This weekend is looking extra great because it’s a long one. Why? It’s Labor Day Seattle! If you don’t have any plans but are open to doing something, we have a few ideas for you. Here are 10 of the best things to do on Labor Day in Seattle this year.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival 2022

This festival invites you to celebrate all things “blackberry” on the Bremerton Boardwalk. You’ll find over 100 vendors, bands, beer, blackberry wine, and more.

When: Until September 5th
Where: 243 Second St Bremerton, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Go for a dog-friendly hike

Labor Day is a great excuse to hit the trails if you’ve been meaning to do so. What’s more, you don’t have to leave the pup at home because Washington actually has tons of great dog-friendly hikes that you can check out. Of course, we went ahead and made a list for you.

Evergreen State Fair

The Evergreen State Fair has been happening since 1949 and has been bringing Washingtonians end-of-summer joy ever since. This year’s fair will be no different and possibly even better since we all missed it last year. You can enjoy classic fair carnival rides, fair foods, and live entertainment. Some of the performers this year include Foghat, Chris Janson, Zach Williams, and more.

When: September 2nd-5th
Where: 14405 179th Avenue SE
Cost: Adults ( Age 13-61) $14 Weekdays & $16 (Saturday & Sunday), Seniors (Age 62-89, Age $90+ Free) $11 Weekdays & $14 (Saturday & Sunday), Youth (Age 6-12, Age 5 and under Free) $11 Weekdays & $14 (Saturday & Sunday), Active Military with I.D. $11 Weekdays & $14 (Saturday & Sunday)

Watch the sunset

There’s nothing quite like kicking back and watching the sunset is there? If you’re staying in the city for Labor Day and are in need of some spots to take in the view, we have some ideas for you. Whether you want to watch the sunset with the city, mountains, or water in the back, we have something for you.

Check out sweeping views of Mount Rainier

If you’re looking for a short yet rewarding hike, High Rock Lookout is a great way to spend your Labor Day. The lookout is located along the loftiest and most prominent point of the serrated Sawtooth Ridge, rising above the Nisqually River valley just south of Mount Rainier National Park. What’s more, it requires no pass to hike and is a moderate hike difficulty-wise at 3.2 miles roundtrip and a little over 1,300 feet of elevation gain. So take three hours out of your day and give this hike a go!

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Washington State Fair

Like fairs past, you’ll be able to see and visit all sorts of livestock, ride exhilarating rides, and enjoy classic fair food. You’ll also be able to see a full lineup of concerts with stars like Blake Shelton, Nelly, Anne Wilson, and many more.

When: Until September 2nd-September 25th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $14+

Take a scenic drive

Grab your keys, hop in the car, and hit the open road! Washington is chock full of amazing, scenic drives and many are closer than you might think. Now keep in mind you might have to deal with a little traffic on your way back into the city, but all those views you’ll see will be worth it.

Pig Out in the Park 2022

If you’re looking to eat, listen to music, and more, Pig Out in the Park is for you! At this festival, you can enjoy 50 food booths, 250 menu items, 35 market booths, and four adult beverage gardens. Plus, check out free concerts!

When: Until September 5th
Where: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA
Cost: Free admission

Enjoy some Netflix

Easy, we know. Many of us just simply need to do nothing on Labor Day and that’s okay! If you have a Netflix subscription you might as well check out what’s new or coming to a computer screen near you this month. Who knows, you might just find a new favorite!

SPL & SAL Summer Book Bingo

Get ready to finish your books, SPL & SAL’s Summer Book Bingo boards need to be submitted by Tuesday! This year’s Book Bingo themes include “Outside Your Comfort Zone,” “Banned or Challenged Book,” “Blue Cover,” and “Sci-fi or Fantasy by a BIPOC Author.” You can also fill in squares for “Read Outside,” “Set Somewhere You’d Like to Visit,” “Set South of the Equator” and much more.

When: Until September 6th

Happy Labor Day Seattle! Enjoy all that good old relaxing.