Favorite hikes, festivals and foodie spots that scream summer.

The Fremont Solstice Parade bike ride is a colorful, freewheeling affair.

What type of event-goer are you? There's a weekend for that.

The awkward and inspirational moments from Camp Souldust.

The heat has truly arrived in the city, and let's face it: when that happens, iced drinks are the only thing on our minds. And for good reason, because is it even summer if it doesn't involve at least a few cups of cold brew? We think not.

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An exciting summer doesn't have to involve breaking the bank.

Take a few fashion pointers from these Seattle Instagrammers (and style bloggers) and make the streets your summer runway.

» July, with its warm weather and late sunsets, is the height of festival season in the Seattle area.

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