Welcome to the first weekend of the month! August is starting out with a high-energy weekend packed with concerts, festivals and more. With a warm forecast ahead, it’s looking like the perfect time to get out in the city and have some fun. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Greta Van Fleet

Michigan rock band Greta Van Fleet is coming to Climate Pledge Arena for an electrifying concert. Their sound pays homage to classic rock legends, blending nostalgia with a modern flair.

When: Friday, August 4th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $49.50+

Seafair Weekend

Seattle’s ultimate water-loving celebration is back this year with hydroplanes, the Blue Angels, a log boom, a parade, and more. It’s time to plan ahead and find a friend with a boat or rent your own so that you can enjoy all of the entertainment from the water.

When: Friday, August 4th-Sunday, August 6th, 2023
Where: Around Seattle
Cost: Free

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 4th-Sunday-August 6th
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

WABA Korea Expo & Festival

WABA celebrates Korean culture with food, entertainment, and shopping. Whether you’re shopping for trendy gifts and beauty products, watching a K-Pop dance competition, or noshing on some delicious eats, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

When: Saturday, August 5th
Where: Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Wy
Cost: Free/Varies

Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins, are a truly pioneering alternative rock band, and now is your chance to see them. Listen to their unique blend of dreamy melodies and heavy guitar riffs and listen to your favorite hits from classic albums as well as newer songs.

When: Saturday, August 5th
Where: 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE, Auburn, WA
Cost: $32+

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Regina Spektor

Chances are that you know Regina Spektor’s distinct style and captivating vocals well. Her songs were all over the radio in the 2000s and continue to be many people’s favorites to this day. After all, her blend of folk, pop, jazz, and more is hard to beat.

When: Saturday, August 5th
Where: 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA
Cost: $114.42+

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 5th & Saturday, August 12th
Where: West Seattle
Cost: Free


DJ, producer, and songwriter Diplo is coming to Seattle for what is sure to be a lively performance. However, tickets to his show are currently all resale so you’ll have to decide if you’re willing to shell out the big bucks.

When: Sunday, August 6th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $171

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. 

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

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!