Seattle blooms in the summer with sunny days and a fantastic lineup of events. If you’re from out of town and staying with us at Hotel Ballard, welcome to perhaps the greatest season in the Emerald City! We are conveniently located in the heart of Ballard, allowing guests easy access to the many events coming up this month in the neighborhood. Here are a few things happening in June to check out during your stay:

Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks

Take in the sweet sounds of live, local music with a view of the marina at the Ballard Locks summer concert series. These free performances run every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. now through September. The locks connect boats from Puget Sound and the ship canal to Lake Washington, offering a fun location to view the brigade of sailboats, barges and motorboats. Click hereto see the full schedule of concerts this summer.

Ballard Farmers Market

Every Sunday of the year, historic Ballard Avenue NW is taken over by the neighborhood’s farmers market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At this vibrant community event you’ll find a wide variety of fresh produce, baked goods, craft beverages, hot food, art and entertainment while getting face-to-face interaction with the farmers. Featured items this month include cherries and strawberries, the perfect summer snacks! Oh, and the Seattle Times recommends this market to Pike Place, so there’s that.

National Marina Day

Shilshole Bay Marina is hosting National Marina Day on June 14th, an event free to the public with donations benefiting the Leukemia Cup Regatta. Enjoy family-friendly events including sailboat rides and lessons, a free harbor tour, open boat showcases and a look inside the Schooner Adventuress. Click here for the full schedule of events.

Ballard Art Walk

The Ballard Art Walk, put on by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, shines a light on the neighborhood’s creative arts culture. Patrons can explore working galleries and observe pieces by local artists around the NW Market Street and Ballard Avenue NW area. The Art Walk occurs on the second Saturday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

*Social: Check out these fun and free events coming up this month during your stay at Hotel Ballard.