaquah 5K - Issaquah Turkey Trot; Seattle 5K - Seattle Turkey Trot; Seattle - Wattle Waddle (sold out); Tacoma 5K/1K - Tacoma City Turkey Trot; Tacoma 5K/2-mi - Norpoint Turkey Trot


November 27-December 24, 2015
Bellevue Street Show

Enjoy a 20-minute show of lights, music, falling snow, young dancers, and drummers in uniform at 7 p.m. on Snowflake Lane (Bellevue Way). Free admission.

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November 27-December 28, 2015
Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for families and ballet lovers, with a live orchestra, magnificent sets and costumes, and a huge cast in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Balanchine version in 2015.

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November 28, 2015
Pike Place Holiday

Magic in the Market includes carolers, Santa, and a 5 p.m. Christmas tree lighting at Pike Place Market.

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