Things to Do This Summer
When you live here, sometimes you don't look locally for fun things to do. So, we took the time to complete a list of some fun activities here in your backyard!
We've included events that are family friendly and some just for the adults.
If there is something we missed (which is quite likely...), please send it to us!
|Washington Brewers Festival|
More than 500 beers from 100 Washington breweries, great food trucks, a live music stage, wine/cider and all-ages activities.
The weekend features the traditional Fair with 300+ artists, craft vendors, food booths and more, and the iconic Fremont Solstice Parade.
Tacoma Freedom Fair
Washington State's Largest 4th of July Event. 7 Stages, multiple Car Shows, Camp Patriot which is dedicated to honoring our military heroes, an International Food Marketplace, and a VIP Reception.
Seafair Summer 4th
Fireworks, food vendors, exhibit booths, live entertainment, pie-eating contests, sack races and more!
Seattle international Beerfest
3-day specialty beer festival held at Seattle Center’s Fisher Lawn and Pavilion. Sample everything from classic styles to exotic new-world hybrids.
Enjoy the traditional salmon barbecue and much more: local music, arts and crafts, family entertainment, a beer garden, a skateboarding event, and yes – lots of seafood!
SummerFest in LakewoodA memorable outdoor festival for the whole family. Fire dancers, stilt walkers, trapeze and extreme trampoline acts, live music, pet parade & dog contests, outdoor movie and much more!
Bite of Seattle60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, live music stages, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-offs, The Alley benefiting Food Lifeline, Family Fun Zone, sponsor activities & more!
Renton River Days
Events, special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment at Liberty Park and Cedar River Park.
July 27 – 29
Seafair Weekend Festival
Hydroplane racing on the water, Blue Angels performing in the sky, world class wakeboarding tricks off shore and music and entertainment on stage!
Three days of food, music, vendors, rides, beer/wine and fun. Voted one of the “Top 100 North American Festivals”, there’s fun for everyone.
August 10-12More Info
One of the biggest and most-loved contemporary festivals in North America showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more.
Labor Day Weekend:
Aug 31- Sept 2
|Pacific Science Center|
This family-friendly museum is where science lessons come to life. Explore galaxies near and far in the planetarium, get up close and personal with colorful creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House, and much more.
Seattle Great Wheel
Take a ride on the iconic Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 and see the city of Seattle like never before. Each gondola can fit 8 people and provide an amazing ride that lights up the sky at night.
|Chihuly Garden and Glass|
An eight gallery Exhibition surrounded by a richly landscaped Garden and a centerpiece Glasshouse featuring an expansive 100-foot-long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and ambers.