Gorge Yourself

Music Festivals Worth a Trip

From the Gorge Amphitheatre to Fort Worden, our favorite live music destinations are coming back to life with fests like Watershed and Thing.

06/03/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Festival Planner

A Guide to Fairs, Fetes, and Fests

Which music festivals, neighborhood street fairs, and Pride celebrations are on this year in Seattle?

04/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Indie City

Day In Day Out Announces 2022 Lineup

The Seattle summer music festival, which debuted in the absence of Capitol Hill Block Party last year, announces headliners Mitski and Mac DeMarco.

03/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Water's Fine

Swimply Rents Backyard Swimming Pools by the Hour

The Airbnb of swimming pools lets renters borrow a Seattle-area backyard for an hour or two. Here's our review.

08/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Make a Splash

This Is What Happens When a Fashion Stylist Designs Inflatable Pools

Seattle-based Mylle makes pools you actually want to put on your front lawn—or rooftop, or square of grass.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

World Traveler

A Guide to Seattle’s Summer Cultural Festivals

Snag a taste of the dance, music, food, and crafts that the world has to offer—without leaving the city.

07/10/2019 By Sam Jones

Lawn Songs

Seattle Summer Outdoor Concert Guide 2019

The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, and many, many more.

06/04/2019 By Sam Jones

Cannonball

Great Swimming Holes within 2 Hours of Seattle

You don’t even need a boat for water hijinks—just hit the road to the region’s best swimming holes.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 10–12

Volunteer Park ups its wattage, Seattle saves its history, and Sub Pop gives you< a present for its birthday.

08/10/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 3–5

KEXP outdoors, a well-done roasting, and beyond the Pavement.

08/03/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 13–15

Spend the whole weekend outside, don't recycle your milk cartons yet, and would ya look at all that free stuff.

07/13/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Summer Arts 2017

Seattle's Must-See, Must-Do Events This Summer

Fun in the sun (and occasionally inside too).

06/14/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

'Tis the Season

10 Quintessentially Summer Things to Do in Seattle

Between outdoor shows and weekend trips, make time for the city’s most elemental summer pursuits.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Summer In The City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2017

Bust out the lawn chairs and curl up with a blanket for some cinema under the stars.

06/09/2017 By Liz Weber

Feature

Seattle Summer Arts Guide 2016

Make the most of the season with these tasty cultural pairings.

06/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Concert Guide 2016

Because you can see music indoors the other three seasons.

06/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2016

Make the most of the cinematic season.

05/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

FIlm

Fremont Outdoor Cinema Loses Its Home

The family behind Seattle's oldest summer outdoor movie series tries to figure out a way to keep the neighborhood tradition alive.

04/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld