What’s On in Seattle?

An Opinionated List of Interesting Upcoming Events

Updated August 4, 2017

Seattle Events and Festivals

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
  • Metallica
    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
  • Hempfest
    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