6 Things To Do This August in Seattle
Summer is in full swing! There are many exciting activities and events going on in the Pacific Northwest this time of year. Here’s our list of 6 things to do this August in Seattle.
Movies at the Mural - July 30th - August 27th
Beginning at dusk (approximately 9pm) every Saturday through August is Movies at the Mural. Located at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, watch a move outdoors under the stars. Sit picnic style, bring chairs, blankets, pillows, and wear what is comfortable. There are many vendors at the Seattle Center Armory Food and Events Hall to get from and drinks from as well as food cards on the Seattle Center grounds. The series of popular movies feature both classic and contemporary films that are appropriate for all ages. Kicking off the first weekend will be The Princess Bride, a beloved comedy. Each film will be proceeded by a short film by students of Cornish College of the Arts.
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Washington State Open - August 1st - August 7th
Ewing and Clark is a proud sponsor of the Washington State Open tennis championships. Celebrating its 130th year, this tennis competition takes place at the Seattle Tennis Club which is located on the shores of Lake Washington in Madison Park. The matches for the event will be held both outdoors as well as indoors. All events are single elimination and seeding is based on the “all factors” method. View tennis at the Washington State Open this week. It is completely complimentary hence the community is encouraged to come to celebrate the sport. Finals are on Sunday, August 7th. Join in the excitement!
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Day In Day Out - August 12th - 14th
Hipsters and scene goers unite for the 2nd annual music festival Day In Day Out. Located at the Seattle Center Fisher Green Pavilion, this smaller-scale venue is comprised of one full stage, with a peripheral area for DJ sets. The compact line-up for 2022 is especially crammed with Indie star power. Artists range from rap to punk to punk rock to 80’s dream pop, providing a diverse and eclectic range of sounds. Headliners are The National, Mitski, and Mac DeMarco. Tickets start at $89.
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Visit Leavenworth - All Month
If you want to get out of the city, head east and visit the alpine town of Leavenworth. The charming Bavarian-style village is set in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Downtown offers various tours, delightful specialty shops, and exceptional dining. Front Street Park showcases live music in the gazebo on Saturdays and Sundays. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor entertainment experience, be sure to check out the Leavenworth Summer Theatre. The Sound of Music is on the list of productions this year. Tickets start at just $14.
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Emerald City Comic Con - August 18th - 21st
Emerald City Comic Con is back at the Seattle Convention Center! This 4 day event, originally devoted to comic books, is a celebration of pop geek culture. There will be a wide array of activities and programming including industry guests, various discussion panels, celebrity signings, photo opportunities, costume contests and more. CCG, RPG, and tabletop gaming are supported in specific areas throughout the convention center. You can purchase a digital ticket at $15, which grants you access to panels streaming during the event. In person tickets start at $30 for adults. VIP tickets have already sold out, so be sure to get a general ticket while you still can.
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Go Whale Watching - All Month
This summer, head out to the Puget Sound and take full advantage of whale watching season. There is nothing quite like seeing these magnanimous and majestic creatures up close and personal. There are a number of places along the coast to catch a glimpse. Alki Beach in West Seattle is a popular spot, as well as Golden Gardens in Ballard and Discovery Park in Magnolia. If you would like to take to the seas, there are various companies that offer tours by boat. FRS Clipper, which leaves directly from Downtown Seattle at Pier 69, offers half and full day tours. This transport passes underneath Deception Pass Bridge which connects Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands. It also does a stopover in beautiful Friday Harbor located in the San Juan Islands. Don’t forget to bring binoculars!
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