Woo hoo! Spring is upon us. The weather is getting better. Guess what that means? Fun. Fun. Fun. There are lots of cheap and fun activities this Spring. To help get the most of Spring events in (and around) Redmond, we’ve put together this handy guide to 10+ Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA. And the best thing? Many of these fabulous events are free!

If we’ve missed anything you think should be added, drop us a line or let us know in the comments section.

April 2018: Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA

Below is a list of free or cheap spring activities in Redmond, WA for April.

Event: Teatro ZinZanni – “Love, Chaos, & Dinner”

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Teatro Zinzanni Love, Chaos, & Dinner

Image Source: Teatro Zinzanni

When: Runs until April 29, 2018
Website: zinzanni.com/seattle

If you’ve never been to Teatro ZinZanni, you’re in for a treat. Created and opened by Norman Langill in 1998, Teatro ZinZanni has practically become an institution in Seattle, with shows running (more or less) continuously since 2002.

The word “unique” is thrown around a lot, but in the case of Teatro ZinZanni, “unique” doesn’t even begin to describe the experience. Think of it as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” or “Moulin Rouge meets Cirque du Soleil.” Norman Langill, the show’s creator, characterizes Teatro Zinanni as “part circus, part cabaret, and always magical,” a concept that was “inspired by the great cabarets of Europe, spiked with a fresh sense of American comedy, and steeped in absurdity.”

You’ll enjoy circus dinner theater that over the course of a three-hour evening features international cirque, improv comedy, European cabaret artists, and vaudeville performed in a Belgian spiegeltent (which means mirror tent). The five-course dinner menu was created by Chef Jason Wilson, a James Beard award-winning chef.

A unique blend of European cabaret, Vaudeville, improv, and pop music, you’ll love Teatro Zinanni’s Love, Chaos & Dinner. The show features performances from first-time Madame ZinZanni Ariana Savalas, local aerial trapeze favorites Duo Madrona, world-renown magician Maestro Voronin, contortionist-puppet Svetlana, yodeling dominatrix Manuela Horn, hoop aerialist Elena Gatilova, Parisian acrobat Domitil Aillot, and Joe De Paul. Teatro ZinZanni Redmond’s production ofLove, Chaos & Dinner is directed by Joe De Paul.

Be sure to book tickets soon, as they frequently sell out and given the fact April is the last month of Love, Chaos & Dinner, and demand is high.

Where is Teatro ZinZanni located?

Teatro ZinZanni
Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

How do I get tickets to Teatro ZinZanni?

Love, Chaos & Dinner tickets are available for shows Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm, and Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm through April 29. To buy tickets, call the box office at (206) 802-0015 or purchase tickets online.

 

Event: Exotics@RTC – Season 10 Opening Day 2018

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - ExoticsRTC

Image Source: Exotics@RTC

When: April 7, 2018, is Season 10 Opening Day
Weekly get-togethers run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am every Saturday the chance of rain is less than 30%. The season runs thru Oct/Nov.
Cost: Free
Website: www.exoticsat.com

The new season of Exotics@RTC is upon us. This being the 10th season, you may be familiar with Exotics@RTC. But, if you aren’t familiar, Exotics@RTC describes the meetup as “an informal weekly gathering of exotic and very rare cars that draws owner and spectators together for the mutual enjoyment of all things car-related. “

Since opening ten years ago, Exotics@RTC has become the largest weekly gathering of car enthusiasts in the country. In addition to weekly get-togethers, Exotics@RTC hosts special events with unique themes throughout the season, including new model unveilings, educational sessions with representatives from car manufacturers, pre-production and prototype car showings, etc.

Some of the upcoming events include German Car Day, Italian Car Day, British Car Day and Classic, Muscle and Collectible Car Day. The season concludes in early September, with their final event, America’s Car Museum End of the Year Fender Bender.

To keep abreast of future events, bookmark the Special Events page.

Where is Exotics@RTC?

Exotics@RTC
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
7211 166th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

The entrance to Exotics@RTC is near the corner of 166th Avenue NE and Bear Creek Parkway. If you want to GPS directions, use the address 7211 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

You can also visit Exotics@RTC’s directions page for more details.

