Welcome to the middle of the month, everyone! Summer is officially flying by. Between music, eats and art, there’s plenty to check out and tons you don’t want to miss. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Fleet Foxes

July is looking more and more like a local music month. Legend Fleet Foxes is also playing, bringing magic to Redmond’s Marymoor Park in what is sure to be another unforgettable evening.

When: July 15th
Where: Marymoor Park, Redmond WA
Cost: $46

Ballard SeafoodFest

This festival is all about bringing together the best of Ballard, Seattle, and beyond. Festival attendees can expect live music, family fun, food from local restaurants, vendors, and the best craft beer showcase of any Seattle street fest. See? Not something you want to miss.

When: July 15th-17th
Where: Ballard
Cost: Free to attend, food & drink costs vary


Pop up alert! Lenox is all about Latinx-Caribbean soul food. You’ll find sanguiches, bowls, and delicious sides. What’s more, they just switched up their menu for summer so it’s worth a try.

When: Thursday & Friday 4 pm-8 pm
Where: 9832 14th Ave SW

Vindicktive Wings

Looking for another pop-up to check out this weekend? Well, wings are always a good choice in our books. You’ll find a selection of perfectly crispy wings that are sure to quench even the saltiest of cravings. Don’t miss it!

When: Saturdays at 5 pm
Where: Bad Bar in Lower Queen Anne

Try a wine subscription

Local natural wine shop and bar La Dive actually offers a monthly wine subscription! When you sign up you can choose between three different subscription options. The first option is two bottles a month for $42, then four bottles a month for $84, or six bottles a month for $120.

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Lauren Halsey: 2021 Knight

Lauren Halsey’s show is the Seattle Art Museums’ next upcoming exhibition. Her work “spans sculpture, installation, and architecture, including site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.” Further, “her work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class.”

When: Until July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $19.99+

Damp & Dry July

Damp & Dry July is about all things non-alcoholic. Participating local businesses are donating $1 to Peer Seattle for every low-and-no-alcohol beverage sold. Peer Seattle supports the LGBTQIA+ community with mental health resources, addiction recovery services, and support for those with HIV/AIDS.

When: Until July 31st
Where: Participating venues around Seattle
Cost: Varies

Check out a water park

Looking for ways to cool down this summer? You’re in luck because Washington has several great places to slide, float, and more. Whether you want small slides, big slides, or lazy rivers, these parks have you covered.

Rent a boat for free

No, you didn’t read that wrong, this is actually a very real thing you can do at Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats. Keep in mind that the boats in question are wooden peapod rowboats. But hey, why not row row row your boat out into lake Union?

When: Wednesday-Sunday
Where: Center for Wooden Boats
Cost: Free

ektor garcia: matéria prima

Garcia utilizes textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico to create his work. You’ll be able to see a new series of linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass.

When: Until September 25th
Where: 15th Ave NE & University of Washington, NE 41st St
Cost: Free