It’s another packed fall week in Seattle. From cocktail festivals to coffee shops, all the way to State Fairs and art shows, there is something on the schedule this week to tickle every out-and-about fancy. Without further adieu, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Negroni Week Seattle

From September 13th-19th, you’ll have the opportunity to drink your way across the city and taste different takes on the Negroni. If you’re unfamiliar with the drink it’s classically made with gin, vermouth Rosso, Campari, and an orange peel for garnish. If it sounds tasty, trust us it gets even better because a portion of the sales going to one of Negroni Week’s charity partners.

When: September 13th-19th
Where: 28 participating venues across Seattle

MARY! A Drag Happy Hour

Each week on Tuesday you can attend a drag happy hour at Chop Suey. You’ll be able to watch drag icon Jane Don’t and three of Seattle’s other premiere drag beauties do their thing. It’s sure to be the most fun you’ve had at a happy hour in a while.

When: Tuesdays
Where: 1325 E Madison St
Cost: Varies

Try a new Capitol Hill coffee spot

We all know just how much coffee Seattle has which can sometimes make it hard to choose where to go. If you happen to live on Capitol Hill that decision can get even harder. And that’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the must-try coffee shops on the hill.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Washington State Fair

The one and only Washington State Fair is back this year with a whole lot to do and see. Like years past you can enjoy rides, farm animals and all sorts of tasty food. Plus you can hear concerts from musicians like Carrie Underwood, Salt-N-Peppa, Sublime, and more.

When: Until September 26th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $13+

Check out a new pool venue

Want to play pool after work this week? You can do that in a new and kinda swanky pool venue that’s open to everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or world champion, you can give it your best shot at OX Billiards. Plus if you end up really loving it you can become a member and play literally 24/7.

Where: 1432 Broadway
Hours: Daily 3 pm-12 am
Cost: Membership $200 + $300 security deposit or $12+ an hour

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Pike Place Express Market South Lake Union

Did you know that Pike Place Market has an express market? Seems like not many people do! It’s located in South Lake Union and is back for a limited time and definitely worth checking out. Once a week grab fresh produce, flowers products, and more from local vendors.

When: Until September 30th
Where: 410 Terry Ave N
Cost: Varies

Ride the Victoria Clipper

If you’ve been wanting to take a trip up north to Canada now is the time. The Victoria Clipper is running once again this September and it’s a great way to see Washington’s scenic waters and also get a quick ride up to British Columbia. Be sure to buy those tickets in advance though!

When: Tickets available now, travel begins September 17th
Where: Seattle to Victoria
Cost: $145+ each

Visit a botanical garden

If you just want to get out for a walk this week then we recommend checking out one of our city’s stunning botanical gardens. It actually turns out that there are a ton and we’ve gone ahead and created a list for you so that you don’t have to look too hard. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Dawn Cerny: Les Choses

This exhibition by Dawn Cerny references the 1965 novel by French author Georges Perec and has to do with desires of material objects both tangible and intangible. The sculptures in the exhibit embody mindscapes and you’ll see lots of everyday objects that you recognize. We definitely recommend checking it out.

When: Until September 26th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $20-$30

Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art

Love the Frye? Well, their collection is growing! You can check out 7 recent artworks by Juventino Aranda, Rokni Haerizadeh, Rose Nestler, Mary Ann Peters, Cauleen Smith, Anthony White, and Ko Kirk Yamahira. All of these works were acquired by the museum in 2019 and are being shown together now.

When: Until January 11th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Fun fun fun all around. Get out there and try something new this week and we’ll catch you back here next weekend. Have a great week Seattle!