Goodbye August, Hello September! While the days of summer may officially be winding down, there are plenty of things to do. Between concerts, art, and food, here are 11 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

Julie Byrne

Folk visionary Julie Byrne is coming to Seattle for an intimate show at Fremont Abbey. Listen to songs from her newest album “The Greater Wings” as well as older classics.

When: Tuesday, September 5th
Where: 4272 Fremont Avenue North
Cost: $25+

Seattle Architecture Foundation Model Exhibit

Curious about how buildings come to life? It’s time to learn about the process of scale modeling. Guests can check out “physical and digital models, architectural renderings, and other displays, the exhibit unveils how architecture and design shape our everyday lives.”

When: Monday-Friday until Thursday, September 7th
Where: 1010 Western Ave
Cost: Free

A/political Rocks

Learn about the history of the American West through landscape photography at The Henry Art Gallery. Learn how the photos on display shaped the image of the American West and check out how cool our country’s landscape used to be.

When: Until Monday, January 1st
Where: 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Cost: Free

Save up to 70% off Nordstrom Rack VIP Store Opening Party

Ever wanted to try a VIP shopping experience? Now’s your chance. Nordstrom Rack is hosting an exclusive pre-opening party this week and you and your friends can save BIG before their grand opening on September 7th. Grab your credit cards and enjoy beats, bites, and sips all evening long. 

When: Tuesday, September 5, 4 PM–8 PM
Where: Nordstrom Rack at Cooper Point Marketplace | 1200 Cooper Point Road SW Suite #102, Olympia, WA 98502
Cost: Free

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 and third Wednesday of the month. It’s one of the most relaxing things to do in Seattle for sure.

She Bends: Redefining Neon Legacy

If you happen to live south of the city you can head to the Museum of Glass and learn all about neon, including its history as well as its current resurgence specifically among female artists. You can also visit the museum’s other permanent and rotating exhibitions.

When: Daily until Saturday, October 7th
Where: 1801 Dock St Tacoma, WA
Cost: $18

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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

50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour

50 Cent needs no introduction but he is coming to Seattle to play what is sure to be an unforgettable show full of his classic hits. What’s more, he will be joined by Busta Rhymes and Jeremih.

When: Thursday, September 7th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $45+

Modest Mouse and Pixies

Modest Mouse AND Pixies? Yes, you read that correctly, the two iconic rock bands will be lighting up Climate Pledge Arena with their electric tunes. Hear all your favorite classic songs as well as some new ones!

When: Friday, September 8th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $39.50

San Gennaro Festival

Attendees can expect to find vendors with all sorts of Italian wares to food, as well as beer and a wine garden. There will also be children’s activities like free face painting and a scavenger hunt. What’s more, guests of all ages can enjoy Italian music performed live each day.

When: Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th
Where: South Angelo Street in Georgetown, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

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. Plus many museums happen to offer free entrance on the first Thursday or Friday of the month. 

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great week!