Madison Park Events: Things to Do in September

From wine tastings to nature tours, mark your calendars for some fun events in the neighborhood and surrounding areas this September.

Throughout September: Workshops at City People’s Garden Store
Various Dates | City People’s Garden Store
Each month, the City People’s Garden Store offers a variety of workshops. In September, the workshops offered are as follows:

Throughout September: Wine Tastings
Varying Times | Madrona Wine Merchants
Madrona Wine Merchants offers wine tastings throughout September for interested or curious wine-o’s!

  • Petite French, September 2nd from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, “Made in the USA”, September 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Round Two of the French Open, September 9th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Willamette Valley, September 16th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, September 17th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, September 23rd from 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday Sippers, September 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • TBD Tasting, September 30th from 2 – 4 p.m.

September 2: First Saturday Family Program – Origami in the Garden
11am — 1pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
Origami originated far back in Japan’s 6th century, and was then used exclusively for formal rituals and ceremonies. Since the 17th century when it was made available for recreational purposes, it has been enjoyed by many. This September, the Japanese Garden is hosting “Origami in the Garden” for the monthly Family Saturday event.

September 7: First Thursday Tram Tour
11am — 12pm | Washington Park Arboretum
The Washington Park Arboretum’s 13-passenger tram offers monthly tours of the expansive nature park. Riders and participants on the first Thursday tour each month will learn about highlights of the season, new plantings, history of the Arboretum and more as they travel from the Graham Visitors Center to the Pacific Connections Garden. This is an open-air tour that operates year-round, rain or shine. Register here.

September 7: First Free Thursday
4pm — 7pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
Photographer Ray Pfortner has curated a lovely Fall Photography Exhibit at the Seattle Japanese Garden, which will be showcased for the First Free Thursday in September. An opening reception begins at 4 p.m., with refreshments provided. Entry to the Seattle Japanese Garden will be free from 3 p.m. until close.

September 8-25: Madison Park Art Walk
5pm — 9pm | Madison Park
Enjoy local artists at spots around the neighborhood during the Madison Park Art Walk, September 8th through 25th. The opening night reception is at Starbucks on September 8th from 5 – 9 p.m.

September 9: Moon Viewing
6pm — 10pm | Seattle Japanese Garden
Each year, the Seattle Japanese Garden lights up with lanterns and other luminaries for an enchanting evening celebrating the full moon. Guests will enjoy live performances on the koto, bamboo flute and percussion from guest musicians, as well as a Haiku competition.

September 12: A Closer Look Arboretum Tour
6:30pm — 8pm | Washington Park Arboretum
Take a journey through the Washington Park Arboretum and learn more about the interesting plant collections, in a tour led by Ray Larson, the Curator of Living Collections for the UW Botanical Gardens. The plants with fall interest will be highlighted on September’s tour. RSVP – the $5 at the door is a donation toward the Arboretum’s Education Programs.

September 21: Europvin Wine Dinner
6pm — 9pm | Harvest Vine
Enjoy a special evening showcasing the brightest wine regions of Spain, by tasting Spanish wines alongside thoughtful dinner course pairings. Lucia Ramos Perez of Europvin is hosting the event with Harvest Vine, and Chef Joey Serquinia is preparing the menu, which includes a roasted suckling pig! Click here to view the full menu. Tickets are $115/person, all-inclusive.

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