20 of the best things to do at home and around Seattle this July
Well, July is here and it’s normally a month full of summer celebrations. But this year, things are obviously different. That being said, there are still tons of things that you can do to pass the time. And we’re here to help you out. So here are 20 things to do in Seattle this July.
We’ve talked about this event before but July 1st is the last day to get in on this super cool event hosted weekly by the Seattle Art Museum. So we highly recommend that you take some time out of your day to learn from the curators of our very own museum.
When: July 1
Hugo House is putting on this amazing write in with Katrina Otounye for free! There are several events throughout the first few weeks of July. And you can expect prompts, time to write, and the opportunity to connect with other writers during a time of protest.
When: July 1,8,15
Head over to Jefferson Park on July 4th to celebrate Black life and artists. You can expect rappers, singers, poets, dancers and more! And if you do go be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
When: July 4
Where: Jefferson Park
With a new month comes new Netflix additions. And this month’s additions sure are unique. So if you haven’t had an opportunity to check out what’s new on Netflix, we highly recommend doing so. Who knows, you might just find a new fave.
Well, the 4th of July is just around the corner. And if you want to get really historical with it you can check out the digital 4th of July event put on by the National Archives. They’ll read the declaration of independence and have some other fun activities.
When: July 4
Hit up the thrift stores
Now that things are slowly reopening you can get back to some good old thrifting. So whether you want to hit up Goodwill or Crossroads, we bet you’ll find some gems. But if you go just remember to follow all rules set up by businesses.
Protests are far from over and this protest is one that we can all take part in. This protest is to simply only buy from Black-owned businesses on July 7. Or you can also choose to spend no money at all as part of a greater economic blackout.
When: July 7
Where: Greater Seattle Area
Along with businesses some restaurants have reopened. So if you’ve really missed dining in, now is your chance to get back out there and enjoy a dine-in meal while restaurants are open. But make sure to check in with your favorite restaurants to see their hours and rules before going.
The Volunteer Park Conservatories yearly plant sale is right around the corner. But this year is a bit different because it will be taking place online! So you can shop digitally and then safely pick up your new plant babies.
When: July 7-11
Surprisingly, Seattle doesn’t have many vegan options. And that’s why we’re pumped about the Outbound Herbivore Vegan Mini Market. This market will have vegan food and goods from local creators and more.
When: July 18
Where: Peddler Brewing Company, 1514 NW Leary Way
Refill is a “community-driven, live-streamed benefit concert to help raise $25,000 for the Seattle Artist Relief Fund (SARF)”. So you can hear music from SOL, Dave B, Sango and more. And you’ll be doing some good while listening.
When: July 19
David Mitchell is an award-winning, best selling author of several books. And his talk at SAL will be focusing on his newest book Utopia Avenue. Which is a story about a British band that emerged from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967.
When: July 23
Check out a drive-in movie
You can now enjoy this old world past time at several places across the city. You can head to Marymoor Park for a classic experience or to Canlis if you want some fine dining with your movie. But make sure to check out tickets now because they go quickly!
Who doesn’t love the relaxing smell of Lavender? Well, now you can enjoy a whole weekend centered on this wonderful purple plant. And obviously this festival will be a bit different this year so be sure to click above to see which farms are open.
When: Through July
Where: Sequim, WA
We created a little list of ideas on how to make yourself feel like a tourist right here in Seattle. So we highly recommend that you give the list a peek and see if there’s anything here that you’ve yet to do. Because it’s always fun to get out of your daily routine.
We’ve talked about this before but honestly, it’s one of our favorite virtual events in the city. And the best part is that it happens every Wednesday. So that means you have at least one thing to look forward to each week.
When: Every Wednesday
In case you didn’t know, you are now legally required to wear a face mask when leaving your home in Washington state. So if you still don’t have a face mask it’s time to get on it. Luckily the city has made it easy for you to purchase directly from local creators.
Sometimes it’s nice to be read to because reading can get tiring after all. So that’s why we’re pumped that a few of Washington’s library systems have come together to put on this digital adult storytime. You might as well check it out!
When: every 2nd and 4th Friday
It’s always good to get outside and get a breather. And while getting outside involves some extra steps these days, we’ll guarantee that giving yourself some time to relax in nature will help you feel great. So head on over to your favorite park and don’t forget a mask!
Go blueberry picking
One of the best things about summer is getting to go pick your very own berries. And luckily Washington has a lot of places that you can hit up. So on that note, we recommend searching for your closest blueberry farm as mid-July rolls around. Because that’s when most farms normally open.
Alrighty, folks, that’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this July. We hope you guys check out at least one of these events. And as a friendly reminder please remember to wear your masks and practice social distancing. We’ll catch you all next month!