Believe it or not, it’s already mid-July. If you’re ready to get out and about this weekend we have ideas for you. From concerts to eats, the outdoors, and more, this weekend is looking pretty great. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Head to a public pool

Seattle’s public pools are officially all open for the season. Check out Colman or Mounger pools which are the city’s outdoor pools. You can’t go wrong with whichever pool you pick. 

Ballard Seafood Festival

This annual festival brings together the best of Ballard and beyond. You’ll find live music, fun for all, local restaurants and vendors, and a large craft beer showcase.

When: July 14th-16th
Where: Ballard
Cost: Free/Varies

Watch an outdoor movie

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

Northwest Tune-Up Festival

The Northwest Tune-Up Festival “is a bike, beer, and music festival held in celebration of PNW culture.” It takes place in Bellingham with live biking, plenty of brews, and 20+ artists on the waterfront stages.

When: Friday, July 14th-Sunday July 16th, 2023
Where: Bellingham, WA
Cost: $74+

Get some work done in a new space

Next, a trio of some “regular”, but still fun, options around the city. If working from home is getting a little old, then maybe check out our roundup of some of the best cafes in the city to get some work done.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

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Panda Bear

Panda Bear aka Noah Lennox, is an influential American musician and founding member of the experimental pop band Animal Collective. Panda Bear creates a sonic world that merges elements of psychedelic, electronic, and folk music. He’ll also be joined by Sonic Boom.

When: Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $31

Day Trip Festival

This one-day house music festival features artists Chris Lake, MK B2B Green Velvet, Dombresky, TokiMonsta, Cassian, Miane, Friendly Fire, and Tony H. It all takes place at scenic Myrtle Edwards Park.

When: Sunday, July 16th, 2023
Where: Myrtle Edwards Waterfront
Cost: $79.99+

Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks

Enjoy free concerts at the Ballard Locks every Saturday and Sunday this summer. This weekend you can listen to the Kirkland Civic Orchestra and the Cascadia Big Band. 

When: Every Saturday and Sunday until September 4th
Where: 3015 NW 54th St
Cost: Free

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.

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: Until August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!