Downtown (Center City) Parks

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Rain-out lines: call after 1 p.m. on day of event to inquire about potential weather cancellations.
For Bell Street, Cascade Playground, Denny, Hing Hay, and Freeway parks: 206-684-7710.
For Westlake Park: 206-613-3232.

Download and/or print out the PDF of all events here!

Dancing

Dancing 'Til Dusk

Fourteen magical evenings of free, live music and social dancing (no experience or partner required). All programs run 6-9:30 p.m.  At 6 p.m. is a one-hour beginner lesson; then at 7 p.m. - Let the dancing begin!

Visit www.danceforjoy.biz for more information.

Tue., July 10 Swing Hing Hay Park
Thu., July 12 Waltz and more Occidental Park
Tue., July 17 Honky Tonk Westlake Park
Thu., July 19 Swing Occidental Park
Tue., July 24 Zydeco Westlake Park
Thu., July 26 Big Band Swing Freeway Park
Tue., July 31 Swing Westlake Park
Thu., Aug. 2 Salsa Freeway Park
Tue., Aug. 7 WC Swing Westlake Park
Thu., Aug. 9 Blues, Soul, Funk Freeway Park
Tue., Aug. 14 Tango Westlake Park
Thu., Aug. 16 Gypsy Jazz Swing Freeway Park
Tue., Aug. 21 All Styles Westlake Park
Thu., Aug. 23 Waltz and more Freeway Park

Freeway Park Fair & Square Dance: CANCELLED

Enjoy an evening in the park with performances, square dancing, fortune telling, fair food, and more!
Date: Friday, Aug. 24, from 5-9 p.m. 
Location: Freeway Park

Family Fun

Back to School Celebration

Bouncy houses, games, prizes and backpack giveaways with school supplies.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 1, from 12-4 p.m.  
Location: Denny Park

Block Party

Free raffle, BBQ, bouncy houses and music.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5 - 8 pm
Location: Cascade Playground

Cascade Kids Days

Bouncy houses, games, art, free ice cream, and kids' workshops.
Dates: Saturdays, July 7, 28, Aug. 11, from 12-3 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground

Family Fun Evenings

Join community center staff to create fantastic art, participate in games, enjoy kid-friendly concerts, and other special activities.
Dates: Fridays, July 13-Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Donnie Chin International Children's Park

Freeway Park Fountain Festival 

Celebrate the heat of summer and our Park's greatest architectural features with water games, food, music, face painting and more.
Date: Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Freeway Park

Freeway Park in Bloom

Experience the bounty of our summer landscape with free flowers, food, tree tours, music and more!
Date: Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Freeway Park

National Night Out

Neighborhood gathering with BBQ and activities.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5-9 p.m.
Location: Denny Park

Center City Cinema

Join us for movies under the stars! Pre-movie activities start at 6 pm and the movie begins at dusk.

Fri., July 6 Cascade Playground Wonder Woman
Fri., July 13 Westlake Park Wonder Woman
Fri., July 20 Cascade Playground Coco
   Westlake Park  Coco
Fri., July 27 Cascade Playground WALL-E
Fri., Aug. 3 Westlake Park Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Sat., Aug. 4 Hing Hay Park Rumble in the Bronx
Fri., Aug. 10 Freeway Park A League of Their Own
   Westlake Park Sleepless in Seattle
Sat., Aug. 11 Hing Hay Park Mulan (Sing-along)
Fri., Aug. 17 Denny Park Black Panther
   Westlake Park Hook
Sat., Aug. 18 Hing Hay Park Mulan (sing-along)
Fri., Aug. 24 Denny Park Coco
   Westlake Park Black Panther
Sat., Aug. 25 Hing Hay Park Allegiance: The Musical
Fri., Aug. 31 Bell Street Park Black Panther

Music and Concerts

Belltown Beats

Featuring local musicians.
Dates:  Fridays, June 15-Aug. 31 • 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Bell Street Park  

6/15 George Varghese
6/22 Young Chhaylee
6/29 Julia Massey
7/6 Aline Vida
7/13 Tekla Waterfield
7/20 Tobias The Owl
7/27 Devin Sinha
8/3 Andre Feriante
8/10 Delilah Beaucoup
8/17 Cynthia Alexander
8/24 Blue Space
8/31 CAMERON LAVI-JONES 

Chalk Art & Music Festival

Walk Bell Street Park to view the chalk art.
Date:  Sunday, Aug. 12 • 2-7 p.m.
Location: Bell Street Park  

Concert At The Columns: Random Acts Of Music

Mini concerts by talented local musicians.
Dates:  Fridays, July 6-Sept. 14 • 6-9 p.m. *Special Latin Night on Thursday, August 16
Location: Plymouth Pillars Park

Downtown Summer Sounds

Free live music at a variety of locations throughout downtown Seattle. All programs run 12-1 p.m.

