Happy Memorial Day weekend, Seattle! If you’re lucky enough to have a day off on Monday the 27th, you may just be looking for a thing or two to do. The weather is set to be warmer than it has been, so why not get yourself outside and enjoy our state? Here are the best things to do in Seattle this Memorial Day.

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Northwest Northwest Folklife Festival

It’s back! The annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a community-powered celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. It takes place all weekend, and on Monday it’s on from 11 AM to 9 PM.

When: Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: By donation

Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros

Take us out to a ballgame! The Seattle Mariners will be at home and they are facing the Houston Astros.

When: Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  T-Mobile Park
Cost:  $15+

9th Annual Memorial Day Hijinks with Desert Hearts

The 9th edition of Memorial DAY Hijinks takes place on Monday, launching another summer season celebrating life, music and community.

When: Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  Monkey Loft, 2911 1st Ave S
Cost:  $40

Honoring Our Black Wall Streets 2024

Hosted by the Africatown Community Land Trust, this event will feature over 100 Black-owned businesses, live music, guest speakers, food vendors, and more!

When: Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  23rd Ave S & S Jackson St
Cost:  Free

Memorial Day History Walking Tours

Learn about Seattle’s role in the civil war with a Memorial Day History Walking Tour. If you like learning about out city’s past or consider yourself a history buff, this is a great option for you.

When:Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where: 1200 E Howe St
Cost: $30

Kitsap Live Steamers Memorial Day Run

Kitsap Live Steamers are a non-profit, 7.5″ gauge scale railroad located in the heart of Port Orchard. They offer rides to the public as well as provide demonstrations and promote education in railroad safety, and on Memorial Day they are hosting FREE train rides between 10 AM and 4 PM (subject to weather.)

When:Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  South Kitsap Regional Park, 3100 SE Marbeth LN, Port Orchard
Cost:  Free

The Beach Naturalist program

Join the Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists on a stroll during low-tide this Memorial Day. Explore this map to find your nearest beach and naturalists will be stationed on each of the listed dates at the listed beaches!

When: Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  One of these local beaches
Cost:  Free

The Museum of Flight

Visit The Museum of Flight on Monday. In celebration of Memorial Day and in honor of veterans and active duty military, the Museum is offering FREE admission all weekend, May 25 through May 27, 2024. Veterans receive free admission all weekend long, no proof necessary. Through the Blue Star Museums Program, all active duty military are eligible for free admission, plus up to (5) family members.

When: Monday, May 27th, 2024
Where:  The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South
Cost:  Free/ regular admission $26