JULY

THU JULY 4
It’s on. It’s off. It’s back on! Here’s hoping Seattle’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display over Lake Union never flames out for good. seafair.com

FRI JULY 5
It’s always the season for saisons (and double IPAs and stouts) at the boldly brewed Seattle International Beerfest. seattlebeerfest.com

Image: Anne Dixon

SAT JULY 6
Lock your doors: Zombies and pirates invade Seattle today, from the Red, White, and Dead walk at Seattle Center to the Seafair Pirates Landing at Alki Beach. Werewolf apocalypse pending. zombcon.com, seafair.com

SUN JULY 7
It’s ladies’ night at Chateau Ste. Michelle as Pat Benatar and Berlin attempt to take our breath away with their rocking ’80s hits.
ste-michelle.com

MON JULY 8
Former and faux Bostonians come out in droves when the Mariners host the Red Sox. Make sure the home team still has the advantage by cheering on the M’s. seattlemariners.com

TUE JULY 9
Hang out with two adorable new Seattle residents—a pair of Asian small-clawed otters—at Woodland Park Zoo’s new Bamboo Forest Reserve exhibit. zoo.org

WED JULY 10
Brown bag it for the return of the free Out to Lunch concerts in parks and plazas around downtown Seattle. downtownseattle.com

THU JULY 11
The competition to crown North and Central America’s best soccer team comes to CenturyLink Field with a CONCACAF Gold Cup Double Header featuring Mexico vs. Canada. goldcup.org

FRI JULY 12
For the new Backyard Bard series, four actors have one hour to perform Twelfth Night. (They also do The Merry Wives of Windsor.) Please tip these poor people. greenstage.org

SAT JULY 13
Madison Valley’s second annual Bastille Bash is a lively street fair populated by stilt walkers, accordion players, burlesque dancers, and a Marie Antoinette impersonator. madisonvalley.org


SUN JULY 14
Volunteer Park is packed with comedy (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and drama (King Lear) during the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival. greenstage.org

MON JULY 15
The dream of the ’90s is alive at Chateau Ste. Michelle when 
Counting Crows and The Wallflowers share a stage. ste-michelle.com

TUE JULY 16
Dancing Til Dusk is in full swing—literally—at Westlake Park with free dance lessons followed by a night of jiving to East Coast swing by the Solomon Douglas Quintet. danceforjoy.biz

WED JULY 17
A string quartet floats Dvořák like a light breeze during the free outdoor Seattle Chamber Music Society concert in Volunteer Park. seattlechambermusic.org

THU JULY 18
One of last year’s best concerts was David Byrne and St. Vincent’s horn-infused dance party. Don’t miss the duo’s followup at Chateau Ste. Michelle. ste-michelle.com

FRI JULY 19
Who better to inaugurate Safeco Field as a concert venue than a Beatle? Paul McCartney brings his legendary catalog of hits to the ballpark. ticketmaster.com

SAT JULY 20
Leap over walls of fire, army crawl through mud, and test your mettle on Warrior Dash’s extreme obstacle course. warriordash.com

SUN JULY 21
It’s a jam-packed weekend for food lovers with Bite of Seattle, Kirkland Uncorked, andVashon’s Strawberry Festival. Plan it right and it’s a proper picnic. biteofseattle.com, kirklanduncorked.com, vashonchamber.com/strawfest

MON JULY 22
While Seattle is flush with natural outdoor beauty, a trip to Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park proves the handmade sights aren’t too shabby either. seattleartmuseum.org/visit/osp

TUE JULY 23
Stock up on veggies, berries, and other fresh treats at the weekly Crossroads Bellevue Farmers Market. crossroadsbellevue.com

WED JULY 24
Before Randy Newman was Pixar’s lovable go-to songwriter, he was penning sharply satirical pop albums. Enjoy both sides of Newman when he plays ZooTunes. zoo.org/zootunes

THU JULY 25
Chef Brendan McGill of foodie favorite Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island prepares a Summer Feast on the Farm in Carnation. brownpapertickets.com

 


FRI–SUN JULY 26–28
Pickwick’s soulful hipsters (see here!) and the Flaming Lips’ psychedelic madmen headline this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party. capitolhillblockparty.com

SUN JULY 28
Culture wars: Browse Bellevue Arts Museum’s Arts Fair or take in a Shakespearean double-headerHenry V and The Tempest—at Seattle Center. bellevuearts.org/fair, seattleshakespeare.com

MON JULY 29
It’s make-your-own-fun day: Wander Pike Place Market to hear random concerts of free musicmaking by local buskers. pikeplacemarket.org

TUE JULY 30
A boy, a tiger, and a hyena walk onto a boat. What, heard that one before? Hear it again when Life of Pi screens at the Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies. bellevue.com

WED JULY 31
Seafair Fleet Week begins today. Now every night is Ladies’ Night. seafair.com