Seattle Summers

Bumbershoot fesitval

Bumbershoot Festival, Photo Credit: Christopher Nelson

Summers in Seattle are a unique experience. It is 75-80 degrees and clear everyday. In the past eight weeks it has only rained twice. The humidity is low and the visibility is high. The Cascade and Olympic ranges and in particular Mt. Rainer are out in their full glory. Seattle was rated the #1 best summer weather in America and one day here, you will completely agree. There are many interesting and unique summer events and festivals that happen in Seattle during the summer:

Bumbershoot is a three day annual international music and arts festival held in Seattle Center. One of North America’s largest such festivals, it takes place every Labor Day weekend. It features a large line up of contemporary musicians, comedians, plays and lectures on such topics as “Why Board Games? Why Zombies? Why Now?”. The festival attracts over 100,000 people.

Seafair is a massive multifaceted summer festival that takes place the first weekend in August every summer in Seattle. Most of the events happen on or around Lake Washington. Some events include the Triathlon, Torchlight parade, Seafair Cup (a series of boat races), and demonstrations by The Blue Angels.

Being surrounded by water on every side makes boating in Seattle very popular. Every tuesday during the summer, Duck Dodge, a massive sail boat race, occurs right by campus on Lake Union. One popular summer event is sailing on Dean Washburn’s boat, Shibumi. Shibumi has played host to many guests this summer such as Seattle coops, Northeastern Deans & faculty, and Dean Washburn’s VIP guests.




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