It’s the last week of May, Seattle. If you’re ready to send the month off on a high note there’s plenty to do and see, from live performances to concerts, eats, shopping, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

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: Until May 29th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free/Varies

$10 Pizza Mondays

Mondays don’t have to be so bad. Every Monday you can score $10 pizzas from 5 PM-9 PM. Reservations are encouraged, dine-in only, 90-minute limit on tables, it gets busy!

When: Mondays
Where: 2305 24th Ave E
Cost: $10+

Walk through a local garden

Whether its a day off, after work or somewhere in between, it never hurts to take a stroll. Seattle has tons of amazing public parks and gardens waiting for you to explore.

The Welcome: An Open Mic

Each Monday you can check out an open mic hosted by Evan Flory-Barnes. The open mic is welcome to singer/songwiters, instrumentalists, poets, thespians, emcees, comedians or any individual wanting to share something on the heart.

When: Mondays
Where: 4900 Rainier Ave S
Cost: Free/Varies


A head-trip in more than one way. Dr. Atsuko Chiba helps create the DC Mini, a device that can help therapists view the dreams of their patients. Watch as she is taken on a wild ride through dreams where the dream world and real world becomes dangerously thin.

When: Until May 31st
Where: 1411 21st Ave
Cost: $12

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Food Truck Fest

Food Truck Fest invites you to spice up your lunch with a mini food court of options. On the last Wednesday of each month, five local trucks will take over the park. Beyond eats, you can enjoy free live music and games for the perfect lunchtime break.

When: Until August 30th
Where: Westlake Park
Cost: Varies

Watch Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a delightful stop-motion film adapted from Roald Dahl’s book. The story follows a sly fox named Mr. Fox who steals from three nasty farmers, leading to a thrilling battle of wits. With stunning animation and a stellar cast, it’s a whimsical and entertaining adventure for all ages.

When: Until May 31th
Where: 1411 21st Ave
Cost: $12

Silent Reading Party: In-Person

The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.

When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
Cost: $8-$40

fish narc

Artist fish narc is known for producing beats for artists like Lil Tracy, Gab3, Lil Peep, and Horse Head. He’s done his time in Seattle as a part of GBC and is coming back for a show at Madame Lou’s with So Pitted, Skyler Ford & the legion of peace, and YAWNS.

When: June 1st
Where: 2505 1st Ave
Cost: $16

Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Cost: Free

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