Can you believe the end of July is in sight? This month is flying by! If you’re ready to get out and about this weekend, we have some fresh ideas for you. From concerts to food festivals, the outdoors, and more, this weekend is looking pretty great. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Head to a public pool

Seattle’s public pools are officially all open for the season. Check out Colman or Mounger pools which are the city’s outdoor pools. You can’t go wrong with whichever pool you pick. 


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When: Friday, July 21st, 2023
Where: Showbox at the Market, 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $44+

Capitol Hill Block Party

The 2023 Capitol Hill Block Party will see A-List headliners like Sofi Tukker, Denzel Curry, Louis the Child, Pinkpantheress, Goth Babe, and Madeon. Alongside will be much-loved local talent including Acid Tongue, DJ/producer Samurai Del, Sea Lemon, Talaya, and many more.

When: Friday, July 21st-Sunday, July 23rd, 2023
Where: 1122 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA
Cost: $95-$550

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!

Watch the sunset

If you want to get outside and see something beautiful this weekend, watching the sunset might just be your answer. Seattle has several great places to watch the sunset and we have compiled a whole list for you.

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Bite of Seattle

The festival promises more than 200 vendors this year as well as more than 50 musical guests including headliner Sir-Mix-A-Lot. Some of the featured vendors include Chang Thai, Big Island Poke, Sugar + Spoon and more to be announced.

When: Friday, July 21st-Sunday, July 23rd
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: Free-$75/Varies

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s concerts this weekend seem to have about as much hype as the MLB All-Star game. If you are looking for last-minute tickets, they’re out there but let us warn you they aren’t cheap. We of course have laid out all of your current ticket options in the link above!

When: Saturday July 22nd & Sunday July 23rd
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $846+

Sequim Lavender Festival 2023

Guests will be able to enjoy live music, food and check out hundreds of vendors at the festival’s street fair. You can also choose to take a farm tour to see how it’s all grown, pick your own lavender to take home, and even watch on-farm demonstrations. If you miss the festival you can always check out Pelindaba Lavender which is always free to visit.

When: Friday, July 21st-Sunday, July 23rd
Where: Sequim, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Visit a museum for free

You may or may not know but Seattle actually has 5 museums that you can always visit for free. We’ve listed them out and given you some details so you can take yourself on the perfect adventure. Or you can use your library card to check out even more. 

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: Until Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!