How’s the month treating you so far, Seattle? June has already been jam-packed and full of fun. If you’re ready to explore a little more, we have some worthwhile events for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend!
It’s solstice! The center of the universe as it’s known is going big for its 33rd annual Solstice Parade. You can see the naked bike riders, the parade, and enjoy the creativity that participants work all year to deliver to you.
When: June 17th & 18th
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
If you have a dad in your life and are looking for ways to celebrate him, we have a few ideas for you. From food-centric events to spirit tastings, outdoor adventures, and more, we have you covered.
SIDF is back, hosting companies from France, Switzerland, San Francisco, India, and New Jersey, as well as artists from right here in the Pacific Northwest. All in all, there are over 20 companies and 120 artists and tons of amazing performances to watch.
When: Until June 18th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Passes cost $95-$150
Seattle hosted the 1962 worlds fair, showing visitors a glimpse into the future. A new exhibit at the Teal Building is once again asking – what does a city of the future look like? The exhibit featuring 43 local artists explores what a city of the future looks like here in the PNW.
When: Until June 25th
Where: 1533 Boylston Ave
Cost: $10 – $25
Want to know what it’s like to ride a roller coaster through Washington’s wilderness? You can do that thanks to a new attraction in Leavenworth. Ride solo or with a friend and use the breaks to make it a scenic ride or let loose and fly up to 27 mph down the tracks.
Where: 545 Junction Ln, Leavenworth, WA
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10 AM-6 PM
Cost: Single adult ride $19, Three ride pack $45
An immersive Stranger Things Experience and bar has popped up in Seattle. Enjoy 45 minutes in the Upside Down and spend as long as you’d like at Mix Tape, the 80s-themed bar. You’ll get to interact with your favorite characters and of course, there will be plenty of photo ops.
When: Until August 6th
Where: 1750 Occidental Ave, Seattle WA
Curious about what treasures hide on Seattle and surrounding beaches? It turns out that if you look hard enough and have the patience you can actually find some amazing stones, glass, and more. We compiled a list of the best places to go beach combing.
Trailhead Direct not only expands access to hiking and to the outdoors, but it also helps to ease road congestion. Because it’s a shuttle service, it reduces the number of cars on the roads and at trailheads. At the same time, it increases the number of people who are able to experience the amazing trails our state has to offer.
When: Weekends and select holidays until September 4th
Where: Seattle to North Bend
Have you ever wanted to wander through lavender fields? How about for free? You can do that right here in Washington. Check out Pelindaba, a local organic lavender farm that allows you to visit and even have small group gatherings at the farm for free.
Where: 45 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor, WA
Cost: Admission is free, purchases vary
Enjoy everything to do in Seattle, and have a great weekend!