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by Kylie Monson, SHW Event Coordinator

Nothing compares to summer in Seattle! We eagerly anticipate sunny days, floating on the lake, and enjoying the outdoors with coworkers, friends, and family all year long. With summer just around the corner, you might be planning your calendar. Get ready to make the most of this season with our curated Top 10 list of can’t miss summer events and festivals. Don’t miss out on the best that Seattle has to offer this summer!

1. Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series

What: Hosting live performances on the lawn since 1984. This year marks the 40th season of the summer concert series.
May 25 – September 28, 2024
Where: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville
Cost: $50+
SHW Scoop: Recently, Remlinger Farms in Carnation launched their own summer concert series. Check out their lineup!

2. 75th Annual Seafair Festival

What: Celebrating 75 years, Seafair is the largest boating event, air show, and festival all rolled into one.
June 29 – August 4, 2024
Where: Lake Washington, Genesee Park, Log Boom, Greater Seattle Area
Cost: $85+
SHW Scoop: Seafair celebrations are dotted all around the Greater Seattle Area. From local parades to car shows, check out the full events calendar for happenings near you!

3. 50th Annual Seattle Pride Parade

What: In 2024 Seattle will celebrate its 50th Annual Pride Parade. This is Washington’s largest parade with 250+ local and national community groups, nonprofits, and companies.
 June 30, 2024
Where: Downtown Seattle (4th Avenue)
Cost: Free!
SHW Scoop: In addition to the Pride Parade, be sure to check out these additional Pride events in the month of June!

4. 4th of July Fireworks Show

What: This event features a fully choreographed fireworks show accompanied by a music score and a host of pre-show activities during the day!
 July 4, 2024
Where: Gas Works Park, South Lake Union Park, and Lake Union
Cost: Free!
SHW Scoop: To secure your spot on the lawn, there are also reserved seating opportunities.

5. Ballard SeafoodFest

What: Ballard SeafoodFest features free live music, family fun, arts, crafts, food vendors, succulent seafood, and an impressive craft beer showcase all in the heart of Ballard!
July 12 – 14, 2024
Where: Ballard
Cost: Free to enter.

6. Bite of Seattle

What: The Bite of Seattle is an annual food festival that takes place at Seattle Center. The event features over 250+ local vendors, beer and wine gardens, cider tastings, local artisans, and over 65+ musical performers.
July 19 – 21, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: Free to enter.

7. Capitol Hill Block Party

What: Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual three-day music festival and block party held each July in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
 July 19 – 21, 2024
Where: Capitol Hill, Seattle
Cost: $95+

8. Seattle Art Fair

What: Seattle Art Fair is a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest. The event features galleries from top museums and institutions, specialty food and drink, and more!
July 25 – 28, 2024
Where: Lumen Field Event Center
Cost: $35+

9. Washington State Fair

What: The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world and the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
August 30 – September 22, 2024
Where: Puyallup
Cost: $13+

10. Bumbershoot

What: Bumbershoot is an annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle every Labor Day weekend. The festival is a showcase for all sorts of art forms, including dance, theatre, comedy, visuals arts, and other styles.
August 31 – September 1, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: $70+

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