Upcoming Events

Rick Steves' Europe puts on lots of events (often free) in the Seattle area and beyond. Here's the latest:

Free Travel Classes in Edmonds

Rick Steves' Europe hosts free travel classes every week in Edmonds, WA. (Saturday 10 a.m. classes held at Edmonds Theater unless otherwise posted, Saturday 12 p.m. and Thursday 6 p.m. classes held at our Travel Center.) Registration is required.

  • August 28 at 6 p.m. — Beginning German for Travelers with Stefanie Bielekova
  • August 30 at 10 a.m. — Packing Light & Right with Pat Luczyk
  • August 30 at 12 p.m. — European Travel Planning 101 with Pat O'Connor
  • September 4 at 6 p.m. — Rome Q & A with Lisa Friend
  • September 6 at 10 a.m. — Traveling with a Tablet or Smartphone with Kevin Williams
  • September 6 at 12 p.m. — European Rail Skills with Rich Earl
  • September 11 at 6 p.m. — European Sleeps: Beyond Hotels and B&Bs with Kevin Williams
  • September 13 at 10 a.m. — Italy with Colleen Schaffer
  • September 13 at 12 p.m. — Beginning Italian for Travelers: Part 1 with Graz Palumbo-Perry
  • September 13 at 2 p.m. — Beginning Italian for Travelers: Part 2 with Graz Palumbo-Perry
  • September 18 at 6 p.m. — Paris with Dave Hoerlein
  • September 20 at 10 a.m. — Europe 2014: Rick Steves' Latest Travels with Rick Steves
  • September 20 at 10 a.m. — Packing Light & Right with Pat Luczyk
  • September 20 at 12 p.m. — Beginning French for Travelerswith Michelle Martin
  • September 25 at 6 p.m. — Alpine Europe with Pat O'Connor
  • September 27 at 10 a.m. — Spain with Rich Earl
  • September 27 at 12 p.m. — The Basque Region of Spain and France with Ruth Ann Rouse
  • October 2 at 6 p.m. — London with Lauren Mills
  • October 4 at 10 a.m. — Greece with Gretchen Strauch
  • October 4 at 12 p.m. — Scotland with Julia Reams-Giersch
  • October 9 at 6 p.m. — Europe's Musical History Tourwith Ruth Ann Rouse
  • October 11 at 10 a.m. — Packing Light & Right with Joan Robinson
  • October 11 at 12 p.m. — Digital Photography for Travelers with Chris Luczyk
  • October 16 at 6 p.m. — Normandy with Tom Griffin
  • October 18 at 10 a.m. — Venice with Dave Hoerlein
  • October 18 at 12 p.m. — Florence with Casey Gould
  • October 20 at 5 p.m. — Art I-III: Ancient and Medieval  (500 BC-1400), Renaissance and Baroque (1400-1800) and Neoclassical to Modern (1800-2014) with Rick Steves
  • October 23 at 5 p.m. — Art I-III: Ancient and Medieval  (500 BC-1400), Renaissance and Baroque (1400-1800) and Neoclassical to Modern (1800-2014) with Rick Steves
  • October 25 at 10 a.m. — Croatia & Slovenia with Cameron Hewitt
  • October 25 at 12 p.m. — Berlin, Prague and Vienna with Robyn Stencil
  • October 30 at 6 p.m. — Hosteling: Not Just for Youth Anymore with Kevin Williams

Edmonds Art Walk

September 18 5–8 p.m. —  This month, we're featuring the photography and graphite drawings of Italy by Rebecca Foster.

Rebecca spent a semester in college studying art in Italy.  During her time there, Rebecca was inspired by the architecture and vast history that surrounded her along with the romantic Italian countryside.  Together, those elements speak to the diversity and uniqueness of Italy.  Besides using photography, Rebecca has also captured a glimpse of Italy in her graphite drawings. She hopes to continue her travels in the future and share her experiences with others through her artwork.

We display artists featuring European destinations. If you're interested in displaying your art, please contact Jennifer@ricksteves.com. In addition, we offer a free travel class that evening.

Travel with Rick Steves Saturdays at 2 p.m. on Public Radio KUOW 94.9 FM

This Saturday, August 30 at 2 p.m. — Radio Shangri-La in Bhutan; Tibet on the Edge; Pico Iyer: Lonely Places

"Rick Steves' Europe" on KCTS Channel 9

  • Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. — London: Historic and Dynamic

"Rick Steves' Europe" on KCTS CREATE Comcast Channel 336 or Digital 9.3

  • Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. — The Best of West Ireland: Dingle, Galway and the Aran Islands
  • Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. — Berlin: Resilient, Reunited, & Reborn
  • Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. — Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg
  • Friday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. — Munich and the Foothills of the Alps
  • Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. — South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry
  • Sunday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. — South Ireland: Waterford to the Ring of Kerry
  • Monday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. — Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best of the Alps 
  • Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. — The Majesty of Madrid

Visit our Travel Center in Edmonds

Enjoy our free travel library, railpass resources, travel gear store, and affordable trip consulting services!

Rick's Lectures & Travels

  • Aug 8–Aug 15: Research in Kraków, Warsaw, and GdaƄsk
  • August 16, 3:45 p.m. on the Main Stage at Hempfest, Seattle, WA
  • September 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts with the Friendship Force, Olympia, WA
  • October 1, 7:30 p.m. “The Holy Land” at Winspear Opera House with the World Affairs Council and KERA, Dallas, TX
  • October 14, 7:30 p.m. “Tips and Lessons From a Lifetime of Travel” at the Morrison Center with Idaho Public Television, Boise, ID
  • October 17, 6:30 p.m. “Travel as a Political Act” at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts with IPM, Cleveland, OH
  • November 12, 8:00 p.m. “Rick Steves' Europe” at Ferguson Hall with Starz Center, Tampa, FL
  • December 3, 8:00 p.m. “European Travel Skills” with the Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX
  • February 7–8, Various times and topics at the Santa Clara Convention Center with Travel & Adventure Show, Santa Clara, CA
  • February 14–15, Various times and topics at the San Diego Convention Center with Travel & Adventure Show, San Diego, CA
  • February 21–22, Various times and topics at the Long Beach Convention Center with Travel & Adventure Show, Long Beach, CA
  • March 7–8, Various times and topics at the Washington Convention Center with Travel & Adventure Show, Washington, DC