Seattle’s biggest summer weekend of entertainment has arrived

Jul 21, 2023, 9:19 AM | Updated: 10:51 am

Capitol Hill Block Party...

Capitol Block Party kicks off this weekend. (Nate Watters)

(Nate Watters)

It seems everywhere you turn this weekend, there will be some form of entertainment across Seattle. Prices range from free to $8,000. And traffic promises to be a mess, but that’s all part of the fun. Right?

The weather should be perfect, however. Sun and highs in the 70s.

Taylor Swift at Lumen Field

Pop icon Taylor Swift is grabbing all the headlines. She will be performing with Haim and Gracie Abrams on her Eras Tour on Saturday and Sunday at Lumen Field. You’re going to need deep pockets to attend. Tickets at StubHub are running between $1,000-$8,000. Yikes!

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Bite of Seattle at Seattle Center

Just the opposite is the Bite of Seattle, which is free. After a three-year hiatus, “The Bite” is back at Seattle Center. Two hundred vendors will have cooking demos, wine & beer gardens, and 50 bands at Seattle Center. The event is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday is the least crowded.

The Capitol Hill Block Party on Capitol Hill

The Capitol Hill Block Party is a three-day music festival with 80 bands, DJs, craft booths, food trucks, and beer gardens. The party has always been a popular event. Enter at 12th Ave. & E Pike St.

Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park

Now, according to our MyNorthwest poll, 75% of you have given up on the Seattle Mariners playoff chances. But that doesn’t mean you can’t cheer on your favorite baseball team. Canadians will also flow into the city for the series against Toronto Blue Jays at T-Mobile Park.

Seattle Storm at Climate Pledge Arena

The Seattle Storm are also in town, playing the Chicago Sky at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday night.

You also don’t need to go into the city to have fun.

Salty Sea Days in Everett

You might want to check out Everett for Salty Sea Days. It features live music, a beer garden, and family-friendly activities at Wetmore Avenue & Hewitt Avenue. The free event takes place Friday (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday (noon to 10 p.m.).

Alki Art Fair in West Seattle

Browse arts and crafts, buy food, hear live music, and visit the kids’ zone at Alki Art Fair along the shoreline near Alki Beach Park Bathhouse. The event is free of charge.

Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk

The Downtown Issaquah Wine & Art Walk is Friday night. It includes 10 tasting tokens to redeem at shops along picturesque Front Street, plus “fine art, crafts, music, dance, and performance art” beginning at Downtown Issaquah Association, 232 Front St. N in Issaquah. Bring your own glass. You must be over 21 to attend. Tickets are from $5-$75.

Renton River Days

Renton River Days has food vendors, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, a children’s zone, a pub crawl (Fri.), a drone show (Fri. 9:30 p.m.), a pancake breakfast & fun run (Sat.), a parade (Sat. 10 a.m.), and a German car show (Sun.). The event is free.

For an even more comprehensive list (Yes, there is more) check out Events12.

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