Downtown Dancing ‘til Dusk starts July 19; get out your dancing shoes!


 Seattle Parks and Recreation’s popular Dancing in the Parks series returns for a fifth year in downtown parks. It’s worth staying downtown for, or making downtown an after-work destination, so join the fun.

“Dancing ‘til Dusk”

18 Glorious Nights of Dancing Outdoors in Downtown Seattle Parks!!!

Each night will feature a different style of live music and dancing on a newly expanded dance floor. Dance lessons (no experience is needed) are available from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by the dance from 7 – 9 p.m. Sorry, we’ll have to cancel in the case of rain. Info: 206-264-5646 or visit

Tuesdays in Westlake Park, 6-9:30 p.m.
Jul 19, Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money — Blues/Swing
Jul 26, Ambiance — Golden Era Swing
August 2, Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopaters — Swing
August 9, DJ Sean Donovan — Zydeco
August 16, Solomon Douglas Swingtet — Swing/Blues
August 23, DJ Robb Bryan — West Coast/East Coast Swing

Thursdays in Freeway Park, 6-9:30 p.m.
Jul 21, Swingin’ In the Rain with Dina Blade — Vintage Swing (’40s/WWII-era themed evening)
Jul 28, Tangabrazio — Tango
August 4, Portage Bay Big Band — Big Band Swing
August 11, Diane Kirkwood and Silver Lining — Swing/Blues
August 18, Rouge — Waltz and more (It’s a Bal Rouge, wear red!)

Thursdays at SAM-Olympic Sculpture Park, 6-9 p.m.
August 25, Solomon Douglas Swingtet — Swing/Blues
Sep 8, Tumbao — Salsa and Latin 
Sep 15, KGB — Waltz, Swing, Foxtrot, Polka (It’s a Bal Blanc, wear something white!)

Salsa Saturdays in Occidental Park, 4-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Vassili of Salsa Con Todo
Jul 30, DJ Vassili
August 6, DJ Nick
August 13, Christian Pepin Y Su Conjunto Swing
August 20, Tumbao

Don’t miss these great live dance performances in Westlake Park:

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on July 26, August 2, and August 9.

Performing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern dances for your entertainment. Presented by the Woodinville Dance Academy.