Goodbye August, Hello September! While the days of summer may officially be winding down, there are plenty of things to do. Between concerts, art and food, here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

$10 Pizza Mondays

Mondays don’t have to be so bad. Every Monday you can score $10 pizzas from 5 PM-9 PM. Reservations are encouraged, dine-in only, 90-minute limit on tables, it gets busy!

When: Mondays
Where: 2305 24th Ave E
Cost: $10+

Seattle Architecture Foundation Model Exhibit

Curious about how buildings come to life? It’s time to learn about the process of scale modelling. Guests can check out “physical and digital models, architectural renderings, and other displays, the exhibit unveils how architecture and design shape our everyday lives.”

When: Monday-Friday until Thursday, September 7th
Where: 1010 Western Ave
Cost: Free


Ready to go back to school? Even if you haven’t walked the halls in years, SIFF is ready to take you back in time with a nostalgic journey through a new series focusing on the halls of academia and all the trials and triumphs of students from all walks of life.

When: Friday, August 25th-Thursday August 31st
Where: 805 E Pine Street
Cost: $50-65

Evergreen State Fair

The Evergreen State Fair is a true classic fair experience. It’s not quite as big as the Washington State Fair but definitely worth attending if you love the end-of-summer carnival experiences. Expect rides, fair food, entertainment, and more!

When: Thursday, August 24th-Tuesday, August 29th
Where: 14405 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA
Cost: $15 Admission

Summer in SLU

South Lake Union is hosting a month of interactive events, installations, giveaways, and more. This week you can check out the Pike Place Market Express, Campfire songs, plaza games, and even a block party. You might as well check out one of SLU’s newest restaurants while you’re over there as well.

When: Throughout August
Where: South Lake Union
Cost: Free

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She Bends: Redefining Neon Legacy

If you happen to live south of the city you can head to the Museum of Glass and learn all about neon, including its history as well as its current resurgence specifically among female artists. You can also visit the museum’s other permanent and rotating exhibitions.

When: Daily until Saturday, October 7th
Where: 1801 Dock St Tacoma, WA
Cost: $18

Check out a local farmers market

Seattle Farmers Markets are in their prime. If you’re looking to cook a delicious meal at home this week then it doesn’t hurt to head to your local market. There are multiple happening during the week as well as on the weekend if you decide to wait.

Food Truck Fest

Food Truck Fest invites you to spice up your lunch with a mini food court of options. On the last Wednesday of each month, five local trucks will take over the park. Beyond eats, you can enjoy free live music and games for the perfect lunchtime break.

When: Until August 30th
Where: Westlake Park
Cost: Varies

Dancing ’til Dusk

Dancing ‘til Dusk is back for its 16th year, bringing Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners together for 14 glorious nights of outdoor dancing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The event happens across parks in Seattle and begins with a dance lesson for the first hour. No experience is needed but keep in mind the class rotates partners. If you’d prefer not to, you can bring a partner to the lesson.

When: Tuesday, July 11th-Thursday, August 31st
Where: Parks around Seattle
Cost: Free/Varies

Visit a museum for free

You may or may not know but Seattle actually has 5 museums that you can always visit for free. We’ve listed them out and given you some details so you can take yourself on the perfect adventure. Or you can use your library card to check out even more. 

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great week!