Tues., July 10 Occidental Square
Thu., July 12  City Hall
Thu., July 19 City Hall
Thu., July 26 City Hall
Thu., Aug. 2 City Hall
Fri., Aug. 3 Freeway Park
Thu., Aug. 9 City Hall
Thu., Aug. 16 City Hall
Thu., Aug. 23 City Hall
Tue., Aug. 28 Westlake Park
Thu., Aug. 30 City Hall

Free Blues and Cool Jazz

Enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz and electric blues amongst the hidden oasis of fountains, trees and blooms.
Dates: Sundays, July 8-Aug. 26 • 2-4 p.m.  
Location:
Freeway Park

7/8 Rik Wright
7/15 Brett "Bad Blood" Benton
7/22 Patti Allen
7/29 Limited Edition
8/5 Kate Voss and the Big Boss Band
8/12 Happy Orchestra
8/19 Jacqueline Tabor
8/26 Disorganized

Seattle Chamber Music Festival -Music Under The Stars

Freeway Park Live broadcast of the performance from Benaroya Hall on 98.1 Classical KING FM. Bring a picnic! BBQs are available for grilling.
Dates:  Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 • 7-10 p.m
Location: Freeway Park

Summer Stage

Concerts in the park with talented local musicians.
Dates: Thursdays, May 31-Sept. 27 • 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground

Arts and Crafts

Artist's Carnival

Dates: Tuesdays, June 5-Aug. 28 · 4-6 p.m.
Location: Westlake Park     

Children's Summer Art's Program  

Museum activities from Seattle Children's Museum, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium and KidsQuest Children's Museum.
Dates: Fridays, July 6-Aug. 31 · 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Location: Westlake Park     

Community Art Table   

Get inspired by a variety of unique local artists and create your own masterpiece. 
Dates: Fridays, June 15-Aug. 31 · 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Location: Bell Street Park     

Community Kite Painting  

Paint a kite to be included in Freeway Parks 6th Annual Art-Kite Installation.
Dates: Fridays, July 6-Aug. 24 · 12-2 p.m. 
Location: Freeway Park (Seneca Plaza)       

Kids Art in The Park   

Weekly arts and crafts workshops in the park with ReCreative and other artists. 
Dates: Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 29 · 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground

Lectures and Storytelling

Drag Queen Storytelling
Dates: Fridays, June 1-29 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Westlake Park

Other Storytelling
Dates: Wednesdays, July 25-Aug. 22 • 12-1:30 p.m. 
Location: Hing Hay Park

Paint in The Park

Show off your painting skills in the park! Paint a Seattle vista and take your artwork home.

Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 15 • 4-6 p.m. 
Location: Denny Park (w/BrushCapades)

Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 • 5-7 p.m.
Location: Occidental Square (w/Gage Academy)

Dates: Tues. and Thu., Aug. 2-Sept. 27 • 4-6 p.m. 
Location: Victor Steinbrueck Park (w/BrushCapades)

Dates: Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2 • 5-7 p.m.
Location: Westlake Park (w/BrushCapades)

Gardening

Garden Workshops

Learn about container gardening and growing tomatoes.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 10, 24 • 5-7 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground

Herbalism Classes

Join Moonlight Medicine to learn aboutherbal remedies for stress, immunity, and skin.
Dates: Wednesdays, June 13, 27, July 11 • 5-7 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground

Tilth Gardening Classes

Learn how to garden in the Belltown Cottage Park P-Patch.
Dates: Sat., July 14, and Sun., Aug. 19 • 1-3 p.m.
Location: Belltown Cottage Park P-Patch

Tulip Planting

Join in planting tulip bulbs in Denny Park.
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 29 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Location: Denny Park

Pet Fun

Dog-o-ween

Dress your dog in its favorite costume, and allow them to indulge in treats, activities, and more along Bell Street.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 27 • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Bell Street Park

Pop-up Dog Park

Dates: Sundays, June 16, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9,Oct. 14 • All-day
Location: Occidental Square

Off-Leash Areas

Regrade, 3rd and Bell St.
Plymouth Pillars, Boren Ave. and Pike St.
Denny Park, 100 Dexter Ave. N

Fitness, Games and Books

Bootcamp In the Park

Dates: Saturdays, June 6, 16, 23, July 7, 28, Aug. 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22 from 10-11 a.m.
Location: Cascade Playground     

Community Yoga Classes   

Hosted by the Washington Athletic Club, all levels are welcome to join.
Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 1-Aug. 29*, from 12-1 p.m. (*No class Aug. 15)
Location: Freeway Park (Upper Lawn)    

Community Zumba Classes   

Hosted by the Washington Athletic Club, all levels are welcome to join
Dates: Mondays, July 16-Aug. 20 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Freeway Park    

Drop-In Activities   

Bocce: Daily at Occidental Square Park. Borrow balls at information kiosk.
Chess: Daily at Bell Street, Hing Hay, Westlake, and Occidental Square Parks.
Pickleball: Sundays at Bell St. Park (b/w 2nd-3rd Ave.) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ping-Pong: Daily at Hing Hay, Waterfront Park, Westlake, and Occidental Square Parks.       

Fitness Fridays   

Cue Crossfit with the November Project from 6:29-7:29 a.m. 
Fitness at Lunch with Seattle Fitness from 12-1pm
Dates: Fridays, June 8-Aug. 31
Location: Occidental Square    

Freeway Park Book Carts   

New/Used books $2-3
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 4-Sept. 28 from 12-2 p.m.
Location: Freeway Park     

Tai Chi   

Dates: Fourth Wednesday of each month, May-Sept. from 3-4 p.m.
Location: Hing Hay Park
or
Dates:
Saturdays, July 21, Aug. 4, 18 • 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Location: Westlake Park       

Yoga in The Park   

Free drop-in yoga sessions
Dates: Saturdays, June 2-Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Cascade Playground