How’s June treating you so far Seattle? This month has already been jam-packed and full of fun. If you’re ready to explore a little more, we have some worthwhile events for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend!

Check out a state park for free

You can look forward to free state park entrance on June 10th, 11th, and 19th. The 10th and 11th are unique as typically the free entrance only applies to one-day trips. Keep in mind despite free park entrance you will have to pay for campsites.

When: June 10th, 11th

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


If you love the Pacific Science Center but would rather explore it sans kids, you can do that. Brewology allows attendees to taste craft brews from the greater Seattle area and learn how they were made from the brewers themselves, all while exploring PacSci after hours.

When: June 10th
Where: 200 Second Ave N
Cost:  $25 – $45

Seattle International Dance Festival

SIDF is back, hosting companies from France, Switzerland, San Francisco, India, and New Jersey, as well as artists from right here in the Pacific Northwest. All in all, there are over 20 companies and 120 artists and tons of amazing performances to watch.

When: June 10th-18th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Passes cost $95-$150

Seattle City of the Future

Seattle hosted the 1962 worlds fair, showing visitors a glimpse into the future. A new exhibit at the Teal Building is once again asking – what does a city of the future look like? The exhibit featuring 43 local artists explores what a city of the future looks like here in the PNW.

When: Until June 25th
Where: 1533 Boylston Ave
Cost: $10 – $25

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The Black Trans Comedy Showcase: a PRIDE Fundraiser for Lavender Rights Project

This year’s event is hosted by TS Madison, Mx. Dahlia Belle and KJ Whitehead. Plus, you’ll be able to see a performance by Beyonce Black St. James. There will be light refreshments, raffle prizes, opportunities to interact with performers (make sure to bring tips), and much more.

When: June 10th
Where: 805 E Pine Street
Cost: $50

Check out Washington’s first alpine roller coaster

Want to know what it’s like to ride a roller coaster through Washington’s wilderness? You can do that thanks to a new attraction in Leavenworth. Ride solo or with a friend and use the breaks to make it a scenic ride or let loose and fly up to 27 mph down the tracks.

Where: 545 Junction Ln, Leavenworth, WA
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10 AM-6 PM
Cost: Single adult ride $19, Three ride pack $45

Stranger Things: The Experience

An immersive Stranger Things Experience and bar has popped up in Seattle. Enjoy 45 minutes in the Upside Down and spend as long as you’d like at Mix Tape, the 80s-themed bar. You’ll get to interact with your favorite characters and of course, there will be plenty of photo ops.

When: Until August 6th
Where: 1750 Occidental Ave, Seattle WA
Cost: $29+

Go beachcombing

Curious about what treasures hide on Seattle and surrounding beaches? It turns out that if you look hard enough and have the patience you can actually find some amazing stones, glass, and more. We compiled a list of the best places to go beach combing.

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 everything to do in Seattle, and have a great weekend!