Seattle Summer Events Guide: August Calendar
A day-by-day guide to outdoor pleasures all summer long.
- AUGUST 3
- The Nowhere Men have been playing Beatles covers for 20 years—10 more than the actual Beatles. The consummate pros play U Village’s Sounds of Summer
- AUGUST 4
- When you hear retro-power pop crew Curtains for You outside City Hall, you’ll think it’s 1964 and James d’Orma Braman is still mayor of Seattle
- AUGUST 5
- Things get funky (in a good way) when soul band Wheedle’s Groove plays a free Out to Lunch set at Westlake Park; at night, Ghostbusters screens in Edmonds
- AUGUST 6
- Concerts at the Mural, the annual Friday-night summer series at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, extends opening weekend with the KEXP BBQ on Saturday
- AUGUST 7
- You’ll hear them before you see them: U.S. Navy stunt fliers the Blue Angels buzz our city for the third straight day during Seafair
- AUGUST 10
- Gypsy jazz act Pearl Django and vocalist Greta Matassa liven up the Two Union Square business center with a free Out to Lunch concert.
- AUGUST 11
- While you’re on the Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, keep an eye out for the ongoing street art project at the site of Capitol Hill’s new Sound Transit station
- AUGUST 12
- Tonight’s the night for SLUBP (our fun new acronym for the South Lake Union Block Party) and SAM’s late-night art party Remix at Olympic Sculpture Park
- AUGUST 13
- Swoon to singer–songwriter Amos Lee at Chateau Ste. Michelle, or enter a dream within a dream within a dream when Inception screens at Mural Amphitheatre
- AUGUST 14
- ’Tis a cultural event when the Boston Red Sox visit Safeco to play the Mariners. We learn how to swear in a different language
- AUGUST 16
- Beware nostalgic Ralph Macchio fans practicing their crane kicks when The Karate Kid (the Jaden Smith version) screens during Bellevue’s Summer Outdoor Movies
- AUGUST 18
- Bike the Burke-Gilman Trail to Redhook Brewery, where you can rehydrate with an IPA and enjoy Moonlight Cinema on the Lawn
- AUGUST 19
- Footloose isn’t so bad it’s good. It’s just good. There, we said it. Three Dollar Bill Cinema holds an outdoor screening at Cal Anderson Park
- AUGUST 20
- It’s an all-Woody weekend: Toy Story 3 plays at West Seattle’s Outdoor Cinema (and the night before at Everett’s Cinema Under the Stars)
- AUGUST 21
- Expect 100,000 people to attend "protestival" Hempfestand for Belltown and Myrtle Edwards Park to smell like the ’60s for three days.
- AUGUST 22
- PGA pros like Fred Couples and Nick Price hit the links at Snoqualmie to raise millions for local causes during the Boeing Classic (through August 28)
- AUGUST 24
- Ask the classically trained, hard-rocking cellists of Portland Cello Project to play their cover of Kanye West’s "All of the Lights" at Two Union Square during this Out to Lunch set.
- AUGUST 25
- One’s exposure to Santana shouldn’t be limited to Guitar Hero. Take the kids to see the real-life guitar hero at White River Amphitheatre.
- AUGUST 26
- An Out to Lunch glass of wine at Lecosho and live reggae by Clinton Fearon and Boogie Brown Band at Harbor Steps? Yes, please.
- AUGUST 27
- The "Dude" fest starts when Fremont Outdoor Movie screens The Big Lebowski on Friday; then the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges (and his band!), plays Chateau Ste. Michelle
- AUGUST 29
- Take a vacation! Summer’s almost over
- SEPTEMBER 2
- Dave Matthews Band and its "caravan" of friends—including Dispatch, The Roots, and Gogol Bordello—give Bumbershoot a run for its money with a three-day stand at the Gorge
- SEPTEMBER 3
- It wouldn’t be Labor Day weekend without Bumbershoot. Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Broken Social Scene, and Ray LaMontagne are set to play the new main stage in KeyArena