We hope July is treating you well so far. If you’re looking to have some fun, this week is a great time to do just that. From outdoor arts events to dancing, food, concerts, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Dancing ’til Dusk

Dancing ‘til Dusk is back for its 16th year, bringing Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners together for 14 glorious nights of outdoor dancing. The event happens across parks in Seattle and begins with a dance lesson for the first hour. No experience is needed but keep in mind the class rotates partners. If you’d prefer not to, you can bring a partner to the lesson.

When: Tuesday, July 11th-Thursday, August 31st
Where: Parks around Seattle
Cost: Free/Varies


Have a blast from the 2010’s past with Portland’s STRFKR. The semi-local band is known for its genre-blending music fusing infectious indie pop with electronic and psychedelic elements.

When: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
Where: The Crocodile,2505 1st Ave
Cost: $39.50+

Outstanding in The Field 2023

Each sitting takes place at an unforgettable farm location making for what’s likely to be one of your best summer dining experiences this year. This week’s is at Monteillet Fromagerie with hosts Joan & Pierre-Louis Monteillet and Chef Jose Mesa.

When: July 12th
Where: Various participating farms
Cost: $375 per person

Summer at SAM

SAM is hosting a ton of different free events this summer. Expect activities and performances that combine visual art, music, and community. There will also be evening concerts with food trucks and art making, daytime movement classes, tours, and community partner activities. So much to do!

When: July 13th-August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

Watch an outdoor movie

It’s time to get outdoors! If you’re hesitant to hike but happy to take your indoor activities outside, checking out an outdoor movie is a great choice. There are several places you can catch flicks outdoors this month and some are even free!

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Ballard Seafood Festival

This annual festival brings together the best of Ballard and beyond. You’ll find live music, fun for all, local restaurants and vendors, and a large craft beer showcase.

When: July 14th-16th
Where: Ballard
Cost: Free/Varies

Capitol Hill Art Walk

A digital map allows you to pick and choose where you stop on the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Stop by small galleries, local businesses, and more on this monthly art walk.

When: Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: Free

An Evening With Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country and folk rock band. Through their nearly 4 decades-long careers, Cowboy Junkies have become enduring icons in the alternative music landscape.

When: Friday, July 14th, 2023
Where: Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $37.50

Northwest Tune-Up Festival

The Northwest Tune-Up Festival “is a bike, beer, and music festival held in celebration of PNW culture.” It takes place in Bellingham with live biking, plenty of brews, and 20+ artists on the waterfront stages.

When: Friday, July 14th-Sunday July 16th, 2023
Where: Bellingham, WA
Cost: $74+

Head to the pool

Seattle’s public pools are officially open! Whether you want to swim indoors or outdoors, there’s a pool for you. Of course, we have all the details for you.

Enjoy everything to do in Seattle, and have a great week!