Can you believe it? Somehow it’s already the last full weekend of May. 2021 has been flying by if you ask us and we’re very ready to welcome a new month. With that in mind, here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Celebrate National Hamburger Day

This weekend is starting on a high note thanks to National Hamburger Day. And that means it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself to one of the cities best burgers. Don’t know where to go? We’ve got you covered with some of our top picks.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Northwest Folklife Festival

This classic PNW festival is back and better than ever in a digital format. It also happens to be the 50th annual festival so it’s kind of a big deal. While we’ll miss running through Seattle Center we think the digital festival is definitely worth checking out.

When: May 28th-31st
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Online: Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults

This event from several state library systems highlights stories and more through words, language, and imagination for adult ears. During each session, a selected reader will pick and share a short story, novel excerpt, or other published writing. It’s a great way to hear stories that you otherwise wouldn’t.

When: May 28th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Seattle Art Book Fair: Makeready 2021

Book lovers this one is for you. The 2021 Seattle Art Book Fair will feature over 35 artists, designers, printers, and publishers in a virtual format. You’ll be able to check out online conversations, studio visits, and workshops all about the process of making an art book from start to finish.

When: Until May 29th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

MEL DOUGLAS: Map + Measure

If you’re into glass art you should check out the new Mel Douglas show at Traver Gallery. Douglas is one of the most celebrated artists working in glass today and her works explore subjects like liminality. Her minimalist pieces are beautiful and the show is well worth checking out.

When: Until May 29th
Where: 110 Union St #200
Cost: Free

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Seattle Bike-n-Brews

Like beer and biking? Well, there’s an event just for you this month. Seattle Bike-n-Brews is a DIY event where you can pedal a 32-mile route and visit participating breweries along the way. Your ticket includes a beer ticket for the mid-point rest stop, Airways Brewing Company, a beer ticket for the final stop, Two Beers Brewing Company and a ticket for one Bike-n-Brews growler koozie and one empty growler from Georgetown Brewing.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Varies
Cost: $60+

The Paper Tigers

This locally shot and directed film has received lots of praise so far and is only being shown in limited places. So if you’d like to watch the film from home you can do so thanks to Northwest Film Forum. The film is heartwarming, funny, and also an example of following one’s creative passions.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Online
Cost: $10

Dinosaur Discovery

Want to experience what it’s like to have dinosaurs walk the earth? Well, you can do just that this month at the Woodland Park Zoo. You’ll be able to see twenty life-sized dino animatronics that are sure to have you doing double-takes. And this one will definitely be fun for the whole family.

When: May 1st-31st
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $5

Lynne Sachs Retrospective: Between Thought and Expression

This retrospective is a great way to enjoy a mini-film fest of sorts. You can check out a series of both features and shorts by the experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs. Plus you can also participate in a personal film-making workshop on Monday if you’re really feeling it!.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Online
Cost: $25

The Campfire Festival

This unique festival is all about old-timey storytelling. You can listen to half-hour original works presented in pairs to small audiences. The works come from resident artists and you’ll have an opportunity to check out talkbacks with the artists after.

When: Until June 6th
Where: 3515 S Alaska St
Cost: $25+

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this weekend. We hope that you get out there and have some fun. either way, we’ll catch you back here next week to help you kick off a new month!