An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events
Updated August 4, 2017
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Ongoing & Current Events in Seattle
- Edible City: A Delicious Journey
MOHAI’s year long exhibit, showcasing the unique culinary history and culture of Seattle.
Through September • Museum of History and Industry
- Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Artifacts from and exploration of the terracotta army of the Qin, the First Imperial Dynasty of China.
April 8 – September 4 • Pacific Science Center
- Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis
The celebrated artist’s re-telling of the biblical story in cubism and silkscreen.
April 8 – October 1 • Henry Art Gallery
- The Jim Henson Exhibition
World premiere exhibit, featuring puppets, storyboards, scripts, and clips from the iconic puppet artist’s career.
Opens May 20 • MoPOP
- Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
The Japanese artist’s visually stunning and fantastically immersive installations come to the Seattle Art Museum.
June 30 – September 10 • Seattle Art Museum
August 2017 Events in Seattle
- Seattle Art Fair
Modern and contemporary works from 93 galleries from around the world for collectors to purchase and the rest of us to ogle.
August 3-6 • CenturyLink Field Event Center
- Seafair Weekend
Air shows, picnics, and hydroplane races on Lake Washington.
August 4-6 • Lake Washington
- Madame Butterfly
Seattle Opera’s modernized production of a Puccini classic.
August 5-19 • McCaw Hall
- Belle and Sebastian
The Scottish pop group brings their unique sound stateside.
August 8 • Paramount Theatre
The metal mega-band makes a Seattle stop on its stadium tour since the 1990s.
August 9 • CenturyLink Field
- South Lake Union Block Party
Food trucks, a beer garden, interactive art, and live music from Hey Marseilles.
August 11 • South Lake Union Discovery Center
Political rally, concert, and arts and crafts fair celebrating marijuana on Seattle’s downtown waterfront.
August 18-20 • Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, Olympic Sculpture Park
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The iconic band visits the Emerald City on its 40th Anniversary tour.
August 19 • Safeco Field
- Viking Days
A family-friendly weekend of Nordic fun; food, beer garden, entertainment, and a Viking encampment.
August 19-20 • Nordic Heritage Museum, Ballard