With sunny weather, sudsy sips, and festivals galore on the horizon, there’s undoubtedly something to meet everyone’s fancy this month. Dig out your sunscreen, indulge in the city’s best al fresco dining spots, and explore the incredible events that are taking place in the Emerald City with our FRS Clipper guide to the top 10 things to do in Seattle Now through June.

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1. Seattle Half-Day Wildlife and Whale Watching Tour – Now – June 30

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Credit: FRS Clipper

Embark on an unforgettable Seattle Wildlife and Whale-Watching tour, departing directly from downtown at Pier 69 and save 20% when you book by May 31! Spend an afternoon on the water in one of the world’s most biologically rich marine habitats, Puget Sound, while keeping an eye out for local showstoppers including minke, humpback, and orca whales.

During the excursion, learn from an onboard naturalist providing insights about the region and Seattle’s iconic waterfront, making it an enriching experience for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike!

2. Soak Up the Sun Al Fresco Style – Now – June 30

Stephanie Forrer: Westward
With Westward’s sandy banks and beach umbrellas, you’ll have a hard time believing you’re still in Seattle. Credit: Stephanie Forrer

Known for its spectacular and diverse culinary scene, and rightfully so, the Emerald City sure knows how to tantalize our tastebuds. From mouth-watering street food to luxe rooftop happy hours to superb al fresco dining, head out on a foodie adventure as you drink and dine your way through Seattle’s top restaurants patio style.

3. Seattle Sporting Events – Now – June 30

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The smell of game day food fills the air alongside freshly poured beer. Fans trickle into the stadiums decked out in bright green and navy blue. It’s time to celebrate the return of warmer weather Seattle style – Cheering on our Seattle MarinersSounders, and Storm.

With games and events scattered across the city, grab your friends and family and revel amongst your peers as you cheer on your favorite team.

4. 50th Anniversary of Seattle Pride – June 1 – 30

Spend the day with good food, great people, and live music as you kick-off pride month. Credit: @seattlepridefest
Spend the day with good food, great people, and live music as you kick-off pride month. Credit: @seattlepridefest

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Seattle Pride this June! Kick off a month of celebrations with Pride in the Park on June 1st, featuring an incredible lineup of musicians, vendors, and food trucks as you drink, dance, and dine your way through volunteer park in the Northwest’s epicenter of the LGBTQAI+ community, the colorful neighborhood of Capitol Hill.

5. Bacon Eggs and kegs Festival June 1-2

Sip and Savor at this year's Bacon Eggs & Kegs Festival. Photo Credit: @baconeggskegs
Sip and Savor at this year’s Bacon Eggs & Kegs Festival. Photo Credit: @baconeggskegs

Brunch lovers, mark your calendars for the ultimate foodie event and get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering selection of breakfast delights at the Bacon Eggs and Keg Festival! Taking place at the Lumen Field Event Center on June 1 & 2 from 11am – 3pm, treat your tastebuds to a 30ft Bloody Mary bar overflowing with all your favorite toppings and garnishes, top Seattle restaurants, food trucks, and talented chefs serving up your morning favorites, and themed activities and live music to pair.

6. Celebrate Seattle’s Craft Brew Scene – June 7 & 22-23

Immerse yourself in Seattle’s bustling craft beer culture as you geek out on a variety of flavors at this year’s Brewology event at the Pacific Science Center on June 7th. Enjoy ten tastings with live demos and activities and take home a 3-oz souvenir to cap off your hoppy-filled evening.

Looking for more sudsy sips? Don’t miss out on Washington Brewers Fest returning this year at the Seattle Center June 22 & 23rd!

7. Seattle International Dance Festival – June 8-16

Be blown away from artistic expression through contemporary dance. Credit: @seattleidf
Be blown away from artistic expression through contemporary dance. Credit: @seattleidf

Witness the beauty of dance as it flows through different cultures, aesthetics, and languages at this year’s Seattle International Dance Festival. During this weeklong showcase of global talent, enjoy an evening of creative expression with performances sure to inspire.

8. Free Washington State Park Days – June 8, 9, 19

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors.
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

Great news for outdoor enthusiasts! For three days in June – the 8th, 9th, and 19th – you can venture into Washington state’s stunning landscapes and enjoy over 100 state parks without the need for a discover pass. Whether you are a local or a visitor, soak up the sunshine and enjoy the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

9. Fremont Solstice Parade – June 22 – 23

Enjoy a dazzling display of Seattle flare at the Fremont Solstice Parade. Credit: @fremontartscouncil
Enjoy a dazzling display of Seattle flare at the Fremont Solstice Parade. Credit: @fremontartscouncil

The vibrant and quirky Fremont Solstice Parade, located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, ushers in a weekend chock full of local festivities. Grab a seat during the parade as stilt walkers make their way through the streets, painted cyclists whizz by, and artistic expression takes center stage.

While in the neighborhood, stop by the Fremont Fair and browse the largest summer outdoor market, featuring art, crafts, food, and more from over 300 vendors.

10. Father’s Day – June 18

The museum’s Great Gallery is a six-story, glass-and-steel exhibit hall containing 39 full-size historic aircraft. Credit: Chris Blakeley

From custom cars to action-packed sports, we’re sure there’s something for dad in Seattle this month. Wherever interests may lie, wrap up a fun-filled weekend at one of Seattle’s exciting events with a bow sure to do the trick.

Got a knack for all things aviation? Head over to the Museum of Flight, where dads receive free admission on Father’s Day! Up for a good laugh? Grab tickets to Seattle’s improv show sure to put a smile on his face and bring out the “good kind” of tears. (Insider tip: Be sure to check out the Father’s Day brunches and dinners around the city.). 

Shimmering emerald waters lapping against a bustling waterfront scene, Olympic Mountains to one side and Pike Place Market to the other. What’s not to love about Seattle? June is when the city really shines, and a variety of festivals only breathe even more life into the Seattle scene. Whether you’re soaking up the sights at the Fremont Solstice parade or kicking back with a good brew and bite, seize every free day during a month chock full of festivities.


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