It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year again: summer. The sun is shining, school’s getting out, and a plethora of fun and entertainment is hurtling toward Seattle.

Throw on your shades and then take them back off so you can read this article properly. Get your pen and agenda ready. Or, for you tech-savvy smartphone folk, set a reminder for your favorites. It’s time to take a look at the best upcoming events and festivals coming to the Emerald City. We highlight 8 of the best that you won’t want to miss this year.

Things to Do in Seattle – June 2018

Upstream Music Fest + Summit

8 Exceptional Summer Events and Festivals Coming to Seattle

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When: June 1-June 3
Cost: $70-$675
Where: Pioneer Square Neighborhood (various venues)

This year’s Upstream Music Fest features 200+ talented regional and local artists such as Miguel, Jawbreaker, and The Flaming Lips. Taking place in the historic neighborhood of Pioneer Square, it’s an ideal place to spend a weekend and a must-see in Seattle.

Seattle Pride Parade

Seattle Pride Festival
June 24
Cost: Free
Where: 4th Avenue, Downtown Seattle

Show off your pride and attend the 44th edition of the Seattle Pride Parade. The parade will last about 2.5 and is part of the effort to create unity, honor diversity, and achieve equal human rights throughout our region and the world.

Seattle International Festival of Improv

International Festival of Improv
June 17th–24th
Cost: $12-$20
Where: 1428 Post Alley at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market

Improvisers from around the world will collaborate for a week of one of a kind performances at the Seattle International Festival of Improv. The theme, Origins, will focus on the inspiration of some of the first improvisation acts.

Things to Do in Seattle – July 2018

Seattle International Beerfest

8 Exceptional Summer Events and Festivals Coming to Seattle

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July 6
Cost: $25-$50
Where: Fisher Pavilion

If you fancy yourself a beer connoisseur, then the Seattle International Beerfest is the event for you.  A selection of over 200 craft beers will be available including double IPA’s, imperial stouts, sours, barrel-aged strong ales, and barleywines.

Capitol Hill Block Party

Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20-22
Cost: $65-$300
Where: Capitol Hill

More than 20,000 attendees are expected to gather for the 3-day extravaganza called Capitol Hill Block Party.  A total of 8 indoor and outdoor stages featuring a mix of artists will appeal to all tastes while headliners such as Father John Misty, Dillon Francis, and Brockhampton bring star power to the festival.

CoffeeCon Seattle

8 Exceptional Summer Events and Festivals Coming to Seattle

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July 28-29
Cost: $20-$50
Where: Freemont Studios

In Seattle, we take our coffee seriously.  A ticket to CoffeeCon Seattle will grant you access to the tasting floor, classes, and presenters. Interested in learning more about your favorite morning drink or simply want to taste a bunch of world-class coffee? Check this event out.

Things to Do In Seattle – August 2018

Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair

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August 2-5
Cost: $5 (for teens)-$90
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center

The best modern and contemporary art from local, regional, and international artists will be on display for the art-loving Pacific Northwest community at the Seattle Art Fair.  It can be found at what some would consider the juxtaposition of artistic work: an NFL field.


August 17-19
Cost: Free
Where: 3130 Alaskan Way W, Seattle, WA 98121

The largest annual cannabis policy reform event in the world, HempFest, will be celebrating its 27th year.  Stages, speakers, arts, and informational vendors come together to make this truly special event happen.

Enjoy your summer! Remember, for the best marijuana in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to stop by our West Seattle location or visit us online.  We would love to help make your summer as enjoyable as possible by providing you with superb bud and unparalleled customer service.