Some of our favorite events and festivals occur during the fall and below we’ve rounded up the best and biggest ones happening in Bellevue this October. There are options for the music enthusiast, for art lovers, for dancers, for the kids, and more. You can also find a complete list of events happening this fall at the Visit Bellevue events calendar.

Resonance Masters’ Series presents Cellist Nathan Chan

Wednesday, October 2
Resonance at SOMA Towers
Join the Seattle Symphony’s Assistant Principal Cellist Nathan Chan for an evening of delightful music, featuring a fantastic collection of showpieces and short works for the cello.
(7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $15-$30)

  • Photo via Resonance Facebook Page

  • Photo via Resonance Facebook Page

Free First Friday of Arts

Friday, October 4
Bellevue Arts Museum
BAM’s Free First Friday program offers free admission to the Museum the first Friday of each month. The Museum has extended hours from 11am – 8pm, and offers special lectures, tours, presentations, and programming throughout the day. There are new rotating exhibits, so be sure to check it out!
(11 AM – 8 PM | Free)

  • Matthew Tallorin; courtesy Bellevue Arts Museum

  • Death by Exasperation by Robert Williams

Latin Dance Festival 2019

Friday, October 4 – Monday, October 7
The Westin Bellevue
Enjoy performances from Latinx dance artists both local and visiting, who will also offer workshops in salsa, bachata, and other styles throughout this two-day festival. The festival will kick off with a performance from stars of So You Think You Can Dance.
(8 PM – 4 AM | $45)

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

Saturday, October 5
Kelsey Creek Farm
Spend a day on the farm with musical entertainment, children’s crafts, pony rides, pumpkin painting, a scarecrow maze, vintage tractor displays, food trucks and more. Added bonus: admission, parking and shuttle service are free.
(11 AM – 4 PM | FREE)

The Jewel Tones – An Evening Of Motown Hits

Thursday, October 10
Resonance at SOMA Towers
Jam to this Motown-inspired vocal trio who perform your favorite 1960s hits including songs by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Martha & The Vandellas, and many more. Enjoy all of the best Motown songs that are sure to have you clapping, singing, and dancing in your seat. (7 PM – 8PM or 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM | $25)

  • Photo via Resonance Website

  • Photo via Resonance Facebook Page

Fall Farm Fun: Pigs & Pumpkins

Saturday, October 12
Kelsey Creek Farm Park
Bring the kids to the farm for a fun-filled day, making pumpkin treats, going on a scavenger hunt, doing a craft, and learning all about pigs. Each child will pick out a pumpkin to take home.
(10 AM – 11:30 AM | $25-$35)

Bellevue Wine Walk

Thursday, October 17
Main Street, Downtown Bellevue
Grab some friends and enjoy 12 tastings from local Washington wineries at downtown Bellevue merchants on Old Main. Meet the winemakers from 15 local wineries and sip, shop, & stroll down Old Main!
(5PM – 8 PM | $30)

  • Jasmine Alley

Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience

Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20
Various locations
The Pacific Northwest is known for producing some of the best and most innovative glass art in the nation. This fall festival will highlight the intense creative production of the region, with parties, exhibitions, talks, tours, and films. Venues include the Bellevue Arts Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and more.
(Tickets & times vary)

  • BAM Emerge-Evolve 2019; Credit Justin Yi, Courtesy of Visit Bellevue
  • BAM Emerge-Evolve 2019; Credit Justin Yi, Courtesy of Visit Bellevue
  • BAM Emerge-Evolve 2019; Credit Justin Yi, Courtesy of Visit Bellevue

Live at Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Paperboys

Friday, October 18
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
For 25 years The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have spent the last 25 years on the road playing all over North America and Europe, where they have developed a large following without the aid of a record labels or radio play, and have become a festival favorite.
(8 PM | $20-$70)

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre
  • Björn Friedrich

Bellevue Farmers Market

Saturday, October 19
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
The Bellevue Farmers Market has added three additional 2019 dates to their market calendar! Head to the market and grab your fresh produce and local goods before the season is over.
(10 AM – 1 PM | Free)

  • Bellevue Farmers Market

Diwali Celebration

Saturday, October 19
The Bellevue Collection
Join The Bellevue Collection and Seattle Marharashtra Mandal community for this celebration of new beginnings, light and joy with performances, cultural displays, henna, and Diwali crafts. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of India’s most significant holidays symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.
(11 AM – 6PM | FREE)

Live at Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Second City’s Greatest Hits, Vol 59

Saturday, October 19
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Witness the next generation of superstars as they put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, rebooted and re-imagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv, The Second City will leave you rolling in the aisles!
(7 PM – 9 PM | $29-$40)

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Live at Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Second City’s Improv All Stars

Saturday, October 19
Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Chicagos legendary comedy theater comes to Meydenbauer Center Theatre with The Second City: Improv All-Stars, an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. The Second City is celebrating 60 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and has launched the careers of legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.
(10 PM – 11 PM |$15-$35)

  • via
    Meydenbauer Center Theatre

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre

  • Meydenbauer Center Theatre

Cocktails On A Mission

Thursday, October 24
Bellevue Arts Museum
Mingle with community members dedicated to raising the bar for women and girls on the Eastside. Grab a couple of friends and show up to their open bar for a cocktail, great hors d’oeuvres, music, wine toss, access to Bellevue Arts Museum’s current exhibits, and hear from a YWCA program participant about how issues like homelessness, domestic violence, and race and gender inequality impact their life, as well as how a caring, supportive community helps them find a way to thrive.
(6 PM – 8 PM | $50-$10k)

Cougar Mountain Trail Run

Sunday, October 27
Just minutes from Bellevue, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park provides the ideal outdoor setting for recreational activities, including 5Ks and long-distance marathons. Lace up your running shoes and join the Cougar Mountain Trail Run (5K, 14.5 miles or 26.2 miles) 50K run.
(8 AM | $45-$75)

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