YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER FESTIVALS AND FUN IN SEATTLE

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or a returning guest, summer in Seattle is the place to be. Hotel Ändra Seattle offers a central base and boutique luxury to elevate your getaway. Plan ahead with our insider guide to the best summer activities and events in the Emerald City.

 

FESTIVAL FEVER

SeaFair 

This summer-long fest returns with classic events including the Boeing Air Show, Hydroplane Races, Torchlight Parade, and SeaFair Triathlon. June 29-August 4 in various locations.

Bite of Seattle

Bring your appetite to the city’s summer food fest featuring hundreds of local vendors, music, artisans and beer gardens. July 19-21 at the Seattle Center.

Bumbershoot 

Labor Day weekend wouldn’t be complete without this quirky arts and music festival featuring live acts, fashion shows and even a cat circus. August 31-September 1 at the Seattle Center.

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREE EVENTS

Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park Summer at SAM: Discover a series of free art installations, live music, and interactive activities on Thursday evenings at this stunning waterfront park. July 11-August 11.

Seafair Torchlight Parade: Enjoy a front row view of the city’s most beloved summer tradition. This magical parade through downtown marches past Hotel Ändra with colorful floats, marching bands, and cultural performances. July 27.

 

Movies at the Mural: Every Friday night, the Seattle Center hosts free outdoor movie screenings at the Mural Amphitheater. Bring a blanket, some snacks, and enjoy a classic or recent hit film under the stars. July 26-August 23.

 

FOURTH OF JULY

SeaFair Summer Fourth:

Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular (and free) fireworks show over Lake Union, lighting up the night sky. July 4 at Gas Works Park.

 

CELEBRATE PRIDE

Seattle PrideFest 

Mark the 50th anniversary of Seattle Pride with this free weekend long celebration. June 29-30 at the Seattle Center.

Seattle Pride Parade 

Hotel Ändra Seattle is on the parade route of this electrifying event that attracts more than 400,000 each year. Walk out our front door and celebrate with pride! June 30.

 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Concerts at the Mural: Part of the Seattle Center’s outdoor events, these free concerts feature local and regional bands Thursday evenings. It’s a terrific way to kick off your weekend with some live music. Starts August 1.

 

Downtown Summer Sounds: This series of free concerts brings a diverse range of musicians to various downtown locations throughout the summer. From jazz to rock to folk, there’s something for everyone. Starts July 5.

 

ZooTunes: Held at the Woodland Park Zoo, this popular concert series features big-name artists and local favorites in a unique outdoor setting. While tickets are required, children under 12 can come for free with a paying adult. June 16- August 21.

 

SUMMER ADVENTURE

Kayaking on Lake Union: Rent a kayak from one of the many rental spots around Lake Union and paddle your way through this urban waterway. Discover the city from a unique perspective.

 

Hiking at Discovery Park: Explore Seattle’s largest green space with miles of trails, stunning views of Puget Sound, and abundant wildlife. Don’t miss the West Point Lighthouse for incredible photo opportunities.

 

Biking on the Burke-Gilman Trail: This popular trail runs from Ballard to Bothell, passing through several vibrant neighborhoods. Rent a bike and enjoy a leisurely ride along the scenic route.

 

Ferry Ride to Bainbridge Island: For panoramic views, take a relaxing ferry ride from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Once there, explore the charming downtown area with its shops, cafes, and parks.

 

No matter your interests, Hotel Ändra Seattle offers the top location in downtown Seattle for your vacation. Book your stay today and experience the magic of summer in Seattle!

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