Welcome to the last weekend of August! The time is really flying by and fall is just around the corner. Between festivals, eats, and art, there’s plenty to check out in and around the city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

See what’s new on Netflix

Whether you like it or not, September is next week! Plan out your month of streaming by checking out what’s coming to a computer screen or TV near you in the new month. After all, our fall and winter forecast is looking like a lot of indoor time.

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

Shop at a local vintage shop

With cooler weather on the way, you might need to add a piece or two to your wardrobe. Seattle’s local vintage shops are here to help. You can find pieces from nearly any decade that are sure to elevate the pieces you already have. Best of all, we listed out our favorite spots for you.

ektor garcia: matéria prima

Garcia utilizes textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico to create his work. You’ll be able to see a new series of linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass.

When: Until September 25th
Where: 15th Ave NE & University of Washington, NE 41st St

Rent a hot tub boat

It may still be warm in Seattle but imagine floating Lake Union in true warm. The lake has two different hot tub boat rental companies. You can’t go wrong with either and they both have their own unique offerings.

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Thing at Fort Worden

This year’s lineup includes acts like Freddie Gibbs, Yves Tumor, Faye Webster, Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Jose Gonzalez, and more. So plan ahead and don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the best music festivals in the PNW this summer.

When: August 26th-28th
Where: 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA
Cost: $129.50+

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

Scooped Ice Cream Festival

This festival is the perfect opportunity to try new flavors or stick with your favorites if you’re so inclined. You’ll be able to eat both local and national ice cream brands meaning you’ll have plenty of flavors to choose from. Try over 75 flavors from sweet to savory.

When: August 26th-28th
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: $25+

Washington State Garlic Festival

If you guessed that you’ll be able to eat garlic-centric food, you’d be correct. But just what kind of foods might surprise you. Nosh on items like garlic ice cream, garlic cotton candy, garlic chocolate brownies, garlic Mac n cheese, garlic dogs, and more. Seriously, there’s a wacky selection of items that you can choose from.

When: August 26th-28th
Where: 1909 South Gold Street, Centralia, WA
Cost: $5

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: Throughout the summer

Have a great weekend!