We’re in the final stretch of August, in fact, it’s the last full week of the month. Pretty dang wild if you ask us. But that also means there’s no better time to have fun before fall ushers itself in. As always, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.
Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park
If you want a break from your regular old streaming you should check out drive-in movies at Marymoor Park. This month you can watch films like Star Wars, Jumanji, Jurassic World, Jaws and more. Now that the weather is getting nice it’s the perfect time to get back into outdoor movie-going so be sure to check it out.
When: Until August 26th
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost: $30 per carload
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: Until August 26th
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $95 per person
Phinney Food Truck Fridays
Food trucks are always a go in our books. If you feel the same then you definitely don’t want to miss out on Phinney Food Truck Fridays. You can enjoy eats from places like Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, Panda Dim Sum, Bumbu Truck, Bean Fish Taiyaki, Delfino’s Pizza, Kiss My Grits, Falafel Salam, Seoul Bowl, and Off the Rez. It’s sure to be delicious.
When: Friday’s through August 27th
Where: 6615 Dayton Ave N
If you’re looking for an outdoor, immersive lights display this summer, LUSIO is for you. The display encourages visitors to explore and play among art installations of all shapes, sizes, and formats. What’s extra cool about this event is the fact that it’s totally free!
When: August 27th-29th
Where: Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Rd Kent, WA
Head to a spa
We just did a re-up on our list of Seattle’s most relaxing spas. So if you need some R&R it might just be time to treat yourself to a spa day or spa treatment. There are tons of amazing local spots you can check out. So treat yourself this week.
Where: Click above to see our picks
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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: Until August 28th
Where: Phinney Center, 6615 Dayton Ave N
Cost: $20 per car
Lil Woody’s Seafood Month
Lil Woody’s but make it seafood. This month-long event features local chefs taking their seafood spin on Lil Woody’s burgers. You can enjoy bites like a halibut burger, a rockfish burger, and even a take on McDonald’s Fillet O Fish. Each week has a new burger so be sure to stop by each week and try something new.
When: Until August 30th
Where: Multiple locations
Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume
We’ll bet that at least a few of you are into all things Disney or know someone who is. Well, you can check out a brand new exhibition at MoPOP featuring “more than 70 original pieces, including ball gowns, sorcerers’ capes, military uniforms, tiaras, and of course glass slippers”. You’ll get to explore the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment through the exhibition.
When: Until August 31st
Where: 325 Fifth Ave N
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: Until August 31st
Where: Participating galleries around Seattle
Visit a Twin Peaks location
Love the classic TV show? Why not take a little drive and check out some of the most iconic filming locations across the state. Best of all, most of them are only about 40 minutes from the city. So get in the car and enjoy a trip to Twin Peaks.
Where: Click above to see local locations
Whether you’re seeing art, enjoying some bites, or watching a movie, this week is guaranteed to be good. Have fun out there and we’ll catch you back here next weekend.
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