How did the first weekend of August treat you? If you’re ready to continue on with the fun, this week is a great time to do just that. From flights to outdoor arts events to movies, concerts, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

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

Soulja Boy

If you’ve ever wanted to hear “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” or “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” live, now is the time. Rapper Soulja Boy is coming to Seattle for what is sure to be a great concert.

When: Tuesday, August 8th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $37.50+

Summer at SAM

SAM is hosting a ton of different free events this summer. Expect activities and performances that combine visual art, music, and community. There will also be evening concerts with food trucks and art making, daytime movement classes, tours, and community partner activities. So much to do!

When: Thursday, July 13th-Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

Watch an outdoor movie

It’s time to get outdoors! If you’re hesitant to hike but are happy to take your indoor activities outside, watching an outdoor movie is a great choice. There are several places you can catch flicks outdoors this month and some are even free!

A Living Legacy: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art

The Frye is dedicated to maintaining its collection and growing it with contemporary works. On the seventieth anniversary of this event, the museum is bringing together eight artworks acquired in 2022 that are all on view at the museum for the first time. Works included are by artists Amoako Boafo, Sky Hopinka, Gisela McDaniel, Bony Ramirez, Tschabalala Self, Ann Leda Shapiro, and Sadie Wechsler.

When: Until Sunday, September 17th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

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Flying Legends of Victory Tour

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly onboard a WW11 B-17 or B-25? Well, you can do that this week in Seattle. The Flying Legends Victory Tour gives you a chance to get up close and personal with a collection of some of the rarest historic military planes in the world. Choose between a grounded tour or take flight on a scheduled ride.

When: Ground tours Tuesday, August 8th-Sunday, August 13th, Flights Thursday, August 10th-Sunday, August 13th
Where: 9404 E. Marginal Way South
Cost: $15-$850

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

Concerts at the Mural

Concerts at the Mural is back with multiple concerts for you to enjoy. This week you can listen to Jessy Lanza, Daisies, and DJ Troy Nelson.

When: Thursday, August 10th
Where: Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free


One of TikTok’s rising music stars beabadoobee is coming to Seattle this weekend to play her tunes. Whether you’re already familiar with her or looking to hear something new, this concert should be a fun one.

When: Friday, August 11th
Where: 911 Pine St
Cost: $42.50+

Check out a new restaurant

Summer is the time to get out there and try new things and if you’ve been hankering to try new food, you’re in luck. Seattle has several new restaurant openings with food ranging from coffee and bagels to jerk and so much more.

Enjoy everything to do in Seattle, and have a great week!