Summer officially begins this week with the solstice on June 21st! You might as well go big and enjoy one or a few of the many fun things happening around the city this week. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

Treat yourself to a burger

The iconic Capitol Hill Dick’s Drive-In reopens this week after several months of renovations. You can head back to the Broadway location and enjoy all of your old favourites.

When: Reopens June 23rd
Where: 115 Broadway E

Plan a summer date

Summer is one of the best times to enjoy dates, especially here in Seattle. Whether you just met someone or have been with your SO for years, we have some ideas on how you can make this summer’s dates the best yet.

Fleet Foxes

Seattle represent! Beloved indie band Fleet Foxes is here on their OG stomping grounds to play their newest album Shorein. We’ll assume that at least a few of their older hits will be played as well.

When: June 23rd
Where: 1932 Second Avenue
Cost: $39.75+

Wildrose Pride

Wildrose Pride is back for the first time since the pandemic. At this pride, you can expect a diverse selection of local and regional artists. The Wildrose has been Seattle’s Lesbian destination venue for over a quarter of a century so you don’t want to miss this!

When: June 24th-26th
Where: 1021 E Pike St
Cost: Varies

Kremwerk Pride Week 2022

If you’re looking for a week of partying, Kremwerk is where it’s at. You can expect live music, the infamous SLIP, all-night raves, and more. Plus you can buy a pass that covers the entire week of events.

When: June 22nd-26th
Where: 1809 Minor Avenue
Cost: $70-$80

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See what’s new on Netflix

A new month means tons of new additions. May’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in June as well.

Virtual Silent Reading Party

For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$20

Treat yourself to ice cream

If you’re in need of a sweet treat this week, why not enjoy some ice cream? Seattle has tons of delicious spots to grab a scoop or two and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites.

Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell

The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright, happy, and fun pieces.

When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Movies at Marymoor

Some of this year’s movie titles include classics like Labyrinth, Back to the Future, and Napolean Dynamite. And with an early lineup that good, you know the rest of the summer will be even better. As these showings are popular be sure to buy your tickets in advance as they do sell out.

When: Until August
Where: Marymoor Park
Cost: $30 per carload

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