It’s June and that means it’s time to get out there and see what’s happening around the city. Seattle has plenty to do this month between live music, performances, food & drink events, and more. Without further ado, here are 44 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this June.


fish narc

Artist fish narc is known for producing beats for artists like Lil Tracy, Gab3, Lil Peep, and Horse Head. He’s done his time in Seattle as a part of GBC and is coming back for a show at Madame Lou’s with So Pitted, Skyler Ford & the legion of peace, and YAWNS.

When: June 1st
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $16

Melanie Martinez: PORTALS Tour

Melanie Martinez is a visionary singer-songwriter and visual artist, her dark and whimsical aesthetic, combined with her hauntingly beautiful vocals, sets her apart from other contemporary pop icons. Introspective lyrics explore themes of childhood, identity, and the human experience, resonating deeply with the 2010’s Tumblr crowd if you can remember back that far.

When: June 3rd
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $161+

The National

It may be hard to believe that The National has been at it for over two decades, but that’s the truth. The American indie rock band known for its richly textured soundscapes and brooding and melancholic style is headed to Seattle for a show in Marymoor Park.

When: June 4th
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA
Cost: $56+

Larry June

June is a charismatic rapper hailing from San Francisco, California. With his laid-back flow and witty wordplay, he has garnered a dedicated following. Known for his smooth delivery and entrepreneurial spirit, Larry June’s music encapsulates the essence of West Coast vibes, full of feel-good energy.

When: June 5th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $112+

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an iconic New York City rock band that is of course emblematic of the early 2000s. Led by the charismatic Karen O, their dynamic sound merges punk, art rock, and indie pop. Known for their electrifying live performances and infectious hits like “Maps” and “Heads Will Roll,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have left an indelible mark on the alternative music scene and our brains.

When: June 7th
Where:  6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA
Cost: $64+


Seal is an icon for sure. He’s also a British singer-songwriter, a soulful powerhouse known for his velvety-smooth vocals and heartfelt performances. With his distinct blend of pop, R&B, and soul, he has captivated audiences worldwide. You undoubtedly know his hits like “Kiss from a Rose” and “Crazy”, so why not hear them in person?

When: June 12th
Where: 911 Pine St
Cost: $45+

Bryson Tiller

Tiller is a talented American singer, rapper, and songwriter. Rising to fame with his debut album “Trapsoul,” he quickly became a prominent figure in contemporary R&B and has slowly released albums and solos since. You likely know him for his lyrics, smooth melodies, and signature blend of hip-hop and soul.

When: June 13th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: 169+

Janet Jackson

We told you, June is full of icons. Jackson needs no introduction, her decades-long career has established her as a dominant force in pop music. Known for her powerful vocals and electrifying performances, Janet has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her hits like “Rhythm Nation” and “Together Again” showcase her versatility and undeniable talent, solidifying her status as a pop music legend.

When: June 21st
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $103+

Blink 182

Late last year we dropped the news that Blink 182 was coming to Seattle as part of their worldwide tour. Well, the time is almost here for one of the world’s favorite pop-punk bands to play their infectious tunes on stage. See members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and even Tom DeLonge in person.

When: June 25th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $119+

Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls have been at it since the 80s! Their harmonious blend of heartfelt lyrics and intricate melodies has captivated audiences worldwide. Their socially conscious songs and poignant storytelling set them apart and have solicited them as icons of the folk music scene.

When: June 28th & 29th
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
Cost: $106+

Arts & Culture

Check out an immersive art exhibit

Looking for some inspiration? There are several immersive art exhibits in Seattle right now that give you the chance to see art in a totally new way! From bright, eye-catching paintings to distorted digital mirrors, wave, and sound installations, we have you covered.

Joey Veltkamp at Greg Kucera

Queer folk artist Joey Veltkamp has a selection of works on view at Greg Kucera currently. You can check out “soft paintings” – amazing quilts with a variety of images as well as text.

