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Summer in SLU: Game On!


Ready to level up your summer experience?

From mid-July through August, the annual Summer in SLU series is back, and this time it’s all about games, pop-ups, and interactive fun. Get your game faces on because “Summer in SLU: Game On!“ promises non-stop fun. Ready to play? Let the games begin!

Daily Big Games:
Show off your putt putt skills at the SLU-themed mini golf course on Nitro Plaza, and grab your friends because Giant Connect 4, Life-Sized Chess, Cornhole, and Jenga will be out daily and located at the Day 1 Playfield, Obidos, and Van Vorst Plaza.

Bubbles will be dancing along Van Vorst Plaza, Nitro Plaza, and the Day 1 Playfield every single day from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Summer in SLU: Game On! Installations:
Looking for the perfect backdrop to your summer day in South Lake Union? Look no further! The Summer in SLU installations are here to dazzle you  starting July 10th. Head over to the Day 1 playfield and Van Vorst Plaza for some epic games-themed photo ops that’ll make your Instagram feed pop! And chalk art decorates the stairs at the Day 1 Playfield and Van Vorst Plaza, so don’t forget to check those out!

Pickleball for All Tournament 7/13 & 7/14:
Pickleball for All is the ultimate pickleball party happening right in South Lake Union in partnership with the Seattle Parks Foundation! Mark your calendars for July 13th and 14th because eight temporary courts are about to come alive on 6th Avenue between Virginia and Blanchard! Here’s the scoop: you can get free coaching from the awesome volunteers at the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association, play some friendly round-robin matches with players of similar skill levels, or just stop by to enjoy drop-in play. The courts are totally ADA-accessible, so everyone’s invited. Plus, there’ll be music and activations on the Day 1 Playfield, pop-up pro shops, and all the pickleball gear you need. Just bring yourself, and let the fun begin! Note that all players must sign a liability waiver upon check-in, prior to accessing the courts.
Saturday, July 13: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 14: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Visit website for full schedule & more information!

Bingo + Treats Summertime Popups – 8/6, 8/13, & 8/27:
Get ready for an August filled with surprises at the Day 1 Playfield! We’re bringing the community together with an array of surprise popups that promise to entertain. At each one, you’ll be able to try your luck at bingo, play some cornhole, and secure some tasty treats. So, bring your friends, bring your family, and most importantly, bring your winning spirit so you can shout “Bingo!” at the top of your lungs. We can’t wait to see you there! Follow @SouthLakeUnion on Instagram for more information.
August 6th: 4 pm – 6 pm
August 13th & 27th: 11 am – 1 pm

South Lake Union Block Party 8/9:
Join us for a day of fun and community at the South Lake Union Block Party on August 9th! This lively event features performances by Northwest artists, a relaxing beer and cocktail garden, and a variety of local food trucks serving up delicious treats. Don’t miss the community fair, where you can connect with local businesses and organizations. The event is free and open to all, and takes place at Denny Park from 11 am to 10 pm. Bring your friends and neighbors to celebrate our vibrant community together!

Seattle Street Sports Showdown – 8/10 & 8/11:
Join the Seattle Street Sports Showdown in collaboration with the Seattle Sounders FC, RAVE Foundation and Seattle Reign FC! This exciting event, hosted by the Associated Recreation Council in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, presents an exciting opportunity for young athletes aged 8-13 to participate in 3×3 basketball and 4×4 soccer tournaments. This event is totally free and open to all in the community. Come showcase your skills, make new friends, and enjoy a day of sportsmanship and fun! Plus, there’ll be family-friendly activities, photo ops, music, and more happening on the Day 1 Playfield right next to the event.
Saturday, August 10th (Basketball) 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 11th (Street Soccer) 9am-5pm
For more information and registration details, visit here.

Lunchtime Music:
Get ready to groove all summer! Every Wednesday at the Day 1 Playfield, local musicians take center stage from 12 pm to 1 pm to bring you fresh tunes. But wait, there’s more! On Thursdays, head over to Van Vorst Plaza for a lunchtime jam session to complement the Pike Place Market experience. From 12 pm to 1 pm, the air will be filled with all the musical vibes. And guess what? Each week is a fresh surprise! Whether you’re into jazz, rock, or indie pop, we’ve got you covered.

Weekly South Lake Union Markets:
Oh yeah, and you know those weekly market series we all know and love? Those will be continuing all summer long will specials and new promotions each week to keep things fresh (as if they already weren’t the freshest!). The SLU Saturday Market happens every Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm right next to Denny Park. The Pike Place Market: South Lake Union Farmers Market happens every Thursday on Van Vorst Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm.

More information about additional Summer in SLU: Game On! events and activations will be coming soon.

Make sure to follow @SouthLakeUnion on Instagram for the most up to date information on all things SLU.