Well, it is definitely feeling like summer out there! And it is the perfect time to head out and enjoy all the city’s summer festivities. There is a lot going on in the city so let’s get to it! Here are the best things to do in and around Seattle this first weekend of July.

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Downtown Summer Sounds

Get ready to rock: Downtown Summer Sounds is back! Local and national bands are gearing up for the 45th year of this free summer concert series.  From hip-hop and folk-pop to psychedelic punk rock and bluegrass, there’s something for everyone at the outdoor Downtown Summer Sounds.

When:  Friday, July 5th until September 10th, 2024
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Seattle Storm

Check out and support the Women’s National Basketball Association this month, as the Seattle Storm take on several teams in July. This Friday and Sunday, they are taking on the Chicago Sky.

When: Friday, July 5th, and Sunday, July 7th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $55+

Sponsored pick: Pioneer Square Fest

Pioneer Square Fest is a neighborhood market and music festival celebrating Seattle’s first neighborhood! Enjoy two dozen of Seattle’s hottest bands in three different venues over two days. You can also enjoy a free art market and use festival wristbands (only $20 for Orca Users) for discounts at participating establishments! Plus, if you’re visiting for the Mariners vs. Blue Jays series, stay in Pioneer Square all weekend and save big. There’s also a discount for those taking the light rail!

Where: Pioneer Square, Occidental Square Park
When: July 5 & 6
Cost: FREE-$30

Seattle Mariners 

The Seattle Mariners have several home games this month including this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays.

When: Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 7th, 2024
Where: T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave. S
Cost: $37+

Center City Cinema

Center City Cinema will be screening FREE movies in the park at 12 locations across the city, and this Friday you can catch Chicago! And there will be food trucks.

When: Friday, July 5th, 2024
Where:  Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave
Cost: Free

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a performance not to miss this summer. Kicking off on Thursday, June 27th, and running until Sunday, August 4th, the Seattle Shakespeare Company hosts free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.

When: Performances on Friday, July 5th to Sunday, July 7th, 2024
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

All-star Classic Celebrity Softball Game

The Seattle All-Star Classic is a star-studded family-friendly event featuring a celebrity All-Star Softball Game & Home Run Derby at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium. It is back for its third year on July 6th.

When: Saturday, July 6th, 2024
Where: 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma
Cost: $25+

Seattle Sounders

And we have soccer games in town too! Catch the Seattle Sounders for a home game or two. They will be playing New England Revolution this weekend.

When: Saturday, July 6th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S
Cost: $19.93+

Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott’s OUT OF THIS WORLD Experience Tour, featuring Ciara, Busta Rhymes, and very special guest Timbaland is almost here! The concert takes place this weekend, and tickets are still available.

When: Saturday, July 6th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena, 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $44+

Tate McRae

Tate McRae’s music has taken the world by storm, even appearing on SNL this past season. Her “Think Later Tour” stops at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery this weekend.

When: Sunday, July 7th, 2024
Where: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville
Cost: $176+

Have a great weekend!