Explore life between the buildings at downtown parks this summer. Enjoy free concerts, dancing, outdoor movies, art installations and performances, gardening classes, bocce tournaments, and more. Here are a few highlights to jump-start your summer.
Bring the kids to a free family concert at Freeway Park with Johnny Bregar, Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, and The Not-Its!, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
Or take the kids for an amusement ride at Occidental Park on Thursday, June 10, and Westlake Park, Saturday, June 19. Rides are open 3 to 6 p.m.
Dance in the park at “Dancing ’til Dusk.” The salsa band Cambalache kicks off the dance series July 1 at Occidental Park. Beginning salsa lessons are from 6 to 7 p.m., then dance from 7 to 9 p.m. And on July 9, enjoy the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, simulcast from Benaroya Hall on 98.1 Classical King FM at Westlake Park. Recital is at 7 p.m.; the concert is at 8 p.m.
For a complete listing of events and information, check out Seattle Parks and Recreation’s website at www.seattle.gov\parks\downtown. The Downtown Seattle Association has also put together a list of its “Out to Lunch” concerts and other downtown summer events and tips at www.downtownseattleevents.com.