We’re already two weeks into September, how can that be? While the time is flying by, we plan on having some fun and you should too. From hiking to eating, this weekend has lots of plans for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Live Music at Fox Ridge Studio

Fox Ridge Studio is a local wine bar with a mission of establishing a community in an atmosphere of fun and fearless creation. Part of that is their live music series featuring local musicians which they host each weekend. So if you want to enjoy live music with your drinks, this is the spot to go.

When: Every Friday & Saturday
Where: 4116 1/2 E Madison St
Cost: Varies

Kraken Venue Opening Celebration

Seattle’s first season with the Seattle Kraken is almost here and in honor of that the team is showing off its Community Iceplex. It’s a great opportunity to check out the facilities and also enjoy public skating. Just be sure to register ahead of time online.

When: September 10th-12th
Where: 10601 5th Ave NE
Cost: Free/$15 or under

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: September 11th-January 11th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival

The actual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival is postponed until 2022 but you can still experience a unique version of it this year. The festival is releasing a “festival in a book” and you can attend the release party at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Georgetown. It was made during the pandemic and features a decade of festivals past.

When: September 11th
Where: 1201 South Vale Street
Cost: Varies

In here at studio e

One of Seattle’s best and also sneakiest galleries has a great show that you can only check out on the weekends. Right now you can see works by Molly Magai, Tessa O’Brien, Emil Robinson, Gail Spaien, Jay Stern. “This show brings together a group of paintings that explore spaces and the characteristics by which we know them.”

When: Until September 11th
Where: 609 S Brandon street
Cost: Free

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Odd Plant Sale

Need a new plant? Head to the Volunteer Park Conservatory’s Odd Plant Sale. You’ll be able to purchase houseplants and tropicals for any home or apartment. Additionally, you can check out vendors with an assortment of rare and exotic cacti and succulents from The Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society.

When: September 1tth & 12th
Where: 1400 E Galer St
Cost: Varies

Sunflower Days

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 until September 19th
Where: Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy Buckley, WA
Cost: GA $18

Bob’s Corn Sunflower Festival

Bob’s Corn Sunflower Festival invites you to escape into over 50 varieties of sunflowers. You can wander the fields, enjoy photo ops, check out a weekend market and even enjoy eats and drinks. There’s fun for the whole family and if you’re looking for an unforgettable late summer experience this might just be it.

When: Until September 17th
Where: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish, WA
Cost: $17.95 per person

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: September 3rd-26th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $13+

Go for an autumn hike

Looking to get outdoors? Consider taking a hike near Seattle this weekend. We compiled a list of some of our favorite spots to hike and take in stunning autumn views. Best of all, the spots are within an hour or two of Seattle.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Looks like fun is ahead! We hope that you get out there this weekend and try something new. Please remember to bring your masks and proof of vaccination in order to avoid dissapointment. We’ll catch you back here next week!