July is off to a hot start! Right off the bat, our Seattle Mariners are hosting MLB All-Star Week and the fun is already beginning. There are also outdoor concerts, ice cream to be eaten and so much more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Forest for the Trees x RailSpur All-Star Baseball Carnival

This event will feature art exhibitions, murals, live music, and food/beverage, in the RailSpur district which are the buildings and alleyways between Jackson & King, 1st & Occidental. There will be “7 new murals by local artists commissioned by the MLB, a baseball-themed exhibition in the gallery, 5 days of live performances, beer garden and all ages games and activities designed by artists.”

When: July 6th-11th
Where: Railspur District
Cost: Free/Varies

Celebrity Softball Game

Watch as Actors Joel McHale and Adam Devine, Olympian Chloe Kim, social media star JoJo Siwa and NBA player Zach LaVine, along with Mariners Legends Félix Hernández, Bret Boone, and Mike Cameron play a game. Have any idea who will win? You’ll just have to watch to find out.

When: July 8th
Where: 1250 1st Ave S
Cost: $30+

MLB Draft

How could you possibly miss the draft? Especially when it’s taking place in Seattle this year. Opening night of the Draft will take place at Lumen Field as part of PLAY BALL PARK. There will be two rounds, then compensatory round(s) and competitive balance rounds. Keep in mind seating may be extremely limited and/or sell out.

When: July 9th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $30+

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. 

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 outdoors this month and some are even free!

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Scooped! All You Can Eat Ice Cream Festival

This all-you-can-eat ice cream festival features over 75 of the best local and national ice cream brands. The festival features live music, a diverse variety of food vendors, giant games, and more.

When: July 8th & 9th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $35-$75 per day


Experience a once-in-a-lifetime indoor/outdoor experience that’s a blend of baseball, softball, music, food, and more. There will also be a lineup of former Seattle baseball legends – including Edgar Martinez, Bret Boone, and Mike Cameron. Get your autographs, and maybe even pose for some photos.

When: July 8th-11th
Where: 1000 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $35+

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort & More – H.S. Reunion Tour 2023

Snoop Dogg is coming to Washington with a whole crew. As one of the most recognizable figures in hip-hop, his performance alone is set to be a big one. The additional performances of Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort and others are sure to make the concert even more fun.

When: Sunday, July 9th, 2023
Where: White River, Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE, Auburn, WA
Cost: $59+

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.

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!