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20 of the best things to do at home and around Seattle this August

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It’s hard to believe that August is already here. After all, 2020 has felt like both the shortest and the longest year. But that being said, August is one of our favorite months in Seattle. Because who doesn’t love the height of summer? So here are 20 of the best things to do at home and around Seattle this August.

Celebrate the Umoja Parade March & Day of Unity

Instead of the annual three day Umoja Fest celebration, there will be a parade and day of Unity for Black Lives. There will be performances, talks and more! So be sure to get out and show your support for the movement.

When: August 1
Where: 23rd and Union to Jimi Hendrix Park
Cost: Free

Eat one of Seattle’s best burgers

We made a guide to some of the best burgers and burger spots around town. So if you’ve been in the mood for some meaty goodness be sure to give one of these delicious spots a try. And what’s great is that most places have flexible dining and takeout options!

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Check out Animate Objects’ Epic Warehouse Sale

If you’re a fan of Halloween or any excuse to dress in costume you need to check out Animate Objects Warehouse Sale. Sadly after 14 years, they are closing but that means you have one last chance to grab some killer costume items. But be sure to sign up online before you go.

When: August 1
Where: Address provided upon sign up
Cost: Free

Enjoy a scoop of Seattle’s best ice cream

It’s August and it’s hot. And in our opinion, there’s no better way than to cool down with a scoop of ice cream. So whether you love dairy or avoid it like the plague, we’ve got you covered with Seattle’s best ice cream spots. And some of these places are even offering delivery!

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Visit the Retail Pop-Up: Maker’s Market

This little market will feature items from local makers and vintage sellers. And in accordance with Phase 2, shopping will be limited to 4 people in 15-minute intervals. So if you’re interested in attending be prepared to wait for a bit. But we promise it’ll be worth it.

When: August 1
Where: Northwest Marketplaces, 7003 3rd Ave NW
Cost: Free

See Seattle’s coolest buildings

In recent years Seattle has built some pretty questionable buildings. But that being said, this city is more than its gross obsession with box houses. So be sure to check out our guide to Seattle’s coolest buildings. And you can even make a day of exploring the city and looking for these spots. Because why the heck not.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Free

Watch something new on Netflix

With a new month comes new additions to Netflix. So while Netflix additions have been pretty random in recent months you never know what you might end up finding. After all, that’s kind of part of the Netflix experience.

When: Whenever
Where: Netflix
Cost: Varies

Check out the Airbnb of boats

Yes, it’s a thing. And it just became available in Seattle. So be sure to check out GetMyBoat and spend some quality time on one of Washington’s many bodies of water. Not to mention you can even have charted experiences. So grab some friends and go have a boat experience.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Check out one of Seattle’s amazing beaches

We made a guide to some of the best beaches in Seattle. And as you probably know, Seattle has tons of amazing waterside spots to enjoy the sun and some views. So before summer has come and gone be sure to hit up one of these many amazing spots.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Eat one of Seattle’s best sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a tasty sandwich? Well, luckily Seattle has a ton of great spots to enjoy sandwiches of all kinds. So if you’re planning to spend a day out on the town stop by one of the many amazing spots in our guide to Seattle’s best sandwiches.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Check out these perfect summer patios

Patio dining is now the only way to go if you want to eat out with friends. So we highly recommend that you check out these patios for some of your best summer dining spots. And of course, make sure that you follow any and all restaurant rules.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Go Blueberry picking

It’s officially Blueberry season and as August is here it means that many Blueberry farms are open. So because Washington has so many Blueberry farms we highly suggest that you hop online and find one that works for you. And if you haven’t been before we highly recommend you go because this is one summer activity you don’t want to miss.

When: Whenever
Where: All around the state!
Cost: Varies

Treat yourself to some tasty Sushi

Sushi always sounds good but especially in the summer when we’re looking for something light and refreshing. Not to mention, Seattle has some truly amazing sushi restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery right now. So be sure to check them out and give them a try.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Shop at Small Mall

We’re loving all the maker markets that are popping up. And this one is especially great because it’s all online. You can expect self-care, fashion, food, home goods, and more! And you can shop and feel good about supporting local makers while staying safe at home.

When: August 21
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Use King County’s ‘Local Food Finder’

If you’re a fan of farmer’s markets you’ll love this new service from King County. The local Food Finder connects you with local farmers that are offering delivery and pick up options. So you can support local farmers and makers while also enjoying some of Washington’s best produce and locally made products.

When: Whenever
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Tune in to Fight for Our Lives: Black Lives Matter Part II

Tune in to this virtual reading by local poets and writers that is being put on by Hugo House in support of BLM. The event is online and by donation which will go directly to a participating BLM organization of your choice.

When: August 27
Where: Online
Cost: $10 and up

Enjoy Lake Washington Boulevard

In case you didn’t know, Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to traffic until early September. So if you like biking, walking, running or roller skating consider checking out the newly closed Lake Washington Boulevard. After all, you can get your exercise and see one of the best views in Seattle.

When: Until September 8th
Where: Lake Washington Boulevard
Cost: Free

Celebrate Seattle Independent Bookstore Day

Seattle loves its books but we love our bookstores more. So if you’re guilty of buying books on Amazon be sure to support your local bookstore on Independent Bookstore Day. And best of all, most bookstores across the city participate in this day.

When: August 29
Where: Bookstores across Seattle
Cost: Free

Learn about the Seattle Kraken

If you’re a fan of sports you’ll definitely want to learn more about our city’s new hockey team. And we have to admit we’re pretty excited for this team and their upcoming season. So be sure to check out the Seattle Kraken and maybe even stock up on some gear if you’re really feeling it.

When: Whenever
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Celebrate Record Store Day 2020

Apparently record store day is the world’s largest single-day music event since its creation in 2008. So if you love records be sure to get in on this incredibly unique celebration. And of course, treat yourself or a friend to that record you’ve been wanting to buy.

When: August 29
Where: Record stores across Seattle
Cost: Free

Okay, folks, that’s what’s happening in and around Seattle this August. And of course, if you go out bring your mask, and please continue to practice social distancing. So we hope that you enjoy all of these events and have a great month of August!

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