It seems no city celebrates the return of sunshine and long days like Seattle. This year’s summer calendar of events proves the point with seemingly every day full of activities for people from all walks of life. So, whether you’re interested in music, sports, visiting the waterfront for a Ferris wheel ride or a boat tour, arts or nakedness, there is probably an event taking place just around the corner that will make you think summer will last forever.
These gatherings encourage and support the interaction of neighbors, friends, families and strangers, increase the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, and provide positive economic impact.
“Seattle in the summertime is a special place, and Seattleites love to get out and enjoy our beautiful surroundings and kick back, whether running a marathon, seeing a sporting event or taking in some local music,” says Chris Swenson, Chair of the Seattle Special Events Committee. “All of these special events are what help make Seattle the place it is, and highlight our unique neighborhoods and our community.”
Here are three important resources to get you plugged in to all the activity and to know what’s going on this summer and where:
- Participate: City Special Event Calendarhttp://www.seattle.gov/specialevents/events.htm
- Navigate: Traveler’s Information Map and the latest traffic alerts athttp://web6.seattle.gov/travelers/
With long summer days and a short season of beautiful weather, most outdoor events in Seattle are squeezed into the summer months. Sometimes we have multiple large scale events happening on the same day. The City’s online Special Event Calendar has links to event details and route maps that can help you navigate getting to these events, and getting around town.