Situated at the nexus of local culture, world-class architecture, culinary gems, greenspaces, and the waterfront, Spire is conveniently located where Belltown, South Lake Union and Denny Triangle meet – making access to the best of Seattle’s summertime events a breeze. Take advantage of the long, sunny days and mild temperatures by filling your calendar with our list of things to do near Spire.
The South Lake Union Saturday Market returns weekly for the 8th season, starting now through September 30. The thriving market is conveniently located just next door to Denny Park in the heart of South Lake Union neighborhood featuring over 65 booths from Makers, food purveyors and food trucks.
Start your summer with a bang during Fireworks Nights at nearby T-Mobile Park. Enjoy a series of postgame fireworks shows at T-Mobile Park all summer long. There will be a total of seven fireworks nights, all on Friday evenings! View the schedule here.
Walk to the Seattle waterfront, your binoculars and camera in tow! One of the most iconic things to do in a Pacific Northwest summer is to go on a Seattle whale-watching tour. This is the perfect time to see our local whales playing in their natural habitat, and they love showing off for the boats.
Outside of a picnic atop Level 40 on Spire’s SLU Terrace, the Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth is the best way to experience the 4th of July in the Pacific Northwest. The show features a fully choreographed fireworks presentation accompanied by a musical score and a host of pre-show activities during the day. There are several seating options and multiple vantage points to enjoy the show, Lake Union for an overhead view, Gas Works Park for a hilltop view, and Lake Union Park for a darker sky view. Each location offers its own unique experience.
Summer in Seattle is the perfect time to cheer on the local soccer team, the Sounders. Head to Lumen Field to join the enthusiastic soccer fans Seattle is known for having. Die-hard fans know every single chant, so it doesn’t hurt to learn some of the words to fit in before you go.
Movies at the Mural. Experience movies outdoors at Seattle Center each summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other and located right at your feet when you call Spire home.
Indulge in the ultimate ice cream experience at the Scooped Ice Cream Festival. With over 75 of the best local and national ice cream brands, this two-day extravaganza on July 8-9, at Seattle Center, promises to satisfy your sweet tooth like never before.
The Midsummer Classic returns to the Emerald City on July 11. Get ready for an unforgettable 2023 All-Star Week featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the 93rd edition of the All-Star Game presented by Mastercard and additional festivities throughout Seattle.
Grab and friend and get your art fix in Belltown. Every month on the second Friday, the community is welcomed into galleries, shops, and art studios to enjoy exhibits and meet Seattle-based artists during the Belltown Art Walk. Events are coming up on July 14, August 11 and September 8.
Seattle’s premier food festival, the Bite of Seattle, returns to the Seattle Center this July 21-23. Savor the delicious culinary world of Seattle as you tour over 200 of the region’s finest restaurants and specialty food curators. Then wash it down with craft beer and cider samples, plus over 50 live music performances and so much more!
Seattle Art Fair, a one-of-a-kind showcase for the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest, and a leading destination for the best in modern and contemporary art, returns to the Lumen Field Event Center for its seventh edition on July 27-30.
BLASTFEST: Afrobeats Music Festival. The premiere of Afrobeats music festival of the Pacific Northwest is coming on July 29 to the Seattle Center. The event features artists: Asake, Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Focalistic, Mannywellz, DJ Blast and more.
Day In Day Out is coming to the heart of Seattle. This 2-day music festival will be in the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center on August 12-13. Bon Iver and Leon Bridges are headlining the music festival this year. Other headliners include Dominic Fike, Willow, Explosions in the Sky, and Alex G.
Get your tickets early! The Pike Place Market Foundation once again brings together 100 of the region’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries for Sunset Supper at the Market on August 18. With a backdrop of the sunset overlooking the Puget Sound, enjoy local food, and drinks and entertainment in the heart of Seattle’s historic Market.
Bumbershoot 2023. Legendary Festival Celebrates 50 Years this Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3 at Seattle Center. The festival is a celebration of the art, music, food, technology and the culture that permeates the Pacific Northwest.
Whether you’re looking to call Seattle home or have already found your way here and are ready to settle into a new place to call home, don’t forget to book your private tour of Spire and take in views like no other. Life on the edge allows for a life well-lived with some of Seattle’s best year-round cultural destinations and experiences within easy reach.
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