How do I get tickets to Exotics@RTC?

If you’re a spectator, just show up! Get there early so you can easily find parking. Spectators should park west of the display lots or in the parking structure.

Be sure to visit their Facebook page for the latest news, information, and weather updates.

 

Event: Volunteer Outside and Help Redmond’s Forests!

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Volunteer to Help Redmond's Forests

Image Source: Forterra.org

When: April 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Websitewww.forterra.org/subpage/neighborhood-stewards

The City of Redmond and Forterra have partnered with the King Conservation District (KCD) to create a new pilot program to train locals on how to preserve Redmond’s natural areas.

If you love Redmond and you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, be sure to check out this exciting new program. The more stewards that Redmond has who are trained in restoration practices and volunteer management, the better.

It’s great opportunity to get your hands dirty, meet new people, and keep Redmond beautiful! This is an opportunity to become a part of the inaugural Neighborhood Steward pilot program. No previous experience is necessary and all ages are welcome

Where is it?

East Valley Heights Natural Area
184th Ave NE & NE 105th Ct
Redmond, WA 98052

Meet at 184th Ave NE and NE 105th Ct. Look for event signage and tools.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets aren’t necessary! If you’d like to participate as a volunteer, email Nicole Marcotte at nmarcotte@forterra.org or call 206-905-6924!

What should I bring?

Forterra recommends you bring: a water bottle, snacks, sturdy clothes (including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against prickly blackberry), and shoes that can get dirty. You’ll need closed-toed shoes which are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes will work. Don’t forget to check the weather and bring layers and rain gear (if necessary) or sun protection. Work will happen rain or shine.

May 2018: Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA

Below is a list of free or cheap spring activities in Redmond, WA for May.

Event: Redmond Saturday Market

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA-market-scene-wa-strawberries

Image Source: Serious Eats

When: Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm beginning May 05.
Cost: Free
Website: redmondsaturdaymarket.org

The Eastside’s oldest farmers market, the Redmond Saturday Market offers organic choices in produce, fruits, berries, cheese, eggs, and meats. Find great selections of plants, herbs, flowers, breads, jams, honey, fish, specialty sauces, and nuts. Enjoy crepes, sliders, tamales, pizza, sausage heroes, pulled pork, shave ice, popcorn and pastries for lunch. Listen to our live bands every Saturday. Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by our local artisans. Zucchini Races, Hula Dancers, free Make n’ Take crafts for Kids, Celebrating Veterans, Kids Day, and Pet Parades are just some of the fun in store for this season! The market will be open every Saturday starting in May and ending in October.

For a list of events at the Redmond Saturday Market, see their calendar.

Where is it located?

Redmond Saturday Market
7730 Leary Way
Redmond, Washington 98052

 

Event: Redmond Bike Bash 2018

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Redmond Bike Bash 2018

Image Source: Experience Redmond

When: Friday, May 18 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Website: www.goredmond.com/bikebash

Redmond’s Bike Bash is a party for people who love to bike. On this year’s Bike to Work Day, enjoy music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, bike skills clinics, and educational seminars.

The whole community — including bike commuters, weekend riders, and anyone interested in learning more about biking — is invited.

Where is it located?

Redmond Central Connector
7541 Leary Way NE
Redmond, Washington 98052

Held on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 18 from 4-7pm, at the Redmond Central Connector Park, between Leary Way and 161st Ave NE.

Directions

How do I get tickets?

This is a free event, so you don’t need tickets. For more information, you can contact Nicole Wiebe by email: nwiebe@redmond.gov.

 

Event: “Proof” (Live Theater)

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Proof at Second Story Rep

Image Source: Second Story Rep

When: Begins May 18 at 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm. Runs through Sunday, June 3, 2018. (See schedule below.)
Cost: $24 – $30
Website: www.secondstoryrep.org

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, “Proof” is a captivating play about a troubled young woman who spent years caring for her famous mathematician father, a brilliant yet unstable man. Following his death, she’s forced to deal with the arrival of her estranged sister Claire, the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s, and her own volatile emotions.

The question is: how much of her father’s madness, or genius, will she inherit?

