Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July activities—anything and everything outdoors

First full month of summer and it's packed with things going on! Here's a list of one-time events plus ongoing/weekly events. You might also like to check out my Hello Summer and Hot Days posts for even more fun ideas. Or just enjoy an afternoon down at the beach with a friend.

One-time events, listed chronologically

Recurring/Weekly/Multiple events. Listed alphabetically.

Alki Point Lighthouse Tours
Sundays / 1–3:45PM
3201 Alki Avenue SW
See website for details and age restrictions. Bonus: See my Read and Go post post to pair it with a book.

Tuesdays at 6PM (May 17-September 27)
Enjoy a few stories followed by a garden activity.

Free playgroups with SensaPlay Rentals and FIT4MOM
10:30AM at Alki Beach Bath House
SensaPlay Rentals is hosting another month of free weekly playgroups after
 Fit4MOM West Seattle's Stroller Strides classes. No need to attend SS class first, although your first class is always free. Bring your Little Learners (and their older siblings, too) for BIG FUN!

July dates: 
  • Wednesday, July 6—Lemonade Play
  • Friday, July 15—Bubbles
  • Tuesday, July 19—Ocean Playdough
  • Wednesday, July 27—Mama Strong Photos
Green Stage's Shakespeare in the Park Summer Series
Variety of free performances in different parks all around WS, including their shorter Backyard Bard series. See their website for dates or this post on the WS Blog which has a rundown of all the local shows, dates and locations. First one is Friday, July 8.

Fun way to discover what's under the sea all summer. These are the dates when beach naturalist will be at both Lincoln Park and Constellation/Charles Richey Viewpoint (South Alki). You can read my post for more details too. 

July dates:
  • Wednesday, July 13—9:30am−1pm   (-3.99 at 11:06am)
  • Thursday, July 14—10am−2pm   (-4.04 at 11:55am)
  • Friday, July 15—10:45am−2:15pm   (-3.63 at 12:44pm)
  • Saturday, July 16—Noon−3pm   (-2.77 at 1:32pm)
  • Sunday, July 17—1:15−3:15pm   (-1.48 at 2:20pm)
Rec' N The Streets (Updated 7/28/22)
Free events happening weekly at local parks all over the city this summer. FB page looks to have the most up-to-date info but a schedule is posted here too. Snapshot of this week's schedule of events at parks in WS.

Southgate Roller Rink (Added 7/28/22)
Summer Skate Class & Session on Wednesdays (7/6-8/17)
Class: 1-2 pm / $17 (includes lesson, skate rental and session following the class)
Skate: 2-4 pm $12 (free skate rental)

SPL summer reading programStarted June 21st

SUP Community Night with Alki Kayak Tours 
Come paddle with AKT on Mondays during the summer from 6-8PM. Rentals are $25 or you can bring your own. 

Wading pools / Spray park / Pools
All are now open! See my Splishing and Splashing post for locations and times.

West Seattle Outdoor Movies
(Updated 7/28/22)
Two happening in July then three more in August. See this story in the WS Blog for more details
  • Saturday, July 23—"The Goonies" / 7:30-11pm@Camp Long
  • Saturday, July 30—"The Never-Ending Story" / 7:30-11pm@Hotwire Coffee House Parking Lot