Events

Everything You Have to Do in Seattle This Summer

Updated On 06/14/2017 at 06:02PM EST Updated On 06/14/2017 at 06:02PM EST
June
Cotopaxi Questival
Cotopaxi Questival

June

Saturday
Jun 17
Gas Works Park
Fremont's annual Solstice Parade features giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists, and more in a "kaleidoscope of joyous human expression" that ends with a big party by the lake.
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 17-18
Marymoor Park
... and the day before at the Washington Brewer's Festival, where they'll be over 500 beers from 130+ statewide breweries, plus all the usual amenities like food trucks, music, etc.
Sunday
Jun 18
Various locations
Or just check out the bands performing at every mile on Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon course.
Friday - Saturday
Jun 23-24
Various Locations
Questival is a 24-hour race through the city that sends you and a team of friends on a bunch of adventures that could involve anything from fitness and puzzles, to public service and even food.
Friday - Saturday
Jun 23-24
The Gorge Ampitheatre
Catch major electronic acts like Tiesto, Andy C, and, Black Tiger Sex Machine (sure?) performing on the banks of the Columbia.  
Sunday - Tuesday
Jul 23-25
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Or at least down in the South Sound at the Taste of Tacoma, where there will be food from over 40 restaurants/vendors, four live stages, and much more.
Saturday
Jun 24
Olympic Sculpture Park
The Seattle Art Museum knows how to get down: a bunch of pop-up bars created by local artists, food from some of the city's best chefs, and a performance by local legend Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Saturday
Jun 24
Cal Anderson Park
Every year Seattle's Pridefest packs thousands of riotously dressed -- or underdressed -- people onto the streets and into the bars of Pike/Pine. Don't miss it.
Saturday
Jun 24
Naked City Brewery
Screw the classic cars lining the street for Greenwood's annual car show, and check out gravity racers built by brewers and beer fans bombing down a 40 foot track at Naked City.
Sunday
Jun 25
2916 Utah Ave S
Lamb Jam is bringing together six of the city's best BBQ chefs to compete... and turn said animal into delicious things for you to eat while also sipping on some of Seattle's best beer and wine.
Friday
Jun 30
Gas Works Park
Sierra Nevada's roving beer fest features some of the city's best food trucks, live music, and hundreds of phenomenal craft beers from around the country.
July
Seattle Street Food Festival
Seattle Street Food Festival

July

Tuesday
Jul 4
Gas Work Park
Or from almost anywhere else, since Seafair's free Summer 4th event (which has food, a beer garden, pie-eating contests, sack races, and more) always draws massive crowds.
Friday
Jul 7
Peddler Brewing Company
Take a 15-mile bike ride under the stars that begins at Ballard's Peddler Brewing, and ends with a party at the same place boasting a food truck, bean bag toss, and beer, naturally.
Friday - Saturday
Jul 7-8
Redmond City Hall
It started 77 years ago as a bike derby, but now features parades, carnival rides, game booths, food, music, and all the stuff you need to make a trip to the Eastside worth it.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 7-9
Ballard
The streets of Ballard are shut down so over 50 restaurants and other vendors can feed you various fish-based foods. You can also listen to music, shop, and hit the beer garden while you’re out.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 7-9
Seattle Center
Hundreds of specialty beers from around the world -- everything from classic brews to small-batch hybrids -- are yours to drink in the shadow of the Space Needle at this year’s Beerfest.
Saturday
Jul 8
Fremont Studios
Food from 40 local restaurants, cocktail demonstrations, and craft hooch from over 40 distilleries all equates to Proof, the Washington Distillers annual festival.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 14-16
West Seattle Junction
So technically, the streets around the Junction will already be closed when you get there, but with 25 bands (Thunderpussy!), and all kinds of food and shopping, you’ll be able to see why.
Saturday
Jul 15
Green Lake
The Milk Carton Derby is back, boasting hundreds of colorful milk carton boats of all shapes and styles, some of which will inevitably fall apart while you gleefully watch from shore.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 15-16
South Lake Union
The Mobile Food Rodeo guys are taking over four blocks of Seattle's (still) fastest growing neighborhood so you can enjoy food trucks, restaurants, food booths, pop-ups and urban crafts.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 15-16
The International District
Dragon Fest features two days of Asian culture performances (and other fun stuff), but you're there because over 40 area restaurants are selling bites on the street for just three bucks.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 21-23
Seattle Center
The Bite of Seattle is back again with food from 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, beer and cider tastings, four live music stages, a free outdoor movie, and more.
Friday - Sunday
Jul 21-23
Capitol Hill
That's a bold claim. But when you've got three days of music featuring Diplo, Run the Jewels, Snakehips, and more, like the Capitol Hill Block Party does, you can probably back it up.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 22-23
Magnuson Park
The Renegade Craft Fair brings over 200 makers of DIY goods together in a giant hangar on a former military base, which makes it 100% the best mall ever.
Sunday
Jul 23
Wright Park, Tacoma
Apparently Tacoma has food trucks too, but if you need proof, there will be more than 20 of 'em posted up in the park for that city's Food Truck Fest.
Saturday
Jul 29
Lake Sammamish State Park
The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run on a course lined with giant inflatable obstacles, which begs the obvious question: Why would you ever run any other way?
August
Bumbershoot
Bumbershoot

