Welcome to the second weekend of September! We hope the new month has been treating you well so far. Theres all sorts of fun to be had this weekend from drinks to concerts, train rides and even a plant sale. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Modest Mouse and Pixies

Modest Mouse AND Pixies? Yes, you read that correctly, the two iconic rock bands will be lighting up Climate Pledge Arena with their electric tunes. Hear all your favorite classic songs as well as some new ones!

When: Friday, September 8th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $39.50

San Gennaro Festival

Attendees can expect to find vendors with all sorts of Italian wares to food, as well as beer and a wine garden. There will also be children’s activities like free face painting and a scavenger hunt. What’s more, guests of all ages can enjoy Italian music performed live each day.

When: Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th
Where: South Angelo Street in Georgetown, Seattle, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Ride the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

Steam is back for a limited time only. Visitors can make online reservations to ride on a 1 hour and 15-minute, 12-mile journey on a historic train. You’ll get to experience the thrill of a real steam locomotive, as the train is driven from Elbe to Mineral by 100 year-old steam engine, Polson 70.

When: Saturday, September 9th-Sunday, October 29th
Where: 54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA
Cost: $33-$95+

Friends of the Conservatory’s Fall Plant Sale

While fall is nearing its prime time to stock your home with beautiful plants. That’s why the Friend’s of the Conservatory are hosting a one day plant sale full of tropicals like bromeliads, ferns, cacti, succulents, and more.

When:  Saturday, September 9th
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: Varies

Cider Summit Seattle

Check out the region’s largest hard cider tasting event this weekend. There will be 150 selections from nearly 50 producers. That includes local, regional and international favorites, as well as mead, cider cocktails, fruit spirits and maybe even a few surprises.

When: Friday, September 8th & Saturday, September 9th
Where: Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N
Cost: $35 – $50

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Edmonds PorchFest

Visitors can expect 30 porch locations between residences and local businesses. Some of the performers include Alabama Bill, Club Clover, and TETRAHARP! among many others.

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2 PM-6 PM
Where: Edmonds, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Xopantla Tianquiztli Festival

You’re invited to learn and experience traditional Mexican arts and culture through the waterfront public market. The market will highlight local artists and vendors from the region. There will also be live performers, plenty of opportunities to shop, and of course nosh on street-style Mexican food. And, you can also sip and enjoy tequila-inspired concoctions.

When: Saturday, September 9th
Where: 1951 Alaskan Wy
Cost: Free/Varies

Dine at a scenic restaurant

If you’re looking to dine out this weekend you might as well find a restaurant with a view as good as your food. Luckily for you, Seattle is full of scenic restaurants and we’ve made a list of some of the best that you can check out.

6th Annual Sunflower Experience

Looking to experience fields of sunflowers? You’re in luck because Bob’s Sunflower Experience is back. New this year are concerts in the sunflowers, sunrise U pick, a children’s workshop, paint and sip and sip and arrange.

When: Until Saturday, September 9th
Where: 10917 Elliott Road
Cost: $15.95-$20.95

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!