Welcome to the close of the month, everyone! Summer is officially flying by. Between music, eats and art, there’s plenty to check out and tons you don’t want to miss. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Capitol Hill Block Party 2022

Capitol Hill Block Party 2022 is full of upbeat artists. You’ll be able to hear from headliners Diplo, Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, 100 gecs, and many more. The lineup this year definitely lives up to the festival’s motto of “the best weekend of summer.”

When: July 22nd-24th
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: 3 Day GA Tickets $150-$220, 3 Day VIP Tickets $300


Pop up alert! Lenox is all about Latinx-Caribbean soul food. You’ll find sanguiches, bowls, and delicious sides. What’s more, they just switched up their menu for summer so it’s worth a try.

When: Thursday & Friday 4 pm-8 pm
Where: 9832 14th Ave SW

Vindicktive Wings

Looking for another pop-up to check out this weekend? Well, wings are always a good choice in our books. You’ll find a selection of perfectly crispy wings that are sure to quench even the saltiest of cravings. Don’t miss it!

When: Saturdays at 5 pm
Where: Bad Bar in Lower Queen Anne

Try a wine subscription

Local natural wine shop and bar La Dive actually offers a monthly wine subscription! When you sign up you can choose between three different subscription options. The first option is two bottles a month for $42, then four bottles a month for $84, or six bottles a month for $120.

Watch the Perseids

The Perseid meteor shower is back and going strong! While we’re not at peak dates yet, there’s still plenty of chances to see shooting stars. Of course, we made a list of some of the best places to view the phenomenon in and around the city.

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Damp & Dry July

Damp & Dry July is about all things non-alcoholic. Participating local businesses are donating $1 to Peer Seattle for every low-and-no-alcohol beverage sold. Peer Seattle supports the LGBTQIA+ community with mental health resources, addiction recovery services, and support for those with HIV/AIDS.

When: Until July 31st
Where: Participating venues around Seattle
Cost: Varies

Check out a water park

Looking for ways to cool down this summer? You’re in luck because Washington has several great places to slide, float, and more. Whether you want small slides, big slides, or lazy rivers, these parks have you covered.

Rent a boat for free

No, you didn’t read that wrong, this is actually a very real thing you can do at Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats. Keep in mind that the boats in question are wooden peapod rowboats. But hey, why not row row row your boat out into lake Union?

When: Wednesday-Sunday
Where: Center for Wooden Boats
Cost: Free

Shuck your own oysters

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience this weekend, head up north to Taylor Shellfish Farms’ Samish location. You can enjoy a whole menu of seafood and shuck your own oysters on the waterfront if you so desire.

Where: 2182 Chuckanut Drive
Hours: Daily Market 10 am-Sunset,  Kitchen 12 pm-7 pm

Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell

The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright, happy, and fun pieces.

When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free