In July 2017, the primary events are outdoor entertainment: outdoor movies, outdoor Shakespeare, outdoor dancing, and oodles of fairs, festivals, and parades everywhere you look. And that’s just the highlihghts. There’s lot’s more summer out there, all over the Puget Sound region.
Music & Performing Arts
July 7 – 9. Festival of Shorts. (Discount tickets at Goldstar through Greater Seattle on the Cheap. When you make a purchase through our link, we earn a commission, which supports the maintenance of this website at no cost to you.)
July 12. Venardos Broadway Circus (Discount tickets at Goldstar through Greater Seattle on the Cheap. When you make a purchase through our link, we earn a commission, which supports the maintenance of this website at no cost to you.)
Free outdoor concert every Sunday on the lawn at Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks
Seattle Discount Tickets and Cheap Entertainment
Visit our cheap tickets page for discount tickets to upcoming stage plays, music concerts, comedy shows, and other local entertainment.
Nourishment for Body, Mind, & Spirit
Movies & Filmmaking
July 6 – August 10, 2017. SIFFsational Summer Series features blockbuster favorites including Jaws, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, E.T., Repo Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and more, each in a double-billing with another blockbuster film. https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-series/siffsational-summer-series
July 7-9, 2017. Czech film festival is a four-month-long festival in 15 major cities in the US and Canada, arrives in Seattle at SIFF. https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-series/czech-that-film.
Seattle Sounders FC home games
Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00PM vs. vs. Eintracht Frankfurt at SEATTLE, WA. Broadcast: JOEtv, ROOT Sports (Outside Seattle), KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:30PM vs. D.C. UNITED at SEATTLE, WA. Broadcast: Q13 FOX, KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:30PM vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES at SEATTLE, WA. Broadcast: JOEtv, Univision-Seattle, ROOT Sports (Outside Seattle), KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM.
Seattle Sounders FC away games
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:00PM at COLORADO RAPIDS. Broadcast: Q13 FOX, KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM
Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:00PM at LA GALAXY, CARSON, CA. Broadcast: ESPN, KIRO 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM
Mariners major league baseball games
Mariner Home Games Schedule. TV: ROOTNW and Radio: 710 ESPN
Mariner Away Games Schedule. TV: ROOTNW and Radio: 710 ESPN
CenturyLink Field tours. Everyday June-September, tours begin at 10:30, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. EVENT COST $14. July blackout dates: 7/1, 7/4, 7/8-17, 7/19, 7/23, 7/24 & 7/27. The hour and a half long tour will entertain and educate everyone who enjoys football and soccer, whether you can’t tell a first down from a touchdown, a goal from a goalie, or you are a die-hard fan. There is no need to make reservations for a public tour, however tours leave promptly. Arrive no less than 30 minutes prior to the tour departure time to purchase your tickets at the Seahawks Pro Shop. Winter tours: http://www.centurylinkfield.com/tour-centurylink-field/
Rainiers minor league baseball games
Rainier Home and Away Game Schedule. TV: subscribe to MiLB TV or listen FREE with TuneIn.
July 15 (172 miles SW) Sandsations Sand Castle competition in Long Beach, on the Pacific Coast
July 21 – 22 (171 miles east) Basin Summer Sounds Music Festival in Ephrata
July 21 – 23 (66 miles NW via Bainbridge ferry) Sequim Lavender Festival
Free and Cheap Festivals, Fairs, and Parades
Free or cheap (<$15) admission; extra fun for a fee, especially food, carnival rides, face painting, etc. Events marked “Seafair” are sanctioned events for Seattle’s community-wide 10-week summer festival.
July 7-8: Redmond Derby Days
July 7-9: Redmond Arts Festival
July 7-9: Arlington Fly-In
July 8: Polish Festival
July 8: Seafair Pirates Landing
July 8: Goatalympics
July 8-9: Wedgwood Art Festival
July 8-9: Japan Fair
July 8-9: Seafair Ballard Seafood Fest
July 8-9: Seafair Mercer Island Summer Celebration
July 9: The Locks Centennial Boat Parade
July 9: Tacoma Art on the Ave
July 12-16 Seafair Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
July 13-16: The King County Fair
July 14-16: West Seattle Summer Fest
July 14-16: Seafair Indian Days PowWow
July 14-16 Seafair Kirkland Uncorked
July 15: Opera Summer Fest at MacCaw Hall
July 15: Queen Anne Festival
July 15: Seafair Milk Carton Derby
July 15: Olde Burien Block Party
July 15-16: Arab Festival
July 15-16: Mediterranean Fantasy Festival
July 15-16 Seafair Covington Days Festival
July 15-16 Seafair Dragon Fest
July 15-16 Seafair Kent Cornucopia Days
July 15-16 Seafair Seattle Bon Odori
July 15-16: Seattle Street Food Festival (150 food trucks)
July 15-16: Urban Craft Uprising at the Seattle Street Food Festival
July 19-23 Seafair White Center Jubilee Days
July 20: JamFest
July 21-23: Bite of Seattle
July 21-23 Seafair Des Moines Waterland Festival
July 21-23 Seafair Renton River Days
July 21-23: Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
July 22: NW SolarFest sustainable living fair
July 22: West Seattle Grand Parade
July 22-23: Alki Art Fair
July 22-23: Renegade Craft Fair
July 22-23: Saint James Faire
July 23: Food Truck Fest
July 23 Seafair Chinatown Seafair Parade
July 26 Seafair Greenwood Seafair Parade
July 28-30: Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair
July 28-30 Seafair Tour de Terrace
July 29: Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade
July 29: Ballard Art in the Garden
July 29-30: Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival
July 30: Kirkland Classic Car Show
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Each month at GreaterSeattleonthecheap we offer a list of free and cheap things to do in Seattle and around Puget that break the ban. We highlight mostly free events in arts and entertainment throughout the region, and a few interesting events that cost $15 or less, plus how to get discounts on more expensive events.