Welcome to June, Seattle! This June is packed with fun things to do in Seattle. There are music festivals, weekend markets, tons of concerts and shows, outdoor adventures, and (last but not least) Pride! If you’re on a budget this month, you’ll be happy to know that many of the things to do in June in Seattle are cheap or even free. There’s something here for everyone, no matter what your interests.
Everything is listed more or less in chronological order, so you can easily make your plans for June.
Here are all of the most exciting things happening in Seattle this June:
Go back to the ’80s in this immersive experience that lets you become a hero as you explore the world and characters of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. You can get your tickets now for Stranger Things: The Experience.
When: select dates in June 2023
Where: 1750 Occidental Ave
This hit show combines sultry burlesque dancing with a hilarious Star Wars parody, and it’s now in Seattle. Tickets are now available for The Empire Strips Back in June but hurry—they’re almost sold out.
When: select dates in June 2023
Where: The Cornish Playhouse
3. Get tickets for Seattle’s The Little Mermaid Experience
The Little Mermaid Experience: Find King Triton’s Treasure is coming to Seattle on July 8 only, and tickets are going fast so put this on your June to-do list. You and your group will compete with other teams as you go all around the city on this immersive scavenger hunt. Kids play for free! Snag your tickets now before they sell out!
4. Go to Concerts Under the Stars
The Concerts Under the Stars series makes for the perfect romantic night out in Seattle. You’ll get to listen to talented performers’ renditions of classics from the likes of Sinatra while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying the ambiance at a stunning Seattle venue. Get your concert tickets now for one of the upcoming dates in June:
- Amy Winehouse Under The Stars at The Olympic Rooftop on June 8
- Sinatra Under The Stars at The Olympic Rooftop Pavilion on June 22
5. Visit Van Gogh: the Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has reopened in Seattle due to popular demand. This exhibition lets you step right into Van Gogh’s paintings. If you missed it the first time around, here’s your second chance to check it out. Tickets are available now for select dates in June!
Also, if you love art and yoga you won’t want to miss out on Yoga at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. This yoga class will take place on June 24 at 7:00 a.m. in the same venue, which means you’ll be immersed in artwork while flowing through the poses.
6. Join a fun community cleanup for Pride
Taking Pride in Capitol Hill is a community cleanup that sets the stage for Seattle Pride events. You’ll get snacks, lunch, and maybe even a free T-shirt in return for your participation. You can register online now.
When: Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill
7. Celebrate Pride in the Park
Pride month kicks off here in Seattle with Pride in the Park. All ages are welcome to come to Volunteer Park for an afternoon and evening of live performances. There will be food trucks, an alcohol garden, live performances, a dance stage, and more. Read more about Pride in the Park.
When: Saturday, June 3, 2023 from noon to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Park
Candlelight Concerts will be taking place in stunning venues around Seattle throughout June. Don’t miss Candlelight Pride: Celebrating Queer Musical Icons on June 15!
9. Visit Seattle museums for free
Every month, many of Seattle’s most popular museums offer free admission. Read more about Seattle museums’ free admission days.
10. Go to free concerts at the Ballard Locks
Every year, the Free Summer Concert Series at the Locks starts in June and continues through Labor Day. All the concerts start at 2:00 p.m. and are free! Here are the dates for June 2023:
- June 3: Boeing Employees Concert Band
- June 4: NW Swing
- June 10: Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra
- June 11: Batacuda
- June 17: Highline Community Symphonic Band
See more on the Ballard Locks website.
11. Find a treasure at the Georgetown Flea Market
This monthly flea market in Georgetown can’t be missed. You’ll find tons of unique handmade and vintage goods.
When: Saturday, June 3
Where: Georgetown Trailer Park Mall
12. Attend a free cultural festival
Seattle Center hosts free cultural festivals every month. You can enjoy food, entertainment, and more while learning about other cultures. The festival lineup for June 2023 is:
- Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival on June 3-4
- Indigenous People Festival on June 10
- Seattle Iranian Festival on June 24
13. See a concert in Marymoor Park
Marymoor Park Concerts are a June staple that should not be missed! This month features headliners such as Barenaked Ladies and Bleachers, among others. See the full calendar on the Marymoor concerts website.
When: June 4 through September
Where: Marymoor Park
14. Go to a beer tasting at PacSci
PacSci is hosting Brewology, a 21+ event that allows beer enthusiasts to “taste craft brews from the greater Seattle area and learn how they were made directly from the brewmasters themselves while exploring PacSci after hours.” Get tickets on the Pacific Science Center website
When: Friday, June 10
Where: Pacific Science Center
15. Go dancing at an electric art party
CANVAS is a 21+ fundraiser in SODO that benefits the LUSIO Lights Festival. There will be DJs and two floors of immersive light and art exhibits. Get tickets on the CANVAS event page.
When: Friday, June 10
Where: CANVAS Studio and Event Space (3412 4th Avenue South)
16. Score a vintage find at the SODO Flea Market
Don’t miss this eclectic flea market held once a month at Epic Antique in SODO. There will be vintage treasures, handmade goods, and food trucks.
When: Saturday, June 11
Where: Epic Antique in SODO
17. Visit Washington state parks for free
June is National Camping Month and so, unsurprisingly, contains not one but three days on which you can enjoy free access to one of Washington’s many state parks. If you’re not sure where to go, check out our guide to some of the best state parks in WA.
When: June 11, 12, and 19
Where: any WA state park
18. Sip local wine at this summer concert series
Every summer, Chateau Ste. Michelle hosts a series of concerts at its beautiful winery in Woodinville. This June you can catch musical artists such as Ringo Starr and Barenaked Ladies. Find tickets and the full calendar for the 2023 summer concerts here.
