6 Things To Do This September in Seattle

Summer is coming to a close, but there are still several events and activities around the city before the weather begins to turn. Here’s our list of 6 things to do this September in Seattle. 

Waterfront Block Party: September 1st

Waterfront Block PartyHead to the waterfront for the third annual Waterfront Block Party. This year’s event promises to be the biggest yet! It’s an all ages celebration of the Downtown waterfront spanning from the Olympic Sculpture Park in Belltown to Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. There will be live music, food trucks, parades, crafts, dancing, and more. Stop by Pier 62, Seattle Aquarium, and Pioneer Square Habitat Beach to take in the sights and activities. The event is from 1pm – 8pm and is free.


Photo via: Waterfront Park 


Mercer Island Art UnCorked: September 8th

Mercer Island Art UnCorkedPresented by the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, Art UnCorked is being held at the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery. The Tasting Garden will have wine, beer, and cider to sip. Munch on food from food trucks and peruse the local artists booths. Listen to live music and strap on your dancing shoes. Doors open and the event begins at 5pm, concluding at 8pm. Advance tickets are available for $35 and are $45 at the door. Tickets include 10 tasting tickets and a tasting glass.

Photo via: Mercer Island Art UnCorked 

University of Washington Farm Harvest Dinner: September 14th

UW Farm Harvest Dinner Dine at the Center for Urban Horticulture and support the UW Farm! Chef Seth Fernald is featuring a three course family style dinner meant to connect diners with the land and the effort it takes to get food from farm to table. There’s a pre-event tour option, which includes a tour of the farm, shucked-on-site oysters from Westcott Bay oysters, Crookneck squash tartare, and sparkling wine. Tickets for the pre-event and dinner are $200 per person, and tickets for dinner are $130 per person. 

                                                                                                           Photo via: University of Washington Botanical Gardens

Fremont Oktoberfest: September 22nd - 24th

Fremont OktoberfestHead to Seattle’s largest beer festival Fremont Oktoberfest and sample over 100 seasonal beers, ciders, and seltzers on tap. General Admission for this adults only event included 10 drink tokens and a 5oz mini mug. Premium Admission gets you 10 drink tokens plus a 1L stein. You can forgo the drink tokens and opt for Festival Only Admission. Pick up more tokens from the merch booth and partake in games like Stein Hoisting. Keep the party going as you munch on pretzels, brats, and other foods. Hours and activities vary, so visit here for more details. 

Photo via: Fremont Oktoberfest

Northwest Tea Festival: September 23rd - 24th

NW Tea FestivalThe 13th annual Northwest Tea Festival is a terrific opportunity to immerse yourself in tea. Held at the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, this experience covers the cultural, historical, and sensory aspects of tea. You don’t have to be an expert, all are welcome. Meet suppliers, sample teas, and attend presentations led by authors and experts.  There’s a $20 admission fee, and the hours are 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. Visit here for details. 

                                                                                                                           Photo via: Northwest Tea Festival

U District $4 Food Walk: September 30th

$4 Food WalkThe U District Partnership, along with sponsors and media partners, is bringing the third $4 Food Walk to the University District. There are over 70 participating businesses offering $4 food and drinks. The main stage offers entertainment such as local bands, taiko drums, and marching bands. Head over to Bulldog News for a free concert. The food walk is from 11am – 8pm and the main stage from 11am – 6pm. Remember to enter to win $200 in U District gift cards for shopping and dining, visit here for details. 

Photo via: U District $4 Food Walk