The University Shopping center is a Seattle favorite. Whether you are looking to do some shopping, meet up with a friend for a meal or cup of coffee, getting the kids out of the house, or getting your Mac fixed, the University village offers a host of activity and entertainments for locals and students. The U-Village has made a name for being a posh shopping center in the desirable University District. Located just 10 minutes from downtown, University Village is Seattle’s only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, offering a unique mix of locally-owned boutiques, retailers, and a distinct collection of restaurants and eateries. The Village is busy year-round, but as we enter spring and people look forward to ushering in the warmer weather. Whether that is sprucing up your yard with flower pots and new soil, outdoor furniture, brightening up a wardrobe, or going out for a meal where you can sit on the patio, Seattleites look forward to Spring and can embrace it entirely with the help of University Village. With more than 120 stores and restaurants, University Village is the exclusives stop in the Pacific Northwest because it offers selective and hard to find products. From notable brands such as The Land of Nod and Brandy Melville, as well as featuring the only Room & Board, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn Kids, and Scotch & Soda locations in Washington.
Along with being a desirable shopping destination, the village also draws in people with local events and activities for all ages. From May 31-Jun 3rd the U Village will host its annual sidewalk sale, and this will be the 61st year. The Sounds of Summer Concert Series will be hosted from Wednesdays, July 11 – August 22. When the weather warms up, and you want to head to get a cool drink of ice cream, it’s always nice to have some nice tunes to welcome you into the village.
University Village also partners with local hospitals to support ongoing work and research. University Village is proud to support Obliteride, a fundraising bike ride, where every participant-raised dollar goes toward lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. University Village also has had valued partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska through annual community events.
The U Village has opportunities to get your fitness on. You can run with Oiselle during Thursday Night Flight Club! All paces welcome. Departs from the Oiselle Flagship store weekly at 6:30 pm. Feel like going for a run, come on out and join the crew who find pleasure in a good run. If you are at all into Yoga, Join Lululemon at University Village every Sunday at 9:30 am for free yoga class! Yoga offers a host of health benefits that you don’t want to miss out.
The University village offers 10-11am Tuesday playdays with free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids each week. Attend a Village Playdays event and receive a Playdays Pass featuring special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. You can also join Pottery Barn Kids every Tuesday at 11:00 am. Students and teachers can get discounts at select University Village stores and restaurants with valid ID. So, if you are looking for something fun to do in Seattle, the University Village offers a wide range of entertainment.