13 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (July 8-10)

13 Fun Things to Do in South Seattle this Weekend (July 8-10)

It’s one of those embarrassment-of-riches type weekends in South Seattle with music and more music, free movies and plays in the parks, a garden tour and community yard sale and much more. Enjoy, neighbors!


1. Free Outdoor Movie in Jefferson Park
See Princess Bride with an open mic before the movie at at 7 pm. Movie starts at dusk. Dress for the weather and bring a blanket! Presented by Jefferson Advisory Council. Beacon Hill

2. Shakespeare in the Park
GreenStage celebrates its 28th season with Shakespeare in the Park; The Merry Wives of Windsor plays at 7 pm. Seward Park

3. Music Under the Stars
The first in a series of free classical music events at Columbia Park; starts at 7:15 pm with a live performance followed by an audio broadcast of the evening’s Seattle Chamber Music Festival concert, streamed live into the park by KING-FM radio, direct from Benaroya Hall. at 8 pm. Columbia City

4. Festival Fundraiser Party
A night of music, dancing and raffle prizes at Rumba Notes Lounge to raise funds for the annual International Music & Arts Festival. Starts at 8 pm (21+). $15-20 cover at the door helps to pay for the August 14th 2016 at Othello Park. Columbia City


5. Mount Baker Garden Tour
Visit Hidden Gardens and Outdoor Spaces on a garden tour of Seattle’s historic Mount Baker neighborhood. The self guided tour features an eclectic collection of 10 gardens ranging from formal estates, to urban outdoor living spaces, to organic vegetable gardens with chickens. Tickets in advance are $15 and $20 on day of tour. Mount Baker

6. Lakewood Seward Park Community Garage sale
The Lakewood Seward Park CommunityClub, in partnership with Windermere Mt. Baker, will be creating a map to the homes holding garage sales in the neighborhood on Annual Garage Sale Day. Lakewood/Seward Park

7. Summer Story Time Series at Third Place Books
Local author Reagan Jackson kicks off the first storytime event at Third Place Books. In this sequel to Coco LaSwish: A Fish from a Different Rainbow, Coco wakes up with a bad case of the blues. Determined to find her missing colors and swish, she sets off on a journey to meet the Shaman Fish. Lakewood/Seward Park

8. 5th annual Gullah Festival at Life Enrichment Bookstore
Film, storytelling, vendors and delicious Gullah food prepared by Chef Gary: shrimp & grits; fried rice with crab, red beans & rice, barbecued & smoked chicken, fried tilapia, fried corn, greens, macaroni & cheese, hot links, hot dogs, peach cobbler, 7 up cake, pound cake and more. $5/person. Columbia City

9. Shakespeare in the Park
GreenStage celebrates its 28th season with Shakespeare in the Park; Cymbeline plays at 3 pm. Seward Park

10. Pianos in the Parks at Kubota Gardens
Piano decorated by artist Ovidio Cartagena with a performance by Deems Tsutakawa, all at the beautiful Kubota Gardens, 12 to 12:30 pm. Rainier Beach


11. Bicycle Sunday
One of South Seattle’s most beloved traditions, Bicycle Sunday is an opportunity to bike or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to the entrance to Seward Park sans motorized traffic from 10 am to 6 pm on 14 different Sundays this spring and summer (find full list here). Mount Baker to Seward Park

12. Writers Read Open Mic
Writers Read is a monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance; 2 to 4 pm at Columbia Library. Columbia City

13. Beatwalk
For five nights each spring and summer, Columbia City is the place to hear the best live music in the city; 4 to 9 pm, second Sunday of the month, June through October. Columbia City

Hosting an event you’d like to share? Send it to us at gosouthseattle@gmail.com. Photo/Mount Baker Garden Tour: Hidden Gardens and Outdoor Spaces


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