Celebrate Summer: Exciting And Fun Things To Do in Seattle This July 2024!

Welcome to Summer in Seattle this July 2024! As the city comes alive with vibrant festivals, outdoor adventures, and cultural events, there’s no shortage of fun things activities to enjoy. Whether you’re a local looking to explore your hometown or a visitor ready to experience the best of the Pacific Northwest, our guide to Seattle’s summer activities will help you make the most of your sunny days and starry nights. Dive into our top picks and get ready for an unforgettable July in the Emerald City!

Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

Discover Seattle’s original neighborhood, Pioneer Square, on this guided walking tour. Explore the underground pathways that were built in the southwest corner of the Emerald City more than 120 years ago. Learn about Seattle’s history and the events that transformed this once-small Indigenous dwelling place into one of the most popular and thriving cities in the United States. Each small-group tour is unique, with insider tips from a professional, local guide. Enjoy a walking tour of old Seattle. Learn about Seattle’s history and the events that led to its beginnings. Compare modern-day Pioneer Square with that of yesteryear. Small group ensures a personalized experience.

Date: July 1 – 31, 2024

Venue: 102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

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Red, White & Kaboom 2024

Join us July 3rd in the Gold & Teal Lots of the Washington State Fairgrounds for live music, food trucks, beer garden, kids’ corner, and a a professional fireworks display.

Date: July 3, 2024

Venue: 110 9th Ave SW Puyallup WA

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Seafair 4th Of July Brought To You By Amazon

The Seafair 4th of July is the best way to experience Independence Day in the Pacific Northwest.

This fun-packed event features a fully choreographed fireworks presentation accompanied by a musical score and a host of pre-show activities during the day.

4th of July festivities offer several free and reserved seating options and multiple vantage points to enjoy the show, with each location offering its own unique experience.

Date: July 4, 2024

Venue: Gas Works Park, South Lake Union Park, And Lake Union

Free event

Fourth of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Celebrate Independence Day in style on Lake Union! Bring the family, relax, and enjoy a summer evening on the water with a delicious buffet dinner and a front-row view of Seattle’s dazzling fireworks show!

Date: July 4, 2024

Venue: Chandler’s Cove, 901 Fairview Ave. N in Seattle.

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115th Everett’s 4th of July Parade

Ever since 1909, a sense of spirited tradition has swept over Everett every year. July starts to stir feelings of nostalgia and excitement in the hearts of local residents. Yes, we’re talking about the Independence Day Parade – a tradition that has been part of our community for more than a century.
Get up close and personal with the vibrant spectacle of marching bands, magnificent floats, and engaging community participation. A patriotic show like no other! Time-honored custom has people lined up down the streets, eagerly awaiting the procession that’s adorned with flags, festive floats, marching bands and more.
From seniors who’ve seen it all to kids experiencing their first parade we unite to celebrate our nation’s independence and shared American’s belonging. Organized by the Everett July Fourth Foundation, the parade shows our community as a proud civic contributor and place welcoming for all well-meaning American patriots in the pacific northwest.

Date: July 4, 2024

Venue: Downtown Everett

Free event

Tacoma’s 4th of July Summer Blast

Tacoma’s 4th of July celebration is back! Head to the Ruston Way Waterfront where you’ll enjoy a full day of live music, food, entertainment, and craft vendors. The fun begins at noon and ends with spectacular fireworks over Puget Sound.

The celebration takes place at Dune Peninsula and Cummings Park on Ruston Way with over 150 vendors, 2 stages and a 20-minute firework display. The fireworks display can be seen from Dune Peninsula Park in the north, along Ruston Way Waterfront, and stretching to Jack Hyde Park in the south.

Date: July 4, 2024

Venue: Dune Peninsula & Cummings Park Ruston Way Tacoma, WA 98402

Free event

Pioneer Square Festival

Get ready to experience the electrifying energy of the Pioneer Square Fest as it returns for its second year! This two-day extravaganza will fill the streets of Pioneer Square with a captivating celebration of music, art, and community spirit. Brace yourself for an unforgettable spectacle featuring Seattle’s most talented bands performing across multiple stages, accompanied by a diverse array of vendors showcasing their unique wares.

Date: July 5 – 6, 2024

Venue: Occidental Square Park 117 S Washington St., Seattle, WA

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Seattle Seafair Pirates 

Mark your calendars for July 6th! The annual Seafair Pirates Landing at Alki beach is back! A tradition in Seattle for over 70 years. the Pirates will be storming the beach to steal the key to the city on Saturday, July 6. The pirates will land around 1:00 p.m. with festivities beforehand. Once on the beach, the Pirates will entertain kids of all ages, with treasures galore to share.

