Our Favorite Affordable Summer Seattle Activities



One of the best parts about living in the Greater Seattle Area is the endless things to do! You all know we LOVE local events! Especially in these beautiful Seattle summer months, we love trying to squeeze in as many local events as we can! But, with all of these options and fun ideas out there, how can you have a great summer but stick to that budget!? Well, lucky for you, Seattle has some fantastic absolutely free, or very cheap summer activities!

This week, we’re sharing 3 of our favorite activities that you can do around Seattle for little or no money!

Food Festivals

Ok, so we love Seattle, we love summer, we love events, but what could make all of that even better?! FOOD! The Greater Seattle Area is the host for multiple amazing food festivals that you won’t want to miss. Check out these festivals listed below if you want some amazing and yummy events this summer. 


Ballard Seafood Fest July 13–15

Seattle Street Food Festival July 7-8 

South Lake Union Food Truck Round-Up July 14

Taste of Edmonds ($5) August 10-12

Bite of Seattle July 20-22




Outdoor Movies

Outdoor movies are one of those amazing Seattle summer activities that you’ll want to bring your family and friends to! They are usually free, and there are awesome opportunities all over the Greater Seattle Area and a vast variety of movies and dates! 


Movies at Marymoor Park ($5) epiceap.com

Seattle Outdoor Cinema (FREE 21+) seattleoutdoormovies.com

Movies at the Mural (FREE) seattlecenter.com

West Seattle Outdoor Movies (FREE) westseattlemovies.blogspot.com

Crossroads Movies at the Park (Free) parks.bellevuewa.gov

Downtown Movies at the Park (FREE) parks.bellevuewa.gov

Movies in the Plaza ($5) carillon-point.com

Summer Sounds and Cinema (free) auburnwa.gov

Films in the Field (Free) parkridgeonline.org

Peddler Brewing Company Outdoor Movie Nights (FREE)




Beautiful Hikes

It’s no secret that Seattle is rainy..so in these few months of beautiful summer days, one thing that we LOVE to do is to get out in nature and hike! Hiking is a fantastic way to see some new places, get out of the city, and even try something new. Here are a few of our favorites! 


Rattlesnake Ledge (Snoqualmie Pass)

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 4 miles roundtrip


Ebey’s Landing (Whidbey Island)

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: Up to 5.6 miles roundtrip


Chain Lakes Loop (North Cascades/Mt. Baker)

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 8 miles


Kendall Katwalk (Snoqualmie Pass)

Length: 11 miles roundtrip

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging


Mt. Dickerman/Perry Creek Meadows

Length: 8 miles (round-trip)


Mt. Pugh 

Length: 11 miles (round-trip)


Hidden Lake Lookout

Length: 8 miles (round-trip)




We hope you have a beautiful Seattle summer full of delicious and fun filled activities! Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get all of our local events updates, or check out our Local Events page for new events posted every Monday! 

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