5 Things To Do This June in Seattle

June brings warmer weather and bluer skies, perfect for getting outside. Enjoy the beginning of summer with lots of outdoor events and activities around town and on the water. Here’s our list of 5 things to do this June in Seattle.

Kayak, Paddleboard, and Eat - All Summer

Agua Verde Paddle ClubAgua Verde Paddle Club has everything you need to check out some of Seattle’s finest waterways. Explore Lake Washington, Lake Union, and the Montlake Cut while taking in the sights each has to offer. They rent single and double kayaks as well as paddleboards for a minimum of one hour and provide life jackets and dry bags. You can rent and roam or take one of their guided tours. They also offer classes if you’d like to learn from scratch or strengthen your skills. It’s a perfect summer activity for groups large or small.

Don’t forget to stop by Agua Verde Cafe for some delicious food after you spend time on the water!

Photo via Agua Verde Paddle Club  

Seattle Pride - June 4th and 26th

Seattle PrideVolunteer Park is hosting Seattle Pride at the Park  on Saturday, June 4th from 12pm-7pm. Grab food from a food truck or concession stand or sip on a beverage at the alcohol garden and listen to live music. A book giveaway, photo booth, Drag Queen Story Time, and an instrument “petting zoo” are just a few of the stellar activities. Headlined by Fly Moon Royalty, this is a can’t miss event! 


Pride doesn’t stop there! Seattle Pride Parade is on Sunday, June 26th from 11am-3pm. The parade, the fourth largest in the country, starts at Westlake Park and ends at Denny Way and Broad Street. 


 Photo via Seattle Pride





Head to a Farmer's Market - All Month

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers MarketsSeattle sure does love fresh produce! We have plenty of farmers markets around town, and summer is a great time to check them out. The Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets consists of seven markets around the area. The markets at University District, West Seattle, and Capitol Hill are open year round. However, Lake City, Columbia City, Phinney, and Magnolia markets are open seasonally, so now’s your chance to visit. Seattle summer is the perfect opportunity to purchase delicious locally produced food and support local family farms. 

Make sure to check the schedule for a farmers market near you! 

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Fremont Fair and Summer Solstice Parade Week - June 18th - 19th

Fremont Fair and Summer Solstice Parade

Kick off your summer with Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade.  Celebrate all things Fremont at the fair, which takes over 6 blocks and is a two day event that celebrates creativity and free spiritedness. The event is scheduled for June 18th from 10am – 8pm and June 19th from 11am – 6pm. The 32nd Annual Solstice Parade is on June 18th at 1pm. Grab your furry friend and head to the dog parade on June 19th at 2:30pm. Expect to see 300 craft and food vendors, two local beer gardens, local music, buskers, and more! 

Photo via Fremont Fair






Pirates Brews Cruise - June 23rd

Emerald City Pirate CruiseHit the high seas on Queen Anne’s Revenge for their first Pirates Brews Cruise of the season. For 2 hours, you’ll set sail on Lake Union and Lake Washington Ship Canal. See the beautiful Seattle skyline, Husky Stadium, floating homes, and more. Sip on beer from Figurehead Brewing while listening to music and enjoying the beautiful views. Dress like a pirate and compete in a best-dressed pirate contest. The cost of this cruise is $45 per person, and are 21+ with photo ID required.

Emerald City Pirates also offers an Adult Pirate Party Cruise, a Family Treasure Cruise, as well as private charters and corporate events. 

Photo via Emerald City Pirates