Often known for its coffee culture, seafood, and big technology names like Microsoft and Amazon, the city of Seattle also has a rich grassroots music and arts culture that creates a different kind of hometown pride amongst both locals and transplants that appreciate the Seattleite lifestyle.
Before the season slips away—and we admit it’s suddenly sneakily picking up its gait—we’d like to add a few “musts” to your PNW playlist. From musical gatherings to tranquil getaways, these ideas might just add a bit more magic to your already rockin’ summer.
Celebrating the Seattle community through art.
The Emerald City is a metropolis that is bursting with passion and appreciation for music and dance. Therefore, Seattleites are invited to attend the third annual Northwest Lovefest festival to celebrate the unification of community and love of art.
Celebrate the season of festivals this spring in the U-District.
The nation’s longest-running street festival kicks off this month right in our own backyard. This year, more than 50,000 people will attend the 43rd annual University District StreetFair to celebrate the beginning of the festival season in the Seattle area.
International indie-pop sensation rocks his way into Seattle.
You may not pronounce his name quite right—but chances are you’ve found yourself at some point humming passionately along to his catchy break-up song, “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
This month, Seattle campuses host first-rate performances.
“Twelve Angry Women”
Seattle Pacific University presents “Twelve Angry Women” — a gender-swapping twist on Reginald Rose’s classic play, “Twelve Angry Men” — for two weekends this month on the James Leon Chapman Stage.
Flex your lantern-making skills at this year’s creative festival.
The start of school may mean less time for recreation, but you’ll want to make room in your schedule for Burien’s Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession this weekend. With a new location at Dottie Harper Park, this free night of entertainment is sure to keep the whole family busy.
Rock out with your neighbors at Beacon Hill’s annual music festival.
Sunday, Aug. 28 marks the annual Beacon Rocks! festival, an outdoor music series that features an eclectic mix of family-friendly music every summer.
The event allows local musicians to show off their talent, and at the same time gives residents the chance to foster a sense of community with their neighbors.