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FREE: Things to do summer 2018

Emma Austin, Staff Writer

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Looking for things to do this summer? Tired of being an introvert and want to get out in the sun? Here are some activities in or around Seattle that may be worth looking into— especially if your broke.

 

PhotoFest

Photography weekend

June 9 – 10, 2018

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 – 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 – 11am-5pm

PhotoFest offers free talks and workshops about photography, photo walks, and a chance to meet reps from the camera industry at Glazer’s Camera. Free. http://www.glazerscamera.com/photofest

Event Locations
Retail Store, Glazer’s Classroom and In-store Vendors
811 Republican St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Workshops and More Vendor Booths

400 Dexter Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

 

Bite of Seattle 

July 20-22, 2018 – Seattle Center 

“First introduced to the Seattle area in 1982 at Greenlake with 26 restaurants and 1 entertainment stage, Bite of Seattle has grown into one of Seattle’s largest summer food festivals.”

Festival Hours: Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 9 PM; Sunday 11 AM – 8 PM. FREE Admission.

You can find further info on their website dedicated to the event:

https://www.biteofseattle.com/

 

Shoreline Arts Festival

June 23 – 24, 2018

Shoreline Arts Festival offers a juried art show, entertainment, food truck court, ethnic exhibits, and children’s art activities at Shoreline Center. Free.

Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155\

You can find further info on their website dedicated to the event:

shorelineartsfestival.org

 

Car show

June 30, 2018

8AM-4PM

The Greenwood Car Show is 1.5 miles of classic cars, hot rods, antique wonders, live bands, kids’ activities, and vendors on Greenwood Ave. N.  Free admission.

Visit the website for further info:

http://www.greenwoodcarshow.com/

Greenwood Car Show
9001 Holman Road NW
Seattle, WA 98117

 

Every Sunday Georgetown Trailer Park Mall

“The GT Trailer Park Mall offers independent artists, designers, makers and collectors to sell their goods direct in a one-of-a-kind environment thriving with community.  Each trailer houses a permanent, independently run shop.  Pop-ups and table tops can be rented by the weekend.”

Visit the website for further info:

http://www.georgetowntrailerpark.com/

5805 Airport Way South,
Seattle Wash. 98108

Sat:  noon – 7pm
Sun:  11 – 4pm

 

Craft show at Seattle Center

July 1, 2018

Shop for handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, stationery, art, candles, housewares, and food at Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. Repeats in December. Free.

http://www.seattlecenter.com/

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

 

2018 Summer Outdoor Movies

Sat., July 21

Jumanji (PG-13) Piazza Park Downtown Renton Movie @ Dusk

Fri., Aug 3

Despicable Me 3* (PG) Henry Moses Aquatic Center Gates Open 8:00pm Movie @ Dusk

Fri., Aug 10

Coco (PG) Sunset Neighborhood Park Movie @ Dusk

Fri., Aug 24

Wonder (PG) Cascade Elem. School Movie @ Dusk

For the movie playing at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center, tickets can be purchased for $5.00 beginning at 7:00pm. Entry to facility begins at 8:00pm.

 

2018 Summer Concerts at Coulon @ 7-8:30

Renton City Band- June 27th

Cherry Cherry – July 11th

3 Trick Pony- July 28th

Oncore- August 1st

Crème Tangerine- August 8th

 

Free state park day

June 2, 9, 10, 2018

On State Parks Free Days, you can picnic and play at any of the 140 Washington State Parks for FREE, without a Discover pass.

Parks near Seattle include:

Squak Mountain State Park                          

21430 S.E. May Valley Road
Issaquah, WA 98029

Lake Sammamish State Park

2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027

Bridle Trails State Park

5300 116th Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98033

 

Living Computers Museum

First Thursdays of every month from 5:00-8:00, admission is FREE.

First Thursday dates this summer include:

June 7th

July 5th

August 2nd

“Along with free admission – guest will now enjoy access to our Office Hours, including activities, demos, and your favorite makers and engineers.”

You can visit the website for further information.

http://livingcomputers.org/

2245 First Ave S
Seattle WA 98134
206-342-2020

 

 The Museum of Flight

“The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world!”

They have a 3D Movie Theater, and several exhibitions.

Open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

The first Thursday of each month, the Museum is open from 5:00 PM – 9:00PM with FREE ADMISSION!

First Thursday dates this summer include:

June 7th

July 5th

August 2nd

Visit the website for further info:

http://www.museumofflight.org/

9404 E. Marginal Way South,

Seattle, WA 98108-4097

 

SAM Seattle Art Museum

On the first Thursday of each month, SAM offers half-price admission to the special exhibition and free admission to the SAM Collections and Installations.

First Thursday dates this summer include:

June 7th

July 5th

August 2nd

Visit the website for further info: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit

1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

 

 

 

About the Writer
Emma Austin, Editor-in-Chief

Hi guys! My name is Emma Austin; I’m a Junior, and Part-IB student here at Renton High School.

I enjoy journaling, writing, reading, and attending...

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