City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Summer fun is coming!
5/10/2013  12:00:00 PM
Joe Mirabella  (206)733-9810

Summer fun is coming!
City promotes resources to participate, volunteer and navigate summer events

SEATTLE - 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:

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.

Plan ahead for these six big weekends and Fourth of July:

So get out there and participate, volunteer, and navigate through the fun this summer! To make sure you don’t miss any of the action, make sure you pick up a copy of the Seattle Times 2013 Summer Guide.

The Seattle Times 2013 Summer Guide will be a special “save me” section for newcomers (and relatives from out of town), with a look at Seattle’s Top 10 attractions and the city’s best shopping districts. And residents old and new will find the usual comprehensive calendar of Western Washington’s favorite summer festivals and events. Look for it in the May 12 edition of the newspaper and at

Learn about Summer Events in Seattle

Use these resources to find out about more Seattle events all summer long:

Seattle Department of Transportation Summer Streets

Seattle Parks Activities

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Calendar

Seattle Police Department – Night Out Against Crime

Seattle Fire Department Kid’s Safety Day

Seattle Center Events

Seattle Public Library Calendar

Seattle Citywide Events Calendar

Seattle Special Events Office Planning Calendar

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