Looks like it’s going to be another hot weekend folks! If you feel like getting out and about there’s a whole host of things for you to check out this week. From live music to food to art, this weekend has it all. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.
If you’re into jazz then you definitely don’t want to miss Kandice Springs at Jazz alley this weekend. She is playing several shows featuring songs from her latest album which was released in March 2020. So treat yourself to a show from world-renowned Blue Note/Capitol recording artist Kandace Spring.
When: August 13th & 14th
Where: 2033 Sixth Ave
This unique music and food series happens every Friday from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Pier 62’s waterfront park. When you arrive you can grab a bite or two to eat from the local onsite food trucks and sit back to watch the DJs spin. Best of all, the series runs until September 3rd so you still have plenty of time to check it out.
When: Each Friday until September 9th
Where: Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way
Nothing says Friday night quite like some Shakespeare, right? Well, regardless of how you feel about Shakespeare you can go see some plays in the park. You’ll be able to see productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest. Plus there are happening throughout summer so you have plenty of time to check it out.
When: Until August 14th
Where: Varies Parks across the city
This is your chance to stroll through seven acres of brilliantly colored sunflowers and take one bloom home. You’ll also be able to enjoy other u-pick flowers along with all sorts of family-friendly activities like zip lines, a chalk truck, and even a low ropes course. It’s sure to be fun for folks of all ages.
When: Various dates through August 14th-September 19th
Where: Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy Buckley, WA
Cost: GA $18
If you missed out on July’s Pride events you can still check out Washington’s only Pride event that happens on a beach! You can celebrate on the beach and enjoy fire pits, contests prizes, and even events like a car parade. Plus it’s one of the few Pride events that doesn’t have corporate sponsorship, Yipee!
When: August 14th & 15th
Where: Alki Beach
This wildly popular event is back at Lumen Field this summer. Bacon Eggs & Kegs is a great way to hang with fellow brunch enthusiasts while sipping on local brews. Munch on times like waffle sandwiches, beer batter pancakes, and more. Tickets are going quickly so hop on it!
When: August 14th & 15th
Where: Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S
Then on August 14th & 15th, you’ll be able to step into a world of fantasy as Merriwick is taken over by faeries, witches, wizards, goblins, elves, dragons, and everything in between during “Myths & Magic”. It’s time to get out your wings and elf ears if you have them. You’ll be able to celebrate as the fairground becomes a world of lore and enchantment.
When: August 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd
Where: 19401 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake, WA
Cost: Day admission $23.18 per person, Camping starts at $60 per person (includes 2 days admission to the fair)
This amazing show features work from 80 Black artists from the 1920s to now! You’ll be able to see works by artists like Barkley Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, Jacob Lawrence, and many more. This show is one of the best to come to Seattle this year so be sure to check it out while you can.
When: Until August 15th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
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
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
That’s right folks, no getting bored this weekend. Get out there and have some fun at one or several of these great events. Enjoy your weekend and we’ll catch you back here next week for more fun things to check out in the city.