Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 6–12

The second week of July boasts Shakespeare, a salmon barbecue, and everyone's favorite time-traveling DeLorean.

By Kelsey Sipple July 6, 2015

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Head over to Ballard this weekend for all kinds of seafood, a beer garden, arts and crafts, and live entertainment—including a skate event.

Wed, July 8
Red Bull Sound Select: TR/ST
Canadian musician Robert Alfons’s electro-rock project TR/ST comes to Seattle with its multilayered, mysterious, synth-laden sound. This edition of Red Bull Sound Select also features two rising Pacific Northwest artists: the earthy, intimate vocals of Portland musician Novosti, and Seattle electro duo Cuff Lynx. Barboza, $3 with RSVP

Thur, July 9
Seattle Outdoor Movies: Back to the Future
Spend your Thursday night decade-hopping with Marty McFly as he travels back in time to save his parents' union–and his own existence. In addition to the outdoor showing of the 1985 classic, there will also be live entertainment and plenty of Seattle’s finest food trucks: Wicked Pies, Caramia’s Sweet Treaties, and more. Magnuson Park, $5

July 10–12
West Seattle Summer Fest
Score a victory for West Seattle in the neighborhood-summer-block-party battle. Despite being free, West Seattle Summer Fest boasts a better musical lineup (featuring the Thermals and local favorites like La Luz, the Cave Singers, Kithkin, and S) than its Capitol Hill counterpart, while sporting a much more laid-back, family-friendly vibe. The West Seattle Junction, Free

July 11–12
Ballard SeafoodFest 
There’s something distinctly Old Seattle about having the flavors of the Pacific wash over your taste buds at Ballard SeafoodFest. Whether indulging in a classic buttery salmon filet or being slightly more adventurous with various shellfish, there’s an ocean of flavor to be had. NW Market Street, Free

Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival
For one weekend in July, the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival turns Volunteer Park into the biggest stage in town. While mom and dad take in Shakespearean classics like Hamlet, children can check out classic fairy tales in The Journey of the Bell: Tales of Wonder and Adventure from Hans Christian Andersen. Volunteer Park, Free

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