When: June 4-25, 2023
Where: Chateau Ste. Michelle
19. Catch a Mariners game
The Seattle Mariners will be playing a few exciting home games at T-Mobile Park this June. Here are the dates:
- June 12-14 vs the Miami Marlins
- June 16-18 vs the Chicago White Sox
- June 26-28 vs the Washington Nationals
- June 30-July 2 vs the Tampa Bay Rays
20. Eat and shop at the Summer Solstice Night Market
The Summer Solstice Night Market promises street food, music, local vendors selling handmade goods and antiques, plus more!
When: June 17, 2023 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: South Lake Union Discovery Center
Cost: Free admission
21. Get weird at the Fremont Fair
Fremont is known for its offbeat, quirky brand of fun. Don’t miss out on the food, beer gardens, dog parade, 300 craft vendors, and more at the Fremont Fair over summer solstice weekend. The highlight is sure to be the Fremont Solstice Parade on Saturday. Read more about the Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade.
When: June 17-18, 2023
22. Go to a free Juneteenth celebration
Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, is on June 19. Celebrate the day in Seattle with a free Juneteenth celebration in Rainier Beach. You can shop from Black-owned businesses, buy food from local vendors, and enjoy entertainment, raffles, and more fun.
When: Saturday, June 17
Where: Rainier Beach Community Center
23. Embark on a food walk in Chinatown
Seattle’s Chinatown-International District was recently on an endangered places list, so be sure to show up and support local businesses in the neighborhood this month. The first of their Summer Food Walk Series 2023 is on June 17. See more on the CID website.
When: Saturday, June 17
Where: the Chinatown-International District
24. Observe Juneteenth with live music
Another upcoming Juneteenth event in Seattle is the educational concert “Songs of Black Folk 2023: Music of Resistance & Hope” on June 18 at the Paramount. Get tickets and more info on the Seattle Theatre Group website.
When: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Where: The Paramount Theatre
25. Treat dad to a free museum day
In honor of Father’s Day, dads can visit the Museum of Flight for free if accompanied by a child on June 18.
26. Camp out at the Beyond Wonderland festival
Enjoy three nights of camping and two days of music, art, and more at the stunning Gorge venue. Get tickets and all the details on the Beyond Wonderland website.
When: June 17-18, 2023
Where: Gorge Ampitheatre
Cost: starting at $139
27. Cool down at the opening day of Seattle’s public pools
Celebrate the start of summer by visiting one of Seattle’s outdoor pools. Colman and Mounger pools both open on June 24 and close at the beginning of September. Colman Pool is a heated saltwater pool in West Seattle with a stunning beach setting and a fun water slide. Mounger, in Magnolia, has a big pool with a 50-foot corkscrew slide and a smaller, warmer training pool. Get more information on seattle.gov.
When: starting June 24
Where: Colman Pool (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW) and Mounger Pool (2535 32nd Ave W)
Cost: $6.25 for one adult day pass
28. Spend a weekend celebrating at Seattle PrideFest
The 17th annual Seattle PrideFest will be taking place in two locations this June: in Capitol Hill on Saturday and in Seattle Center on Sunday. There will be beer gardens, food vendors, performances, and dancing in the fountain. Get more details on theSeattle Pride Fest website.
When: Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25
Where: Capitol Hill and Seattle Center
29. Dance for three days at Queer/Pride Festival
This Pride music festival in Capitol Hill features headliners Orville Peck, Peaches, Trixie Mattel, and Pabllo Vittar. Get tickets and all the info you need to attend on the Queer/Pride Festival website.
When: June 23-25, 2023
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: tickets start at $65
30. Cheer for everyone in the Seattle Pride Parade
The largest parade in Washington state with 500,000 parade-goers, this year’s Seattle Pride Parade is an event not to be missed. In addition to the parade, there will be alcohol gardens and food trucks for you to enjoy. See more info on the Seattle Pride website.
When: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Where: Starts at 4th & Pike; ends at 2nd Ave & Denny Way
31. Eat and shop at Seattle weekend markets
There are so many fantastic weekend markets in Seattle during the summer it can be hard to choose which ones to go to! See our list of Seattle weekend markets that gets updated ahead of every weekend.
32. Go to one of Seattle’s best drag brunches
There’s no better month than Pride month for supporting your local drag queens! See our guide to drag brunch in Seattle.
33. Experience an immersive exhibit at the Nordic Museum
You only have limited time left to catch this cool immersive exhibition that’s created by the lead singer of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Read more about the new FLÓÐ exhibition at the Nordic museum before you go.
When: now through July 30, 2023
Where: Nordic Museum (2655 NW Market St)
34. Take a hike with Trailhead Direct
If you want to get out on the weekends and hike but don’t have a car (or don’t want to deal with parking at the trailheads) you can now hop on the Trailhead Direct service for a cheap and easy ride to some cool hiking spots! See more information on the Trailhead Direct website.
When: Weekends (now through September 11th)
Where: From Seattle to trailheads at Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si
35. Shop at your local farmers market
Almost every Seattle neighborhood has its own farmers market where you can support your local farmers by buying fresh produce, flowers, and more. See our guide to Seattle’s farmers markets.
36. Celebrate summer with outdoor brunch
Seattle has no shortage of excellent brunch spots with outdoor seating. Make the most of your June weekends by checking out our round-up of the best outdoor brunch in Seattle.
37. Go whale watching
Whale watching season started in May and continues throughout June. See our handy guide to seeing whales and orcas.
38. Celebrate Pride at Seattle’s best LGBTQ+ bars
Capitol Hill has long been the epicenter of Seattle’s LGBTQ+ scene. The neighborhood is packed with fun, friendly gay bars—and many of them have special discounts and Pride events happening all throughout June. See our list of the best LGBTQ+ bars in Capitol Hill.