How’s May treating you so far? From concerts to eats, opportunities to get outdoors, and more. Get ready to have some fun because this weekend is packed. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend!

Seattle Beer Week

A 10-day celebration of beer featuring over 200 events, including tastings, pairings, and brewery tours. This year the festival has teamed up with Stoup Brewing for the official 2023 beer. Overall this year’s event has 18 sponsors featuring breweries like Georgetown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pike Brewing, and more.

When: May 19th-26th
Where: Various locations in Seattle
Cost: Varies

Go for a bike ride

It’s bike everywhere month! With that in mind we made a list of some of the best places in and around Seattle where you can ride your bike. You can even participate in the Tour de Donut

Attend the Artist of Colour Expo

The Artist of Colour Expo returns for its fifth annual event this May. You can immerse yourself in a two-day, jam-packed expo that dives into the world of creativity and colour. Explore art exhibits, live performances, workshops, film screenings, artist talks and even an art market by BIPOC individuals in the community. Head on down and immerse yourself in the world of creativity, community and culture.

When: Saturday, May 20th –  Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98144 & Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 South Main
St, Seattle, WA 98144
Cost: Recommended $10 donation

Visit the U District Street Fair 

The U District Street Fair takes place over only two days on University Way aka The Ave. The fair takes over 10 blocks-with arts and crafts, live music, and over 40 food trucks and booths. This local tradition regularly attracts over 50,000 visitors and for the first year in its history, is accessible by link light rail which will transport visitors to the middle of the event at NE 43rd Street.

When: May 20th & 21st
Where: University Way
Cost: Free

Check out Seattle’s newest vintage store

It’s not every day that Seattle gets a new vintage store. Guests can enjoy refreshments and the experience of shopping both curated vintage and from local small businesses in HALITE’s brand-new space in Lower Queen Anne. 

When: May 20th
Where: 3131 Western Avenue #UNIT 320 

Yves Tumor

Yves Tumor is known for their genre-defying approach to music. Their sound draws on a diverse range of influences, including noise rock, R&B, and ambient music, resulting in music that is both challenging and deeply emotional. This is another must-see concert in our books.

When: May 20th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $64+

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Sound Bath Series

Every other Saturday you can enjoy a 45-minute sound bath meditation at the Thompson Seattle led by Eric Isaac of Studio Evolve. Your class includes a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, and eye mask for your comfort. Loose-fitting, comfortable attire is encouraged. You may also bring your own mat, blanket, or pillow if preferred.

When: May 20th
Where: 110 Stewart St
Cost: $50 per person

SIFF 2023

The festival takes place over several weeks, during which audiences have the chance to attend film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops. Special events are also a highlight of the festival, such as the opening and closing night galas, which bring together filmmakers, actors, and audiences for a night of celebration and fun.

When: Until May 21st
Where: Online & In person
Cost: Varies by pass

Check out Capitol Hill’s newest French bakery

You’ll find a pastry menu with items like croissants, tarts, baguettes, bread loaves, madeleines, you name it. If it’s a French pastry, they probably make it. You can also grab various espresso drinks making it a great place to stop by either before work or on the weekends.

Where: 810 East Roy St
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 7 AM-3 PM

Marsden Hartley: An American Nature

One of Seattle’s best museums just so happens to be free! Head to the Frye to see works from American modernist artist Marsden Hartley. His works responded to the “Depression-era cultural and commercial desire for all things homegrown”

When: Until May 21st
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Try out the Trailhead Direct shuttle

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
Cost: Free-$2.75

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great weekend!