How’s May treating you so far? From concerts to eats, opportunities to get outdoors, and more. Get ready to have some fun because the final weekend of the month is packed. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend!

Seattle Beer Week

A 10-day celebration of beer featuring over 200 events, including tastings, pairings, and brewery tours. This year the festival has teamed up with Stoup Brewing for the official 2023 beer. Overall this year’s event has 18 sponsors featuring breweries like Georgetown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pike Brewing, and more.

When: Until May 26th
Where: Various locations in Seattle
Cost: Varies

Go for a bike ride

It’s bike everywhere month! With that in mind, we made a list of some of the best places in and around Seattle where you can ride your bike. 

Northwest Folklife 2023

Seattle’s favorite spring festival is back and better than ever. Folklife returns with music, art, performance, dance, vendors, food, and more. It’s a springtime experience you simply can’t pass up.

When: May 26th-29th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free/Varies

Dana Claxton: Monsen Photography Lecture Exhibition

This presentation offers a focused selection of work by photographer, filmmaker, and performance artist Dana Claxton, whose body of work has long dealt with the colonial histories of the United States and Canada and issues of Native representation.

When: May 27th–July 9
Where: 15th Ave NE & NE 41st St
Cost: Free

Grab a drink at a beautiful lobby bar

If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks in Seattle this weekend, heading to a local hotel is a great choice. Many of our city’s hotels have beautiful bars that also happen to be available to the public. Here are 5 of the swankiest hotel bars you can grab a drink at in Seattle.

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Joey Veltkamp at Greg Kucera

Queer folk artist Joey Veltkamp has a selection of works on view at Greg Kucera currently. You can check out “soft paintings” – amazing quilts with a variety of images as well as text.

When: Until July 1st
Where: 212 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

Hangar 30 Flea

Seattle’s largest indoor vintage show returns to Hangar 30 this weekend. On Saturday you can find over 100 booths of vintage clothing, antiques, furniture, and collectibles inside the historic Magnuson Park Hangar 30.

When: May 27th
Where: Magnuson Park Hangar 30
Cost: $10-$20

Hood Canal Fjordfest 2023

Fjordfest is a celebration of Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. It lures hungry seafood lovers from all over the Northwest to fish Hood Canal’s rich waters, and festival goers to enjoy the festival activities and local food. You can enjoy rides, activities, crafts, food booths, and a beer and wine garden.

When: May 27th & 28th
Where: Hood Canal, Washington
Cost: $10

Check out Capitol Hill’s newest French bakery

You’ll find a pastry menu with items like croissants, tarts, baguettes, bread loaves, madeleines, you name it. If it’s a French pastry, they probably make it. You can also grab various espresso drinks making it a great place to stop by either before work or on the weekends.

Where: 810 East Roy St
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 7 AM-3 PM

Try out the Trailhead Direct shuttle

Trailhead Direct not only expands access to hiking and to the outdoors, but it also helps to ease road congestion. Because it’s a shuttle service it reduces the number of cars on the roads and at trailheads. At the same time, it increases the number of people who are able to experience the amazing trails our state has to offer.

When: Weekends and select holidays until September 4th
Where: Seattle to North Bend
Cost: Free-$2.75

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great weekend!