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Summer in Seattle is pure magic. From June through August, the city is supercharged with celebrations of music, art, cultural heritage, and of course food and drink. Here are 10 great ways to soak up summer in Seattle during your visit. Bonus! Many of them take place in our neighborhood.
Bubble in the Park
Turn heads with this ultimate private picnic set up just for you. Choose from some of Seattle’s most scenic public spots as your backdrop, including Alki Beach, Medina Beach Park and Seward Park. Bring your own nibbles or order the optional charcuterie board or dessert menu. Book your unique private picnic here.
Water Taxi to Alki Beach
If you’re staying in downtown Seattle, West Seattle Water Taxi offers one of the best entertainment values around. Take the 12-minute ferry ride across Elliott Bay to Seward Park to enjoy fantastic views of the Seattle skyline. Once there, dine at Salty’s, one of the most popular seafood eateries in town overlooking Puget Sound. Walk off the calories along the Alki Trail path which follows scenic Alki Beach.
Climate Pledge Arena
Seattle’s newest concert arena is packed with the best musical entertainment. Artists hitting the stage this summer include New Kids on the Block, Jack White, Rod Stewart, Train, and The Killers. Check the events calendar before your next visit.
Downtown Summer Sounds
Seattle is famous for its home-grown musical talent. With over 30 scheduled outdoor performances, this free annual concert series is a summer-long tradition not to be missed. Downtown venues include Westlake Park, Occidental Square, and Harbor Steps. The full schedule can be found here.
Lake Union Electric Boat Rentals
Lake Union is home to many unique houseboats including Tom Hank’s house from Sleepless in Seattle. Tour this scenic landmark in the comfort of your own luxury electric boat rental. Rentals available here.
Sunset at Golden Gardens Park
In the summer locals flock to this beautiful waterfront park to watch the sun set over the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. A short drive from downtown Seattle, this family-friendly spot makes a perfect afternoon to picnic, relax on the beach, or explore the nearby hiking trails.
June 26, 2022
The largest – and most colorful – parade in Washington marches right past the Ändra Hotel, making us a perfect place to celebrate Seattle Pride Month. After a two-year hiatus, the event is going to be epic.
Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade
July 30, 2022
Hotel Ändra guests have the best seats in town to this annual celebration of the city’s cultural diversity. The parade marches past our front door on Fourth Avenue. Round up the entire family to watch dragon dancers, marching bands and prancing horses entertain the crowds in this grand finale of the Seafair Festival.
Seafair Weekend Festival
August 5-7, 2022
This Pacific Northwest tradition is the largest boating festival, air show and festival all rolled into one action-packed weekend. The unofficial Puget Sound holiday is the most anticipated weekend of the year. Check out full details here.
Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market
August 19, 2022
Calling all foodies. Seattle’s iconic food destination is home to the 26th annual Sunset Supper. Mingle and munch with 100 of the city’s finest chefs and producers. Tickets available here.