Welcome to July! Somehow we’re starting a new month and even if this year has felt like it’s flying by, there is plenty of fun to be had this week. From films to fireworks, food, concerts and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Moon Garden

Want to see a movie? Something a bit weirder, and more physiologically thrilling? Moon Garden is playing at the Grand Illusion in the U District right now. Watch as a little girl navigates a darkly surreal and industrial dream world and comes back to consciousness.

When: Until July 3rd
Where: 1403 NE 50th St
Cost: $11

Watch the 4th of July fireworks

Happy Birthday America! If you want to celebrate our country’s independence with some fireworks you can head down to Lake Union to watch the action live. Or you can always try an Argosy Cruise if you want to actually get out on the water.

The Welcome: An Open Mic

Each Monday you can check out an open mic hosted by Evan Flory-Barnes. The open mic is welcome to singers/songwriters, instrumentalists, poets, thespians, emcees, comedians, or any individual wanting to share something on the heart.

When: Mondays
Where: 4900 Rainier Ave S
Cost: Free/Varies

See if you know all of Seattle’s secret beaches

We all know Seattle’s popular beaches like Alki and Golden Gardens. But it turns out there are a ton of secret beaches, 140 of them to be exact. What’s more there might be one closer to you than you think. We have of course detailed how you can find out this *highly* secretive information thanks to a handy map.

Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch

This film series celebrates all things David Lynch. This week you can see films like Wild At Heart, Dune, Inland Empire, The Straight Story, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and Eraserhead.

When: Until Thursday, July 6th
Where: 805 E Pine St
Cost: $11-$14

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Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Cost: Free

The Moth StorySLAM

On the first Thursday of each month, Seattleites can check out the Moth StorySLAM. For this event guests are asked to prepare a five-minute story about being proud.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N
Cost: $15

Head to the pool

If you’re looking for somewhere to swim laps, take lessons, or just want to see what Seattle public pools are like, you’re in luck because they are officially open. Or you can always opt to rent a private pool if that’s more up your alley.

Food Truck Fest

Food Truck Fest invites you to spice up your lunch with a mini food court of options. Five local trucks will take over the park on the last Wednesday of each month. Beyond eats, you can enjoy free live music and games for the perfect lunchtime break.

When: Until August 30th
Where: Westlake Park
Cost: Varies

Downtown Summer Sounds

The free concerts begin on Friday, July 7th debuting with a one-night-only show featuring R&B singer-songwriter UMI. Some other artists you may recognize include The Helio Sequence, Chong The Nomad, Dude York, and more. All in all, there are 37 concerts taking place.

When: Friday, July 7th-Friday, September 8th
Where: Multiple locations around downtown
Cost: Free

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