It’s the last weeked of July everyone! Late summer is officially here. 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.

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.

Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design at MoPOP

At the exhibition, you’ll be able to see more than 60 costumes designed by Academy Award-winning designer Ruth E. Carter. You’ll not only get to see the costumes but also her vision and the in-depth process she uses for each project. Some of the featured costumes come from films like Black Panther, Roots, Do the Right Thing, Selma, Malcolm X, and more.

When: Daily 10 am–5 pm
Where: 325 5th Ave N
Cost: $25+

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

Stay cool at a pool

Seattle is going to be hot this weekend! If you are one of the many Seattleites without AC or access to your own pool, you’re probably looking for ways to cool down. Don’t worry, we have you covered with a whole list of public pools, beaches, and more for you to beat the heat.

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Inaugural Hedgebrook Screenwriters Showcase

Enjoy a real diversity of creativity as screenwriters from Hedgebrook‘s illustrious alumnae community bring their work for presentation at the inaugural Hedgebrook Screenwriters Showcase. Who knows, you might just find some inspiration.

When: Until August 13th
Where: 1515 12th Ave
Cost: $5-$25

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


Fans of electronic music are probably well aware of Odesza. The group has become quite popular since its early 2010’s start and also happens to be from Bellingham, Washington.

When: July 30th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $122


The Gorge’s biggest country festival returns this summer with a big lineup. See stars like Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen, Chase Rice, and more. Tickets go on sale on February 11th so get your friends together and get ready for 3 days of camping and music festival fun.

When: July 29th-31st
Where: 754 Silica Rd NW, George, WA
Cost: $225+

Boren Banner Series: Stefan Gonzales

The Frye is a local gem of an arts institution. While the inside exhibitions are free or by donation, you can also check out other works outside like the Boren Banner Series. The most recent is a piece by Stefan Gonzales “who chronicles the lives of ordinary objects through photography, sculpture, and installation.”

When: Until October 16th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Have a great weekend!