Events at Downtown Parks

At City Hall Park for Labor Day, artist Craig Walsh's Monuments installation:

Seattle Parks and Recreation and partners is hosting a variety of free events and activities at downtown (City Center) parks this summer. Hardly a summer day will pass without art, music, or community activities taking place in several downtown parks at once. All events are free for the community!

Download and print the 2023 Center City Parks Summer Schedule 

Dancing Til Dusk

Music and Concerts

Downtown Summer Sounds Concerts
Enjoy free live music from more than 30 local artists throughout downtown Seattle.
Concert schedule

Kickoff Concert at Westlake Park
Fri., July 7 • 4-6pm

Brews & Tunes at Freeway Park
Tuesdays: 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 • 4:30-6:30 pm

Arts and Crafts

Free Drop-in Art at City Hall Park 
Wednesdays, June 14-Sept. 27 • Noon-1:30 pm

Painting Parties at Freeway Park
Thursdays, Aug. 3-Sept. 28 • Noon-2 pm

Center City Cinema

Center City Cinema Schedule

Join us for movies under the stars! Pre-movie activities start around 6 or 7 pm and the movie begins at dusk.

Cascade Playground • 6-11pm
Fri., June 16: Black Adam 
Fri., June 30: Harriet

City Hall Park • Times Vary
Fri., June 16: SIFF Shorts, noon -1pm
Fri., June 23: SIFF Shorts, noon -1pm
Fri., June 30: SIFF Shorts, noon -1pm
Sat., July 1: Beans, 6-11pm

Denny Park • 6-11pm
Fri., July 7: Life Aquatic

Cal Anderson Park • 6-11pm
Fri., July 14: The Changeling
Fri., July 21: Some Like It Hot
Fri., July 28: Rocky Horror

Freeway Park • Movie begins at dusk
Fri., Aug. 4: Jaws
Fri., Aug. 11: Moonrise Kingdom
Fri., Aug. 18: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Fri., Aug. 25: Nope
Fr., Sept. 8: Mitchell's vs. Machines

Hing Hay Park • 7-11pm
Sat., July 29: Turning Red
Sat., Aug. 5: Spin
Sat., Aug. 12: Pokémon: The First Movie
Sat., Aug. 19: Easter Sunday
Sat., Aug. 26: Vale Ni Yaloyaio: A Celebration of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Films

Special Events

Opening Day @ City Hall Park
Tues., June 13 • 10am-2pm
Music, food trucks and fun!

Baseball Movies and Food Trucks @ City Hall Park
July 9 • League of Their Own 12pm  Babe 2:30pm Food trucks 10am-5pm

Plant Pop-Up @ Denny Park
Sat., June 10 • 11am- 4pm
Celebrate our love for horticulture hobbies and green thumbs! Local plant shops and collectives share their passion for all things plant-friendly.

Bakeshop Pop-Up @ Denny Park
Sat., July 8 • 11am-4pm
Highlights local artisan food concepts in a fun outdoor environment and help to highlight the culinary talents of our city through baked goods.

Ice Cream Social Pop-Up @ Denny Park
Sat., Aug. 12 • 11am-4pm
Partake in local artisan food concepts, quintessentially summer cold treats that keep us cool all day long!

Dog-Friendly Pop-Up @ Denny Park
Sat., Sept. 2 • 11am-4pm
Celebrate our city’s adoration for our four-legged friends with local SLU-based businesses and activities throughout the day. 

Street Eats Pop-Up @ Denny Park
Sat., Sept.16 • 11am-4pm
Local artisan food that is hyperlocal but globally-inspired, with unique concepts that attendees can sample and enjoy.

Family Fun

Downtown Dog Days
Occidental Square, Sat., June 10 and Sept. 8 • 2-6pm
Bell Street Park, Fri., July 14 • 2-6pm

Free Bike Repair with Bike Works @ City Hall Park
Tues., July 11; Aug. 8; Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14; Dec. 12 • 1-3pm
Tues., July 25, Aug. 22; Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 28; Dec. 26
From 2-4pm

In Bloom @ Freeway Park
Sat., June 24 • 11am-2pm
Experience the bounty of our summer landscape with botanical art, free flowers, food, tree tours, music.

Downtown Food Trucks @ Westlake Park
June 28; July 8, 26; Aug. 23, Sept. 27 • 11am-2pm
Lunchtime fun rolls into Westlake Park featuring local food trucks, free live music and games for the perfect midday break. 

Fountain Festival @ Freeway Park
Sat., July 22 • 11am-2pm
Celebrate the return of Freeway Park’s greatest architectural feature,
the gorgeous Canyon and Cascade fountains! Cool off with a variety of water games, sprinklers and sweet summer treats.

Native Indigenous Presentations @ City Hall Park
July & August, various days and times

Fitness, Games and Books

Book Sale @Freeway Park
Mon.-Fri., June 1-Sept. 30 • Noon-2pm

WAC Zumba Fitness Classes @ Freeway Park
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Sept. 11, 18, 25 (Sept. weather permitting) • 5:30-6:30pm

WAC Yoga Fitness Classes @ Freeway Park
Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25; Aug., 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Noon-1pm

Tai Chi @ Hing Hay Park
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6 through October 3 from 10:30-11:30am (no program July 4)

Chinese Dancing @ Hing Hay Park
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13
from 10:30-11:30am

Mahjong @ Hing Hay Park
Mondays, June 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10am-2pm

Ping Pong, Cornhole, Jenga, Chess, Connect Four
Hing Hay Park, Occidental Square, Westlake Park
Enjoy these games at all parks, all year long, every day.

Ping Pong TOurnaments @ Hing Hay Park
July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25; Sept. 8 • 1-5pm


Volunteer Planting Event @ Freeway Park
Tues., June 27 • Noon-1:30pm

Happy Hour Garden Party @ Freeway Park
Wed., July 12; Aug. 9; Sept. 13 • 4-6pm

Busker Series

Ballard Commons, Cal Anderson Park, City Hall Park, Denny Park, Hing Hay Park and Pioneer Square, with additional afternoon performances at City Hall Park and Pioneer Square
Daily from Noon-2pm

Westlake Park 
Every Wed. from 11am- 1pm through October

Occidental Square
Every Wed. from 4-6pm through October

Freeway Park
Mon.-Fri. from Noon-2pm through September

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