Looking for things to do in August? Here’s how you can enjoy this incredible month in Seattle!
Summer in Seattle is beyond beautiful, so take full advantage of the stunning outdoors, delicious local cuisine, and numerous activities happening during August!
1. Solve riddles and clues as you go on this curated picnic date
You and your date will follow interactive riddles and clues on your phone to find your picnic basket and local gourmet foods on this Mystery Picnic Date. We can’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon with your partner. Get your tickets here.
2. See this new and exciting Banksy Exhibit
This new exhibit in Seattle lets you get a glimpse of Banksy’s art and life like never before. Book your ticket now while it’s here!
3. Walk among the dinosaurs
You can walk among life-size, moving dinosaurs at this immersive exhibit! Reserve your spot for Dinos Alive here.
4. Step into the world of Van Gogh
Experience the art of Van Gogh in a whole new way at this exhibit that lets you step into his paintings. Get your ticket here.
5. Have a romantic date night at a Candlelight Concert
These string concerts by candlelight take place at some of the most stunning venues in Seattle. You can enjoy A Tribute to Taylor Swift, Favorite Anime Themes, and more. There are only a few tickets left for some of these concerts in August so get yours now!
6. Visit space at The Infinite VR Exhibit
Filmed entirely in space, this immersive virtual reality exhibit makes you feel like you’re an astronaut on the International Space Station. Get your tickets for August here.
7. Attend Seafair Weekend Festival
One of Seattle’s biggest summer events is happening this August! According to Seafair’s website: “Set on Lake Washington’s 1.5 miles of shoreline, Seafair Festival Weekend is the largest boating event, air show, and festival all rolled into one.” See all the details at seafair.org.
8. Try different cuisines at this food truck round-up
The second Saturday of every month brings delicious food trucks and food pop-ups at South Lake Union from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9. Celebrate Pike Place Market’s 115th birthday
August 17, 2022 is the 115th anniversary of our beloved Pike Place Market. Celebrate with shopping, eating, and exploring one of the country’s oldest and largest public markets.
10. Go to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
There are several weekends of the faire this August at Bonney Lake, each with its own theme as well as entertainment, food, camping, and more! Get your tickets here.
11. Find a treasure at the Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day
Stop by Cal Anderson Park on Sunday, August 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Seattle’s longest-running community garage sale!
12. Go to the Seattle JazzED Block Party
Enjoy the soulful sounds of the JazzED Second Line and Marina and the Dreamboats located at 2101 22nd Ave S on Thursday, August 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a free event and the whole family is welcome. %2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D”]See the event page here.
13. Get dressed up for Emerald City Comic Con
From August 18 to 21, you can meet celebrity guests and enjoy shows while dressed in your best cosplay. Find out more information here.
14. Party at SAM Remix
Seattle Art Museum is putting on a 21+ party at Olympic Sculpture Park on August 26 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. There will be performances, art experiences, and more. Be sure to get your tickets now because they won’t be available on site the day of the event.
15. Celebrate the 9th annual Alki Beach Pride
Head over to Alki Beach on August 13 and 14 for a Pride celebration that includes live music, a drag brunch, entertainment, and more!
16. Explore the Seattle Tattoo Expo
Hosted by Hidden Hand Tattoo from August 19 to 21, the Seattle Tattoo Expo will showcase new and emerging talents along with fan favorites, plus concerts and more. Get your tickets at the event website.
17. Cheer for the Sounders at Lumen Field
Support one of Seattle’s favorite sports teams at the Lumen Field this August! For more information check out Sounder’s website.
18. Movies at the Mural
Enjoy a picnic on a gentle slope at the Mural Amphiteather lawn, and watch a delightful movie on a 40-foot screen with the Space Needle looming above. This famous series will include classic and contemporary movies appropriate for all ages. This unique event at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other, and a great opportunity to enjoy Seattle’s nice weather and reunite with friends and family.
19. Enjoy stunning water views from a waterfront patio
What better way to enjoy summer than with incredible food, mouthwatering cocktails, and mesmerizing views! Check out our full round-up of the best waterfront patios in Seattle.
20. Enjoy a romantic getaway
You don’t have to go far to enjoy a full weekend of relaxation with your boo. Take a short road trip to a gorgeous and romantic destination and have a blast!
21. Play a unique Bubble Soccer game
Seattle Bubble Soccer brings a fun spin to this beloved sport, creating one of the most unique things to do in Seattle. This incredible company offers a competitive league of play for everyone regardless of their skill level.
22. Head to the coast and visit an incredible beach
Washington State has stunning beaches to offer. A short road trip to the coast is all it takes to enjoy foggy shores, incredible cliffs, mountain views, and so much more!
23. Check out an incredible outdoor movie experience at Chateau Ste. Michelle
Enjoy a bottle of wine and a movie in one of the most beloved wineries in WA State.
24. Stroll the waterfront
There’s so much to see on the waterfront, you can either choose to have a short stroll or even bike around. Enjoy the marvelous views of the Sound, the salty breeze, and the nice summer weather.
25. Ride a wooden boat
The Center of Wooden Boats is hosting free one-hour rowboat rentals Wednesday through Sunday! Make sure to check out their website for more information and updates.
26. Enjoy a scenic bike ride around Seattle
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a good scenic bike ride across Seattle. This stunning scenic bike trails list will help you decide the best one for you.
27. Go for a camping adventure
Going for an overnight camping trip is always a good idea, especially during summer. Luckily for us, our great state of Washington has some impressive camping sites to choose from.
28. Visit this floating marvel in the North Cascades
Ross Lake Resort offers an amazing summer experience, you can opt to stay at the resort, fish, boat, hike, or camp surrounded by impressive nature.
29. Have a beach bonfire at Golden Gardens
Enjoy an incredible summer night on one of the best beaches in Seattle. A pro tip is to check out the Beach Fire Boys setups. These professionals will help you with everything you need for an epic picnic.
30. Take a road trip to an incredible island near Seattle
There are many islands off Seattle that are perfect for a weekend getaway. Check out our round-up of the best islands for an express vacation.
31. Enjoy tropical drinks in a Tiki Bar
Celebrate summer flavors at Little Tin Goods & Apothecary Cabinet. This tiki garden bar is the perfect spot to spend a romantic summer date in an eclectic setting.
32. Try out this famous burger joint in Fremont
Uneeda Burger is a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner!
33. Visit a hidden speakeasy in Cap Hill
Enjoy a glamorous night out at one of Seattle’s most beloved speakeasies.
34. Enjoy delicious cocktails with friends on a stunning rooftop
Summer is rooftop season in Seattle, so head over to one of these incredible spots in the city, and enjoy a fun night out with friends while sipping on some boozy drinks!
35. Get dropped off for a hike by Trailhead Direct
Summer is a great time to go for a hike in Washington, especially since the Trailhead Direct service runs on summer weekends. Read more about it here.