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Many people think that once summer ends, that fun time is over and it’s time to go into hibernation mode.

Stay inside, turn on the heat, and only emerge to procure Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Not so! Although pursuit of PSLs is certainly a noble pursuit…

Quite the contrary, fall is the time of feeling alive, of going to new places and trying new things. To bundle up and walk about with the crisp, breezy air at your face.

When you think about it, it’s quite the quintessential Seattle season.

And of course, Seahawks football doesn’t hurt either.

Here’s just a sampling of the upcoming events this fall in Seattle’s Original Neighborhood:

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Pioneer Square Pergola in fall (photo via Reddit).

FIRST THURSDAY ART WALK
WHEN: First Thursday of every month, 6-8pm, although hours vary by gallery and venue
WHERE: List of participating galleries

With over 50 participating galleries, it’s hard not to find a venue for Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walks. Enjoy art from multiple forms and media from sculptures to canvas to installations in this varied and vibrant celebration of art in the Northwest. As an added bonus, parking is also free at select garages. Find the list of them here.

FRIDAY NIGHT VIBES
WHEN: Every Friday night in October from 4-7pm
WHERE: CenturyLink Field North Lot

Come enjoy food and drink specials at Seattle’s largest outdoor patio. More info at CenturyLink Field’s website.

ELYSIAN’S 12TH ANNUAL GREAT PUMPKIN BEER FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, October 8 from 3-10pm
WHERE: CenturyLink Field North Lot

This fall celebration from Elysian Brewing Company features a giant pumpkin that is hollowed out, scorched, and filled with beer. Need we say more? NOTE: Online tickets for this event have sold out, but tickets may still be available at the door.

FALL FESTIVAL AT OCCIDENTAL
WHEN: Sunday, October 9 from 11am-3pm
WHERE: Occidental Square (map)

Ring in the fall season with the whole family at the Fall Festival at Occidental. Look forward to face painting, inflatable soccer, an inflatable obstacle course, mini golf, cookie decorating, candy, crafts, food truck lunches, and more. Learn more at their Facebook event page.

SCHUHART’S MOVEMBER BREWFEST
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19 from 5-10pm
WHERE: Flatstick Pub (map)

12 breweries and 5 cideries will do battle in this beer judging competition… with you as the judge! $2 from every pint sold during the event is donated directly to the Movember Foundation. Learn more at their Facebook event page.

Get done with your event before 8pm? Then swing by Temperance café and bar to experience fall from 500 feet in the air. See you there!