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New: Get Outside: Pickett Street’s Outdoor Entertainment Guide for Summer 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019

Who needs to travel when your home state was recently ranked the best state in the country? According to US News and World Report, Washington’s position as a “tech powerhouse,” the fact that it has the fastest growing economy, and its commitment to clean energy make this the best spot to call home. 

As such, let’s celebrate the Puget Sound area’s excellence with a guide to outdoor events. This summer, the Pickett Street team encourages you to get outside, kick off your shoes, and enjoy the salty sunshine as much as possible.

Also—if you need a hand buying or selling a home in the Puget Sound area this summer, get in touch with the team by phone 425-502-5397 or by email at

Outdoor Theater

Nerd that I am, every summer I try to find a discounted Shakespeare performance at an outdoor theater. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the still, cool summer dusk to watch the stars come out as a story unfolds on stage. Here’s the complete guide to outdoor theater in Seattle this summer. A few of highlights include:

1. Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet

Cost: FREE

When: July 11th-August 11th

Where: various parks around the Puget Sound

2. Greenstage’s Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival

Cost: FREE

When: July 13th-14th

Where: Volunteer Park

Outdoor Concerts

Seattle as long been a mecca for music, and every summer the Puget Sound area hosts concerts featuring both big artists and up-and-coming artists. The Seattle Times offers this handy Seattle summer concert guide. Here are a few music events to watch out for:

1. Northwest Folklife Festival

Cost: $10 per person, $20 per family

When: May 24th-27th

Where: Seattle Center

2. Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

Cost: $45-$400

When: July 11th-13th

Where: Carnation, WA

3. Echoes Through the Canyon: Brandi Carlisle, Emmylou Harris, and Neko Case

Cost: $55-$125

When: June 1st, 6pm

Where: Gorge Amphitheater 

Food and Drink

Just thinking about the unreal flavors of Puget Sound summer produce makes my mouth water. In fact, Food & Wine ranks Seattle as one of the top ten cities for food in the U.S. Check out these foodie events around the area: 

1. Ballard Seafood Festival

Cost: Free entry, plus cost of food from vendors

When: July 12th-14th

Where: Downtown Ballard

2. Seattle International Beer Festival

Cost: $25-$50

When: July 12th-14th, 12pm-10pm 

Where: Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center

3. Bite of Seattle

Cost: $22-$27

When: July 19th-21st

Where: Seattle Center and The Alley

4. Washington Brewers Festival

Cost: $25-$75

When: June 14th-16th

Where: Marymoor Park

Additionally, don’t forget Seattle’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series June 8th-9th, the Fremont Fair on June 22nd and 23rd, and Seattle Pride on June 30th. And finally, if you’re interested in more real estate-themed events, Pickett Street’s upcoming free home buyer classes are Saturday May 18th, Saturday June 1st, and Saturday June 15th. If you’re interested in joining, email Have a wonderful weekend, readers!

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