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Maple Viewing Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden, Oct. 4-14

Photo by Seattle Japanese Garden


Bring your cameras and capture the breathtaking sight of Japanese maple trees ablaze in fall color at the annual Maple Viewing Festival, October 4 – 14, at the Seattle Japanese Garden.

This family-friendly event features nature-inspired art, maple tree scavenger hunts for the kids, live performances and other cultural activities. Self-guided Maple Tour Brochures will be available on most days. See full event schedule here.

The Tateuchi Community Room will be open to visitors to see a special exhibit of Seattle Japanese Garden’s Maple Collection made possible by dedicated volunteers and in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium.

The event is free with garden admission, no advance tickets necessary. Garden admission prices: Adults, $8; City of Seattle residents with ID, $6; Youth 6 -17, students with ID, and seniors 65 and over, $4. Children 5 and under are free. Family and Individual memberships are accepted at this event. On the First Thursdays of the month, admission is free for all visitors from 3 p.m. until closing.

Seattle Japanese Garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E. The hours in October are Monday, noon – 5 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. For more information, visit