Welcome to the first weekend of September! Ready to welcome in a new month and new season? Theres all sorts of fun to be had this weekend from movies to a block party, a food festival, concerts and evening a gaming convention. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Unstreamable – Rintaro’s Metropolis

If you want to watch a movie rarely available in the US, this weekend is the time to do just that. Rintaro’s Metropolis is being screened for a limited time at Northwest Film Forum. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch a rare anime.

When: Friday, September 1st
Where: 1515 12th Ave
Cost: $14

Waterfront Block Party 2023

The Waterfront Block Party is happening for one day only on Friday, September 1st from 1 PM to 8 PM. The event is put on by Friends of Waterfront Seattle and is meant to gather Seattleites in a celebration that extends all along the downtown waterfront. You’ll find “live music, dance, parades, food trucks, family-friendly crafts, and more.”

When: Friday, September 1st
Where: Olympic Sculpture Park to Pier 62
Cost: Free/Varies

Moon Viewing 2023

Experience the Seattle Japanese Garden as it comes alive in a totally new way. The garden will be lit with beautiful lanterns, and you can participate in a Haiku contest, a tea ceremony and even make a paper boat wish.

When: Friday, September 1st & Saturday, September 2nd
Where: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
Cost: $40 – $65

PAX West 2023

PAX is a place for gamers! The annual convention aims to provide a fun and inviting convention for gamers of all types and backgrounds. From freeplay, to tournaments, panels, and the Omegathon, it’s all there.

When: Friday, September 1st-Monday, September 4th
Where: 800 Convention Pl
Cost: $71+


Oakland’s very own Kehlani is coming to the Washington State Fair to play a show. You’ll be able to hear her unique blend of contemporary R&B and hip-hop at one of the state’s most fun venues.

When: Saturday, September 2nd
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $117

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Kane Brown

One of contemporary country’s favorite artists Kane Brown is coming to perform at the Washington State Fair. Brown is known for his blend of modern sounds and heartfelt storytelling making for what is sure to be a great show.

When: Sunday, September 3rd
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $151

Dine at a scenic restaurant

If you’re looking to dine out this weekend you might as well find a restaurant with a view as good as your food. Luckily for you, Seattle is full of scenic restaurants and we’ve made a list of some of the best that you can check out.

6th Annual Sunflower Experience

Looking to experience fields of sunflowers? You’re in luck because Bob’s Sunflower Experience is back. New this year are concerts in the sunflowers, sunrise U pick, a children’s workshop, paint and sip and sip and arrange.

When: Until Saturday, September 9th
Where: 10917 Elliott Road
Cost: $15.95-$20.95

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. 

Pig Out in the Park 2023

Looking to pig out this weekend? You can do that in Spokane as the annual Pig Out in the Park event is back! You can check out 50 food booths with 250 menu items as well as 35 public market booths, 112 free concerts and 4 “adult beverage gardens.”

When: Daily until September 4th
Where: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!