It’s November already! Time to think of holiday shopping, festivals and fun! Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Seattle.

Seattle National College Fair
Friday and Saturday
November 2 and 3
Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101

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Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions. Pre-register online.

Cultural Crossroads Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 2, 3 and 4
Crossroads Bellevue
15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008

The multi-cultural celebration will feature a world of entertainment – over thirty cultural & ethnic music and dance performances. Visit the Cultural Crossroads Marketplace where two dozen booths representing Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America will offer imported and hand-crafted gifts from around the world. Perfect for early Holiday shopping! Kids activities, too!

Andy Warhol’s “Flowers for Tacoma”
Saturday, November 3 through Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Andy Warhol’s entry to a 1982 arts competition during construction of the Tacoma Dome proposed painting a massive pop-art flower on the dome’s roof. Come see the artist’s use of flower imagery in illustrations, paintings and photographs throughout his career! Opens Saturday!

Hmong New Year
Saturday, November 3
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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Hmong New Year Celebration celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the people from the hilltops of China, Laos, and Thailand through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. Gain insights into the customary courtship ritual of ball tossing and participate in flower cloth sessions.

America’s Family Pet Expo
Saturday and Sunday
November 3 and 4
Puyallup/Washington State Fairgrounds
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Over 1,000 animals including dogs, cats, equine, birds, fish, llamas, pot bellied pigs, goats, rats, reptiles, rabbits, miniature horses and more are on display in stage shows, competitions & demonstrations. Thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices. Plenty of animal experts, pet adoptions, hands-on petting and learning opportunities.


There are several Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festivals going on around the Sound this weekend. For a list, click HERE.


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For a look at the Best Holiday Bazaars around the Sound in November, click HERE.