When: Until July 1st
Where: 212 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

The Moth StorySLAM

On the first Thursday of each month, Seattleites can check out the Moth StorySLAM. For this event guests are asked to prepare a five-minute story about being proud.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N
Cost: $15

Capitol Hill Art Walk

A digital map allows you to pick and choose where you stop on the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Stop by small galleries, local businesses, and more on this monthly art walk.

When: Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: Free

Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Cost: Free

Silent Reading Party: In-Person

The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.

When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
Cost: $8-$40


Seattle Pride in the Park

This annual LGBTQIA+ celebration, with the theme Galactic Love, will feature a can’t-miss lineup of LGBTQIA+ performances, a dance-focused stage curated by Supernova with an adjacent alcohol garden (21+), food trucks, local nonprofit booths, queer vendors, and more.

When: June 3rd
Where: Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E
Cost: Free

Hyper: Pride

HYPER is a queer party that describes itself as having the ability “to transform any space into an immaterial world.” The Pride edition is taking place at Cherry with DJs HYPERPOPPERS, Jane Don’t and Rowan Ruthless.

When: June 3rd
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Cost: $10+

White Center Pride Festival

White Center Pride Festival features over 100 local & LGBT-friendly vendors, local performers, more than 9 beer gardens, delicious food specialties from local businesses, multiple live entertainment venues, main stage headliners, a family play area featuring a super-slide, bouncy house, and more.

When: June 3rd
Where: 16th Ave SW Roxbury & SW 100th St
Cost: Free/Varies

more than friends: a triptych on queer love through the ages

Three one-act chamber operas from LGBTQIA+ contemporary composers and librettists come together to showcase the magic, poignance, and resilience of queer love.

When: Until June 4th
Where: 1406 18th Ave
Cost: $10-$50

Taking Pride in Capitol Hill

Taking Pride in Capitol Hill, formerly “Clean Sweep,” is back. Organizers provide snacks, lunch, t-shirts (first come, first served, quantities limited), and all the cleaning supplies and instructions you’ll need to help clean the Hill for the start of Pride Month. Be sure to register beforehand.

When: June 3rd
Where: Connection on Broadway
Cost: Free

The Black Trans Comedy Showcase: a PRIDE Fundraiser for Lavender Rights Project

This year’s event is hosted by TS Madison, Mx. Dahlia Belle and KJ Whitehead. Plus, you’ll be able to see a performance by Beyonce Black St. James. There will be light refreshments, raffle prizes, opportunities to interact with performers (make sure to bring tips), and much more.

When: June 10th
Where: 805 E Pine Street
Cost: $50

History Café: A Decade of Gender Justice

Join Gender Justice League co-founders Danni Askini and Elayne Wylie for a discussion on transgender and gender diverse activism in Washington State. Learn about our region’s role in the expansion of rights and safety for trans and gender diverse people nationally and historically.

When: June 21st
Where: 860 Terry Ave N
Cost: Free

Capitol Hill Queer/Pride Festival

Capitol Hill Queer/Pride Festival is the largest 21+ music and arts Pride festival in the Pacific Northwest that features both national and hyper-local artists. That includes musicians, drag queens, burlesque dancers, and more. This year’s festival will take place on June 23rd-25th in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

When: June 23rd-25th
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: $65+

Seattle Pride Parade

The Parade route will again run downtown Seattle along 4th Ave, between Pike St and Denny Way. This LGBTQIA+ reunion is a free, fun, community-wide celebration advancing awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues and promoting mutual respect and equal human rights for all.

When: June 25th
Where: Downtown Seattle (4th Ave)
Cost: Free

PrideFest Seattle Center

Immediately following the downtown Pride Parade attendees can head to Seattle Center from noon to 8 PM for PrideFest. There will be three stages, three beverage gardens, over one hundred artists, and over a hundred exhibitors including festival food vendors.

