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.

RSVP for a Campus Visit 

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 admissions@seattleu.edu or (206) 220-8040 if you have additional questions regarding your visit.

Recommended summer activities before or after your campus visit:

Festivals and Events

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Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest    June 29 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 Pride Parade   June 30  The 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade will be a colorful celebration of inclusion and the LGBTQ+ community. 
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Seattle Street Food Festival  July 6 - 7 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 19 - 21 Celebrate the 32nd 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 19 - 21 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 - 21 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.
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Seafair Weekend Festival  August 2 - 4 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 2 - 4 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 9 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 sponsored by Amazon, proceeds will benefit local charities.
Nordic Sol August 22 - 25 The National Nordic Museum’s new summer cultural showcase with feature an exploration of the Arctic. Vendors, crafts, music, and culture - this collaboration of polar artisans and like-minded local businesses will feature a series of thoughtfully curated events.
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Bumbershoot Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 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.