Upcoming Events

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

Special Event

Europe 2014: Rick's Summer Travels
Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.
Rick is just back from four months of European travel and reports on his latest discoveries made while updating his guidebooks. He'll share tips and fun in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia and Poland. Plus he'll include a behind-the-scenes peek at TV production in the Loire, Cinque Terre, Netherlands, Berlin and Prague. 

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.

  • 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, September 20 at 2 p.m. — Biking in Amsterdam; How Paris Became Paris; Open Phones: Paris

"Rick Steves' Europe" on KCTS Channel 9

  • Tuesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. — Rick Steves Classic Rome
  • Monday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m. — Rick Steves' Festive Europe

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

  • Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. — Budapest: The Best of Hungary
  • Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. — Lisbon and the Algarve 
  • Thursday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m. — Sevilla and Andalusia
  • Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. — England's Bath and York
  • Saturday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. — Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Creme Brulee
  • Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. — Heart of England and South Wales
  • Sunday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. — North Wales: Feisty and Poetic 
  • Monday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. — North Wales: Feisty and Poetic
  • Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. — Edinburgh

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

  • September 18, 7:30 p.m. "Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!" at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
  • September 20, 10:00 a.m. "Europe 2014: Rick’s Summer Travels" at the Edmonds Theater with Rick Steves’ Europe, Edmonds, WA
  • September 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts with the Friendship Force, Olympia, WA
  • September 23, 6:30 p.m. Preview of The Holy Land with the World Affairs Council and KCTS9 at the University of Washington, Kane Hall, Seattle, WA
  • September 28, 7:00 p.m. Lecture on The Holy Land with Trinity Lutheran Church, Edmonds, WA
  • October 1, 7:30 p.m. "The Holy Land" at Winspear Opera House with the World Affairs Council and KERA, Dallas, TX
  • October 7-12, "Travel as a Political Act" speaking tour for Oregon’s Yes on 91 campaign, Various cities in Oregon
  • 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
  • October 20, 5:00 p.m. "Art For Travelers" at the Travel Center with Rick Steves’ Europe, Edmonds, WA
  • October 23, 5:00 p.m. "Art For Travelers" at the Travel Center with Rick Steves’ Europe, Edmonds, WA
  • October 25, 2:00 p.m. "Europe Through the Back Door" at the Victoria Conference Centre with KCTS9, Victoria, BC
  • October 26, 2:00 p.m. "Europe Through the Back Door" at the Roundhouse Community Arts Center with KCTS9, Vancouver, BC
  • October 28, 7:30 p.m. "Israelis and Palestinians Today" at Town Hall, Seattle, WA
  • November 1, Various times and topics at the European Travel Festival with Rick Steves' Europe, Edmonds, WA
  • November 6, "European Travel Skills" at the Broadway Performance Hall with AARP, Seattle, WA
  • November 12, 8:00 p.m. "Rick Steves' Europe" at Ferguson Hall with Starz Center, Tampa, FL
  • November 15, 10:00 a.m. “Europe Through the Back Door” at the North Charleston Coliseum with South Carolina ETV. Call 1-800-256-8535 for tickets. Charleston, SC 
  • December 1, 6:30 p.m. "European Travel Skills" at the Salt Lake Public Library with KUED, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 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