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 8pm – Pay-What-You-Can Preview/Final Dress
Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8pm – Opening Night
Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 2, 2108 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 2pm – Matinee

Where is the SecondStory Repertory Theater located?

SecondStory Repertory
7325 166th AVE NE, Ste F250
Redmond, Washington 98052

How do I get tickets?

General ticketing information is available at www.secondstoryrep.org/ticketing.html.

Or, purchase tickets directly from: https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/proof.

Mainstage Online Ticket Price:
$30 (no additional fees applied)
Mainstage Box Office Ticket Price:
$29 Adult | $24 Senior (60+)/Student/Educator/Military

Please call the box office for more information (425) 881-6777.
Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm (and two hours prior to every performance)

June 2018: Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA

Below is a list of free or cheap spring activities in Redmond, WA for June.

Event: “The Last Starfighter” (Live Theater)

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - The Last Starfighter

Image Source: Second Story Rep

When: Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, July 1
Cost: $24 – $30
Website: www.secondstoryrep.org

If you enjoy theatre or were ever a fan of the hit 1980’s sci-fi flick, The Last Starfighter, you’ll want to mark this one down on your calendar.

Based on the screenplay of the hit 1980’s sci-fi movie, the play follows the adventures of Alex Rogan, an 18-year-old with a penchant for video games. After Alex breaks the record on his favorite intergalactic video game, he gets drawn into another reality where he is responsible for the fate of the galaxy.

The show features interesting music and hilarious characters that bring this magical story to life with a bang.

Note, the Thursday, June 14 show is a Preview/Final Dress Rehearsal. The official Opening Night is Friday, June 15, 2018. You don’t want to miss this show!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 8pm – Pay-What-You-Can Preview/Final Dress
Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 8pm – Opening night
Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 8pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 8pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 8pm

Where is the SecondStory Repertory theater located?

SecondStory Repertory
7325 166th AVE NE, Ste F250
Redmond, Washington 98052

How do I get tickets to The Last Starfighter?

Mainstage Online Ticket Price:
$30 (no additional fees applied)

Mainstage Box Office Ticket Price:
$29 Adult | $24 Senior (60+)/Student/Educator/Military

Please call the box office for information 425.881.6777
Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm (and two hours prior to every performance)
Click here for additional ticketing information.

How do I get tickets?

General ticketing information is available at www.secondstoryrep.org/ticketing.html.

Or, purchase tickets directly from: https://www.secondstoryrepertory.org/product-page/the-last-starfighter.

Mainstage Online Ticket Price:
$30 (no additional fees applied)

Mainstage Box Office Ticket Price:
$29 Adult | $24 Senior (60+)/Student/Educator/Military

Please call the box office for more information (425) 881-6777.
Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm (and two hours prior to every performance)

Event: Big Backyard 5K

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Big Backyard 5k Run

Image Source: Experience Redmond

When: Jun 03, 7:00 am – 10:45 am
Cost: $20 – $40
Website: www.bby5k.com

If you like running (or walking), but marathons aren’t your thing, you may just love the BBY5K, a 5K run/walk at King County’s Marymoor Park.

Founded in 2010, the BBY5K is a 5K run/walk at King County’s Marymoor Park. BBY5K is a benefit for King County Parks and brings needed financial support for maintenance and operations in your Big Backyard. Join 1,500 of your closest friends for a stroll around King County’s Marymoor Park. BBY is dog, stroller and family friendly!

Stick around after your run/walk for a FREE Kid’s Dash, refreshing drinks, tasty foods, great tunes and prize giveaways.

Where is Big Backyard 5K located?

Big Backyard 5K
Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

How do I get tickets to Big Backyard 5K?

Register and purchase tickets: Get Me Registered.

5K Run/Walk – Individual Registration:

$20.00 Youth 5K Registration (Ages 14 & Under) – includes shirt (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
$40.00 Standard Registration – includes Hoodie (through 4/29 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
$35.00 Standard Registration – includes shirt (through 5/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific

Event: Barenaked Ladies with Better Than Ezra + KT Tunstall

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Barenaked Ladies Concert Mary Moor Concerts

Image Source: BBC

When: June 9, 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $45 – $85
Website: www.marymoorconcerts.com

Remember 90’s pop band, the Barenaked Ladies? Maybe. Maybe not. Sure, they may have been a one-hit wonder, with that song, what was the name? Ah! “One Week.” Bingo! That was the song. (Thank you, Google.)