When: June 25th
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: Free

Food & Drink

Three Sacks Full Dinner Pop-Up

This local pop-up restaurant features a menu largely based on vegetables and grains. Every two weeks you can try an original menu with organic produce grown on the pop-up’s farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Other ingredients not grown on the farm are always sourced from farms across Washington and Oregon.

When: Every two weeks
Where: Varies by pick-up date
Cost: Varies by dish

Food Truck Fest

Food Truck Fest invites you to spice up your lunch with a mini food court of options. On the last Wednesday of each month, five local trucks will take over the park. Beyond eats, you can enjoy free live music and games for the perfect lunchtime break.

When: Until August 30th
Where: Westlake Park
Cost: Varies

Treat yourself to Brunch

As we face colder temperatures, it’s time to head indoors and start your weekends off right with a tasty brunch. From classic offerings to experimental fusion dishes, these spots are worth a try. We’ve compiled a list of the best brunch spots to check out in Seattle this winter.

Grab a drink at a beautiful lobby bar

If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks in Seattle this weekend, heading to a local hotel is a great choice. Many of our city’s hotels have beautiful bars that also happen to be available to the public. Here are 5 of the swankiest hotel bars you can grab a drink at in Seattle.

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.

Enjoy some comfort food

Comfort food is an easy choice when you’re hungry and looking for something to eat. It just so happens that Seattle has a ton of options scattered around the city with most of them being pretty affordable. From sweet to savory, we have some spots for you.

Outdoors & Adventure

Go on some spring hikes

Now that warmer temperatures, longer days, and more sun are here, why not treat yourself to some outdoor time? There’s plenty of hiking to be done in the PNW and lots of spring hikes are well worth doing. Of course, we compiled a list of our favorites for you above.

Head to the pool

If you’re looking for somewhere to swim laps, take lessons or just want to see what Seattle public pools are like, you’re in luck because they open in June. We have the deets for you.

Check out some sand dunes

Sure Washington may not seem like the likely place for sand dunes but it turns out that we do have a few. Whether you’re looking for an otherworldly oasis or a place to try out UTV’s, there’s a dune for you.

Try glamping

Love the idea of camping but don’t want to deal with all the nitty-gritty details? Glamping might just be for you. Think small cabins, some more rustic than others, or yurts and canvas tents.

See if you know all of Seattle’s secret beaches

We all know Seattle’s popular beaches like Alki and Golden Gardens. But it turns out there are a ton of secret beaches, 140 of them to be exact. What’s more there might be one closer to you than you think. We have of course detailed how you can find out this *highly* secretive information thanks to a handy map.

Try one of Washington’s best hikes

If you’ve ever wondered what the best hikes in Washington are, we have your answer. We took a look at AllTrails rankings and have compiled 10 of the state’s most popular hikes for you to enjoy.

Experience a swimming hole

Why go to a city pool when you can go to one in nature? Washington has several swimming holes scattered around the state and you should check them out this summer. What’s more, many are closer to Seattle than you might think.

Take a tour over the city

Walking tours are cool and all but why not experience Seattle from a birds-eye view? Don’t worry, you don’t have to have a pilot’s license, instead, you can choose from one of several plane tours offered in and around the Seattle area.


Fremont Sunday Market

The Fremont Market is truly a classic Seattle shopping experience and it happens year-round, rain or shine. It’s a great place to find antiques, vintage clothing, and much more.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Evanston Ave N & 34th St

Virtual Silent Reading Party

For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.

When: Every other Wednesday
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$20

Mindfulness Meditation at the Frye

Need to take some time to get back in touch with yourself? You’re in luck because The Frye has a free, mindfulness meditation that you can attend on the first Wednesday of the month. It’s one of the most relaxing things to do in Seattle for sure.

Get some work done in a new space

Next, a trio of some “regular”, but still fun, options around the city. If working from home is getting a little old, then maybe check out our roundup of some of the best cafes in the city to get some work done.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Look at all the things to do in Seattle! Have a great June.