Date: July 6, 2024


Alki Beach Park

2701 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Free event

 Seattle All-Star Classic Softball Game

Get ready for an electrifying event as the Seattle All Star Classic returns for its third year! On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, head to Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA, for a day filled with top-notch sports action, community spirit, and entertainment. Join us for this exciting celebration that brings together the best athletes and fans for an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss out on this incredible event—grab your tickets now and be part of the excitement! For more details, visit Seattle All Star Classic.

Date: July 6, 2024


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Bloomberg Green Festival

We’re assembling Earth’s foremost collaborators, activists and innovators to lead the way towards a new climate era. Operating across sustainability, design, culture, food, tech, data, science, policy and entertainment – attendees will participate in solutions-driven experiences alongside world-renowned experts to demonstrate meaningful climate action.

Date: July 10 – 13, 2024

Venue: McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA

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Sandstations Sand Sculptures and Competition

Welcome to Sandstation Sand Sculpture and Competition 2024, where creativity meets the shores! This year’s event promises to be a spectacular showcase of artistry, skill, and imagination as talented sculptors from around the globe gather to transform ordinary sand into extraordinary masterpieces. Set against the stunning backdrop of pristine beaches, Sandstation 2024 invites participants and spectators alike to experience the magic of sand sculpting in an atmosphere of fun, competition, and community spirit. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of art, nature, and the enduring wonder of sand.

Date: July 10 – 14, 2024

Venue: Long Beach, WA 98631

Free event

King County Fair 2024

Welcome to the King County Fair 2024, the oldest and most cherished fair in Washington State! This year’s fair promises to be bigger and better than ever, offering a delightful blend of traditional charm and modern attractions. From thrilling rides and entertaining live performances to delicious fair food and engaging agricultural exhibits, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate community, heritage, and the joy of summer at the King County Fair 2024. Come make memories that will last a lifetime!

Date: July 11 – 14, 2024

Venue: ENUMCLAW EXPO CENTER 45224 284th Ave SE Enumclaw, WA 98022

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West Seattle Summer Fest

Welcome to West Seattle Summer Fest 2024, the ultimate celebration of community, culture, and summertime fun! Join us for three unforgettable days filled with live music, mouth-watering food, unique local crafts, and activities for all ages. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, this vibrant festival offers something for everyone, from kids’ activities and bustling vendor booths to beer gardens and street performances. Come and experience the heart and soul of West Seattle in a festival that embodies the spirit of togetherness and joy. See you at Summer Fest 2024!

Date: July 12 – 14, 2024

Venue: The Junction 4210 SW Oregon Street, Suite A Seattle

Free event

Redmond Derby Days

Redmond Derby Days 2024 promises to be an exciting celebration blending community spirit with lively festivities. This annual event, eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike, showcases a vibrant array of activities, including parades, live music performances, arts and crafts exhibitions, and thrilling derby races. Held in the heart of Redmond, Washington, Derby Days brings together families, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a weekend filled with entertainment, delicious food, and the rich culture that defines this dynamic city. Join us for a memorable weekend of fun and community camaraderie at Redmond Derby Days 2024!

Date: July 12 – 13, 2024

Venue: Redmond City Hall Campus, 15670 NE 85th St. in Redmond

Free Event

Lakefair Week

This season marks 67 years of serving our community in Thurston County. Capital Lakefair has been a local tradition since the inaugural festival in 1957, when residents and area small businesses sought to coordinate a family oriented summer event. Lakefair has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profit food vendors, provided a venue for local and regional craft vendors, and provided more than $400,000 in scholarship funding for students from local high schools to pursue the trades and higher education.

Date: July 17 – 21, 2024

Venue: Heritage Park, 5th Ave. SW in Olympia

Free event

DirtFish Summer Fest

We can’t wait to celebrate summer and, of course, all things rally. Bring your family and friends so that they can get just as addicted to rally as you. You won’t be bored. Between thrill rides, car shows, special guests, raffle prizes, food trucks, and a live DJ, you’ll never want to leave!

Date: July 20, 2024

Venue: DirtFish Rally School 7001 396th Drive SE Snoqualmie, WA

Free event

Food Walk Series

Summer is just around the corner! Our Food Walk summer series is back on the 3rd Saturday of June, July and August! 6/15, 7/20, and 8/17 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Find $4, $6, and $8 special menu items from restaurants and cafes across the CID and shop from local retailers. Food Walk is a great way to stuff your bellies and support various neighborhood businesses.

Stop by our information booth at Hing Hay Park during those dates to pick up a physical menu. Map out your route and enjoy delicious bites along the way!

Date: July 20, 2024

Venue: Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S

Free event

Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey is a real estate broker residing in Lake Forest Park, WA who services the Greater Seattle area including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bothell and Edmonds, WA.

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