We hope you all had a great week and 4th of July. Whether you need to relax or want to live it up this weekend, there are plenty of options in our fair city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Doss with hherb & DJ Having Sex

NYC-based producer Doss is touching down in Seattle to start your weekend off right. You’ll also be able to hear from DJs hherb and Having Sex.

When: July 8th
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Cost: $20

Food Truck Round-Up

Seattle’s favorite monthly food truck pop-up is back every second Saturday at the SLU Saturday Market! Always free and family-friendly and next door to Denny Park.

When: July 9th
Where: 217 9th Ave
Cost: Varies

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.

SipFest 2022

The 6th annual SipFest Snoqualmie is your chance to sip, mingle, munch, and listen to live music by Dynamite Supreme. Bring your own glass to taste samples of wine, beer, and cider from local wineries, breweries, and cideries.

When: July 9th
Where: 7971 Railroad Ave Snoqualmie, WA


Ticket prices for Khruangbin are a bit of an eyesore thanks to resellers. That being said, if you’re a fan of the band’s chill tunes, it might just be a price worth spending for a night of outdoor music.

When: July 10th
Where: Marymoor Park, Redmond WA
Cost: $183+

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Lauren Halsey: 2021 Knight

Lauren Halsey’s show is the Seattle Art Museums’ next upcoming exhibition. Her work “spans sculpture, installation, and architecture, including site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.” Further, “her work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class.”

When: Until July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $19.99+

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.

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

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
Cost: Free