The second weekend of August is off to a sunny start with not one, but two sunflower festivals. Although there are plenty more things to do between concerts, conventions and opportunities to get outdoors. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

O’Keefe Farms Sunflower Festival

Your admission to the festival includes two U-cut flowers as well as unlimited time to stroll and enjoy the magic of the sunflower fields. There will also be eats from Mr. C’s BBQ and Street Taco David, drinks, and a vendor market. Oh, and it’s pet friendly!

When: Friday, August 11th-Sunday, August 13th
Hours: Fridays 2 PM-9 PM, Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM-7 PM
Where: 17604 NE 182nd Ave, Brush Prairie, WA
Ages 13+ $10Ages 6-12 $5, Ages 5 and under Free, Hayrides available for $1 per person


One of TikTok’s rising music stars beabadoobee is coming to Seattle to play her tunes. Whether you’re already familiar with her or looking to hear something new, this concert should be a fun one.

When: Friday, August 11th
Where: 911 Pine St
Cost: $42.50+

Maris Farms Sunflower Days

Maris Farms has over 20 different varieties of sunflowers in bloom this year as well as a new addition of zinnias. Your admission to the festival includes “one bloom, a wagon ride, MEGA SLIDE!, zip lines, jump pillow, ropes course, and more than a dozen other activities for all ages”. With all those blooms there will be plenty of photo ops and you can always purchase more flowers, or shop from the Maker’s Market and Maris Farms’ own gift shop.

When: Weekends, Saturday, August 12th to Sunday, August 27th
Where: 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy, Buckley, WA
Cost: $18+

Lil Baby

Can be hard to keep track of the number of rappers with the name Baby. However, the one and only Lil Baby is coming to Seattle to play what is sure to be an energetic concert.

When: Saturday, August 12th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $49.50+

Summer at SAM

SAM is hosting a ton of different free events this summer. Expect activities and performances that combine visual art, music, and community. There will also be evening concerts with food trucks and art making, daytime movement classes, tours, and community partner activities. So much to do!

When: Until Saturday, August 12th, 2023
Where: 2901 Western Ave
Cost: Free

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Pedal a historic railroad with Vance Creek Railriders

Experience the historic Simpson Logging Company railroad without the train. Vance Creek Railriders has unique 4 wheel vehicles that allow you to pedal your way down the tracks. The portion of track that riders get to pedal on was once the route to town and the old mills. You’ll get to see diverse trees, and foliage as well as recently logged forest parcels, ponds, and even low bridges over Goldsborough Creek. If you’re lucky, you may see some wildlife too.

Where: 421 W Hanks Lake Rd, Shelton, Washington
Hours: Rides available at 9 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM, Thursday-Monday
Cost:  $34/Guest age 12 yrs, $22/Guest age 0-11

West Seattle Glass Float Hunt

This unique annual event invites everyone to search for glass floats hidden throughout West Seattle. There will be 50 hidden on Saturday, August 5th, with 50 more being added Saturday, August 12. These floats are hidden outdoors and in local businesses and are hand-blown by Avalon Glassworks.

When: Saturday, August 12th
Where: West Seattle
Cost: Free

Sea-Meow Convention

Sea-Meow is all about giving you and fellow cat enthusiasts a weekend-long convention packed with fun while providing the environment to explore and celebrate your love for cats. Attendees can check out cat bingo, dances, cosplay opportunities, a showing of the CatVideoFest, music, and more. There will also be talks from cat researchers, rescuers, and veterinarians on all sorts of different topics. You can also do some shopping from the conventions wide array of “Meowchants.”

When: Saturday, August 12th & Sunday, August 13th
Where:  301 Mercer Street
Cost: $32.80+

Caribbean Sea Fest

Caribbean Sea Fest takes place for one day only on Sunday, August 13th at Seattle’s Pier 62. The festival is all about celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s Caribbean community. It’s also a space for those interested in learning about and experiencing “Caribbean cultural expressions.”

When: Sunday, August 13th
Where: Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Wy
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. Or you can use your library card to check out even more. 

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!