Somehow September is here and that means it’s time to start planning ahead for one of the best months yet. That being said, having fun doesn’t have to cost a ton. So without further ado, here are 13 of the best free & cheap things to do in Seattle this September.

Zumba in Freeway Park

The Washington Athletic Club is bringing Zumba classes to Freeway Park on Mondays in July and August this Summer. If you’re looking for a new way to get fit, this might just be it.

When: Until September 1st
Where: Freeway Park, Sixth Ave and Seneca St
Cost: Free

Tumbleweed Music Festival

Here’s yet another excuse to check out the Columbia River. You can enjoy live acoustic music on six stages, plus singing and dancing workshops and even vendors. Treat yourself to a road trip and check it out!

When: September 2nd-4th
Where: 500 Amon Park Dr. Richland, WA
Cost: Free

Mindfulness Meditation at the Frye

Need to take some time to get back in touch with yourself? You’re in luck because The Frye has a free, mindfulness meditation that you can attend on the first Wednesdays of the month.

Where: 704 Terry Ave

Bremerton Blackberry Festival 2022

This festival invites you to celebrate all things “blackberry” on the Bremerton Boardwalk. You’ll find over 100 vendors, bands, beer, blackberry wine, and more.

When: September 3rd-5th
Where: 243 Second St Bremerton, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Karaoke with Baby Ketten

Ready to sing to your heart’s content in front of a bunch of strangers or your friends? It might just be time to head to karaoke at Cafe Racer. You’ll find a professional sound system, lights, a real stage, and an impressive library of music.

When: Every Monday
Where: 1510 11th Ave
Cost: Free

Pig Out in the Park 2022

If you’re looking to eat, listen to music, and more, Pig Out in the Park is for you! At this festival, you can enjoy 50 food booths, 250 menu items, 35 market booths, and four adult beverage gardens. Plus, check out free concerts!

When: Until September 5th
Where: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA
Cost: Free admission

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Virtual Silent Reading Party

For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$20

Watch the sunset

One of our favorite ways to spend an evening is by watching the sunset. It’s a simple pastime that really never gets old and luckily for all of us, Seattle has a ton of amazing spots for you to watch from. But where exactly is the best place to watch the sunset in Seattle? We made a whole list of spots for you!

Try a U-Pick farm

One of the best parts about late summer and early fall is all of the tasty u-pick opportunities. From blueberries to apples to even veggies, there are tons of amazing farms you can visit to buy fresh produce. Of course, we went ahead and made a list of some of the best spots for you.

Brews ‘n Board Games

Snapshot Brewing offers an all-day happy hour for casual tabletop gamers! You can either borrow theirs or bring your own; fill up our punch card and win cool stuff. And get sweet deals like $9 house growler fills every Sunday.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Cost: Free/Varies

Fremont Sunday Market

Now that the warm weather is here we’re way more in the mood to enjoy Seattle’s outdoor offerings. One of our favorite free things to do in Seattle is check out the Fremont Sunday Market. It’s free to visit and you can shop from an array of new, crafted, and vintage items.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 3410 Evanston Ave N
Cost: Free/Varies

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: Until September 6th

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

Have a great month, and enjoy all of the free things to do in Seattle!