If you prefer your summer crowded, rowdy and rampant with local music, hit the Capitol Hill Block Party, where you can hear awesome Seattle bands such as Telekinesis, Pickwick, La Luz, Hey Marseilles, Rose Windows and Fly Moon Royalty—all in outdoor glory. 7/26–7/28. Times and prices vary. capitolhillblockparty.com
There are 93 days between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox—that’s 93 official days of summer. But as experienced Seattleites, we know that number doesn’t translate to 93 days of sun (we’d be thrilled just to break last year’s record of 48 clear days in a row). That’s why our summer guide offers ways to make the most of every summer day—rain or shine.