Things to do in Seattle this Labor Day weekend

It is hard to believe, but the first weekend of September is here. What happened to summer? Well, the weather channel says that the temperature this weekend will be 78 – 81 degrees. Perfect time to be somewhere by the water (Green Lake, Lake Union, Lake Washington and Ballard Locks just to name a few options), take a boat trip or… just relax in your back yard and fire up the grill. If you want to be out and about there are many fun things to do in Seattle this weekend.


Bumbershoot – Seattle’s Music and Arts festival

When: Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5, 2011

Where: Seattle Center

Cost: ticket info

Festival is very popular and finding parking space can be tricky. You may want to consider public transportation: Bumbershoot Shuttle (shuttles leave every 20 minutes starting at Northgate at 10 a.m. and Seattle Center at 10:32 a.m. Last shuttle leaves Seattle Center at 11:32 p.m. each day); King County Metro (keep in mind that reduced service will be in effect on Sunday and Monday) and Monorail (Monorail runs every 10 minutes between Seattle Center and Westlake Center. Extended hours during the festival: 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

More info

Seattle Celebrating Life Dragon Boat Festival

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Stan Sayres Memorial Park

3808 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98118

Cost: FREE to watch

STG Presents… Paramount Theatre Tour

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: FREE

Gallery Opening

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Art/Not Terminal Gallery

2045 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Cost: FREE

Summer Sunday Chef Demos – free cooking demonstrations by local chefs

When: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 12 p.m. – Kamala Saxton of Marination Station; 2 p.m. – Matt Janke of Lecosho

Where: Pike Place Market (Market tent)

1st Ave and Pike St
Seattle, 98101

And, of course, there are tours!

Savor Seattle

Seattle by Foot

More events

For those who travel: info about traffic during Labor Day weekend


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