Summer in the City

Collected by Darrick Meneken  |  Photo by Olivia Brent

As any Seattleite knows, summer is our city’s best-kept secret. (It’s always raining here … right?) This summer figures to be bigger and better than ever as many of us look to shed our masks and finally have a little fun again. OK, a lot of fun!

From Pop-Up Nights in the Park to e-bike rides, there’s a WAC event you’re sure to love coming right up. We put together a calendar of summer highlights—both inside and outside the Club—to help get you rolling.

Here are some more of the season’s best! Whatever you do this summer, make the WAC a part of your plans. It’s time to get back to getting together!

Seattle waterfront

When was the last time you took a walk from the WAC to the waterfront? If it’s been a while, you might not recognize it. Enjoy the short stroll westward and take in the city’s newly polished gem. We know there’s more to come, but with the Alaskan Way Viaduct a mere memory and a brand-new Pier 62—not to mention a spin on The Great Wheel—we’re sure you’ll “see the Sound and hear the sea” in a whole new light.

Torchy’s dinner and brunch

Most Friday nights bring live music to Torchy’s. Enjoy the ambience of a late summer evening while choosing from Executive Chef Eric Floyd’s newest offerings. The chef’s Fresh Sheet will change throughout the season. Look for a seafood focus in July and barbecue specials in August. Torchy’s is open for dinner Wednesday–Friday.

Torchy’s is also a great spot to grab weekend brunch. Get the details and view the menu online.

Summer football

The Seahawks’ preseason begins on the road August 14 against the Las Vegas Raiders. But the action really gets started a week later when the Denver Broncos come to town in a rematch of a game no Seattleite could ever forget. Flash back to the 2014 Super Bowl and that epic victory party! Do you remember what happened on the opening kickoff of the second half? We sure do!

Plan a spa day

Carve out some “me time” at the Spa at the WAC. Our massage practitioners are experts at relieving problem areas and delivering overall well-being. WAC massage therapists are skilled in multiple specializations, including injury treatment and stress management.

Summer sunbathing also calls for increased skincare. Try the Spa’s Pure Fiji Body Glow. A blend of botanicals and coconut milk will leave your tanned skin feeling as good as it looks. View all skincare offerings online

The Boeing Classic is back!

Attend the Boeing Classic, a PGA Tour Champions event, this summer. WAC members enjoy complimentary admission when they present their WAC membership card. The Boeing Classic is a WAC Community Partner and raises funds for Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and First Tee of Greater Seattle, a local youth organization that promotes character development through the game of golf.

This year’s tournament takes place August 20–22 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Tournament week events begin August 16. Past Boeing Classic champions include Bernhard Langer, Billy Andrade, and Tom Kite.

The 2020 Boeing Classic was canceled last summer due to COVID-19.

Movies at Marymoor

The Eastside’s landmark park has been hosting drive-in (or walk-in) movies since long before pandemic restrictions made it trendy. Keep up with the schedule and buy tickets online. Better yet, dust off your bike and ride to the show on the 520 Bike Trail.

Sunset Sails

Looking to take your waterfront experience up a notch? Join fellow WAC members for one of two Sunset Sails, set for July 28 and August 26. You’ll board the 70-foot sailing yacht Obsession at Pier 56 and enjoy an evening on Puget Sound. Event reserved for those 21 and over.

Outdoor tunes

If you have kids at home and haven’t experienced ZooTunes at Woodland Park Zoo, then make this the year. KEXP is putting together this year’s lineup with a focus on local musicians. There are few better ways to support the Seattle music scene and enjoy a family-friendly evening of entertainment.

Plans were still in the works for the summer concert series at Chateau Ste. Michelle at magazine press time.

The Gorge Amphitheatre’s outdoor concerts are a summer highlight no matter when you go or who you see. Tickets often sell out quickly.

For the most up-to-date event listings, see wac.net/club-events.

As published in the July/August 2021 issue of WAC Magazine

–Posted July 8, 2021

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