August 11

Summer in SLU

Don’t miss these events throughout the neighborhood.

Ready to bask in some summer fun? Find an amazing lineup of activities at the Day 1 Playfield, Nitro Plaza, and Van Vorst Plaza this August.

Lunchtime Music Series
Dates: Every Wednesday in August at Nitro Plaza
Time: 12­–1pm

Highlights: Let midweek blues fade away by the firepit, as you indulge in mesmerizing performances from local musicians.

Guitarist playing in a business courtyard.

Pike Place Market Express – SLU
Dates: Every Thursday in August at Van Vorst Plaza

Highlights: Grab local and seasonal veggies, fruits, flowers, honey, and much more. Watch for weekly giveaways and market specials.

Plaza Games
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays in August at Day 1 Playfield

Highlights: Riveting rounds of cornhole and giant Jenga.

Sweets, Treats and Tasty Eats
Date: August 16, Day 1 Playfield
Time: 4–6 pm

Highlights: If your sweet tooth is calling, this is where you need to be. From delightful snacks to exhilarating games, there’s something for everyone.

Girl buying ice cream from a cart vendor.

Banana Split Day
Date: August 25, Day 1 Playfield
Time: 11am–2pm

Highlights: Banana lovers, rejoice! Dive into the creamiest, dreamiest splits at either Van Vorst Plaza or Day 1 Playfield.

Arts & Crafts with Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Date: August 29, Day 1 Playfield
Time: 11am-2pm

Highlights: Explore the artist in you ­— make friendship bracelets, DIY bandanas, or a masterpiece on paper.

Be sure you stay in the loop on neighborhood events and news by following @southlakeunion on social media. Looking for more to do? Check out the community events calendar at

Story by Ethan Chung.

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