Can you believe we’re already halfway through August? Late summer is well underway. Between music, movies, festivals, eats, and art, there’s plenty to check out in and around the city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Kid Cudi

Rapper Kid Cudi has been in and out of the limelight these past few years. That being said his influence and talent among contemporary rappers is undeniable. You’ll have the chance to see him here in Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena.

When: August 19th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $39.50+

Plan a free summer date

Summer is nearly here and that means you have more opportunities than ever to enjoy some great dates. That being said, they don’t have to be expensive! We’ve compiled a whole list of free or cheap date ideas for you in Seattle this summer.

Ethel Cain

Rising alternative rockstar, Ethel Cain is performing right here in Seattle this August. You’ll be able to hear her genre-bending tunes and Southern Gothic influence in a concert that is sure to be radically different from others this month.

When: August 20th
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $41+

Bass Canyon

Love EDM? You probably don’t want to miss out on Bass Canyon. The festival is taking place at the Gorge this August and a lineup has to be announced. Be sure to check in with Bass Canyon’s social media for all the latest festival info.

When: August 19th-21st
Where: 754 Silica Rd NW, George, WA
Cost: $249+

Rent a hot tub boat

It may still be warm in Seattle but imagine floating Lake Union in true warm. The lake has two different hot tub boat rental companies. You can’t go wrong with either and they both have their own unique offerings.

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Movies at Marymoor

Some of this year’s movie titles include classics like Labyrinth, Back to the Future, and Napolean Dynamite. And with an early lineup that good, you know the rest of the summer will be even better. As these showings are popular be sure to buy your tickets in advance as they do sell out.

When: Through August
Where: Marymoor Park
Cost: $30 per carload

Maris Farms Sunflower Days

Whether you want to come to relax and see the flowers for an hour or spend the whole day on the farm, there’s plenty to do. It’s a great opportunity to snap some pics for your social feeds and of course to bring home some beautiful, locally grown blooms. So what are you waiting for?

When: Until August 21st
Where: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Buckley WA
Cost: $18-$45

Dancing ‘Til Dusk

Free dance lessons? Sign us up! You can enjoy free lessons and live bands in Seneca Plaza at Freeway Park this month. All you have to do is show up.

When: Unti August 25th
Where: Sixth Ave and Seneca St, Freeway Park
Cost: Free

Go hiking with Trailhead Direct

For the 2022 season, you will be able to visit Mount Si. The Trailhead Direct buses will originate from “Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station and service every 30 minutes to Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si…”

When: Until September 11th
Where: Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station
Cost: $1.50-$2.75

SPL & SAL Summer Book Bingo

This year’s Book Bingo themes include “Outside Your Comfort Zone,” “Banned or Challenged Book,” “Blue Cover,” and “Sci-fi or Fantasy by a BIPOC Author.” You can also fill in squares for “Read Outside,” “Set Somewhere You’d Like to Visit,” “Set South of the Equator” and much more. It’s the perfect chance to read something new!

When: Throughout the summer

Have a great weekend!