Believe it or not, these guys are still going strong after all these years and are on their 15th — yes, 15th — album. The new album, “Fake Nudes,” has been described as “finely crafted yet flowing with carefree energy, stylistically adventurous yet rooted in timeless melodies and unforgettable hooks.”

If you order tickets online, as a bonus you’ll get a free digital copy of the new album, “Fake Nudes.”

With fellow 90’s pop stars, Better Than Ezra and Scottish singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall performing, the concert should be a fun one!

Where is it located?

Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

How do I get tickets to the Barenaked Ladies concert?

You can purchase tickets online from the AXS website.

Event: Grapes, Paws & Hops Festival

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Grapes, Paws & Hops Festival

Image Source: Experience Redmond

When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: Kids under 18 are free. Adults are $10 – $30 (see further details below)
Website: www.gphfoundation.org

Come rain or shine to the 2nd annual, “Grapes, Paws & Hops Festival.” As the name suggests, the beer and wine festival is dog-friendly. Hopefully, your dog doesn’t have a thing for hoppy beer, because dogs won’t be served. Even with an ID. Nonetheless, bring your hound along. This event will also host rescue pet adoptions from Dog Gone Seattle, Imagine Peace for Pups, and Wigglin’ Home Boxer Rescue.

The festival features tastings from 10 breweries, 10 wineries, 2 cideries, and a wine pull. Featured breweries include Alaskan Brewing Company, Dreadnought Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head, Elysian Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada.

The featured wineries include 14 Hands, Cline Cellars, DeLille Cellars, Dunham Cellars, JM Cellars, Northwest Cellars, Owen Roe, Red Theory, Renwood Winery, and Treveri Cellars. The featured cideries are D’s Wicked Cider and Seattle Cider Company.

Two food trucks (La Riviera Maya and Silver Spork) will be available from 1 pm – 4:30 pm. The live music schedule is 1 pm for Weiswald and 3 pm for the Low Down Drifters. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Grapes, Paws & Hops Foundation.

Where is it located?

Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

How do I get tickets to the Grapes, Paws & Hops Festival?

Purchase your tickets online from Eventbrite.

Prices include 8 tasting tickets, a souvenir glass and parking. You can purchase more drink tickets on-site. A kid-friendly (and dog-friendly) event, anyone under 18 gets in for free.

Prices:

  • Kids under 18 are free
  • Young adults between 18 – 20 should buy the $10 Designated Driver ticket.
  • $10 Designated Driver (18+)
  • $20 beer only
  • $25 wine only
  • $30 4 beer and 4 wine

Event: Movies at Marymoor Park

Cheap Spring Activities in Redmond, WA - Movies-at-Marymoor

Image Source: Experience Redmond

When: TBA. Starts sometime in June, and continues weekly through the end of August. (Visit their Facebook page for updates.) Seating opens at 6:30 pm.
Cost: TBA. Plus, $5 per vehicle for parking.
Website: www.epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor

Considered Seattle area’s best entertainment and outdoor cinema series, Movies at Marymoor Park kicks into their 14th season of outdoor cinema events sometime in June. (Check their Facebook page for updates.)

Not only can you catch big screen movies under the stars, you can get some tasty grub from many of Seattle’s best food trucks. There are lots of other cool vendors and activities, including live performers, movie trivia competitions, and other entertainment.

Woof! Woof! Don’t leave your dogs at home. All movies are dog-friendly.

Where is it located?

2018 BECU Movies at Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Park entrances:
*East entrance at 176th Ave NE & NE 65th St.
*West entrance off West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE.

Important! Don’t forget to bring blankets and ground chairs for seating. Kids and teens (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I get tickets to the Movies at Marymoor Park?

Be sure to check their Facebook Page regularly for any event changes or cancellations.

 

Event Websites:

For other events, bookmark the following pages: