Welcome to the middle of June! Somehow we’re halfway through the month and with that in mind, there’s a decent amount happening this weekend between getting outdoors, opportunities to see art and more.  Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

From Dawn to Dusk: Nordic Art from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum

Check out 56 paintings by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish artists held in the collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, right here in Seattle. You’ll see scenes of everyday life, portraits, and landscapes by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Anders Zorn, and many others.

When: Until July 17th
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Cost: $20

Check out a cave

If it sounds scary, we promise it’s not nearly as terrifying as you might be imagining. Washington has tons of caves that you can explore making for a fun and unforgettable weekend activity. Of course, we compiled a list of some of the best places to visit.

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+

See what’s new on Netflix

A new month means tons of new additions. June’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in June as well.

Fremont Fair

Of course, the center of the universe has its own fair. The Fremont Fair is a unique experience that every Seattleite should have. It shares some similarities to Folklife in energy but you can expect to see plenty of colors, art, music, and of course the iconic solstice parade.

When: June 18th & 19th
Where: Fremont
Cost: Free

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Head to the pool

Summer is just around the corner and that means warmer weather and of course pool time. As you may or may not know, Seattle has tons of great public pools that are available for you to use. Both Colman Pool and Mounger Pool will open on the weekend of June 18th and 19th.

When: June 18th & 19th onward

Check out a new restaurant

Why not treat yourself this weekend by heading out to a new restaurant. There are actually quite a few and who knows you might just find a new favorite spot. As always, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites for you.

Celebrate Father’s Day

If you have a dad in your life and are looking for ways to treat him we have a few ideas. Between gifts, experiences and things happening in the city, we made a whole list for you. Enjoy it and happy Father’s Day!

Movies at Marymoor

Some of this year’s movie titles include classics like Labyrinth, Back to the Future, and Napolean Dynamite. And with an early lineup that good, you know the rest of the summer will be even better. As these showings are popular be sure to buy your tickets in advance as they do sell out.

When: Until August
Where: Marymoor Park
Cost: $30 per carload

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

Have a great weekend, Seattle!