Somehow October 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 10 of the best free & cheap things to do in Seattle this October.

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

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

SIFF DocFest

This is SIFF’s second annual DocFest, and as it’s name suggests, it’s a celebration of all films documentary. It’s a great opportunity to watch films that you won’t find on your favourite streaming platforms. So pick a movie or two and treat yourself to something a little different.

When: October 6th-13th
Where: 511 Queen Anne Ave N
Cost: $14 per movie

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!

Climb Beacon Rock

What’s more rewarding that finishing a good old hike? Beacon Rock has to be one of the coolest hikes that you can do this fall. At over 840 feet, it’s series of cliff face switchbacks are an adventure you won’t soon forget. Plus you get to see some super sweet views.

Where: Beacon Rock State Park

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Check out a u-pick pumpkin farm

What’s a more appropriately fall activity than visiting a u-pick pumpkin patch? If you’re looking to get out of the city for a bit and grab a pumpkin or two this is a great option. What’s more, pumpkins are usually relatively cheap as they are typically priced individually.

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


If you know a thing or two about PNW art then you know who Chihuly is. There’s a great opportunity to see his work at Traver Gallery this month and you can visit for free.

When: October 6th-October 29th
Where: 110 Union St #200
Cost: Free

Earshot Jazz Festival 2022

Earshot Jazz festival is back for another year with tons of concerts for you to attend. Prices are per concert and vary so be sure to plan ahead and figure out which concerts you’d like to attend.

When: October 8th-November 6th
Where: Multiple venues across the city
Cost: Varies by performance

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