Welcome to the first full week of August folks! Seattle has a lot lined up this month and this week is a great time to see some art as well as enjoy some of the best sunny days of the year. With that, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

BAM Arts Fair

It’s the Bellevue Art Museum’s 75th birthday! To celebrate they’re taking their annual arts fair digital. You’ll be able to purchase works from over 100 different artists. It’s a great way to celebrate and also take home some new art if that’s your thing.

When: Until August 5th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

Carpool Cinema

Local fave Scarecrow Video is partnering with the Phinney Neighborhood Association, UHeights, and Companis for its outdoor movie series once again this summer. You’ll be able to watch both adult and family-friendly movies every Thursday and Saturday this August. Don’t miss out!

When: August 5th-28th
Where: Phinney Center, 6615 Dayton Ave N
Cost: $20 per car

Plan a camping trip

The end of summer is in sight so if you’ve yet to camp this year it might be time to plan a trip. We’ve compiled a list of some of Washington’s most exquisite campsites. So don’t miss out this summer, plan an outdoor getaway and make some of your best memories yet.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Whiskey & Wildbites

Every Thursday in August you can enjoy delicious eats from an array of Seattle’s best celebrity chefs as the best whiskey tastings the Seattle area has to offer. What’s even cooler is that this takes place at the zoo so you can enjoy eats while wandering the zoo grounds. And your ticket goes to help save wildlife in the PNW and around the world.

When: August 5th-26th
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $95 per person

Enjoy some sunny day activities

Sunny days are here and if you like to plan ahead you might want to map out your next free day. Luckily there’s a ton to do in Seattle when the sun is shining and what’s best of all is that most of it is free. Don’t worry, we made a list of our top picks for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

The Deconstructed Art Fair is the substitute for the larger Seattle Art Fair which draws local, national, and international galleries. But what makes it extra cool is that it allows for smaller and local galleries to get a larger audience. In fact, this year there are over 50 galleries participating and you can visit them all on your own time online and in person.

When: August 5th-31st
Where: Participating galleries around Seattle
Cost: Free

Plan ahead for the month

As always we’ve compiled some of the best events and things happening around Seattle this month. So if you like to plan ahead you might as we’ll see what’s happening around town. From concerts to food-centric events and more, Seattle is going to be a blast this month.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Tame Impala with Perfume Genius

Get to the Gorge to experience everyone’s favorite psych-rock band Tame Impala. If you haven’t seen a concert yet this year, this is a great way to return to concert-going. Because let’s face it, chances are that you already know all the words to their songs.

When: August 6th
Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road NW George, WA
Cost: $150+

Susanna Bluhm. The Monkey-rope

If you’re looking to see some art this weekend then you can head over to J. Rinehart Gallery to see Susanna Bluhm’s The Monkey rope. The show features Bluhm’s abstract landscape-based paintings which come from her Red Country series. These paintings are all about meeting people in red states and learning to connect.

When: Until August 7th
Where: 319 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation

Love dance? Then you can’t miss the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation, it’s a month of in-person and online movement intensives and classes with both local and national faculty. You can also check out events, pop-up performances, and more!

When: Until August 8th
Where: 117 Louisa St. #268
Cost: By donation

With that have a great week folks. Get out there and have some fun, tag us in your pics and be safe! We’ll catch you back here next weekend for more fun things to do in Seattle.