It’s a brand new week, Seattle. If you’re looking to have some fun, this week is a great time to do just that. From outdoor arts events to dancing, food, concerts, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.


Paramore is one of the early 2000s’ most iconic rock bands, perhaps most recognizable for the band’s powerful vocalist Hayley Williams. Known for their energetic performances and dynamic sound, Paramore seamlessly blends elements of pop punk, alternative rock, and emo influences.

When: Monday, July 24th, 2023
Where: Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $123+

Dancing ’til Dusk

Dancing ‘til Dusk is back for its 16th year, bringing Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners together for 14 glorious nights of outdoor dancing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The event happens across parks in Seattle and begins with a dance lesson for the first hour. No experience is needed but keep in mind the class rotates partners. If you’d prefer not to, you can bring a partner to the lesson.

When: Tuesday, July 11th-Thursday, August 31st
Where: Parks around Seattle
Cost: Free/Varies

Summer at SAM

SAM is hosting a ton of different free events this summer. Expect activities and performances that combine visual art, music, and community. There will also be evening concerts with food trucks and art making, daytime movement classes, tours, and community partner activities. So much to do!

When: July 13th-August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

Watch an outdoor movie

It’s time to get outdoors! If you’re hesitant to hike but happy to take your indoor activities outside, checking out an outdoor movie is a great choice. There are several places you can catch flicks outdoors this month and some are even free!

Go for a run

Up early and looking for something to do? Why not beat the heat and go for a run? Running is a great way to wind down before or after a long day and is of course a great way to exercise as well. We made a list of some of our favorite spots to run in the city just for you.

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Hop on the free Waterfront Shuttle

If you’re downtown and looking to get around without walking too much you’re in luck because the free waterfront shuttle is officially back! That’s right, the service runs daily from 10 AM to 8 PM with a bus every 15 minutes. There are two loops, connecting the Waterfront to the Space Needle, Pioneer Square, King Street Station, the Chinatown International District, and more.

Tears for Fears

Everybody wants to rule the world… and it’s safe to say Tears for Fears does. The influential British band has been at it since the 80s and is recognized for pioneering the new wave and synth-pop genres. You also probably know at least a few of their infectious tunes.

When: Thursday, July 27th, 2023
Where: Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $29.50+

Head to the pool

Seattle’s public pools are officially open! Whether you want to swim indoors or outdoors, there’s a pool for you. Of course, we have all the details for you.

Check out a new restaurant

Summer is the time to get out there and try new things and if you’ve been hankering to try new food, you’re in luck. Seattle has several new restaurant openings with food ranging from coffee and bagels to jerk and so much more.

Watch the Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower is on now and while the shooting stars aren’t expected to peak until mid-August you can catch glimpses of them any evening until September 1st. We of course made a list of some of the best places that you can watch from in and around the city.

Enjoy everything to do in Seattle, and have a great week!