August

Friday - Sunday
Aug 4-6
Genesee Park
Seafair always packs the shores of Lake Washington during the annual hydroplane races, and why not? Unless you've got a boat, the park -- with music, food vendors, and more -- is the place to be.
Friday
Aug 11
South Lake Union Discovery Center
In contrast to the more wild Cap Hill Block Party, South Lake Union's is a nice day out on the grass with relatively accessible food vendors, and local music from Hey Marseilles, and more.
Friday - Sunday
Aug 18-20
Myrtle Edwards Park
The country's largest celebration of "hemp" attracts massive crowds of people who, even though marijuana is technically legal in Washington, aren't supposed to use it at the festival. Sigh.
Friday
Aug 18
Pike Place MarketFront
It’s happening under the canopy in the new plaza overlooking the waterfront at the Market's annual Sunset Supper.
Saturday
Aug 19
South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn
The Washington Beer Collaboration Festival gets 50 breweries from around the state to team-up and turn out 25 brews no one's ever tried before. Except you.
Thursday - Monday
Aug 24-Sep 4
Monroe, WA
A throwback to traditional state fairs, The Evergreen State Fair gives you a chance to try some carnival rides, see some livestock, and see some live music your parents probably like.
September
Bacon Eggs & Kegs
Bacon Eggs & Kegs

September

Friday
Sep 1
Washington State Fair Grounds
The Fair, as it's technically called now, features 20 days of concerts, wild carnival rides, a rodeo, and tons of amazing food. But you're really just going for the scones.
Friday - Sunday
Sep 1-3
Seattle Center
Labor Day weekend in Seattle means Bumbershoot. This year features performances by Odesza, Haim, The Roots, and much, much more.
Friday - Monday
Sep 1-4
Washington State Convention Center
The country's largest gaming expo is back, bringing all manner of geeks, cosplayers, and regular, everyday people who happen to like video games/gaming to Downtown Seattle.
Saturday - Sunday
Sep 9-10
South Lake Union Discovery Center
Hit the SLU Discovery Center lawn... again, but this time do it for regional apple-based brews that'll blow you away.
Saturday
Sep 9
International District
Seriously, why don't we have a regular night market? Richmond, BC has one but not us!? With all the great restaurants/vendors in the ID? Guess we'll have to settle for this great night.
Saturday
Sep 9
CenturyLink Field
... At Bacon, Eggs & Kegs, a "brunchy booze fest" outside CenturyLink Field. It’ll feature pork-based eats, tons of beer, plus a 30 foot-long bloody mary bar, mimosa stations, and more.