Summer Visit Recommendations

Seattle is the ultimate vacation destination, and a visit to our beautiful campus in the middle of the city should definitely be on your summer bucket list.

We offer admissions information sessions (led by a seasoned Admissions Counselor) and campus tours (led by a current SU student) each weekday in June, July and August at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (Friday afternoon tours will begin at 1:00 PM). Visit our online visit calendar to sign up for an information session and tour on the day that best fits your schedule.

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If you are planning a visit, be sure to build in time to explore our beautiful surroundings, as summer in Seattle is full of adventures and—believe it or not—sunshine! To help you plan the ultimate Seattle vacation, we’ve created a list of our favorite ways to soak up the summer here in the Emerald City. Feel free to contact us at or (206) 220-8040 if you have additional questions regarding your visit.

Recommended summer activities before or after your campus visit:

Festivals and Events

June  Dates  Description
Seattle International Film Festival                                                                                                                                       
May 17 - June 10                                                                                 
SIFF is one of the world's largest film festivals. It features more than 400 films from more than 85 countries over the course of 25 days. 
Seattle Pride Parade   June 24  The 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade will be a colorful celebration of inclusion and the LGBTQ+ community. 
July  Dates Description 
Nordic Museum Viking Days July 14 - 15 This educational festival features Nordic foods, lively entertainment, a Viking Encampment and much more!
Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest                                                                                                                                                                                 July 14 -15 Take part in the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest! The Dragon Fest event will feature non-stop cultural performances including Dragon and Lion dances, Traditional Korean drumming, martial arts demonstrations, the Chinese Girls Drill Team, and more.
Seattle Street Food Festival  July 7 - 8 Experience the bounty and culinary talents of the Northwest in South Lake Union. More than 200 food trucks, booths, pop-ups and urban crafts represented!

Seafair Seattle Pow Wow

July 20 - 22 Celebrate the 31st annual Seafair Pow Wow with the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation at Discovery Park. Enjoy traditional Native American, Alaskan Native and First Nations drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food and Art.
Capitol Hill Block Party July 20, 21, & 22 Capitol Hill Block Party is a 3-day music and arts festival, celebrating Seattle’s iconic arts and music center, Capitol Hill (aka Seattle U's neighborhood)!
Bite of Seattle

July 20 - 22 Bite of Seattle features more than 60 restaurants and pop-up vendors at Seattle Center, along with live performances and cooking demonstrations throughout the weekend.
August Dates Description
Seafair Weekend  August 3, 4, & 5 This annual festival was founded in 1950 and is a Seattle summer staple. With boat racing on the water, the Blue Angels air performance in the sky, live music and delicious food on land, the best place to experience Seafair Weekend is at Genesee Park on Lake Washington.
Umoja Fest August 3, 4, & 5 Since the 1940s, Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade highlights the history and countless contributions of African-Americans locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 
South Lake Union Block Party August 10 Just a couple miles from Seattle U, the South Lake Union Block Party features local musicians, food trucks, a print-your-own-poster party, and booths from local businesses. Free to the public and co-sponsored by Amazon, proceeds will benefit local charities.
September Dates Description
Bumbershoot Aug 31 - Sept. 2 Since 1972, Bumbershoot has been a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. This three day festival features more than 150 performances at the Seattle Center.