Must List: Vintage Seafair Photos, SLU Art Walk & More Events

Things to do in Seattle this weekend
Posted July 31, 2014
Browse art during South Lake Union's neighborhood Art Walk

Must Get Nostalgic
Throwback with Vintage Seafair Photos

(8/2 to 8/3, times vary) — Seattle's events-filled summer festival culminates this weekend with the Blue Angels air show, hydroplane boat races along Lake Washington, SalmonFest and plenty more to keep you busy. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we dove into the Seattle Municipal Archives to find some vintage snapshots from Seafairs past.

Must See
Traipse the South Lake Union Art Walk

Friday, (8/1, times vary) — South Lake Union is suddenly filling up with art, from the new hamper sculpture by Whiting Tennis (“The Laundry Strike”) to the Mad Art Space, which unveils an immense new sculpture by John Grade this month, and the Seattle Storefronts installations in the windows of the Amazon buildings. See it all during the neighborhood’s Art Walk.

Must Play
7 Chic Lawn Games for Summer

Pour yourself a Tom Collins and slip into your finest seersucker—we’re playing lawn games. Today’s backyard summer recreation calls for croquet sets, checkerboards and badminton rackets of the rarefied variety, bursting with color and clean lines.

Must Hear
Author Amy Bloom Reads at Seattle Central Library

Monday (8/4, 7 p.m.) — Best-selling author Amy Bloom adds to her impressive collection of short stories, essays and novels with her new novel, Lucky Us. Hear her read from yet another winner on Monday night. 

Must Go East
Family-Friendly Farm Fun at Fox Hollow

(Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) — This scenic farm in Issaquah is jam-packed with pint-sized amusement, including pettable animals roaming the grounds, pony rides, a miniature train, inflatable castles and blooming gardens that are a picturesque backdrop for picnics.